A year.

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 brownPaper Terrarium TutorialI 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 29ThingsLOVE pillow tutorial – Learning to dress myself – Some Q&AGirl’s NightPeace out PaciBraided Volume Hair – My kiddo’s vlog


Paper Flower FramePlacemat ApronWhat I’m ReadingLittle Red CoatPin-it Back HairJust Another Day – How to safely use Pinterest – St. Patty’s Day DriveMr. AngusKatniss Reaping HairThe New TeepeeBullying


Pie + a birthdayCrap. I have a 2-year-old – this episode is brought to you by-f-yeah candy – Paper insect collectionAdventures in a meat-free lifeBellinghamWhat’s in my purse?Baked ravioli!


R’s First YearPiggiesWorking on me. – Sea monkey kitBaby bookThrifted Dresses – White bean, cauliflower, and spinach spread recipeRevamped Play Kitchen – I’m a Better Homes and Garden’s contributor! – How to make a GIFFried egg + polenta


PNW Blogger Meet UpSweet Summer Crown Hair – Weed killer recipe – Tattoo for you? No, for me. – Happy Father’s DayBrunchJamison SquareOoooooh, potty trainingWhat would I do over?R’s first drawing of me


Buttermilk biscuits –  Made it: camera strapsOrganize your jewelry – Don’t like it? Move on. – Mississippi Street FairEl PolloZoo!Bridal Shower Photo Booth


I have a green thumb? – My bachelorette sisterSlowing Down in New YorkChartha Standwert – Framed Wallpaper – The old zephyr – Natural Dye Experiment: turmericSharing my kiddo onlineOregon Coast – Homemade PB


PB and Chocolate Chip Dough BitesFridge Work Station10 years ag0Homemade Mod PodgeGlitter Starbucks Cup – Flat Iron Curls – My daughter grinds her teeth… erg. – More reads


Homemade air freshenerWho do I think I am?Goodbye, Tree – My favorite way to cook broccoliUnicorn horse, with a beautiful dress, and glasses.Toasted Walnut Pasta – Magical Unicorn/Narwhal NecklaceBaked parmesan pumpkin seeds!Gold Gift BoxThrifted Glassware Candles


Homemade Apple ChipsPainted feather quill, and journalRoll-up bun hairPolka Dot WreathS’mores in a Jar – LOVE and NOEL blocksPepperoncini Cheese Dip2012 Holiday Photo Challenge – Rockwell style Christmas photo editI survived – Faux Mercury Glass Vases – Rudy the red-nosed wreath


Home Advent Calendar – Happy Christmas Tree Skirt – Laminated Tablet SleeveSilver Glitter ChainMy girl turns 3 – “Poop” Treat Labels – Marshmallow World Wrapping PaperSnowflakes 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.

– Chelsey


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  • Sarah Schultz on said:

    What an amazing, awesome, and busy year you've had! Congrats in all your accomplishments!

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