If I had to choose one word to describe my 2015, it would be CHANGE. So much has happened in the past twelve months! I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane and share some milestone moments from this past year…

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{A New Year’s Day polar bear plunge in Connecticut}

design darling atlanta

{A buying trip to Atlanta with a pit stop at Ann Mashburn}

design darling niece helicopter tour

{Will and I took a helicopter tour of NYC}

design darling blogger brunch bobo nyc{I hosted the second Design Darling blogger brunch at fashion week in February}

design darling notting hill london guide

{In March, I visited my brother Grayson who was studying abroad in London}

design darling cassis france

{Grayson and I took a weekend trip from London to Cassis, France}

design darling west village apartment

{In late March, I announced that Will and I were leaving New York and moving to Dallas}

design darling new york city guide

{I created a Design Darling New York City guide during my final week in the city}


{In April, Will and I took advantage of his time off work and headed to Paris}


{…followed by the most glorious three days on the Amalfi Coast}

design darling move to dallas

{When we got back, we filled up a truck and drove across the country with our pup Rory}

design darling serena and lily riviera counter stools

{And at the end of April, we moved into our new house!}

design darling dallas office

{In May, I moved into the new Design Darling headquarters}


{In June, I wrote about making friends in a new city}


{…and learned a lot about moving in with my significant other}

design darling rachel pally striped cutout maxi dress

{My Fourth of July shoot was featured on Town & Country}

design darling pink prickly pear margaritas

{I drank these prickly pear margaritas all summer long}

design darling taylor swift concert

{In July, Will and I went back to New York and got thisclose to Taylor Swift!}

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{I loved this pretty picnic shoot}

{I got to see lots of family and friends on Nantucket}


{In August, I turned 26 and celebrated with new friends in Dallas}


{In September, I released one of my first original Design Darling products, personalized lucite trays in collaboration with artist Susie Horner}


{Sailing Nantucket was one of my happiest moments of the year}

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{In October, we relaunched the boutique website and hosted our first Dallas shopping night}


{Our living room finally started coming together}


{We did lots of apple picking and leaf peeping near my parents’ new home in Connecticut}


{In November, I wrapped up the One Room Challenge in our guest bedroom}

design darling naples florida

{An unexpected trip to Naples for Grandy’s surgery, which thankfully went perfectly}


{Our friend Paul launched his boot company}


{In December, Will and I hosted our first Christmas party}

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{We headed up to Maine to celebrate Christmas with both of our families…}

design darling engagement

{…and on Christmas Eve, Will got down on one knee and I said YES!}

Lots more on that to come… 🙂 Happy 2016, everyone!

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  1. Congrats, Mackenzie!! Sounds like a wonderful proposal. Good luck with wedding planning (I’m in the midst of it now!) Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

  2. Congratulations! I felt like every major milestone I was just waiting anxiously for a “we’re engaged” post. I am SO excited for you!

    You’ve had QUITE a year, and I enjoyed reading about every moment. Here’s to a fabulous 2016, and following the wedding planning!

  3. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read the engagement post and so excited to see wedding planning blogs from you 🙂 Happy New Year!

  4. What a year! I read your 2014 recap and it’s clear that so much can change in a year. I’m so happy that it was such a great year for you. Congratulations to you and Will on your engagement!

  5. What a year 🙂 These are some of my favorite posts to read! I can’t wait to hear more about your engagement. I just got engaged too and I wasn’t prepared for what a crazy and exciting time it has been. Cheers to 2016!