Dec 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008!

Looking back at 2008 it was such a wonderful year. It was full of happiness and great memories.

My 2008:
  • J and I got married! And had our dream come true wedding in Negril, Jamaica.
  • I traveled to... London (too many times to count), Paris, Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Sydney, Singapore, Barbados, Miami, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Las Vegas, New York and Negril!
  • I bought my first Digital SLR camera and have been learning how to take fun pictures rather than just the cheesy touristy or typical sorority girl pictures.
  • Bought many pairs of shoes to add to my shoe collection
  • I picked up crocheting again to find out that I have a knack for making cute little crochet animals.
  • Started a Pilates Reformer class and have fallen in love with Pilates. Best workout ever! I'm willing to pay the price for private lessons. It is so worth it.
  • I was Look of the Day on Fabsugar - not just once, but twice! I was Glamour Blog's Best Dressed Reader for a day. Gilt, my favorite shopping site, featured me on their blog, I wrote an article for the Lucky Style Spotter Blog and then our wedding was featured on Southern Weddings Magazine blog!
  • I was asked to join an absolutely fantastic and fun dachshund blog to write about my little babies and I just adore being part of that.
  • I changed my blog from a wedding planning blog, to the style-ish blog that it is today. Oh and bought my very own domain name!
  • I've fallen in love with blogging and my readers and all the amazing blogs that you all write. I started this blog without much intention to do much with it but the blog community is just so amazing that it makes me want to write and put my ideas out there and be part of it all. Thank you so much to everyone that reads this blog. Your emails and comments always make me smile and even just knowing that you are reading has made a huge impact on my year.
There are so many other things that have happened personally and professionally that make me realize how lucky I am to live such a wonderful life. It really has been such a memorable year for me.

So, what am I looking forward to for 2009?
  • Continue growing with my photography and save enough money to buy a full frame camera.
  • Blog redesign - I want a different look and feel but have no idea where to start. Any suggestions?
  • Travel to... Mexico (my sister's wedding!), New York, San Francisco, Napa Valley, London, Marbella, Taiwan, Japan. These are trips that have already been planned, I'm sure there are going to be a lot more along the way! Las Vegas or L.A., girls trip anyone? :)
  • Finish reading Anna Karenina. I've had that book on my shelf for years but it has been so daunting to read it. I finally picked it up during the snowstorm that took out our cable and internet and am quite enjoying it now. I just need to find the time to finish it!
  • Crochet more fun stuffies! I have some new ones to debut!
  • On that same note, possibly open an Etsy store to sell them!
  • Help my sister plan her wedding!
  • Continue enjoying being newlyweds and spending every moment that I can with my husband and our doggies.
  • Learn to cook. Take a couples cooking class.
  • And of course, add many more shoes to my shoe collection.
The list could go on and on... I already have a few exciting projects in the works so am really looking forward to 2009. I can only hope that 2009 is as good as 2008!

I am silly and forgot to post these pictures during Christmas but still wanted to share them!
IMG_9627IMG_9625IMG_9620IMG_9608


Happy New Year my dear friends!
Cheers to a happy, healthy, fabulous year to you all!

15 comments:

  1. Happy New Year. Looking forward to a great 2009!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my goodness, what a busy and amazing year you've had! You should give yourself a huge pat on the back for all that you've accomplished. Here's to a 2009 that's just as wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your readers love you too! Obviously, - how could they not? You are by far and away my favourite fashion blogger. So classy, style-ish and so nice and personable! I woud love to hear more about your travels this year!

    Leah - www.fiveblondes.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. happy new year to you too chica (i only call people i like chica by the way!) it sounds like an amazing year and 2009 is only bound to be better for you.

    i too would love to hear more about your travels on the blog? i know it's not quite fashion but i think it would be interesting...or to even see some photos you take while in these countries? your photography has come along so well - really nice shots...did you ever get those bryan peterson books?

    love your blog - one of my faves. will "see" you in '09.

    ReplyDelete
  5. wow...so much accomplished! i'm jealous!

    you're practically a celebrity to me! hehe. If you're in LA, let me know! but i'm an OC kinda girl.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Girls trip LA or Vegas heck yeah count me in!!!

    Have a fabulous New Year; you have a lot of travelling planned how exciting!

    I wish you all the best; I have so enjoyed meeting you through our blogs.

    Happy New Year

    ReplyDelete
  7. just discovered your blog, but want to say it's great and happy new year and I hope you keep posting every day!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congrats on the wedding in 08. My brother is getting married in May in Jamaica!

    Happy New Year

    ReplyDelete
  9. Happy, Happy New Year!

    I bought my first slr this year too, which happens to be a cannon! We have something in common too, I was featured as fabsugars look of the week.

    Love your photos!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I didn't get an SLR but I did get a new Canon! I love your recap-- what a great year. Hope '09 is just as wonderful :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really really enjoyed your photography! Excellent shots...you're definately a pro!

    -Ron

    ReplyDelete
  12. yeah, come to NYC! snapshot fashion would love to meet ya when you're in town! :P

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm so glad I came across you blog! I absolutely adore adore ADORE your style! Your closet is to die for and you have the most impressive collection of shoes! Ugh, if only I could afford even half of what you own! :( Sadly, I have to limit what I can buy and make do with a college student income.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Leah and Kay - will try to do more travel posts for 2009!

    ReplyDelete

Link Love