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!
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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!