Back From Break + 2 Announcements!

September 8, 2016

Hi friends! After a couple of weeks of absence here at Small Town Soul, I am BACK! I didn’t expect to take a blogging break, but lo and behold, it happened! Read on to find out why. During my break, I also planned out a few changes for the blog, so come find out what’s going to be happening from now on. I’m back from break and ready to share 2 big, awesome, exciting announcements with you!

Back From Break

Announcement #1

When Caleb and I got married, he moved in with me, into a rent house that I had been in for almost 2 years. We knew we wanted to buy a house, but that wasn’t something that was a wise immediate decision. Instead, we sat down and wrote out a list of our wants and needs, and then we prayed over that list. We prayed, and prayed, and prayed. We live in a small town, so houses for sale aren’t exactly taking over the town. In the end, we narrowed in down to two houses we were interested in, but we still weren’t in a place to buy one.

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Then, God stepped in. To make a long story short, we were able to get the better of two houses for an awesome price and the financing worked out perfectly. We got everything on our list that we wanted and needed, and now we have a home to call our very own! As of August 31st, we’re officially homeowners!!! 🙂 🙂

Back From Break: New Homeowners

Announcement #2

It’s a good thing that we now have a bigger house because …

Back From Break: Baby Announcement

That’s right; WE’RE EXPECTING OUR FIRST BABY!!! Yay!!! We are so super excited!! We found out a few weeks ago, told our families and a few friends, then finally made it “Facebook official” last week! We feel so so so blessed and we are very excited for this new adventure! While meeting with our midwife for the first time last week, we heard our little one’s heartbeat. There is no better feeling! Also, shout out to our kid for having the coolest pregnancy announcement ever. 😉


When I started this blog back in June, I didn’t think that it would become such a big part of my life so quickly, but I fell in love with blogging. Over the summer, I had lots of time to blog, create graphics and printables, and invest in Small Town Soul. However, with becoming a homeowner, finding out we’re pregnant, and just re-prioritizing, I’ve come up with some changes for Small Town Soul. Of course I’m going to continue blogging; I can’t stop now! I love my readers and I love sharing my posts with you. For the past several months, I have been posting three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Now, that will be changing. I will now be posting only twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday. This will allow me time to develop even more new content for you and will prepare me to slow down once baby comes.

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I am so excited to finally share these announcements with you! We’re officially homeowners, we’ve got a baby on the way, and some new changes will be coming to the blog. All this is going to be wonderful; there is no doubt in my mind, and I hope you’ll stick with me through all of it! 🙂

Now it’s your turn! Any big news or big changes in your life? Share with me and we’ll celebrate together! 🙂

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  • Alyssa Dawson

    September 8, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Look at all these fun new changes! Congratulations to you on BOTH! Such a fun time in your life! Enjoy every bit of it!

    1. smalltownsoul

      September 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Thank you so much, Alyssa! It certainly is a fun time and we’re loving it! 🙂

  • Marette @ Floradise

    September 8, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Congratulations! So many wonderful changes.


    1. smalltownsoul

      September 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Thanks, Marette! Wonderful changes, indeed! 🙂

  • Elizabeth Ann

    September 8, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Congratulations on the new baby and house! So excited!!

    1. smalltownsoul

      September 9, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth! We are so excited! 🙂

  • Rachel G

    September 8, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Congratulations on both parts of the big news! How wonderful for you guys! Your life is definitely getting more exciting!

    1. smalltownsoul

      September 9, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Thank you so much, Rachel! Yes, life is getting more exciting by the minute! 🙂

  • Shann Eva

    September 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations! So much excitement! I love your pregnancy announcement…it is the coolest. I can’t wait to follow along on your new journeys as home owners and parents.

    1. smalltownsoul

      September 9, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Thanks so much, Shann! We worked really hard on that announcement! Haha 🙂

  • Kristin

    September 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

    That’s awesome, Abbey! So happy for you guys on both counts! Your announcement is so cool!

    1. smalltownsoul

      September 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Thanks so much, Kristin! We thought it was pretty awesome! 😉

  • Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    September 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

    WHOAAA CONGRATS, Abbey!! A baby is DEF a huge announcement. ANd I lovelovelove how you went about it, too – so creative and fun!

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    1. smalltownsoul

      September 13, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Yay!! Thanks so much, Erica!!! We loved getting to create this announcement!! 🙂

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