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Happy New Year X Unlikely Martha in 2017


Happy New Year virtual friends.  This is the 6th time I’ve had the pleasure of creating a Happy New Year post and each year I  have grown tremendously from the previous year. As we welcome 2017 this year is no different than it’s predecessors, growth is an amazingly, incredible thang.

Despite a tremendous amount of unrest in the world during 2016, I found myself in a way I’ve been dreaming about for many years. Like on a MAMA I MADE IT type vibe. I pushed myself personally and professionally in a way I knew existed in me but had been too afraid to act on. One day I woke up and decided I didn’t want to be afraid anymore and went for it and I haven’t looked back. I am so incredibly excited to see what happens in 2017.

So, what does 2017 look like for Unlikely Martha? Glad you asked.

I’ve been blogging for quite some time and I admit to having lost my own voice in the feeling of having to keep up and stay relevant. Well 2016 taught me that I’m no longer concerned with that. As I perused old blog posts over the past few weeks, I’ve come across pictures of my children as babies, the stress and tears I’ve shed during major life changes we’ve experienced over the last  six years and I’ve been reminded of why I do this. I’ve managed to subconsciously document our life journey and if I never get another click or like having these things documented is worth more than anything.

2017 will be a return to documenting my life in a way that is useful to you. I will be 38 in a few weeks, at this stage in my life I’m always looking for new books to read, stores to shop at, ways to simplify my life, to find balance, and create a warm and inviting home for my family.  Not to be outdone with the practical, lipstick shades, the best fitting skinny jeans and local places with the best margaritas and appropriate methods of “turning up” for this point in my life are still priority.

In 2017 Unlikely Martha will be

  • A place for you to find new recipes and meal plans
  • A place for you to get fashion, home and beauty inspiration
  • A place where I will return to my love of photography sharing my journey with a photo project
  • A place where I continue to open up and be vulnerable sharing my wins and losses in life and business
  • A place where keeping up with the Jones’ will never trump my desire to stay real and relevant in my own way
  • A place to remind you it is important to get in face to face time with your homies and those you love. A good party is always in order
  • A place where I hope to inspire  you to “keep house and stay fly” whatever that looks like to you and your life

I don’t want to be goals. I want to inspire you to live your best life on YOUR terms. My greatest desire is for you to take my content and figure out ways to make it work for you. WE are all just trying to figure this out day by day, step by step. No perfect Instagram feeds here, I’m dedicated to sharing my reality in 2017.

Yes, there will be relevant sponsored content. I have bills to pay as you do, however it is my goal to only bring relevant sponsored content to this space. As I embrace video more in a strategic manner be prepared to see my face and video content more as I expand my reach onto Youtube and other video outlets. A dedicated FB group is also in the works where my vision is to have women support one another in parenting, entrepreneurship and life in general so stay tuned for info on that.

I am so tremendously thankful for all of you that continue to come here and interact with me on my social channels. I only have one ask of you in 2017, If I create a piece of content that resonates with you would you please take a minute to hit the share button. I would love to see this space grow in 2017 as I create useful content. I will love you forever!

Again, thank you so much for your support over the years. I am tremendously grateful.

*Lift your virtual wine glasses with sparkling cider, wine, hard liquor or whatevs* Cheers to 2017. I wish you the very best in all of your endeavors!!

H A P P Y      N  E W      Y E A R ! ! !

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12 Comments

  • Trina says: January 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Yes to all of this! F the Jones’! Just think this is the space where we met almost 6 years ago! Cheers!
    Trina recently posted..Reflecting on 2016 and Plans for 2017

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  • Erika Ward says: January 2, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Just imagine how much more you will enjoy blogging with your new perspective and improved focus. Love lots, Babe. You’ll always get my clicks and likes 😘
    Erika Ward recently posted..2017 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR: GREENERY

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  • Sonya Kendall says: January 2, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to reading your posts this year. I love your home DIY posts. You inspire me to get to work on my home. ☺
    Sonya Kendall recently posted..2016 Reflections….2017 Intentions

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  • Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com says: January 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Happy New Year! I really enjoy reading your blog, Mimi. Congratulations on 2017. I know 2017 is going to be your BEST year yet!!

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  • Aracely says: January 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to continuing to follow along. So excited for the future.

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  • Lauren says: January 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Love all of this and your blog! Glad that we got to meet in person and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store. Proud of you lady.

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  • Farrah says: January 2, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Happy New Year MiMi!! So excited to see what’s in store for you and the blog!!

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  • Clarissa says: January 2, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Okay! This totally resonated with me as I too have decided to go back to basics with my blog, meaning go back to the personal posts. The universe is up to something because I’m not the only blogger feeling the pull to return back to documenting the things that are important to us. Incredible! Cant wait to glean from your posts Mimi.

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  • Christiana says: January 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    hi, just found your blog through pinterest,, a friend recommended you. I just subbed!!!!! Looking forward to 2017 as well.

    p.s.
    I also turn 38 next week!

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    • Mimi says: January 7, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Hey girl hey!! Glad to have you. Thanks for taking the time to follow my little home on the web. I appreciate it!

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  • Jas says: February 8, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Love waking up to an email alert from Unlikely Martha!

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    • Mimi says: February 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Awwwww!! I love to hear this. Thank you for reading all of these years.

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