New Year's Eve...

Happy New Year friends! What a difference a day makes! I'm thrilled to be done with 2012 and living in the year 2013. Sure, yesterday was Monday...and today is simply Tuesday. The only thing that has actually changed are the digits on the calendar.  
The rest is up to me. It's up to me to strive for happiness at all costs. That's probably my biggest resolution...the pursuit of happiness. And so far I'm not doing too bad. Today me and Aar are embracing the cold gray day...staying home, taking the day at a decidedly lazy pace, but still keeping our minds busy with tomorrow's plans and also working on bits and pieces of small projects today.

Last night we had such a great time with my family. We all gathered down at the home of my brother Richard and his girl. Almost all of my siblings were there, as well as my parents, and my cute as a button niece! A night filled with snacking, laughing, and plenty of goofball behavior. I baked my famous Red Velvet Cupcakes, decorated with "Baby New Year" toppers, along with some little baby bottles and diaper pins. The cupcakes were requested by my brother Walt. They're his absolute fave and I think he wanted to get his fill of 'em before he puts his dieting resolution into effect. And boy oh boy did they do the trick last night. We all indulged plenty!

 If you are following me on Instagram, then it's likely that you've seen these already. I guess this would be where I'd possibly apologize for the redundancy...but nope... I'm fine with it...I LOVE it. And if you are over there on Instagram I'm sure you LOVE it too!
 I've heard lots of peeps in blogland griping about bloggers going all Instagram on their blogs while neglecting their "real" cameras. Pretty much saying that they're taking the easy way out. But for me, it's totally not a substitution. I can only view it as an addition. I suspect that I'll be using LOTS of Instagram here...and at the same time I'm certain that you guys will be seeing WAY more real pics than ever. I'll be purchasing a brand new lens very soon and this has got me pretty darn psyched!! 

For our New Years Eve partying we opted for middle of the road attire. We wanted to be comfy but we spruced up just a bit. I wore my fave bow hair band from Sunshine & Carousels (Erin). And're looking at my very first Instagram #selfie  ;)

And here's Aaron looking comfy, cute, and a bit dapper in his new shirt. :) 

Earlier in the day we played around in our Art Journals. I could never even begin to list all the things that I love about Art Journaling...but one of them is that it's the perfect creative activity to do on days like yesterday and today. Days when you are either recovering from the party or waiting to leave to get the partying under way. Just pick up your Art Journal and turn the lull in the day into something colorful. I love this simple and fun page that Aaron did! 

We are having a lazy, comfy day here. Just chatting and planning and dreaming about the year ahead. Ideas for our business, our art, our blog. Everything is a possibility.

I'd love to hear about what you guys are up to! Drop me a line if you can!

Hooray for a brand new shiny year!!
xo Jenny


  1. Your cupcakes look YUMMY!!! I loveeeeee the art journal cover too!!! GREAT quote! Happy New Year!!

  2. happy new year!! wishing you both all the best for 2013. i am looking to keep it simple, and happy happy happy this year. all the best to the both of you..xo natalea

  3. Hi Jenny! Happy New Year to you, Aaron and the family! I hope that 2013 will be a great year for all! I've never seen your bangs blonde while your hair is pink - I like it! Sounds like you had a great New Years Eve - a bit quieter than going to NYC! Take care and enjoy all that the new year has to offer! Hugs, Leena

  4. hooray for a new year indeed! good to hear you and aaron you had a nice new years. i want those cupcakes. ;)

  5. Love those adorable baby new year themed cupcakes, Jenny! That red velvet cake looks sooo yummy! Happy New Year, sweet friend!! Can't wait to see what good things the new year has to bring!
    Michelle xoxo

  6. Happy 2013! Love the Art journal page, great quote. And the cupcakes look so yummy.
    All the best,

  7. Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true...

  8. Hold on, why am I not following on Instagram?? We gotta work on this. ;) Here's to an awesome 2013 for you and your family!

  9. Happy New Year! LOVE your blog :) Those cupcakes look delish...

  10. Happ New Year! I hope it will be a good one!

  11. happy new year. you seem to be fun loving. i just loved your blog ,the ay you have managed it and the pictures you use. count me in your regular visitor from now on.
    Ibiza Holiday

  12. Yum! Those cupcakes look so cute!!


  13. Happy New Year!
    May 2013 be your best yet.

  14. Happy New Year, Jenny! I hope you've had a great start to 2013 - those cupcakes look delicious, and that photo of you is absolutely gorgeous! Just followed you on IG (I'm "mandyistiny").


  15. I totally love your hair (and hair band! So cute) And those cupcakes look super super yummy. And the Illustration you painted - awesomeness! Here's to a happy 2013

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  16. hey happy new year. many greetings . you got a lovely blog. stay happy

  17. have a happy new year. your cupcakes look tempting. i wish i could borrow a one from you
    Summer camp america

  18. Jenny & Aaron, your a beautiful couple on the outside no doubt! But the inside is absolutely stunning! I'm happy you've each other to get through the bad days in lifer and also to celebrate the joyous as well. Good-luck on putting the house back together, meanie old storm!! Lori

  19. i love your hair/style! new follower from the hop. :)


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