12.30.2011

A Look Back at 2011

I just thought I would share a few photos and highlights I liked from 2011.

January
This blog was still pretty new in January. I rang in the new year at my sister's house, started wearing Christmas presents like this purple blouse for outfit posts, and discovered that the boyfriend's ranch is a beautiful place to take photos.
February
Roses for Valentine's day is always the best. The weather is always a bit funny, it's still cold enough to wear tights and a sweater but then warm enough to wear fun spring prints. I also bought this cute cat ring...which is now lost :( This is also the last month I had my natural hair color...I'm not too sure if I'm going back to black but maybe soon.
March
I almost didn't blog at all during March...I think I only had 3 posts. I went to the beach that month and by the time I shared these photos I had left my job I had for the past 3 years and felt fully inspired for new beginnings. I guess that's what the beach does to you, it's one of my favorite places to be although I don't get the chance to visit that often.
April
I started off the month to a great start with a trip to visit my sis in D.C. While there we celebrated my niece's 2nd birthday, did a photo shoot with the cherry blossoms, and visited a few museums. I happen to love this picture of Julia Child's show kitchen...I had just seen the movie and been gifted one of her cook books. I also shared this photo of the boyfriend and I, it's one of my favorites.
May
This is my birthday month and I didn't even post about my birthday...lol. I did however go to an amazing concert in San Antonio that changed my views on Avenged Sevenfold, sewed my first attempt of a skirt, tried a new hairstyle, and took this photo of Tyson, my brother's dog. He passed away about a week ago but looking back at this pic makes me really happy.
June
On the last day of May I went to go see my favorite band play. By the early hours of June 1st I had met the singer, Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach...I was a happy girl. Oh that photo of the hot rockstar is Jerry Horton, the lead guitarist...love.  I also took photos of my flower rosette heels with pretty little flowers, learned that running in the beauty at my boyfriend's house beats running on a treadmill, and wore white pants for the first time ever...they were for a class project, I added lace inserts.
July
I shared this photo of the 4th of July cake my family makes every year. It seriously tastes as good as it looks. My sis from D.C. came down to visit and we did a little photo shoot, I sewed another skirt after being inspired my other fashion bloggers, and snapped this photo of my bow heels...they were a go to favorite I wore all month.
August
The boyfriend had asked me to be a little creative when baking his mother's birthday cake so I did layers. So far I had made all of the birthday cakes for his family...I was a bit flattered. His sister's birthday is coming up in January...will I be asked again? Do I really impress with my cake baking skills? We will have to see...I also played mixologist and learned how to make a dunk margarita, found this tutu skirt which has become a favorite in my wardrobe, and started being more experimental with clothing...this fun print skirt is really a shirt.
September
It gets rather hot down in Texas so for those too hot to handle days I often cool down with treats like sno cones. This photo was taken at a local favorite. Something to love about Texas...my sis had finally moved back and now I get to see this cutie more often. I ended up seeing Avenged Sevenfold...again...that was 3 times in one year and they were even better than the time before. I also shared these fringe ankle cuffs...my favorite diy. 
October
This happens to be one of my favorite months. The county fair comes which means good music, rides, and delicious foods like corn dogs, cheeseburgers, turkey legs, caramel apples, lemonade, sausage on a stick...really I could keep going on...I eat pretty bad all week. I also visited a pumpkin patch for the first time, shared some love for the Texas Rangers...too bad they didn't win the World Series, and I let the boyfriend play photographer. This is a photo of the early morning behind his house...the sunlight coming up really is gorgeous.
November
This month was all about enjoying some cooler weather. I started wearingmb my leggings again and tights became an almost everyday must. Now that I was working a part time job in the mall, forever 21 was right around the corner which means time to buy more accessories. I also wore a maxi skirt for the first time, I had been wanting to try this trend for some time.
December
Sea of Blooming Dreams turned 1!! I'm still excited about that  and so happy to have you all here :) This birthday photo shoot was something my sis and I did together and I loved the results. I rocked out in sequins to one of the best concerts ever this month. If Rise Against ever comes to your town, you have to see them...trust me they are beyond amazing. I'm also happy to see that after year later of starting this blog I'm still having fun doing outfit posts and sharing them with you all.

See you all in 2012. Hope you all have a Happy New Year!

44 comments:

  1. You've had such an amazing year Erica, I actually love all of these collective photos from each month, it's a great idea. Here's hoping you have a Happy New Year as well!

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  2. Such pretty pictures!

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  3. Lovely pictures! Hope you had a great year and that your next one is even greater! Happy New Year! :)

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  4. such beautiful pictures! I hope I can keep enjoying your blog in 2012 <3

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  5. October is one of my favorite months too! It looks like you had a grand year, I hope 2012 is even better! :)

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  7. Awesome post!! you look amazing in the pictures. Cheers to 2012!

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  8. hiii! happy to be following back, pretty girl! its so cool i got to see all of 2011's post here considering i just met you! youre so pretty and nice, so happy to meet you! have a happy new year!!!

    love, jamie

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  9. Happy New Year to you! Like you're sewing, I do that a lot too ;) And I love the cake, you should post the recipe :D xoxo Nini

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  10. What a lovely post! It looks like you had a wonderful year. May the new year bring you just as much, if not more, happiness.

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  11. oh thank you! you are so sweet :) and u look soo pretty ! <333

    hope you have a nice year 2012 <3

    xxx, joana

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  14. Wonderful recap :) Hope you have a spectacular NYE & New Year's!

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  15. beautiful photos and beautiful random :D

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  16. This is a great recap of the year! I especially love that photo from October with the light streaming in :) Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  17. Hey! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Happy New Year!

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  19. seems like a great year :) happy new year!

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  21. So much nostalgia in this post! It's great to see how far your blog has come this year!
    Happy New Year :)

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  22. Great photos and it looks like 2011 was a great year for you. I hope 2012 is an amazing for you.

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