A Year in Review: 2017

Closing out the 2017 year fire side with the fam and watching Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve…and glass of bubbles in hand. Oh how times have changed. While tonight may be at a slower pace than years before, this year has been anything but. In the last 12 months the Cott crew has had a few changes, addresses, and jobs. As the saying goes, for every ending there is a beginning and this year has been a year of new beginnings.

Here are LtL’s Top 3 posts according to you, the reader, followed by my Top 3 of 2017:

Florida Fun – Before we officially moved across the country, B and I stayed in Jax for a few months while G finished up his biz in WA. We definitely made up for lost time in a few short months and set the scene for all the fun plans we’d make for the remaining months of 2017.


The Blessing of a No – Intimate posts seem to be few and far between looking back on 2017, and maybe that’s why two of the top 3 this year were some of y’alls favorites. Here I share some inner dialogue on my struggles and surrendering to secondary infertility.

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Crying my way to God – Pandora’s box was opened and the tears flowed. Transparency is such a freeing state…maybe now that things are a bit settled here in our new place I can sit and write more of the in-between moments as well as our adventures?  #somethingtothinkabout

Ok, now here are my Top 3 of 2017!

Coast to Coast Road Trip, The Grand Canyon – I mean, the title kinda speaks for itself, but please let me elaborate. Not only was this our road trip stop to THE GRAND CANYON, but it was so much more in it’s journey across the country to our new chapter in life together. *cue all the heart emojis

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Auburn University – This one also has multiple meanings of significance to me. As most of y’all know, Auburn has always held a very special place in my life and upbringing and to share that with Brooks this year for the first time…well, it still gets me. #allthefeels 2017 was also the year of GameDay Sitters’ official coming out party! I was able to spread the word and see some real results while making some great connections with the Auburn community to help families find the perfect match in a sitter for home games. I can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring for this fun small business!

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Lemons to Love Print Shop – My creative passion project. This year I told myself I wanted to create something that still kept my creative juices flowing, and the Lemons to Love Print Shop was born. I worked tirelessly for months to create an online print shop I could be proud of and sell some of my favorites prints I’ve collected over the years. I’m so proud of these little businesses I’ve created and even more thankful for the unconditional support and feedback from loved ones, friends and strangers!

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Happy New Year to you! May this new year bring you health and happiness as the life God intended for you continues to unfold.

THANK YOU for reading and for your continued support!

Lemons to Love,



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