Year in Review {Oct, Nov, Dec}

It's the last day of 2015! Where did the year go? 
I've really loved recapping the year--it's been so fun to take a look back at all of the fun things that MG and I did, and prepare for all of the fun that 2016 is sure to offer!

To wrap up the recap, I'll review October, November and December!

~My little Cooper turned 7
~I recreated a Pinterest look I'd been dying to get all the pieces for
~Went up to Philly and visited a couple of pumpkin patches with the fam
~Got my hands on an adorable tunic sweater at Loft Outlets
~Visited our friends in Minnesota and got to see the Vikings win!

~Did the Fall About Me post that was going around blogland

~Made these delicious sriracha teriyaki meatballs (and have made them a bunch since!)

~Talked about 5 things you need in your life, and found my new favorite Fall nail polish color

~Got a private tour of the West Wing of the White House from our friend who works with the President
~Reviewed The Royal We and The Selection Series--both of which I highly recommend

~Celebrated our friends' birthdays
~Had our first cozy night in the basement with a movie, cooper snuggles, a fire and wine
~Did a Bloggers to Blame post about all the things I've purchased because of blogger influences

~Went on several outdoor walks on the weekends since the weather was so nice
~Tried out the restaurant Lincoln in DC with our friends (a must go if you come to DC)
~Shared this super easy and delicious Mediterranean Orzo Pasta recipe
~Talked about the things that I'm thankful for

~Hosted Thanksgiving for 11 people and it was a success!

~Celebrated MG's birthday
~Bought way too many things during the holiday sales
~Made and filled out a Holiday Questionnaire

~Decorated for the holidays and got our Christmas cards mailed out
~Did my Year in Review posts

~Got addicted to the show The Affair

~Went to 5 holiday parties within 2 weekends
~Laid wreaths at Arlington Cemetery 

~Finally found a mirror for above the fireplace and am smitten with it
~Went on Winter Break from work, and had a Friendsmas dinner at our friends' place
~Celebrated Christmas with MG's family
~Went to NY to visit friends

And today we'll be celebrating the new year with friends at our place!
I hope your 2015 was everything you've wanted it to be, and that 2016 holds everything you're hoping for!
Happy New Year!!


  1. Love that you got to tour the White House! So exciting! Hope 2016 is just as wonderful!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. loved your pinterest look! and those books of course :) here's to 2016! happy NYE!

  3. Ok, I'm definitely trying that Cauliflower Chowder sometime in January! Cheers to an awesome 2015 and an even more fantastic New Year!

  4. Happy New Year girl, I hope 2016 is an amazing year for you. I have loved reading your blog and can't wait to follow along in 2016.

  5. I still can't believe that y'all hosted Thanksgiving for 11 people! I was stressing about Christmas for just 6 people! Your Minnesota trip looked like so much fun, and I know that y'all loved that it wasn't freezing when y'all went this year! Hope that you have a great New Years!

  6. Still jealous of your West Wing tour. So cool. Have a great one tonight! Happy New Year!

  7. Is that Essie color Merino Cool!? If not you should try it, it's gorgeous! Happy New Year!

  8. Looks like the perfect year! Happy New Year! Cheers to an even better 2016! :)

  9. What a fun last few months you've had, girlfriend! I'm still super duper jealous of your West Wing tour and can't wait to hopefully do it one day! So glad to have found you through blog world this year and can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for you! Cheers, love! xx

  10. You definitely had a great year with so many fun things the past few months! I love seeing all your clothing purchases, and book 1 of the Selection Series is coming to me from the library soon hopefully. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  11. Still loving that tunic on you from Loft! You sure had an amazing year, and love that you guys got to go out on the field at the Vikings game. Happy New Year's Eve gurlie and cheers to an even more amazing 2016 <3

    Green Fashionista

  12. I think my favorite is that you go to visit the White House but overall you had a great year celebrating with friends and family plus shopping when you could!


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