Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

January 1, 2019

It’s officially 2019! And what better way to ring in a New Year then to reflect on the past year. If you follow me on Instagram then you might have already seen my 2018 Year in Review but I thought it would be fun to share it, well most of it, on the blog as well. The reason I say “most of it” is because I’m only sharing the photos here on the blog and not the boomerangs or videos.

Along with these photos, I also thought it would be fun to highlight a few blog posts from each month of 2018 as well. I decided to share my personal favorite blog post from each month, the most popular blog post from each month and I decided to include each 12 Months of Happiness recap as well. The “favorite” blog posts are just the posts that I had the most fun writing/coming up with. While the “most popular” posts are the blog posts that either brought in the most blog traffic, had the most comments/engagement or did really well on social media (i.e did well on Pinterest, etc).

Here’s a recap of 2018:

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12 Months of Happiness: December 2018

December 31, 2018

Happy Monday/New Year’s Eve and welcome back to the latest installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series. You guys, tomorrow is 2019. 2019?! I started this series back in January 2015 and now here we are about to enter the FOURTH year of HAPPINESS. I can’t believe it! Looking back at how far this series (and my life honestly) has come these past four years really brought tears to my eyes.

Cheers to happiness!

Here are some of the things that made December an amazing month: (Don’t forget to comment down below how your December went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!)

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What I’m Looking Forward To This Winter (2018-2019)

December 24, 2018

Happy Monday and welcome back to another installment of my “What I’m Looking Forward To” series! Since it’s now OFFICIALLY winter (aka one of my favorite times of the year) and CHRISTMAS EVE, I thought today would be the perfect time to share with you all a few things I’m looking forward to this season.


For me, winter means building snowmen, hot cocoa, traveling, holiday lights, Christmas joy, New Years resolutions, peppermint bark, fuzzy sweaters, ice skating, hanging out with friends and everything in between! Here are a few of the things I’m looking forward to this winter (for reference, winter is from December 21, 2019 – March 20, 2019).

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Kawaii Box Review + GIVEAWAY | Monthly Kawaii Subscription Box

December 21, 2018

In case you guys didn’t know it’s OFFICIALLY winter! (Aka one of my favorite seasons). So far I’ve spent the day watching a bunch of my favorite Christmas films. Speaking of Christmas, I guess Christmas came early this year because the latest Kawaii Box is like Christmas cuteness in a tiny pink and white box!

Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription service that sends you a box filled with a carefully selected mix of unique Japanese and Korean kawaii products. Each month you can expect to get 10-12 adorable Kawaii items delivered right to your front door! If you’re like me and love all things adorable, Kawaii Box is well worth the $20+/month (with free WORLDWIDE shipping!) 

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Philadelphia During the Holidays

December 18, 2018

Philadelphia During the Holidays
Last weekend I spent the day (well, like 10 hours) in Philadelphia. I was excited because I hadn’t been to Philly since 2015 and it was technically my first time visiting the city during the holidays. (I say technically because one winter break while I was in college my flight back home to Chicago got delayed and then cancelled and I had to spend the night at the airport in Philly. That sure was a great way to start the holidays…).

Even though I wasn’t in Philly for long, I still got to do so many fun things. I went to Philly with a clear plan: to do as many “Christmasy” things as possible! I legit typed “things to do in Philadelphia during Christmastime” into Google and boom! instant itinerary. I didn’t get to do everything on my list but I still had a great time because the main focus of the trip was catching up with two of my best friends!

Here’s a little recap of my day in Philadelphia:

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