2016 was a great year.
It was the “year of less” and I simplified a lot of stuff in our home. (More on that next week!)
It was the year that I let you tour our home.
What It Really Looks Like on a Daily Basis
It was the year that I shared all of our holiday home tours with you as well.
It was the year that we went on several weekend getaways.
Atlanta, GA - January 2016 (Georgia Aquarium)
Atlanta, GA - February 2016 (Atlanta Zoo)
Atlanta, GA - May 2016 (Dave Matthews Band Concert)
It was the year that Olivia had tubes put in her ears… and boy, did it make a difference for the better!
It was the year that we celebrated Olivia’s second birthday.
It was the year that I celebrated one year of blogging!
It was the year that I celebrated my 34th birthday.
It was the year that we finally got our potty-training issues straightened out with Jacob by... throwing him a Poo Poo Party! You just have to read it to believe it. Lol.
It was the year that Brian and I made a pact to go on one date night per month and we blew it out of the water by going on 14 dates!
Dinner & Christmas Concert
It was the year that I was offered my first blog partnership and did my first sponsored post.
JORD Wood Watches - Summer Arm Party
JORD Wood Watches - Fall Fashion Staples
UncommonGoods - Five on Friday - Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
It was the year that we had our best beach trip ever!
Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 / Days 5 & 6
It was the year that we celebrated Jacob’s fifth birthday.
Birthday Letter - Age 5
Party and Family Celebrations
Party and Family Celebrations
It was the year that we put Jacob in a big boy bedroom.
It was the year that I shared several new yummy recipes with you.
Vodka Strawberry Lemonade
It was the year that I shared several fun DIY projects with you.
DIY Christmas Card Holder
It was the year that we took our first trip to the mountains with the kids and had the best time ever!
Georgia vs. Auburn Game
It was the year that I participated in my first blogger exchanges.
It was the year that I challenged myself to wear something different every single day for the entire year and succeeded. And stay tuned... the December recap will be up in early January. :o)
It was the year that we celebrated all the holidays!
And since it wouldn’t be a Five on Friday without five things, I thought it would also be fun to recap my top five most viewed posts of 2016. Instead of starting with one, like I usually do, I’m going to start with five and work my way to number one. You know, because it’s more fun that way! ;o)
F I V E – Holiday Home Tour + Link-Up
This post is currently at 840 views and growing. I thought it might be a popular one as I’m sure most of you love a good home tour like I do, plus, who doesn’t like Christmas?!
F O U R – Home Tour Tuesday - Olivia's Room
This post is currently at 853 views and growing. It’s one of my favorite rooms in our house, so I was happy to see that you guys enjoyed this room as much as I do!
T H R E E – Home Tour Tuesday - Playroom
This post is currently at 893 views and growing. Another one of my favorite rooms in the house! Y’all love a good home tour!
T W O – Home Tour Tuesday - Room Roundup
This post is currently at 1,383 views and growing. It’s a roundup of all of the rooms in our house after I did each individual home tour. So basically, it’s our entire house at a glance.
O N E – My Pregnancy With Olivia in Chalkboard Signs
And finally, this post was my most popular post of 2016 by a landslide. It is currently at 11,118 views and still growing. Each week during my pregnancy with Olivia, I made a chalkboard sign and wore a cute maternity outfit to document the pregnancy. This post shows each and every chalkboard post from 13-39 weeks, and it’s one of my favorite posts I’ve ever done as well. If you haven’t checked it out, you can see it here!
So there you have it – you guys love home tours, and you love baby stuff apparently. I wish there was a way for me to do more of those kinds of posts for you, but unfortunately our entire house is decorated and we are done having babies. Hehe. I guess I’ll just have to see what else I can come up with for 2017.
And finally, before I go, I do have to mention that my most viewed post of all time is still my very first blog post that I ever did back in 2015 – Olivia Cate's Pink & Gold First Birthday Party. It’s now at 93,772 views and still going strong… thanks, Pinterest!
Cheers to 2017!!