On Monday, I had a really fun and totally random opportunity to "model." Yes, you read that right! HA! My hairdresser, Astoria, does segments for the local television stations from time to time and invited me to be on the morning news for a segment about holiday mom hairstyles!
Watching and waiting
Getting my hair done by Ms. Astoria
Mom styles from the Great Clips team
Please, no autographs or pictures. I'm just trying to live a normal life after t.v. stardom. Ha!
I've had some bumps in blogging this year. I started out really excited and prepped as much in advance as I could. Then, I went through moments of, "Why am I doing this again?" My husband has always encouraged me to keep writing, and I am always motivated by the encouraging comments of fellow bloggers and readers.
I am going to start a new series on Tuesdays to share some of my tips for getting in shape called "Tuesday Training". I am by no means the model of perfect health and physique (just a celebrity hair model LOL!), but in 2016 I finally started to feel my best self, and I want to help motivate you to achieve some of those goals. I hope you'll join me on Tuesdays!
And if you're new to blogging like me and sometimes struggle with content or want to grow your traffic, I'm excited to tell you that I'm partnering with Sara and Trina of Moms' Coffee Date to host a monthly link-up. We'll be linking up every 3rd Thursday of the month. Check out the 2017 schedule below - I hope you will join us!
So, since it's the end of the year, I'm going to leave you with some of my favorites of this past year:
Favorite picture of 2016:
So much to love about this picture - I tried my best with the hair, makeup, and costumes and think they turned out pretty awesome, we all happily made a 4 year old girl's dreams come true, and we had a blast being together!
Favorite recipe of 2016:
My family and I love my spinach bacon pasta recipe. It's easy, tasty, and you can add to or take away ingredients very easily. Check it out HERE.
Favorite blog post of 2016:
I had a lot of fun putting together the Show and Tell Tuesday post about worst school pictures. You can check it out HERE.
Favorite purchase of 2016:
As I mentioned earlier, I feel like I got into my best shape, and I really feel like I can attribute the right shoes for helping me do that. I purchased THESE sneakers in July and have become a loyal New Balance girl.
Favorite experience of 2016:
We had such a fun time at the Crocodile Experience this summer! Every person in the family enjoyed themselves immensely, and we followed our visit up with a trip to one of our favorite diners, Steak 'n Shake. You can read about our visit HERE.
Thank you for reading my little piece of the internet! I appreciate you taking the time to check in with me each week, and I hope that your 2017 is the best year yet. See you in the new year!