Monday, December 31, 2012

A Look Back at 2012

I really can't believe 2012 is over! This year seriously flew by. I did a look back on my past year in blog posts to do some reminiscing. A lot has happened this year!

In January, JAA was in full Valentine's Day mode. It was unlike any previous Valentine's Day season I had done and by February it had me dreaming big.

In March, I headed to my first blogger's conference and turned my interweb friends into real-life friends.

The traveling in March continued, as Jordan and I set off to Australia to film a wedding. Aaannd I got to do this:

In April, I shared my struggles with infringement for the first time. I was really cautious in posting this, but now I'm glad that I went through with it.

I had my first big craft show in May. Patchwork was such a great time!
June and July brought on an abundance of summer recipes. Oh what I would give for a sunny day in the yard with a raspberry mojito in my hand right now!

August. The month I quit my day job. I still don't quite know how that happened. September was spent adjusting to the new experience.

In October, Jordan and I dressed up as lightning and struck by lightning for Halloween, while our previous tooth and tooth fairy costume cruised across Pinterest.
November was a world wind of craft shows, as I tried to get more involved in the local handmade scene.

And in December, when I was not celebrating the Christmas season, I was planning and preparing for Valentine's Day!

Overall, 2012 was a really great year! Yeah, I faced some challenged, but I know I have so much to be thankful for. It really makes me excited for what 2013 has in store for me, for JAA, for Etch...I think we have a lot to look forward to. :] Happy New Year!


  1. You're so cute and completely creative! It's wonderful to watch your business and blog grow. I've enjoyed discovering you and your talents this past year - you've been a great role model for me! Happy New Year, JA! xo

  2. Love the lightening bolt costume!

    Happy Neew Year!

  3. I'm a new follower, found your blog through a good friend of mine. :-)
    I hope 2013 is an even better year for you! Happy New Year!


  4. You certainly have had an amazing year! I love that you were able to quit your job and DO WHAT YOU LOVE! I have enjoyed keeping up with your posts over the year (and since the beginning of your blog for that matter!) and look forward to seeing your exciting journey in 2013. Happy New Year!

  5. I just love you with that baby kangaroo!

  6. Wow okay you two have the best Halloween costumes!! I took a look at the tooth fairy one too! Awesome!! Good for you doing your first craft show!!

    I'm a newer follower so I look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the New Year!

    Cheers & best wishes for 2013!!!


  7. Figured I'd leave a comment here, for the heck of it. :) I do hope that 2013 is going well for you thus far. Hell, you've been filming (and will be filming) a lot of weddings, which is fabulous. I can't wait to see the finished videos of Etch's latest ones. Aaaaand, AND, you made 10,000 sales! SCORE. How about a raspberry mojito to celebrate? ;)


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