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The Best of 2016

Oh my loves, can you believe 2016 is already behind us?!?! My oh my the time is flying by these days!!!! As I sit here and reflect on how much my life has changed over this past year I suddenly feel overwhelmed with gratitude and my heart could not be any more full. I want to share a handful of my most precious memories with you … so kick back, relax and let’s take a look at the best of 2016!!!

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One of the BEST moments of 2016 was of course when Justin and I found out we were pregnant with our little Leo … words cannot express the emotions we felt that day … from excitement to tears of joy to nervousness … it was ALL there!!!


How to Plan the Best Bachelorette Party

Cause girls just wanna have FUUUUNNNNN!!! Sammy’s stagette in Whistler this year was a party for the books … even though I wasn’t drinking and FULLY preggo with Leo, it was still SUCH a blast and it was so much fun to be around all of the girls for a weekend getaway to celebrate Sammy’s engagement!!!


His and Hers Wedding Wardrobe Must Haves

Sammy and Dustin’s wedding day… le sigh!!! I still can’t get over how beautiful everything turned out … I know everyone always says this … but it was more amazing then I could have ever imagined!!!


The Most Gorgeous Garden Baby Shower

I’ll admit … I MAY have shed a few tears when I saw the beautiful Baby Shower that Monika, Shay, and Aly had put together for me. Not only was it stunning but I was surrounded by so many of my amazing friends and family and the day was filled with so much love!!!

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Leo’s Birth Story

Oh my … where do I begin with this one???? This was the day that changed our lives, our little Leo brings a smile to our faces every second of every day and I could not imagine what life would be like without our little lion!!!


Leo’s First Party

The Sip and See … ohhh my my …. what a surreal day!!! This memory holds so many special places in my heart. Not only was it the FIRST time most of my friends and family met little Leo but we also hosted it in the backyard of our very first “fixer upper” home.


Leo’s First Halloween

As we’re strolling down memory lane, let’s take a little detour on the yellow brick road to Leo’s very first Halloween and that time we all dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz … ohhhh Nacho … I actually can’t look at this photo without busting a gut over Nacho … what a good sport!!!! Lol!!! He is one sexy Dorothy if you ask me!!! LOL!!

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Hawaii … Hawaii can be summed up in one word and that is DREAMY. This was our very first family vacation and needless to stay it was very much needed and oh so perfect. It warmed my heart to see Leo’s little footprints in the sand, spending warm evenings on the beach and watching stunning sunsets together… so many wonderful memories were made here.

Ps. Stay tuned for details on our trip, coming up next week!! …


Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

There’s a trend here … if you haven’t already picked up on it … LOL!!! Most of my highlights include all of our very FIRSTS with little Leo and that includes our first Christmas with him, our first trip to see Santa … hanging with my parents and Justin’s parents and just taking some much-needed R&R. We unplugged (for the most part) and stayed in our cozy PJ’s for LONG periods of time. I’m already counting down the days until we can do this all over again next year!!!!


And last but CERTAINLY not least … HE PUT A RING ON IT!!!! WE GOT ENGAGED!!!! EEEEPPPPP!!! This was hands down the BEST Christmas surprise I’ve received to date … ohhh my heart!!! What an absolutely PERFECT Christmas morning and the BEST way to wrap up 2016 was to hear the words “Will you marry me?”… I could not possibly be ANY happier!!!

Well, I think it’s safe to say that it’s been one HELL of a year .. we’ve been so lucky to have created and been a part of so many amazing moments leaving us with the most beautiful memories and I can’t WAIT to see what 2017 has in store for this little family of ours!!!!

From our family to yours … HAPPY NEW YEARS MY LOVES!!!!


Jilly, Justin, Leo and Nacho

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  1. i’d say 2016 was magical for you. Every year is magical for you just because you are a part of it. You are an amazing young lady who is always upbeat, positive, lovable and kind hearted. Happy new year to the Pusatto’s..

  2. Jillian, I’d say 2016 was quite the year for your family. Every year is awesome because you are in it. You are the most lovable, happiest, upbeat young lady I follow. I can’t imagine life being unhappy. I do have to say 2016 was the happiest year for me following you. Your life is insanely full of love. Even sent to you by your fans. Luv ya. can’t want to see what’s in store for 2017. Happy New Year to the Pasuttos

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you @disqus_fcPK6HjMZj:disqus, that was the sweetest message ever. I really appreciate you following along on my journey and can’t wait to share with you all that happens in 2017!! Happy New Year!!! XOXO

  3. Hi Jillian, long time ! From the minute you set foot on Jason’s season and represented us Canadian girls and I just knew we could be bff’s to when I finally got to meet you and Tori at the design show and that confirmed it, I knew great things were in store for you! I am so absolutely happy for you,, a sweet guy,, sweet baby and now a sweet wedding to look forward to! Can’t wait to see the “fixer upper” project too! Happy and healthy 2017 to you and your family XO, Charlene

    1. Awwwww thank you so much @Olerelic:disqus!!! It was so great meeting you as well!! Wishing you all the best in 2017!!! XOXO

  4. What a year! You are an inspiration to many! You forgot to mention going vegan!! I’m not a vegan in any way, shape, or form but you have got my wheels turning and I have started meatless mondays for 2017! Keep those recipes comin!

  5. Jillian, you’re to girls on TV like Princess Leia is to Princesses; you’re real and fun and amazing and totally kick butt! It really looks like 2016 was such amazing year for you! So happy for you! and Looking to following along on your 2017 adventures!! cheers, Melissa

  6. Congrats on a great 2016 but I would have Justin remove the pic on Instagram of you and Leo in Maui, can see your ring and the jeweler is tagged!

  7. I just have to laugh. I had a son 3 days after you, married a guy 6 years younger than me, have all the grey hair in the world (which always pops up overnight), I went back part time to work after 6 weeks of mat leave and coincidentally he loves playing in the same Skip Hop play station. Oh and I have a bath with him every night. Our lives are very parallel so I always get a kick out of watching you. And although I dont have as cool of a job, I own 2 restaurants that keep me quite busy as well. Anyway – thanks for always being hilarious. From snowy Edmonton.

  8. Hi Jillian ! Just wanted to ask if you have any travel tips for travelling with a 5 month old ; I had a baby a month and a half after you ; I actually met you in Winnipeg last spring and we took a preggo pic together and I brought Leo a gift ! – anyways looking at going to Hawaii in march and I’m super nervous about the plane is ride and what to pack ! Babies have so much stuff ! Thanks ?

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