Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

2012 was a good year, thanks mainly to my new status as a Mrs. I owe a ton to Mr. Wonderful for making it so special.  This year, this second year of being full-time has been wonderful and fun with a few learning experiences (that’s what I call bad experiences) and I’m happy where I’m at.  After making this list – I recommend you do your own too, you’ll realize how much you’ve grown and accomplished over 12 months!

Cheers to another successful year of growing, living life, and spending time with those you love and doing the things you love to do!

Big things in 2012:

Things I learned in 2012:

  • Sewing.
  • Serging.
  • Cooking.
  • How to correctly prune a tree.
  • People who are mean, well, sometimes their issue has nothing to do with you but more of what is going on personally with them – insecurity, financial or mentally.  Apples don’t fall far from the tree.
  • Forgiving is really harder than it sounds.
  • If you run your business ethically, you learn to say no, and you concentrate on what you are doing, you’ll see your business flourish.  Don’t worry about bumps in the road.
  • My love language has been confirmed – it’s quality time.
  • The simpler or unique the gift, the better.  Gifts are not my love language, but I do appreciate charm.
  • What Susie says of Sally says more of Susie than of Sally. Remember that.

What I’m looking forward to in 2013:

  • Master my slow cooker and have a few awesome meals under my belt.
  • Really know how to crochet.
  • Really know how to knit.
  • Become a gardener, make sure my thumb stays green.
  • The Arizona Biltmore’s Designer Showcase Jan 20.
  • Majorly limiting the numbers of traditional weddings to 4 (the small/short weddings I will take a few extra).
  • Refreshing and renewing my creativity and outlook (which is by limiting my weddings).
  • Working on layering my garden.
  • Baking the cutest cakes.
  • Celebrating new life and marriages with my friends.
  • Small family vacation to Seattle over the summer.

Diana Elizabeth says, here goes another year, a year of refinement, simplicity, and a year of attempt to find quality instead of quantity in all things.


Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


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  • Krystal C

    Love reading your insights and what you’ve learned and are challenging yourself with! Happy new year, doll!

  • Mailinh Nguyen

    Happy 2013, Diana! I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for you. And I’m sure you’ll check off everything on the list successfully. :)

  • Shell

    I am so incredibly proud of you. I am so happy for your happiness. You are a wonderful treasure of God and I love watching all of your success. Can’t wait to see what God will bring you too in 2013. Here’s to an amazing year my friend! Xoxo


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