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2017 was a GOOD year – my highlight reel!

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2017 was a BIG year for me. I qualified for Boston, got engaged, bought a house, got married, honeymooned in St. Lucia and more. It’s going to be hard to top!

I’ve enjoyed reading so many 2017 recaps in the blog world and I finally have mine pulled together. It was so fun to reflect back on what happened over the past 12 months. To say that 2017 was the best year of my life would be an understatement. It was filled with SO many good things. (Yes, it was also filled with lots of stress too because of all those good things but at least they were good stressors!) It was truly an incredible year, and if you’d asked me five years ago what my life would look like today, I never could have imagined it would be this good. God is so good.

Let’s take a look back!

2017 Highlights

I launched the redesign of my blog! Read the post here.

I shared a “Day in the Life” showing how I fit in running and CrossFit, and it became my 2nd most pinned post of all time. Read the post here.

I finally did a video tutorial about how I curl my hair, after it being the most requested post for NINE years. Watch it here.

Tommy and I got engaged! Read the post & watch the video about how he proposed.

I hired an assistant to help with some blog and Beautycounter work. A mutual friend connected us and it’s been a HUGE blessing to have her. Thank you for EVERYTHING Liz.

I ran the Wrightsville Beach Marathon, placed 2nd in my age group and qualified for Boston. Read the post.

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I taught a social media class for a Skillpop Tour in Winston-Salem.

I shopped for wedding dresses with my mom. Read the post. See all the wedding dresses I didn’t buy in this post.

Tommy and I went to Utah for Memorial Day weekend. Read the post here.

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I bought MY wedding dress! Read the post.

I was in Runner’s World again!

I tried needling and scraping for the first time. It’s been a game changer for dealing with running injuries and I know get it done regularly.

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We took our engagement photos in downtown Winston-Salem. See more pics here.

We made offers on FIVE houses and finally got one! Read the post. Oh, and I got to live with my best friends for a week after I moved out of my apartment and before I moved into our house, which was AMAZING.

Beautycounter grew into something more than I ever could have imagined and the extra income was a HUGE blessing as we were buying a house and planning a wedding. Read the post here.

WE GOT MARRIED. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. Read the first post here and the second one here about why we only had one photo from our wedding day until December.

We honeymooned in St. Lucia. Seriously heaven. Read the post here.

We got the rest of our wedding photos! See them here.

We spent our first married Thanksgiving in Pinehurst. Read the post.

I ran the Mistletoe Half Marathon and placed second in my age group. Read the post here.

We went to Utah for my family Christmas party and a post-wedding celebration. Read the recap of our trip here.

We spent our first married Christmas together and celebrated New Year’s Eve with some pretty incredible friends who are like family.

And, of course, we’re grateful year round for this pupgirl.

We’re so blessed. I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

Thank YOU!

This blog is one of the biggest blessings in my life because of all wonderful people that I’ve become friends with, online and in real life, through it. I’m so grateful for your love and support, and for sharing in my joy this year. And a big thank you to those of you who have been reading for YEARS – it meant so much to me when you’d comment that I’ve never looked happier. And you’re right – I never have been happier.

I’d love to hear about your 2017 highlights! What was the best part of 2017 for you?

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    4 responses to “2017 was a GOOD year – my highlight reel!”

    1. What an incredible year for you! Cheers to an equally happy, love-filled and prosperous 2018!

    2. I love you, my boss lady internet friend that I hope to meet in real life soon!!! <3

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