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Happy New Year

I can’t believe it’s 2010. Time is flying by, isn’t it?! This will be the year of my 10 year high school reunion {I’m so old!}. And no, I will not be going.

I feel like 2009 was so much better than 2008. I am not sure what it was, but I feel like I came out of 2009 a stronger person. I am definitely not the same person that I was a few months ago.

  • In 2008, I conquered a decade long fear and got on a plane. In 2009, I boarded 6 planes. I have officially overcome my fear of flying. I rule.
  • I visited Nashville, Chicago, Indiana, and San Antonio. I hope to do some more traveling in 2010. I would absolutely love to visit New York in 2010.
  • I discovered that when done correctly, a spray tan can be a wonderful thing. As long as you don’t end up looking like a dirty cave woman.
  • I finally started a digital scrapbook line. I started selling at Polka Dot Plum in September, and was picked up by Funky Playground Designs in November. I recently left Funky Playground and signed up for Scrap Matters. I just need to upload my things to the shop.
  • I made my first throw pillow with the help of Jill’s mom.
  • I designed lots and lots of blogs. My business really grew this year.
  • I discovered Weeds. And Dexter. And Big Love. And Californication. I really love TV.
  • I met Kelsey, Angela, Faith, Angie, Jessica, Adrienne, Amy, and Tippa.
  • I went to the gym 11 out of 12 days during a great workout streak. I am determined to make that a regular thing in 2010. I will get some muscle tone this year.
  • I designed my first book cover.
  • I made my first {minestrone} soup.
  • My pup had knee surgery. There were lots and lots of casts, and it was very expensive.
  • We said goodbye to our sweet Mr. Bojangles. I miss her.
  • The day before my birthday, I got a sweet and wonderful kitten. He is the sweetest little nugget, and I adore him.
  • The week before Christmas my mom found a new kitten on the front lawn. He has been a wonderful addition to the family. My 2 cats have quickly become his best pals.
  • I started {and sort of gave up on} Fabulous Fridays and Tacky Tuesdays. I’ll try to start those up again.
  • I took many, many trips to SB to visit Jess, Chris, and baby Logan.
  • I went to Disneyland with my sis, Jill, and Kate.
  • I had my first trip to the ER since I was a kid. Not fun.
  • I made a very beautiful apple pie {with Jessica and Jodee}.
  • I started a stationery line, although I haven’t done much with it. I would love to work on that, or start something else this year. Not sure what, but I feel like I want to do something new. We’ll see.
  • I discovered the maxi dress. And the cardy Ugg.
  • I bought a canon Rebel. And I took thousands of photos. Over 6000, if I am correct. I would love to take a photography class this year. And a sewing class. And a cooking class. Safe to say that I will not get around to doing all that.
  • I finally found a pair of aviator sunglasses. And I love them.
  • I became Hannah’s sponsor {at New Day Foster Home}.
  • I went to Vegas!
  • I purchased an iMac.
  • I attended my first wrap party for a TV show. Very LA of me.
  • I had quite a few Sonic Route 44 Diet Cokes.
  • I went to Disneyland with my sis for Christmas. We had a fantastic time, and saw the Electrical Parade.
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  • Happy New Year!! I hope that you get to do everything on your list (even all the classes), and more!


  • You broke my rule that no one younger than me can call themselves old, but I'll let it slide this once because I really like your work. 😉

  • Happy New Year!!! May 2010 even be better than 2009 and 2008 combined together. 🙂 Yay on overcoming your fear of flying (I know how that feels like!!). 🙁
    Again, happy New Year!!

  • Happy New Year!!! You've done some great and fun things this year!!! I hope your 2010 is fantastic! 🙂

  • I didn’t go to my reunion either. If I don’t talk to them now, then I really don’t need to see them (not to sound rude, but you know what I mean ;). You really did take your fear of flying like a bull by the horns and got over it. You also got to go on some really great trips and I think it’s awesome! I love TV too and I can say that I’m now officially all caught up on Dexter. I totally see what you mean when you say that you love that show.

    You’ve done such a great job growing your business this year and I have to give you a ton of credit for doing what you love and making something of it. I wish you a wonderful 2010!