Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 in Review :: Part Two

Here is the recap for the second half of 2012! You can find part one here.
- I got to sample some really delicious goodies from Naffles.
- Ivan and I headed out to a Hamilton festival.
- Some really sweet ladies drew some really adorable pictures of me.
- Chantilly & I made a really funny drinking vlog.
- I made really yummy date bars.
- The baby birds hatched!
- I shared the recipe for some delicious strawberry chamomile popsicles.
- The essentials that I carry in my laptop bag.
- Our garden grew!
- I spent a week in Ohio with Kaylah and a lot of awesome things came out of it including this outfit post.
- I gave my shoes a makeover.
- Showed off my office closet that I painted with whiteboard paint.
- Shared another awesome thrift haul from Ohio.

- Showed off my monthly flower glass collection.
- Kaylah and I got very fancy in this outfit post.
- I added some pretty paper to our hutch.
- I visited the Distillery District.
- I threw a 30th birthday party for Ivan!
- Kaylah proudly introduced Living Better with Leslie & Janet. Those poor ladies have been neglected ever since. They need to make a comeback in the new year.
- I recapped the hair journey I went on recently.
- Ivan and I added a new member to our kitty family!
- I tried out crewel embroidery.
- We went camping with Kaylah and Kevin.

- New kitten update.
- A little video of our August camping trip.
- Started and finished another afghan. I couldn't mention it at the time, but this one was actually a wedding gift for awesome friends of Ivan and I.
- Another outfit post with Kaylah with a behind the scenes video.
- Kaylah and I made a video of our trip to Chicago.
- My hair made it all the way back to pink.
- I fell in love with the jellyfish at Shedd Aquarium.
- I papered our kitchen cabinet.
- I took the cutest photos ever of Pinny.

- I shared a few more pretty aquarium photos as well as some photos from the Field Museum.
- I got to review Crochet Boutique and I made a ton of crochet goodies.
- Took some photos of pretty fall colours.
- Farva shakes a paw because he is a cat genius.
- I made delicious kale chips.
- I shared the pattern for making a chevron afghan.
- New decor related thrift finds.
- I showed off part of my squished penny collection.

Fall flowers around the Distillery District.
- Penny collection part two.
- Pretty new hair colour.
- We got a piano!
- Andrea gave me some adorable little fur balls to review.

- Ivan made the cats a very upscale cat fun house.
- I talked about one of my favourite hair products.
- Got a cute little Foldable Me.
- I shared some photos of the Black Lodge Room. Good thing I did because Ivan is demolishing it as we speak and it is almost completely bare! Like, no ceiling, floor or walls bare.
- Kaylah and I took awesome foggy outfit photos.
- My favourite outfit photos to date.

Wow! This took a long time to put together but it was totally worth it for me. It was great to take a look back on the year and see what happened. 2013 is going to be a very exciting year (more on that later). I am feeling fresh and recharged and I can't wait for the new year to begin!



  1. I love your blog ... it is beautiful ... happy new year to you ... I'm from Brazil, who delights to see it all, I love the internet!

  2. WOW ... your hair is always beautiful!

  3. Your blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I can't wait to see what you have in store for next year!

  4. wow I love your idea of doing a recap of the year. It is so nice to read of all of your accomplishments :)
    Thank you for following my blog, all the best in the new year! I will be posting more DIY projects, daily inspirations, knitting projects and tutorials and more.
    Lisa :)

  5. Hi there! I love your blog, just found it today! I'm looking forward to following you in the new year!

  6. Love your blog Elycia! Your pix are FAB! Great colours!
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK NEXT YEAR... your one of my daily reads! Really enjoyed your two part review of 2012! :)

  7. You are awesome! I love the photo collages for each month. Oh, and I went and checked out Leslie & Janet... I have always wondered how you fantastic bloggers get your nails so perfect! ;D

  8. What an amazing glimpse into your incredibly colorful world. Thrilled to have found your lovely space and now be following you. All the best - Monica

  9. you're blog are gergeous... :)


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