Continued from my previous post... Year in Review: Part 1
I turned 29 this month. I took some time to reflect on starting my last year of being in my twenties and made a 30 Before 30 list. We spent more time exploring Sudbury and went for walks and swimming at the beach. I also had a table at ConBravo! this month. It was my first time at this con and I really enjoyed it!
This month was super busy for me... we had guests come up to stay with us. We spent a lot of time outside, going for hikes or hanging out at the lake. I also received another awesome swap package! Fan Expo Canada was at the end of this month. It was a blast and I'm so excited for this year's con!
I received the best postcards in the swap package:
The beginning of this month was spent squishing in the last bit of summer activities we could fit in... blueberry picking, Ribfest and celebrity-spotting at TIFF. I officially fell in love with audio books during this month and finished a few of them during this time. Autumn also showed up earlier than expected.
This month was all about Halloween around here. I baked a bunch of Halloween and Autumn-inspired goodies, including Candy Corn M&M Cookies and Pumpkin Poke Cake! We went for a gorgeous hike at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. We ended up carving a pumpkin and also threw together last-minute Halloween costumes for a party.
As soon as Halloween was over, I was in the Christmas season mindset. I decorated early, set up a Holiday Card swap on IGGPPC, and started my Christmas shopping. Winter arrived pretty quickly here. I wanted to live in big sweaters and just lots of layers! Before the really cold weather hit, I was able to wear my Pac-man leggings out a few times. I'm completely in love with them!
I started the month off with some Etsy updates and a discount code for my shop. I finally showed off my amazing cross-stitch Wolverine necklace. I was in full-on Christmas mode and spent a lot of the month watching Christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate, baking, sending out Christmas cards, and checking out Christmas lights - including the Festival of Lights. I baked pies and lots of cookies! I had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family, which was the perfect way to end 2013.
I may do a Year in Review like this every year. Looking back and re-reading old posts make me realize how many amazing memories I made and how much fun I had during the past 12 months. It was a crazy busy and eventful year and I'm so grateful for all of it.
And I wanted to thank you for reading my blog, supporting me through comments on here and on all social media. The support I've received online has been incredible <3
I have so many plans, goals, and ideas for 2014. I'm very excited!