31 December 2010

2010 January to June

In January I was taking Accutane and stayed in listening to records and reading books, but also finally bought a Canon Rebel xSi and started taking pictures everyday.Homemade Valentines for my friends with lots of sparkles and delicious tea.My mom and I went to a Jane Austen exhibit at the Morgan Library for my birthday.We had a small party at my house with my grandparents. This was the most perfect cake ever.I hung out by the ocean even when it was cold.There was a hurricane the night of my birthday party and we lost the electricity. We had drinks by candlelight on a stormy evening.I visited Penn State where I went to college and got in all kinds of trouble with my friends there for a PSU drinking holiday called "State Pattie's Day". Green beer in green cups for the real St. Patrick's day at AJ's apartment a few weeks later.In April my mom hosted a soup and bread party at our house. She provides the soup and everyone comes with wine and bread to share.I found my old drawings from high school. How did I manage to get into college when all I did was draw all day?There was a Bunny Show at Old Bethpage Restoration Village and got to pet the bunnies and walk old houses.Just as the flowers were blooming I took a trip to Old Westbury Botanical Gardens.Lindsay and I tried to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden on May 1st, but we ended up driving around in traffic all day. Finally we just went to the beach.I ate lots of delicious breakfasts and read a lot, and decided to quit my job that I hated (but there are no photos) and finally began to pursue my career with the enthusiasm I had been lacking. Then I took a small vacation from blogging to have a million adventures in Brooklyn and Maryland, meet new friends, see new things. When I came back to the blog world I had finally gotten the job I'd been hoping for and my whole world changed.

39 comments

  1. Happy New Year!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)

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  2. Delightful post, looks like you had an amazing year! I love that you mentioned you were on Accutane, my skin is something I struggled with all through university and it's nice to see others talk about it!

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  3. Looks like you had a really great year! I use to draw a lot in my agenda book too in high school, always perfect for boring classes ;]
    Hope you have a happy new year!

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  4. What a great retrospective - Happy New Years!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  5. Sounds like a fantastic year! I hope 2011 is even better for you!

    Happy New Year :)

    XOXO,
    Erika
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  6. Looks like a really really good year! and I was so concentrated on reading your post word for word until I got to your highschool notebook and then I had to rush down to comments to say : That is the best agenda ever!!!!! love your doodles! :o)
    ...so now I gotta go back and finish reading hehe :o)
    Have a really wonderful New Year! Can't wait to see what it brings for ya!

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  7. Looks like you had a great year!

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  8. Looks like a great year. I hope 2011 is great for you!

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  9. Really great pictures! That owl cup in the second picture is so cute! :)


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  10. wow, this post is wonderful! definitely the best year in review post i've seen! your year looks like it was lovely! I am so jealous that you went to a jane austen exhibit -- that must have been so fun! I love your doodles -- my notebooks have always looked like that too :) oh, and that cake is perfect!

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  11. these were such beautiful pictures! i have to agree with you, your birthday cake DID look perfect! :) overall, it sounds like you had a wonderful year!

    if you don't mind, i wanted to ask you about accutane. my dermatologist offered it to me last year but I decided not to take it because of the health risks. i know that it's been pulled off the market, but I'm going to assume that they have something similar taking it's place. did it give you a lot of problems? your skin looks flawless now!

    happy new year!

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  12. looks like you had a really lovely year!! i wish you all the best in 2011!

    happy new year :)

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  13. Can I just say that I am in love with your agenda? Really!

    I hope that 2011 is incredible for you. At the risk of sounding completely unoriginal and straight out of a Halmark card, you are a delight and deserve great things! :) I am so glad to have met you through the blogging community!

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  14. You've had a full, exciting year and these pictures are lovely. I'm really glad I discovered your blog.

    Happy New Year!

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  15. the cake is totally gorgeous! thank you for sharing all the pics!!

    Happy New Year!!

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  16. love these photos! my favorite is the birthday cake. it looks so perfect and yummy.

    happy new year!

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  17. thanks for your comment lovely, it was the sweetest! great photos by the way, your birthday looks like it was perfect <3

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  18. Your post and all its pictures makes me smile! I can't wait for the next installment and to see how your life changed. (I'm new to your blog! Hi there!) Good for you in quitting your job and changing your life. We only have one life to live, n'est-ce pas?

    PS: The coat from the day at the Morgan Library is insanely marvelous!

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  19. looks like a great year, so much yummy food! That soup and bread party looks delicious

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  20. Everything looks so nice... all the food looks delicious and the books are so readable and the pictures are so pretty. I particularly want all that bread...

    Happy New Year Kallie!

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  21. wow lovely pictures :) happy new year! have a great 2011!

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com - The Flower Girl

    xxx

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  22. This really is a sweet post, what a wonderful year you have had! Love the old houses and flower photos and you are so lucky being able to visit the ocean as often as you like! Hope 2011 is equally as lovely for you :D xxxxxxxxx

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  23. Nice pictures ^^
    haha don't we all draw during classes at school x

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  24. it seems like you've had quite a year. i've been to penn state many times in my day, but i've never heard of state pattie's day. knowing how crazy things can get there, i'm sure it was a blast.

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  25. that cake is perfection. drawing in your notebook, sounds alot like my current self, doodling all the time...

    again happy new year!

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  26. Happy New Year, it looks like 2010 was lots of fun for you, hope 2011 is just as good or if not even better.

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  27. Your skin looks amazing! I would never have guessed you had to take accutane :)

    Your drawings from highschool are so intricate! Goodness me. That cake looks so delicious... everything looks really awesome, actually!

    Can't wait to see 2011's adventures!
    Sophi

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  28. These pictures really beautiful,Oh darling,what happy images. loved them. Scarves Scarves

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  29. Your skin looks amazing! I would never have guessed you had to take accutane :)

    Your drawings from highschool are so intricate! Goodness me. That cake looks so delicious... everything looks really awesome, actually!

    Can't wait to see 2011's adventures!
    Sophi

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  30. it seems like you've had quite a year. i've been to penn state many times in my day, but i've never heard of state pattie's day. knowing how crazy things can get there, i'm sure it was a blast.

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  31. Everything looks so nice... all the food looks delicious and the books are so readable and the pictures are so pretty. I particularly want all that bread...

    Happy New Year Kallie!

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  32. Your post and all its pictures makes me smile! I can't wait for the next installment and to see how your life changed. (I'm new to your blog! Hi there!) Good for you in quitting your job and changing your life. We only have one life to live, n'est-ce pas?

    PS: The coat from the day at the Morgan Library is insanely marvelous!

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  33. Can I just say that I am in love with your agenda? Really!

    I hope that 2011 is incredible for you. At the risk of sounding completely unoriginal and straight out of a Halmark card, you are a delight and deserve great things! :) I am so glad to have met you through the blogging community!

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  34. it seems like you've had quite a year. i've been to penn state many times in my day, but i've never heard of state pattie's day. knowing how crazy things can get there, i'm sure it was a blast.

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  35. it seems like you've had quite a year. i've been to penn state many times in my day, but i've never heard of state pattie's day. knowing how crazy things can get there, i'm sure it was a blast.

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  36. Nice pictures ^^
    haha don't we all draw during classes at school x

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  37. Your post and all its pictures makes me smile! I can't wait for the next installment and to see how your life changed. (I'm new to your blog! Hi there!) Good for you in quitting your job and changing your life. We only have one life to live, n'est-ce pas?

    PS: The coat from the day at the Morgan Library is insanely marvelous!

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  38. Can I just say that I am in love with your agenda? Really!

    I hope that 2011 is incredible for you. At the risk of sounding completely unoriginal and straight out of a Halmark card, you are a delight and deserve great things! :) I am so glad to have met you through the blogging community!

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