1 2 . 3 0 . 1 3 // what a friggin year!


holy heck this year was cray-zaaay!  sooo many changes, that i could have never predicted... no matter how hard i tried! and at the end of the day, i am happy to say, I've made it out alive people!!!  a lot has been thrown my way and i feel with the support of kris and my amazing family and friends, i can honestly say 2013 was a huge success.  

today i am sitting in our apartment in new york, listening to the taxis unnecessarily honk like mad men, kris is napping and i am contently smiling.  it feels like a second home here.  i know i had grand plans to renovate the place and paint the walls while were here for a week (as you can see here) lol but i think for now we are going to enjoy this beautiful city by simply being with each other and spending time with his family and friends.  

a new year is always one of the most exciting times of the year for me.  i feel both a sense of accomplishment and excitement for what's to come.  this year i have learned soooo much.  i have my 2014 new years resolution ready to go!  which i will share with you in a few days.

to keep you guessing here are my past 2 years of resolutions :)

my 2012 ny resolution was to "make it happen".... 

and boy do i feel like i did!

my 2013 ny resolution was to "keep it going + top 2012"...

 i was very proud of everything i had accomplished in 2012 and just wanted to simply keep it going. little did i know i would need an "e break".  

whatever your intent for the new year will be, just remember to be true to yourself & remember there is nothing more important than your family and friends.  it is never too late to work on relationships or re-connect with people you love.  i feel like the past few years have been so career centered, my loved ones have taken a back seat.  i would never make it a resolution to spend more time with my family and friends, because come on now thats a bit obvious :)  i just want to remind people (including myself, cough cough) to really make it a point to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them. no matter how busy you get. life is too sweet and precious.


photo by // love ala