A Year in Review: 2015 December 31, 2015 | Wow, what a year! I can’t even begin to tell you guys what a whirlwind of excitement, projects, creativity, stress and gratitude this year was chock full of. I write this post with the most grateful heart and know that a “best of 2015” post wouldn’t even exist unless you guys even came here to my little piece of the web in the first place. The blog has taken on a new life in the past 365 days and has brought me opportunities that I never dreamed would be possible. I’m able to share what I love (fashion, home decor and DIY) with you guys, connect with so many amazing women from all over the world, and yet still be a full time stay at home mom to my sweet gal. Tapping on these keys to publish a post never gets old to me and wow that’s amazing…I’ve found something that I truly love. A huge thank you and a big bear hug to YOU for coming here every day, your support means the absolute world to me. Moving on from the sappy and on to to highlights… Top Home Posts of 2015: #1: Master Bedroom Reveal Our One Room Challenge where we transformed our “builder beige” bedroom into a calming and serene master retreat was definitely the top post of the year #2: Guest Room Reveal Our One Room Challenge for the Spring where I took our dated guest room and gave it a bright and bold makeover was definitely a popular post this year too. People continue to pin that hot pink bamboo dresser, which is also one of my favorite things in the room! #3: Front Living Room Reveal You guys seemed to like our Formal Living Room reveal as much as I did. I don’t like to play favorites, but I really really like this room! Top Fashion Posts of 2015: #1: Blanket Scarf Tutorial You guys were just as confused as I was as to what to do with a Blanket Scarf. Thankfully we have figured it out together! If you’re still in the dark see THIS POST on how to wear a blanket scarf 5 ways. #2: Workout to Weekend Wear This was one of my favorite posts of the year as well, because I love good + functional clothing. I worked with Carbon 38 to show you guys how to transition non-traditional and fashion forward workout wear to street clothing just by changing out a few key pieces. I love the term “athleisure” and that’s just what this post was all about. #3: My Mom Uniform Taking note that you guys really liked this super casual and not much of anything special outfit. In the post, I detailed my “mom uniform” and what pieces I throw on for a busy day chasing a toddler. Are these posts something that you’d like to see more of? Top DIY’s of 2015: #1: DIY Tassel Heels #2: DIY Activity Table | Ikea Hack #3: DIY Faux Orchid Planter Definitely my favorite DIY of the year! Top Instagrams of 2015: #1: Guest Room Snap | 1,300 likes #2: Chiffon Dress Snap | 1,200 likes Similar Dress by the same brand HERE. #3: Anniversary Sale Fitting Room Snap (items still in stock, see below) 1,100 likes Hi-Lo Sweater | Black Skinny Jeans | OTK Boots (on sale!) Personal Highlights: See below as to what these images have to do with my favorite memories from 2015! 1. Changing from Charming in Charlotte to Style Your Senses What a scary move to make….a complete “re-brand” and “re-imagine!” Thank you so very much for sticking with me through it, embracing it and telling your friends to read and follow. Style Your Senses feels right to me and I’m SO happy that I switched over. 2. Turning 30 I never really believed people when they said that 30 was good. Real good. And now I do. I loved 30 and learned SO much this year…mainly about myself. I’m so much more confident in who I am…not only as a wife and mother, but also as a friend, daughter, blogger, etc. I know who I am and I know that some people will love me and some won’t. And I know that that’s OKAY. More about this next week. 3. Champagne Brunch Party for BHG What a total dream it was to plan a champagne brunch party for BHG.com. Still pinching myself that they trusted me to fully imagine, curate and create a party to be featured on one of my all time favorite sites. What the what? 4. BHG Stylemaker in NYC Wait so you mean BHG actually liked the party I planned for them and decided to invite me to Stylemaker in NYC?! Seriously out of a dream. Being amongst BHG editors and some of the most talented bloggers in the country was a honor that I’m not quite sure I deserved! 5. Sailing With the Scotts How I ever ended up on a cruise ship with The Property Brothers is still a mystery to me, but man it was FUN! I had a blast hanging with the guys (see more about them here) and some pretty amazing blogger babes for an entire week while sailing to Mexico and back! 6. People. One of the major highs of blogging for me is connecting with amazing people. I can’t tell you how many women from across the country that I’ve met through blogging that I can now call friends. What an incredible “job” I have to be surrounded by like-minded creatives who are so supportive and push me to want to be better and do better. I’m so blessed that these two beauties are local to Charlotte, too…love me some Simple Stylings and designPost Interiors! 7. Deck Makeover with Home Depot I’ve completed more than my fair share of makeovers this year, and this one ranks pretty high on my list. We partnered with HD to give our poor poor pitiful outdoor deck a much needed makeover and we truly loved the result. It’s definitely the project that we’ve gotten the most joy out of and have really loved eating dinner al fresco, roasting s’mores and entertaining our friends on our new deck. 8. #rsthecon Loved being in Dallas surrounded by some of the most fashionable women from across the world at #rsthecon. It was such a treat learning from the best and meeting some pretty incredible bloggers from around the globe. The two beauties in the photo (Style Cusp and B Soup) might be two of my favs 😉 9. NYFW Being able to attend both Spring and Fall Fashion Week Shows this year was so dreamy. For the February shows the hubby pulled off the most insane surprise for my 30th and flew me there on a whim for some major VIP treatment. Read about that HERE. For the Fall shows, I chose to go up and preview some of my favorite designers collections’…it was such an amazing time! Thanks again for your support in 2015! I cannot wait to share my goals and plans for 2016…they might surprise you 🙂 Cheers to a safe, happy and healthy New Years. Love you guys!