Taking a Look Back on 2016

Happy Thursday Friends!

It is so hard to believe that 2016 is coming to a close! We had so many changes happen to us in 2016. All of which we didn’t foresee or really even plan for, we just had faith throughout the process that the timing of these changes presented themselves to us at a time when we were supposed to move forward with them.


The first big change for us was that we bought a new house. One year ago this week, on a whim I was looking through Zillow and saw a house that we “eventually” would be interested in… by “eventually” I meant 5 years from now.  After showing the listing to my husband and discussing it, we decided to make an appointment for a showing… figuring what could it hurt? Why worry about a decision when we needed to see the home first… If it was what we eventually were looking for then we would decide what to do moving forward after seeing it. Within a couple of days of the viewing we were putting in an offer on the new house and prepping our older home to be put on the market. We moved into our new home the first weekend in March.



Another big, big change for us was that after 12 years of working for a nearby school district my husband took a new job with our hometown school district. He left an administrator job that he loved, but had long hours to go back to teaching in the classroom. With our littlest guy approaching school age, the long hours he was working each day would have taken a toll and prevented him from being able to attend sporting and school events for Kellen. It was a hard decision for him because he was comfortable in his position, enjoyed his coworkers and loved what he did, but overall it was the best decision for our family. After coaching varsity girl’s basketball he also switched and accepted the varsity boy’s basketball coaching position at the new job.


A few other changes we had throughout the year were that I completed my first year in my new job as our small town Chamber Director.

collage_20150725131008791I began selling my vintage finds at a couple outdoor flea markets this Summer.




I styled and decorated a friend’s small wedding and reception in the Spring.img_20160512_193741535


I re-branded my blog to consolidate it with my Let’s Create Events and moved it to WordPress, I re-branded and then reopened my Etsy shop and I began hosting more Let’s Create Events on regular schedule.



I am so excited to start 2017 and see what it holds for us. After last year being the year of Faith and Change… I am looking forward to being a bit more intentional in our everyday living, goals, and decisions. I am excited to share the whole year of 2017 here with you all too.

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