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This year was probably the best year of my life thus far. I think I may have said that last year, ha, but this year trumps all. Here are a few of our highlights…

-First year in NYC seeing all of the seasons (also marked our one year mark living here!)

-Visited California a few times, Jamaica, Norway, Denmark, Santorini, Zakynthos, London, Bora Bora, Banff, and Paris. (Atticus has 19 passport stamps now!)

-Celebrated my first Mother’s Day

-Took Atticus to Disneyland twice

-Reached exciting personal goals

-Second pregnancy

-Celebrated Atticus’ first birthday!

-Had our first Thanksgiving and Christmas with just our little family

-Gave birth to Rosie Belle!

-Moved into our dream apartment in NYC

-Made new friends

-Got to watch my boy grow up

…… and lots lots lots more.

We have TONS of really exciting stuff planned for 2016 already and it makes me giddy to think about it. Thank you SO much for following along this year.. truly it means so much and have loved getting to talk with you guys and feel like I know a lot of you. Thanks for supporting our family and we can’t wait to share more of our adventures with you!

Have an amazing and safe NYE 🙂 Will share bits of our NYE bash and some goals this weekend on the blog!

 

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  1. Love your blog! Just found it by visiti g your Youtube hair tutorial videos, which I love as well! Your spirit and voice are so calming, plus you explain as well as show us how to very well! Thanks! Im wondering what planner you use? It was a aqua planner you wrote in during your daily 5 how to have a good day video?? Also, did you say you use Google calendar online as well?? Thanks!!

    1. Thank you so much!! 🙂 I love hearing that! You are so sweet 🙂 And I use the Emily Ley daily planner, I love it!! And yes Google calendar is our lifesaver!! xo

  2. Hi, Amber!
    I am 21 and a new subscriber (but stumbled on your instagram a year ago and loved your blog ever since) and I am living in Seattle, Wa wanting to launch a blog and you are a huge piece of my inspiration. I would love to tell you my story/ reason behind this passion, and also to have a chance to learn from a woman, you, who inspires me to pursue something I love. I know you’re busy and have a lot going on, so I totally understand if this is too much, but again, I hope I get the opportunity to someday, meet you and learn from you! Your travel blogs and vlogs are my absolute favorite, keep doing what you’re doing and pursuing your dreams with your family by you! You’re incredible! xoxo – Madi

    1. Hi Madi!! Thanks so much for the sweet comment, I loved reading it! Congrats on starting a blog!! That is so exciting 🙂 I wish you the best of luck and thank you for following along!! It means the world to me! xo

  3. I am visiting your blog…again lol! I just can’t get enough of your blog and insanely adorable family Amber! You guys are so incredible and full of pure sunshine. Thank you for being you.

    1. Thanks so much Kayla!! I am so happy to hear that 🙂 You are too kind!! xoxo

  4. What kind of camera do you use to take your pictures? They are gorgeous, you have the cutest family! Im in love!

  5. Hi! I’m studying medicine so usually my days are exhausting and not so much fun but at the end of it all when i look at your blog it lights my day up, without noticing I find my self smiling really big 🙂 It’s really amazing to see a glimps of a life far far away and feeling connected to a foreign family thousands of kilometres away!! Love, all the way from Turkey xo

    1. Oh my goodness that is so sweet to hear!!! Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoy reading along 🙂 I appreciate it!! xoxo

  6. I started following you just after you gave birth to Atticus and I have absolutely loved seeing your little family grow thus far. You’re such a gorgeous wee family, thanks for sharing with us. From a fan in New Zealand. You must come visit here some time xxxx

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer!! I am so happy you are following along all the way from New Zealand (so cool!!! ) 🙂 It means so much to me!! And I would LOVE to visit!! Hopefully sometime soon!!! xo

  7. WOW! What an amazing year! I am so excited and happy for you with everything you have going!!! Your gorgeous family, amazing trips to amazing places, and soo many fun memories!! Thanks for sharing with us all!!!

    Much love lady!
    Angela
    http://www.onecontessa.com

    1. Thanks Angela!! It really was one of the best!! Thank you for following along and being such an amazing supporter of mine!! It means the world!! xo

  8. I love your 2015 year!!!!! I get lost in your amazing photos your sweet personality and love for your little family!!!!! You inspire me thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you so much!! You are too kind!! Seriously! Thanks for making my day! Happy New Year to you!! xo

  9. Hi Amber. What a great year! I know I’m a little late in commenting, but have a question for you. How do you squeeze in so much travel in a year? With work and baby, I’d love a blog post about how this all travel becomes a reality. It’s incredible, and I need some inspiration to get more passport stamps in my babies passport 🙂 Happy new year and may the new year be filled with many more accomplishments and happiness!

    1. Hi Julia!! Thanks so much for your comment 🙂 And as far as traveling, I am fortunate enough to incorporate our traveling with my work. And because David works full time on the blog, we can travel as a family which I love! Overall, I think what makes it traveling work for my family is that we have a flexible schedule because we work from home. (which is not for everyone!!) But my best suggestion is to do a little research and make a list of places you want to go, and plan one trip at time!! Happy traveling!!! Happy New Year!! xoxo

      1. You are so inspiring!! I just recently found your blog because my hubby and I are planning a trip with our 8 month old son to Turks and Caicos! Our first family trip! 🙂 I was searching for a travel high chair online and found your extremely helpful travel trips! How did you get started on your blog? I would love to do something like this too down the road but don’t know how to get started! I currently work part-time (mostly from home but spend 2 days in the office) but I’m not happy doing what I’m doing. You have such a beautiful family!

  10. I know I’m a bit late with this but your pregnancy style was so great – please please consider doing a maternity wear best of/must have blog post! Am sure it would be very well received!! ????

    1. Thank you Mary!! That is so nice to hear 🙂 I appreciate it!I!! And I love the suggestion, thanks!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Rachel!! It was a great year 🙂 Thank you for following along!! I appreciate it so much!! Happy New Year to you as well!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Nora!! I appreciate that!! Happy New Year to you as well!! And thank you for following along!! xo

  11. What a wonderful and eventful year for you and your little familyAmber! I discovered your blog last year and have enjoyed the beautiful pictures and stories ever since. Lots of luck for the new year too!

    http://adventurousmom.me

    1. Thank you Alicia!! I appreciate that!! And Happy New Year to you!! xoxo

    1. Thanks Aimee!! I appreciate that!! Happy New Year to you!! Thank you for following along!! xo

  12. Yay! Happy new year! Can you do a blog post about how to pick out regular non maternity clothes for maternity? I know you are no longer pregnant but I would love to know which cuts/styles work best for the bump even saw you in a sweat shirt this year with a big bump! Hoe do u know what size to get ect? Thanks!!

    1. Thank you so much Rachel!! And that is a great suggestion!! I will keep that in mind for a post 🙂 xoxo

  13. This was my first year following your page and it was a true delight! You have a beautiful family and a graceful sense of style that never feels like you’re trying too hard like so many other blogs. Your sincerity and beauty are a pure joy to follow! Happy New Year and God bless!

    1. Yay!! I am so glad you have enjoyed it 🙂 I appreciate the support so much, so thank you!! Happy New Year to you as well!! Love ya!! xoxo

  14. What a great year you’ve had! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2016!!

    Wonderfulandwhimsical.com

    1. Thanks so much!! I am looking forward to it as well 🙂 Happy New Year to you!! Thank you for following along!! xo

  15. Hi Amber,
    Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! Would love to read a post on your personal goals achieved in 2015 and personal goals for 2016!
    Congratulations on such a beautiful family and a full life, you are an inspiration with your positivity and happiness.
    Xxx

    1. Thank you Rebecca!!! And that’s a great suggestion 🙂 I appreciate it!! Happy New Year and thanks for following along!! xo

  16. Amber it has been so fun to watch your success over these years! I remember when I first found your blog years ago and was instantly hooked. To see you now living your dream with your gorgeous family is just so incredible. I am truly so happy for you! You’re such an inspiration for me. Can’t wait to see what’s coming up this year! xo

    sierradanielle.com

    1. Wow thank you so much Sierra!! Your support means so much to me 🙂 Happy New Year to you!! Love ya!! xo

    1. Thanks so much!! It was amazing!! Looking forward to 2016 🙂 And I just saw your 2015 collage- SO CUTE!! You’re such a beauty!!! xoxo

      1. Wow thank you so much for checking out my blog! It means a lot. Would love to meet you one day, your blog makes me want to move to New York….

        1. I would love to meet you too!! If you’re ever in town, send me a message!! xo

  17. Happiest of New Years to one of my favourite bloggers! You are such a joy to follow…. Like a breath of fresh air!
    Best wishes for 2016! <3

    1. Aww you are the best!! Thank you so much Kristen!! Happy New Year to you!!! xo

  18. What a cool adventure this year was for you!! I’m sorry I couldn’t follow from the start. However, I’m looking foward to seeing all the adventures ahead! You have inspired me to be more open to life and enjoy every minute of it! For that, I thank you so much!! And please know, that this blog is part of my life now! <3
    Have a fantastic 2016!

    1. Thank you so much!! And I am just glad you are following along now!! It means so much to me!!! And I hope you have a good year ahead of you!! Love ya!! xoxo

  19. OMG!!!!! I am so thrilled for you!!! You have accomplished so many exciting things this year and I so so much enjoy following along and making special memories!!! I can’t wait for another fun and exciting year!!! I feel like I know you and your family!!!! You truly are amazing stunning and all of the above!!!!! Look forward to the many more memories that you share with your beautiful family!!!!! ???????? ya!!!!!! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Lori!!! That is so nice of you!! 🙂 We are excited to see what’s to come in the future!! I hope you have an amazing 2016 ahead of you 🙂 Thank you for reading along!! Your kind words made my day! Love ya!!! xo

  20. Happy new year from Spain // Feliz año nuevo (is the same in Spanish) ???? I really hope this year to be awesome ????

    1. Thanks so much Marina!! Happy 2016 to you!! Thanks for following along 🙂

  21. Ok cutest little family! How old was your little one when you started traveling!? I am due in May and we love to travel but I am nervous to take him too soon! Did you ever post tips on travelling with an infant??

    1. She did! Check under travel or google search barefoot blond traveling with a baby

  22. Hey Amber,wishing you and ur wonderfull family a great 2016 full with joy,it has been an honor to follow u this past year,hope you vlog more,and do more tutorial,but i know u have ur kids frist and thats the most important thing u take ur time,btw ur an inspiration to me (: HAPPY NEW YEAR
    LOVE,Michelle :*

    1. Hi Michelle!! Thank you so much!! That means so much to me 🙂 You are too kind!! I am so happy you are following along love!! xo

  23. Awwww! I love this post so much!!! I am so happy you had an amazing year!! And super envious of all the travel- seems like so much fun. Just like 2015 trumped your 2014, I hope your 2016 is EVEN better! You deserve it! Enjoy your new year’s eve. <3

    1. You are so sweet!! Thank you so much Jenny!! And yes! I know it will be great year 🙂 And Happy New Year to you as well!! I appreciate your love and support so much!!! xo

  24. I absolutely loved your blog when I first saw it this year! It actually inspired me to create my own lifestyle and fashion blog!! I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for you and your family????

    http://www.hopealexandra.com

    1. Aww thank you so much!! And yay! Congrats on your blog 🙂 It looks great!!! Happy New Year and thanks for following along!! xo

  25. I’m so happy for you! You have accomplished so many things this year and I had so much following you during your adventures and making memories! I can’t wait to continue over the years and hope to be such a great mom like you (and look great while do so) I hope you have another amazing year!

    1. Thank you SO much Emily!! Wow! You totally made my day 🙂 Thanks for the love and support this year!! It means the world to me!! Love ya!! xo

  26. I love following you! You are so positive and your family is adorable. Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!!

  27. Happy New Year Amber and to your beautiful family! Best wishes for 2016. I can’t wait to read about your new adventures for the next year. Congratulations on all your highlights from 2015.
    xo
    Caro
    http://www.dearbabymj.com

    1. Thank you so much!! That means a lot to me!! I hope the same for you love!! 🙂

  28. So excited for you – what an amazing year you have had!! I am so so looking forward to ringing in the new year with a new baby (hopefully) next week! Watching your family expand makes me so excited for ours as well! Many blessings Amber!!

    xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

    1. Thank you so much Colleen!! It has been so memorable 🙂 And OH MY GOODNESS! Next week?! Yay for you!! Can’t wait to see pictures on your blog!! Happy New Year! xoxo

    1. Thank you Karen!! I am so glad you follow along 🙂 And yay!! How fun! Disneyland is ALWAYS a good idea!! xo

    1. Thank you!!! I am so glad you liked the post!! And I am so happy you found my blog 🙂 I appreciate the support!! xo

    1. Aww thank you!! That means so much to me! I look forward to your sweet comments!! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much!! I am so thankful for amazing followers like yourself 🙂 I appreciate it!! xo

  29. Wow!! What a dreamy year! I’m so excited for your family’s 2016 adventures! I so much enjoy your Blog/Vlog/IG, etc. Sending the best wishes to you and your adorable family and may you each be richly blessed!!!
    HUGS!
    Terrell in OKC

    1. Thank you!! It was one to remember for sure!! I just wanted to say thanks so much for following along and being an amazing follower!! I appreciate it so much!!! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Sarah!! And yay!! How exciting for you 🙂 Definitely go back through and browse!! Thanks for following along!! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Ashley!! That is the sweetest thing to hear!! I appreciate it 🙂 I hope you have a great year ahead of you!! xo

  30. Amber, Wow! It has been an amazing year! I love this recap because i have been following for like i think, 3 years now, it’s so fun to see it all happening! As always, Thank you for inspiring us all, with fashion, beauty, travel and making us smile. I love getting to see your children so cute and happy! Wishing you all the best and can’t wait to see what is in store for 2016. Lots of love, Tiff

    1. Wow thank you for following for so long!! That is amazing and it means so much to me!! And I just want to say thanks you for supporting me!!! Love ya Tiffany!! Happy New Year! xoxo

  31. Happy New Year, Amber!! Love reading your blog and following along with your little fam!! XO, Kelly

  32. I love all of the pictures! I lived in Greece for a while and absolutely LOVE that picture! SO cute! Happy New Year to you and your sweet family! 🙂

    Stephanie Spring
    stephanie-spring.com

    1. Thanks so much!! And wow! How amazing!! I bet you loved it 🙂 Thank you for reading Stephanie!! xo

  33. Happy New Year to you guys! I always enjoy this time of year and looking back at everything you’ve done and looking forward to the things in store for the next year. We get married next year so it’s a big year for us! Best wishes to you and your family in the coming year Amber!

    http://www.discoveringyourhappy.com

    1. Thanks so much Annie!! It will be a good one for sure 🙂 And I agree! I love reflecting back, and knowing I will have fresh start tomorrow! And wow!! That will definitely be the highlight of your year!! Excited for you!! xoxo

    1. It was amazing!! Thanks Quinn!! You are amazing!! I appreciate the love and support!!! xo

  34. Happy New Year’s Eve to You too! Amber could You please write sth about how You plan Yours trips? Do You have a list of places which you want to see? Do You buy a cheap plane tickets or have diffrent ideas how to travel in a cheap way? I am also wondering about Your “history”, why did You moved to NYC and how long You want to stay there? I woul love to see NYC 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!! And that’s a great idea for a post, thanks for the inspiration!! I appreciate it 🙂 xoxo

  35. happy new year amber! i can’t wait to see where this year takes you and your beautiful family! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Nanette!! Happy New Year to you too!! Thank you for following along!! xoxo

  36. You are so cute! 1 year ago my sister told me that i should see tour instagram, and since that i follow you beacause i Love you and your beatifull perfect family Amber! Happy New Year and kisses from Spain!!????
    Feliz año nuevo!

  37. You are so cute! My sister told me that i have to see your insta 1 year ago and i Love you and your family since that moment! Happy New Year Amber! Feliz año nuevo!
    Kisses from Spain!

    1. Aww thank you Antia!! I am so happy you and your sister are following along from Spain!! It means so much to me!!! Love ya! xo

  38. Wonderful post and amazing highlights! Have a wonderful NYE and more awesome new year 🙂 Big Hugs and have fun. I have 5h to go until new year in Perth, Haha I’ll let you know how amazing it looks 😛 Love reading your blog and everything about you. Inspirational and you seem so lovely and wonderful mum. My goals. Xxx

    1. Thank you so much love!! That means so much to me! And Happy New Year to you!! I hope it is a great one for you 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comment!! Love ya! xo

    1. Thank you gorgeous!! I love having you as a follower, you are so supportive and amazing!! xo

  39. This is such a lovely post – It’s great seeing all the best bits condensed in to one post because so much has happened.

    I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for you and your growing family 🙂

    Have the BEST New Year Amber and see you in 2016! xx

    1. Aww thank you so much!! I am so happy you enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks for the support!! Happy New Year to you! xo

    1. Thanks so much Jenn!! It has been 🙂 I wish you a Happy New Year!! And thank you for following along!! xo

  40. Happy New Year to the Clark family!! It must be so fun to experience New Year’s Eve in New York City! Hopefully one year you can make it to see the ball drop:) I am soo super excited for 2016- I have a good feeling about this year:) Cheers to the new year!! xo

    1. Thank you so much Emma!! We appreciate it!! I hope you have a great year ahead of you 🙂 Lots of love to you!! xo

  41. Yay for an awesome year! Looking forward to seeing where 2016 takes you and your family!

    1. Thanks so much Alice!! I appreciate the support from you!! Thank you for following along!! xo

    1. Thank you Laura!! You are too kind to me!! I appreciate your support over the year!!! xo

  42. i have been reading your blog for a few months now, and j have REALLY enjoyed every bit of it!!! I just emailed you yesterday with a couple of questions, and I TOTALLY understand if you don’t have time to answer them, especially with your new baby and all (she is absolutely gorgeous by the way). I just didn’t want to comment them because it would be longer than it already is haha. I hope you and your family have an amazing new year. Thank you for sharing your life with me and your other followers!

    1. That means so much to me, thank you so much for the amazing feedback!! And I am sorry I get a ton of emails but I hope I can get to it 🙂 Thanks for your patience Julia!! Love ya!! xo

  43. Loved getting to see your pics and read your stories for 2015! Such a beautiful family and I can’t wait to see the amazing things you will do in 2016! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you so much!! I am so happy you are following along 🙂 The support means the world to me!! xo

  44. What a fun fun year! I can’t believe that A already has 19 stamps in his passport! Your little ones are going to grow up to be very well-traveled, globally minded individuals. What an amazing gift that is. Happy New Year! xoxo

    1. It has been amazing!! And ah crazy I know?! We will have to go back in the future so he actually remembers 😉 Thanks for reading!! Happy New Year love!! xo

  45. What an awesome 2015 for you and your family! The best day of course being the birth of Rosie! Still can’t get over how cute she is! I hope you guys have a great NYE! Excited to see what you have planned for next year!
    XO, Tara
    http://brunette-ambitions.com

    1. Thanks so much!! I appreciate that. And yes!! What an amazing day that was 🙂 Thanks for following along Tara!! Love ya! Happy New Year!! xo