The Best of 2016

Happy New Year, my peeps! Can you believe it’s 2017?!!! I wanted to start off and say thank you for following along on this journey with me. It’s hard to believe that this little bloggity blog started almost 5 years ago. I find myself looking at time a lot lately and thinking, “how did we get here so fast?” My first babe is about to turn 8 and I swear I can remember just holding him for the first time. Life has been a whirlwind (a good one of course) over the past 10 years and I have the face wrinkles to prove it! Ha! Teddy looked at a photo album with his friend a few weeks ago and neither of them would stop raving about how young I used to look. Ha!

I look back on 2016 and there were many ups and many downs and I must admit that I am not sorry to see it go. I am excited for a fresh year. It’s funny because I think there is some hope that we will wake up on January 1st and just spring out of bed, a different person, ready to tackle the new year with our new goals and new resolutions. It doesn’t happen that way at all. It takes lots of work to tackle those goals and resolutions. I did wake up and pray for a happy and healthy year. I think ultimately, those two things are key. I have been thinking a lot about goals and resolutions the past few weeks and I find myself adding to my list, a lot. Thankfully, I’ve got a year to get through this one. 🙂

I have lots of great and new things in store for the bloggity blog over the next few months and I am so thrilled to be able to share it all with you. First up, we start our kitchen renovation this week and its going to be an adventure. We’ve been in our new house for a month now and we have yet to fully unpack since we knew this reno was starting right after the new year. It’s been a whirlwind few months with the move. The timing was crazy! Moving during the holidays is nuts. We did not expect this timing at all (More on that in another post), but we got through it! I’m super excited to share this process of renovating our new to us, but older home, with you all and it should be a fun one! I will be sharing the before pictures of the kitchen, later this week. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share inspiration pics and some of the finishes that we have chosen. Be sure to follow me over on Instagram to see little peeks here and there. I’ve shared lots of little glimpses of the new casa on my Instagram Stories!

But for now, let’s take a peek back at 2016 and see some of your favorite posts:

My pineapple POWDER BATHROOM was a favorite. I truly enjoyed creating this space! I am contemplating just doing the exact same wallpaper in this house because I love it so much. I’m thinking I might try a different colorway, just because, why not. You can see this post HERE.

Pineapple Wallpaper Powder Bathroom

I’m Too Busy

Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

My Mom’s Kitchen Redo

Home Tour Tuesday- The Guest Bedroom

floral pillows bedroom

The Bonus Year

Wood Tile Flooring Update

Porcelain Wood Tile Floor

Home Tour Tuesday- The Master Bedroom

master bedroom

Off The Shoulder Top- Two Ways

off the shoulder top

Bedroom Sitting Area

Master Bedroom

Date Night Style

How We Do Summer

summer fun

Home Tour Tuesday- The Laundry Room

Brick Floors Laundry Room

My Experience with The HydraFacial

after Hydra Facial

33 Things for My 20 Year old Self

Free People Jacket- Two Ways

free people jacket

Six Under Sixty– six great items under $60!

Denim Diaries

tie neck top, jeans and booties

Home Tour Tuesday- The Kitchen

White and Brass Kitchen

The Best Beach Waves Products


Holiday Photo Outfit Ideas for Kids

kid holiday card photo ideas

I hope your 2017 is off to a great start! Happy New Year and here is to new beginnings! XO!


Welcome to The House Of Fancy

House of Fancy is the lifestyle brand created by wife, mom, blogger, fashionista, foodie, home project addict, wine enthusiast, entertainer and sometimes DIY Queen, Ashley Lastovica. We believe in bringing a little Fancy to your everyday!

The Fancy Tees

Where I Love to Shop

House of Fancy is the lifestyle brand created by wife, mom, blogger, fashionista, foodie, home project addict, wine enthusiast, entertainer and sometimes DIY Queen, Ashley Lastovica. Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of chardonnay and join Ashley and her husband Mr. Fancy, for a peek into their everyday life and all the fun, fashion, fabulousness, home renovations, family and sometimes chaos that is the House of Fancy!



  1. Kimm wrote:

    Hope 2017 brings you much happiness ! Happy new year

    Posted 1.1.17
  2. Esther wrote:

    Can’t wait to see all your kitchen renovation projects!

    Happy 2017!

    Posted 1.3.17

Comments are closed.