I don’t do resolutions, but I do like to reflect on the great things that have happened throughout the year. Here they are in somewhat chronological order:
- Ariana & Jared’s Wedding
I had the amazing privilege of styling my friends’ wedding this April. We worked really hard to ensure the decor spoke equally to both their tastes and to be honest, Pinterest just made the whole process easier. It really was such an honor and blessing to be able to help make this a memorable day for them; I will never forget it. Check out the amazing blog love here and here.
- India Media Team
I went to India this year with my hubs and 3 other friends/filmmakers to create a documentary around the life of a new friend. It turned out to be simultaneously more rewarding and more taxing than I could have known. It was epic; you’ll have to wait a bit for the full experience as the film is not expected to be done until Fall 2013, but you can sneak a look at some of the footage here.
- Beggars Banquet
I am stoked to have been involved in a local pop-up flea market, Beggars Banquet, this year. It’s just so good for my soul to create a space from nothing into a nook that people just want to come in and explore. I’ve been at #003, #005 — I skipped #004 since it was scheduled on the very same weekend as the aforementioned wedding, #006 and #007 — which I’m realizing now that I completely forgot to tell you about. How horrible I am. In all seriousness, this past one was the best; they really do keep incrementally getting better and better. I hope to keep participating in the new year; you know I’ll keep you posted.
- Our home featured on Houzz
The humble little rental we’re in actually graced the blogosphere this Fall by way of Heather Merenda — whom I was introduced to by Meghan, curator of the Beggars Banquet. There’s been a great response; I’m still a bit in wonderment and disbelief.
- Refinery29 x Pinterest
I was honored, honored to be mentioned on this mega blog as an Influencer for the board I curated on Pinterest called Cold Remedies. I was on cloud nine for a very long time… ok, maybe I still am, so what. I’m among great company.
- Africa Missions
Hubs and I went to visit his family and their non-profit, Hope of the Nations, in Kigoma, Tanzania in October. While we were there, we hosted a visit from the missions pastor of our church and through that, the decision was made for the church to form a partnership with HofN. This is a big deal, and I am so excited to see what a game-changer this will be for their ministry.