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2012 Highlights

Is it just me, or did 2012 fly by? I’m still trying to make sense out of the year that is a total blur. From trips to homemade gifts, and of course heaps of recipes, here are my highlights from 2012–complete with pictures:

Starting this blog. You know you love it. Or you’re trying really hard to.


C’mon. Did you really think I wouldn’t find a way to get a shot of my cat in here?

Being named one of The Lazy Travelers featured Jetsetters. You can read my responses to their questions here.


Winning Go with Oh!’s travel dare contest on Twitter during the Prague portion of Lola and Leah’s Euro Tour. Be sure to follow Go with Oh! on Twitter so you can submit your travel tips and dares for Spring 2013’s contests. Also, you should already be following me on Twitter.


Wandering around Chicago and meeting seeing Olivia Wilde and the guy who plays Berger on Sex and the City outside my hostel.


We’ve already discussed how I didn’t get a picture. This is the next best thing.

Participating in my dear friend Charise’s wedding as maid of honor.


Welcoming Miss Payton into the world (and becoming an auntie!).


Attending the Treasure Island Music Festival–my first ever music festival.


Yes, that’s Flava Flav.

Accomplishing my New Year’s resolution of finishing three 5k races. So I’m an overachiever and my last one was a 6k– booyah!


Witnessing my grandparents renew their vows after 61 years of marriage.


Her original wedding dress and an airman’s uniform similar to what he wore!

Taking a cooking class at a local culinary school with Judy, and helping make everything pictured! I swear a post is coming at some point..


Seeing the Gaslight Anthem perform at the Fox Theater in Oakland.


I’m still in shock that 2012 is already coming to a close. But I can’t wait for all of the fun things I have planned in 2013, which include: Paris for Christmas, a bachelorette party that I’m 90% sure is happening in Miami, making good use of my new candy thermometer (and overcoming my massive fear of making candy..), a wedding in Austin and another in Monterey, crafting the vast majority of my Christmas presents (guys, I think I’m gonna make soap), Week 1 of Coachella, and the list goes on… Here’s to a fun and fabulous 2013!

About In Natalie's Shoes

I’m a twenty-something food fanatic. By day, I’m working for a non-profit, by night I’m dreaming of becoming a domestic goddess, creating adorable crafts to gift and engineering delicious home cooked meals for the fabulous dinner parties I’ll one day throw. I love to travel, locally, regionally… heck, even internationally, I don’t discriminate too much when it comes to a new destination. I am a little obsessed with taking photos of the food I eat, whether I make it or pay to eat it. It is my firm belief that a girl can never have enough purses or too many shoes. I plan to fill this lovely little blog with my adventures in food, travel, and craftiness. I hope you enjoy!

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