Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2013 In Review

brought my initial entrance into the blogging world. I shared one of my favorite recipes which is still my most popular post!

My Crustless Spinach Quiche is super easy, delicious & only 1 Weight Watcher point per serving! Perfect for a post-holiday meal.

brought a well-deserved promotion for my husband, a romantic valentine's dinner and the start of my office makeover (perhaps it will be finished by this February, but I wouldn't want to rush things). It also brought my favorite breakfast:

officially started my "busy season" on etsy. As my business grew I needed to purchase some equipment - first up was a shiny new pink laptop. I was horrible about blogging but I was lucky enough to enjoy a week in (somewhat) sunny Florida with Brian & my parents. Nothing gets you through the winter like knowing you're headed for a warm destination!

In April
I was still MIA from the blog but I had time to squeeze in a mini-girls vacay to (definitely not sunny) Michigan. I also had my Mr. Right / Mrs. Always Right Chair Signs featured on an episode of Four Weddings. This was by far the biggest thing to happen to my little business. Thanks to the exposure these signs were definitely one of my most popular items in 2013.

brought Brian's 30th birthday and his surprise Beards & Beers Party!

In June
I started participating in several Friday Favorites linkups which have been amazing in helping to grow the blog & make some wonderful friends. I also shared one of my favorite projects to date!

brought a blissful month of vacation! I spent lots of time with family swimming, honing my cornhole skills & craft show going. I also ushered in the final year of my 20s by being spoiled with a trip to by favorite place, Mackinac Island.

In August
I squeezed in one final Michigan trip but this time it was a working trip. I also shared one of the easy updates my mom has done to their lakehouse (aka "the grey house")

brought my favorite season - autumn! I playing in a fantasy football league (and loved it), took my pup to a Phillies game & shared several fall projects. My favorite was definitely my glittery monogrammed wreath!

In October
Brian and I celebrated our 5th anniversary with a weekend getaway to Atlantic City. We did a little gambling, gorged ourselves at The Melting Pot and even walked the beach. We were a little less than enthused with our hotel though & weren't shocked when they filed for bankruptcy a few weeks later! We've also officially reached the point where our wedding pictures look old - I don't think I've changed that much but I'm still trying to figure out who that other kid in the picture is. ;)

Business finally started to slow allowing me to relax a bit & enjoy the holidays. I also reached another business milestone/goal when my Just Married banner was featured on Style Me Pretty! I had the chance to work with an amazing Florida wedding planner for this photo shoot over the summer - it was SO hard to keep the pics a secret until the feature. :)

was a blur of family, friends and festivities!

All of the reflecting has me thinking about my goals for this year. I'll be sharing them later this week, along with my manta for 2014. :)

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