Tag: year-in-review

Another Year in the Books Gets Me Every Time


Signed, sealed, delivered. Perhaps to a mailbox at your home this holiday season? The Mr. and I were fortunate enough to have one incredible, fantastic year. And while some people measure their time in footsteps or milestones, we decided to remember 2012 with toasts.

See, I sorta missed the boat on traditional “Christmas Cards,” so we went with a New Year’s theme instead. Maybe a new tradition? Maybe not. We’ll see.

I simply made a photo grid of pictures we’ve taken (with phones and actual cameras) in Photoshop then laid the graphic and text on top of them. The photos are all from throughout the years at various locations in multiple locales, with different friends and family. I used VistaPrint.com to print these double-sided notes and I was quite pleased with how the quality and the quick turnaround.

As this first year of my blogging adventure comes to a close, I’d like to think I’ve done ok. I’ve got plans for next year for my little corner of the web, but I’m not going to mention them until they come to fruition. I know, the anticipation is killing you.


Resolutions aren’t my thing, but I’m a sucker for a good project. So, keep an eye out for more of those. Everyone have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve and I’ll be back with more in 2013! Happy New Year!card6

27 Things That Get Me Every Time

With another birthday on the horizon, I’m taking time to reflect on the past year. My 27th year. And 27 things I learned, loved and lived through during the past three hundred and some days. What exactly? Here’s a little (long) list of what’s happened on the internet (1-6), on a professional level (7-10), a bunch of other things (11-21) and on a personal level (22-27)… [feel free to stop reading at any time. Or, indulge me. either way…]

Started this blog (the first official post here.)
Opened a little etsy shop (and made my first sale this week.)
Updated my professional portfolio.
Started a silly tumblr about my friends.
Documented my daily through Instagram.
Reconnected with old friends via their blogs: 1 | 2 | 3 |

Helped concept/write/make these commercials 1 | 2 | 3
Created, with my awesome team, The PEN Ready Project, for Olympus
Got a promotion.
Recorded some killer radio spots.

Traveled internationally for the first time ever. (Hey, it was only to Canada, but it was still pretty cool to me.)
Rented a car by myself.
Saw the Golden Gate Bridge (in person.)
Went to a fish rodeo (a first.)
Bought a nice (non-IKEA) couch.
Went to Martha’s Vineyard.
Lived to see the day that my mother joined Twitter. (Hi Mom!)
Set life goals and actually saw progress toward them.
Taught three separate tap classes of fabulous young women.
Celebrated the end to my miss-dom with my girls (including JJ) in NYC.
Was a guest at two fabulous weddings and…

Got married to the man of my dreams, Mr. Gets Me Every Time.
Changed my last name. (yes, I realize this is almost part of 17, but this was huge, you’ve got to understand.)
Moved in with the aforementioned love of my life.
Celebrated all the firsts that came along with being a Mrs., first Christmas, New Year’s, etc…
Welcomed my first niece to the world (and only one day after my birthday).
Thanked God for each and every blessed day in my life and lived them all the fullest.

Wow. It was more difficult to make that list than I thought. There’s so many great memories from the past year and I’m happy to each and every one of you who was part of them either with me in real life or virtually.
Just over a week left in the countdown. Here’s to the next year and many more happy ones after that.



27 Days Gets Me Every Time

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I just realized that in 27 days I’ll no longer be 27. That’s right. I’m revealing my age to all of internetland. The reason being is that I ask all the land’s inhabitants to indulge me as I do some unbearably wordy posts.

The first being, 27 things I loved, learned & lived to tell about at the age of 27. I picked up this idea from Elise over at Enjoy It. (If you’re the crafty type, go check out her blog. She’s one creative gal.)

Look for that list in the days to come. I quickly discovered that it’s apparently not something I can sit down and write in one session. Until then…. 27 days and counting.