December 31, 2013

You Read This… That's so Cool

It is the final day of the year and it's a great day for a little reflection.  This blog has been a great place for me in the last year and I'm excited to see what the future holds.  Since we've already done a recap of big life events this year, I figured I would break down a few things about Insert Classy Here today.  As far as new resolutions, I'm putting that off for right now because I can.

To start it off, here are the most popular posts of 2013:

10.  I saw NKOTB finally and then summarized my experience by sharing with you the 10 things I learned from the Package Tour

9.  A Day in my Life which I fully intend on repeating now that I live in a totally different place with a different routine.

8.  A Bit About Blogging because it's weird and we all have to be OK that it's weird.

7.  I wrote about our relationship and how it all started with baseball in this post, First comes Baseball, then comes Marriage.

6.  Top Gun + Pedal Pub + 30th Birthday = Danger Zone and it also is the post about the birthday party I threw for my husband.  I was quite proud of myself that I pulled off a surprise.

5.  2013 Recap which I don't think needs any explanation.

4.  Chick Flicks aren't just for Chicks which was obviously written by my husband.

3.  We have BIG news!  Duh, we moved to the east coast.

2.  I always love talking about myself and answering questions in the post, Hi, My Name is Steph.

1.  I am a Pescatarian and I think it's important to share my reasons.

Recent Search Terms:

Magical Place in Iowa - I can only assume they are searching for info on Okoboji which truly is a magical place.  Now, if there is a place that raises unicorns and centaurs in Iowa, I haven't found it yet.

Big Sky Montana Naked - No, I was not naked in Big Sky, but I did have a run in with some naked skiers and it was a moment I will not forget, did you miss it? Read about it here.

Stay calm and love a Schnauzer - Yes, because I do every day.

Classy girls don't have Facebook - Hmmm, maybe someone is telling me that I need to get off of Facebook.  I've toyed with the idea, but instead just starting removing people that posted too much stuff that annoyed me.

Classy raps for teenage girls - I listened to rap music when I was a teenager, but I don't think it can be referred to as classy, so I'm probably not the best place to find it.

Drinking in Epcot - Yes, yes I was.  Best trip ever.

Fabulous Sponsors:  These bloggers are awesome and I have loved getting to know them better this year.  If you have not "met" these ladies, do yourself a favor and go wish them a Happy New Year.

Love, fun and football    Confessions of a Gila MonsterLife After Athens

Venus Trapped in Mars    

Life According to Steph     It's all in the details.

Things I still haven't figured out in blog world:
  1. Getting myself free clothes (and free other things).
  2. Winning a giveaway.
  3. Taking a normal picture… like a classy picture… without my thumbs up.
  4. How to complete a design for myself without giving up, but I do love Kaitlyn and Erin.
  5. How to put myself out there a little more and meet some of you people.
  6. How to take pictures of my food that look appetizing.
Looking forward:

But, I did go and get myself my own domain.  Yep, I've grown up and dumped the blogspot (which keeps autocorrecting to bloodspot and that's creepy).  Isn't it pretty?

Maybe 2014 will be the year that I get super classy, start taking more fashion photos (nope) and put myself out there a little more.  I also fully intend on crossing off WAY more things on my 30 before 30 list.

But two things are for sure:  Number one, I feel really cool with my own domain.  And I saved the best for last.  In January, no one read my blog and today YOU read it.  That is the coolest thing.  So Happy New Year.

What are you most proud of in 2013?  


  1. This is a fun post!
    Most proud of...hmmm...probably that I had over 200 posts this year and posted my 10,000th post this year.
    Have a Happy New Year!

  2. your own domain!! congrats!! if you ever figure out how to win a giveaway or get awesome clothing/makeup companies to send you free stuff to review, then tell me please!

    happy new year!

    Vodka and Soda

  3. Happy New Year!!!! There's a lot of blog things I haven't figured out either. How do people take pretty food pictures? I mean really.

  4. Great post! 2013 was a big year for you and your blog.

    I totally should've taken fashion photos of me during my nine days off. What? People don't want to see day two of the same lounge attire?

  5. Glad we connected with our blogs. It's been a busy blogging year. Here's to an even bigger and better 2014!

  6. Enjoy your first NYC NYE!!! Although, I REALLY hope you aren't in Times Square! Ain't nobody need that much NYE magic! So glad I was able to connect with you through SMD and Gwen, and I look forward to getting to learn more about you! Happy HAPPY New Year!!

  7. I love that you did a post on being a pescatarian! I've been thinking about doing a post about the diff types of diets, too. I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian... no one ever knows what the hell that is, haha

  8. Definitely haven't figured out the free clothes gig yet either! Will be clicking through your posts from the year… thanks for sharing the faves!

  9. Getting my domain was such a happy day so I totally know how you feel. Congrats!


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