Ringing in the New Year | Hello, 2016!

Happy New Year

HAPPY (almost) NEW YEAR, Y’ALL!

Oh, my my my! I can hardly believe it–2015 is almost over, and we are all getting ready to ring in 2016! Goodness gracious! It feels like just yesterday we were watching the ball drop for 2015! Hmm…I guess the old cliche is true–time really does fly when you’re having fun! *wink*

2015 has been an awesome year–one for the books! The year has been jam-packed with lots of awesome things (and some not-so-awesome things) that have helped fill the pages of my imaginary scrapbook *wink* From interviewing The Beekman Boys and John & Whitney Spinks to getting accepted (with a transfer scholarship) to Emory & Henry College, I am excited to say that 2015 has been a good year on and off the VIP blog!

Sure–there are always hiccups and bumps in the road, but it’s important not to dwell on the negatives because, after all, it is (almost) a new year! We have new and exciting and positively wonderful things to look forward to, and we don’t need to focus on the not-so-great things like unfortunate fender benders, slacking on social media promotions, and how the weather is like a guy in a Katy Perry song *cue Hot n Cold*

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Now, to ring in the brand new year, what do y’all say we review the most popular and most fabulous VIP posts of 2015?! DJ–hit the music *wink*

Most-viewed posts of 2015–

1. Modeling Shoot: The Modern Day Jack & Diane

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2. VIP Interview: John & Whitney Spinks of HGTV’s Flipping the Block

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3. VIP Home: Color-Staining Concrete Pavers (DIY Patio Project)

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4. Weekly Whistle: Dreaming of a Safari Adventure

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5. Weekly Whistle: A Southern Belle in the Snow

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In other 2015 news…

 In addition to some awesome blog posts + interviews, I had the opportunity to interview Tracie Potts from NBC on my college’s student-produced television series Direction: Northeast. (I did several more of these interviews, but they are not avaliable on YouTube yet…So y’all will just have to wait to watch until 2016 *wink*)

As mentioned earlier in this re-cap blog post, I was also admitted into Emory & Henry College for my junior year! Goodness–I can’t believe that I will be graduating with my Associate of Science Degree in Broadcasting in May from Northeast State Community College! *happy dance*

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Oh–and how can I forget…I TURNED 20! *I may be two decades old, but I wish I still had the responsibilities of a 10 year old *wink*

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ALSO in 2015, this blonde experimented with hair color! Remember that time I was a temporary ginger *wink*

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AND LAST but definitely not least, in 2015 I started a new creative journey by hand-making bracelets and selling them on Etsy! Please give my shop BlueGrits a view or two and shop around :) Click the banner to shop.

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Now, I will say good-bye until next year *wink* I hope all of you have a fabulously fun and safe New Years celebration! :)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Letter From the Editor: Coffee Will Get Me Through October

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

It’s Friday *sighs and plops down in comfy chair* THANK GOODNESS! This week has been never ending, and I have a feeling this next week will be filled with lots of work, too! Thank goodness for coffee *wink*

ANYWAY–this weekend is merely a transition into SOME AWESOME THINGS for all of October! Let me tell y’all a little bit about my October :)

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  • I will be interviewing NBC’s Tracie Potts for Direction: Northeast at Northeast State Community College. I am SO VERY excited about this broadcasting opportunity! EEK! Stay tuned for more info *wink*
  • I have like a bajillion papers due–let’s not talk about it…I’m just going to say that I am glad that Starbucks is open late. 
  • I am getting ready to tour transfer universities. #stressful #paperwork 
  • *fingers crossed* I am working on a new project; however, I do not want to spill any beans until it’s official-official as to when it will be released.
  • I have fall break to look forward to–that means a 5 day weekend of #NetflixAndChill *wink*
  • The blog *might* be receiving a little makeover this month–if all goes according to plan! 
  • AND…last but not least, I have a SUPER fabulous blog series coming soon *happy dance*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn