WHEW! What a year 2019! I don’t even know where to begin. Olivia started school, we continued partnerships with many amazing brands,we traveled to new places, a new pup joined my moms fam and so much more.
Every year these posts get me crying. While there were many low points this year, the highs always out weight them. To be able to do what I love is all because of each and every one of you. I have been blogging for such a long time and over the last month really reflected on what I want this space to be next year. I will be honest, I got into a pretty big rut the last month. I was not posting as much on my blog, I was not inspired and at times, flat out lazy! I am very hard on myself and when I get to these places, I really focus on the negative. Taking the step back was needed though to reinvigorate my passion and start 2020 running. I have so many hefty goals for 2020 and I will be sharing them with you soon. Now lets get to the recap!
We took a pause from traveling in January since our schedule was pretty packed for the following months. We spent a lot of time at home, I started Faster Way to Fat loss and got myself organized. Traveling does inspire me, but spending time at home was just what my family needed.
First stop Charleston! My mom had always dreamed of going to Charleston so I was SO excited to take her. We pretty much ate our way thru town and loved EVERY second. Later that month we went to Florida to visit my mother in law. Drew and I made a stop at the Four Seasons in Miami for a little getaway before we met up in Sanibel. Olivia loved spending one on one time with her grandma.
March was another low key month when it came to travel, but we had LOTS of house projects including our back patio with At Home! We soaked up the gorgeous spring weather in NWA and got ready for lots of travel ahead.
In April I attended the Reward Style conference again and got to see so many of my friends in the industry. After the conference my mom, liv and i partnered with the Four Seasons in Scottsdale Arizona for a fun trip! We absolutely LOVED This trip and the dessert weather was perfection. I may have gotten stung by a few cactuses haha, but the trip was incredibly relaxing for everyone.
We celebrated Mothers day and went on a 2 week trip! Our first stop was in Orlando where we met up with my friend Lauren and her sweet daughter at the Four Seasons Orlando resort. We had such a blast and hope to make this a tradition. Of course we went to Disney too! After Orlando, Liv and I hoped in a car and drove to Miami to meet drew. We stayed at the Four Seasons again and celebrated Mothers day there. The next morning we boarded the Royal Caribbean for a Bahamas cruise to Cococay! This was our first time to go on a cruise and working with Royal Caribbean! We had SO much fun and hope to cruise again in 2020.
In June we partnered with the Four Seasons again at their STUNNING Bahamas location. This property was absolutely breathtaking and if you EVER get a chance to visit, Do it! It was one of my favorite trips of the year. About a week later, Liv, my mom and I hopped in a car and DROVE 16 hours to meet up with my sisters fam for national dance competition! We made a pit stop in Atlanta to visit Lauren and her fam again too. I honestly love road trips and plan to do more of them in 2020.
July is always SUPER busy because of the Nsale! We always drive to Dallas and my nieces came along for the ride too. Later that month I flew up to Park City for the first Gibson Look project of the year!
Olivia started Kindergarten and she is thriving! She loves school so much which is absolutely amazing. August is also when the City Safari collection launched with Gibson Look! I had three pieces in this collection that were on Nordstrom. These opportunities are incredible and make me pinch myself each and every time!
I attended NYFW with Drew! I have been going to NYFW for over 5 years now and it will ALWAYS be my favorite trip to plan outfits for. I shot with Yash this year and we had so much fun being creative this season with our shoots.
My favorite month of the year! Fall is my jam and truly the most inspirational for me. I met up with my girlfriends in Park City for our annual girls trip and then my mom and Liv flew up to meet me at the Montage Deer Valley for a collaboration. We love our fall girls trips! I actually flew right back to Park City a week later to shoot another Gibson Look collaboration. Later that month Drew, Liv and I went to Big Cedar for a bit of leaf peeping. The night we were away, a tornado hit our home town. We are SO thankful it was not worse, but there was a lot of terrible tree damage across the area. It is still being cleaned up and so sad to see.
November was full of lots of fall content and the second Gibson Look collaboration! This time it was Gibson Glam and I had two fabulous pieces in the collection. So thankful for the Gibson family! November was also Olivia’s 6th birthday! I threw her a Paris themed party and we surprised her with a trip to Paris!!! November was also the first full month of my mom and Jake adopting Jack!
Of course the biggest highlight of December was our trip to Paris. This trip was incredible and there are not enough words to explain how much Olivia loved it. Truly magical
Thank you guys again from the bottom of my heart for all your continued support. It means the worlds to me and I hope you have a very blessed and amazing NYE!! Lets do this!