2016 has been one great year!
It was filled with fun memories and experiences, learning points and firsts… So many ups and a few downs.
I am sad to see it go, but excited to welcome a new year, 2017! I wanted to share some of my favorites from 2016 as well as a few more personal memories, before heading out to celebrate tonight!
P.S. To read any of the original posts mentioned, just click the photo and you’ll be redirected :).
My first blog post – January 2016
It’s been almost a year now since Poised Avenue was born, and these photos are from my very first blog post. It was so exciting to take these photos, knowing I would be able to upload them to my blog. Plus, it was such a fun trip! If you’re in SD and you need a good spot to eat, check out Caroline’s Seaside Cafe (I believe that was the name). It is on the campus of University of San Diego- the views were beautiful and the food amazing!
One of my favorite (and first) recipes on PA – March 2016
One of my first ever recipes I posted to Poised Avenue was for these cute Easter cupcakes. I absolutely love how they turned out and how easy they were to create! They are so fun for Easter, or spring in general.
A Trip to Mammoth – April 2016
These two photos were taken on one of my families annual trips to Mammoth. We go every year for my dad’s birthday, but this year I was more excited to go than ever because I knew it would make for beautiful blog photos! I was right… these are still some of my all time favorites! Also, this trip we found really cool hidden hot springs… they were gorgeous!
A Trip to Colorado – June 2016
This trip was one of my favorite vacations ever. It was so much fun! We drove from home to Vegas, to Denver, stayed in Denver, drove to Veil, to Vegas, and then back home. We visited the Rocky Mountains, something I have always wanted to do, and explored the city, went to a few Giant’s games and went to Coors Brewery. Denver was such a cool place and the Rocky Mountains were breathtaking.
Poised Avenue’s First Brand Partnership – June 2016
Yay! Poised Avenue’s first ever brand partnership. I had so much fun working on this post and with Stitch Fix!!
Hawaii Vacation on Oahu – July 2016
This was also one of my favorite ever vacations! Hawaii was so pretty and relaxing, with so much fun history. We went because my brother was on a travel hockey team, so we had so many friends with us, too. I miss the warm, shallow beaches and crystal clear, turquoise waters so so much!!
Poised Avenue’s First Ever Blogger Collaboration – August 2016
I had so much fun working on my first collaboration with blogger, Morgan, from Timeless Taste. She gifted me this gorgeous wide brim hat from Nordstrom, I love it and it was so fun to style!
My 22nd Birthday – November 2016
This photo was taken three days before my 22nd birthday (it was actually taken on my sister’s birthday). What’s funny is that while writing this, I actually wrote out in the title “My 21st Birthday” to then realize I was 22… OMG. Is this what it’s like to be old?! I might need a calculator on my next birthday at this rate.
And So Many Other Things…
Above are just a few great things that 2016 had brought with it. But, it also brought me so much more. I’ve gained more families to work for and sweet kids to nanny, fun trips with Shaun (SF, SD, Denver, Palm Springs, Lake Arrowhead), I bought my first car, and of course, I started Poised Avenue! I am sure there are so many other things that happened but I can’t remember right now haha!
I have so much hope for 2017 and I have a feeling it will be a good one!
So, the countdown to 2017 begins! Have a happy and safe New Years Eve everyone!!