2013? Really? Is that really happening? Wow. 2012 was an interesting and challenging year for me. My blogging and illustrating has turned into a business. I’ve been focusing on healing myself and working on my PTSD. I’m watching my kiddo grow from a babbly two-year-old to a sassy/chatty 3-year-old (her hair is longer, too).
Blogging is so interesting. I can always remember back, think about how a year has gone. Thinking of the good, the bad, and the weird. Funny. All that. BUT, it’s never quite the same as wandering back through old blog posts. My posts are pieces of me that I shared in THAT moment. Anything from a favorite date with my husband, to a silly thing my daughter did. It’s all documented here. I don’t share each and every thing that happens in my life here, but I do share quite a bit.
This last weekend I wandered through all my posts from the year. There are a LOT. I’ve picked out a few of my favorites. I can’t help but wonder what it will be like to wander back 10 years from now… and check out my 2012 blog posts. Wow. OMG. I’d be 40. Not ready. Never mind.
Well, here you are. My favorite posts from 2012. If YOU want to wander through and share your favorite moments from 2012, you’re welcome to link to your blog post below.
A compiled list of my favorite tweets about my kiddo… – First time in my life… I changed my hair color from blonde to brown – Paper Terrarium Tutorial – I have a 25-month-old? – I went to Alt Design Summit and wrote about it here, here and here - A Self Photo challenge
I turn 29 – Things – LOVE pillow tutorial – Learning to dress myself – Some Q&A – Girl’s Night – Peace out Paci – Braided Volume Hair – My kiddo’s vlog
Paper Flower Frame – Placemat Apron – What I’m Reading – Little Red Coat – Pin-it Back Hair – Just Another Day – How to safely use Pinterest – St. Patty’s Day Drive – Mr. Angus – Katniss Reaping Hair – The New Teepee – Bullying
Pie + a birthday – Crap. I have a 2-year-old - this episode is brought to you by-f-yeah candy – Paper insect collection – Adventures in a meat-free life – Bellingham – What’s in my purse? – Baked ravioli!
R’s First Year – Piggies – Working on me. – Sea monkey kit – Baby book – Thrifted Dresses – White bean, cauliflower, and spinach spread recipe – Revamped Play Kitchen – I’m a Better Homes and Garden’s contributor! – How to make a GIF – Fried egg + polenta -
PNW Blogger Meet Up – Sweet Summer Crown Hair – Weed killer recipe – Tattoo for you? No, for me. – Happy Father’s Day – Brunch – Jamison Square – Ooooooh, potty training – What would I do over? – R’s first drawing of me
Buttermilk biscuits – Made it: camera straps – Organize your jewelry – Don’t like it? Move on. – Mississippi Street Fair – El Pollo – Zoo! – Bridal Shower Photo Booth
I have a green thumb? – My bachelorette sister – Slowing Down in New York – Chartha Standwert – Framed Wallpaper – The old zephyr – Natural Dye Experiment: turmeric – Sharing my kiddo online – Oregon Coast – Homemade PB
PB and Chocolate Chip Dough Bites – Fridge Work Station – 10 years ag0 – Homemade Mod Podge – Glitter Starbucks Cup – Flat Iron Curls – My daughter grinds her teeth… erg. – More reads
Homemade air freshener – Who do I think I am? – Goodbye, Tree – My favorite way to cook broccoli – Unicorn horse, with a beautiful dress, and glasses. – Toasted Walnut Pasta – Magical Unicorn/Narwhal Necklace – Baked parmesan pumpkin seeds! – Gold Gift Box – Thrifted Glassware Candles
Homemade Apple Chips – Painted feather quill, and journal – Roll-up bun hair – Polka Dot Wreath – S’mores in a Jar – LOVE and NOEL blocks – Pepperoncini Cheese Dip – 2012 Holiday Photo Challenge – Rockwell style Christmas photo edit – I survived - Faux Mercury Glass Vases – Rudy the red-nosed wreath -
Home Advent Calendar – Happy Christmas Tree Skirt – Laminated Tablet Sleeve – Silver Glitter Chain – My girl turns 3 – “Poop” Treat Labels – Marshmallow World Wrapping Paper – Snowflakes for Sandy Hook – Holiday Photo Challenge winners! – Santa? Maybe not. – Birthday style – 3rd Birthday 20 Questions
I shared a “year in review” post last year. I refer to that post so often (whenever I need to remember something). Check it out, if you’d like.
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