2016 Year Recap: Part 2

Life got very busy in May and June because we were in the midst of selling our house and purchasing a new home. Things went pretty smoothly with purchasing but we had a bit of a nightmare selling since three buyers went under contract and then for one reason or another backed out so it took about 3 months to sell. But there were tons of fun moments tied into the angst of selling our home.

If you missed it, here's my 2016 Year Recap: Part One.

I got lots of bestie time on the weekends while she was in town visiting. We most often went to Cocoa Beach but we also tried new things like Yoga in the Park one weekend and walked around the huge Farmer's Market Downtown Orlando.

I spent a lot of time browsing for home furniture and decor for the new home although we were waiting for our house to sell before making these purchases. I shared some of my favorite decor in this Home Edition post.

K and I traveled to Colorado at the end of May and I did a quick recap of our long weekend trip exploring Denver.

I apparently shared quite a few Fashion & Style inspired posts in the month of May.

I talked about my US Cities Loves and Lusts and got to cross quite a few lusts of the list including Denver, Nashville, and The Florida Keys. We have a trip booked for Boston early next year and I'm working on crossing the final city lust off my list which is Charleston.

I got around to sharing all the details of our Denver trip which was such a fun city to explore.

The bestie and I did a girls weekend getaway to Cocoa Beach with Lola in tow. It was the perfect vacation refresher before starting a new job.

We moved into our new house and I started the new job right around the same time so things were busy settling into both new environments.

I attended Kate's Gender Reveal Party and wore pink because I "knew" it was a girl! Funny enough more people at the party wore blue.

The Pulse Nightclub shootings happened here in Orlando in June which rocked our city in a bad way but it was heartwarming to see our community come together to support the victims and the LGBT community. I talked about my love for the city I live in ~ The City Beautiful.

I shared the recipe for one of my favorite Italian dishes - Chicken Marsala - but slow-cooker style. It was my first attempt at making it in a crockpot but it came out so much better than when I tried the traditional recipe as a novice.

We traveled to Jamaica for my cousin's wedding and I did a quick recap of our time spent there with my family.

Clearly my fashion posts slowed down but I talk about some of my Faux Fashion favorites.

I shared a recipe for Festive Rice Krispies Treats which I decorated in pink and blue for Kate's gender reveal party. I also made these for 4th of July in red, white & blue so you can really make them work for any "festive" occasion with the topping colors.

I got around to sharing the full details of our family vacation in July to Montego Bay.

I shared some of my favorite Girlfriend Getaway Destinations along with some cute gift ideas for the Fashion Forward Ladies in your life.

I attended my first Blogger Tasting Tour and got to try different dishes and drinks from 3 amazing local restaurants I had never eaten at before.

The event was hosted by Order Up Orlando which is a food delivery app for your phone and they really did a spectacular job with picking the restaurants and getting some food bloggers together to do the tour.

I capped off the month with a weekend trip to Canada to spend time with my family and attend our Family Reunion in Toronto.

Looking back, I clearly kept super busy but got to celebrate so many fun occasions and fulfill my passion for travel.


  1. What a year!!! So many good times, exciting new things, yummy food and amazing travel. Cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store for you beautiful lady!!

  2. Such a fun year! You did so many neat things :) Have a great rest of 2016!

  3. 2016 was definitely a good year for you! I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. so much travel and exciting "new beginnings" this year - i love it! i am jealous of the travel to tropical places too :) what a great kickoff to next year!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. You have me dreaming of spending the next few days in tropical locations... and fruity frozen drinks, too! womp womp womp.... I'll probably be here working. Sad. Loved the family reunion adventures!!

  6. You have had quite a year! So many big changes, great travel and fun friend time. Not to mention all the fun new blog stuff! I hope 2017 is wonderful for you and yours!

  7. I love that you got so much BFF time this year. Good for the soul!

  8. So much goodness in the second half of your year & big changes with the new job and new house! So jealous of all of your beach time with your bff!

  9. Man y'all really traveled so incredibly much during this part of the year, on top of moving into your new house and getting a new job! You're basically Wonder Woman! I remember being so excited to read your Denver recap because we were heading there in July!

  10. you had such a busy year! you really travelled a lot, which is awesome. can't believe you got the new house and new job at the same time, that must have been an intense time lol, but so many good things!

  11. Definitely your year of traveling girl! Also throw in the new house and new job thing and bam it's crazy busy! Awesome that you got to spend so much time with your bestie while she was here!