So I have had blogs in the past in fact I have been blogging on and off since 2009. But I have to say this year of blogging has been my favorite by far.
I’ve learned A LOT, I’ve met a lot of amazing people, I’ve tried some great products, but most importantly I have had so much fun!
So in the Christmas spirit I am going to count my blogging blessings today.

Top 5 funnest posts:

How to build a fort: My kiddo was only about 10 months old when we did this so I really was building a fort for myself. But when I finished the building project. The whole family had so much fun. To my little man it was like a whole new place to explore and to me and the hubby it was a great bonding experience with the little guy. And of course the cats loved it. I recommend doing this 100% even if you think your kid is too young to enjoy it!

Date day: I overcame a lot of mommy guilt this day when I decided to treat myself to a meal out and a little shopping and as a result I had so much fun spending the day alone, out and about with my best little buddy. Turns out we both needed something to mix up our routines. 

Fall fun: We live in Minnesota so, to me, fall is like the last ditch effort to fully enjoy the outdoors, especially with a tiny tot. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the winter weather and snow but sometimes it’s like waaaaayyy too cold to even go out for the mail. Lol so you really have to make the most of fall while it lasts. This year I shared some fun things we did.

DIY photo shoot: I am not the biggest fan of having people take my picture but it’s also important to me to have these memories to look back on. So, I decided to give my tips on how to have a DIY photo shoot and we had a blast doing it. And we had so many outtakes that will be even more fun to have as memories!

Fun books: We love to read….As long as we can get the little guy to sit long enough to hear a full story, and a lot of times I will just read while he wanders around. But he does have a few book he actually WILL sit still for.

Top 5 Mom Hacks:

Breastfeeding playlist: No one warned me about how time consuming breastfeeding was. It’s like ALL you do when you first become a mommy. So I decided to share some of the best Netflix shows I binge watched while I breastfed.

Top mom hurdles: there are a lot of ways to get stuck in a rut so I shared a post about some of these hurdles and how to overcome them. Definitely worth a share!

Tis the season pt 1: okay now the holidays have come and pretty much gone but this is a post about how to stay sane as a momma during the holidays. 

Book review: I had the honor of reviewing Gary Chapman’s book Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents. It was a great read! Check out my review of you missed it before. 

Top 5 photos:

I probably had the most fun on Instagram this year. I have enjoyed meeting new people and flexing my creativity muscle in my photos the past couple of months. If you don’t follow me or haven’t seen my IG flow check it out and be my friend! www.instagram.com/smalltownsolace

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#ad Yum! This week my assignment is to eat frozen yogurt… Okay geez. If I have to… https://ooh.li/d42f562 . . . #smalltownsolace #smalltownmombigfun #funmom #momlifeisthebestlife #momsofig #momsofinstagram #momlifestyle #momblog #mombloggers #momtruth #momswithcamera #mommys #mommyblog #mommybloggers #mommysworld #mommystatus #mommymode #mommasworld #mommalife #mommaknowsbest #mommatime #mamabears #mamabird #mamasday #mamablogger #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodrocks #babymom

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What I’m loving this week. Cranking up the volume on family time. ▫▫▫ This time of year is a good time to refocus on family and setting aside quiet time together. ▫▫▫ What is everyone cranking the volume up on this week? . . . #smalltownsolace #smalltownmombigfun #funmom #momlifeisthebestlife #momsofig #momsofinstagram #momlifestyle #momblog #mombloggers #momtruth #momswithcamera #mommys #mommyblog #mommybloggers #mommysworld #mommystatus #mommymode #mommasworld #mommalife #mommaknowsbest #mommatime #mamabears #mamabird #mamasday #mamablogger #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodrocks #babymom #babymommy

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Are you a SAHM? If so, did you have a hard time making the decision or was it a no-brainer? … I did a lot of thinking when I was trying to decide if I should stay at home full time and I’m so glad I did. I have returned to work a couple of days a week, but my full-time job and number one priority is being a SAHM. . . . #smalltownsolace #smalltownmombigfun #funmom #momlifeisthebestlife #momsofig #momsofinstagram #momlifestyle #momblog #mombloggers #momtruth #momswithcamera #mommys #mommyblog #mommybloggers #mommysworld #mommystatus #mommymode #mommasworld #mommalife #mommaknowsbest #mommatime #mamabears #mamabird #mamasday #mamablogger #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodrocks #babymom #babymommy

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This year I’ve…
Had 349 comments…
Made 2725 friends on IG…
Tweeted with 2576 people…
…And so much more.

So what was your favorite moment from 2016?