2013 Year in Review

Ah – 2013. I had such incredibly high hopes for this year filled with travel and moving adventures abound, but alas, we’re not much further from where we started.

Still, the year was packed with a bunch of excitement and I have nothing but HIGHER hopes for 2014!

January

(1) Launched the blog! Such an exciting time and I’m amazed at the opportunities I’ve received and fun I’ve had since Day 1, almost exactly one year ago.

Kate & Trudy - 1/1/2013(10) Organized my bill system. It’s taken almost an entire year to swing back to the budgeting side – but it’s coming, I swear!

Organization & Time Management | www.kateandtrudy.com - Household Bill Binder(12) Created the 2013 Happiness Jar. Sadly, this wasn’t filled quite as much as I’d hoped. Try again in 2014?!

Marriage & Family | www.kateandtrudy.com - The Happiness JarFebruary

(12) Mini-S’mores Bites. MAKE THEM.

Cooking & Recipes | www.kateandtrudy.com - Mini S'mores BitesMarch

(24) Busiest Month Ever. Nonetheless, we seriously started discussing adopting Trudy this month!

April

(20) I started shooting film again!

Photography | www.kateandtrudy.com - Film(28) After we moved in with my parents, I shared some DIY moving tips.

forklift2May

(24) We celebrating 4 years of marriage! Our elopiversary was May 24.

Marriage | www.kateandtrudy.com - Elopeiversary(30) I set my first ten 30 before 30 goals – a few are already checked off!

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June

(8) Summer fun was had each weekend while my mom traveled all over the world.

Weekend Recap | www.kateandtrudy.comJuly

(1) I started my third attempt at a 365 Project. This time it’s on my iPhone and Instagram only! Have you seen it?

(20) My sister got married in Colorado!

Wedding Weekend ~ Rehearsal | www.kateandtrudy.com(31) We celebrated our 3 year anniversary from our Chicago wedding (the second time we got married)!

Happy Anniversary - 3 Years | www.kateandtrudy.comAugust

(2) TRUDY IS BORN!

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(8) First pictures of Trudy are shared, then each week thereafter!

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September

27 posts in September = 2013 record!

(17) I did a Juice Cleanse and tried to get back into a healthy routine. Still working on that!

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(23) Kate wrote Trudy a letter.

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(28) I flew to Dallas to pick up Trudy! Photos from her first day home were shared.

Hello Trudy | www.kateandtrudy.comOctober

(8) After a few days off blogging, I caught up with Trudy’s first week, an update on the Everyday Happy e-course, and other random happenings!

20131008 Trudy's First Week (6)(17) I reached exactly 100 posts with Husband’s October Boys Behind the Blog feature!

2013 10 17 Boy Behind the Blog

(27) Katie Bug turned 3!

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November

(9) I got emotional and sad with the lack of movement in our lives through 2013.

(11) Then I launched my newly illustrated blog design and fell.in.love.

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(20) FREE 2014 Monthly Calendar printables were updated and shared for download.

2014 Monthly Calendar Printable | www.kateandtrudy.com(27) I opened up my Etsy Shop…”the Kate & Trudy shop!”

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December

(18) The 2014 Directive was announced. Everything I’ve done this past year has led me to the need to SIMPLIFY my life in 2014 and really, truly achieve balance. We need to save money, organize our belongings in anticipation of moving them around all.the.time, get healthy, etc. I also need to say ‘no’ to adding more on to my plate.

The 2014 Directive is my personal way to make this all happen, but everyone’s invited to join me! I’m so excited to see where this goes for me, as well as anyone who chooses to participate!

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2014 is coming in just two days. Are you as ready as I am?!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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