December Through Instagram

January 9, 2017 28 Comments

I can’t believe it’s 2017 already! 2016 flew by and kept me busy with everything from moving to a new apartment (you check out photos of my apartment here!) to starting my freelance business to my trip to Mexico (more photos from my trip will be in my next post, I promise!). I celebrated my one year anniversary of starting Philly with a Fjallraven on January 1st with a post on the nine things I learned my first year of blogging and a giveaway, which you still have a few days to enter! In that post, I also announced the new direction my blog is taking, which I’m pretty excited about. And I also have a photographs featured on The Fictional Cafe, and a photo in Holl and Lane’s 2017 calendar and a full spread of photos of Philadelphia in their January magazine! (You can check out both on their website). This is my first time having an entire spread in a magazine, so I’m pretty stoked about it. 

And to top off all that excitement, I just bought plane tickets to travel to Italy in May!!! I am going with my three college roommates, and I am beyond excited! (Any tips for what to see in Italy are welcome!) So 2017 is off to a pretty stellar start for me, and I’m excited for everything still to come 🙂

With all of the holiday craziness, I didn’t post many photos on Instagram other than the photos already featured on my many, many Christmas posts. Annika did make a few appearances this time though! I’ll try to post more in January, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all my adventures!

Clockwise from top left

1. Annika got in the Christmas spirit with me! 

2. I had lots of fun decorating my apartment for Christmas, and I have a blog post with more photos of my decorated apartment 

3. Annika was way more interested in Christmas trees than posing for photos 

4. I got to spend Christmas at home in NC, and while I love Philly, it was getting a change of scenery and seeing bright blue, open skies!

I’m excited for all the new adventures I’ll have this year! What plans do you have for the new year? Comment below! 🙂  And don’t forget to enter my giveaway

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28 Comments

  1. Reply

    Robin

    January 16, 2017

    I’m so excited for you that you get to go to Italy! I went to Sicily six years ago and it just further fueled my need to see the rest of the country!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 16, 2017

      Yeah I’m really excited! I’m sure I won’t want to leave Italy after I get there!!

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    Samantha

    January 15, 2017

    Italy in May !!!! How exciting !!!!!! Take me with you . Beautiful pictures dear . Happy New Year !

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 15, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

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    cindy ladage

    January 14, 2017

    What a great start for you! Congratulations and Italy, how wonderful, that’s on my list!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 14, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. Reply

    Danielle

    January 14, 2017

    Your dog is gorgeous!!! Congrats on your one year blog-aversary! 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 14, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Kallsy

    January 12, 2017

    Sounds like such an exciting adventure ahead! We will be heading off to a few destinations soon but we’re most excited to be RVing this summer. 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 12, 2017

      That sounds fun! 🙂 Where will you be going?

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    Adrienne

    January 12, 2017

    Hope you have a wonderful 2017! Love your pup!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 12, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  7. Reply

    Lena Elzayn

    January 12, 2017

    Congratulations on starting your freelance business! Wish you lots of happiness and success in 2017!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 12, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

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    http://laceydentist.blogspot.com/

    January 11, 2017

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with
    the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?

    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one these days. http://laceydentist.blogspot.com/

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 12, 2017

      Thank you! My blog is a WordPress theme that I customized some.

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    Luci {Luci's Morsels}

    January 11, 2017

    I already miss Christmas too! Until next year, December.

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 11, 2017

      I’m already looking forward to it!

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    Erin Rolfson

    January 10, 2017

    So jealous of your Italy trip! That’s going to be so fun!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 10, 2017

      Thanks! I’m really excited! 🙂

  11. Reply

    Staci

    January 10, 2017

    Your dog is so cute! Can’t wait to see your Mexico pictures 😀

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 10, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 They’ll be posted next week!!

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    Anna R Palmer

    January 9, 2017

    Ah. Italy! Can’t wait to see those pictures.

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      Julia

      January 9, 2017

      Thank you! I’m really excited! 🙂

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    Tui Snider

    January 9, 2017

    Have fun in Italy! (As if that needs to be said.) I’ve followed you on Instagram now, too.
    ~Tui aka @TuiSnider on Twitter dropping by via #MondayBlogs TuiSnider.com

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 9, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m really excited for it!!

  14. Reply

    Stephanie

    January 9, 2017

    Happy 2017! I hope this year is full of amazing things for you.

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 9, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 I hope it’s amazing for you, too!

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