Friday, January 2, 2015

The year of 27 aka 2014

2014 was a good year, right? I can't believe it is over. Things slowed down after the year of the wedding but 2014 was still fabulous.

In true year in the life fashion, I wanted to share the year with you. Perhaps you follow along already and will see things you have already seen. I know most people did these in December, and split up, but I wanted to keep it together like my previous years.

I started my blog in 2013, but I didn't really start blogging until February of this year. I finally started commenting and joining link ups and discovered this blogging community everyone was talking about. My old posts are pretty embarrassing, but whatever. It went from a wannabe fashion blog to very buzzfeed like very quickly.. I like to think I have now found my voice, albeit directionless, and the buzzfeed like posts aren't as common.

I started a new job in February. Sometime in January I'd had enough of the bank I was working at and put in my 2 weeks right then and there. I'm not the kind of person who quits without having another job lined up, so you know it was bad. I almost got a job at a public school but my Australia trip conflicted with their summer and I couldn't accept the job.. worked out for the best because I love the job I have now.

Then March came along. Nothing much happens in these parts until St Paddy's. We love 'celebrating' it though and it's a fun tradition.



I met Matt Smith & Karen Gillan in March, making 2014 the year of the Doctor. Get it?! No? Ok.


We completed our first - and only, so far - big project to the house. KC completely ripped up the carpet and replaced with pretty flooring in the living room & hallway. Oh and we painted, got rid of that hideous yellow (it was way uglier in person I promise).


I ran a not so great half marathon.

We had the best of times at the KY Derby, a friend from out of town came in and it was so fun.


And super classy.

KC and I went to Australia.


I was able to spend time with family and my very best friends.




When we came back to KY, we went to a wedding and I fell in love with RTR all over again.


KC's cousin had a little boy who we all fell crazy in love with.


Celebrated 4th of July 'small town usa' style.


We went out a few times.


Ok maybe more than a few. I only fell on my head once though.


Crazy cat family party of.. one family.



Luau party? Don't mind if we do.


One day I will learn that neither painting or wine are my friends. But it was not this day, apparently.


We went on a girls trip! We went and visited the girl who came down for Derby and did lots of fun stuff. All the fun was had.



We did some stuff around Louisville, including the Highlands Fest. I've lived here since 2012 and I'm starting to feel - just a little - like a local.


I ran another half marathon - this one was better than the last but still not great.


Oh and we had a Halloween party. It was my first ever party and first ever Halloween, if you don't count Disney in September the previous year.


We did some more of that going out jazz - can we keep doing this into our 30s or does it have to stop at some point?


We went to my very first (college) basketball game


Did some more of that wine and painting stuff that I'm still not so great at


Went to a holiday shindig..


We went to NYC!


And ended the year in style (pajamas + bubbly + catchphrase + clue = so fun!).



Basically... my year can be summed up as follows: cats, reading, running, food, friends and KC.







I mean, what more could you want, right? Here's to 2015!

56 comments:

  1. Can I please just have your hair?! It's so pretty!! I loved this since I just started reading! Can't wait to read more! Happy New Year!

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    1. oh thank you lovely! my hair is lame, you don't want it! what you want is my bestie lol because she makes it super pretty!

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  2. You had a pretty awesome year girl! You look so pretty in all these pics! Still love your Derby attire. I need to go to Derby some day! Hope 2015 is just as good for you as 2014 was!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. I don't remember when I started following you, but somehow I knew about most of these things but didn't realize they all happened this year?! Wow. The way you summed it up sounds pretty good to me! I hope you have another great year full of all of those things, and that your hair continues to be on point 100% of the time ;)

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  4. Looks like 2014 was a great year for you!!!! I I for one am glad I found you this year (though I dont remember when because I feel like I knew most of this stuff so it must have been earlier in the year?) either way....ya for blogging friends :) Here is to hoping that we have a great 2015!!!

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  5. You have some of the best maxi dresses. I'm super jealous. But what a great year! Australia and NYC sound pretty perfect :)

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  6. You had such a fantastic year and I loved seeing the recap!! So many places and fun things happened and completing two races you were a rock star! Here's to a fabulous 2015 girly!!

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  7. I'm glad you're adopting our American traditions! 4th of July is something you can only understand when you see it in small-town USA.

    "Reading, cats, tea" ---nothing wrong with that!

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  8. Sounds (and looks like) an amazing year. So glad that I follow your blog. I hope you share some pics and stories from your trip to NYC! XO

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  9. You had such a great year! Now that you're feeling like a local, I'll have to get in touch with you before we make our trip to Louisville this year & get the scoop on where to go and what to see. Happy New Year!

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  10. Happy New Year! 2014 was a good one - here's to an even more amazing 2015!

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  11. Happy New Year! What a fun year you had

    You worked at a bank? What did you do? I'm in Mortgages and it's the worst. lol

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  12. Happy New Year! What a great recap of the past year! I'm so sorry I couldn't meet up with you guys when you were in NYC but I'm glad you had a great trip :) And don't knock your painting skills -seeing those pics totally makes me want to check out the Pinots Palette that just opened by me! xoxo, - M @ The Sequin Notebook

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  13. I always forget that you are only like 2 hours away from me! Sounds like a fab year lady!! Cheers to an even better 2015. :) Can't wait to hear about your NYC trip.

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  14. Such a fun recap!! I need to go back and figure out exactly when I "found" you because it seems like I remember most of these posts. Your parties look so fun and is it wrong that I am filled with glee seeing outfit pieces pop up on you like the white tunic and striped tee?? And the BURGUNDY striped tee on your friend!! Woo hoo! I agree- you've definitely found your voice and stride as a blogger and I thoroughly enjoy it. Can't wait for Jan 12 and everything else you come up with this year!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  15. OMG! So much fun! I still love the leopard dress from Christmas. I am so jealous of the KY Derby and want to go so bad!

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  16. Looks like such a great year for you!! The derby is on my bucket list, so jealous you went!! I hope 2015 is as good if not better!

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  17. What a fun-filled year! So glad to have met this year through blogging and of course during your NYC trip! Also, you killed it at the Derby - such a great look!

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  18. what a great year! i cant wait to see what 2015 brings! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  19. What another awesome year! I am so thankful you got into blogging this year! I probably shouldn't admit this, but I've never watched Doctor Who (I had to google those people) and I always thought they were your family members when I think you had it on twitter? LOL. Also, did you recap NYC and I somehow missed it? I'm so excited to see what 2015 has in store for you!

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  20. Sounds like a very great year! Your dress for the Derby was so pretty! Hope 2015 brings even more happy!

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  21. Ya you had a pretty badass year!! Your kitty is too pretty!! I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for you! Happy new year!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  22. Fabulous recap hunny! I am so glad blogging brought us together! Cheers to 2015 I can't wait to see what wonderful things unfold for you over the next year :)

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  23. Great post, miss! I love your derby dress and I think your painting is actually really cool! Glad you got to shed that horrible job...I also rid myself of a bad job this year. Cheers to us!!

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  24. You had such a great year! I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for you.

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  25. So many fun trips this year! Loved the Derby and party pics you posted again. Cheers to 28 and 2015, you young thing ;)

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  26. What a wonderful fun-filled year! I'm so glad to have "met" you this year through blogging, here's to a wonderful 2015!

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  27. Lots of fabulous photos and great times had for you guys!! I hope 2015 brings even more good times! Cheers and Happy New Year! Xoxo!!

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  28. Looks like a hell of a year! I was just like you in that I "officially" started my blog in April, but really didn't get involved in link ups and commenting and the general community until July-Aug or so. And my early posts are so dang embarrassing! Why did it take us so long to get on the flippin' ball? Dunno, but I'm glad I found you!

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  29. What a fun year!! I love all of these pictures. I remember my "fashion blogging" days too. There is probably still proof of it somewhere. I've never tried the wine and painting thing. I consider myself pretty creative and artistic until it comes to drawing, painting etc. I have absolutely no talent for it! I'm pretty good at drinking wine though ;) We ended the year in pajamas too. It's what all the cool kids are doing :) Happy New Year!

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  30. what a great recap to your year! here's an even better 2015!

    http://heyprettything.com

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  31. Will we get to hear the "falling on your head" story? Your cats are crazy adorable, gah! And that Christmas tree in NYC looks epic and capable of destroying the retinas of all people everywhere. Happy 2015!

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  32. I am so glad i found your blog last year (can't believe I am saying last year, haha) and I can't wait to keep reading your posts in the new year. 2014 looks like it was a great one, I hope 2015 is even better!!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  33. I love the dresses at the KY Derby and the luau party! So gorgeous :)

    Found you in one of the fashion blogs I frequent and thought I'd give you a visit. Would you like to connect via GFC or other social networks? Let me know if that is something that is of interest to you :)

    xo,
    Abby
    http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  34. I'm fangirling right now!! I can't belive you were able to meet Matt Smith! Yes ma'am to Doctor Who! Also, one day I will make it to both Australia and NY. They are both on my travel list. :) Looks like you had a pretty awesome year, girlie!

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  35. Look at you two half marathons in one year! My hero :) Also, the Kentucky Derby is calling me.
    Ps: you look good with that baby, lady. Am I hinting? Hmm...I don't know :)

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  36. You ran 2 half marathons in a year! That's awesome! Love your derby outfit! Amazing! And sounds like you had an awesome year. Can't wait to follow along in 2015! xo

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  37. Ive loved following your 2014 & cant wait to see how 2015 treats you

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  38. Man, you did so many fun things this year! I would love to go to Australia sometime. I hope 2015 is awesome for you!

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  39. wtf is going on with the comment eating today!! this is my 3rd attempt.

    this is a fantastic recap...may 2015 be even more awesome for you :)

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  40. A very good year! So many fun trips and good times with friends. I've been dying to go to the Kentucky Derby and am hoping it works out this year!! We should probably have reserved a hotel room by now though, right? Haha happy 2015 pretty lady!

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  41. What a great year! I just did a painting and wine party when I was home, it was a blast although I felt like my painting didn't look as good as I remembered the next day ha.

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  42. Looks like such a wonderful year for you! I loved looking through all of these photos!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  43. Cats, reading, running....that sounds like an amazing year! :D Mine is very similar I must say! :D Happy New Year!! Great pics!

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  44. Wow it sounds like an amazing year Kristen! And wow two half marathon in one year, impressive girl!

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  45. OMG! Is that the guy from Doctor Who? I don't watch it, but I read Entertainment Weekly pretty faithfully, so... it IS him, isn't it? Cool :-)

    I am very happy that you started blogging! I have only just found you a few weeks ago, but you have quickly become one of my favorite reads. Stalker alert! ;-)

    Just wondering, by RTR you mean Rent The Runway, right? That dress is fab, and you look so great in it! I also love the outfit you wore for your holiday party. Those ankle boooooots, girl... want. Specs please?

    I may have already said this, but it bears repeating: Happy New Year!

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  46. What a fun year! Don't ever stop--30 isn't that old! Well, I say that at 26. A few years ago, I would have said it was old :)

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  47. You had a great year!~ Here's to 2015!!!!!

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  48. You did so much fun stuff this year, yay! Hope 2015 is even more fun and exciting. I've loved getting to know you this year and can't wait to see ya again in a few months :)

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  49. I like your makeup a lot in the 2nd to last picture! Your year looked so fulfilling and you had lots of chances to travel. I hope 2015 treats you well, too. :)

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  50. Looks like you had a great 2014.
    I still love, love, LOVE the transformation you made to the room. The floors are beautiful and it just looks like a great inviting place.

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  51. Looks like a great year, lovey!

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  52. It's been a great year for you! Lots of fabulous travel and time with your people. I love it!

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  53. What a fantastic year!!! Love it all, the running, the friends and fun, the travels. 2015 will be a blast!!

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  54. Aw looks like a really awesome year! I would love to go to the Kentucky Derby! love it. I hope that 2015 is just as fun. - or even better ;) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  55. What a great year you've had!!!! I love all of these pictures!!! You guys always do so many fun things! Can't wait to follow along this year as well! :)

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