Commentary / Corinne Bowden

2015 Year In Review

As 2015 came to a close, we decided to compile a list of some of our favorite things and moments from the last twelve months. With new babies, new hobbies and milestones aplenty, 2015 was a great year for the Taproot team.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2016!


  • Favorite Album: 25 by Adele
  • Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
  • Favorite Recipe: Sour Cream Pound Cake
  • Favorite Lucky Goat Roast: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
  • Biggest Change: My son graduating high school


  • Favorite Lucy & Leo’s Flavor: Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Greatest Accomplishment: Having baby boy #2!
  • Favorite Trip: First cruise to Key West and Cozumel
  • Biggest Change: Buying a new house
  • Favorite Moment: Watching my sister get married


  • Biggest Life Change: Having a baby girl!
  • Favorite Movie: Inside Out
  • Favorite Album: As Family We Go by Rend Collective
  • Restaurant Go-To: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
  • Biggest DIY Undertaking: Fencing backyard


  • Favorite New Gear: Rev’it! gloves
  • Favorite Moment: Watching my son at Disney World
  • Favorite New Toy: Astroplain (Designer Toy) by Mr. Clement
  • Greatest Accomplishment: Reading 65 books this year
  • Most Disliked: Jon Stewart’s retirement


  • Biggest Accomplishment: Starting the next chapter of life after graduation
  • Favorite Social Media Account: J.K. Rowling’s twitter
  • Favorite Food: The bibimbap at Korean BBQ or the honey eggplant at Nefetari’s
  • Most Used Apps: Google Keep and Neko Atsume
  • Best Experience: Falling in love <3


  • New Hobby: Artistic blacksmithing
  • Favorite Musical Artist: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Favorite Podcasts: The Pollsters & Ask Me Another
  • Favorite App: EasilyDo
  • Favorite Book: Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) by Christian Rudder


  • Favorite Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Favorite Album: Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
  • Most Disliked: Trump, Comcast and Hello by Adele, in that order
  • Favorite App: Slack
  • Least Favorite Person: “Mothtard”


  • Biggest Milestone: Married 10 years
  • Favorite Lucky Goat Roast: My newfound addiction, Moosetracks cold brew
  • Favorite Moment: Third child born — finally a boy!
  • In Training For: Second half-marathon
  • Favorite Shoes: Brooks Glycerin 13


  • Favorite Agency Accomplishment: FPRA Grand-All Image win
  • Favorite Trip: My fall trip to NYC, Philly, LA and San Francisco to visit family and friends
  • Favorite Red Carpet Moment: Emma Stone in Christian Dior Couture at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Favorite New Hobby: Hunter Jumper horseback riding lessons
  • Favorite Writer: Matt Bellasai


  • Greatest Accomplishment: Taproot Creative’s 10-year Anniversary
  • Favorite New Toy: 2014 Harley Davidson Wide Glide
  • Favorite Pipe Tobacco: Peter Heinrichs Strong Dark Flake
  • Favorite Lucky Goat Roast: Sumatra Mandheling
  • Greatest Challenge: Living in the Present


  • Favorite Sport to Watch: FSU Women’s basketball
  • Favorite New Toy: Motorcycle
  • Favorite Lucky Goat Roast: Mandarin Himalayan Jamaican blonde roast with a shot of nothing
  • Favorite Album: Sound and Color by The Alabama Shakes
  • Top DIY Office Innovation: Cardboard standing desk