Goodbye 2016

We have officially entered 2017. I love New Year's Day and taking a moment to take stock and actually reflect. It's pretty rare that we have the time to do so, but thankfully New Year's Day is one of those days where you just can't really ignore or avoid the pull to do so. 2016 had a sharp learning curve. It was definitely a challenging year, but like every other before it, it had its good moments and its bad.

The apartment and living situation technically remain the same, but the space is so much better decorated and has really come in to its own as I've been able to get a few new pieces that have really changed the look and feel of the place into something I feel is more reflective of our personalities. All of the home goals for 2016 have been met!

Living Room - A Detailed Palette
Living Room - A Detailed Palette

I read 50 books over the course of 2016 - another resolution, one that I just finished in the nick of time. Here are some that really stood out:

The Outlander Series - first two novels completed
The Kingkiller Chronicles - first two novels of the trilogy completed
Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Death in the Library by Agatha Christie
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

My 50 books - A Detailed Palette

I did take a photography class and I was able to travel to Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, New York City, and LA this year. 

Me at the Parker in Palm Springs - A Detailed Palette

I channeled my inner Agatha Christie and held my first ever murder mystery party - definitely want to do something like that again.

Murder Mystery Party - A Detailed Palette

And of course, no year recap would ever be complete without a photo of Reggie.

Reggie the most adorable puppy - A Detailed Palette

Here is to making 2017 even better! Happy New Years!
-xo, Rachel