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2016 Year In Review // Being Leanna

Happy New Year!!

I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be my best year yet. (Edit: I might be wrong, 2017 rang in and my website went down for 24 hours while I was switching hosts, no bueno) 2016 was a blast but i’m happy it has come to a close. In proper blogger fashion i’m sharing a recap of my 2016, from the great, to the not so great and everything in between. Hold tight and join me on my ride through 2016! 

NYE outfit // Being Leanna


I kicked off the year by sharing what I wore for New Year’s Eve while I was still settling into living back in New York. I started back at my old job working for a local credit union which felt like a step backwards. Luckily I was able to make a day trip down to the city to visit a friend that I had made through my first Contiki trip!

Champagne Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream// Being Leanna


In February I shared why I started blogging and how to re-use old Birchbox boxes while trying to figure out what I was going to do for my 2016 vacation. I interviewed for my current job and taught you guys how to make champagne cupcakes with raspberry buttercream. Yum!

A day in my life// Being Leanna


I found out I got my current job and celebrated profusely. I finally decided on my 2016 vacation and spent a whole day out and about (I did it in February and posted in March, whoops!) and had you all come with me! It was so fun doing a “day in the life” post, i’ll have to do more this year.

My Favorite Things: April// Being Leanna


April was the month where I published my blogs most popular post, a review on some amazing Sunday Riley products. I got my first ice cream of the season and I bought a ton of stuff for my cubicle at work. I still can’t get over that I have my very own work space, I always had to share at my old jobs. 

The Best Places To Find Travel Inspiration Part2// Being Leanna


In May it finally started to warm up here and to celebrate I got my mom a grill for Mother’s day. I went up to the lake for the first time this season, oh, and I went to Europe for 12 days! Speaking of vacations, I also shared the best places to get travel inspiration


18 Hours in Vienna, Austria A Guide// Being Leanna


June is one of my favorite months of the year. A lot of people in my family have birthdays so we always have a big party. I shared the top three American cities I wanted to see and, I started recapping my Europe trip. I spent Father’s Day up at the lake with my dad and some friends out on the water. Plus, I finally put some stuff up on the walls in my room. Six months after moving in, clearly I was in no rush.


A Stopover Guide to Budapest// Being Leanna


I’m pretty sure I went up to the lake every weekend in July. Being on or near the water is so calming. Speaking of water, I recapped my visit to Budapest, a city divided by the Danube river. The same friend I visited in January came up and spent the weekend at the lake with me and we had a blast. I shared what motivates me and wrote about how to find the right foundation for you. 

Why you need to visit Ljubljana, Slovenia// Being Leanna


August was filled with a lot of blogging and it really showed; This was my month with the highest page views! I finished up my Europe trip recaps with three posts all about Italy. There was also a week where I did nothing but check and recheck that I spelled Ljubljana correctly for my review. I guess you guys really do love travel posts (and if you don’t, fill out my reader survey to let me know what you do love!)

Learning to Fly- Zip Lining with NY Zip Line // Being Leanna


Ah, my favorite month. You still get some summer like days but you can feel the crispness of fall – and soup season – beginning. I had some friends come up to the lake, had birthday celebrations for my brother and I and finished off my birthday by zip lining! For my birthday I also wrote out my 30 before 30 list of things I want to accomplish. 

Falling in love... with yourself // Being Leanna


Besides my amazing trips to Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, October was not a good month for me. I had headaches and migraines all month and only managed to write one blog post. I basically went to work, came home and crashed on the couch every day. Thank goodness I had fun in the beginning of the month.

10 Things I'm Thankful For // Being Leanna


Luckily, November was a much better month for me health wise. I kicked off the month by heading to NH to see one of my best friends get married. November was ended with my two year Blogiversary ( I can’t believe its been two years already!) and an amazing, and delicious, Thanksgiving feast with my family. 

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe // Being Leanna


The most wonderful time of the year! Every minute of December was enjoyable despite the frigid temperatures. I started the month by buying a Cricut to assist with a DIY Christmas gift. Now, i’m obsessed with it and have 28357387 project ideas for this year. I did the blogger thing and shared some recaps, first was the best skincare and hair products and then I shared my makeup faves, too! And, of course, Christmas and Christmas cookies happened!

Overall 2016 was a pretty great year. Obviously, nothing is perfect but, when it came time to write up this review of the year I couldn’t really think of anything negative to dwell on. I’m so thankful for everything that I have and every opportunity I’ve been given. Posts like this that require me to reflect greatly help me to realize how lucky I am. 

I hope you all have an amazing 2017! Leave a link to your 2016 review below, i’d love to read it!

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