A year in review: 2013

Decided to do a little review of the year, so here it is, in a nutshell, my 2013 tidbits:

Age: 32

Most enjoyed books:

  1. “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingslover
  2. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen (yes it really was the first time I’ve read it)
  3. “Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One’s Own” by Jenna Woginrich

Artists whose music I’ve had on repeat:

  1. The Lumineers
  2. Mumford & Sons
  3. Dan Mangan

Best food discovery: kale chips

Biggest challenges:

  1. Learning to carve out enough time to do my Bubblegum Sass business (which meant asking for help from others to look after Sam & putting my crafting at a higher priority than it has been for a while)
  2. Living through *major* home renos & coping with no kitchen for three months (hubby & I managed not to kill each other)
  3. Trying to figure out the balance between being a mom, a wife, a small business owner, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and just being me.

Highlight moments/events:

  1. Being a vendor at Make It! in November in Edmonton with my brother
  2. Road tripping to Colorado for my cousin’s wedding, staying in Estes Park, and visiting family
  3. Spending time in the garden and at the cabin with Sam, watching him explore nature & discover so many new things

Glad I finally: got a subscription to Taproot magazine!! So enjoyable in every way! Why didn’t I start reading it sooner?!

Most thankful for: another year with my parents living close-by and being able to spend so much special time with Sam

And now it’s time to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” to all my readers, customers, family & friends. Whichever category you feel you fall into, I have much appreciation for all your support! Looking forward to sharing many more adventures with you in 2014!!

Sam sledding at the cabin