A Christmas Vlog & 2016 in Review

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
-Dr. Seuss

As I was wrapping up my Christmas vlog a few days ago, I felt the urge to acknowledge this past amazing year by digging through the archives of 29 vlogs and reliving some of my favorite moments.


First, I wanted to share our Christmas story. It was a memorable one this year, starting with a trip to NYC and a chance to see the city in full holiday spirit, then back home to celebrate a white Christmas in the mountains with my family, followed by a gathering with Lucas’ family in the city. I know these days of having everyone around for the holidays will be fewer and farther between as we begin to move away and start families of our own, so this was a rare and special opportunity. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it:

As for 2016—I knew from the start that it would be full of change and it didn’t disappoint. From starting a vlog, to jumping back into DIY and reigniting that spark, to selling my home and moving to San Francisco, spending time in Cuba, Mexico, Vancouver, Seattle, Tahoe, Boston, New York and California, deciding on my future in real estate and buying my first flip, and finding a partner to who makes every day even more amazing—I’ll never forget this first year of falling in love. Nothing can replace it.

On New Year’s last year I wrote a letter to 2015, with no idea where I’d end up in 12 months. Even though I didn’t continue my solo travels and worried I’d regret it, I know in my heart that I made the right choice.


2017 is shaping up to be an even bigger year, with a few major life changes in the works. I can’t wait to share them with you all soon. But first, I have a house flip to finish. Just four more weeks, you guys… it’s going to be a whirlwind. I’ll be back next week with an update, and you can always follow me on instagram or snapchat to watch live as it all goes down.

May 2017 be your best year yet!


19 thoughts on “A Christmas Vlog & 2016 in Review

  1. Great vlogs! I love them all, but the year in review was awesome. What do you use to shoot them? I love the artistic quality of them. The film almost looks vintage.


  2. You two are cute together, so glad you found love! Major life changes? Looking forward to following. Happy New Year.

  3. What great videos! You are so talented. Hope 2017 is an amazing year for you. Looking forward to seeing the end result of your flip!
    Happy New Year.

  4. What program do you use to put your videos together with music? They always look so great…keep up the good work!

  5. What program do you do the videos on? I love the mix of music and video and was just curious how you put them together for easy web sharing?

  6. Your videos are just beautiful; each and everyone of them. These to definitely brought a tear to my eye.

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