2018 // Year in Review

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, December 31, 2018
There were so many changes that occurred this year. Between starting a new job, moving to a new city, and traveling to new places, I experienced some really exciting things. Below, I'm recapping my year, filled with my top 12 moments of 2018.

All thanks to a ski trip in February, I found my group. These four have become my family over the past ten months, filling my life with laughter, new experiences, and incredible support. This year wouldn't have been half as memorable had it not been for Anil, Betty, Dana, and Emily. 

Our Family Tree + Christmas Traditions

in , , by Lavender Elizabeth, December 24, 2018
I absolutely love the holidays! It's my favorite time of the year because of all the decor and time spent with my family. Over the years, our family tree has become one of my favorite things. We have ornaments hung that were my great-grandparents' as well as some that we bought this year. It's a true representation of our family and the places we've been and the experiences we've had. In honor of Christmas Eve, I'm sharing our tree, some of my favorite ornaments, and the traditions we've carried on over the years.

My Fall Bucket List

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, December 23, 2018
Last season, I created a Summer Bucket List that shared at the beginning of fall. I had so much fun recapping the season, that I decided to make one for fall, too. Friday was the first official day of winter, which means it's time to share my complete list!

The Stressed Out Girl's Gift Guide

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, December 23, 2018
With Christmas right around the corner, the stress can begin to sink in. If you need to buy some last-minute gifts, why not buy items that will help de-stress? Below are twelve items that any girl needs to help relax.

Gift Guide for the Outdoor Lover

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, December 18, 2018
Next year, my friends and I are planning a trip to Banff and I'm so excited. I'm already starting to think about what I want to bring, which is what inspired today's gift guide. If someone in your life is planning a trip in the great outdoors, below is all the gift inspiration you'll need.

Gift Guide for the Photographer

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, December 16, 2018
Taking photos is one of my favorite things to do. I love being able to capture moments that will give me lasting memories to look back on. If you have a friend who feels the same way, this guide is perfect for them!

Gift Guide for the Fitness Lover

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, December 12, 2018
Today is this season's first installment of my Christmas Gift Guides! To start things off, I'm sharing items for your favorite fitness lover. From clothing to post-workout items, this guide is sure to inspire your "workout" shopping.

Kicking off the Holiday Season

in , , by Lavender Elizabeth, December 04, 2018
December 1st marked the start of the most wonderful time of the year - Christmastime! To kick-off the season, my roommates and I threw a Holiday Housewarming Brunch. It was our official welcome to our new neighborhood, as well as a great start to this festive month.

We decorated our house to make it as festive as possible. For food, we served two different types of egg casseroles, biscuits and gravy, oatmeal yogurt cups, and streusel muffins. For dessert, I made white chocolate cake pops and hot chocolate-inspired cookies.

Currently // November to December

by Lavender Elizabeth, December 03, 2018

Most of my November was spent out of state. I started in Norwalk, CT and then went to Montreal, Quebec. Both were work trips, but I was able to spend the weekend in Montreal exploring, which was so fun! I also spent quality time with my family over the Thanksgiving holiday - and trust me, the time off from work was definitely needed after my two weeks of travel. We also had our first big snowstorm of the season, started decorating for Christmas, and ran a 5K.

  1. Currently // October to November Recap of last month and a look into the next
  2. Trip Recap // Weekend in Montreal All the details from my trip to Montreal
  3. My Thankful List + Bible Verses What I'm thankful for & Bible verses to give thanks
  4. Giving Tuesday // Jewelry that Gives Back Shop the cutest jewelry, while also giving back

December 1 Holiday Housewarming Brunch
December 5 Spirited Women's NetworkHoliday Party
December 7-9 Canadian Family Visits
December 8 Diageo Holiday Party
December 9 Bible Study Cookie Decorating
December 10 Celebrate Anil's Birthday
December 12 Mitchell Tenpenny Concert
December 15 Gift Mart Volunteering & Friend's Holiday Party
December 16 Roommate Christmas Celebration
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas
December 28 Move my Sister to Charleston
December 31 Celebrate the New Year

Have a very special December!