Happy New Year friends!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and NYE. I'm baaaaaaaack! The past two weeks have been on crazy whirlwind. We're completely moved into our new house and gave back the keys to our old apartment yesterday. HELLO TO A NEW CHAPTER OF LIFE!
I am SO pumped about 2015!...including stuff for here! I have an editorial meeting with the SSHEART team tomorrow (team = one encouraging friend, Courtney and Coco of course!) But before we look forward can we take a minute to look back on 2014! 2014 was incredible, and I want to soak it in. The next couple days I'll be sharing my personal highlights from 2014 and of course my reflection on my one word for 2014. But first, let's take a look at YOUR FAVOURITE POSTS FROM 2014!!!!
10. THE ONE THING I WON'T DO AT ALT SUMMIT
As I got ready for ALT Summit (which was an incredible time of learning and growth for me as a blogger), I made a determination: I was not going to let comparison grab hold of me. Comparison will get you NO WHERE. I decided to not compare myself to other bloggers and instead celebrate others. CLICK TO READ THE POST.
9. WARDROBE // 8
This post featured James and I all dressed up for a friend's wedding. CLICK TO READ THE POST.
8. HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE // STOCKING STUFFERS
This post received a lot of hits because Ban.Do pinned it (THAAAAANKS BANDO GIRL GANG!) It pretty much sums up my style...pastels and gold and cats all the time please and thank you. CLICK TO READ THE POST.
7. THAI PEANUT CHICKEN RICE BOWL
My favourite thing about this post is how many of you actually made it and loved it!!!!! Seriously, that gets my heart sparkling at turbo sparkle speed. This year I want to step up my cooking game so look out for loads of recipes! CLICK TO READ THE POST.
6. WARDROBE // 4
This was a fun little shoot on a crisp spring day at Beacon Hill Park. Man I'm gonna miss being one minute away from that park. CLICK TO READ THE POST.
5. 5 THINGS I'D TELL MY HIGH SCHOOL SELF
Oh high school. Thank goodness that chapter of my life is long gone. But if I could go back and chat to Laura circa 2001 here is what I would tell her. CLICK TO READ THIS POST.
4. ONE WORD 2014 // GUEST POSTS
These were my favourite posts from 2014. I looooooved hearing so many different fantastic people share about their one word for 2014. It's so amazing to see how God speaks uniquely to His children. Count on more of these for 2015!! If you want to share your one word for 2015 email me at laura at ssheart dot com xo CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST.
3. TIME TO CELEBRATE & OTHER HOUSE RELATED NEWS
The biggest thing to happen in 2014 for us was BUYING A HOME!!!! It was a crazy adventure. Thank you for all your kind congrats and support. So thankful! And yes, this will bring a plethora of future posts...just you wait!!! CLICK TO READ THE POST.
2. WHY YOU SHOULD WEAR CLOTHES THIS HALLOWEEN
This one was my second most viewed post this year!! In it I shared a few reasons why people should wear clothes on Halloween...scandalous costumes are so overrated.... CLICK TO READ THE POST.
1. ON BIKINI BRIDGES AND KICKING SELF LOATHING TO THE CURB
And THE MOST READ POST OF 2014 was talking about my journey of overcoming self loathing. God took me on a wild journey this year and I experienced COMPLETE FREEDOM from body image issues...it has been INCREDIBLE and I am so thankful for His grace and freedom. CLICK TO READ THE POST.
Thank you for reading and sharing these posts. It means so much to me that words that I or others write in this space can encourage and inspire you. Let's keep making the internet a better place.