January 3, 2011

2010 Recapped

I was MIA around the holidays. I kinda stopped posting all the Reverb10 prompts, only doing the ones that really spoke to me and wouldn't repeat something I’d already talked about. I haven’t posted the gluten free dessert I made for Christmas Eve yet… etc. I’ve decided to do a recap post for 2010 a little later than most. Let’s be honest though, it’s only the 3th, so I’m not that behind.

I really liked the way KJPugs did her 2010 review, so I’ve decided to copy her. Don’t worry, I asked… although, I didn’t really wait for her to respond and say it’s cool. Anyway, here we go…

January we upgraded our TV stand and general appearance of our  living room.  BA 

I discovered two of my favorite “go to” recipes: Dark Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing & Enchilada Casserole.feb
March Hubs and I went to Vegas for meet-up with the Bees and celebrate my bestie from college’s 30th Birthday. Of course, a trip to Vegas would not be complete without eating at Battista's Hole in the Wall.


April Joy from How Joyful redesigned my blog and created those adorable little birdies.

May I started making recipe cards for my recipe posts. The first two I made were for the salad I recreated from a local French restaurant & Margarita Cupcakes.

June I made several desserts using fruit from our local CSA, my favorite was the fruit pizza I invented with the help of Amy from Dandelion Paperweight.

July I turned 30 and made a kick-ass flag cake!

August Hubs and I celebrated our one year Anniversary and played travel roulette with some friends and ended up in Austin, TX.


September was a pretty busy month: I hosted a Giveaway from one of my favorite artists, I discovered  my local food truck meet-up and I took an allergy test and discovered I cannot eat gluten,

October I did my first guest post and rattled on about the wonder that is Jazzercise.

November I blogged every single day… errr, posted every single day. Let’s be honest sometime we blog more than once a day but schedule those posts out. I also discovered Chipotle,

tried Gluten Free Bisquick,

GF Bisquick 
hosted a beautiful necklace giveaway from Honey My Heart 

and finally finished my wedding recaps.

And lastly, in December, I attempted Reverb10, made Potato Latkes and guest posted for Forty Twenty Four about my on-the-cheap/modern Christmas table setting.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope I have even more to recap for you at the end of 2011 :)


MayLove said...

Wow! You two are amazing. I don't think I could remember things that happened each month - much less have photos of them! You've inspired me to try though! Random thought- I have a friend whose maiden name is Battista - I wonder if she's ever been to the place in Vegas!

Jen @ Living a Brighter Life said...

Loved your recap! How'd you do those cute polaroid pics and lay the pictures sorta sideways on one another? I really need to learn me some HTML to make my blog more interesting! Guess that's what this year is for...

Wishing you a very happy 2011! :-)

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@MayLove - It's easy to remember and have pictures when you blog about everything. All I had to do was go through my archives.
There is a character on Dexter whose last name is Battista. Hubs & I think his character should take a trip to Vegas ;-)

honey my heart said...

i love how you recapped 2010 through each of the months :) thanks for letting us share your journey. looking forward to reading more this year!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Jen - Do you have a Mac or PC? I do all my blogging with Live Writer. I do the polaroids using that and Power Point. Email me sometime and I'll walk you through it, if you need help :)

Amy said...

Awww, Yay! Thanks for including me in your 2010 recap! I feel so special ;)

kjpugs said...

Great recap!!! My mouth watered remembering some of those recipes! Especially that flag cake!!! It came out so good! I'm glad that 2010 has been great and hope 2011 is even BETTER!

A Long Far View said...

Man, how did I miss that cupcake recipe? I'm totally making that. And NiftyFoodie's fudge. CRAP, I'm never going to lose weight before the wedding!

Also, I'm so making that flag cake next year (this year?). Love it!

Jessica said...

You've done a lot of awesome stuff!! :D
I'm totally making that enchilada casserole. Most likely this week. We really really like enchiladas around here.

lobster said...

What a great recap of the year! that fruit pizza looks delish!

BigAppleNosh said...

I love it - especially the Chipotle ;)

Micah and Catherine said...

I loved reading your blog this year and can't wait to see what next year brings.

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