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2016 RECAP

By on January 3, 2017

Wow, I cant believe it’s already a new year! 2016 was a big year for me. So many amazing, incredible, once in a lifetime things happened to me and I’m so blessed for it all! Let’s have a recap, shall we?


Things that happened in 2016:

  • Turned 20 years old
  • Met Sadie Robertson at her book signing which resulted in the funniest picture EVER
  • The Panthers made it to the Super Bowl (gotta represent the home team!)
  • Graduated with a 2 year degree (at the same time my cousin graduated with hers!)
  • Baby sister turned 16 *cries*

  • Traveled to Nashville for the first time (You can read about it here,here, and here!)
  • Got accepted into my #1 school
  • Road tripped with my mom, sister, and best friend to Atlanta to meet Kian &JC on tour
  • Got Abby hooked on Teen Wolf
  • Took my sister with myself and Abby to soundcheck at the 5SOS concert
  • Went with my family to see Lindsey Stirling perform the next day (read about both concerts here!)

  • Had all four of my wisdom teeth removed
  • Traveled to Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where I check off a life bucket list item of eating at Cafe Du Monde
  • Had the annual family beach trip to Sanibel immediately after

  • FREAKED OUT over the PLL summer finale
  • Got obsessed with a handful of amazing new television shows
  • Celebrated my one year blogiversary!
  • Babysat A TON (and I wouldn’t have had it any other way, love those kiddos!)
  • Traveled back to Atlanta with my dad and sister for Dragon Con (and met some of Hollywood’s finest)

  • Started my first semester at my new school
  • Took a “Children’s Literature” course that was about comic books and superheroes and the homework was to watch the correlating superhero movies (a dream come true in the college world, at least for me)
  • Took a family weekend trip to Boone

  • Baby sister learned to drive (again *cries*)
  • Voted in my first presidential election
  • Best friend got accepted into Hogwarts (delivered by a special anonymous owl *wink wink*)
  • Had a MAGICALLY WONDERFUL time at the happiest place on earth!!! (Magic Kingdom and Epcot!)
  • Developed a new love for Star Wars
  • Started learning Italian (buongiorno!)
  • Made all A’s and B’s
  • Celebrated a wonderful and very merry Christmas at home with my favorite people in the entire world

And just like that, it’s a new year!  A whole new year full of new experiences, new people, new places, new knowledge, new accomplishments. I am QUITE excited about this new year. I feel different about it, different than I ever have. I feel like some big things are going to happen this next year. Maybe not big to other people, but big for me. And I’m ready, ready take this year on head first! Let’s do this 2017!

What is something you are looking forward to in the new year?

xoxo Ariana


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This post was part of Helene’s (from link up party! Thank you so much for hosting this Helene!! It was my first link-up EVER so I already have a New Year’s Resolution checked off  ✔

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Kian and JC: Don’t Try This At Home Tour

By on July 27, 2016














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So my amazingly wonderful best friend, Abby, got us tickets to see two YouTubers we really like, Kian and JC as a graduation present! So earlier this month, my mom, sister, Abby, traveled to Atlanta for the show! She also snagged some meet and greet tickets so we got to meet them and get a picture! OH and get a copy of their new book, Don’t Try This At Home!  (wink wink).

It was SO hot in Atlanta, like I was melting after ten minutes of waiting outside. They even started giving out cups of water it was so hot. We only waited about an hour before they started letting people in. While we were waiting, one of the guys’ friends, Dom was playing DJ and playing a bunch of music. It was so loud and I had a headache but I was going with the flow and just trying to focus on meeting the guys! We even got a picture with Dom and he was really cool and chill. We finally got up to meet the guys and it was actually pretty nerve-wracking! Like, I got really nervous all in like five minutes. But then we met them, a guy took pictures with our phones (and took 38 burst photos on mine woah) and we talked to them for literally like a second. It was kinda rushed but also kinda expected. I looked at JC and told him to have a good rest of the day and he smiled and said “Thanks, you too” so that was a plus!

The show was great! It was so hot, we stood close to the stage so people were pushing and screaming so that was a bit annoying but again. Just tried to focus on the guys. The guys were so funny and great with the crowd, the crowd was responsive, and overall it was just a fun time! It was cool to see them in real life rather than just our laptop screens.

After the show, we went back to the hotel, ate some quick food, and then went straight to bed. It was a long, hot day! Then we traveled all the way back home the next morning, after a stop at Waffle House of course! We both read the book on the way home, which is filled with fun stories and cool pictures so you should check it out!

I’m so blessed and thankful that I got to have this opportunity and that I could experience it with my best friend! I’ll always have this great memory and now it’s documented so we can look back on it! Thank you so much Abby!

xoxo Ariana

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