Hello 2018! It’s hard to believe we’ve said goodbye to 2017! I’m still sorting through my thoughts and goals for the new year. There are several areas where I want to see growth, but more than anything I want to press in to Jesus and continue what I started in 2017. I intend to write about my plans for the new year once I get them all sorted out.
Until then, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite things from 2017!
1. Rodan + Fields
I started using Rodan + Fields products consistently in February and after a lot of persuading my friend talked me in to signing up as a consultant in June. These products work! I love the way my skin looks and feels. I had a really hard time investing in my skin, but I’m so glad I finally did. These days I’m not ashamed to go makeup free! A few of my favorite products include the Reverse Regimen, Lash Boost and the mineral peptide makeup!
Um, I have a slight addiction to LulaRoe. I bought my first pair of leggings last February and I was hooked! I have quite the collection of leggings – Disney, holiday, black and regular every day prints! I also love the Sarah’s, Patrick’s, Irma’s and Carly’s. I love these clothes because you can dress them up or down! As a stay-at-home mom if feels good to put on something other than workout shorts or sweatpants!
3. Old Navy’s Rock Star Jeans
These jeans are a game changer! For real! I saw a fellow blogger recommend them and as much as I hoped I would love them, I had my doubts. You guys, I was blessed in the hip department so I am super picky about jeans. These jeans are so comfortable AND they look good on pretty much every body type. I loved my first pair so much I ordered another! You can get them here.
4. Our Fireplace
The best thing about these cold winter days – and we have had some brutally cold days lately – is our fireplace. We had a fireplace in our old house but it didn’t put out any heat. We never used it. Our new fireplace puts out heat and it’s been on 24/7! I’m currently writing this post in my favorite red chair by the fire place.
5. Bath and Body Works Candles
My favorite scent this fall was Leaves. This Christmas/winter I am loving Marshmallow Fireside! These candles are worth the money (although I never pay full prince!)
6. Coconut Mint Drop
I found a scent I love at Bath and Body Works this holiday season. Coconut Mint Drop is amazing! I stocked up! I will be so sad if they don’t bring this scent back next year.
I love spending an hour outside with my camera – it’s a great form of therapy. This year God exceeded my expectations and my little photography business thrived! I had so much fun meeting new families and capturing their memories. I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store!
8. Our Trip to Disney World
It was challenging at times but it was so much fun! I am so thankful we had the opportunity to take Jackson to the happiest place on earth!
And now to share my favorite TV shows, Movies and Books of 2017.
This is Us and The Crown were my favorite shows in 2017. John and I binge watched The Crown over Christmas break and I was so sad when we finished it. I heard there will be new characters in the next season and I have so many mixed feelings about that.
Beauty and the Beast was AMAZING!!!! I didn’t want it to end. I found myself smiling throughout the entire movie. I immediately downloaded the soundtrack and play it often!
Wonder was also an incredible movie!
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
The Tracy Crosswhite Series by Robert Dugoni
Different By Sally and Nathan Clarkson
Never Unfriended and We Saved You a Seat by Lisa Jo Baker