With the end of a year comes a few moments to reflect, to look back and remember the highs and lows and the in-betweens of the past 365 days. Ryan and I laughed that we each had ‘words’ for the year, and neither were accurate at all for how things went. Sometimes you can direct the way things go, other times you just have to run with it. It was a run-with-it kind of year for us.
Was 2014 our best year ever? Maybe not. But it was good. Stretching. Hard and frustrating at times. Full of laughter and joy and beauty at others. I love going through old posts and remembering what happened throughout the year. So here are the highlights and favorite posts from 2014:
The year started off with me getting personal (no surprise there. I have a thing for sharing my deepest emotions on the internet).
And also talking about nail polish that lasts more than 2 days.
And picking bedding for Audrey’s room redo (which is still in progress … a whole year later)
A new free printable was created.
And we celebrated our little darling turning four with a tea party
We had a full week of talking about all things graphic design – favorite fonts, printers, my pre-blogging life as a stationery designer, free clipart, my best tips & tricks for Illustrator and the launch of my beginning graphic design class (!)
And once again I went and poured my heart right out on the blog …
Then I got sick for a week and spent my days watercoloring pretty things like fruit and lamps.
Atlas and I showed you what I wore
and posted a summer reading list (I read all but one and they were great!)
Q & A day (one of my favorite posts each year!)
A bit of little girl clothes inspiration
With summertime over and kids back in school, it was time to get crafty with old magazines
And decorate our house for fall (my favorite)
Fall fashion was on my mind
and also freshening up my pinterest boards (which now, I hear, they have made much easier!)
The house refresh is finished (for now, at least).
with construction-zone over, some girlfriends and I got a little crafty with book pages
We toured a friend’s coastal house for christmas
And set you up with a bunch of freebie gift tags
This year has been a beautiful time of creativity, and productivity and new opportunities, as well as frustrating and dry and uninspiring. Isn’t that the way life goes?! I’m thankful, as always, for the chance to grow and learn and be challenged and to do a lot of that alongside of you here on the blog.
Thank you for being with me this year … for all of your kind comments and shop purchases, for the pins and likes and shares. Most of all, thanks for allowing me to share my life, heart, talents with you and for embracing me in return.