2014 Recap: {Oct, Nov, Dec}

I can't believe that there's only one more day of 2014 after today, but what better time to finish up my last recap post than right before the end?

-I participated in the Blogtober link-up and discovered a ton of blogs, and met some great new friends through all of the fun post topics! (Hey Biana, Jessi, Emily,...!) 

-Got my Louis lovers!

-Cooper turned 6! My little pup is growing up!

-Tried out some new recipes

-Visited our friends in Minnesota, got to see their adorable little boys, found out they are pregnant again, and got to go to the Vikings game!

-Visited MG's family in NJ and saw his sister's new house (which inspired us to do more work on ours haha)

-Discovered an amazing brunch with penny mimosas in the area and spent 3 hours there with these pretties:

-Painted our entryway, the ceiling, and the trim, and got new lights throughout, and then got a new carpet runner for the stairs which has MADE the space:

-My bloggy bestie Shay gave birth to her beautiful baby, Nicholas!

-Painted and redecorated the guest room

-Went to some local wineries with a group of friends and had a blast

-Hosted our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple, in our new house!

-Put up our Christmas lights around the house, our decor inside the house, and our tree with all of the ornaments I got at my bridal shower the year before

-Celebrated MG's birthday up in Philly, and then down here on the actual day

-Took advantage of a ton of Cyber Monday sales, particularly at Loft!

-Watched lots of Christmas movies, sent out our first Christmas cards, wrapped presents, and enjoyed having the Christmas tree lights on to set the holiday mood every night

-Went to friends' holiday parties almost every weekend

-Resolved the be a Better Me and have stuck to all of it!

-MG and I went on our 4th annual pre-Christmas dinner at Old Ebbitt in DC

-Drove up to Philly to celebrate Christmas with MG's family (first Christmas morning that we woke up together in the same place)
still need to recap this but we only got home yesterday!

-Went to NY to meet up with friends and spend the night enjoying the city and good company

-Tomorrow we'll be celebrating the New Year with a group of friends!!

That's it for 2014!! It was quite the memorable year, filled with the excitement of our wedding and buying a house, and being surrounded by the best of friends. Here's hoping 2015 is just as special and memorable! I hope all of you have a wonderful New Year!


  1. I'm so happy to have found your blog in the last half of the year and so excited to see what 2015 has in store for you...can we talk about two louis for a second...LOVE!! Hope you have a wonderful NYE and New Years girl!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. The guest bedroom turned out amazing and it looks like 2014 was a great year for y’all!

  3. What a great year you had! Love your Louis... gorgeous! And your guest bedroom turned out amazing! I'm trying to redecorate mine right now and I might steal some of your ideas... I love those curtains!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. Great, epic year! It has been such a blast to watch your life unfold before you and be a part of your special moments. Can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for all of us!

  5. Great 2014! Can't wait to see what awesomeness will come your way in 2015!

  6. Looks like you had a great last couple of months of the year! So crazy this year is basically over! Can'[t wait for 2015 :)

  7. PENNY mimosas??? You've got to be kidding! That is seriously the BEST.FIND.EVER! :) Also, your spare bedroom looks fabulous! Love those colors!

  8. 2014 has definitely been a great year! Loved looking back at it through your review posts over the last couple of weeks. So fun!:) Definitely looking forward to seeing what wonderful things 2015 brings:)

  9. Looks like you guys had a great year!!!! Love the guest bedroom I have curtains very similar and I love them :)

    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

  10. oh hey girl! Thanks for the shout out! lol Cooper is too cute! Looks like you had a fabulous past few months and hoping you have a great time celebrating NYE tomorrow!

  11. Just found your blog, so fun to read! I love stumbling across other newlyweds going through so many of the same things. Also saw you came to Minnesota and watched a Vikes game (my poor husband is a die hard fan, I accepted living in a state with a terrible football team years ago ;-) ) hope our chilly state treated you well!

  12. You have had an amazing year! Love what you did to the stair case. That is amazing! Enjoy tonight! xo

  13. Penny mimosas?! Those sound amazing! It looks like you had a wonderful year! Happy New Year!

  14. Oh wow! Your guest room looks fantastical!!


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