12 things for 2012 - Completion!

We're at the end of 2012! I am so excited about the New Year and all the adventures it may bring. I wish you a very wonderful new year ahead - full of love, happiness and delights!

Do you remember how at the beginning of this year, I came up with 12 things I wanted to do for 2012? I thought this might be a good time for a recap. Shall we?

One hot summer's day, some 12 months ago, I...

Decided to celebrate being a girly girl and wear lots of dresses. How I've enjoyed the ease of slipping dresses on day after day, twirling unabashedly. Summer months of January and February were the best for dress wearing of course, though I persevered in the colder months with some of my winter dresses.
Started my very own vegetable patch and I was finally able to use herbs and vegetables from garden to kitchen. The vegetable patch also gave rise to the herbarium series (to be continued in 2013!), where I play virtual botanist.
Tried 52 new recipes - one for each week of the year. Now I have a wonderful stockpile of recipes I can fall back on for dinner ideas.
Watched ballet - both classical and modern, and decided I prefer the former. I love the tutus, the tragic stories, the spins, the lifts, the music.
Baked cakes, like this berry nice cake, marble cake, apple tea cake and apricot slice.
Got serious about literature and read the classics.
Welcomed home a much loved mini long hair dachshund, Frankie.
Smelled about a gazillion roses, both literally and figuratively.
Hosted dinner parties.
Drank champagne (sometimes for no good reason), and I found the best champagne that I could afford and drink it. I'm still standing by Vintage Dom).
And lastly, went on a magical hot air balloon ride.
I couldn't have done it without you! I'll admit now, there were times I was going to quit, but then you encouraged me through your comments and gave me the motivation to keep going and here I am - 12 things completed. Thank you for supporting me through 2012. I look forward to another fabulous year together.

Happy New Year! xx

52 Responses to 12 things for 2012 - Completion!

Deanne Langford said...

Looks like a fantastic year! Happy New Year!

tinajo said...

You´ve had a great year - I think you´ll have an even better 2013! :-)

Pamela RG said...

What an accomplishment Trishie! I am so happy for you. Looking forward to your new adventures this coming New Year. Happy New Year!

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

magic! and I like the herbs photo!

Anouka said...

Such an eventful year for you! Wishing you an equally amazing 2013!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

Happy new year, Trish and Stu and to Frankie as well.

look see said...

Well done! Happy New Year! :)

Sarah S. said...

That sounds so awesome! Congrats on sticking with it and completing it.

sonia de macedo said...

Amazing year, love that you completed so many wonderfully goals!

Have a happy New Year!
SDMxx
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Celeste @ Becoming beautiful said...

Ah that's such a great idea! I might have to come up with a similar one for myself. =) And how fabulous that you managed to achieve all your goals!

Juanita said...

Will you have a new set of goals to see through 2013? :)

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

What a great list but I am a huge fan of lists :) have a wonderful New Years

Michelle said...

Good on you must feel good to accomplish everything you set out to do. Hey if drinking champagne was on my list I think I would succeed too! I love the Vueve orange label such a treat. Have a wonderful new years, stay safe and rockin the new year :)

Tracy said...

Happy New Year to you, Stu and Frankie. Finding your blog is definitely a highlight for 2012 for me. Great job on your 12 things.

Gracie said...

You have had such a fantastic year. It's nice to reflect on what has been. Hope 2013 is filled with even more adventures. x

oomph. said...

that's great you accomplished all of them! here's to 2013!

[oomph.]

Gillian said...

Well done, Trishie! You list is awesome, and you've completed so many wonderful things. All those books, all that cake...good job!

Gillian x

Lucia said...

you have a handsome dog :) so lovely

happy new year!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments before the year end. Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and a blissful 2013 to you! :)

Marie said...

What a year! You did a lot :) Hope 2013 will be even better!
xx Marie

Mimi said...

52 new recipes = so amazing!!! and they all looked delicious, btw. :D happy new year, trishie!!! :D

<3, Mimi
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picadaisy said...

Wow, what a great year of accomplishments! That's great that you tried a new recipe every week.

Shirley Tay said...

Trish, thks for sharing with us your wonderful journey! Love those dresses, they're simply sweet. May u have a better 2013! xoxo

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

Wow- you made all of your 2012 wished hapen! Loving your new pup, Frankie!

Hope you have a great New Years!!!

xx

Holly Foxen Wells

GlamourMash

Heel in Mint said...

I am planning to grow herbs and veggies this year so it was inspiring to read that part. Seems like you had a great year and tried many new things. Happy New Year!! Wishing you all the best :)

xx
Heel in Mint

Nettie's Blog said...

WOW.. you put me to shame Trishie... I think I am going to stick to my New Year Goals this year...i have come to the conclusion YOU HAVE TO WRITE THEM DOWN AND PUT THEM WHERE YOU CAN BE REMINDED OF THEM DAILY..happy new year to you and your family ...looking forward to the best new year yet...XXXX

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Great recap Trishie and huge congratulations on finishing the challenge, it looks like it was a lot of fun!

So what's on the cards for 2013...? Happy New Year to you!xo

Chai Chen said...

What a wonderful 2012 it has been for you Trishie! :)

Love the way you were able to get into those recipes and do them hahaha! I want to do that too. :)

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Jo N said...

Wow what a great year it has been for you. Frankie is too cute. Here's to a great 2013. Happy New Year!

Vicky said...

Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year 2013!!
Hugs Vicky

Elle Sees said...

lovely recap of your 2012!

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helen said...

omgoodness, what an amazing year you had!! i would LOVE to go on a hot air balloon ride! :)

Sam said...

Hi sweetie...Wishing you a very Happy 2013! May it bring you everything you hope for...and more. It was a pleasure getting to know you this past year!

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

this post is so beautiful! I'm so glad you had a fabulous year :) I can't believe the year is already over, I hope the new year will not fly by too fast.

Happy New Year of 2013! <3
I wish you all the best and I hope you'll have the time of your life! XO

fhenny said...

oh wow you inspired me about the plants. it looks fun
happy new year hope all your goals be fulfilled
xoxo
style frontier

Il Mare Atelier said...

Congratulations! Now you've inspired me to make a list of my own for 2013! I really love these 12 things of yours... they are very meaningful :)

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aliceinbo said...


Congrats!!!
Love your blog, is very fresh and beautiful!

Now you have to think in 2013

Big kiss

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love that you completed all of the things you set out to complete! That rarely happens! Do you have 13 things picked out for 2013?

x Jasmine

Imogen said...

Fantastic post and great pictures. Happy new year and best wishes for 2013.

FAIIINT said...

Wow, what an accomplishment! I loved that you stuck with it & managed to complete them all! I feel quite inspired now to do something similar for this year, it seems such a good excuse to give yourself the push to achieve some wonderful dreams & goals! :)
I hope you had a lovely Christmas & Happy New Year!

Audrey Allure said...

Happy New Year!

lucent imagery said...

What an awesome project you've completed! I love that some of our challenges we set ourselves are about making us better skilled homemakers too. You must look gorgeous in all your dresses! Happy new year bloggy friend.

vanessa (the gal) said...

Great post!! Looks like a fabulous year! Your pup is adorable!!

xx, Vanessa
http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

little t said...

Such a great achievement! Well done.

And happy new year xx

rooth said...

A wonderful 2013 to you and I can't wait for what the new year will bring on your blog!

Megan Wait said...

I think the dress one was a good goal to have! I might make that a goal for myself, because I am way too familiar with jeans

paisleysummer said...

I wish I could fit in reading books! It sounds like a great year x

Gina Norman said...

Hi Frankie, he's so cute!!!

I know Liv is wanting a doggie too, I hope she gets one soon...

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Skye said...

its wonderful that you completed all your desired for 2012.
i hope 2013 brings all the happiness.
i was without internet for a year, in my home, so i missed out on many of your posts.
however i have had time to catch up, and still love your blog more than ever. its so beautiful