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Wrapping up Project 365 2012 – I Did It!

When I hit publish on this post, I will have officially completed my Project 365 for 2012. That means I took and posted a photo from each day in 2012! It may not seem like much, but this is the first year out of the 3 attempted that I actually completed the challenge. My roadblock has always been getting the photos uploaded, but as of today, they are all done!

I love looking back on my year in pictures. I print a Keepsy book for all of my Instagram pictures, but I think for my Project 365 I’m going to do a Blurb book so that I can have the words along with the pictures in a format my whole family can enjoy.

I plan on doing Project 365 again in 2013, so stay tuned for more posts. Along with it, my friend Heather has talked me into participating in Project Life as well. It should be a fun, new way to document our life!

Thanks for joining me on the journey! With that, here is my last Project 365 post for 2012.

December 1: Confetti Cookies, made and enjoyed for the Food Bloggers Cookie Swap

December 2nd: Ella giving daddy a lecture about riding on her scooter.

December 3rd: Leah chatting with Santa at our neighborhood holiday hayride

December 4th: Checking out the Gingerbread Village at Crown Center

December 5th: I was lucky enough to spend some time in New York City this month for the Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Hostess event. It was incredible to see Rockafeller Center and all of the festive holiday decorations. If you ever get the opportunity to go to NYC at Christmastime, do it. It was truly magical!

December 6th: I always feel like when I leave NYC, a little bit of my heart stays behind. I love NY.

December 7th: Even though I leave a little of my heart in NY, I am always happy to come home to my family, even the ones with bedhead.

December 8th: We went to a wine tasting party and the wine we brought, Crimson & Clover, won first place!

December 9th: As the mom of girls, sometimes wearing a tiara is necessary.

December 10th: I had the pleasure of eating at Cafe Gratitude for a #BlogKC event… what a delicious meal and I LOVE their mugs!

December 11th: Peppermint Swirl Cookies I made for a contributing post on Simple Bites.

December 12th: I splurged and bought new sheets from the Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont this fall and our bed is so comfy now… I never want to get out of it!

December 13th: Meg

December 14th:We had fun decorating gingerbread houses at our good friends house.

December 15th: Annual daddy / daughter date night to see the Nutcracker Ballet

December 16th: Sleepy princess

December 17th: We go through Cuties like candy in the winter.

December 18th: Enjoying a skyscraper milkshake at Winstead’s on our annual Christmas lights tour of the city!

December 19th: Stockings hung by the chimney with care

December 20th: I’m pretending like I don’t know that the girls are sitting outside eating snow off the ground.

December 21st: We made it to Iowa for Christmas and Ella helped Grandma Doyle with her sewing.

December 22nd: I have always loved this set of Christmas trees in my in-laws front room.

December 23rd: It’s hard to believe some people think this kid is shy…

December 24th: The girls telling the Elf goodbye until next year

December 25th: A houseful of sick kiddos made for a quiet Christmas day.

December 26th: I was so happy to get to see my best friend from college after 3 long years of being apart.

December 27th: We picked up our new dog today! Everyone is getting along quite well.

December 28th: Everyone is still sick, but at least the dog is bringing out some smiles.

December 29th: With everyone as sick as they’ve been, we’ve spent a lot of time playing board games…even the dog knows how to play Sorry now.

December 30th: Everyone, including me, is finally feeling better. It felt good to get back in the kitchen!

December 31st: We met my parents in Dallas, TX to celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday!

And that is it, my friends. The end of Project 365 2012. To see the whole year in pictures you can visit this link. You can also see the pictures that didn’t make it to the blog on Instagram and Flickr. Thanks for coming along!

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  1. I LOVE that you did it Kristen! and I love that you share them with us!

    Happy New year and I’m so glad you all are feeling better!

    How Nick getting along with a dog in the house?

  2. Congratulations!! I completed mine too and will also be doing Projectlife 365.

  3. Congratulations on finishing this project! What an accomplishment. I think that picture of your daughter on Santa’s lap is just precious. I’m going to look up and try your “award winning” wine! And your sweet Meg just looks SO sweet!!! All great pictures. Looking forward to following your journey in 2013. And looking so forward to my first 365 this year too.

  4. That is so neat! I love this idea, especially with kids it would be neat to see how much they’ve changed over a year and have it documented! Happy New Year!

  5. These are so great, Kristen! And congrats on completing it. I’m not sure if I would stick with it all year. Your photos are great and I have enjoyed following on IG too. Looking forward to 2013!

  6. Another beautiful glimpse into your world. Thank you for letting all of us in to your life, Kristen. You truly have so much to be grateful for and it shows. xo

  7. I love it! That pic of your kids and that milkshake slays me!! Such a fun memory for them! I want to do this…and I tentatively am. I tried to do Project 52 last year and failed. But I think it was because I was taking pics with my big camera- I bet I could make it happen with my phone and instagram. Hmmmm

  8. Dude! Congratuations- that’s quite a project. I’ve recently started following you in Instagram and I’m glad I did- love seeing your photos. Can’t wait to see what to snap in 2013!

  9. Amazing! I love going through all these photos!

  10. Great pics and tons of happy faces :)

  11. Those are fabulous pics and it seems you have a fantastic Christmas with your love ones .. I love the pic with a kid sitting on Santa’s lap. They are so cute.

    Happy new year. :)

  12. Kristen you are an absolute inspiration. I managed 2 Project 365s but this past year got the better of me. I’m trying again this year. In the meantime – congrats and I can’t wait to see what you get up to in 2013! Wishing you and your family health and happiness xo

  13. Hey that IS an achievement! Some days I forget about Instagram all together! Love seeing your life, one day at a time. :)

  14. What an accomplishment. I have no idea how you manage to put everything together. You have such a beautiful lovely and this is definitely a great way to look back and be thankful. Congrats, Kristen!!

  15. I love your photo a day project! I think I want to try it this year…I wonder if I can pull it off?

  16. What a great collection of memories and a tremendous accomplishment that you and your family will be so happy to look back on years from now.

  17. Congratulations! That is awesome…feels so good when your able to finally achieve a goal. And I think that would be hard…for me anyway. Lovely lovely family, thanks for sharing them with me ; )


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