Well friends, 2017 is ending. If you’re like me, you’re happy about this as our news cycle is less than ideal. But my little blog has had a much better year and I thought I would share my top 15 posts because choosing 10 was too hard. Anyway, here’s my round up and I hope you liked these posts as much as I did.
For our New Years Day meal, we made a peking duck. I was surprised at how easy it was and if you are still looking for a New Years Day tradition, you have to try this one on for size.
Instant Pot Fajitas
I got my husband an Instant Pot for Christmas and it did not disappoint. This recipe for Steak Fajitas has been killing it on Pinterest. You have to try it out!
Gluten Free Orange Chicken
Embracing celiac and my new way of eating has been a challenge. I never ate orange chicken when I could eat gluten but it is a favorite of Hubs so one day, we decided to make a gluten free version and I am forever dreaming about them. I use Chex cereal as our breading and it is amazing.
Toddler Slippers Tutorial
I posted a tutorial for sewing toddler slippers and I am really proud of it. Sewing is a passion of mine and I want to make more sewing tutorials next year so I can share my passion.
Hiking the Manitou Incline
We got really into hiking in Hawaii and carrying on in Colorado has been a challenge but that’s mostly because when we arrived here, I was very pregnant. My unit decided to hike the Manitou Incline and I didn’t want to do it but I did and I made it to the top. One of my best personal achievements this year for sure.
The Loneliness of Celiac Disease
I reflected on how lonely celiac disease is. We bond over food as a society and not being able to eat freely is incredibly hard. There is a reason why celiacs have a higher occurrence of depression but I am working on it every day.
Six Carry On Essentials
I wrote a blog post about 6 essentials for a good carry on and it really took off. If you’re planning on traveling anytime soon, you need to read this post.
Driving to the Top of Pike’s Peak
For my birthday, we drove to the top of Pike’s Peak. It was terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I don’t think I have ever been that high in my life and the views were amazing.
Visiting the Renaissance Festival
I have been wanting to visit a Renaissance Festival for years now and this summer, we finally did! It was so fun and I will be on the hunt for more as we continue our journey around the world.
Freezer Meals Printable
I spent a lot of time traveling this summer and to help my husband out, I made a bunch of freezer meals and then I shared them with you! I included a printable so you can have the grocery list and meal plan in one easy to access place. You should totally try them out.
Hubs read an article abut arepas and we decided to make our own. They. Are. Amazing. And you need to try them ASAP. If you like Hispanic flavors, you will love these.
A Cowboy Birthday
My last baby turned one and we celebrated our last First Birthday. It was emotional since we won’t have another First Birthday until our kiddos decide to give us grandkids. Making the chose to stop having kids is tough one but after 4, we are 100% done and Nugget’s party was bittersweet.
In October, we did our first round of Whole30 and one of my favorite recipes for lunch time was baked salmon cakes. Even if you don’t want to do a Whole30, you need to try these bad boys. They’re amazing!
Baby Items You Don’t Need
Since we are done having babies, I have been cleaning up the old baby stuff in our house and shared five things that you do not need on your baby registry. It proved to be a popular post and I highly recommend reading it to save yourself a few dollars.
Must-Haves for a Whole30
We did our second round of Whole30 and I shared some must-haves. Whole30 takes a lot of prep and having the right tools means that you will spend less time cooking and more time enjoying life.
Did you have a good 2017? What are some of your favorite moments?