2014: Reflection

2014 Reflection
At the end of the year, I really enjoy thinking back and remembering the things that happened over the months. I like trying to remember key events from each month, and thinking about all the changes that have happened during the course of the year. That’s one of the coolest things about having a blog – it’s a built in memory device for the year. Here’s a look back at 2014…

I reminisced about the movies and songs that defined my childhood, talked about how hard it is to know where you’re from when you’ve grown up in so many different places, and shared a fun Super Bowl game (which you should totally play this year!)

favorite recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce
Oatmeal Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

I talked about why I like Valentine’s Day, posted some very honest confessions, and took a look back at all of the previous blogs I’ve had.

favorite recipe: Lemon and Mint Chicken Noodle Soup
Lemon and Mint Chicken Noodle Soup

We rented an RV for a super fun weekend, I wrote about what love is like for 2 introverts, and talked about the things I’m sure I’ll do someday.

favorite recipe: Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins2014-3-24-027-edited-withtext

I wrote my tips for having a wedding and a honeymoon for $5000, we celebrated 2 years of marriage, and spent our anniversary living it up (and eating lots of tasty stuff) in Chicago.

favorite recipe: Homemade Flour Tortillas

I shared my ultimate road trip kit, wrote my honest thoughts on unexpectedly losing my job, and talked about our road trip to Rochester, NY.

favorite recipe: Golden Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

TJ flew a plane and I was one of his passengers, I shared my embarrassing first posts on various forms of social media, and I wrote about how Owen, Taby, and Riley joined our family.

favorite recipe: Chicken Black Bean Tostadas

I laughed my way through 8 stupid ways I’ve hurt myself over the years, TJ did a guest post about 5 traits of an entrepreneur, and I shared 21 no-bake recipes to make during the summer.

favorite recipe: Blackberry Lemonade

I did my first ever vlog, showing my (lack of an) accent, I wrote about 3 special pictures that span 3 generations, and I celebrated 2 years of Rainstorms and Love Notes.

favorite recipe: Baked Chili Chicken Strips

I talked about my NFL game day superstitions, which I take very seriously, I found some cute NFL gear that’s not pink, and I shared a simple DIY heart art piece.

favorite recipe: Spinach and Feta Chicken Quesadillas

I wrote a very honest post about why TJ and I have chosen to be childless, I turned 27, and I shared some of my favorite highlighted kindle quotes.

favorite recipe: Chocolate Orange Brownies (made with coconut oil)

I shared 3 recipes from other food blogs that I’d recently made, I listed the pros and cons of a short engagement, and I started offering custom Google Analytic reports for bloggers (let me know if you want one!!).

favorite recipe: Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I recapped our Thanksgiving break in 10 pictures, I shared 15 recipes to make in December, and the ceiling in our house collapsed.

favorite recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Also, if you’re interested…
2012: Reflection
2013: Reflection

What was the best part of 2014 for you? And the worst part? What about your very favorite blog post from 2014? I want to read it!

  • Nadine
    January 14, 2015

    OMG! All of the food!!! I just pinned this post so that I can come back and make some of this stuff! Those chicken tenders! The dumplings! Those cupcakes! I am drooling over here!

    • ashleynevis
      January 19, 2015

      Thanks for pinning it, Nadine! I hope you do make some of the recipes and let me know what you think!

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