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And Laughter Under the Sun

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At age 9 my biggest concerns were whether or not we’d win the kickball game and which overalls I would be wearing for the day ahead. At age 19 major anxieties came from what tattoo I’d be getting and the fear of getting caught drinking underage. Now, as I enter my last year in my twenties, my main worries are if we are raising Remy to be a good human being and whether we should be putting more money in our savings account.

There are still days when I feel like the insecure, naive 19 year old girl with so much to prove. I wish there were more days where I felt like the 9 year old, tall, lanky girl with not a care in the world and a lighthearted attitude. What I hope for year 29 of my life is an understanding with myself that there’s really nothing to prove to anyone, and that they’ll be more days where I’m carefree and embrace the spirit of that 9 year old girl. I’d like to take with me a small part of that child-like innocence that both the 9 and 19 year old girls had. But as I’m entering this next stage in my life, where I’m secure and confident in the person I’ve become, what both previous versions of myself and the current version all have in common is that I am the only person that can be me and own it! Why prolong the ownership of someone I’m proud to be and just be me. Quirky, goofy, a bit of a flake – that’s who I am. For this next year I want to embrace all the little intricate idiosyncrasies of myself and revel in the fact that while I like who I’ve become, I can continuously grow into a better version of myself.

So here’s to 29! May it be a year of acceptance, of joy, and of laughter under the sun!

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one.two.THREE

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This week Fabulously Average celebrates its 3 year blogivesary! Let’s pop bottles, y’all! No but for serious, I am still in shock from the growth, transformation, and sheer awesomeness this blog has had within the last three years, heck within the last year!

I have to say, this last year of blogging might have been the best year yet! I might not have had as many blogging opportunities as the next blogger, but I’ve also never been prouder about the content that I’ve shared within the past year. From sharing my maternity style, to what I’ve learned thus far as a mother, to my journey in living a healthier lifestyle, the material I’ve gotten to share here on FabAve is something that I can truly be proud to represent! Not to mention the newest addition to the family, the ever so popular Miss Remy Maryn

While there are days where I suffer from my bout of blogger envy, there are far more days when I’m excited to share a piece of me and my life here on FabAve.  Within the last year you might have noticed that my strictly fashion/style blog become something more – a lifestyle blog. With the birth of my first child, I knew I had to change the dynamic of FabAve in order for it to truly be a space that reflects my life as a whole not just my style. This past year I was able to share with you my journey through pregnancy, introduced a couple new series (Real Talk & Thankful), and can say that I am all around happy to come back here every day to share my average, yet fabulous life! 

And finally, I wanted to thank you all, my fabulous readers, for coming here and reading my story! I am truly grateful for the friendships I’ve made (both virtually and IRL), the advice you’ve given, and the kind words you’ve shared with me this past year! I appreciate the love and support and I’d like you to know that it never goes unnoticed! 

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Happy birthday, Fabulously Average! Let’s knock this next year out of the park! 

See how FabAve celebrated year 1 and year 2

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Wearing: ASOS dress [similar] | F21 kimono [similar] | F21 floral headband [similar] | Target booties

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FabAve Turns 2

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This week Fabulously Average celebrated its 2nd birthday! That’s 200+ outfit posts, 12 recipes (need to up that), and at least 125 sarcastic comments all in one place. That’s a lot of style and a lot of snark! It’s strange to think that I’ve been sharing my life, my style, and my cynicism for the past two years. While there have been days where I was ready to throw in the towel, I’m happy I’ve stuck with it and continued to share the things that I love. This past year was rather difficult for me - what with reaching a plateau in regards to blog growth and the discouraging feelings that come along with that, experiencing the emotional rollercoaster that is pregnancy, and the ongoing frustrations I’ve had and expressed about my work life - it’s been a rough one. But with the constant encouragement from readers, family, and friends I’m getting through it and feel like I will come out stronger on the other side.

After attending the Arizona Blogger Conference I’m excited for the new direction and the new confidence I have for both this blog and my life. I’m about to experience such an exciting (and stressful) time but I’m ready for it wholeheartedly. I feel like I have so much more to offer y’all and I’m eager for what this next year has in store. It’s like I’ve turned a corner and I’m ready to express and tell my story.

Fabulously Average is a lifelong evolution and I sense that my voice will be shifting with the changes that are about to take place in my life. This will continue to be a place where the average girl with the everyday budget can come and get inspiredthat will never change – but FabAve will naturally be changing as I become a mother. I hope that you continue to come here to hear my stories, to watch my life and style evolve, and grow with me. 

You’ve all become an extended family and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cannot express how grateful I am for your continuous support and how special you make me feel on a daily basis. Here’s to another year of living a fabulously average life! Thank you! Gracias! Dankeschön!

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This is how we celebrated last year:)

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Currently Craving: Birthday Wishlist

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With my birthday a mere week away (what?) I thought I would share some of the things that I’m currently lusting over. You might notice that I have a thing for accessories right now. It might have something to do with the fact that I refuse to try on clothing, but that’s neither here nor there. If only I weren’t on a shopping ban, I would buy myself each and every item above. If only…

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Phoenix-based life and style blog by Joanne Mason. Lets embrace all that is fabulous in our everyday, average lives, shall we?


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