12.31.2012

December & 2012: A Review

Charlie and Santa--I never tire of posting this photo;
Me, in glasses, last minute Christmas shopping;
The annual tree pic;
Christmas nails--glitter forever;
My Sister's wedding & me looking awkward;
 Charlie's tongue hanging out because he hates having his pic taken like me!

How was your December? In my promise to share more personal stuff on here, since there is actually a girl behind all the polishes and curling irons, I'm doing another month in review. I thought I'd share a few of my favorite Instagram pics of the month. Go follow me on Instagram for more candid shots of me and way too many of Charlie. December seemed to fly by for me! Obviously the holidays and family would be the best parts, but blog-wise, I had my biggest daily views ever! Over 18,000!  Last December I posted every day (seriously) and had my lowest views, which I attributed to the holidays, so it was a nice surprise this year. And now for my year in review!

published in a magazine, too many selfies, lots of Charlie, beach, hair, Sugar 

And how was your 2012? I always had this theory that even-numbered years ended up being the best, but I think 2012 was split right down the middle. Here's a "quick" review of 2012:

  • It started off pretty rough, with the death of my Granny Sugar, and some really difficult family stuff, but I had so many of you pitch in and write guest posts. I am so thankful for a wonderful blogging community/friends. Thank you.
  • In February I went to WDW and WWOHP. I hadn't been to the Magic Kingdom since I was a kid, so it was a blast being a kid again. And Harry Potter was just as magical as I'd hoped.
  • In March, I got published in Bust Magazine! 
  • April and May featured beach trips, and my sister's and brother's birthdays. 
  • When June rolled around, it was all about the beach, with my annual trip with my friends, and lots of trips to the pool. 
pumpkins, Falcons, Wild Adventures, too many selfies, mountains, shelly beach, WDW, tan
  • July was great because my Lil Sis and I went to Wild Adventures Theme park and then she visited me in Atlanta.
  • In August, I attended an Atlanta Falcons game and my nephew's birthday. 
  • September, I made my Bucket List goal of getting into the Guinness Book of World Records!
  • October, I was asked to be a part of a reality show (no worries, I'm too shy), and I went back to Walt Disney World for my birthday. It was my best birthday ever!
  • November, I had my first taste of nasty comments, got over it, posted my 30 Days of Thankful on Instagram, and celebrated Thanksgiving & nephew's birthday with my family.
  • December, as mentioned earlier, was fast and fun.
Charlie, Christmas, lake, nails, autumn

Have a safe and happy New Years Eve! 
How was your 2012?
May 2013 be the most amazing year ever!


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32 comments:

  1. Happy 2013 :) My BIL wants to go to a Falcons play-off game, so maybe an ATL trip is in our future! I've been to the GA dome, but not for an NFL game so it would definitely be fun.

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  2. I'm glad your year ended on a happy note! I really want to go back to Disneyland or Disney World... haven't been in ages! Happy New Year :)

    xx Ellie
    www.ellalogy.com 

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  3. This was fun to read! Also, I love the picture of you and your sister at her wedding. Her dress is gorgeous!

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  4. What a wonderful year it has been for you. Here's to a great 2013. Happy New Year!

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  5. Overall it sounds like 2012 was a good year for you. Here's hoping this continue into 2013 for you. All the best lovely xx

    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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  6. A gorgeous post! Happy New Year to you, xxx.

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  7. Happy New Year doll! Where do you get all of Charlie's clothes from? Love them! I need to get some more for Jack he freezes going outside but everything is too big for him. xx

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  8. Have a amazing evening and cheers to 2013!

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  9. Elle, this is one of my favorite posts!! I wish you a year filled with health, love and happiness!! I look forward to seeing more of you and your blog in 2013!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  10. So cute Elle I love all the pictures of you and Charlie ;)

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  11. Hey! thanks for the well wishes - happy new year to you too! Looking forward to reading more of your posts in the new year!

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  12. LOVE all of the sweet pictures you captured of your year! You are absolutely beautiful, my dear, and I'm SO glad we've met! You are too sweet!

    Happy New Years Eve!!! Xoxoxox!

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  13. Elle! Perhaps you'll get some plans in the works. Thank you for noticing my visits. I am slow but sure. hahahahaha.

    I love the variety of photos on this post. I could just get lost in them. I love all of the fingernail shots. They inspire me to get my manicure soon.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  14. So many great photos! Hope 2013 is an amazing year for you!

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  15. Happy New Year, and here's looking ahead to a fabulous 2013! I just finished writing my recap post, too.

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  16. Just dropped by to wish you a Happy new year.
    Kisses
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose
    http://www.pinktopping.blogspot.it/

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  17. Woah I do not remember a reality show being mentioned! That sounds interesting.
    Congrats on all the blog success, other than the beginning, your year sounded fun!

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  18. It sounds like overall you had a pretty good 2012.

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  19. Happy New Year dear :) It's been great being blogger buddies and I love your blog and your little doggie :) Here's to a fabulous new year!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  20. Happy New Year, lovely! I look forward to reading your posts in 2013! Thanks for all the great tips in 2012 <3

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  21. Great post! What were you in the record book for?
    Happy New Year!

    Kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  22. Hi Elle! Wishing you a very Happy 2013! May it bring you everything you hope for...and more. It was a pleasure getting to know you this past year! I have learnt so much about beauty and beyond from you..looking forward to seeing much more of your blog in 2013

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  23. Happy New Year! It looks like you had a wonderful year!


    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  24. Charlie is adorable... Thanks for sharing your pics I thoroughly enjoyed them!!!!

    ~Cheers to a Happy New Year!!!!

    Xoxo
    Lynn

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  25. happy new year elle! despite the bumps you made it through doll. you have so much to be proud of and have accomplished so much. keep up the great work doll!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  26. Loved this recap! Hope 2013 is amazing for you :) Happy New Year!

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  27. Looks like you had such a wonderful time! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    You've got a new follower.

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  28. Happy 2013! I'm getting back into blogging this year and am so delighted to see all the great things that have been happening for you lately!

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  29. Loved this post! What reality show (cause you know my brother was in Atlanta for the past 8 months working on The Houstons and another upcoming Bravo show - he's back in LA now - boo!). Atlanta is hot right now for sure! Happy New Year!

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