01.01.2015

2014 Recap

I’ve never been one to feel nostalgic at the New Year mark. I’ve always forged ahead and had that “never look back” mentality. Yet, as I started thinking about compiling a post with our favorite posts from 2014, the nostalgia kicked in. Having celebrated my 31st birthday Tuesday, I was asked what the “highlights” of my year were. I struggled. Not because I couldn’t remember all the amazing times, but because some of the more challenging times had become more salient in my mind. Having battled some uncomfortable health problems the last six months of the year, I found myself entrenched in thoughts of those struggles. As I looked through our archives of posts I was literally jolted. This year was an amazingly blessed year, filled with much travel (an all time favorite “hobby”… any thoughts on how to make this my full time job?!), joyous occasions of celebration (clapping sounds for Allison with her Master’s completion), healthy eats, and fun fashion. I quickly put away my “world’s smallest violin,” and gladly cheers-ed to a wonderful year and an even better 2015. Thank you for joining us on this journey! I guess I’ll leave it with…

To Be Continued in 2015….

food recapBreakfast Bake | Burrata Salad | Farmer’s Market Salad | Turkey Waffle Sandwich | Panzanella Salad | Blueberry Pistachio Granola 

rose and ice cream                                                         Backyard Rose Tasting Party | Skinny Ice Cream Sandwich Bar

IMG_3187Galentine’s Day Celebration 

IMG_41952014 kicked off with a trip to Costa Rica

IMG_3677A special Valentine’s Trip up to Carmel 
IMG_4305A 4 year anniversary trip to our old stomping grounds: San Diego 

IMG_7386The addition of a new little bundle of joy (Captain) and numerous trips up to our home away from home Los Olivos/Santa Ynez

hawaiiTrip 1 & Trip 2 to Hawaii

caboA Fourth of July Celebration in Cabo San Lucas Mexico 

palm springs sister tripPalm Springs Sister Trip!!

IMG_1511Santa Barbara Weekend
IMG_4991A Friendsgiving in New York

summer outfitsBlack Romper | Stripe Skirt | Pink Cut-offs | Coverups | Little White Dress | High Waisted 

blank canvasExperimenting with an all black & all white canvas

blacka denimThe MOST frequently worn pair of jeans 🙂

IMG_7035AND… a very special accomplishment in Allison achieving her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy!