Gosh, 2014 was a crazy year. I had a super wordy post typed out in which I reflected on the past year, but ultimately decided not to post it. Though I personally benefited from the exercise of going through my year and putting some of its major events into words, it was more than I like to share here.
So instead, I’m going to highlight my favorite moments of 2014, just like I did last year. Because even though 2014 was tough, it still had more beautiful moments than I can count. God is so good and gracious and faithful. I hope you know that.
this is the first book i’ve ever preordered! i dug into it this week… it’s good already!
made my new favorite chocolate pots de creme from green kitchen stories blog… for the fourth time already.
inspired by almond butter cups, i made little almond butter bites. they were a hit.
while grocery shopping for my mom, i got really excited when i realized that i get to go home before the lemonade expires. #randomthoughts
my brother used his starbucks valentine’s day coupon on me :) we got match-y iced caramel macchiatos!
dad took us out to pizza for dinner on valentine’s day <3
olympics + popcorn. the olympics dominated the better part of my month, as they do every time they’re on. my favorite winter event is figure skating!
yes, i know my instagram is probably 80% food-related. can’t stop, won’t stop.
behind-the-scenes. it’s not glamorous!
someone bought 2 dozen almond butter bites from me!!! i renamed them almond butter truffles, because that sounds more sophisticated ;)
totally brought my own homemade gluten free donut to starbucks. coffee + donuts + letter writing is a splendid combination.
after studying all morning, i realized that the sun was shining and a beautiful day was passing me by, so i threw on my favorite jeans and baseball hat and took a walk to the mailbox. on the way, i used my new self-timer app to take this sort-of selfie :)
[This is the post in which I share photos and a candid review of the month. Click on the photos to read the captions.]
We are quickly approaching the quarter-year mark of 2014! How did that happen already? Do you feel like the first half or last half of the year goes by fastest? For me, the first half always seems to fly by.
February was a pretty good month…
As I reviewed my calendar, events and happenings seemed rather sparse, so I did a little math. Here are the findings: Continue reading →
first snow of the year. i definitely could’ve done without this.
i made dinner. it involved a lot of garlic.
getting out of the house to go grab some afternoon coffee.
a sunday afternoon walk with my mother.
anthropologie stores are so inspiring and unique.
i may or may not have left my blog up on an iMac at the apple store.
saturday morning crafting.
post-macroeconomic test shadow selfie. i passed.
i generally recharge with green tea and letter-writing.
starbucks was so full on tuesday that we had to sit on the floor. the problem is that people don’t share tables enough, and instead take up a whole table for two when it’s just them and their laptop. i’m a big fan of table-sharing.
¡Hasta la vista, January 2014! Click on the photos to read the captions.
I’ll be repeating this “insta-month” series every month this year. Instagram is one of my favorite social media platforms to use, so it just makes sense to bring it to my blog!
I’ve never been one to make resolutions for the new year. In fact, last year is the only time I remember actually writing some down rather than make them in my head. I came up with 11 things that I wanted to do and recorded them in my journal. I only accomplished three. Continue reading →
I’m here to share some of my favorite snapshots from my birthday on the 1st! The day was spent in Kansas City. I went with my family and my friend, Ruth. In spite of the weather being unbelievably cold, we had a lovely time. Continue reading →
I know my previous post was rather cryptic and reflective. I actually did much more reflecting during its writing… you only saw a fraction, and even then, I took longer to hit “Publish” than I ever have with any other post.
The tone of this post is anticipatory. I already mentioned that I am so ready for the new year, and I thought I’d share some of what I’m excited about. Continue reading →
If your printer will print full bleed, definitely do that, because that’s the look I was trying to achieve. Mine won’t, so I just printed it at 100% and trimmed the edges (about ⅛” on each side) with a paper cutter. You can put it in a frame and write on the glass with a dry-erase marker, or print it on nice paper and hang it up. I hope you like it! (P.S. September is my favorite month on this calendar.)