Buh Bye 2011

I wasn't planning to do a 2011 year in review. I feel like the entire news and blog world is buzzing with reviews, roundups, best of's, and goodbyes to the year. These kinds of posts and articles simultaneously make me feel happy and sad, but such is life I suppose. Happy to think back on fun times, but sad to know that another year has come and gone.

But when I thought about all that has happened over the last year, I thought it was worth taking one more look back at it. It was a good year!

I ate delicious pancakes...

 

I did a lot (and I mean, a lot!) of cooking...

I made the ugliest cake ever...

Shaun and I went to Atlanta, where we ate amazing food, attended a Falcons-Packers playoff game and drank ourselves into a sugar coma at the Coke museum...

I made a lot of cupcakes...like this Banana Cupcake with Nutella Frosting...mmmm

and these Malted Chocolate Cupcakes

 

I ate a lot of whipped cream

I fell in love with smoothies...

...and made some delicious Irish eats...

I helped Lindsey make 350 chocolate truffles for her engagement party...

 

I told you all about how Shaun and I met and fell in love...

...and all the details of our dream destination wedding in Aruba

 

 I went crazy with this Chocolate Cookie Peepza Pie

We took a trip to Madrid...

..and Zurich & Zug

Kimberly graduated from law school...and passed the Bar!

I made some delish summery dishes

I made some amazing bar desserts...

like these pretzel crusted brownies with buttercream

pineapple coconut dream bars...

and layered Oreo cake bars

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary

took a trip to Aruba

I started a new blog with my sisters. If you haven't seen it yet, please check out The Peach & The Pit! Some big changes happening with that in the coming days...

We took a trip to New Mexico to celebrate my cousin's wedding...

Hosted a virtual cookie swap with some A-mazing bloggers!

and baked a whole lotta cookies and holiday goodies

had a wonderful Christmas with my family...

and overall a healthy and wonderful 2011! This year I posted 84 recipes on the blog...wowza! I just tallied it up and can't believe that number. My project for this weekend is to work on updating the recipe page for you!

I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe new year's eve tonight! Have a blast!

Cheers!

Rachel