2017 Recap and 2018 Goals

Friday, January 12, 2018

It's crazy to think we are almost through the first half of January.  I'm not sure how that happened, but it did and here I am finally posting about my major events in 2017, top 2017 blog posts and my goals for 2018.  Better late than never, right?

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who supported me in 2017 and who continues to support my blog.  I love when you can relate to something I've written or when something I write is helpful.  Thank you again for sticking around and reading, commenting and following me and my family! 

Top 10 2017 Blog Posts:

#10 Emma Grace's Birth Story

# 9  It's Date Night! with Kona Grill

#8   How My Miscarriage Made Me A Better Mom

#7   A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party   

#6   How I Save at Publix + Creamy Alfredo Garlic Chicken Pizza

#5   Coffee is My Love Language + Our Coffee Bar

#4   Beach Bag Essentials | Toddler Edition

#3   Baby Shower Brunch {On A Budget}

#2   The Perfect Snack for Holiday Gatherings

#1   Excuse the Mess, I have Toddlers | 3 Tips for a Tidy Home with Toddlers (most viewed for 2017)

Big Life Events in 2017

I made friends!  Ha! This may sound silly, but I was still new to my MOPs group and made some really incredible friends throughout the year.

My oldest was on the cover of the 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival Guide! This will be so much fun to go back and show her one day.

My husband and I celebrated our 5 year "date-iversary" and one year of marriage.  We even celebrated my 30th birthday in Washington, D.C.. And followed that trip with a New Kids on the Block concert!

We went to Disney on Ice...twice! Blogging brought a lot fun things to do in 2017 and I am so thankful.  This also included Sesame Street and Marvel Universe Live!

We traveled! Three trips to Texas, one to Kentucky, one to Washington, D.C.  One of those trips, was my first kid-free trip to Dallas with a good friend.  

My Abuela visited us for a month and it was the best time.  She was even around for my oldest 3rd birthday in May.  My youngest turned 2 in November and we celebrated with a carnival themed birthday party.

We went to Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium several times.  We had more play dates and outings then I can count and loved every single one.

Charlotte was dedicated at our church and Emma went to Vacation Bible School for the first time.

We had a miscarriage late Summer, which resulted in a D&C.  Shortly after, we evacuated Florida for Hurricane Irma.  While I was out of state, I got to meet up with fellow blogger, Kelly, from OohBother.  She's amazing, so be sure to check her out! 

Emma started soccer for the first time and I started taking photos for friends, which was outside my comfort level.  Taking blog photos is one thing, but actual mini sessions is another.

My girls dressed up as Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck for Halloween, we spent Thanksgiving in Texas and had the best Christmas to date!

There is so much more we did here and there in 2017, but I would be writing all day!  It was a good year!

2018 Goals 

I gained a lot of weight last year, for different reasons and big goal of mine is to live a healthier lifestyle.  I want to lose weight, but do it in a way that I keep it off and I want to include my family in this journey.

I want to dedicate more time to my blog during my free time.  I don't want to take away from any time I have with my girls.  This will be my last year at home with my oldest full-time since she will start school in August.

While dedicating more time to my blog, I want to write more about our life, things we do daily/weekly/monthly, things to do in our area and more.  I absolutely love when I get sponsored posts, but I don't want that to be my main focus this year.  I want to grow my blog.

I want to travel more in Florida.  There are so many neat things to do and see in Florida that is an easy car ride away.

I'm sure I will add to my goals throughout the year, but this is what I have for now. Thank you again for following along!

What are some of your 2018 goals?  What would you like to see more of on my blog?


  1. Girl, you had such a (mostly) amazing 2017!! I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriage and D&C. I can't wait to follow along with you in 2018.

  2. Great review of 2017! I LOVE those hot chocolate pajamas (my girls have them too!) and making friends is no joke!! Hope you have a wonderful 2018!