2012 in Review {LINK-UP}


I wrote a letter to my Boo.
I shared what I was learning about food & faith.
But more importantly, what I was learning about love.


Had the world's coolest Valentine's Day date.
Finally told our engagement story.
Had a talk about S-E-X.


I showed off my beautiful bridesmaids.
I underwent a blog name change and became {Bee}autiful Blessings.
I wrote about one of the many reasons I led a vegetarian lifestyle.


I celebrated Easter when my wonderful baby sister paid us a visit!
We had some pre-marital counsel.


We shared in some belated birthday festivities.
I asked my Mommy to walk me down the aisle.
I shared my fears.


Had a great time on the Eastern Alumni Tour's Pittsburgh stop!
Had a wonderful, whirlwind weekend in Chuck's hometown.
I tried NOT to talk about my wedding.


I started my first big girl job at the Farm Service Agency!
Had a beautiful Mad Hatter-themed Bridal Shower tea party thrown in my honor.
I studied the evolution of a profile picture.
I reflected on how I felt about having a Daddy-less wedding.


My BFF, Matt, helped me to throw an anti-Bachelor party.
I had some wedding guilt.
We MOVED! (...two weeks before the wedding.)
My girls threw me a wild and crazy, pin-up girl-themed Bachelorette Party.


My hubby wrote the most heartfelt guest post.
We had one whole week of honeymooning fun and adventure in Jamaica!


Snoopy and Woodstock made an appearance in Ohio for Halloween.
I checked some items off my Bucket List.
I re-lived my 2009 African safari.
I started re-eating meat.


We celebrated pre-Thanksgiving with my family, and Thanksgiving with Chuck's!
I dropped out of grad school.
Our wedding was featured on Offbeat Bride.


I finally shared my experience in Rwanda.
We had some hilarious Christmas card outtakes.
We celebrated our two year "date-i-versay."

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I seriously cannot even fathom how I managed to fit in so much into just one year.
New job, new home, new husband!

The best part is, the year's not over yet! So excuse me while I take my leave- I've got a wonderful hubby and a visiting little sister to ring in the new year with. 

Be sure to link up with your year-in-review's so I can read them all when I get back.

Can't wait to see you all in 2013!


  1. So neat Kaity! I can not wait to write my post on this and share with others. It was my first year of blogging so this will be fun! ♥

  2. This is awesome! I wanna do this! I just don't think we did anything that much this year. HAHA!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting Kaity!!! I can't believe an entire year flew by!! I am adding your button to my sidebar.

    Thank you, Mahalo so much for linking up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop last week. I am following you back by the way. :)

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog.

    Come and link up, enter the giveaway (if you haven't yet) and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  4. fun post! this is the first time i've ever been to your blog (just linked up for the review). i kept gasping in surprise as i read your recap because i'm also a newlywed, we moved 2 weeks before our wedding too, and i dropped out of grad school (totally made the same Grease beauty school dropout reference on my blog too...but aren't student loans the worst?!). anyway, i am now following you via google reader. can't wait to see your new posts and follow your journey into 2013. happy new year!!

  5. Great post! I'm so glad I got to read this and get to know you better. And so happy I got to meet you this year.

    All the best in the upcoming year. Happy 2013!!


  6. WOW KAITY I SO ENJOYED THIS POST :). I am so FOLLOWING. I hope you can check out my site: http://theproverbs.net and follow as well. So we can keep posted on each other. Thanks for your time. Hope to hear from you soon...God Bless!

    Steven B.

  7. You had quite the year!!!!! Thank you for hosting this link up so that I could find your blog and get to know you better!!! I am a new follower.

    Hope your holiday season was fantastic and that your new year is just as great!!


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    Love your awesome blog. I'm joining your blog hop too.

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  9. Love this link up!! Can't wait to participate tomorrow! :)


  10. You have a wonderful blog, lady. I'm so glad you followed me, so I could come over and do the same. I love your openness and honesty with your readers. Definitely inspirational!


  11. what a wonderful year for you!! i truly love your wedding it is unique it was different and it was beautiful! hope 2013 is a great year for you

  12. I always love these posts -- excited to read each and every one of your highlights. Happy New Year!