Welcome back

 Hi and welcome back to Joie Girl!

I can't tell you how many times I have sat down to write this post. Life has been a whirlwind of change since I started this blog 3 years ago in Kansas City. We moved back to Texas a year and a half ago, and since then we have been busy getting settled in Dallas, and for me, starting a new job that I love. Dallas has much more to offer than we initially thought and I have been so excited to get to know this city more.

One exciting change that happened is that we closed on our own little piece of Texas! We got ourselves a fixer upper and we have been renovating (!) it over the past year. But don't worry, we still have lots of renovations left to go and I'm looking forward to sharing them here.

Perhaps the most exciting thing of all is that I started working at my dream job! Little did I know that when I started this blog after college, it would lead me to where I am today- at a job I love at Neiman Marcus. For those of you who don't know the story, I moved to Kansas City with my boyfriend after college, started this blog, made a friend with someone in a blogger group who suggested I post of their facebook page looking for a job. A photographer (and one of my favorite people ever) hired me to be her shoot assistant and stylist. Then she recommended me for a photography job for a retailer that I hold near and dear to my heart, where I ended up building them a retail site from scratch, photographing all the clothes, and managing the site. So when I found my job with Neiman Marcus as a merchandiser for their website, I know I couldn't have found a job better suited to me than this one. None of this was planned but I loved every second of the work I've done, and I truly feel lucky to work in a field that I am so passionate about and to have faith in following my heart.

I hope to get into a twice a week blogging schedule, sharing everything from outfits to recipes to things that inspire me. I've missed having a creative outlet and I'm so excited to start blogging again. If there is any content you'd like me to share, let me know! So here's to new changes, exciting opportunities, and feeding your soul the best you know how. I hope I can continue sharing my life with you on this little blog and that you connect with it in some way. Keep scrolling for some of my favorite posts...

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