Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Recap | Sept.Oct.Nov.Dec

Hello! Welcome to Part Three of my 2014 recap! You can view Part 1 and Part 2 if you're feeling really adventurous and interested in some light reading.

  - We went camping with some friends and broke out Blake's tent.
  - I did a lot of crafting. I started personalizing our apartment and made my mom a running bib and medal holder
  - Celebrated our 6 month wedding anniversary!
  - Went to the beach some more. I mean would you really expect anything else living in Florida??
  - We took a trip up to Alabama for the Alabama vs. Florida game and went to Sam Hunt/Chase Rice concert the night before
  - Had my first girls night since I moved here! I don't know who was more excited: Me for finally making friends or Blake for getting out of the apartment.
  - I made my first homemade meal! BBQ Chicken Pizza.

  - I made my first burlap wreath! It was more-so for Blake so it was Alabama themed
  - I also made some decor for our kitchen. Really I painted three wooden letters and stuck them on the wall but hey, it turned out super cute
  - Blake had his hometown friend who just graduated from Ft. Benning come up for the weekend. We thought only two of them we're coming. Oh, no. There were FIVE of them!! Oy.
  - Made a super yummy queso dip that is so easy I could probably make it with my eyes closed.
  - Went to a thing called Mullet Fest where Blackjack Billy and Dustin Lynch were performing and poor Dustin got a beer can thrown at his face. And because of that he'll probably never come back to Fort Walton.
  - Went to Freeman, MO (Blake's hometown) alot, alot, alot. Well for a whole week really. It was pretty exciting because I finally got to witness actual fall weather and trees changing colors. Definitely took advantage of it on the ol' gram.
  - Another successful meal for me: Creamy Tomato Tortellini

  -Tried my ways with Chili and Cornbread and it lasted us for an entire week. It was delicious so I really can't complain
  - Started doing book reviews: Gone Girl, If I Stay, We Were Liars, and Uglies
  - Learned how to stay motivated from my fellow spouses and shared it with all of you :)
  - Premiered mine and Laura's link-up #HashtagHumpDay! Btw, you should join us tomorrow.
#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

  - Blake and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving together with all of our friends down here
Weekend Wrapup | Recovery Mode - Thanksgiving Day

  - I made another wreath: Holiday and Glitter themed :)
  - Another book review: Wedding Night
  - I found some more additions for our apartment and created a little mini sign with our wedding date
  - I donated blood and went to my first Bazaar/craft fair. Of course I supported the fellow crafters and bought a few holiday items
  - Made a second attempt at making meatballs: Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
  - Went home for the holidays to see my fam!

2014 was definitely a great year for me! I can't wait to see what 2015 will hold for my new family. I'll be sharing my goals next week :)

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  1. You are so talented and crafty, lady! I'm super impressed!

  2. Wow, you've been busy! I can't wait to see all of your crafty posts and read up on your book reviews! I used to share my favorite books, too.... but then I got way to busy to read. I'm trying to get back into the groove with Gone Girl though. Two chapters in and so far, so good, haha.

    Also, totally random that I never noticed until you order coffee sleeves from me, you live in Fort Walton Beach! So crazy to me because my family would vacation there every spring break when I was growing up, and I absolutely love it there!

  3. Looks like a great end to the year. Love all of the crafts that you did!!

  4. What an exciting year!! I am loving all the crafty things you have made for your home, especially that Alabama wreath! Roll Tide!! :) Seeing the pics from Destin and PC are making me miss it, we are so close but haven't visited since Spring. :(