looking back on 2011

What a special year 2011 was for me and Zan! So many special memories were made and looking back I can’t help but realize we are so incredibly blessed. There is not a day that goes by that I’m not thankful for another beautiful year, my family, friends and even just the fact that we have a roof over our heads and a comfy bed to crawl into at night. I’m also so thankful that I’m able to blog and share all of my inspirations. 2011 was a great year for S&C… I welcomed many more special readers, planned some amazing summer weddings and was featured on a few wonderfully awesome blogs as well as two magazines! Although we have so many incredible moments from 2011, my top five would be (1) Finding out we will be parents to a baby boy in 2012 (2) Our trip to Costa Rica (3) My visit to Martha Stewart Living and having lunch with the editor (4) Learning how to make pies with Kate (5) Spending Thanksgiving in a cabin with my family
in Tahoe. As for S&C below are my five
favorites of 2011 : )
Favorite Cocktail:
The Blueberry Mojito!
Can’t wait to sip on one of these again
: )
Favorite Craft: DIY Birthday drink sticks for my friend Marisa. They were a hit at the party!
Favorite Recipe: I made a lot of tasty things last year, but this Key Lime pie was pretty darn good! I think this and this would be favorites too… It was hard to pick a favorite in this category : )
Favorite Inspiration: Dylan’s gorgeous candy themed bridal shower, wow! The details are delicious!
Favorite Hosting Tip: Etiquette school, Table setting 101… I loved this post because I happen to think it’s important to know how to set a table! Don’t you all agree? : )


I’m so looking forward to 2012 and all of the joys we have ahead of us. I can’t wait to welcome our son into the world and to experience many more day trips and vacations with ZP. Because I took the summer off from planning any events, I can’t wait to relax on the beach and enjoy every second of those first few precious months of my baby’s life : ) I am also excited for another possible house hunt, my sister Jessie’s wedding, decorating the nursery, visiting my sister Bethany in Chicago and I’m so, so, so excited to see where Sugar and Charm goes! I love seeing the blog grow and I hope to add a little more to it in the New Year : ) I think 2012 is going to kick some booty and I can’t wait!!! Thank you all so much for the support and for reading S&C! Love to you all! I hope everyone has an amazing New Year’s Eve and a joyous 2012 : )
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6 responses to looking back on 2011

  1. December 30, 2011

    Hello and Happy New Year!

  2. December 31, 2011

    Happy new year to you, Zan and Baby S&C! Great roundup too!!

  3. December 31, 2011

    many inspirations
    thank you

  4. Ahn
    December 31, 2011

    really like your blog. didn’t know people were this creative in real life. well done.

  5. January 2, 2012

    Love your round up and have practically pinned everything. Although, I clicked on your other favourite desserts and both links come up with the same thing.

    Looking forward to seeing what 2012 has in store for you!

    Maria xx

  6. Dropping by from Mara’s blog to wish you a happy 2012!

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