Today is my 27th birthday! While I don’t love that I’m officially in my late twenties, I’m beyond excited to see where this next year takes me. 26 was beyond good to me — Will proposed in front of both of our families on Christmas Eve, we continued to settle into life in Dallas and started planning our wedding on Nantucket, and I’ve taken lots of trips back to the east coast to see my family as well as all over the country to celebrate our friends’ weddings. I continue to work hard at a job I love that challenges me each and every day and come home to a fiancé and puppy I adore. Now if only my family would pack up their lives and move to Texas so I could see them every day too… All things considered, though, life is good!
This year we’ll wrap up planning our wedding (and get married three weeks after my 28th birthday), share more decorating progress on our home in Dallas, and continue to plan lots of travel! I’ll be unveiling my next 101 in 1001 list in September with 101 new goals I’m excited to tackle over the next 1001 days — this is a truly exciting time in our lives and there are so many projects I’m eager to take on both personally and professionally.
Every birthday gets me reflecting on the past year and no reflection on my life would be complete without thanking all of you for being such a big part of it. It’s pretty crazy to think that at 27 I’m still writing the very same blog I started in my Bucknell dorm room at 20 — I can hardly remember a time where I didn’t have this creative outlet to chat interiors, outfits, travel, etc. on a daily basis! Certainly my 17-year-old self couldn’t have wrapped her head around writing my blog and running an online boutique full-time and it’s only because of each one of you that that has become possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you to infinity and beyond for showing up here and enabling me to do what I love. I have some fun ideas up my sleeve for the next year but I always love hearing what you want to see more of so always feel free to comment here, snapchat me @designdarling, tweet me @mackenziehoran, or email me using the contact button above if you have a suggestion. Thank you for helping make 26 so great and cheers to the year ahead!
P.S. For the past five years, I’ve celebrated my birthday with a sitewide sale in my online boutique, Design Darling. Pop over for 20% off everything with code SUMMERLOVE now through Thursday!
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