Butterfly Birthday (and year end wrap up)

Hey everyone. I know I'm a little late to the game here for posting a year end wrap up post, but better late then never so here we go.

I did a "Looking Back: 2016" post on More Precious Than Gold so you can check that post out here.

Well, there's going to be a lot of links and a lot of my favorite things, so hang on for the ride!!

Favorite Quotes of the Year

Favorite Books of the Year

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys - This book has an interesting writing style and POV with 4 different main characters that piqued my interest.

The Sky Riders by Christopher Hopper - Find my thorough review of this book here.

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool and This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof - You can read about these two books and how I fell in love with them here.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne - My short synopsis of this heart-breaking book can be found here.

A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes - This second installment of The Out of Time series was awesome! My short summary of it can be found here.

Resistance by Jaye L. Knight - A long book, but definitely worth the read. I loved the setting and am planning on reading the other books in the series this year!

Favorite Movies of the Year

Ben-Hur - I wrote a review for this back when it was in theaters. You can read it here.

Cinderella - I actually saw this one in theaters in 2015 but *sssshhhh* I loved this Cinderella version very much!

The Book Thief - You can find my review *coughs* and lots of gifs *coughs* here.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Yes I technically watched this one in 2015 as well *oops* (why didn't a do one of these posts last year??). But a great movie guys. For all Star Wars fans.

Priceless - You can read what I thought about this new release here (and watch the preview!).

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Not as good as the first one but definitely filled with fun and more madness!

Favorite Pictures of the Year

That's a lot of pictures! 

Well, there's a little wrap-up of my 2016. Next post I'll have a special tag to do so stay tuned for that!

<3 ashley


  1. Cool wrap up! sounds like it was a fun year for you!

    1. Thanks marrok! Yep it was a pretty fun year :)

  2. Great wrap up! All your pictures look amazing. :)
    AND YES! I love that Cinderella movie. Its such a sweet story and all of the costumes and scenery. And the first scene with Kit and Ella .... *will stop now* XD

    1. Haha thanks Sol. Those took a lot of work... ;P oh yes and Kit's blue eyes!! *sigh* that's such a great movie *goes to watch it*


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