2017 - a year in review

I'm a little bit late to the party here, but I always love looking back on the past year when the new year rolls around. I love to see where I went, what inspired me, and how I saw the world. So here's a brief "through-my-eyes" of 2017.

Enjoy, xoxo

J A N U A R Y

January 4th, 2017 - started the year off with a trip up north.

January 4th, 2017 - started the year off with a trip up north.

F E B R U A R Y

February 4th, 2017 - met a new friend via Instagram

February 4th, 2017 - met a new friend via Instagram

February 11th, 2017 / aka my birthday - got baptized, best decision ever.

February 11th, 2017 / aka my birthday - got baptized, best decision ever.

February 20th, 2017 - took some of my favorite photos of my friend Abby on a rainy day in the town we grew up in.

February 20th, 2017 - took some of my favorite photos of my friend Abby on a rainy day in the town we grew up in.

February 21st, 2017 - got coffee, walked around town, as per usual.

February 21st, 2017 - got coffee, walked around town, as per usual.

M A R C H

March 7th, 2017 - wrote a blog post on how I learned to love who I am.

March 7th, 2017 - wrote a blog post on how I learned to love who I am.

March, 2017 - spent lots of time in coffee shops writing papers for college and wondering what I was supposed to do with my life.

March, 2017 - spent lots of time in coffee shops writing papers for college and wondering what I was supposed to do with my life.

A P R I L

April 25th, 2017 - fell deeply in love with spring, probably because college ended.

April 25th, 2017 - fell deeply in love with spring, probably because college ended.

April, 2017 - got one of my photos featured in a local Magazine along with a story about it. ALSO had my first art showing in April but I don't have any photos of it, go figure.

April, 2017 - got one of my photos featured in a local Magazine along with a story about it. ALSO had my first art showing in April but I don't have any photos of it, go figure.

M A Y

May 26th, 2017 - photographed Victoria in my favorite bush of flowers.

May 26th, 2017 - photographed Victoria in my favorite bush of flowers.

May, 2017 - realized how much I loved fashion and thrifting so I blogged about it.

May, 2017 - realized how much I loved fashion and thrifting so I blogged about it.

May, 2017 - enjoyed hiking in state parks with Jake, and blogged about it, this was one of the moments I realized how much I loved blogging and creating these little photo journals.

May, 2017 - enjoyed hiking in state parks with Jake, and blogged about it, this was one of the moments I realized how much I loved blogging and creating these little photo journals.

J U N E

June 14th and 15th, 2017 - went up north with my sweet friends, Meg and Eli, and my boyfriend, Jake. Seriously such a magical few days.

June 14th and 15th, 2017 - went up north with my sweet friends, Meg and Eli, and my boyfriend, Jake. Seriously such a magical few days.

June 14th, 2017 - enjoy windy days on Minnesota's North shore, a dream.

June 14th, 2017 - enjoy windy days on Minnesota's North shore, a dream.

June 5th, 2017 - reconnected with an old sweet friend, Kaia.

June 5th, 2017 - reconnected with an old sweet friend, Kaia.

J U L Y

July, 2017 - took trip to Chicago and Milwaukee with my boyfriend, Jake.

July, 2017 - took trip to Chicago and Milwaukee with my boyfriend, Jake.

July, 2017 - Chicago Trip, re-fell in love with this city.

July, 2017 - Chicago Trip, re-fell in love with this city.

July 9th, 2017 - went up north for a Hippo Campus concert and then exploring the shore on the calmest summer morning with my friend, Abby.

July 9th, 2017 - went up north for a Hippo Campus concert and then exploring the shore on the calmest summer morning with my friend, Abby.

A U G U S T

August 14th, 2017 - Went up north AGAIN with my Instagram friend/now real life friend. This is her, we look the same.

August 14th, 2017 - Went up north AGAIN with my Instagram friend/now real life friend. This is her, we look the same.

August 28th, 2017 - went to Michigan with Victoria to visited her family, walked along lake superior.

August 28th, 2017 - went to Michigan with Victoria to visited her family, walked along lake superior.

August 17th, 2017 - ran around Stillwater and photographed in the flowers with my lovely childhood friend, Jaz.

August 17th, 2017 - ran around Stillwater and photographed in the flowers with my lovely childhood friend, Jaz.

S E P T E M B E R

September, 2017 - Visited my grandparents in Iowa. This is their barn.

September, 2017 - Visited my grandparents in Iowa. This is their barn.

September, 2017 - Went to the Quad cities, went to American Pickers store.

September, 2017 - Went to the Quad cities, went to American Pickers store.

September, 2017 - Went to a cousins wedding in Iowa with my parents and my boyfriend, visited lots of coffee shops, went to the Quad cities, made lots of fun pit stops, impulse bought a striped jumpsuit, read a lot. 

September, 2017 - Went to a cousins wedding in Iowa with my parents and my boyfriend, visited lots of coffee shops, went to the Quad cities, made lots of fun pit stops, impulse bought a striped jumpsuit, read a lot. 

September 15th, 2017 - starting shooting photos for Duluth Pack, fell in love with product photography.

September 15th, 2017 - starting shooting photos for Duluth Pack, fell in love with product photography.

O C T O B E R

October 2017 - became an ambassador for Krochet Kids and did a photoshoot up north (of course) with my boyfriend, Jake.

October 2017 - became an ambassador for Krochet Kids and did a photoshoot up north (of course) with my boyfriend, Jake.

October, 2017 - drove up north on the most beautiful fall day, as Jake snoozed in the passenger seat, I sipped on my coffee and drove, the sun shone down through the windows and the through the yellow leaves, it was golden. Easily one of my the most magical days of 2017.

October, 2017 - drove up north on the most beautiful fall day, as Jake snoozed in the passenger seat, I sipped on my coffee and drove, the sun shone down through the windows and the through the yellow leaves, it was golden. Easily one of my the most magical days of 2017.

October 2017 - that same north shore trip. We cute.

October 2017 - that same north shore trip. We cute.

October 27th, 2017 - ran around and did a photoshoot with my lovely friend Megan. She is such a beautiful human, also so hilarious.  

October 27th, 2017 - ran around and did a photoshoot with my lovely friend Megan. She is such a beautiful human, also so hilarious.  

October, 2017 - enjoyed the first snowfall of the year with my friend, Victoria.

October, 2017 - enjoyed the first snowfall of the year with my friend, Victoria.

N O V E M B E R

November, 2017 - went to Minneapolis...a lot.

November, 2017 - went to Minneapolis...a lot.

November, 2017 - realized that long hair looks good but is too much work and that I need to cut is ASAP.

November, 2017 - realized that long hair looks good but is too much work and that I need to cut is ASAP.

November, 2017 - went out for coffee and found a cute pink staircase with Meg.

November, 2017 - went out for coffee and found a cute pink staircase with Meg.

November, 2017 - prayed for a new job, something I knew how to do, something close to home. Then got a new job working as an almost full time barista. *cue praise hands*

November, 2017 - prayed for a new job, something I knew how to do, something close to home. Then got a new job working as an almost full time barista. *cue praise hands*

D E C E M B E R

December, 2017 - barely survived a frigid Minnesota winter.

December, 2017 - barely survived a frigid Minnesota winter.

December, 2017 - enjoyed a trip to the conservatory on a cold winter day with Jake.

December, 2017 - enjoyed a trip to the conservatory on a cold winter day with Jake.

December, 29th, 2017 - spent one of the last days of 2017, getting brunch, drinking coffee and shopping around downtown Minneapolis on a snowy day. It felt like a dream.

December, 29th, 2017 - spent one of the last days of 2017, getting brunch, drinking coffee and shopping around downtown Minneapolis on a snowy day. It felt like a dream.

December 31st, 2017 - celebrated New Years Eve with some friends from High School.

December 31st, 2017 - celebrated New Years Eve with some friends from High School.