Thursday, January 1, 2015

bye bye 2014. hello 2015!


Happy New Year friends! I hope you had a great holiday and celebrated the end of 2014 in a way that made you feel ready to embrace the new year ahead. I had a few too many blood orange-rosemary fizz cocktails last night. Will definitely be sharing that recipe with you! 

When it comes to 2014, I don't really know where to start. It was a challenging year with some rough spots and changes, yet it had many beautiful moments too. Highlights included this magical experience in the mountainsour 11th wedding anniversarytrip to Bosnia/Croatia, the wedding of one of my nearest & dearest, my first blogging conference in Toronto and of course, any time spent with these two. I also ate, cooked and baked a ton of delicious things.  

Over the past twelve months, I've also grown considerably. I've learned the breadth of my resilience, figured out how best to deal with my anxiety, regained my professional confidence and discovered who I can count on during tough times. I'm beyond grateful to have a wonderful husband, family and a great group of friends surrounding me with love, laughter, encouragement and support. I needed them this year especially.

And I'm grateful for you too! Thank you for sticking with me and my spotty posting. I'm flattered to have you along for the journey and am appreciative of every comment, tweet, email or share. It means a lot to me that you find your way here, especially with all the awesomeness available on the internet these days. 

Things to look forward to in 2015: turning 40 in March (holy shit!), trying to start a family (holy shit x a million! Can you tell I'm scared? But so excited if it does happen!), a kitchen/bathroom renovation, and travelling more. And just generally investing more time and energy in the people that matter and more money in experiences rather than things. That all sounds doable, right?

Cheers to a wonderful year in store, full of unexpected surprises and delights! And thanks again for reading the blog. If I could hug you through the internet, I would. xoxo

P.S. Come back soon, will ya. I'm hosting my first giveaway of twenty fifteen soon (: 

21 comments:

  1. Sretna Nova godina, D!! Sounds like you had a fabulous 2014, and I can't wait to read all about what 2015 brings for you :) Cheers! xo

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    1. You're a peach, Brie. Thank you for reading the blog & for always taking the time to comment.

      Sretna Nova Godina to you and your sweet little family!

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  2. It sounds like 2015 is going to be an exciting year for you! And wow - what a year you're leaving behind. It sounds like it was a game-changer for you. I can only imagine what good things lie in store for you, Dajana!

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    1. 2015's going to be a doozy Tara, in the best possible way. I'm hoping it brings us a lovely kitchen update like yours (& the same renovation amnesia). Haha.

      Happy New Year to you & your family!

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  3. Yay for a fabulous 2015! It's going to be a good year! I'll be sliding into forty a couple of weeks earlier than you- eeps. We can take it! (my boyfriend and I have been stressing mid-life issues since our early 30s so hopefully this could mean the end of it!)
    Everyone, watch out for a Canada-wide pink flamingo shortage in March!

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    1. It IS going to be a good year, S! So glad to have someone else turning forty with me (thanks for going first). And I laughed out loud while reading, "Everyone, watch out for a Canada-wide pink flamingo shortage in March!" So damn funny. Thanks for the laugh, friend.

      Happy New Year!

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  4. Oh! We will be on a similar path for 2015! Kitchen reno and adoption #2 comin' up! (hopefully)... yep, totally doable. Love hearing you have so much to be thankful for. It's a wonderful thing. All the best for the coming year D! Look forward to reading all about it.

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    1. Cool beans! I'll be rooting for you to have a successful reno & adoption Jen. Two kiddos, wow! These ARE exciting times. And yes, there's heaps to be grateful for -- I for one, am glad I found you on the interwebs again (:

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  5. Happy New Year my friend. Wish you all the best and hope that this one will be best one ever.

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    1. Sretna Nova Godina Ana! It's been nice getting to know you. Here's to more Duchess dates!

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  6. Cheers to an exciting year ahead, my friend! I'm so excited for great things to come for you. I'm sending lots of love and positive vibes all your wishes come true. Can't wait to celebrate some good times (40! woot! woot!!) and watch it all unfold. You deserve the best! xo.

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    1. Thanks C! I appreciate your support & friendship more than you know! It feels good knowing you're in my corner. xoxo

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  7. I looking forward to following these 2015 adventures!

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    1. It's going to be a fun year Cheryl, that's for dang sure (:

      Happy New Year!

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  8. So thankful I had the chance to meet you when you visited Toronto. Even though it was short I could tell you one amazing person!

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  9. You're sweet, D. It was good to meet you too ženska! Hoping we can both attend BlogPodium this year!

    Sretna Nova Godina!

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  10. YAY! I can finally post. Was having trouble with my google account allowing me to post. I would put these really long replies and then...poof...gone.
    I lost patience trying to rewrite.

    I am excited for you this year...here's hoping 2015 is all you hope for xo

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    1. That's frustrating E. It's happened to me a few times and I've just given up. Thanks for being so persistent and patient, dude. And thank you, I'm super excited for 2015!

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