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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

The Best of 2015

The Best Posts of 2015I sit here at my computer pouring over this last year and am I in awe of the fact that the year is really ending this week. A year can feel like it flies by so fast but when I look back, I see it was packed with so much – vacations, adventures, people, memories, and a new place for Oak + Oats to call home. I’ve rounded up the best of 2015 according to you – these were my most loved posts this past year so if you missed them, you get the chance to show them a little more love!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

2015 Verse of the Year: Starting out the year with a different kind of resolution. Turns out a lot of you can relate to the perfectionism struggle and the stressors / hope that comes with a new year and a fresh start.

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

Discovering: I love this post because it shares with you some of my firsts photos with my 50mm lens which really started me hard on the photography journey! Also it is so sweet to see my little niece as she grows up!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

Top 10 Things to Splurge on at Disney: Bruce and I took a freindcation to Disneyworld and it was one of the most magical things of all time. I rounded up some tips to share with you for the next time you go to Disney!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

Adventure Seeker: As the Colorado air warmed up, I took you into the mountains! It has been fun to have a camera along on all my outdoor trips so that I can capture all the details!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

How I do It All: I kept getting (and still get) questions about how I do it all – how I blog full time while also working full time and dealing with all other life responsibilities. It is pretty crazy and yes my life is busy, but the truth is, I don’t do it all! I guess we all need reminders to give ourselves grace and get help where needed!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

DIY Sugar Scrub: I think everyone loves a good sugar scrub – soft hands for the win!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

Members Only Night: You guys either loved this outfit or loved the fact that Bruce and I go to the zoo all the time – either way, it’s pretty awesome!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

His & Hers Brewery Style: Another outfit post in the top 12! This one highlights our love for local brews and shows off my cute husband!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

Adventure with Chacos: This post shares with you the story of our summer. With so many hikes nearby, we cannot help but take to the mountains. I love this post extra much (is that even okay to say 😉 ) because it shows us enjoying the beauty of Colorado even though we spent so much of our summer working on our basement!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

Ethical Techy Gear: My new laptop case made the rounds this year! It is not only beautiful but also ethical and that is seriously something that I love to share with you all!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

Welcome to the New Oak + Oats Site: This year I made one of the biggest brand decisions that I have ever made and I moved over to WordPress. I also got a whole new brand, design, and logo as well as made some much needed changes with my content! This was step one in a series of steps to get my blog to a place where I can make it my full time gig!

Oak + Oats Best of 2015

Labor Day Lift Off: I can’t blame you, I am in love with these hot air balloon pictures too! It has been fun to share some of my favorite Colorado activities with you this past year.

What a year 2015 has been! Thank you so much for being a part of it and sharing your lives with me. I am always a bit sad to say goodbye to a year but I am excited to see what 2016 has in store. Let me know in the comments what some of your favorite moments of 2015 were (whether on Oak + Oats or in your own life!) Please share with me the posts and things that inspired you!

What was your favorite post from 2015? Do you remember any of these posts? What kinds of posts are you looking forward to reading in 2016?

xoxo, elizabeth
  • Happy 2016!! Great recap and highlights. Congratulations on a great year.

    http://www.backwardsnhighheels.com

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Ashli! 🙂

  • Ohhh the hot air balloon post was one of my favorites! You’ve had an excellent 2015, Beth. Congratulations on all the changes! Cheers to 2016.

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! I am getting pretty excited about things in store for the new year!!

  • Great recap! It’s definitely been a year full of fun posts here. Happy new year!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Kendall!

  • I just found your site and love it, girlie! This is a great post for me to see all the favorite content from 2015 and to get caught up. I just moved to Colorado in August and started a blog, so it’s great to meet another Rocky Mountain blogger! Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

    Kristin
    http://www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

    • Oak & Oats

      Hello Kristin! So nice to meet you! I love finding other Colorado Bloggers! I’m now following you and cannot wait to see what you are up to!!

  • Love your recap! I can’t wait to keep reading your blog in 2016!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Ashlee! I have some fun new things for the new year!

  • What a big year full of quality posts! 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you so much Julie!! You are awesome!

  • Loved your 2015 posts and your recap is incredible! Can’t wait to keep following along in 2016! Happy New Year, Beth!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Allison! Happy New Year to you too!!!

  • 2015 was such a great year for you and your blog! I’ve loved following along and can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for you!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Stacia! It has been wonderful having you along in the journey!

  • So much goodness! Can’t wait to see what you bring us in the new year!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Annie! I am excited to go into the new year!

  • What a great year! And I love the sugar scrub recipe! I have been looking for more recipes for all my oils! Praying this New Year is a wonderful one for you and filled with just as many blessings as 2015 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      Oh perfect! I also have a Margarita one with the Lime!!! 🙂

  • I love reading recap posts. It’s a great way to see a little bit of everything all in one go, and a great way to see how much we’ve grown. I’m still working on finishing up mine.

    Love,
    Julie | http://www.xfallenmoon.com/

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Julie! 🙂 It is really fun to look back on the past year and be intentional about remembering and recording!

  • What a fun-filled year! Cheers to 2016 beautiful!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks Shane!

  • I loved reading this! I found your blog via Instagram/the Peony project and have loved following along. I’m excited to read more and get to know you better in 2016! 🙂 PS…your instagram feed is GORGEOUS. I hope to grow my photography and have a feed/photography like yours one day! 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much Lauren! Welcome to Oak + Oats! And seriously thanks so much for your sweet words!!! I’ve just recently (within the last year and a half) picked up a camera and tried to learn everything I can about it! You’ve got this!!! XOXO

  • Oh man! I love looking back on things like this! It’s so fun to see all the different things from your year!

    • Oak & Oats

      I know right??!!? It is fun to go back and take stock!