Happy Friday and nearly New Year!
If you’re like me and 97.8% of the rest of the population you’re asking yourself where in the heck did 2016 go? Life just seems to go faster and faster with more demands and requests. How about for 2017 let’s make thing simpler. Take things slower. Relish in today instead of thinking about tomorrow.
I’m in. How about you?
We had a fantastic holiday with lots of family time, so much good food and frivolity and a special week long visit with my parents, my sis & bro-in-law and Smudge’s favorite cousins and we were all christened with a white Christmas. It was a merry merry jumping for joy day indeed.
After taking a week away from the blog, I feel totally refreshed and ready to dig into 2017. I have so much planned for this little space on the internet and I can’t wait to share it all with you. And if you haven’t gotten my planner yet, please do! It’s going to create a healthier and more manageable year for all.
This week I’m sharing a “best of 2016” list of lists with you. Let’s see if you agree, and if you have any fave lists of your own to share, post them in the comments below.
So without further adieu, let’s get into this last week of 2016’s list of Friday Faves…’
This compilation of People are Awesome should really be People are Crazy Talented…and a little bit crazy but totally fun to watch.
The 9 strangest Stranger Things “things” to happen in 2016.
The best 16 things you ate in L.A. last year. Lobster ramen. YEEEEEES.
Speaking of restaurants…
These are the most beautiful restaurants of 2016. Pattern and color EVERYWHERE.
Healthy food trends for 2017. Single serving vino for the win.
National Geographic’s best photos of 2016. These are incredible!
The list of names just kept coming: Celebrities we lost in 2016. Boy, that was a rough year.
These are a few sweet Instagram foodie tributes to two celebs we just lost:
Because we all should have a little cocktail small talk for New Years Eve:
Here’s something to aspire to: The best celebrity home tours of 2016.
which wouldn’t be complete without…
The best kitchens of 2016. See any trends there?
8 decor trends Pinterest users were obsessed with in 2016.
Hollywood’s top 25 beauty moments of the year. drop.dead.gorgeous.
and to get the look…
Best beauty products of 2016. Make me pretty please!
A glossary of 2016 and the words that defined the year.
The best election memes of 2016. Thank you Joe Biden.
And thanks to all that election drama, who wants to take a vacation? The best travel destinations for 2017.
Recipes I Pinned This Week
What a week, what a year. So much to look back upon and look forward to including what to eat now and forever. With New Years Eve celebrations at our doorstep, here are a few cocktail ideas I’ve pinned that I think you should pin too.
Cranberry Bourbon Fizz
Still feeling the holiday buzz with this bourbon lift.
Blood Orange Rosemary Gin Cocktail
Refreshing, tart AND sweet and totally ready to party.
Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch
Punch is always welcome to the party, especially when there’s champs along with it.
And there you have it! 2016 is in the record books. Thanks for reading along with me all year my friends! Have a safe and Happy New Year and see you next year!
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