I made my first green smoothie which started the year of the smoothie for me
I started a sketchbook workshop on the blog which had a good handful of participants
I managed to let a lot of things go...
I shared advice on moving out for the first time which became my most read post of all time
I celebrated 1 year of blogging and figured out how to redo the layout of my blog with html by myself
I started doing collections for my shop
I did my first wholesale with a local boutique :)
I shared some of my personal collections with you including these old photographs
I shared quite a few outfit posts with you and experimented in photo shop here is a favorite
I started my little girls baby book and printed pictures!
diyed a lot on the blog... here is a favorite
Me and Justin enjoyed a lot of silly date nights before baby juniper came and learned there were a lot of things we hadn't done together even though we have be dating 7 years... here is one of my favorites
chalked my hair for the first time
my sisters and mom threw me a perfect baby shower
my sister and her boyfriend surprised me with a special double date camp out
Directed Art Camp a 2nd year at the tail end of my pregnancy
Rented a pontoon for no reason and enjoyed a day at the lake
My little sister took some beautiful shots of me 9 months!! as well as many others from each month during pregnancy this is my favorite!
Made some special things for my babies room including the paintings, the mobile, and a dream catcher... and finally finished setting it up
Gave birth to my beautiful baby Juniper... without a csection and breastfed her which were very important yet scary things for me!
I dyed my hair purple
Spent Quality time with my Best Friend
took my baby to her first pumpkin patch
Worked the after school art club and made up quite a few new projects just for them... here is a favorite
Took Juniper on her first trip to Illinois to see family and took some beautiful pictures of my cousin and her long time boyfriend
Took lots of pictures of my baby girl
Successfully continued collections throughout the year for the shop, updated packaging and business cards!
Officially got my sister to co author posts for the blog in 2014!!
I bought juniper this cute crown and a disco ball ;)
Nicky officially posted about her new project Mini Cabin!
Finally took a baby moon with 5 month old Juniper :)
Took Junipers 1st Christmas Pictures
Made french macaroons for the first time
When I first looked back on my goals I had posted on her a year ago I was disappointed by the fact that maybe 1 out of 30 resolutions were accomplished. It was hard to swallow because I thought I would have accomplished soooo much more. Then as I traveled back through my blog through this past year I realized that I accomplished a lot that I didn't even realize needed to happen. So my big lesson out of all this resolution stuff is that you can't predict what the future is going to do for you. You have to let the future come to you and make every moment matter. (hint hint new resolution?)
Looking back I realized only one thing mattered in 2013 and that was my baby girl. Feeling her grow in my tummy, thinking about her, bringing her into this world and now loving her everyday. I thought I would be super mom and then motherhood kicked me in the behind and showed me whose boss.... Juniper. Most of 2013 was spent enjoying being pregnant which came in the form of food and a lot of smoothies. The tail end of 2013 has been spent just figuring out my new path with the title of mother added to it.