looking back through 2013

outdoors 200I was going to skip doing a recap of 2013, but it is nice to reflect on all that happened in a year. In January we went to Sundance and saw some of my favorite films of the year, including Upstream Color. We went on a few little adventures including vising Muir Woods and Mt. Baldy.

salton_sea_nightIn February we went camping at the Salton Sea, where there was a lot of ruckus with flame throwers and such. Shawn released his short film Creeper. I made some damn good spinach artichoke dip and became slightly addicted to it.

easter_brunch 1March held spring brunch celebrations. There were lots of home projects like making pillows and painting. I also wrote about being an angry feminist.

ciclavia 1In April my dress making frenzy began with this Laurel (which was one of the picks in the Colette Pattern contest). We rode in Ciclavia to the beach. Shawn released his short film After Suicide.

disneyland_ 219May was a busy month with not a lot of blogging. The highlight was staying overnight at Disneyland.

lake_annecyIn June I visited Annecy with my mom and watched lots of animated films and saw beautiful old buildings and canals.

red_velvet_ice_creamJuly was filled with ice cream, including recipes for red velvet ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough pops. A cat we were fostering, Mabel, was adopted, which was bittersweet. I made my own deodorant. We went for a bike ride for the 4th and ate popsicles at the beach. For vegan pizza day, we at loads of pizza.

giant_sequoias 219In August we went camping in the giant sequoias. While there, we got to see some rescued carnivorous birds. I knit a tiny sweater for a friend’s baby. I made kit fox and bandit raccoon stuffed animals. We also started a dinner share, which we really need to get back to doing.

dunwell_donutTo kick off September we spent Labor day hiking and playing games with friends and family. I refinished a cute little heart desk and attended a pie contest. I visited Shawn while he was working in New York and we went to Champs and Vegan Treats. We also visited Dun-well Donuts and Candle 79 for the first time. I saw The Punk Singer with Kathleen Hanna in person and I made another Laurel dress.

photo(1)Of course in October we had our 6th annual Halloween Movie Massacre. I made a quilted Halloween table runner. I also made a raccoon Halloween costume and Shawn was a fox.

triangle_baby_quilt 229In November I made a bright little quilt for my sister-in-law’s baby. I made pumpkin bread from an actual pumpkin. Made decorations for a fancy autumn dinner party. We also had a lovely Thanksgiving at Crossroads. The biggest thing, possibly of the year, was that I shot a short film that I wrote and directed (in Pennsylvania no less).

gingerbread house 227And December, which was just days ago, was filled with so much present making there wasn’t much else to be done. We did make gingerbread houses though. I tried to watch as many snowy bleak movies as I could find.

My my it has been a year indeed. I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store.

2 Responses to “looking back through 2013”
  1. maggie says:

    What a stunning year! Hope 2014 is even better to you!

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