Monday, December 31

Another new year

Yes, yes, this will be kind of a 'year in review' post, but mostly looking forward to the next one! 

It can be cathartic to look back to see how much has changed in our lives. I can say with 100% confidence that I have had a good year. Of course there were some terrible things that happened, like my aunt dying, but there was so much good, including:

- I started a new job last January and have done so many things there beyond what I expected
- I (officially) moved in with the love of my life - we unofficially lived together for quite awhile before that
- I got my cat back from my mom!
- Cameron and I got engaged
- I went on a couple of road trips and camping trips
- I met so many new, great people!
- I got to spend a bit more time with my PIC, Hailey this summer (also pictured, Britney & LadyBits)
- I started this blog - a new adventure in itself
- My sister and I have grown closer
- I found a wedding dress!
- Reinstated game nights after a year or so without 
- I learned to knit
- I made a bunch of new things, and that always makes me happy

This year is shaping up to be a good one! I can't wait to embark on so many new adventures:
- A wedding, which will include soooo much DIY fun!
- I'm going to actually open an etsy shop full of my handmade goodies
- Seriously going to make another quilt and so many other projects
- More PIC fun
- So many decorating projects
- Also getting all the random furniture out of the garage!!
(seriously there is a full sized couch, a chair, an end table, a filing cabinet, a huge computer desk, a computer chair, 2 small dining tables, a fridge that we use, a sewing table Cameron bought for $2, my beloved steamer trunk, 2 table lamps, & a floor lamp along with all of our camping things, storage things, a lawnmower, tools, and two bikes. Oh, and a folding beirut table. GAH!!)
- I'm going to make my own board game (modeled after an existing one)
- I'm determined to make (and finish) a dress, I never finish them
- More blogging fun & more DIY projects
- New tattoos coming up!
- My 365 day project
- House hunting
- Something I really want to share but can't tell anyone at all yet!

Oh, 2013, I have such high hopes for your greatness! Sorry I'm so giddy right now, I just can't help it. Tonight we're going to ring in the new year with a small gathering of friends, booze, and 80's attire. I'm wearing a neon yellow, pink, and aqua sweater right now. It's going to be amazing (trust me!).


  1. sounds like a wonderful year :) xx

    1. Thank you, it's been quite an adventure :)

  2. I can't wait to see all the good things in store for you this year! A wedding! A board game! Tattoos! It all sounds like so much fun!

    1. It's almost overwhelming to look at my hopes for the year all in a list like this. Thanks for the support!

  3. 2012 sounds like it was a really great time for you! Cannot wait to see all the great things that happen in 2013 for you!!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited to document it :)

  4. Congratulations on your engagement! Your past year seems beautiful, and I look forward to many more amazing moments for you during this one!

  5. Getting engaged and getting your cat back! Two awesome things for sure

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  6. Looks like 2012 was an amazing year. Here's to an even better 2013!



    Southern (California) Belle

  7. oh can't wait to hear this secret! sounds like many great things this past year, glad it was a great one for you. congrats on your engagement and yay for game nights! love all the smiles in these pics too : )


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