2014 // year in review

2014 // year in review

the end of the year is all about making lists, which is something i can totally get on board with. this past year was definitely a game changing year. so many incredible things happened. here are my “tops” of 2014. cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store…

top four in 2014

worth mentioning

2014 // year in reviewblog milestones

  • over 8,000 views in 2014
  • over 1,000 views in one day
  • 100 blog followers
  • attending Go Blog Social in april [game changer for my blog]

2014 // year in review

social media diva highlights

  • presented my half day workshop on social media for the 2nd time at EXHIBITOR2014 in Las Vegas, NV
  • and again at EXHIBITOR FastTrak in Boston, MA
  • spoke on a panel on event planner at the 2014 Cvent Corportate Meeting Summit
  • was featured in an article on mashable (!!!) on top stressful jobs
  • had my first [paid] speaking gig on social media for the Upper Midwest EDPA
  • spoke on a Power of Live webinar on Amplifying the Social Experience at Every Touchpoint hosted by Cvent and BrandRepublic

2014 // year in review

life + family + travels

  • got ENGAGED to my best friend and love of my life [b] on the beaches of st. eustatius in march
  • traveled to: florida (x5), the carribean, las vegas (x2), texas, kansas city, cincinnati, niagara-on-the-lake, on (canada), nashville, phoenix, san diego
  • celebrated 2 years with [b]
  • met my social media soulmate, dick vitale. and he said i was Awesome with a capital A
  • went to my first, second and third concerts of my life. (imagine dragons, iggy azelea, garth brooks)
  • sold the townhome & bought a first home together in st. louis park (sidenote: moving is the absolute worst)
  • my big brother bought a house + got a job! my baby brother graduated from high school + started college! my momma & daddy celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary!

2014 // year in review

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2013 in review | a year of changes and blessings galore

2012 roundup ((WOW… that was a busy year))

[2011 roundup] a year of changes and growth

wknd recap // on the market

20140527-060914-22154626.jpg it’s official. our house in on the market. we’ve got a sign in our yard, flyers on our table, and a ‘please remove your shoes sign’ by the front door. cray. and no, we don’t have a new place to live yet. but the search continues. i don’t know which i’m more nervous of; that our house will go really fast and we’ll have to scramble to find a home of our own or that it will take awhile and it will happen and we won’t find somewhere we like. or that this moving in and out will occur smack dab in the middle of the summer when my schedule is at it’s craziest. so many options for one to overreact about. the possibilities are endless. stay tuned for how this journey unfolds. as they say, “it will all work out.” as i say, “stop interrupting my anxiety attack with your ‘reason’.” it was a lovely long weekend. full of time with my [b] and starksthepup; playing at the park; long walks in the gorgeous weather; grilling; starting to watch silicon valley; shopping; napping; and the always fantastic marathons of ncis and criminal minds. getting addicted to 2048 and searching for the right wedding photographer. and of course, remembering those who have served and continue to serve our country. home of the free because of the brave. and as mike birbiglia says, “i love the troops, because if they weren’t the troops i would be the troops. and i would be the worst troops.” 20140527-060915-22155392.jpg



Fish Lake Dog Park

Fish Lake Dog Park

Fish Lake Dog Park

i hope you all had a wonderful weekend. know anyone in the maple grove area looking for a town home in a lovely area? send ’em this link.

wknd recap // starks the singing pup

wknd recap // the home t

my favorite tee right now from the home t

happy gloomy monday, friends. i hope you all had a wonderful weekend. it was simply gorgeous here in minnesota. i had a very “grown up” weekend with meeting with  potential wedding photographer, looking at houses, and getting our house ready to be put on the market this week. (eeeekkk). lots of things happening. big things. but great things.

in addition to the fun things going on, we got starksthepup to sing for us. gotta practice for the wedding :) we also finished House of Cards season 2 this weekend. SO GOOD. it’s like pringles though so once you start you better get comfortable. cannot believe they haven’t started filming season 3 yet.

wknd recap // converse

feeling hipster with my all stars and skinny’s

wknd recap // starksthepup

sweet potato waffle fries at streetz


 starksthepup has learned to pose for me

wknd recap // coffee with starks

coffee on the deck on a sunny Sunday morning

wknd recap // cafe lurcat

date night at bar lurcat

wknd recap // orhpeum

the orpheum to see aziz ansari!

wknd recap // fiance and me

[b] and i waiting for aziz to start

wknd recap // aziz ansari

aziz posing so that we could all get a shitty blurry picture

have a fabulous week!