2015 has been an absolutely amazing year. So much happened (!!!) but I still can’t believe we’ll be on to a new year in just a few short hours. I’m so excited for everything 2016 holds in store but for now, CHEERS TO 2015! The year I saw my brother marry the love of his life. The year I watched my sister star in a musical she wrote. The year I cheered as Chet earned his PhD. The year I got engaged. And the year I packed up my Subaru and moved down to the very southern tippy-tip of the U.S. of A. I’ve made so many wonderful memories this year with my friends and family.
Having a blog is such a cool way to look back and reflect on all the neat things going on in my world over the past year. I’ve never been too great at life documentation. The commitment of keeping up a scrapbook seems over-whelming. I’ve tried to pour my heart out to diaries and journals to no avail. At the end of the day, I like writing and creating for other people. Not just myself. So, thank you! Thank you for checking out my corner of the internet once in a while. Thanks for reading what I have to say! It means the world to me…and it encourages me to write things down, cherish my memories, and feel blessed with good fortune.
I promise to keep posting in 2016! I hope you’ll swing through (and say “Hello!” if you do). But now, as we close the books on 2015 here on the blog, I’d like to take a look back at a few of my favorite posts from this year!
15 favorites from 2015:
Life Lessons: Handwriting A memory of a childhood decision inspires me to take a more assured path to self-improvement.
No-recipe Recipes Meals to turn to again and again when you’re too lazy to get fancy but too awesome at ballin’ on a budget to hit up a restaurant.
4 Career Building Tips for the Newly Hired How to make the most of your big kid job.
Restaurants are not Food Culture A lot of my year was spent working on the local food scene in Lexington; this post was inspired by the people, places, and food I encountered along the way.
My Reverse Bucket List There are tons of things I still want to do but sometimes it’s fun to reflect on the things I already have!
Photo Diary: Wedding in Savannah, GA Andy and Dawn get hitched!!!
We’re engaged! Chet asked me to marry him (on his own birthday no less!) and I SAID YES!
We moved to Miami! I left behind The Bluegrass State and now our home is in The Sunshine State.
5 Tips for Writing Killer Emails Sometimes you just gotta address your pet peeves via a blog post!
Showing off my new home workspace! Now that I’m working from home I thought it was important to create a functional and rad work station.
Full. The Musical My sister is a bad-ass. That’s all there is to say!
It’s my birthday!!! (+50 facts about ME.) I turned the big 3-0 this year and also shared some little nuggets about myself for y’all to enjoy.
I stopped paying women compliments on their appearance and here’s what happened. This was my most read post of 2015!
November Stitch Fix Stepping out of my comfort zone and taking a whole LOT of selfies in front of a full-length mirror…what can I say, I love Stitch Fix!
Delightful New Orleans Wedding Our dear friends Carrie and Ganer tied the knot and we had a blast celebrating their love.
And a few awesome guest posts:
DIY: Peppermint Christmas Wreath Katie Nedvidek showed us how to make an adorable holiday wreath on a budget.
In Defense of “Go Set a Watchman” Katie Berger shared her thoughts on Harper Lee’s new book.
I talked to a woman for 4 hours on the train. Rachel Wigginton told a super touching story about an encounter with a stranger.
mid-week round-up #44 Adam Swanson took the reins for a link lovin’ Wednesday feature.
Cooking up a taste of home. Sheryl, Ashley, Katie, and Carrie tell us the foods they prepare for a little taste of home.
Happy New Year, my loves! I hope you find lots of delight in 2016!!! ❤