Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 in Review {Link Party}

One of my very favorite parts of having this little space on the interwebs, is that as bloggers are able to document our day-to-day lives, to look back on future dates (so long as blogger doesn't crash on us!) I like to think of Whispering Sweet Nothings as my own personal virtual scrapbook of sorts, showcasing all my memories. Because of this, I wanted to host a 2013 in review link-up to not only reminisce on our own memories over the past year, but also to mix and mingle with the trials and tribulations in the lives of other bloggers. Sounds fun, right? So who's in? ps. Feel free to poke fun at my sub-par graphic design skills, hey I tried :)

Before we begin, take a peak at my 2012 & 2011 year end wrap ups. Boy oh boy does time fly!
See how long my 2013 Resolution to quit eating like a frat boy lasted (hint: not long)

The start of my new annual holiday tradition, Blessings Bags for the homeless.

I admitted a heavy heart following the tragic passing of my young cousin.
After 9 rounds, I finally gained the confidence to submit an Operation Beautiful entry of my own. ps. This series will return again in the New Year. Please submit an entry!

Realizing how cruel humans can be after that time when I tripped and broke my eyeball.

My very last family vacation: Viva Cancun!

Partied for 25 hours straight for Green Beer Day, a Miami University tradition.

I was a stage model for Kenneth's Hair show in front of hundreds of people!
I pondered how crazy outsiders must think us bloggers are.

I'm laughing at the nerve of this kid in this facebook fail
Trying to make the best of Uncle Phil passing away.
If you want to be happy, be.
Celebrated Easter with the Schultz's.

I took my very first cross country trip to San Francisco as a birthday present to myself. Aren't we looking oh-so-fedorable? We got to see some pretty amazing bands at BFD Music Festival in San Mateo: Of Monsters & Men, Silversun Pickups, Jimmy Eats World, Awolnation, Passion Pit. Capital Cities, Stone Temple Pilots & many more! I'm now a festival girl ;)

I finally turned 21 (last one in my house, they were getting sick of having to go to 18+ bars for me) and had my first *wink wink* drink! Margs of course!

Since my birthday's so close to Cinco de Mayo, I hosted a fiesta, dubbed "Cinco de Drinko!"

A reminder for fathers out there to be good to your daughters.

Began in my one-of-a-kind internship developing an iPhone app with this group of goons.

I spoke to my hardships always being the skinny girl. It's not as easy as it may seem.
Can you relate to these First world blogger problems?
Pondering the power of negative thinking...who'da thunk?
What better to do while living in your college town for a summer than throw a Ratchet, White & Blue Party?

Do these lies bloggers tell themselves ring true in your lives as well?

21 truths I've learned in my first 21 years of life.
Battling addiction in the family is a daily struggle.
Shit girls don't love, and then some shit they do.
I got a Full time offer in Australia when I graduate!
I sat down and compiled an overly ambitious bucket list that I do so hope to make reality.
One of the toughest issues I've tackled on this blog so far.

Enjoyed a Valley Vineyard tour for wine tasting class with my mother. Her affinity for 2 glasses of dry, red a night has rubbed off on me :)

Hosted a 7 deadly Sins party to get us all in the Halloween spirit. Went as GI "Shane" and Amy Winehouse. Too soon?

Hosted a Baby shower for my very first nephew!

Ventured out to Deep Creek Maryland for Thanksgiving with dad's side of the family.

Blessed to be a part of Speak Now Women Empowerment fair.
I realized that Monday's aren't so terrible after all and also that I hate what I'm doing.

I realized that not everyone nobody's perfectAlso that I AM the most awkward girl at the party.
Blessings Bags Round 2 wouldn't have been possible without these lovely ladies (post to come soon)

We welcomed Samuel Alan into the world, born at 11:37 pm, 8 lbs, 8 oz, on Christmas Day. That little stinker just barely made it for his first Christmas. Auntie Shane loves the little goob already :)

Now round up your year, grab a button and link-up below then enjoy mingling!

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Donna said...

As someone who has only been following your blog for a few months I really enjoyed reading about the rest of your year. Congratulations on your nephew! I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts on 2014! :)

Tammy Jo said...

Looks like a wonderful year :)

Rachael @ Pretty in Pink said...

So cute! I can't wait to meet you- I know we will meet someday soon :)
I'm so impressed by your awesome blog and how much it has grown. Love you!

2justByou said...

Such a fun link up! I hope I'll be able to throw together a quick post so that I can participate.
Congrats on you becoming an auntie!!! Your nephew shares a birthday with my youngest daughter. =0)

Noor said...

It seemed a hectic year for you and blog . I wish you luck for 2014 and congratulations on your first nephew :)

Brooke @ Silver Lining said...

Love this! Looks like such a great year for you. I'm hosting a year in review link-up too! (it's my favorite one. such a good idea, no?) Anyway, happy 2014 to you!


Marty With The Party said...

what a neat idea! i'll have to do this! it's neat for you to put your year in one blog. i'm a new-ish follower so i got to go back to some posts that i might have not seen :]

Eat Drink and Be Mary said...

You are adorable! You're year looks like you had a blast. I'm gonna have to go read some of those post now.

Helene said...

wow! you had a jam packed year!! cheers to 2014!

Eva Marie Taylor said...

What a fun year!! The yer of turning 21...seems like it was just yesterday to me (except it wasn't)! Love this link up and looking through everyone's years. You're right about it being an advantage for us bloggers to easily go back through the year!