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Medium Wash Peplum Top //  Black Distressed Skinnies // Taupe Booties //  Daniel Wellington Petite Melrose Watch // Styled Collection Stevie Cuff // Gold Stud Earrings // Monogram Necklace  // RayBan Aviators

Happy Monday and Happy 2018 friends!! I hope you all had a restful and relaxing break. B and I took some much needed downtime to relax, refresh, and spend time with friends and family. Although, we took sometime to recharge, we were also super busy getting our house ready for sale and taking care of lots of odds and ends on our house that is being built. Plus, we have been hard at work revamping the blog behind the scenes. We are hoping to bring you all bigger and better things in 2018 and can’t wait to share all of our new content with you all!

Anywhoooooo….before I keep blabbing on, today, I thought as we move into 2018, I’d share some of my favorite moments of 2017 and share our goals and dreams for 2018!!

Looking back on 2017…

-We celebrated our first NYE as a married couple “down the shore” in Beach Haven, NJ. It was definitely bittersweet as, his uncle sold the beach house just a few months later. But, we are so grateful for all of the lovely memories we made traveling to the beach!

-My brother got married! He celebrated in two separate parts. In February, he had a private ceremony with just us close family and a super yummy dinner. Then, in March we celebrated with a big party with all of their friends and families. I now have another wonderful sister in law, Alexis!

-In March, we took our final trip to the beautiful Beach Haven home that his uncle owned. It was sad to say goodbye, but we are still so grateful for all of the memories we created!

-In April, B and I launched PassionForPhashion! It’s been a great ride so far, but also a tough one. It’s hard work to maintain the blog, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Brian and I have learned so much about each other working together on the this project. It’s really helped us grow as a couple!

-Also, in April, we started our house hunt. Before being married, B and I both owned our own homes. We decided to sell his house and stay in mine until after our wedding and my brothers since they were so close together. Once the weddings were over, we started our hunt to find the perfect home. After tons of searching, putting deposits on properties, we FINALLY found the perfect spot. Our home will be completed construction sometime in April 2018!

-Once I was off for the summer, I had more time to focus on the blog and learn more about how influencer marketing works. I am proud to say, that in 2017, I was able to work with some brands that I really love. A few of my favorites are: MarleyLilly, LiveLoveGameday, and Saranghae Skincare.

-In July, B and I traveled to Bermuda for a relaxing vacation. We spent 8 days in Hamilton at the Fairmont Princess Bermuda. It was so gorgeous and we are already planning to go back!! Check out my Bermuda post, here.

-Once we returned home, we started to get our house ready for the sale process. We have been working diligently to get everything cleaned and ready to go. Our house will go up for sale this month!

-October: We celebrate one year of wedded bliss with a trip to Richmond, Va. it was so much fun! We celebrated at rooftop bars, the gorgeous Jefferson hotel, and sample brews and ciders at all of the local joints. It was a perfect getaway. 

-December: I pulled of a superhero themed surprise party for B! He had no clue and was so surprised! It was so much fun!! I’ve been so behind in the game and haven’t gotten to write a post about his bday yet…but I will! Lol

2018 Goals and Dreams

B and I have worked really hard to set some big goals and dreams for 2018. I think there is never a dream to big to dream!! Reach for the stars!!

Collaboration  I have many big ideas and brands that I would love to collaborate with. It brings me such joy when readers find value in the research I have done or reviews that I have done on products. I love hearing that something, even if it’s small, helped someone out.

Engagement In 2018, I would like to engage with you all more. I am hoping to get more feedback from readers about things they would like to see thought my posts and content. *If you have any requests, please drop me a comment or DM me.

Home Decor  Hoping to incorporate a lot of home decor, organizing, cleaning posts once we get into our new home!

Personal B and I got a little off track over the last few months because we have been so busy with all of our endeavors. We want to work really hard to incorporate more special date nights that we plan for each other!

-Travel  We hope to take some road trips here and there and traveling to Florida in a few weeks. Once, we get into our new home, we will be able to get a better idea of our travels for the rest of the year!

What big hopes and dreams do you have for 2018??? I am always so inspired to hear other’s hopes and dreams. If you have any blog post topics that you’d like to see, please drop me a comment below. As always, I love to hear from you. I’m so grateful for all of your support of PassionForPhashion.

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