Second Chances Girl - a Miami family and lifestyle blog!: Best of 2014 and a BIG THANK YOU!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best of 2014 and a BIG THANK YOU!!

I am thrilled to be writing this post. I have always read other blogger's best of posts and hoped to do one of my own (I didn't do one last year as I didn't have many posts). My blog rocked this year and helped me realize how much I love blogging. I wouldn't mind if this turned into a full-time thing either, spend more time with my family and do what I love. That's definitely a future goal/resolution of mine! I've already started brainstorming some ideas for 2015 and I'm really super excited for a new year!

Having a blog to document your life is incredible. I had such a great time looking back at all the things my family and I did that I didn't even remember. It was fun sharing our family life, celebrations and recipes with you and there's more to come. I did an analytics search to find my most viewed posts and here are my Top 5:

Any and all posts about Ivanna were well-received this year. I wasn't sure about sharing her life on my blog since she isn't my biological child but she was OK with it. I love her to death and in my mind she is my child so you will definitely continue to hear more about Ivanna in 2015!

You guys loved this post! I can see why too. The movie was a hit in the theatres, every child wanted a Baymax of their very own and not many people have DIY'd a Big Hero 6 party. This party almost didn't happen thanks to an unruly 8 year old but in the end, I'm glad I pulled it together. 

This post was one of my favorites this year just because I love Disney movies. It was so fun to look online, gather all the movie info and then wait in anticipation for the movie's release! 2015 version is coming up in January so stay tuned!!

I was so excited to share this recipe on my blog. This is a family favorite, we have it at least once a month. Adrian is always asking me to make it for him. It's a perfect combination of pizza and pasta that I am sure your whole family will love!!

After a couple years working at this blended family stuff, I thought I would share some tips & tricks! You guys loved this post and I am already working on Part 2 of tips and tricks centered around holidays!! Our blended family rocks!!

I also want to take a minute and thank each and every one of you that reads and comments on my posts. Sometimes, I wonder if anyone reads what I write and then bam, a comment pops up. I do read them all and a goal of mine in 2015 is to respond to each and every one. I want to build a better relationship with each of you because I love blogging. I love sharing our lives with you and getting to experience amazing opportunities I would have never experienced. I love working with blogger networks and trying out new products. Bloggingbecame a huge part of my life in 2014 and it will be even BIGGER in 2015. I have so much planned but don't worry, this blog will ultimately always be about family and my second chance!!!

Happy New Year to you and yours!!


  1. Awesome list and I am pinning that recipe asap, it looks amazing! You are an amazing blogger and I always enjoy reading what you post. I can't wait to follow your blog into the new year and see where you take it! I hope you and your family have an awesome New Year!

  2. I loved these posts. The baked ziti was fantastic. The Big Hero 6 party was inspiring! I always love blended families posts because I'm from one.
    Happy New Year, Ida!



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