Happy New Years!! Our city of blinding lights

Sunday, January 1, 2012





Happy 2012!
Hope everyone had a great New Years Eve. And even if you didn't do the whole confetti-liquor blast+ midnight kiss thing, I hope you were surrounded by those you love& care about! 


Reflecting...
This year has been full of ups and downs, at least according to my dramatic little mind. One of the hardest things was staying behind in the city I grew up in, watching many, including some of my best friends leave towards bigger and better things. I certainly didn't expect to enjoy myself so much at such a small, local college. And yet, through meeting such a wide variety of people, many of whom are putting themselves though college,  I've learned how to be more accepting, towards others, as well as myself. I've gained confidence that my love for color, design, photography, and culture can all be mish-mashed to create things that others can enjoy. I've become a little more ambitious. And I'm finally starting to learn what it means to be independent, albeit the fact that I'm not living on my own. 

      Now the word "I" has been used way too many times in this post, when really what I'm trying to say is that I have a lot to be thankful for. (Did I really just use another three I's to write that sentence...) And while none of us should need this holiday time to express our gratitude, it does help. So, thank you family. Thank you best friends, and new friends. And thank you followers! (We just hit a little over 100, yay!) Love you all, so so much. 


Looking back at old posts...











And now looking forward... 

Here's to an amazing 2012! 





43 comments:

  1. happy new year to u too!! the lights looks amazing!!! looks like an awesome start of 2012

    be sure to check out my new year wish post!!
    xoxo

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  2. seems like you had a great year and night. Love the picture, happy new year =) xx

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  3. amazing photos!
    happy new year!
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  4. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
    the fireworks look so great!!!

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  5. Happy 2012, dear friend.
    Fabulous pics!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  6. beautiful photos,
    happy new year dear

    xo
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  7. super lovely post and blog!!
    thanx a lot for ur comment!!
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  8. awesome photos!!! =)

    Happy New Year!

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  9. I´m here again because i like so much what i find here.
    great post.
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  10. these photos are SO amazing! it's always hard to take good photos of fireworks, well done!
    hope you have an awesome 2012! :)
    following your blog, thanks for your comment on mine! hope you follow back xx
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  11. Happy new year. Keep the great job with your blog. Loving the pics

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  12. I love photos of fireworks. So pretty. Happy New Year!

    PS. Don't miss my Michelle Chang jewelry giveaway :)

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  13. Wow the pictures are stunning! Love them a lot. You look so lovely as well :) happy new year!! Wonderful blog hun!

    xx Ally
    Pinsandroses.blogspot.com

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  14. looks like you had a great new year celebration! It's hard seeing others seemingly move on to bigger and better things but that just means your bigger and better is right in front of you! Sounds like you had a great 2011 and hope you have an amazing 2012!

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  15. happy new year to you too darling and gosh i love your fabulous bag!

    love and kiss,mary

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  16. Great recap and photos! Happy 2012 :)

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  17. I am so excited that you stopped by. You seem absolutely fabulous.

    To the best 2012 EVER!

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  18. Beautiful fireworks!
    Happy New Year :)

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  19. Amazing pictures, looks like you had a great time! :)

    Thank you for the comment on my blog!

    Hope you are having a great New Year so far :)

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    xx

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  20. These pictures of the fireworks are so pretty! And I love the outfit you are wearing, the jeans are great. Happy New Year :)

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  21. Glad you like the tees :)))

    Ahhh beautiful pictures, it looks like you had an amazing and quite whimsical New Year :)

    Your blog is adorable, I am following you now! I would be so happy if you did the same! Take care, and I will be reading ;)

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  22. your photos are so wonderful!! beautiful :) happy new year! now following!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  23. The photos are AMAZING!! wishing you the best in 2012! xx

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  24. lovely photos, happy new year to you too

    Travel in Style

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  25. great photos of the fireworks!
    have a nice 2012!!

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  26. those photos are incredible, simply perfect to renew the new year's eve mood!!! :)
    a happy new year to you!! i just discovered your blog recently and i have fallen in love with it, so i'm looking forward to many new posts from you! :)

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  27. those are awesome pictures of the fireworks, and love your outfit! have a great 2012!

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  29. Great pictures I must say.

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  30. Beautiful shots! The pictures are stunning!
    Love ur outfit chica!

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  31. Looks like you had an exciting year!

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  32. happy new year
    what a fun post. lots of nice photos
    thanks for sharing
    hope you're enjoying your weekend

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  34. You look Great! An the photos are amazing! xx Lili

    Have a great new year!
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  35. Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm glad you took time to read the post :)
    These photos are AMAZING! I love your Bal bag at the end too! Fab!
    Emma xxx :)

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  36. these pictures are amazing hon! love them all :D
    xx

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  37. you are such a talent in photography..
    I love those lights and sparks you brought through the pictures...
    and is that you in the blue papercap?? :)
    looking fly!! :)

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