Emma’s 2013 Favorites!



Favorite decor project2013 has been an amazing 12 months! Before we all launch ourselves into goals for the coming 12 months I believe it is a very good exercising to search back and keep in mind to really feel thankful and proud of every thing that occurred in 2013. And guy, oh man do I really feel thankful! Here is some of my quite favorite tasks, posts, recipes and memories from this past year. Favored property decor task finished: tree stump side tables.
Favorite cocktailFavorite cocktail: mojito jello shots! 
Homemade pastaFavorite new skill realized this yr: pasta producing. I adore making fresh pasta, like gnocchi and ravioli.
Favorite small craftFavorite small craft: transferring a photograph to wood. 
Favorite salad dressingFavorite salad dressing: traditional caesar. This was a challenging one particular although because I also genuinely liked this strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. 
Favorite dessertFavorite dessert: cookie dough macarons. Ultimately received to connect with Holly once more while going to Colorado. She is a master at french macarons and she showed me the ropes.
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Favorite fashion diyFavorite style DIY: this bandana back shirt.
Favorite donutFavorite donut: pink Homer Simpson donuts! 
Favorite soupFavorite soup: Asian design dumpling soup. Yum! 
Favorite furniture projectFavorite piece of DIY furnishings developed: our honeycomb table with industrial pipe legs. Also in this photograph you can see my most valuable DIY venture of 2013: our kitchen pegboard. 
Favorite drink recipeFavorite drink: homemade pumpkin spice lattes.
Favorite fried foodFavorite fried foods: falafel. Despite the fact that it was a hard call in between this and fried pickles. Yum!!!!
Emma's living roomFavorite huge venture(s): Loved sharing my living room, dining room, bedroom and kitchen ahead of and afters here on the weblog. Subsequent yr I’;m hoping to share our home workplace and guest bedroom with you as properly.
Favorite surprisingly easy recipeFavorite surprise/discovery: How straightforward it is to make homemade ricotta cheese. Who knew?!
Favorite fast dinnerFavorite fast and delightful dinner: pineapple fried rice with baked tofu. Scrumptious and great for you. 
I got married!But 2013 wasn’;t all weblog posts. A significant (as in my absolute preferred) point that occurred this yr was I acquired to marry my best buddy. My sister and pals produced my dress. I shared a brief video about the expertise of obtaining a DIY wedding ceremony. And were fortunate adequate to get to travel to Switzerland for our honeymoon. It was a magical time.
Business trips with my sister rockAnd speaking of traveling, I consider 2013 is going to go down as the 12 months Elsie and I traveled a TON for perform things. We are big homebodies, as you can probably think about. But I loved each minute of getting in Austin, Nashville, NYC and Palm Springs with my sister. She’;s really entertaining to travel with.
:) Our first bookOur very first guide came out this year. OMG we are authors. 
Our app came out!And we had our very first photo app launch this 12 months as properly. That was crazy, and this kind of a understanding knowledge. 
Ran a 5k Ran a half marathonMost proud minute this yr: Elsie and I ran our initial half marathon. I am NOT a runner. So the coaching process and then race day had been challenging but I’;m so glad I did it. For this coming 12 months I hope to run a good deal much more 5Ks with close friends and loved ones. Not confident I’;ll ever do a long race once more, but I feel so satisfied that I acheived this little private milestone this 12 months.

What about you? What are you most proud/thankful for from 2013? xo. Emma