Y’all. I have been MIA and for that I am sorry! 2018 has been filled with blog planning and rebranding (yay! Stay tuned for some fun changes!) plus Landon and I are deep in the house buying process, and my goodness is that a feat! We have some exciting changes for The Everyday Hostess this year, but we’ve needed some time to just take a breath and focus all our planning efforts.
During this exciting time, we have been very reflective of 2017. What an incredible year and one that will be hard to ever beat! Landon and I got married in June, both started new roles at work, started our new little Etsy shop and continued to grow The Everyday Hostess.
We are so grateful for each and every one of you following our journey and, of course, our favorite parties, so here’s a little recap of all the greatness 2017 had to offer!
As we prepared for our wedding, we launched a new series called Wedding Wednesdays where we shared all our wedding planning tips and tricks we learned along the way. We covered a host of categories including:
- Wedding Registry Etiquette for the Bride and Groom
- Wedding Registry Etiquette for Guests
- How to Choose Your Wedding Venue
- How to Ask Your Bridesmaids to be in Your Wedding
- A Groom’s Guide to Wedding Planning
- Couples Shower Ideas
- How to Set Your Budget
- Favorite Fitness Tips
We still have some more topics we are excited to share this year including top honeymoon destinations, a review of our honeymoon, and our own wedding photos!
We celebrated the Oscars in style and were even featured on WFAA-TV sharing our favorite entertaining ideas!
We always love collaborating with IBB Design and are so honored to have been featured in their magazine IBB At Home three times now. If you haven’t checked out IBB Design before, please do so. Owner and Designer Shay Geyer is all our goals. Our favorite shoot for them this year was our Let’s Flamingle Party because let’s be honest, what’s a 2017 party without flamingos?!
The holidays are always our favorite time around here at The EH. So many fun gift guides this year and, of course, our annual Christmas tree collaboration with Holiday Warehouse was a huge success! This year we went for a wintry rustic chic theme that still has us swooning!
2017 was such an incredible year for us with so many new and exciting firsts. We started collaborating and partnering with many new companies and brands and cannot wait to continue working with them in 2018. 2018 is going to be a big year for us – we are excited for our new website, new branding, and, of course, getting to know you all better!
Thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing 2017 with us. We are so grateful for each and every one of our readers and partners and all our friends and family who help make The Everyday Hostess possible.
Cheers to 2018!
Kate and Landon