One hundred!

It’s official, this is the 100th post on my blog! What a joy this little portal has been for me :).

I officially hit the “publish” button on my very first post (Welcome to Newlie!) here on the blog just over 4 years ago. I was so nervous even though I didn’t have any major expectations for it. I really just wanted my own little nook in the universe where I could write, format, add photos, and archive how genuinely good life is. I wanted something more than a Facebook page, an Instagram account, a few boards on Pinterest, or a place to “tweet.” I wanted a space to store up all the little and big moments in life without feeling like it was merely a memory if the details were to slip away.

As I’ve scrolled through the blog from time to time, it’s ultimately become a sweet little reminder to approach every rough day, culinary failure, painfully strenuous fitness goal, or terrible commute with the best possible perspective through wide, faithful eyes for the goodness that is always there.

Four years of 100 posts and I’m so glad that I never stopped writing. Those four years brought new adventures in food, life, traveling, writing, fitness, pregnancy, and so much more.  Below I’ll leave you with a few photos of the past 4 years in my posts. I hope that this blog has been a joy for some of you to follow along with too. I have to admit – your positive feedback in comments either on the blog or when I share links on Facebook have meant so much to me. Thank you all so much for reading along the way!

More adventures to come. Just you wait 🙂



“Newlie” joined OK Women Bloggers!

Delighted to share that I am “newlie” (hehe…never gets old) a member of Oklahoma Women Bloggers! This community shares inspiration, humor, how-to’s, recipes, and much more. Their mission: “Gather. Grow. Connect.” I’m thrilled to do so with the fabulous women bloggers of this beautiful state.Oklahoma Women BloggersAs the worldwide population of bloggers continues to grow, so do the challenges to connect to truly interested readers within your own content. Sure…there’s always Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – lots of great tools…but having a community like this to “talk to” and read about is exactly what I’ve needed as a newcomer to Oklahoma. Thanks for including me, OWB ladies! If anyone has suggestions on any additional communities that you think me/Newlie would be a good fit for – I’m all ears!