Happy day after Christmas you guys! I’m currently still in my jammies (at noon), listening to the kids play with their new toys, and have no plans of doing anything but eating leftovers, folding laundry and recovering from the (good) craziness that December brings.

Sorta sad that the holiday season is coming to an end but I’m excited for the fresh possibilities of 2017. It can be so easy for me to think about the past year and come up with a list of things I want to do better in the coming year but have found that it can be equally as inspiring and encouraging to reflect on my favorite parts of the past year and all the things I want to carry into the new one.

That being said, I thought it would be a good time to roundup a list of the most popular posts along with some of my personal favorites from 2016.

LIFE | a day in the life (working on a winter version!) | hook-nook refresh | living with kids (+ their toys) | first week of school | our disney land trip

FREEBIES | paper heart glasses | baby milestone cards | emoji lunchbox stickers | shareable social media graphics

MAKE | book bin diy | easy pom-pom basket | sailor hair bows | flower vases + arrangements


KIDS | woodland party + boot driveour favorite kid apps | diy binoculars | brown bag microwave popcorn | tin can herb garden

WEAR | that tied shirt trend | statement coat 3 ways | all things with love | WIW may

EAT | homemade pop tartssmoothie bowls + a meal plan | big batch chocolate chip freezer cookies | frozen yogurt dots

Gosh, what a fun year… that also happened to be soooo full of transition and trying to figure out what’s next for our family and business and I just want to say thank you for meeting me in this space. The online and social media world can be so much about the numbers and while that’s just part of growth and good business, it’s not what this blog is about for me. I appreciate and care about one visitor as much as I would one million. Thank you so much for sharing your time, thoughts, comments and encouragement with me and allowing me to share my family, life and creative endeavors with you. It means the world to me!

Hope your Christmas (and 2016) was everything you hoped for and then some.

XO, Rae

5 Responses to THE BEST OF 2016

  1. Ann W December 27, 2016 at #

    I love your style and enjoy following your blog! Happy Holidays from the Midwest!

    • rae December 29, 2016 at #

      Hi Ann! Thanks for the note :) xo

  2. Claire December 28, 2016 at #

    I check your blog several times a week, and I always appreciate your posts and photos! I have been using your turkey lettuce wrap recipe since you posted some time ago as well. I just wanted you to know that readers are out there enjoying what you do!

    • rae December 29, 2016 at #

      You made my day Claire! Thanks for the sweet comment. XO

  3. Lauren January 4, 2017 at #

    Hi Rae

    I don’t think I’ve ever commented but I wanted to wish your beautiful family a very happy 2017 and to let you know that I’m here often and love to read your posts. Your blog is full of fun and colour and lightheartedness and realness (is that a word?). I mean, I don’t know how you do it all with 5 kids and go about looking like you’re 16, but whatever! Your creativity is inspiring.

    Wishing you many blessings for 2017.

    Lauren xoxo

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