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I’m all about a fresh start with the New Year here, but how can we move on without celebrating all of the amazing things we accomplished in our house last year?
Here is a simple month by month play of a few of my favorite things from 2016.
From food to family and home renovations – 2016 was a wild ride, so I am breaking this into two blog posts!
I should have given these a better name (sweet low and slow chicken wings?? what was I thinking) To long! I should have called these “Melt in your mouth, sweet and sticky, cooked low and slow, then turn the heat up to caramelize chicken wings that you will smash” 🙂
Yes, much better. Make these this weekend! Recipe is HERE.
I opened up 2016 by looking back on 2015 in the most honest way possible. Revealing to you all how much I struggled with anxiety, and how it came to a head in 2014. You see, behind the house projects and pictures of smiling kiddos – there is a mom trying to keep up with it all. And failing a lot, attempting to do my best and realizing at the end of the day that you cannot do it all. You can read all about it HERE.
Crazy But True Popcorn is talked about a lot here on the blog. If you are new here, it is the most scrumptious popcorn you will ever put into your mouth. We stop in more than we should admit, and I do not see that changing anytime soon. P.S. buffalo ranch, midnight rolo and cheddar cheese are our family favorites! Check out the post HERE, and their website HERE (they deliver!!)
Look at Owen’s little feet not touching the floor (insert baby fever) (totally kidding) But really, this was nearly 3 years ago since we starting renovating out home and it is crazy to think that at the age of 30 this is the second fixer upper under our belt. Read all about that, HERE.
In 2016 we welcomed Max into our family – and he has brought so much joy into our day. His nursery was the only room in our house that we had to buy everything from scratch and it was so fun to piece it all together! Check out his mood board that eventually came to life, HERE.
I cannot let this walk down memory lane go by without mentioning these waffles that kept us full and happy every single morning (it felt like) in 2016. Hands down, the best recipe for belgium waffles HERE.
Our oldest son, Brody, suffers from Ulcerative Colitis. A disease that affects his day to day. A disease that we one day hope to kick in its ass! You can read all about his journey, HERE. This post has all of the links to every blog post I wrote about his experience with U.C.
Candy filled s’mores changed the way we, well, s’mored around here. You must make these!! HERE.
Even more sweetness, Maxwell John-Joseph Thome entered our world and now we cannot imagine our world without him in it. The best addition to our crew. HERE.
Our front and backyard is the largest (most expensive) project to date. I’m walking into 2017 saying good-freaking-bye to these over the top yard projects. Ah, it feels good to say that. HERE.
Max’s nursery turned out better than we had ever expected it to. We have to thank this shiplap wall for truly being the show stopper. Want to build one yourself?? It could not be any easier, follow our tutorial HERE.
6 more months to go over for you guys! I hope you scroll over to the right side of the screen and have fun searching through our archives. Over 5 years of projects and life to go through. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy!