Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Bloggers Ball


ballgown by erinjford featuring leather pumps

I love bright colors and sparkly accessories. I added the necklace but this dress is so embellished it can easily be worn without it. This would be a dream outfit to wear to a huge New Years Eve black tie ball. Tonight however I will be in sweats :)

1. What was the best part of 2012. 

This little dude below. Arrived on October 9th 2012. He is one super awesome baby. Thomas James Redmond

2. What was your favorite Song / Book / Movie of 2012

Many will say I am not a huge music or book person, as I have a great case of ADD and can't focus. I discovered Mumford and Sons (which I am surely behind when compared to my musically inclined friends) but I love their song "I will wait", makes me want to buy the album, I really like their sound. I also like a good pop song for working out, I admit I like Pitbull, he looks like he could be sleazy in person but his music is great for exercise.

My favorite movie of 2012, would be the only movie I saw in the theater. Les Miserables. It was amazing and I was shocked at how well these actors could sing. 

3. My Biggest Accomplishment of 2012

Like many bloggers I would say my blog. I had talked about having one for years and finally just went for it. Tom has slowed me down a bit in terms of growing my audience and really diving into learning all I can, but I will get back on track. I am happy with how it has turned out, love writing my thoughts down and sharing items I love or am wanting. I also love all the new bloggers I have met and have become friends with, it is such a fabulous supportive group! 
4. What are you looking forward to most in 2013

Well as most know I had back surgery after an infection from my epidural in October so I have had a rough couple of months. I also haven't left town in months and haven't had much "leisurely fun" Therefore if my parents keep their word to babysit (ahem)  I am excited to go to the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival! www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.comI have always wanted to go and my parents live in Carmel, so its super easy to head over for the afternoon and try great wines and food.  

5. What are your New Years Resolutions

After having another baby and back surgery I realize how much we rely on our backs and core. I started doing my Dailey Method videos and have gone to a couple spin classes but my ultimate goal is to lose 30lbs of excess baby weight from two pregnancies and to really focus on weight training. Whether working out at home, or the gym I want to get away from heavily relying on spinning and work more on building muscle. I will still go to spin class, just not as often. Obviously hand in had is eating right and while I am going to continue on Weight Watchers, my goal is to really cut out all the crackers, chips, cookies, and processed foods and eat more protein and salads, while indulging in chocolate and wine here and there. 
My other major goal is to really learn more about blogging, sponsorships, Photoshop as well as networking with other bloggers. I want to learn all I can to run a successful blog and grow my audience, an audience who is engaged and really enjoys what I have to say. This has been such a fun experience in the few months I have been blogging. I can't wait to see what will unfold this year. 

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and successful 2013!!!

Forgive Claire she was in a bad mood :)


  1. Oh my gosh, I cannot imagine having to have back surgery and taking care of two little matter what their ages, but especially this small! Kudos to you! What a great family photo! That's pretty much how all of ours look too :)

    1. Thanks Leigh! I hope you had a great holiday, its so hard getting toddlers to smile ha ha.

  2. New Follower!! Love your Bloggers Ball Post!!Hope to get to know you better! Love your blog... and if you have time check me out at Happy New Year! K Jaggers

    1. Hi Kisha, Just followed you back! Can't wait to read up on your blog!

  3. Your family is so beautiful and I am loving the photo of Thomas too!!! Also, I'm dying over that red dress, it's soooo gorgeous! Happy New Year Erin and all the best for 2013 (and I hope you make it to the food and wine festival)!!!

  4. love that dress! and your family is precious! happy new year! xx

  5. That family picture!! You can really tell that she wasn't in the mood for pictures at the moment. It's priceless! Having a baby is quite the accomplishment and highlight for the year! Blogging is really an exciting journey, too. I always love learning more about it.

    1. Thanks Rachel!! It is so hard to get her to smile for a photo nowadays, and yes I learn something new every day from blogging. Thanks for stopping by!!! :)