Hello 2016…Happy New Year!
Surprised to see me pop up on your newsfeed and/or email?! Yes, I know… I’ve been away for way to long, but I’m back for good (I hope)! I thought since today is the first day of the new year (which is so CRAZY to me) I’d recap 2015 and catch you up on my life 🙂
Let me see… where do I start??? Well for starters, two HUGE life milestones occurred in 2015. I got engaged to my Sweets in May and four months later, we got married! CRAZY, huh?! I planned a wedding in four months! Fortunately, it was very manageable to plan (kept it small) and I have the most generous and supportive family and friends, who helped me pull it all together 🙂 If you want to catch up on my attempt of a wedding series, you can read it here. If there’s a lot of interest about my wedding, I may write a few posts about certain topics (DIY projects, tips, etc.). Please, let me know if you’re interested.
Since I never showed any pictures (like I said I would) here is a glance of my engagement session and our big day 🙂
Besides my own wedding activities, three of my cousins got married in 2015. Two of the weddings were held in Vietnam and one was local. I had the privilege of being a bridesmaid for my cousin 🙂 Boy, was it an experience! It was my first time being part of a wedding party and the wedding festivities took up two whole days…which included a traditional Vietnamese ceremony, a Catholic church ceremony and a reception for over 400 people! My feet hurt so badly and my toes were slightly numb for two weeks… seriously. Although, there were hiccups along the way, the wedding turned out beautifully.
As you can see with all the wedding activities, I pressed pause on blogging and making YouTube videos but I’m hoping to continue with it on a more consistent basis this year. One thing I keep having to remind myself is “don’t do it for the the numbers.” It must be the over-achiever trait in my blood to want to be the best and gain lots of subscribers/views, but it’s not about that. I need to remind myself that I’m a makeup enthusiast and I want to share my obsession with everyone and I have a platform to do so 🙂 I actually purchased my first Erin Condern Life Planner and I’ve been sucked into the #planneraddict life but I’m not mad at it. If you don’t know what that is… YouTube “Plan With Me” videos and you’ll see what I’m talking about 🙂 For any planner enthusiasts out there, if you want an in-depth post about my thoughts about the planner and how I organize/decorate it, please let me know. Hopefully the planner will help me be more organized with blogging/YouTube and new content will be showing up on your newsfeed soon 🙂
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful new year!