TSLL Celebrates 6 Years & A Look Back at 2015

Dec 26, 2015


Each year on December 26th I remember back to that first day I decided to blog, to begin the journey that has become The Simply Luxurious Life. Each year offers adventures, opportunities and growth in ways I could never have predicted, and this past year, 2015, has followed suit exceedingly so.

Today, TSLL celebrates its sixth year. And so today, like every day and especially each year on December 26th, I count my blessings. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for desiring to live your best life and thank you for having the courage to get to know yourself and strive forward on your own path. I am doing the same thing right along with you and you are doing an amazing job.

In today’s anniversary post I wanted to reflect back on the past year via Instagram pics. It has been a momentous, life-changing year. One that I won’t soon forget and one that was not possible without your support and readership. Beginning in January of 2015 and culminating just a few days ago, 2015, you are going to be hard to beat.


~Spending the end of 2014 and beginning 2015 at the Oregon coast with my boys~



~readers continued to share their pics of TSLL book on Instagram. Click here to see all of the Flipagram posts full of readers and how they enjoyed the book. Thank you for sharing! #mysimplyluxuriouslife~


~Currently reading posts on Instagram were shared in abundance and will continue into the new year. The curiosity never ends!~


~The first book signing takes place in March, and I felt fortunate to have it held at my childhood bookstore in Enterprise, Oregon. Click here to see how everything went.~


~TSLL Book Tour took me to New Orleans in April. Captured here, a home in the Garden District. See the entire post about the trip here.~

hellowbend~And then the life-changing news came: TSLL is moving to Bend, Oregon


~A bitter sweet goodbye~



~TSLL Book Tour took me to New York City in June. Click here to discover all the life lessons learned.~



~New Canaan, Connecticut, Elm Street Books kindly hosted the book signing where I met even more amazing women who have stopped by the blog and picked up the book. Thank you for our time and conversation.~



~Summer began and a new way of working out and spending time with my boys was introduced. Seen here on Wallowa Lake, Oregon, with Norman.~



~The house that was my home for more than nine years officially was sold.~



~And as life moves forward, so must we. The move to Bend takes place and progresses more smoothly than I could have imagined. Even the bouquet of flowers from a student made the journey.~



~Recipes and TSLL recipes were regularly shared and enjoyed.~



~Before the school year began, one more trip to the Oregon Coast. This time Gearhart.~


~And then life changed in more amazing ways than I can explain. The seasons changed from brilliant summer, to golden fall to the winter wonderland I haven’t experienced since childhood.  All the while, alongside me were my boys, Oscar and Norman. Follow the hashtag #tsllbend to see the many experiences, places and moments captured so far as my life begins in Bend, Oregon.~

Au revoir 2015. You have been more than kind and generous. Looking forward with anticipation for what will be for us all an auspicious start to 2016.

~Anniversary Posts from the Archives:

~TSLL Celebrates 5 Years~

~In Celebration . . . Two Years~

~Something to Celebrate (1 year)~


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8 thoughts on “TSLL Celebrates 6 Years & A Look Back at 2015

  1. I just found you several weeks ago & have had fun catching up with your older posts. Looking forward to following you in 2016. Happy New Year!

  2. Congrats on 6 marvelous years – I love your posts – it’s so inspiring. Looking forward to reading more in the new year. Happy New Year to you and yours

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