My Top 10 Bests for 2016

To say that 2016 was the best year of my life would be an understatement.  To look back and relish over all of the great things that have happened is so therapeutic.  Here’s what I consider my top 10:


#10 Starting this blog

I’ve always loved to eat and travel so it’s been a dream of mine for quite awhile to start this blog.  With the convincing help of a friend, I finally got it up and running.  I’ve loved every minute of sharing my adventures with others and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to experience other’s adventures through their blogs.

Explore the pictures: 1. Guac   2. Cheddar Chutney Dip   3. M&M Cookies   4. Flower Cocktail   5. Dessert Plate   6. Savory Palmiers


#9 Finishing a successful 3rd year of teaching, which puts me out of the “rookie” category





#8 Traveling to Boston with my husband

The weekend before our wedding, my husband and I decided to travel to Boston for a friend’s wedding.  It was the perfect way to get our minds off of wedding planning and we had a lovely time celebrating our friend’s nuptials.

For a brewery idea in Boston, check out this post.



#7 Traveling to North Carolina and Georgia with my bridesmaids for my bachelorette trip

This was such a great adventure!!  We had a jam-packed weekend of eating, drinking, and celebrating! See this blog post for one of the vineyards that we visited.



#6 Receiving Rookie Teacher of the Year for my school district

This was the biggest honor that I have received in my career.  It’s always rewarding to see all of your hard work pay off.



#5 Being asked to be the Maid of Honor in my best gal pal, Meghan’s wedding and a Bridesmaid in my future sister-in-law’s wedding

Weddings are just so exciting!  I especially can’t wait for these two in the upcoming year.




#4 Buying our first home

This was one of the most exciting, yet terrifying things I have ever done!  We are so happy in our new home and love being in St. Augustine, Florida.



#3 My brother proposing to his lovely fiancee 

I absolutely adore my brother’s fiancee, Jessi.  I’ve actually been scheming for the past  10 years for him to date her.  It finally happened and now she’s finally becoming my sister!  He’s a lucky guy!!



#2 Going to Europe for our honeymoon

Italy –> France –> Spain

Does it get any better than that??

Posts from my honeymoon include:
Top 3 Favorite Restaurants in Rome
Cannes’ Most Kept Secret
Vino Roma v. Rimessa Roscioli 
Wine Tasting in Florence
When In Rome, Drink Craft Beer
Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi, oh my!



#1 Getting married!

After 3.5 years of dating the love of my life, I finally got to marry him!  We chose a southern charm theme that fulfilled every one of my dreams!
(Photo credit: Pure Sugar Studios)



Let’s get the Clicquot out and cheers to a wonderful 2017!


Cin Cin!


4 thoughts on “My Top 10 Bests for 2016

  1. It’s refreshing to read something so positive about 2016 as everyone keeps saying it’s been an awful year. I think you make your own fate and it’s nice to see you’ve made it so great for yourself 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! Of course there’s always going to be some bad with the good but it’s much more healthy to focus on the good! A good attitude will always guide you in a positive direction! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment!


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