Monday, January 18, 2016

Favorite pictures of 2015

Today I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures of the last year! 
You can check out my favorite pictures of 2014 here!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Five for Friday

Hello and welcome to my Five for Friday! My first Five for Friday of the year! I am linking up with Cup of Tea , Della Devoted Bright on a Budget and Coffee With Caitlin!

1. Have you seen the new Star Wars movie yet? If not, you should! We've seen it twice and really enjoyed it! And to be honest, I would see it again!

2. And If you haven't seen the video of Adele doing carpool karaoke with James Corden, you need to watch it! It's so funny!

3. Since my dad's birthday wasn't going to be here on his birthday, we celebrated a little early with this cake! I had no idea what I was going to do when I started decorating, but I like how it turned out!
4. My friend and I went out for dinner Tuesday night. She's moving away this weekend so it was nice to catch up a little bit before she left! 

After dinner Amanda and I ended up going over to Michael's to explore for a bit and I picked up a few things! I had a 50% off coupon so I had to buy the washi tape. You can never have too much washi tape! And I always use letter stickers, and the flowers were cute, so I had to get those too!
5. And in case you missed it, I posted my 2015 in review earlier this week! You can check that out here!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 11, 2016

2015 in review

I thought I would take some time today and do a little recap of everything that happened last year! 

Nothing too noteworthy happened in January, I shared my chocolate chip cookie recipe, which, if you haven't tried it before, I would definitely recommend!
In February I shared a couple Valentine's day garlands (found here and here.)
I also shared a couple of recipes. Chicken and black bean enchiladas, and browned butter skillet cookie.
I shared some scrapbooking and my recipe for corn & black bean guacamole.
April started out pretty well when I announced that we were going to be traveling to Europe that summer! 

I shared my poppyseed muffin recipe
And then we had a scary few weeks when my dad was life-flighted to the hospital in Anchorage with a burst appendix. As soon as my dad called (10 1/2 hours after it happened. No thanks to his job who never called and told us!!!) I got on a plane and flew up to Anchorage to be with him.

In May I shared some pictures from when I was in Anchorage with my dad. We were able to get a little sight-seeing in once he was released from the hospital. 

We visited Turnagain ArmPortage GlacierWasilla and the Iditarod headquarters, and a few other sites!
In June I shared our trip over Memorial day weekend to visit my grandparents in Washington.

I also shared some pictures of the pretty flowers at my grandparents house.
I shared a recipe for a chocolate, raspberry, and peanut butter protein shake.

We also returned from our trip to Europe! And I shared our first day in London.
In July I continued on with the travel posts. I shared:
London day 2
London - Day 3 & The Harry Potter Studio Tour
London day 4
Paris day 1
Paris day 2
Paris day 3,
the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
and Mont Saint-Michel and Dinan!
It was fun for me to go through all of our trip pictures and share them all! It was definitely the trip of a lifetime!

And while I never posted about it, I started a new job which I have been enjoying.

There was quite a few fun posts from August!

I took a break from the travel posts and share my Sunshine VoxBox.
Then I continued with the travel posts. 

I started with Lyon, FranceMarseille, France, and then ended with Heidelberg, Germany
I also shared some more scrapbooking pages

We visited a lavender farm, took a trip to Seattle, and then we visited my grandparents again.
In September I shared a recipe on how to make cold brewed coffee.
I also posted about our Lake Cascade hike

I shared pictures from the Harry Potter party we had for my sister a few years ago.
And I shared some pictures of our fall decorations.

I posted a recipe for a southwestern chicken salad. Which is SO good and something we eat almost weekly!
In October my mom and I were in Wichita, Kansas for two weeks; and I shared some pictures from that. I did a post on the Wichita Botanica gardens, and some snapshots from Wichita.
I shared some pictures from our flight back from Frankfurt. And I did my first style post!

I didn't do a lot of posting in November, but I did post:

My 1 year blogiversary!

Our London itinerary Day 1 & Day 2 and Day 3 & Day 4.

and I shared a shopping haul.

I didn't do a lot of blogging in December either. I did post a recipe for quick and easy taco soup
Harry Potter Happy Christmas garland
And pictures of our Christmas decorations.

2015 was definitely a GREAT year for travel! I got to go on my first European adventure and we visited three countries, we went to Seattle, visited my grandparents a couple of times, and my mom and I went to Kansas for a couple of weeks. We flew in and out of Oklahoma City, so I am now able to cross Oklahoma off of my list of states I've visited!

I don't know what 2016 will have in store for us, but I hope it will be great!