Sunday, July 10, 2011

Welcome! (1/23)

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Hello lovelies! I am SO excited to welcome you to my brand-spankin'-new little corner of the internet, babble + bloom. Over the past few months, you've heard me chat about the changes that I had planned to make in terms of my blog, Undergrad Fab. I have absolutely adored writing my blog for the past two & a half years, but when I graduated from college, I knew both my blog and myself had outgrown it, and it was time for me to make a change.

I knew from the very moment I started Undergrad Fab that someday it wouldn't be relevant for me anymore (note to future bloggers: do not title your blog with a time-sensitive name ;)) It took me months upon months to decide what to do. Ultimately, I realized this: I love to blog. I love what this blog has meant for my personal growth. I love (love, love, LOVE) the people I've met during my years of blogging, and I wasn't ready to give it all up. Thus, babble + bloom was born, as a permanent home for my writing and myself. A bloggy home that will fit me in whichever way I continue to grow (and bloom :)) in the future.

So here, I plan to do just what I've been doing for the past few years at Undergrad Fab. I'll still be posting outfits (you can take the style blog out of the girl, but you can't take the girl out of the style blog!), Sunday Morning Poetry, recipes, book + music reviews, just like I did before, with even more fun stuff than before. This isn't a 'brand-new-start-all-over' kind of change for me, but rather, it's a chance to grow. To let my blog be bigger, sweeter, happier, more colorful, more me :) 

So I hope you'll join me here, and we can start this new chapter together. 
I can tell already I'm in for one sweeeet ride :)

Of course, things here are still in progress. Right now, I'm working on my FAQ page, and I need your help! Ask me a question (about the blog, personal, silly, whatever!) below and I'll answer it here



  1. Hooray for you! Can't wait to see where this new blog takes you! :)

  2. So excited you decided to continue your journey. I can't wait to read your posts on this blog, too!


  3. How exciting! I'm so happy for you, and I LOVE the new blog. Adorable!


  4. I love this! The idea to capsulate your undergrad blog is fabulous... like a scrapbook of sorts you can "flip" through later and remember that time in your life.

    And I must say, the new blog is GORGEOUS! Love the name, the layout, the design, the thought behind it all. Brilliant :)

    Happy (belated) birth day, babble & bloom! Can't wait to see what's to come!

  5. Congrats on the next chapter of your blogging life, Mary! It is very exciting! I am excited to continue to follow you and your new blog! Love the design, too!

  6. MARY!!! First your blog looks AMAZING. Second - I can't thank you enough for my awesomely amazing bracelets. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Can't wait to pay it forward.

  7. Love the new blog Mary, thanks for keeping me up to date so I can follow you :)

  8. Congrats on starting the new blog! It looks great!