thanks for the fun 2012!

28 Dec


Firstly, I want to say thank you so much, truly, for reading 365 til 30. It means a lot to me that you take the time to come here and 2012 wouldn’t have been the same without you guys! So, thanks.

I’ve been reflecting on 2012 the past few days. Tis the season to take stock, right?! 2012 was a year filled with blessings. I don’t say that lightly either because 2009-2011 were years filled with struggles, uncertainty, loneliness and fear. As I approached 2012  things started to shift. I started this blog in the summer of 2011 and regained a clear focus, light heart and grateful attitude. Things just started to flow, click and move. I have many hopes, goals and wishes for 2013 which I will get to in a later post but in the meantime I wanted to reflect on my favorite moments of 2012. Above is the vision board I created last year on January 1st. When I look at it I see so much that came to fruition – 2012 was an embarrassment of riches. Thanks 2012 for putting a huge smile on my face.

My top moments-

traveling across the country with One Part Gypsy


turning 30 and watching my baby 365 til 30 grow…


getting engaged to the man I love…


traveling to Hong Kong and Nepal with my new fiance…


And lastly we have some exciting news to share (no, I’m not pregnant)!! We bought our first place!!! Now I can cross “New Living Space” off my goal list for the year. We hopefully move into our new home next month. Not a bad way to start the New Year, huh? Be prepared for an influx of cooking posts because this kitchen inspires me….

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What are your top five’s from 2012. Please share below!


20 Responses to “thanks for the fun 2012!”

  1. rachel December 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Aw, this post makes me smile! … SO big. So many wonderful things have happened this year!! My top 5: Driving across the country with YOU, getting Mr. Che Che, getting engaged!!!, retiring from nannying 🙂 and working with clients who inspire me!! Many exclamation points here and so much love and gratefulness for 2012. xoxoxoxo

  2. rachel December 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Also, I am so inspired by your new kitchen– its so gorgeous and so many yummy meals are going to be coming out of there! I can’t wait to cook and eat with you 🙂

  3. cravesadventure December 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Great Post – you have been busy – here’s to adventuring in 2013!!! My Top 5: Road Tripping to Yellowstone National Park, Escaping to Paradise in Oahu, HI, Celebrating My 8th Wedding Anniversary – made it over the 7 year itch – ha, Exploring Portland, Oregon, Spending Time with Family & Friends. Happy Friday & Happy Weekend:)

    • katemcclafferty December 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      Fabulous top 5’s!!! Congrats on all your accomplishments and happy anniversary- you must share you marriage secrets with me:) Happy New Year!!

  4. Christina December 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    I just wrote a “2012 Annual Review” on my blog as well! Seems like 2012 was a big year for lots of people… Bring it on, 2013! 😉 (And congratulations on the new house – that kitchen is GORGEOUS!)

    • katemcclafferty December 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      2012 treated you very nicely too!!! Happy New Year!!

  5. Sarah Ann Noel December 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    That place is GORGEOUS!!!!

    • katemcclafferty December 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      Too bad you don’t live closer! I’d invite you all over for tea!

  6. Hattie Wilcox December 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Cool kitchen! My top 5s from 2012? 1. Decided to go my natural hair color again—grey! 2. Got first TV placement for my music. 3. Launched Rabbit Rodeo Design. 4. Designed my first quilt—Hawaiian Melody—and finished 2/3 of it with my sister. 5. Moved into a house with windows and woods galore. All the best with your goals list for 2013. You’ve inspired me to make my own again.

    • katemcclafferty December 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

      I LOVE your top fives!! You had a fabulous 2012 too!!

  7. gregorychankins December 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Wow, gorgeous kitchen, Kate!

    Happy New Year, and I hope 2013 is just as wonderful for you!

    • katemcclafferty December 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      Happy New Year to you too Gregory!! I’ve enjoyed reading about all your adventures in 2012:)

  8. Crystal December 29, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I can show you a thing or two in that kitchen, missy!! 🙂 🙂 Wonderful year for all!

  9. littlemissobsessivesanatomy December 29, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    congratulations on the place…kitchen looks amazing… 🙂
    my big 2012 moment was buying my first car..

  10. righteousbruin9 December 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Congratulations ! There is nothing like a first home. Enjoy it to the hilt.

  11. Rebecca Koo January 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    So, SO love this! Yay for 365til30! Yay for Kate! Yay for you and Brian! Yay for you guys and the new place! (And I am catching up….LOVE the venue for the wedding!!!)

    • katemcclafferty January 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

      You my dear are the sweetest! Thank you, thank you , thank you:)

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