Goodbye 2017. It’s been real. I can’t believe that it’s already the end of another year! I figured to wrap up the year I would share a highlight of mine from each month of this past year.
January: I think one of my favorite moments from January is the night when my college friends and I had a pajama game night and finally got a picture with all eight of us in it! Who knew it would be so difficult to get a simple picture!
February: I spent my weekends visiting some friends and exploring their college towns with them! It was honestly so much fun to see their schools and hang out with them all!
March: I got to take a spring break trip with my friends to Florida. We are obsessed with Disney and the four of us got to spend a glorious week in the sunshine!
April: I don’t know about you, I’m feeling 22! I had a fun time celebrating with my birthday twin and then with my family back home!
May: I really enjoyed celebrating graduation with all my friends! I was super connected because it was technically my class (I graduated a year early). I am so proud of all that my friends are already accomplishing!
June: I moved into a new house with Keely [and Alexa moved in a little bit later]. It was so fun to get settled in and spend time together and enjoy the summer weather!
July: I love summer! My parents and I went on a road trip down to Florida! We stopped in Atlanta, Orlando, St. Augustine, Savannah, Cheyanne, and Gatlinburg, among other quick stops!
August: The highlight of August was just spending time with friends!
September: I went camping for the first time ever! It was super rustic and such a blast!! I went over Labor day weekend with Keely, her brother Max, and friends. I only have a picture from the beach, otherwise I didn’t do a very good job photo documenting the weekend. I also spent some time with some college friends back in my hometown which was a blast!
October: I started Tea with Tara! It’s honestly been such a blast working on this blog for the past three months, and I’m excited to watch it grow over the next year!
November: Spending time with family over Thanksgiving is always a highlight! My dad and I also cooked second Thanksgiving to surprise my mom on the Friday after!
December: What with it being Christmastime it’s nearly impossible to just pick one highlight of this month. As you know, I saw the Nutcracker, learned to ski, decorated for Christmas,twice, and obviously celebrated a lot with the family. But I honestly think that yesterday’s trip to the Museum of Science and Industry with my parents was the greatest too!!
And now for the moment you’ve all been anxiously anticipating! A recipe for a yummy NYE treat! My mom loves making these for parties or dinners and the best part is they’re super quick, easy, and tasty! I hope you enjoy!!
Cinnamon Spiced Pecans
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg white
Mix dry ingredients. Slightly beat egg white and mix into pecans until coated. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Bake in a single layer at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool on waxed paper. Enjoy!
What did you enjoy most in 2017? What are you looking forward to in 2018? What would you like to see from me in the coming year?? Let me know in the comments below or email me at email@example.com