Sunday 8 January 2023

Best of 2022

Hello friends.  Before I dive completely into 2023, I wanted to look back on 2022 and reflect on some of the happenings over the past year in my personal life.   2022 was a breath of fresh air after the previous couple of years were so loaded with uncertainty and worry.  Here are some personal highlights from 2022:

  • Both my husband and I turned 40 and we were able to celebrate with so many of our friends in early summer!

  • My dad turned 65 but then chose not to retire yet.  Maybe in 2023, but nonetheless we were so excited to celebrate this milestone with him at the start of the year. 

  • We went on a adult only trip to Italy, exploring Rome, Lake Como & Milan.  This was an incredible opportunity for us and something we are extremely grateful for.  Part of the trip was just the two of us and the other part was with my sister and BIL.

  • Anya turned 13 and officially became a teen and now our home no longer has little girls.  This was bittersweet for this mama.
  • Family time at the lake is always treasured and this summer was extra special when all of the Dautbegovic family could come together.  It's the BEST thing that happened in 2022!

  • Halie continued to explore her love of horse riding and entered and won a jumping show!

  • Anya continued to fall more in love with dance and was thrilled to get back onto a stage and enjoy competitions with her dance group.

  • I continue to enjoy my job as a vice-principal and early childhood educator and you can follow along with my teaching adventure at bosprek on IG.  
  • Logan is still working fulltime from home and loves it!  He plays ball hockey once a week and has gotten into working out with the Peloton app.
  • A&H Snapshots had lots of growth in 2022 and I am excited to continue to learn and grow my photography skills and side business in 2023.  Please follow along ahsnapshots on IG.

Since Mondays are my fashion blog post, I am also including the top 10 most popular outfits from the blog, in no particular order.  As I went through my stats I realized many of the posts came from the Ageless Style Link-up parties that happen every third Thursday of the month.  One of my 2022 goals was to collaborate and connect with more bloggers so I am thrilled that a few ladies reached out and I was able to do that.  Finding community online has been the best part of my blogging journey and I hope to continue to grow friendships and build community in 2023. 

 #1 Winter White with a Splash of Periwinkle

#2 Ponchos, Puppies & Sweater Dresses

#3 Sweater Weather

#4 Pink Power Suit

#5 Dancing in the Rain

#6 Sleeves vs. Sleeveless

#7 White Tops & Linen Shorts

#8 The Bikini

#9 Day to Night: Leather Pants

#10 Thanksgiving 2022

It's your turn now!  Tell me a few  of your personal highlights from 2022.

Thanks for stopping by and following along.  


  1. Looks like you had a great year!!

    Curated by Jennifer

  2. You had a great year! I feel 2022 was a good year in that it did get back to normal and we got to enjoy a lot of our normal things again!! Your lake outings are just so fun and I love when you share those on IG Stories. I love that you got to go on your big trip to Europe finally (even tho that darn luggage got lost!) and it is wonderful you had so many friends and family to celebrate turning 40!


  3. Looks like a fun filled year! :) I really like the outfits in the look back as well. I should try get organised enough to look at my blog stats and do something like that one year!

  4. What a great year! So glad you got to do all of those things and love the lookback at your outfits: some winners there!

  5. It looks like it was an amazing year for you and your family! My favorite is that pink power suit of yours. It's absolutely fabulous!

  6. It sounds like 2022 was a beautiful year for you and full of celebrations!! I love all of these pretty looks, especially #9!

    Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week! :)

    Make Life Marvelous

  7. So many beautiful accomplishments and memories made in 2022! And yes to the lake trip with the whole family. As I have gotten older, I appreciate those moments so much more than I ever did. Funny how life works, huh? And I hear you. My son is still little but I feel my heart just going through the motions every now and then when I watch him and realize he is no longer the baby/toddler he was once. My favorite looks are #4 and #9!

    Maureen |