12.30.2011

twenty - eleven.

photo by dawn e roscoe
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2011 was an incredibly busy year - so much happened so fast! i cannot believe that it's already new years eve (eve) and i am looking back but here it goes - my top 10 of 2011:
1. we got engaged. this pretty much trumps everything else for obvious reasons. i was absolutely surprised and thrilled when h proposed and it was my favorite memory of the year.

2. our weekend trip to Portland ended in our engagement - it also introduced me to the pacific north west, delicious food carts and the necessity of rain boots.

3. i started cornflake designs- a little blog design company and i had the opportunity to work with some of my favorite bloggers to redesign their space.

4. my best friend got engaged! i remember literally squealing when she told me and i am SO happy she met her match. 

5. my little brother returned from Afghanistan safe and sound (thank the lord).

6. rendez-vous new england in boston! this year ali and i finally got to hang out in person AND meet TONS of other great bloggers. 

7.  espana! our first european vacation together was wonderful. gorgeous weather, lots of walking and site seeing. and of course tapas, sangria, and sweets!

8.aris + al get hitched

9. my little brother got engaged!
10. we bought our first place. this was a fast one. one minute we're looking at condo's online and seeing a few here and there and the next we're signing the papers! our place is a dream though with lots of space to grow in the future (i promise to take you all on a proper photo tour early next year).
a huge thank you to all of you who stop by and say hi. i appreciate your support and kind words more than you'll ever know! wishing everyone a safe and happy new years with lots of sparkle and smiles. 

xo, 
jillian

36 comments:

  1. what a wonderful year! so many amazing things.. but I'm sure 2012 will be even better! ;) XOXO

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  2. Such an exciting year!

    Happy New Year!

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  3. You had a wonderful 2011 and I'm sure 2012 will bring even more exciting things! Happy New Year!! xx
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  4. What a wonderful 2011, excited for your 2012!!! I'll need to chat sometime about how your house search went, my Hubs and I are thinking about it!

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  5. You did have quite the year. I know next year will be even better!

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  6. yay! I love year end recaps...it's so nice to see so many positive things going on! :)

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  7. p.s. the pic of you two is ADORABLE!

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  8. Love this! You HAVE had such an incredible 2011! Here's to an equally amazing 2012. :)

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  9. It was a great year!! I think 2012 will have even more wonderful things in store for you :)

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  10. i hope 2012 is just as amazing for you!

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  11. What a fantastic year you had! I am so excited for the year ahead!

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  12. It was a fantastic 2011 for you, for sure!! Here's to an even better 2012! Cheers and happy new year.

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  13. i love itttt! 2012 is going to be just as awesome, because you are! :) xoxo

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  14. Wow...what a busy year huh? Can't wait for the wedding in 2012!! :)

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  15. wow, you really did have a great year! here's to 2012 and many more great things to celebrate!! :)

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  16. What a fantastic year!!! And such an exciting year ahead :) happy new year, Jillian!!! XO brynn

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  17. #2 is my fav on the list! :) So glad your 2011 was amazing - Here's to an even better 2012! xoxo

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  18. Congratulations on the engagement! I got engaged also and it does overshadow everything (in a great way).

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  19. Ok this (and you!) is so adorable! What a fun way to look back on all of your blessings : ) Here's hoping 2012 brings you just as many! Happy new year, Jillian!

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  20. You've had a very wonderful year - so happy for you! May 2012 be even better :)

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  21. That's a pretty fabulous year lady!
    see you in 2012!
    xx
    Z

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  22. LOVE this post! Very, very good things! Happy 2012 lady!

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  23. love this! i just made a new years post, too! i loved reading yours. happy 2012! xx

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  24. what a fabulous year! (and adorable photo) cheers to the next, happy new year!!

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  25. Such a wonderful year! I can't wait to see the tour of your new place! We need room to grow. We're about grown out and I can't image what will happen if we continue growing before we move...

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  26. Sounds like a great year! Hopefully 2012 is just as awesome!

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  27. What a wonderful year! I know 2012 will be even better!

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  28. Sounds like 2011 was truly marvelous and I bet 2012 will have many more beautiful new memories for you darling. Love the blog :)

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  29. Looks like you had quite the eventful 2011! Thanks for the recap, I'm new hear so it was great getting to know more about you in one post. Look forward to reading more :)

    xo Shane
    shaneprather.blogspot.com

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  30. wow! i can't wait to see how you'll top this year. you're an amazing chick! xo

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  31. What a wonderful year. Hoping 2012 will be even better! xoxo

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  32. Sounds like such a great year, Jillian...looking forward to following you along in 2012!

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  33. This makes me so happy :) Happy New Year Jillian, wishing you the happiest 2012 as well! xo

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  34. Sounds like you had a great year! Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

    xo

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  35. Aw, congrats on your engagement! Cannot wait to see how you plan it (if you share, that is :)) Happy New Year, too!

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  36. Such an amazing year for you! I hope 2012 is just as good, which I'm sure it will be, since you're getting married!!!!!!!!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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