Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It’s Been Fun 2010

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”  ~Oprah Winfrey

To say each year gets better as you age is still holding true for me. 2010 brought on new opportunities, new adventures, new friends, new food, and new positive outlooks on life. Here’s a look back on my highlights of the year. Enjoy!


  • I started out 2010 in a great place--Orlando, FL with my gram!

Read about it here, here, here and here.


  • Tons of yummy Valentine’s goodies here and here.


  • Trip to Boston, MA to visit my brother. (Read about it here and here)



  • Celebrated my nineteenth birthday and mother’s day with my best friend, aka mom, with a little getaway to a water park.




  • Went to Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest and saw Kellie Pickler and the Zac Brown Band live. (recap here)



  • Got my new  tattoo.



  • Road trip to Wisconsin Dells with mom (read about it here)



  • Chicago and the Healthy Living Blogger Summit (read about it here and here)





  • Had dad at my apartment for his birthday..cooked a fabulous meal and had a great day out on the town!


  • Started my Junior fall semester of college.












  • Left for vacation to  Austin, TX

Austin you say?!

Why, when, and for what?

Well I had a great opportunity to come down here with my grandma on our yearly trip. We have family down here as well as warm weather, low 70’s, and most importantly, NO SNOW!

So if you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting, it’s because I’ve been exploring Texas. Sadly, my flight goes back today to Minnesota. But stay tuned for all the recaps of my trip!

Where are you traveling in 2011?


Erica said...

What a year! SO many great trips. And I love that you kicked it off in Florida. Your summer job was super cool- I loved reading about what you were making. Only travel plans in 2011 are Jamaica!

Krista said...

You sure have enjoyed a fabulous year, hun! Can't wait to hear all about your Texas trip!!!

Kelly said...

What a great year. I love that you started off with the Oprah quote. It's so fitting. I'm just bummed I missed you on not one, but two trips. One of these days.

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Christina said...

so much fun stuff! you are too cute :)

sophia said...

Wow. Where in the world is Casaundra?
I've done my fair of traveling in 2010, but I doubt I'll be traveling much in 2011...I would really like to go to Chicago to visit a friend this year, though!

Christina said...

Aww you are adorable and TWO times were near me, but sadly it was before I read you! Next time you're by Chicago let me know!! hehe

This year I'm excited about traveling to FL in March for my cousin's wedding. We skipped seeing my family at Christmas to be able to do a big(ger) trip then so it'll be great to see everybody and WARM!

There also might be some trips to my parents so my mom can help me in person w/ wedding planning stuff. Also possibly to NY to check out venues and help my mom w/ a camp she runs for some extra $$$.

I'm excited! I like your recap post, it's the cutest I've seen. Makes me want to do one!

laurie said...

Wow what an exciting much fun!

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a year! Looks like it was absolutely fabulous. I hope 2011 brings you even more amazing things!


hbobier said...

What a fun recap! I do love how Minnesotans flock to Florida in the winter. It only makes sense. And I love your tattoo!! Super cute. :)

As for me, this month alone I'll be in Salt Lake City and Nashville--both for work. Then I'll likely go to Vegas, Asheville, Dallas, and perhaps New York City at some point in 2011--you guessed it--for work. The only travel I do for fun is to the Wisconsin Dells (obviously) and Florida for the holidays. :)

Mary said...

Travel for the year is still being debated. It sounds like you had a great year. I hope the new year brings you an increased measure of health and Happiness. I'll even throw a wish for wealth into the equation. have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon said...

Fantastic! I can't believe how many wonderful places you were able to travel to this year--what a great year in review :) I'm hoping to visit Ithaca, New York this year, and I'm taking a work-trip to New Orleans (not much time to play while I'm there, but at least I'll get to sample some good food!

Happy 2011 to you!

Megan D said...

I didn't realize we were both juniors! What a cool tattoo. And I love that Oprah quote!! In 2011 I'll be traveling to Australia to study abroad. So excitedd!!

P.S. To answer your question, I got a vanilla cupcake w/ vanilla frosting at Magnolia and really enjoyed it!! I liked their size... not huuuge but not tiny either :)

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