a year in review

As 2011 comes to a close, I cannot help but to be thankful for the past year. From my new adventures in blogging, my sisters {and my best friend, as of last night} engagements, milestones professionally, and healthy family and friends. I wait in anticipation what 2012 will bring my way. A few things already are in the works and I cannot contain my excitement. A new position at work for me, a wedding for my sister and big plans for further success in blogging. Hopefully, some traveling along the way. So as one year closes and another one begins, I wish you a Happy New Year! And leave you with my favorite posts from 2011 {click on image to read them again}. Cheers!

{the start of lucky girl finds}
{problem solved}
{vacation finds}
{books-not just for reading}
{chalk it up}
{boring to bold}
{going green}

vacation finds

I was fortunate enough to escape to Crested Butte, Colorado recently. Away from the heat and humidity and all things commercial. I found myself loving the nature around me and really enjoying being away from the fast-paced life I lead back home. Not to mention the cool temperatures, sweaters and scarves!

{best white mocha EVER}
{wild flowers}
{hike to long lake}
{Colorado brewed Fat Tire}
{beautiful view from town}
{fly fishing}
{locally made glasses, from recycled wine bottles}
{the perfect local souvenir}