A Blog Year In Review – 2017

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Happy New Year!

Can you believe that it’s 2018?! 

I don’t know about you, but I love the start of a new year. 

New goals.

New dreams.

New destinations.

A new baby.

(Had to throw that one in there! haha!)

Starting new excites me but I also love looking back on the past year! I think that looking back and reflecting on what went well and what didn’t is a great learning experience to take into 2018. I totally believe that you can learn something from every experience, good or bad, and I love reflecting on that when the year changes over. 

As for this blog of mine, I can’t believe I’ve been doing it for 2 years.  I can honestly say that I never expected it to turn into what it has and I’m so enjoying the ride!

This blog grew by leaps and bounds in 2017 as I attended New York Fashion Week, worked with some amazing brands/companies and had over 100,000 blog views this year.
I’m so incredibly proud, humbled and excited that you guys have loved reading it as much as I’ve loved creating it.


Last year, I did a year in review post on here and you guys loved it, so I thought I would do it again!
AND, to say THANK YOU, I’m hosting a couple of giveaways for THREE lucky readers to win! Make sure you read to the bottom of this post to see how to enter.

2017 Top 10:

1.) Most Viewed Post

2.) Favorite Trip

3.) Most Shared Blog Post

4.) Favorite Collaboration

5.) Most Shopped Post

6.) Most Loved Bump Outfit

7.) Favorite Outfit Shoot

8.) Most RE-Pinned Post

9.) Most Popular Travel Post

10.) Most Popular Decor Post

Now for the giveaways!
I honestly can’t thank you guys enough for reading, clicking on my links, shopping with me and just following along! I seriously love getting all of your messages, DMs, and comments! I feel like I have a bunch of girlfriends all around the world 🙂
One of the best ways I can say “thank you” is to gift some of you with a couple of my favorite things!
Here are the giveaway details:

Giveaway Gift #1 – Ted Baker travel set, Bare Minerals eye shadow palette, Real Techniques eye shadow brushes, Stella & Dot statement necklace

Giveaway Gift #2 – Stila eye & cheek palette, Real Techniques brush set

Giveaway Gift #3 – Real Techniques brush set

To enter: fill out the Rafflecopter below.
For extra entries – comment on this blog post with your New Years resolutions & comment on my Instagram giveaway image with something you’ve purchased in 2017 that I’ve recommended that you love!
Winner will be announced on 1/3!

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  1. Danielle Niheu
    January 1, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    So cliche…..but it’s time to get my butt back in the gym!

    • Ashley
      January 1, 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Always a good goal!! And no better time to start! Good luck girl 🙂

  2. ktvath
    January 1, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Resolution is to try to eat healthier- less chocolate ugghhhhhh

    • Ashley
      January 1, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      Oh my goodness….story of my life! It's so hard!

  3. Melody Fordyce
    January 1, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    My main resolutions are to read more and get back into yoga! 🙂

    • Ashley
      January 1, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Reading more is SO on my list too!

  4. Shaleez Ozlat
    January 1, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Exercise more and eat healthier!

  5. Wendy Redmond
    January 2, 2018 / 7:27 am

    Time management and being more productive, but balancing with family and friend life. Hoping your future *hopefully soon before baby* post will help me with this!!

  6. Stephanie Sousa
    January 2, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    My New Years resolution is to surround myself with more positive people. I really do believe people’s negativity can absolutely affect your mood! Here’s to being happier!!

  7. Erin Burns
    January 2, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    Be consistent in all things..diet, exercise, business…I have a tendency to start out strong and then fall off the boat!

  8. Diana Morales
    January 2, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    I want to travel more! It’s so hard with the kids. I feel guilty leaving them but traveling with them is so expensive. I would like to do one couples trip and one family trip this year. We are on our way to Disneyland now!

  9. Cassie
    January 3, 2018 / 3:49 am

    One of my resolutions is to be more intentional with my time. My husband and I are trying to make date night more of a habit too:)

  10. Kristy Poindexter
    January 3, 2018 / 6:13 am

    Im excited for the new year, new dreams, new goals! I'm revving up the new year getting things figured out how to pay for extra training to be certified in brow tattooing and lash extensions. Then putting forth some time & energy on my blog, going back to church and putting those lessons Ive learned in life to work! So lots to do this year!

  11. Staged2Sell NL
    January 3, 2018 / 11:28 am

    For New Years, I usually have a list of to dos for the first part of the year (specific house renos, work projects, recipes, and chores). But my big goal for this year is to get back to doing yoga 🧘‍♀️ and complete a motivational course to keep me positive over the winter! Great giveaway 😘 – Nicole pike young

  12. Amber Whalen
    January 3, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    Take more me time. As a new mom, it's one of the hardest things to do, but more self-love is needed for m to recharge!!

  13. Amber Whalen
    January 3, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    Take more me time. As a new mom, it's one of the hardest things to do, but it's needed to recharge!

  14. Caroline Pavlakos
    January 3, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Taking charge of my own decisions and not letting other people’s opinions get to me.

  15. Caroline Pavlakos
    January 3, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Not worrying what others think and to quit taking everything personally.

  16. Kristi Gauntlett
    January 3, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    I really want to work on drinking more water!! I have a real struggle to stay hydrated!

  17. Kimberly Verdine
    January 3, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I’m defintely getting my eating under control! Workin out is no problem for me because I love it! Eating is the hard part ��

  18. Tiffany Rittenhouse
    January 3, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    More me time for sure! With 3 daughters, I sometimes forget that I also need stuff…especially clothes! They shouldn’t be the only stylish ones in the house!

  19. Fides
    January 3, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    I need to be better at managing money!!

  20. Jen
    January 3, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Have more patience with my kids and make time for myself… the two probably go hand in hand!

  21. Jen
    January 3, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    Having more patience with my kids and making more time for myself… I think the two go hand in hand!

  22. Joni
    January 3, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    Lose weight and get healthy!

  23. Neilynne
    January 4, 2018 / 2:15 am

    New Year's Resolution – read more & eat more greens!

  24. Laura
    January 4, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Seems so easy, but my resolution is to make my bed everyday!

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