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!



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

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

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

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

  5. Great recap! Looks like a fabulous 2013!

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

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

  8. wishing you the best this new year!

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


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