2015 Wrap Up

Kimba Likes looking back so you can look forward. I am sharing my 2015 wrap up, including top 10 posts and my top post of all time!

Kimba Likes 2015 Wrap Up

Wow! What a year it has been.  It has truly been a year of highs, tempered by some drama llama.  Luckily, we have emerged from the lows stronger, more connected as a family and more in love as a couple.  Awwww!

Kimba Likes looking back so you can look forward. I am sharing my 2015 wrap up, including top 10 posts and my top post of all time!

We had a visit from the Welshman’s parents, who haven’t been to Australia since we were married in 2002.  So lovely to have them experience our day to day life.  Plus we got to visit the Northern Territory – blown away at how gorgeous it is!

Kimba Likes our Uluru family adventure - Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Sails in the Desert, dot painting class and lots of R&R

The Welshman has had a truly kickarse year in terms of his career.  I’d love to tell you all about the massive project he’s heading up, but I’d have to kill you.  However, by the end of 2017, I’ll be able to share the news.  Suffice it to say that it is something that will change the way you go about an everyday task.  I can’t wait!

Kimba Likes Boyo Style - check out what my gorgeous young man wore to his Year 6 Graduation farewell dinner

Boyo overcame some personal challenges in the form of bullying by a family friend. The bully’s mother, a former friend, then bullied me.  Sadly, role modelling doesn’t just have positive connotations.

He graduated from primary school with a fabulous school report, and a reputation as an honest, caring and all around fabulous kid.  Yes, yes, I’m biased as his mother, but trust me.  It’s true!

Kimba Likes Pitt Street Dental Centre - check out my before and after Philip Zoom whitening treatment

The highlight of my year? So many to choose from! I became a Business Mamas blog ambassador, as I study for a Diploma of Business and plan to launch my personal styling business next year.  Feather & Noise named a frock after me – I know right?! I got a brand new car. I became a Sizeable Brand Ambassador. I’m sharing the love for luxe T shirts in my role as Ruby & Lilli brand representative.

I’ve worked with some amazing brands, and teamed up with Em from The Illusive Femme for Style it Project, and with Sarah from She Writes for Summer Style File.

Wardrobe Wednesday continues to be my most popular post of the week – turns out you love taking an international style tour as much as I do!  Oh, and you’re rather fond of my tips, tricks and life hacks too!  I’m loving checking out your Me Time Moments on Instagram for Kimba Likes Daily Treats.Kimba Likes wearing Bohemian Traders and adores the new Moroccan Summer collection #kimbalikes #bohemiantraders #moroccansummer

However, my most amazing experience of 2015? Hands down, without a doubt, snowball’s chance in hell of it being anything else, kinda thing.  It just has to be my hysterectomy and endometriosis surgery.  My diagnosis in August was a relief – finally, I had a reason.  Meeting the specialist of my dreams gave me a solution.  The surgery came with some drama llama, but my recovery was far better than I was expecting – and I was optimistic.

I shared my story of diagnosis, procedure and recovery, and was so gratified by the gorgeous responses I received. So much advice and support from those who had been there, done that.  I was able to assist others who were about to start their own recovery journey – nothing made me happier!  Support and well wishes all around. Love that!

It’s been nearly 10 weeks since my surgery, and I’ve gone from strength to strength.  I had a slight dip emotionally a couple of weeks ago as I adjusted to the hormonal changes, and the frustration of not being able to do quite everything just yet!

Kimba Likes Top 10 blog posts of 2015

Here’s the 10 most popular blog posts published on Kimba Likes in 2015.

Kimba Likes Style it Project. All about styling a different piece every month. This June, it's the chambray shirt dress. I'm sharing how I styled mine with some tips on how you can style yours!

Style it Project | wearing chambray shirt dress

I kicked off Style it Project in June, and had an amazing response!  click to read

Kimba Likes Homedics Newa Skin Rejuvenation System

HoMedics Newa Skin Rejuvenation System trial & review

I trialled a collagen production-boosting skincare system, the HoMedics Newa. click to read

Kimba Likes how to wear dresses that are too short #styletips #kimbalikes

How to wear dresses that are too short

Simple advice that you simply loved! click to read

Why I don't like bootcut jeans @kimbalikes #kimbalikes kimbalikes.com

Why I don’t like bootcut jeans

Hard hitting journalism right here! click to read

Wearing Drop Crotch Pants

Wearing drop crotch pants

Trust me, if you haven’t tried them, give them a go.  It’s all about finding the right shape for you. click to read

Kimba Likes No Muffin Top Skinny Jeans featuring Katies, Jay Jays, Just Jeans and Harlow @kimbalikes #kimbalikes

No Muffin Top skinny jeans

The best skinny jeans to wear when you’re not skinny! click to read

How to wear a crop top with a muffin top #kimbalikes @kimbalikes kimbalikes.com

How to wear a crop top with a muffin top

Turns out muffin tops are so unpopular that two muffin top solutions made it into my top 10 of 2015! click to read

How to disguise eyebags when you're 40+ #kimbalikes #beautyduty #eyebags kimbalikes.com

How to disguise eyebags

It takes a few steps, but only a few minutes and it’s worth it! click to read

How to disguise a bloated tummy with style tips and tricks #kimbalikes #fashioncamouflage

How to dress with a bloated tummy

Like many of my blog posts, this started as a solution I needed (hello endometriosis), and turned out to be something many of you were interested in too.  click to read

Kimba Likes Curly Hair Tips & Tricks

Curly hair tips and tricks

Sharing some tips and tricks I’ve learnt over the years – plus a flashback to when I was addicted to my ghD! click to read

Bonus – my most popular post ever!

how to tie a scarf as a hair bow

How to tie a scarf as a hairbow

My most popular post of all time was published two years ago, and is still one of the most popular Google search results for “how to tie a scarf in your hair” or “how to tie a scarf as a hairbow”.  How cool is that?!

I hope you had a fabulous year, and I am really looking forward to hanging out and having a chat in 2016!

Please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see more of (or less of!) on Kimba Likes.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Kimba Likes // a style blog with a fun family twist! @kimbalikes

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  • merilyn - 1 January 2016 - 5.07 pm

    a lovely round up kim! … you truly have had a huge year!
    looking good for 2016 hun!
    how gorgeous does boyo look! he is rocking the look!
    I hope you all have an ab/fab 2016!
    much love m:)XReplyCancel

  • Em @ The Illusive Femme - 31 December 2015 - 10.31 am

    Happy new year gorgeous! Loved reading about your year. And loved working with you this year. It was a pleasure! Here is to a fun filled 2016 xxxReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Duke - 31 December 2015 - 8.40 am

    Wishing you a Happy New Year for 2016 ! Love reading your blog and seeing your post on Instagram ! XReplyCancel

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