Jan 1, 2011

2010

Well, my goodness, 2011. How you have creepily crept up on me! I am so glad you are here.

We are party animals so like every year before it, we stayed in and ate fun food and watched one of my favorite movies. :)

Picnik collage

2010 was a challenging year that was defined by two deaths in the family, 1 broken wrist, and 1 broken up band. Those aren't things I would want to define my year, though, so I won't let them.
I find so much happiness in taking pictures with my iphone every day and looking back at them later. I guess that's why I have almost 6,000 pictures on my dinosaur 3g and will be buying a new 4g in the next couple of days.
Most of the time I don't lug around my Nikon D50 so much of the most real, boring moments of the year are captured on the phone camera. I'm going to share some and reminisce about the year a little because I am sappy, sappy, sap of a girl.

I saw the snow for the first time this year (Sad, I know)!
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Super fun Valentines Day with my hunny (yes, that's the FOTB house. Sue me!)
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Before we had our own baby, we did a lot of sitting for little George Byxbee Schwartzman. I will always love him.
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I played shopgirl with my friend Lisa for a few months.
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In March, I had to go and break my wrist roller skating for Rooney's video. It was all worth it to be able to fly through the air like that! I got very good at covering my huge cast...with huge cardigans. :)
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365 wonderful days with my the mate to my soul.
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We had a few stays at the wonderful Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. I can't wait for another one of those!
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A fabulous summer trip to Portland, OR.
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Summer times with the family.
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Moving stinks, but it's more fun when you keep your treat supply up and find memories you forgot about!
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Even though I like "real" coffee more, I still had about 300 Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks this fall.
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At my Aunt (who passed away in September)'s house, she had a wall that had all of the families heights, from baby to grown-up. It's sweet seeing how time passes.
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I remember more than 5 lunches with my mom at PF Changs this year. Haha.
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Spent lots of QT with my sister/best friend.
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I'd like to add up how much we've spend in pastries at Bottega Louie this year. No, wait, I wouldn't want to know!
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2/3 of the photos on my phone are of Gabe and I driving while I hold up my coffee for the photo. Dear Lord! There are also an alarming number of latte art photos.
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Lots of chill time on the couch. Lol.
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Pasadena. If you didn't know better, you'd think we lived there.
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Many, many, many hours spent working in my "office"..aka my house.
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We got our sweet baby girl in September!
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I made my first pie this year at Thanksgiving!
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Story of my life: Trying to photoshop and occasionally reach my coffee cup with Birdie napping on my lap.
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Our Christmas Tree.
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Tonight, heading back to our loft with pizza and cupcakes.
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My New Years Resolution last year was to start blogging. My broken wrist hindered the resolution so I really didn't get started on that until July. In 5 months, I went from 0 followers to 1600! I know I sound like a broken record but I truly appreciate every one of you reading what I have to say. Writing is something I have loved since I was a tiny girl and I don't take it for granted that anyone wants to read what I write. It's also so fun for me to share my outfits with you that it makes me a little shaky! :) It's so special that there are so many people who get as excited about clothes and bags and shoes as I do. I also feel this energy from everyone in this blogging community that we're all here to lift each other up and encourage each other. I haven't felt any mean spirited vibes and that warms my heart so much. Thanks for sharing some of 2010 with me. It's meant more to me than you know. I look forward to next year and am excited about what I will be reminiscing about one year from now. My life has changed so much in one short year and I can't wait to what changes 2011 has in store for me and my little family. Onward!

Love you all and I hope your holiday was super special this year!

43 comments:

  1. hey, i got a nikon d50 too! love love love :] happy new year!!

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  2. I really loved going through this. I've decided this year I'm going to take more photos. I hardly had any from last year x

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  3. You guys seem like you have really lovely lives and a lot of fun :) A very nice post to read.

    Charlotte
    ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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  4. You've made a retro photo under old-fashioned as it were. It's fantastic work..!
    I hope you will feel happy in new year.
    With the best wishes, Alina.

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  5. Awh these are all so lovely. Happy new years! x hivennn.

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  6. Visiting you here is like seeing the sun come out, or getting a big cup of chocolate ice cream - it makes you smile on the inside :)

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  7. you really are one of my favourite bloggers, so happy i found your blog in 2010 :) just adore your style <3

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  8. I LOVE That Funny Feeling movie!!! how fun. Great photos all around!

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  9. So lovely pictures .. you look so cute with your bf and dog !! :)
    I am glad I've found your blog .. !! Happy New Year (L)

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  10. what a lovely post! your pictures are fabulous and you are so beautiful! x

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  11. Nice flashback:)
    Wish you all the best for 2011.

    http://fashion-heartbeats.blogspot.com/

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  12. That's amazing how you look like Robin Wright !

    See U !

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  13. what a lovely post.<3
    this makes me want to appreciate the mundane things more and take more pictures!
    happy new year, coury!<3

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  14. Aw, Coury, I love love love this post. The iphone just takes such amazing real looking pictures, I cannot wait for my husband and I to get our iphones soon. You're an amazing blogger with a really great sense of style, and that's why you became as popular as you did in such a short amount of time-which I had no doubt about the second I saw you created a blog. I can't wait to see more adventures from you in the future! To 2011!

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  15. I really love your style and your photos, you are one of my favourite bloggers!
    Happy New Year, Coury! =)


    http://luluandthestyle.blogspot.com

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  16. This little recap of the year was wonderful. You truly are an amazing women!

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  17. Fun look back on 2010. I think I got really excited when I saw that huge comfe couch of yours!

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  18. Love your blog and your sense of style, love your constant updates and sweetness, hope you'll keep going for a long time to come

    greetings from Greece

    xo

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  19. i've been constantly impressed and inspired by you over 2010, and i can't wait to see where 2011 brings you.

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  20. What a wonderful post! The one with the pup on your lap while you're on your laptop is pretty much the story of my life!

    Best wishes for the new year!!

    splendiferousinclinations.blogspot.com

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  21. i always love reading your blog, it's so much fun!! :) i hope you're having a fantastic new year! <3

    p.s. i love pasadena, too. a lot.

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  22. I cant even believe you only started your blog 5 months ago, Ive been following for a couple months and it has quickly become one of my favorites! Cant wait to read for another year!!

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  23. happy new year! this is a wonderful post :)

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  24. Thanks for sharing your photos & memories with us. I definitely need to be better about taking photos regularly :)

    PS I am obsessed with that store display w/ the pile of white chairs!

    A Fictional Blog

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  25. wow! lovely photos! i feel nostalgic for you, coury! hehe. and btw, your blog is totally an awesome one! from the very first time i saw your looks on LB, i can't help but follow your blog! <33
    xx

    P.S. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    -adele
    yougotsomestyle.blogspot.com

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  26. happy new year !
    and all the photos are great !

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  27. You are definitely one of my favourite blog finds last year!

    Happy new year:)

    xx

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  28. Happy New Year!!
    Sorry to hear about the bad things in 2010, hopefully 2011 will be much much better!
    xxx

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  29. I love your blog, your style and the personal pics of your hubby and baby dog :) Keep up the great work and I look fwd to more in 2011. Happy New Year!!

    www.wewhoshop.wordpress.com

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  30. Beautiful :))))))

    LOVE
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  31. Hello, and Happy New Year, Coury!

    I'm back in blogland and I had to catch up with you. You look lovely! Hope all is well!

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  32. What a fun year! You inspire me to take more pictures on regular days. Good job on your 2010 resolution. I hope 2011 is even more fruitful for you guys. P.S. I like your ring in white gold; it has a sweet and pretty vintage charm. I guess you could always replate it again in the future though... couldn't you?

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  33. I really loved reading/looking at this post! What app do you use to take your photos on the iPhone? They look so gorgeous! x

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  34. Your adorable!
    I just love these kind of photos.
    I have truly loved reading your blog these past six months. You have the most lovely style and cannot wait to see more in 2011.

    Happy New Year x

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  35. I LOVE your sense of style.
    It is so cute and creative.
    Oh, you're beautiful :)

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  36. I think your have a truly own personal style, and that's really important when you want to make a fashion blog.
    I wish you all the best !
    Oh, and I would love to know what are the applications you're using to make those old vintage style ??!!

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  37. You are gorgeous and your style is amazing.
    I really enjoyed looking at all those photographs, beautiful.
    Lovely post!

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  38. love this post. i agree, sometimes phone photos get the more natural day-to-day fun stuff.

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