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2013

30 Dec

Did everyone survive Christmas? Kidding. But, it is a bit exhausting, huh? Ours was great. We did a lot of running around between all of our families, but I’m not complaining…problems of abundance, right? I’m grateful to have our families so close. We spent Christmas Eve at Brian’s parents house for a dinner they host each year. Actually, I learned this year that the tradition started forty years ago. Forty years! They always invite their core group of friends over for a night filled with a lot of laughter, good food and wine. This year Brian and I were trying to figure out if this was my third or fourth Christmas Eve spent at their house. We still don’t know! You’d think we would have been together ten years at this point.

This Christmas was our first year as husband and wife though and that made it feel extra special. I was thinking back to last years Christmas…Brian and I were newly engaged, had just returned from an epic trip to Nepal and were looking to buy our first place. We were high on life and possibility and 2013 did not disappoint. It was a year filled with abundance, growth annnnnd…challanges. We took on a lot this year and I definitely experienced some growing pains. I felt pulled in ways I haven’t before and I only imagine this intensifies as I grow. Some days I felt like I simply couldn’t manage it all and longed for a simpler time. But, I am so grateful for this last year because I’ve gotten everything I wanted. I look at last years vision board and I am wowed by how much has actualized. I have the kind of home that I used to only dream of. I have the puppy I would dream of. But, most importantly….I have the kind of husband that  they write about in fairy tales. Seriously, Brian is a everything I could have ever wanted. He’s my rock and my best friend and 2013 will forever be the year I became his wife. Actually when I look back at 2013 I see very clearly that there was a theme…my home life. While other years have been about my career…this year my home life took center stage.

We became a family this year…Brian, Frank & I.

A look back at 2013 through pictures…

packing up 313 Strand St

packing up our little apartment

moving into our new home!

moving into our new home!

locking down a wedding date

locking down a wedding date

finding my wedding gown

finding my wedding gown

dinner with my bro and Bri

dinner with my bro and Bri

Bri guy turns 31

Bri guy turns 31

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hosting a girls cocktail party at my house

hosting a girls cocktail party at my house

registering for wedding gifts!

registering for wedding gifts!

dinners with my Dad & Pamela

dinners with my Dad & Pamela

wedding cake tasting

wedding cake tasting

New York!

New York!

Ali's wedding

Ali’s wedding

engagement photos

engagement photos

finding our little boy!

Sedona

finding our little boy!

finding our little boy!

Alabama Hills

Alabama Hills

Franks first day home! (with his grandma:)

Franks first day home! (with his grandma:)

Franks first vet visit

Franks first vet visit

Happy 31st to moi!

Happy 31st to moi!

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growing pains

growing pains

bachelorette weekend

bachelorette weekend

tooooo much fun

tooooo much fun

my girls

my girls

this night will go down in history

this night will go down in history

go Frankie!!!

go Frankie!!!

enough said

enough said

and out the wedding invitations went!

and out the wedding invitations went!

babies!

babies!

wedding presents galore!

wedding presents galore!

packing for the wedding!

packing for the wedding!

night before the wedding!!

night before the wedding!!

wedding morning

wedding morning

hitched!

hitched!

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it’s hard to pee in a wedding gown!

happy new year from the Glodney's

happy new year from the Glodney’s

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“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.”
Steven Spielberg

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I survived

15 Jan

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(one of my favorite pressed juicery flavors on the cleanse)

Raise your glasses! It’s time for a celebration! I survived a three-day juice cleanse! YAHOOOOO. If you can’t tell, I feel pretty damn accomplished. The first day was pretty miserable. The coffee withdrawal headache was no joke and my stomach growled deep within. I spent most of the day either shooting Brian dirty looks for eating (pizza, no less!), sleeping or complaining. I was not a happy camper. But, I didn’t break down and eat. I stayed on course and drank my six juices on schedule. Every time I thought I couldn’t possibly do it for three days I would simplify it and think…just get through the next hour. I took it step by step. The highlight of the day was juice 6- it’s an almond, date, vanilla bean, sea salt & filtered water bottle of heaven.

The second day I woke up feeling more energetic and decided to go to a 9am hot yoga class with Rachel & Sophie. It wasn’t my best idea. Note to self: When on a three-day juice cleanse avoid strenuous activities such as a yoga class in a 120 degree room. I felt as if I was going to pass out. I actually think I had an out-of-body experience. When I got back home, I curled up in a ball on the couch, in my sweaty yoga clothes and sipped on juice for a few hours. Around 1pm Brian and I decided to go to the movies and it was a fabulous distraction from my hunger. I spent two glorious hours in a dark room immersed in Argo. Then I spent the next four hours at home immersed in the Golden Globes. Then I went to bed. Avoidance was key.

The third day I woke up feeling really good. Of course, still hungry- I mean I hadn’t eaten in over two days for christ sakes! But I finally felt what everyone had been talking about. I felt energetic, light and clear! Oh, and my skin- never looked better.  It looked so hydrated and the tone so even. Better than a 200 dollar facial. The rest of the day was smooth sailing. I felt alive! That was until 6pm when all I could think about was grilled salmon, sautéed veggies and buttery chardonnay. I could almost taste it! I was so close though, so I cracked open an almond date juice and hid from Brian when he ate dinner.

All in all, I am totally a fan of juice cleanses. Yes, they are difficult. But, the juices from Pressed Juicery are fabulous and I feel like a million bucks today. So clean! It was the perfect thing to try during my month of health.

2013, just you wait, I feel unstoppable.

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“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
Jim Rohn

Let’s do this 2013.

4 Jan

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This is the kinda post that will make some of you think I am insane, but I’m ok with it. Here goes…I am a firm believer in the power of vision boards! I’ve been making them for the past few years and I swear they are life changing. There’s something very powerful about setting clear intentions and seeing the images and words that correspond with them every day. It keeps you focused. It keeps you challenged. It also keeps the universe aware of what you are wanting to co-create.

Last year, Brian and I spent New Year’s Day watching movies, vision boarding and drinking champagne. It was pure bliss. We loved it so much, in fact, that we decided to do it again this year. After sleeping in until 10 am, we moved to the living room to do just that all day. Minus the hour walk we took on the beach. It was a perfect way to reboot for the New Year.

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I thought I would take a few moments to share some of my resolutions with you. The new year always feels like a fresh start and a new beginning and always puts me in a positive, excited head space.

I really want to get back into cooking and baking this year, especially with the new fabulous kitchen we will have in our new fabulous home. It would be a travesty if I didn’t, actually. I learned during the 365 til 30 project that being in the kitchen calms me. It’s also one of my favorite activities to do with Brian. One of them…

I want to start volunteering again. I didn’t realize how much volunteering affected my life for the better until I stopped doing it. I now know that when I am not giving back in some way, I find myself not as connected to the bigger picture and overly obsessing about my own life. I put volunteer as a big sister on my goal list for this year for the year when I turned 30 but haven’t gotten the ball rolling on it yet. It’s been six months. I have no excuse.

Have a fabulous happy wedding. I’m three months into this whole wedding planning thing and I can already see how it can become overwhelming and exhausting. I keep hearing horror stories from other couples about how you end up fighting all the time during the planning process and I do not want that to be our reality for the next ten months. I told Brian on our beach walk that I want not only to enjoy every single millisecond of our big day but I want to enjoy all the moments leading up to it.

Live a more healthy and balanced life. Lately, I have been feeling like I haven’t been making the best decisions for my health. Not just physical health but mental health. I haven’t been making time for yoga. I haven’t been meditating regularly. I haven’t been eating as cleanly as I could, and, with the holidays and vacationing I have been eating more sugar and imbibing more alcohol. So, as cliché as this sounds coming out of my mouth early January, I have decided to take a month-long break from sugar, gluten, alcohol and maybe caffeine, although I truly can’t imagine giving that one up…how would I get out of bed in the morning??? Lastly I am committing to myself that I will get to yoga three times a week and make time for meditation each day.

writing…writing…writing. Simply put, I plan on doing LOTS more of it this year. I want to finish my book and I want to get it published. I would love to have a few of my articles published in magazines. Oh, and I would die for a regular column. But most importantly I want to write every day. Even if it’s just in my journal.

Side note…did you notice the new heading on the blog just reads 365 til…?! I dropped the 30! Partly because I am already 30 and partly because the blog is so much more than that now. It’s 365 til everything in my life.

These are just a few of the things on my list (Frank) What are some of your resolutions?! Let’s keep each other motivated this year!

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happy 2013! my motto for the year

1 Jan

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thanks for the fun 2012!

28 Dec

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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

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turning 30 and watching my baby 365 til 30 grow…

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getting engaged to the man I love…

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traveling to Hong Kong and Nepal with my new fiance…

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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!