2014 in Review

by Kelli H. on January 1, 2015



Happy 2015! I hope your new years eve was exactly what you hoped it would be. I’ve been up in the mountains with family helping them move to a new cabin, while trying to also have some fun and rest! As you can see, Made in Sonoma is looking a tad different today. My friend, Maren, has been in charge of switching/redesigning my blog over to WordPress from having blogged over at Blogger since 2011. It’s been quite the project, and it’s finally up and running. We’re still working out bugs so please bare with us while we continue doing changes throughout the month. 

I tend to be a fan of review posts and after doing mine in 2013 it only felt right to do one for 2014! Hopefully you find a post or two that perhaps you didn’t come across during 2014. 

Most Popular Recipe of 2014


Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

Most Popular Entree 


Smothered Chicken & Quinoa Skillet

Most Popular Wine Review


Wine of the Week: Fetzer 2010 Crimson Cabernet Sauvignon

Favorite Hike


Hiking to the Summit of Mt. Diablo

Favorite Random Post


This is 27

Favorite Wine Tasting


 Wine Tasting in Anderson Valley

Favorite Whole30 Recipe


Slow Cooker Shredded Pork over Carrot “Fries” topped with Guacamole

Favorite Beer


Brew Review:  Deschutes Brewing Twilight Summer Ale

Overall 2014 was a great year and one David and I had been looking forward to for a long time.  He graduated college, landed an awesome job, paid off his school loan, and we’re on the right track to buying a house in 2015! Each year becomes more and more exciting!

Thank you for reading Made in Sonoma. I plan on posting just as much as I have in the past. Blogging is still a hobby I continue to grow. Happy New Year! 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

sonia the mexigarian January 2, 2015 at 11:39 am

And I am drooling over that pie again. Looks like it was a good year for you šŸ™‚ Hope 2015 brings you an awesome new home and lots of fun!

I really like the new layout btw. Really nice šŸ™‚


Kelli H. January 3, 2015 at 8:42 am

Thanks, Sonia! Learning WP is going to take me a lot of time but I’m excited to do it!


Jane January 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Love the new layout! Simple but totally you. Maren did an awesome job!

I still need to make that pie sometime. Maybe this Spring for Easter!

Happy New Year!


Diane @ Life of Di. January 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

Loving the new look of the blog. I think it fits perfectly šŸ™‚

Also – I really want to make that skillet meal for dinner one night this week. I’m doing a 30 day clean eating challenge with my sister and I think that would work!


Kelli H. January 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Thanks, Diane! It’s taking a bit to get used to but I’m sure I’ll get there.

I loveeee that skillet meal! It was definitely one of my favorites for 2014 before I did Whole30. I might just have to make it again even though it isn’t paleo. šŸ˜‰


Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes January 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

OMG this design looks amazing!! Love your new header/logo. How exciting! Hope your 2015 is just as great as 2014!


Kelli H. January 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Thanks, Annie! Happy New Year to you, too!


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