holiday, Things I Love

Looking Back {2014}

I cannot believe I’m already doing “this” post, the looking back on post, seriously this year went by incredibly fast.  Last year I wrote this post in our temporary housing while our life was in what felt like suspended limbo. Thankfully, things don not feel as limbo-ish


Farmers Market South Carolina

Sunshine South Carolina

We have slowly made this place our home.

Starbucks with the girls

Sunrise on the beach

Mrs. AOK North Chuck


Pizza Making| Mrs. AOK, A WORK IN PROGRESS

We’ve made memories.

I got a rock! Last minute DIY Halloween Costume|Charlie Brown|DIY

Queen of Hearts & The White Bunny

Happy Fall Y'all| Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress

Because I'm Happy…

Christmas in July smiles

My Littles Christmas 2014| Mrs. AOK, A Work In

We’ve laughed, a lot.

Yes… there's a Starbucks at WDW! #Disney #Starbucks

Disney Tip Pack a Poncho

Singing in the rain


Cinderella's Castle

We even made a special trip to Disney World!

Highlight of our lives!!!!

dashed lineThis year, I’ve opened up…. a lot.

My blog, has become such a need in my life.

I’m so lucky to have fallen in love with blogging.

Blogging has given me, my voice, and I have been running with it.


I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress this year.

A photo posted by Mrs.AOK (@mrs_aok) on

Bloggy Boot Camp

I also attended my first blog conference!

That's What She Said Button

Edith Sitwell| That's What She Said| Monthly Quote Link up| Quotes| Women's Quotes|

Thank You Notes |A weekly linkup to share your Thank You Notes| Linkup| Thankful| Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress

 This year I said good-bye to Sorry, Not Sorry, but welcomed That’s What She Said and Thank You Notes. I love both of these additions to my blog.

Blogging, is like dating.  Here's how...

I admitted my belief that blogging, is like dating.  I was afraid I would be alone on this one, but many of you agreed! Whew 🙂  This was one of my biggest posts of the year, which seriously was a shocker to me, because I was terrified that people may have thought I had gone around the bend. So, yeah, we’re kind of dating 🙂

love and marriage

No, I’m not trying to marry you, that’s against the law, I’m a happily married woman.  However, I didn’t always have a rosy view on marriage, and this post shares why.

20 Things


The Furbaby & I {my writing companion}

Welcome Tour Through Blogland Mrs. AOK

*✩The more you know ✩*

I was the gift that kept giving this year, did you catch my 20 Things You May Not Know About Me post or my Tour Through Blogland post? It is pretty safe to say if you were not (blog)dating me before, you will after reading these two posts. 😉

Which do you prefer? |Racist| Words Matter| Real Talk |Blogging Controversial| Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress

If Tomorrow Never Comes


Sometimes things happen, and you just cannot shut your mouth, even if you try to keep things light on your blog.  I feel like getting these things off your chest is best. (Yes, rhyme intended, because keeping things light)


It's NOT who you are, it's who you THINK you're not

I shared how even though I know I’m a damn good Mama, I have guilt and worry, and at times the two feel like mountains.  I’m hiking those mountains and conquering them one by one.  It’s true.

Kid, You'll Move Mountains|Dr. Seuss| Quote

Just Keep Writing|Writing|AmWriting|Blog|Blogging|WriteOn|NaBloPoMo
On Writing

I shared a little about one of my passions that has been rekindled, thanks blog.

While I’m on that subject, thank you!  Thank you for the visits, shares, comments, and time.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much that means to me.

Blogging has truly been a spark I needed, I’ve been able to refocus and drop some anxiety, I’ve been able to connect, oh the connections…  I love the connections.  I’m so full with love through this little blog that wasn’t supposed to be at all…

My growing friendships and sweet inspirers, you, you keep me going!

I don’t know what 2015 holds, but what I do know…. I’m ready!

Cheers 2015

Follow my blog with Bloglovin


© 2014 – 2015, Dean @Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress. All rights reserved.

34 thoughts on “Looking Back {2014}”

  1. Hey there hun!

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas with your family! It looks like you had a great 2014 and I am wishing you an even more prosperous 2015!

    Hope all is well! See you in the socialverse!

    1. I had a wonderful holiday break, thank you! How was yours? I’m glad we connected in 2014, I cannot wait to see what 2015 brings our way.
      All the best this year, and always!

  2. Aww! What an absolutely lovely recap post! It really does seem like 2014 flew by. I’m so happy you had a good year, and that I could be a part of it. Here’s to an even better 2015! 🙂 We got this girl!

    1. Thanks, Tenns! I’m so incredibly happy you were a part of my year, it was such a pleasure to meet you IRL. 🙂 It’s a bigger pleasure to call you “friend”, thanks for all the support and love!

  3. Great recap post friend! It looks like your family has really come to love South Carolina. That is so great! Wishing you a very Happy New Year and looking forward to more in 2015! Thank you for always being a great support to me. I truly appreciate it because it’s people like you that make blogging worthwhile again!

    1. Wellll… I’m not sure if I’d say LOVE, but SC is growing on us 😉 . The beach life– yes, we LOVE that!
      I too am appreciative of your friendship, you’ve been such a lovely friend to me and this blog. I’m loving Book Delight, I cannot wait to see what 2015 holds for it and you. 🙂
      All the best…. always!

  4. I am so so glad we connected in 2014, and I look forward to connecting even more in 2015! I loved reading your recap, especially since we didn’t start officially “blog dating” until the latter half of the year 😉 Happy New Year, m’dear, can’t wait to see what 2015 brings for you!

    1. Can I just say, I’m happy in our relationship 😀 Let’s keep it going this year and forever. 🙂
      Seriously, I’m incredibly thankful we connected, you’ve been such a dear, thanks!
      Happy Always!

  5. I love the photo of you, Tenns and Tiffany! Such fun. I really wanted to be there.
    And the Disney ponchos – you’re not kidding! We bought them at a dollar store and brought them to Orlando. We’ll do that again before we leave in a few weeks.
    I love looking at years in review in photos. It shows so many times. Just so many!

    1. I love that picture too, we had tons of fun that weekend. It would have been nice to have met you there, maybe next time.

      I had ponchos on my list of things to purchase BEFORE we left to WDW, and never did 🙁 totally paid for that mistake.

    1. Thank you! Yes, 2014 mosdef gave me a blogging voice, I cannot wait to amplify it even more this year. 🙂
      I cannot wait to see what you do in 2015 as well.

  6. I am going to have to go back to this.. since I missed a bunch of those posts!! (and my home computer SUCKS) Looks like you had a really exciting year… looking forward to what 2015 has in store!! I am so glad I have been able to connect with you in this crazy blogging land!

    1. It’s been lovely connecting with you too, Lauren. Happy New Year to you and your precious family!
      P.S. Come back anytime 🙂

  7. What a gorgeous recap of your year. Love the photos and will be back to check out your Thank You Notes linkup. Stopping by from Mommy Monday! I host a Small Victories Sunday Linkup open all week and a Throwback Thursday linkup if you’d like to link up with me too!

    1. Thank you, Tanya! I’d love to have you back for Thank You Notes 🙂
      I appreciate the invites to your parties– I’m on my way!

  8. I love seeing your photos! They always bring a smile to my face. I sincerely hope 2015 brings you many more wonderful memories and beautiful moments – you deserve it. xoxo

    1. You are seriously one of the sweetest people EVER! Thank you. Thanks for being so incredibly sweet to me, you make me smile. 🙂
      All the best to you!

Leave a Reply