Two Thousand Fourteen Recap

2014 was one of the best years yet- filled with of great times with the best of friends, the promise of forever with my best friend, and a loving and supportive family by my side through it all. Here's to 2015 and all that is has to bring!!!
one: spent a low key New Year's here in Charleston nursing some nasty colds
two: took our first trip together to Asheville and enjoyed a romantic dinner together while it started to snow outside (one of my favorite date nights of ours!)
three: toured of the Biltmore which looked beautiful with all of it's Christmas decor
four: ate at the famous Tupelo Honey Cafe, which certainly lived up to it's expectations
five: tried not to freeze our butts off in Asheville with temps in low teens
six: attended the Charleston boat show and drooled over the beautiful boats and yachts
seven: enjoyed a sunny Sunday downtown
eight: ate lots of oysters at Boone Hall for the Lowcountry Oyster Festival
nine: went out and saw chilly Charleston after it was hit with an ice storm

one: got creative with my Valentine's Day decor
two: started this blog!!!
three: indulged in a chocolate covered waffle brunch while my little brother was in town
four: did some shopping on King Street and enjoyed the sunny skies
five: saw one of the most beautiful sunsets down at the Battery
six: Palm Avenue reopened after renovations and the Lilly jeep came to visit
seven: celebrated Valentine's Day with my favorite guy and some of our favorite foods
eight: attended the South Eastern Wildlife Expo and got to see lots of expensive shotguns, adorable dogs, and Robbie was totally in his element
nine: ran/walked along the Ravenel Bridge and saw some great views of Charleston

one: caught a gorgeous sunrise at the Waterfront Park
two: my bff Michelle came to visit for her birthday weekend with her boyfriend (now fiance!)
three: capturing some great architecture and detail at St. Phillip's church
four: ate way too many cookie dough oreos
five: brightened up my apartment with some pretty daisies
six: welcomed spring with open arms
seven: celebrated Jared and Erin's wedding in Bluffton with some good friends
eight: recovered from the wedding with a nice Beaufort River breeze
nine: another bff and her husband came to visit and we ate, drank, shopped, and took goofy pics

one: savored the spring blooms
two: longing for beach days, I explored around Isle of Palms
three: tagged along on Robbie's work trip to Naples, FL
four: got some Vitamin D and soaked in the sweet ocean air
five: played tourist for the day while Robbie was away
six: watched some golf in HHI at the RBC Heritage
seven: snacked on Easter candy on our way home from seeing our parents
eight: had our first boat day of the season for Lindsey's birthday
nine: sipped cocktails on the first day of the Southern C Summit

one: coordinated outfits with Mom (great minds think alike!)
two: loved learning, networking, and brainstorming at the Southern C Summit
three: attended a bridal shower back home in Richmond for Jennifer
four: survived (barely) my first off-shore fishing trip
five: celebrated Jennifer's bachelorette the best way we know how- with a boat trip, Southern food, monograms, Lilly, Wet Willies, and of course a dance-off
six: played tour guide for Jennifer and friends down by Rainbow Row
seven: Memorial Weekend with some good friends in town
eight: spent lots of time on the water to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer
nine: played dress up at Lula Kate and around town with Jess

one: after a weekend away, we packed a picnic and ate dinner at the Pitt Street Bridge just before sunset
two: I was surprised with some gorgeous tulips from my secret admirer ;)
three: traveled up to VA for Sarah and Blake's wedding where we drank wine, shag danced, and had a great time with great friends
four: discovered Oku happy hour and enjoyed some delicious sushi and sangria
five: celebrated Robbie's grandparents 65th wedding anniversary and met his family
six: played hooky and took the boat out to Shem Creek for some lunch and sunshine
seven: got ready for Jen and Justin's wedding up in Richmond
eight: celebrated with Jen on her beautiful wedding day in seersucker and pearls on the James River
nine: relaxed at home in my favorite spot in the house- the porch!

one: made lots of Sweet Tea Monograms shirts for the Fourth
two: celebrated Independence Day and our anniversary at the brand new Beach Club in Hilton Head
three: cooked out at my parent's house with fun snacks and festive drinks
four: saw the sunset at Harbour Town after a fun day on the beach
five: played with sparklers before fireworks on the Fourth of July
six: stopped for ice cream on a warm summer night before taking a walk on Folly Beach
seven: savored a beautiful Lowcountry night after cooking dinner together
eight: got goodies ready for my little's bachelorette
nine: experience Chapel Hill and celebrate Hannah's bachelorette bash

one: took cooking classes at Charleston Cook's
two: reflected on Lake Wylie and celebrated the life of Robbie's grandfather
three: enjoyed family time in Charleston
four: traveled to Luray, VA for a beautiful rehearsal dinner on White House Farms
five: danced, laughed, and cried lots of happy tears at Hannah and Andrew's wedding
six: drank pineapple mojitos in Amelia Island while Robbie went fishing
seven: celebrated an early birthday with my love
eight: popped bottles for Lindsey's beach bachelorette
nine: wore lots of Lilly for Lindsey and had some giggle fights while we were at it

one: saw the sunrise in Ponte Vedre
two: cheered on the Hokies in our maroon and orange during their win against Ohio State
three: spiralized some zucchini and was mesmerized by how many neat things I could make
four: was honored to be asked to be Meesh's maid of honor
five: socialized with some blogger babes at Ro Sham Beaux
six: survived lots of "dark and stormy" weather
seven: indulged in lots of mini Clemson cupcakes for Robbie's dad's birthday
eight: savored the sunshine when it finally arrived in beautiful downtown Charleston
 nine: Sunday funday at Vendue Rooftop

one: attended the first Charleston Pop Up dinner
two: Sunday bike rides downtown became a new favorite tradition
three: realized that I actually love raw oysters
four: caught crabs from the Stono River
five: took a little Charleston staycation before Robbie started his new job
six: ate lunch and explored Kiawah Island and the Angel Oak
seven: finally got to meet Carly while she was in town with some other bloggers
nine: toured Middleton Place with my parents

one: received my first fishing rod as an early birthday present- and of course it was pink!
two: watched Maggie & Lilly while my parents went to a football game at USC
three: ate an early birthday brunch at Hominy Grill
four: celebrated my birthday with my parents (and Robbie later on) in Hilton Head on a beautiful fall day
five: walked along the Ashley River on Veteran's Day
six: made flower crowns with some fun blogger ladies
seven: went skeet shooting with Robbie and my parents up in Georgetown
eight: prepared for Thanksgiving in Beaufort and Hilton Head
nine: GOT ENGAGED! :)

one: tried on my first wedding dresses after our first wedding planning consultation
two: toured venues for our big day
three: ate brunch at Hominy and finally tried the Charleston Nasty Biscuit
four: saw the lights of the city and the tree at Bryant Park in NYC
five: had a ball at Michelle's bachelorette with lots of pink drinks and fun ladies in New York
six: traveled to Philadelphia to see all my family on my dad's side and introduce them to Robbie
seven: Christmas Eve at home in Richmond
eight: made delicious cups of Christmas cheer
nine: celebrated Colton and Lindsey's big day and was honored that Robbie and I could be by their sides!


  1. What a fun year!! You've got so many things to look forward to in 2015 :)

  2. What events and fancy sights! I'm sure you'll encounter more of those in the future. And by that, it surely wouldn't be a stretch to have some of those boats for yourself. Anyway, it should be cool and is not a far off dream as you'd think it is. Just do it to relax and reward yourself, which is always a fulfilling thing, right? Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Kent Garner @ White Marine Center