top ten from 2011

December 31, 2011

To say that 2011 was an amazing year would be a major understatement. It was life-changing, emotional, and full of memories that I will hold onto for the rest of my life! In chronological order, here are my top ten from 2011:

1. Matthew surprised me at my bridal shower with a book of photos secretly taken during the proposal
2. Going to Miami with my best friend Lizzie and meeting the Refinery29 team
3. Getting married to Matthew in May!!! {This one obviously takes the cake for a lifetime!}
4. Going to Italy for our Honeymoon!
5. My 24th Birthday
6. Matthew's 30th Birthday Surprise Weekend in Paso Robles! {This photo cracks me up!}
7. Taking Ginger to the dog beach for the first time
8. Becoming ModCloth's Blogger of the Moment!
9. Getting an incredible job and then being featured on Ruche's front page
10. Going to Santa Ynez with two of our closest friends in December

Here's to a new year, full of more adventures and precious memories! 
I hope you all ring in the new year tonight surrounded by the ones you love. 

Happy New Year's Eve!
xox
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You can see my highlights from 2010 here, and 2009 here!

42 comments:

  1. That book Matthew gave you is the most adorable. Such a sweet surprise. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  2. Looks like you had a great year. Congrats on, well, everything!

    -kim
    found the route

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  3. it's been such a joy to find your blog and follow your beautiful adventures this year!! hope 2012 brings you all you could want and more! happy new year!

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  4. What a great top 10...this year has been filled with magic for you! Hope next year is just as wonderful.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful Photos! Love the one from Matts B-Day... Priceless! Happy New Years Eve!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  6. What a year 2011 was for you! Wishing you even more happiness and success in 2012!

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  7. What a lovely year! Congrats on getting married!

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  8. What a fantastic year! WOW! So happy for you in so many ways. I adore that Matthew made a secret book of your proposal. That is seriously one of the cutest, sweetest, most adorable things I've ever heard. He's definitely a keeper.

    Happy New Year! Hope 2012 is just as beautiful.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow, your year was amazing! Wish you a happy new year!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  10. Great look back. That picture of Matthew jumping kills me too...SO funny!! You guys really had a great year. Happy New Year to you both!!

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  11. You have had one amazing year! Happy 2012 Mara!

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  12. What a beautiful year for the two of you!!! That book he had made for you is so darn special!! What a cool surprise! =) I hope 2012 brings great things for you guys!

    Happy New Year, girl!

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  13. Looks like you have an amazing year. I hope this new year is just as, or even more fabulous!

    PS: I thought you looked familiar. MODCLOTH, DUH! <3

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  14. looks like you had a great year! happy new year!

    style-extraordinaire.com

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  15. oh gosh, i want to see all of these proposal shots. they look INCREDIBLE!!!
    xo TJ

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  16. You have really great pictures of you wonderful memories!! I LOVE the photo book. What a great and thoughtful hisses and you have!

    I'm brand new to you blog, but I'm really excited to follow your posts in the new year!!

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  17. Mavelous year, definitly! I think I had never commented here, but I always visit your blog. You are beautiful, with pretty outfits and, as far I can see, beautiful heart.

    Have a beautiful and special 2012!

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  18. It was an amazing year indeed! Secret pictures taken during the proposal (!)/ honeymoon to Italy/ getting an incredible job. How better can it get?! I'm very glad for you. You are such a sweet girl Mara.
    Happy New Year!
    xxx

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  19. What a great year for you guys! Seriously! It has been fun watching you progress in life over the past 2 years! Enjoy every last moment:-)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  20. Beautiful pics darling!
    Happy New 2012 Year, best wishes from the heart!
    kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  21. looks like you had an amazing 2011 and here is to an even better 2012!

    Happy New Year!
    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  22. Happy New Year!

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  23. happy new year Mara! i've enjoyed reading your blog this past year and look forward to following your adventures in 2012!

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  24. #1 is SO sweet. i want that to happen to me some day...so much so that i might accidentally show this to my future boyfriend/fiancee/husband and say, "isn't that sweet?".

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  25. love this top 10, mara!! miss you lots; will email you about maybe getting together in a week or so? xoxo

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  26. ha that picture of matthew is hilarious. glad you had such a good year :)

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  27. Looks like it was a great year! Happy new year!

    xoxo
    http://twentyysomething.blogspot.com/

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  28. Wow, you really did have a great year!

    The picture from your wedding that you featured is beautiful.

    Here's to an equally exciting 2012 :)

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  29. i loved reading your top 10 -- a very big year for you! {The first picture is beyond adorable} Here's to 2012 being just as good, if not better! (:

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  30. What a fabulous 2011 you had! Congratulations and here's to another one in 2012!

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  31. Great pictures! Best wishes for a lovely 2012.

    xoxo
    Ellie

    belovedlifeofmine.blogspot.com

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  32. Mara, you had a HUGE year -- here's to a killer 2012!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  33. Looks like an amazing year. Cheers to 2012!

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  34. I just found your blog through Bloglovin' and holy crap your wedding dress was lovely! I'm in the process of planning now, and it looks like I'm in for a lot of fun! Happy 2012 to you!
    -Kate
    http://ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com/

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  35. looks like a great year for you!! hope this will be as great or even better than the last one! I am super happy I found your blog through Matchbook! I can't live without perfume neither! Your newest follower here!

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  36. Just found your blog from you're adorable Ruche interview. Love the 2011 recap, you have great style and, from what it looks like, live a very happy life :)
    Happy New Year!
    xo Hannah

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  37. This year was seriously so exciting for you. It was nice to review it all.

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  38. Looks like you had an amazing year!!

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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