2013 in Review

On this New Year's Eve, it's nice to reflect on the year that's completing, before we look to what lies ahead in 2014...

January kicked off with a fun DIY animal bookends project, I made some easy, pepperoni pizza crescent rolls for a belated Secret Snowflake exchange with friends, and was part of Wicked Peacock's #WickedFavoriteThings event.
easy pizza crescent rolls

February started out very snowy but ended warm when I visited Miami and West Palm Beach.  I also visited a good friend in Ft. Worth.
snowy road in Boston
 Miami beach

March is always a celebration with Southie's annual St. Patty's day parade.

In April, I visited a new shop, Bee's Knees, saw Jason Wu In Conversation at the ICA, and was more proud than ever to be a Bostonian.  DC made his blog debut after we visited our alma mater for the weekend.
Boston skyline at sunset

May was a busy month: I turned 28 and celebrated, my brother graduated from grad school, I guest posted at Wherabouts sharing pictures from Barcelona, and DC & I had a Memorial Day stay cation.

In June, this blog celebrated 4 years, I went to San Francisco for work, and Newport summer fun began!
Golden Gate bridge

In July, I shared my weekends in Newport (journal 2, 3, 4, 5), my stars & stripes DIY sneakers, and my fragrance evolution. I saw Joanne Chang at the ICA's Tasting Talk. We threw a baby shower for my step brother and sister in law.
stars and stripes sneaker diy

August, I spent my weekends in Newport (journal 6, 7, 8) and shared my deck makeover, including a custom bench creation. I also guest blogged at Pop & Circumstance sharing my fall home decor wish list.

In September, we spent our last weekend in Newport (it was quite a summer!), I was featured on Dear Photograph, and we went apple picking- the best!

October started off with bling, when I visited Hearts on Fire to check out their new collections. I also shared some favorite DIY pumpkin ideas
Hearts on Fire ring

November started out not so great when I suffered some back pain, but realized I have something (someone) special and it was all uphill from there!  I started a new job, we had our annual Girls Thanksgiving, I enjoyed a holiday tasting with fellow Boston bloggers at Urban Grape, and finally visited Terrain!
succulent tree at Terrain

December was a month of celebrations....birthdays, holidays, and an engagement!
Congrats to my brother and his fiancée!

I look forward to seeing what 2014 brings!
Happy New Year!

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10 comments:

  1. A wonderful year you had doll!! I hope the New one will be even better!! Happy New year xxx

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  2. looks like a wonderful year! cheers to 2014! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. You had an amazing 2013. I can't wait to see all of your adventures in 2014!!!

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  4. 2013 was absolutely wonderful for you Jaime (and well deserved!) Wishing you the absolute best in 2014 xo

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  5. Great recap! Looks like a fabulous 2013!

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  6. Good yearrrr! Always so jealous of your Newport weekends :) Happy 2014 lady!

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  7. What a year! You are always doing something fun. I love it. :) Happy 2014!

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  8. Happy new year, Jaime! I missed that bookends DIY the first time around. Such a cute idea!

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