My highlights of 2016 including Ariel from The Little Mermaid, me hugging a penguin, me swimming with dolphins, dancing with my brother at his wedding and wearing panda makeup for my collaboration with Sephora

I thought it was better late than never to say welcome to 2017 and share my “Year-End Highlights” despite the first month being half over! Last year was an amazing year and I wanted to take a quick moment to go over some of my highlights as well as things to look forward to this coming year.


I fulfilled my childhood dream!

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved mermaids, and Disney, and princesses. This year I got to combine all three when I accepted a job in Florida with Disney and spent a lot of time with… guessed it….Ariel from the Little Mermaid! I went to work so thankful for every day and made amazing friends!


I got to hug a penguin! 

My amazing Orlando roommate Meghan worked as a manager at Sea World and I took full advantage of the perks! Not only did I get to ride their new Mako rollercoaster the day it opened, but a week before I moved back to Seattle I had the awesome opportunity to go on a penguin tour and take some selfies with penguins! If you think you’d like to do this too, here’s where I signed up:


I turned twenty-three! 

And it was probably my best birthday ever! In the morning I went to Discovery Cove (also Sea World) where I had an all you can eat (and drink) breakfast and lunch, swam with dolphins, snorkeled with sting rays, fed exotic birds, pet a sloth and relaxed on the beach! In the evening I got a birthday button at Magic Kingdom right before heading into work where I got to spend my evening swimming with my favorite mermaid!


My brother’s wedding!

My brother’s wedding was by far the biggest highlight for my family this year! We were so excited to add Katie to the fam and it was a perfect day, topped off with a gorgeous rainbow!


I collaborated with Sephora!

Living out one of my dreams in Florida put my passion for blogging, YouTubing and makeup on hold for a little bit. But moving back to Seattle reignited those passions and it even landed me some amazing opportunities with Sephora! Their marketing team reached out to me and so far I’ve created several posts for them which they’ve shared on their Instagram account to their 10 million followers! I feel so blessed that such a well-known company wanted to collaborate with me!


Those were just a few of my favorite highlights from 2016, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store! I already have some pretty amazing things lined up such as future collabs with Sephora, partnering with new makeup brands, ski trips to different states and loads of new adventures! I’m so excited to see what God has in store for me this year, and I can’t wait to share it with you!