Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in review + happy new year

Happy New Year! I don't make resolutions, but I do make lists. In the spirit of ushering in the new year, today I bring you a list of my personal favorite blog posts of 2011.

My Less Serious Day

Winner: love struck

I'm not sure what it is about these posts that make them my favorite. A combination of favorite outfits, food (well...probably mostly food), and witty (if I do say so myself) introductions.

Runner-up: the blues

Weekend Review

Winner: simplicity

This, my most recent weekend review, only features a single meal I ate by myself one Saturday night. But, this meal was so perfect, so simple, so beautiful, and so delicious that it deserves this first place finish, hands down.

Runner-up: a little love on top


After posting this commentary about the importance of incorporating short walks into your daily routine I heard from reader after reader that began adding walks to their day as inspired by this post. My simple post inspiring others to lead a more healthy lifestyle? Winning. Yes, winning.

Runner-up: my fashion discovery


Winner: the cereal experiment: Post Great Grains Crunchy Pecans

Now, this isn't necessarily the healthiest or my favorite cereal choice, but I absolutely love the text of this post. And, I love cereal (which is why both prize winners are from by far my favorite experiment of 2011, the cereal experiment).

Runner-up: the cereal experiment: Kashi GoLean Original

What I Ate Wednesday

Winner: issue 11

This dinner wins it. Afterwards, I may or may not have glanced back at this very photo many more times than normal just to remembers its deliciousness.

Runner-up: issue 13

And that, my friends, are the best of the less serious best.

Now. Bring it, 2012.


  1. Great recap of posts. I liked checking out some of the highlights. Have a fantastic new years!

  2. This is such a lovely recap of your posts from this year. They have all be amazing! I can't wait to see everything you share with us in 2012 (:

  3. Loved all these blog posts! :) Looking forward to reading your blog this year..your posts are always fun to read! :) Happy 2012!

  4. You have a lot of winners! I loved reading your blog in 2011, and look forward to hearing more in 2012 :)

  5. love all your posts!! cant wait to follow along with you in 2012!

    i am a major list maker also, it just keeps me sane!

  6. Ah I love lists! These are some great posts and yes I truly believe in the importance of short walks in your day too! We weren't built to sit on our butts all day long ;)

  7. Happy 2012! Can't wait to read more from you this year :)