What a year.
Many ups – many downs, I’m choosing to share ‘our bests.’ These are from my home – my family, to yours. I hope they can give you a new idea for cooking, decorating, and fun. Enjoy and please, if you can, tell me a ‘best’ from your year. I would so love to hear!
Let’s start off with a bam. Best new wine? That would be Meiomi’s Pinot Noir – 2012. We pretty much don’t talk about anything else.
Best parenting advice I read all year? It can be done with 6 simple words. Read it, and pass it on.
If you know me you know I love soups – love them. The best one to join our family repertoire in 2013? Zuppa Tuscana.
Best new addition to my wardrobe? I’m going to have to go with the hot pink shoes. Huge step outside my comfort zone and just plain FUN.
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Best new decor item? Love the reclaimed wood piece hanging in our dinner room – believe there is good in the world. Locals, you can find it at this shop.
This book was the best one to read to B. We probably read it 250 times this year.
Best new beauty product? You guys – this one is life changing. I’m honestly mad at myself for not buying it earlier.
Best what we wore wednesday look? Love the colors, pictures, and that all of us are together in this one.
We were fortunate to make a few changes to our home this year but my favorite new spot has to be the porch dining area. I love that it feels like a little cafe!
Best new recipe to entertain with? Hands down company sauce.
Best new toy would be Squiz. I’m not sure if my 16 month old or my 35 year old like them more. Nightly after dinner L stands at our double glass doors with a plastic shield. M and B then chuck them at him (hard) and get points for every time they get one to stick. Boys….!
Best trip? Ah my goodness this is a tough one. You can’t beat our trip to Sonoma – but I think I’m going to go with the 4 of us in Florida for spring break. We were there for over a week, L and B were in their total ‘summer’ elements, we caught the early bird specials each night and the boys were passed out by 7:30 which meant wine on the porch for us, and most importantly – we were all together.
Best blog post? This one about Mother’s Day is my favorite from the year.
Best photographs of the boys? L loved football this year so much and this picture sums up how grown up he is getting. I’m so proud of him and the year he had! This picture of B makes me laugh every time I see it. The expression – the tan – the hair – the ‘muscles’, he was rocking it all in South Carolina.
Here’s to many more in 2014!