The Year in Review: 2014

Hawaiian sunset at the Grand Wailea


As 2014 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the past year. It’s been filled with twists and turns and lots of fun along the way. I am grateful to live the life that I do each day. I couldn’t have imagined the changes at the start of the year and I’m excited to see what 2015 brings. Cheers to a safe and festive New Year’s Eve!


  • Completed my first marathon!
  • And promptly spent the rest of the month recovering



  • Traveled to Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Started our no TV Saturdays, which lasted all through the summer
  • Visited the Desert Botanical Garden for the Chihuly after Dark exhibit
  • Wore my Hunter rain boots for the first time (one of my most popular posts of the year!)


  • Road trip to Palm Springs
  • Celebrated six months of blogging


  • Traveled to New York to toast a recent NYU graduate and saw Newsies on Broadway
  • Splurged on a new camera and lens; my goal for 2015 is to learn to use it better!
  • Celebrated my last day of work
  • Visited the Phoenix Art Museum Hollywood Costume and Red Carpet exhibits…so much fun



  • Participated in Warby Parker’s launch of the Beacon Collection. I was so excited to get the opportunity to work with one of my favorite brands
  • Spent 2 weeks in Minnesota visiting family and friends
  • My brother made his debut on the blog for my first ever men’s fashion post
  • Found my dessert of the summer, Grilled Peaches
  • Wore a little white dress that I can’t wait to fit into again and my blue suede shoes
  • Refreshed my About Me page on Luv in the Bubble making it more personal


  • Found out I was pregnant! And then tried to hide my belly in outfit photos for the next two months. :)
  • Launched a Facebook page for Luv in the Bubble and moved posting away from my personal page. Go here to like it and follow along!
  • Celebrated my 38th birthday with a weekend at the St. Regis Monarch Beach
  • Hosted an end of summer girl’s night and surprised my girlfriends with awesome party favors by Tiny Prints


  • Attended my first Arizona Blogger Meetup and met some talented local bloggers
  • Escaped the 100 year flood for a week in LA with my mom
  • Visited the Clare V store in LA and splurged on a new grey handbag
  • My brother was inducted into our high school’s hall of fame. Very proud of him!


  • Shared my entertainment center refresh with Sherwin-Williams
  • Attended a Creative Meet-up hosted by Crest & Bloom. I met so many inspiring women doing awesome things around Phoenix. I left looking forward to the next one!
  • Found it harder and harder to hide my growing belly (can you see it here and here?)


  • Finally announced our little luv to the world!
  • Traveled to Minnesota for a long weekend, attended a Minnesota Gophers football game where it even snowed (it was actually really pretty)
  • Thrilled to see an Instagram pic of mine on one of my favorite blogs, Elements of Style
  • Launched my holiday gift guides; I look forward to putting them together each year
  • Hosted a Thanksgiving Giveaway to celebrate one year of blogging


  • Spent 8 relaxing days on Maui (see it here and here). It was the perfect vacation!
  • Styled a gift wrapping party for your girlfriends
  • Made it to 22 weeks, over halfway there!
  • Celebrated Christmas in Arizona with Jim’s family

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