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January, You are Welcome Here

Karin Rambo of talks about the slowness of January.

Karin Rambo of talks about the slowness of January. Karin Rambo of talks about the slowness of January. Karin Rambo of talks about the slowness of January. Karin Rambo of talks about the slowness of January. Karin Rambo of talks about the slowness of January. Karin Rambo of talks about the slowness of January.

The last few weeks feel like I blinked and they were gone. Somehow January always seems to be that way.

Everything is so quiet and slow.

The holidays are over and the snow has set in…

and it’s so quiet.

Before I know what’s happened, it’s almost over and we haven’t accomplished much.

I’m beyond okay with that.

After the holidays, I need January.

This morning, my hubby told me to sleep in and to take some time for myself (he’s kind of the best).

It was so gray and snowy out so I decided to bundle up, put some Walter Mitty soundtrack on, and go for a walk.

It was so enchanting watching the snow fall and to feel the cold air on my face.

It was a moment of such amazing clarity for me.

And I realized how happy my little life is, even when it’s hard.

I need to take these moments more. To choose to see my happy life for what it really is.

Thank you January.

Until next time,


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  • Reply Cassandra

    Love your hat! I’m so glad you commented on my blog – because yours has become one of my favorites.

    January 25, 2016 at 4:24 am
  • Reply Alissa

    I really love January, not only because it’s my birthday, but because I think everyone needs this month to recharge!
    The Adored Life

    January 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Rebecca N

    This January hasn’t been the best for me so I will be glad to see it end. Usually I like January’s clean slate, resetting of diet and goals for the year.

    A quite walk through the snow is good way to refocus. I love my walks! I will be happy once some of our snow melts so I can get back to walking. Have a great week!

    January 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    That sounds like a perfect way to spend a snowy day, relaxing and informative. Love this winter look as well, you pull off that hat so well!

    Clothes & Quotes

    January 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Amy Jones

    Great way to look in style throug the cold winter, wonderful looks, great pics

    January 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Denay DeGuzman

    I’ve always been a big fan of black ensembles with a mix of white and grey. I love your beautiful photos as well as your personal style. And I absolutely adore that cute sweater vest. 🙂

    January 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Cara

    What a great reminder to stop and take all the beauty in around us. You look amazing and I love the vest 🙂

    January 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Chrissy

    I feel the same way about January, though I am truly ready for February!
    Love the Walter Mitty Soundtrack!
    happy Monday xxx

    January 25, 2016 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Valerie Hansen

    Love your outfit, and I am ready for Jan to go…it seems to drag on ha…I am a summer and spring girl. I live in the northwest where it’s rainy and cold most of the winter..I need to move!
    Thanks for sharing

    January 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Haha! I hear that from a lot of people. 🙂 I’m one of the few that enjoys the winter!

      January 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    It’s so nice to hear someone praising these wintery cold months. I don’t even live on the East Coast anymore and I’m tired of hearing all of their complaints. They should all be able to enjoyed their “forced” days of relaxation!

    January 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Haha definitely! I think if you see it in a positive light it will become positive!

      January 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Kamara

    Gorgeous photography! I love your monochrome look and that striped top especially.


    January 25, 2016 at 8:32 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Kamara! You are so sweet!

      January 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Shann Eva

    So awesome of your husband to let you sleep in and have a little alone time. Us moms need that sometimes. We didn’t have the big storm here, but we have plenty of snow too. I love that vest!

    January 25, 2016 at 9:06 pm
    • Reply Karin

      He seriously is the best! And it came at such a needed time. Thank you Shann!

      January 25, 2016 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    Love this post (and your chic black outfit). January can be a bit of a bummer for me – the holidays are over and real life sets in again. But it starts with lots of possibilities, and can make for such a wonderful month if you take in the moments (and get some me time, of course). Me time is something that doesn’t come natural to me. It makes me feel guilty, which is absolutely stupid. So I’m working against that at this point in time.

    January 25, 2016 at 9:11 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Jenn! I know that feeling as well, but a few years ago I made a choice to start seeing January and February as positives. It really has helped my perspective! And you should definitely take some me time… I know it’s hard, but you deserve it!

      January 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Daniela

    I love this … the perfect way to describe January. Your way of writing is so beautiful and clear!

    January 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Daniela! You are so sweet.

      January 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply andrea

    i love how you look in black, my dear…. 🙂

    January 26, 2016 at 1:46 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Andi! It’s my favorite. 🙂

      January 27, 2016 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ Lauren, Etc.

    It snowed in Alabama on Friday for the first time since we moved here. This was actually the first time in my entire life that I experienced snow where I call home. And it was amazing. As soon as the rain turned to little slow moving flakes, I started jumping up and down, yelling ‘it’s snowing! it’s snowing!”. I spent practically the next three hours staring at the window, happy as a clam. That evening, I put on my boots and all my layers, and took my dogs for a nice long walk through our apartment complex which had now become a winter wonderland. It was freezing, but everything was so beautiful, and I just kept thinking about how happy I was to be in that moment. In that moment, I was feeling very blessed to be experiencing January.

    January 26, 2016 at 2:17 am
    • Reply Karin

      Oh how fun! I love that! Snow can be so magical… especially when it’s paired with the perfect soundtrack. 🙂

      January 27, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    These are beautiful, clear pictures. You must have a wonderful assistant. 🙂

    January 26, 2016 at 3:06 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Rachel! And I do… my husband. 😉

      January 27, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Viviene Kok

    January was a pleasant one, great start to the year and yes hope your February is as good as January 🙂 Happy Tuesday Karin!

    Real Life Nerd //

    January 26, 2016 at 3:40 am
    • Reply Karin

      Agreed Viviene!

      January 27, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Maria

    I feel the same way about January. The holidays burn me out. I need a gray, cold month. For me, it’s a perfect time to stay in with the kids and bake, color, drink tea, and watch lots of movies. But we have somehow fallen for the lie that we’re supposed to PRODUCE every day, every season. It wasn’t that way long ago, and it’s certainly not beneficial now. The weather serves to remind us that we should all have “snow days”!

    January 26, 2016 at 5:50 am
    • Reply Karin

      Definitely Maria! LOTS of movies. 🙂 I appreciate a day where nothing gets done except memories being made.

      January 27, 2016 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Love this look – perfect for the snowy weather!

    xx, Hannah

    January 26, 2016 at 9:04 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Hannah!

      January 27, 2016 at 10:25 pm

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