Top 13 of 2013

Truly, I never expected anyone to read my blog. I started this six months ago and I'm blown away that so many people have become part of something so personal to me. Thank you. As we close out another gone-too-fast year, let's recap on what was enjoyed most on the blog so far! In no particular order...

2 YEAR CALIFORNIVERSARY: The 2 year anniversary of the boyfriend leaving his entire life behind in MA to start a new one here in CA with me. 

...AND I DO MY LITTLE TURN ON THE CATWALK: DeNiro's little adoption story and what happened when he was mistaken for a female!

WHY I MAY NEVER BE A MOM: At this point in my life, I'm not exactly seeing kids in my future. 

PEOPLE ONLY BRING UP YOUR PAST WHEN THEY'RE INTIMIDATED BY YOUR PRESENT: A direct quote from this post.... "Someones past is just that, a past. It's gone. It's sitting in the same place yours is, behind us. Growing up is a real thing. You make mistakes, you hurt people, you get hurt and as life goes on..."

SUSPENDED FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3 TIMES?!: I was a little bastard in elementary school. 

TEDDY RUXPIN ABUSE: My hellion ways didn't start in elementary school. I was a jerk as a toddler too. 

NOMS.: I've put a few recipes on the blog, but this Paleo Breakfast Egg Bites has been the biggest hit! I think this is actually my most popular post ever, with over 7,000 views. I guess people like eggs.

WHY I LOVE BLOGGING BUT NOT MY "BLOGGING BATTLE": How often do you bite your tongue when writing a post or struggle to hit publish because you wonder if someone is gonna be offended?

PROS AND CONS OF ADULTHOOD: "don't grow up, it's a trap!" 

MY BIGGEST FLAW: I have a really hard time apologizing, and accepting apologies. But I'm learning. 

PAUL WALKER: A sad ending for an amazing human being. The crash site was not far from me, so I went and paid my respects. 

BECKY.: My pug passed way in late 2012 and I shared that heart wrenching loss with you. I want to point out how much I appreciate the love and support on that post. I didn't reply to those comments because every time I go to that post, it breaks my heart again. But I didn't want it to go unnoticed of how much I appreciate you!

I BLOG BECAUSE: My blog is my time capsule and my connection to amazing people all over the country!

I wasn't gonna close out the year without out reminiscing on one of the most amazing things to ever happen to me! My brother and his girlfriend drove 3000 miles across the country, showed up at my door and surprised the shit outta me! We got to spend two incredible weekends together, including my first time ever in Las Vegas! 

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  1. You definitely had a good year! I still can't believe your boyfriend moved across the country- I didn't think guys like that existed!

  2. What an amazing year! Love following along a fellow Boston girl even if you moved away! ;) I literally got expelled from kindergarten for kicking the principal in the balls but he prevoked me. What can I say, we are rebels! :)

  3. I love your posts and so happy you started your blog this year so we could "meet"!

    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  4. I know what a big deal that is having your boyfriend move across the country as I moved across the world to be with mine! I love your blog and it sounds like you had a kick ass year. Have a Happy New Year!

  5. you had a phenomenal year!!! i am right there with you on being a mom. so glad i'm not alone!

  6. So glad we met in blog land this year!! Congrats on growing your blog! :)

  7. i'm so glad i lurked your blog! and if people get offended by what you write, then that's their problem - not yours. write what YOU want to write and write how YOU write :)

    Vodka and Soda

  8. My favorite is the one about your kitty. I miss my cat so much! (He died in February.) He was also misidentified as a girl when I got him, but luckily the veterinarian caught the mistake before doing any operations!

  9. You have always been one of my favorites. You keep it real. I like real bitches. :)

  10. Happy New Year to you my dear! So glad I "met" you this year.