Most popular posts of the year!

As the year comes to a close, I always enjoy recapping my year. Today I’m sharing the most popular posts of 2015, as determined by the most page views during the year. It’s always interesting to see what ends up on this list and I enjoy looking back at my past year of blogging. My Succulent Terrarium has grown so much since I took this photo!

       DIY Glitter Champagne Bottles      My Succulent Terrarium         San Francisco

I'm obsessed with skin care products and makeup techniques, even though I may not post about it much. I'm always checking magazines for the latest and greatest products. Right now I'm really into natural skincare and will post about that soon. Some of my beauty posts had the most hits this year.

                Winter Skin Savers                    MAC Cosmetics Haul          MAC Flat Out Fabulous
                 Matcha Green Tea Mask        June Beauty Faves          How to stop makeup flashback

                   An Organized Entry           Folding Clothes Vertically         Reorganizing my Kitchen

Personal Development

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My Favorite Books of the Year

I set a reading challenge goal of 35 books for the year since I read 26 books last year. Well this year  I read 53 books! I kept track of this on goodreads, I absolutely love that site, it's a great way to find new books and keep track of the books you've read. It will transfer over any purchases you've ever made from amazon. I also get book ideas from my bookclubs - which was one of my post popular posts of the year along with my Audible review.

You wonder where I found the time? I could say in my spare time but really who has spare time right? I love to cook, I go to the gym most evenings and do have a very active social life. My reading was done mostly in bed at night on my kindle, on vacation, or during my lunch break at work where I went to the gym and sat on the bike to read for 45 minutes, my supplemental workout. I always bring my lunch to work so I need something to do during my lunch break. When it's nice outside I will go for a walk, but that's only spring and fall when it's not raining.

My favorite reading genres are historical fiction and memoirs. Historical fiction is a literary genre where the author is writing about a particular time in history so the information about the time period must be accurate. thus the authors has researched the time period thoroughly. I was a history major in college and love to travel so it's fascinating for me to read a story that took place in another country in a past year. All of my book reviews are here.

Historical Fiction

The Nightingdale - won 2015 goodreads choice awards for historical fiction and remains in amazon's top books
The Architect Apprentice
All the Light We Cannot See - still in amazon's top 10 books and NY Times top 5 books
The Miniaturist
The Light Between the Oceans - the movie is currently being filmed
The Signature of All Things - by the author of Eat Pray Love
The Piano Teacher
Orphan Train - will be made into a movie
The Paris Winter
Zookeepers wife - the movie is currently being filmed


Leah Remini
Mindy Kaling
Chelsea Handler
Holly Madison
Hope Solo
Amy Purdy
Misty Copeland
Amy Poehler
Drew Barrymore

Merry Christmas! 2015

I hope your Christmas sparkles with happiness and joy! With the true meaning of Christmas be sure to fill your heart with generosity to others and appreciate your blessings. Here’s to a loving family, laughter, and sweet treats during this Christmas season! Merry Christmas! Here are my favorite Christmas songs and Winter Bucket List.

December Playlist

Here are the songs I'm rocking on my ipod these days. Just noticed that three of the songs are called "sorry" and yes I'm embarrassed to be listening to Justin Bieber. lol Check out my other music posts here.

The Weeknd - I Can't Feel My Face
Jason Derulo -  Want to Want Me
Drake - Hotline Bling
Rick Ross (feat Chris Brown) - Sorry 
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Adele - Sorry
Demi Lovato - Confident
Janelle Monae - Yoga
Madonna (feat Nicki Minaj) - Bitch I'm Madonna
Gyptian - All On Me