As I started thinking back over the last year for this post, I have to admit I can’t even remember if some of these things really happened in 2018. (Is that a sign of old age?) So, these are some of my favorites from the last twelve months as best I can remember. . .
Favorite change to our home: Thankfully, there were no major renovation projects this year but the smaller changes we made were a lot of fun. Changing out the lighting above our kitchen table and the addition of a patterned sofa were my top picks. (More to come on the new sofa later this month.)
Favorite Amazon purchase: Believe me, there were a lot of orders to choose from, but most of them were for the kids. . . My personal favorite were the faux topiaries I ordered for our porch last Spring. They’re holding up beautifully and I feel like I’ve already got my money’s worth.
Favorite book: I’ll go with The Summer I Met Jack. I love historical fiction and this felt like the perfect Summer read–especially if you have any interest in the Kennedys. (You can see more of my original review here.)
Favorite fashion find: Do the world’s most comfortable pajama pants/joggers count? If not, I pick the Who What Wear line from Target. Trendy, great prices and I’ve been able to find several cute midi dresses. (I always find a ton more online than in my store, by the way.)
Favorite beauty finds: I’ve already mentioned several of these in previous posts but I feel like they’re worth mentioning again because I’ve stuck with them consistently over the past year. Rose hip oil is my new favorite facial moisturizer and the best thing I’ve found for removing eye makeup easily. (Side note: I recommend this brand. I tried another one and the smell was gross. I don’t even really notice this one having a scent.)
Favorite podcast: I’m hooked on the Big Boo Cast, which is basically two 40-something-year-old moms talking about nothing with lots of technical difficulties in the mix. I’m pretty sure it would be exactly what my podcast would be like if I had one. . . They’ve quickly become my favorite laundry room friends.
Favorite adventure: Even if it was only for a few days, going to Aruba (by ourselves!) was such a treat. We loved where we stayed, the island jeep adventure and floating in clear blue water for hours. Happy times.
And a few personal highlights: In my “real life”, I’ve loved another year of singing with my church choir and the friends I’ve made there. I also had a great time in NYC with my best friend Katie celebrating our birthdays. And, the year ended with us surprising the kids with a Disney cruise for their upcoming Spring break. Their reactions were worth the ridiculous amount of money this trip is going to cost (I think).
Anything else you want to know? :)