2015 Year in Review: {April, May, June}

As we're approaching another week closer to the end of 2015, I've got another recap post of April, May and June!

~MG and I returned from our anniversary trip to Punta Cana and I recapped our amazing time there {here, and here}

~Had a blate with Christy and Holly--getting to meet Holly for the first time was awesome! Can't wait until she visits again!
~Celebrated our anniversary weekend with a super delicious dinner in DC after meeting up for the blate
~Made a delicious and easy recipe: sun-dried tomato and roasted asparagus pesto penne

~Talked about April 15- "That Sucks Day"

~Celebrated my friend and coworker's baby shower

~Got my first Rocksbox and did a review
~Spent a weekend in Philly with MG's family--got to see all the family, pick out our guest bathroom cabinet and countertop, and meet the neighbor's little baby kitten

~Had a double blate with Christy and her husband, The Pilot--our husbands totally hit it off and were insta-friends
~Bought a spiralizer and discovered the magic of zoodles!
~Got our zero gravity chairs and enjoyed a ton of time in them on our deck...and with wine

~Redid the entire basement, including painting that entire room ourselves, and getting trim, carpet, and flooring installed; the change was amazing. Go here to see the dramatic before and afters. Bye bye mauve, 1980's carpet!

~Started re-doing the guest bathroom and getting rid of the linoleum and hideous orange paint

~MG's parents came to visit
~Got addicted to the show Bloodline--if you haven't watched it, do it!

~Painted the bathroom--bye bye orange!
~Did a post on Things to Do in Virginia

~Wrote some funny Bachelorette recaps
~Got new furniture for the basement, including a power reclining sofa (oh so comfy!)
~Went to the Mount Vernon beer festival at the Mt Vernon estate with friends
~Had the last day of school/work for the summer!

~Got my first romper and fell in love with it
~Had my first pool day of the season
~Got our new huge tv for the basement and put together the console table

Looking back, a lot happened, and this may be picture overload (and it could have been worse--I pared it down a lot!) The summer months are some of my favorites, which will be in my next post: 
~July, August, September~


  1. I had forgotten how much progress you made on your house this year! It looks so good! And your trip to Punta Cana... still jealous! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. I can't wait for the new season of Bloodline to come back, that and HOC - come on Netflix!!! Your basement is so awesome (weird to say I know!) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. love! i mean punta cana - hard to top that one haha. and your basement and bathroom look awesome! what great progress! also we totally need to chat when bachelor starts again!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. The Coop photobomb is my fav pic... and again all the house stuff! So fun and so amazing the difference.

  5. Your basement looks amazing!!! So many fun things this year!

  6. Looks like such a great year! Well the parts you've highlighted. I remember some of these posts! Your basement and bathroom look great :)

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  7. So many fun things! I can't wait to go back to Punta Cana and I love your basement!

  8. What a fun couple of months! I love how you've updated and modernized parts of your house! It really makes a difference :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  9. Ahhh I remember your trip to PC and of course those zero gravity chairs. I need to get a set for our patio!

    Green Fashionista

  10. I am cracking up over here about getting a romper as making the list, I mean it is hard to find one that fits right? That one is adorable on you!

  11. I spy a Philly trip!

    Love your basement and the bathroom. Good stuff!

  12. You had such a great year! My husband and I would love to go to Punta Cana one of these years. Your basement before and afters are also amazing!

  13. You've been so busy this year! The house updates are exciting - I'm still obsessed with your basement.

  14. That was a busy few months!! All your house updates look awesome! We have orange (with actual sparkles in it!!!) paint in our bathroom too, I can't WAIT to paint it a more muted color. I've been thinking about a spiralizer.. what else can you spiral other than zucchini? I feel like I'd get tired of zucchini quickly.

  15. sounds like you had a good year, hope the next one is good as well :)

    danielle | avec danielle

  16. I've heard so many wonderful things at Punta Cana, and it sounds like you had a great time celebrating your anniversary there! Y'all did so much renovating during the second quarter of the year and it all looks great! I definitely don't think that I would have been able to do what y'all did!

  17. The trip to Punta Cana sounds amazing!

  18. Nothing tops Punta Cana! Definitely my favorite place ever and definition of heaven on earth..I love how your basement turned out...so pretty!

  19. I want to go to Punta Cana!! Jealous!! This is a great post!! I may have to do something similar!!

  20. I love that you painted with shades of grey! I painted the interior of my entire condo grey (except for my bathroom- I painted it mint green!)I even got all grey bedding! Love your decoration choices!!

  21. Your basement reno has turned out so great, you guys should be proud!

  22. So many great posts in the past year. Can't even believe how fast it went. Glad you were joined the Blogger in Review link up.

  23. Looks like it was a great few months! This year has just flown by, can't believe the summer is in review already :)

  24. I love that I'm in both of your recaps! YAY friends!!! Also I definitely thought our blate with Holly was last year...oops!

  25. You had some awesome posts! I am still so jealous of your Punta Cana trip! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  26. Ok we're going to have to hang out in 2016 so I can make your year in review lol!
    I wish I was in punta Cana right now. Trish - tales from trish

  27. i want to go to punta cana. it looks beautiful! are you blogging the bachelor this season? i'm looking for people to co-host with or even linkup.


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