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Hello 2012!

Wow! Can you all believe how quickly 2011 went by!? So many important things happened to me in 2011; I turned 18, I had a great senior prom, got my license, I graduated from high school and moved to Philadelphia to start college! Even though a lot of great things happened in 2011, I have a feeling that even more great things will come my way in 2012. I was going to make a bucket list instead of "resolutions" this year, but I figured that having a list of resolutions is a great way to get motivated for the new year. Along with my usual be more outgoing, don't procrastinate and eat healthy, I also want to...

-Read 20 books by the end of the year.
-Get my first job. 
-Buy my fist Polaroid camera.
-Spend a whole day in New York City.
-Learn something new each month (whether it's some type of fitness class or a DIY creative project).
-Be a tourist in my own city. (Both in Philly and York)
-Do something I'm afraid of whenever I get the opportunity
-Charity work once a month or more.

This year I also want to put together an "inspiration book" of magazine clippings and such, as well as start putting pictures in an photo album, it's kind of sad how people don't do that anymore. I also want to remember that life is short, so to do something that i really enjoy every single day! Thank you all for following this last year, this blog has grown so incredibly much. My goal for the year was to have 300 followers I think and now I have 522. THANK YOU! Happy New Year. :-)

PS: If you follow me on twitter, you might already know this, but as you can see in the first instagram photo I just won a CD that Taylor Swift signed!!! I FREAKED OUT when I saw! I just picked it up from where my parents put in my name the other day. Most of you know how much of a Taylor Swift fan I am. So you can imagine how happy I am about this.


  1. We will have to work on getting you set up with a Polaroid...believe me...WE SHALL in 2012 :)

  2. Love the things on your list. It has given me motivation to also read 20 books and be a tourist in my own city. Definitely seems like good goals to have. Happy 2012! :)

  3. I love your pictures and resolutions:) It's nice to see something other than "Lose atleast _____ pounds" :) Happy new year!

  4. Nice pics. A successful 2011 I see. And I bet 2012 will be even better for you.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year!

    Love all the pictures!

  6. Anonymous1/01/2012

    beautiful photos and great list ;-)

    happy new year!

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    Hi Chelsea Elizabeth, I'm dropping by random blogs to pass on my well-wishes. Happy New Year, I hope 2012 brings all you hope for and deserve!

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  8. Great pictures!!
    Happy new year, darling! <3

  9. Yay for a new year and new goals! You go girl! xoxo

  10. Happy New Year!

    I just read 48 books in 2011, and I hope to reach 50, as I meant to before, in 2012. I feel much more enlightened and intelligent having done it, so I think you will with 20, too.

    An inspiration books sounds lovely.

  11. You are so cute! Happy New Year!!!! I definitely would love to spend a whole day in NYC! Reading more books is a good thing too! :)

  12. Hope your 2o12 will be great too!
    your blog is so beautiful! :)

  13. Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is good to you :)

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  15. Great goals! I esp love doing something your afraid of...this is something I need to do too :)
    xo Jac

  16. Love your resolutions ;)

  17. Happy New Year! And you've got a lovely blog.

  18. OMG that kitty pumpkin is soooo epic! I love it!

  19. I kind of went overboard with my New Year's resolutions(around 30!) but I'm pretty excited for all of them! Love yours! Happy New Year!

  20. Those are some great resolutions...especially spending a day in NY :) Cute pics!

    The Other Side of Gray

  21. What a fun year in pictures --lots of milestones for you. Hope this year is even better =)

  22. Super photos, I adore instagram! And congrats on winning the signed Taylor Swift CD, how awesome <3

  23. has anyone ever told you that you look like keirsten dunst? you're adorable!
    nice recap!

  24. Anonymous1/02/2012

    wonderful photos, happy new year!!

  25. Anonymous1/02/2012

    Hope you had a great holiday, dear! Looks like you did :) Loving your goals for the year - they seem fun & attainable.


  26. you had one amazing year! i'm so pumped for 2012 and i like the resolutions you have planned out. so crazy you won a singed CD!

  27. Happy New Year!!! I hope 2012 will be the best year ever for all of us. I hope this year will be creative, full of passion and hope.

  28. omgggg! i am so jealous of your tswift signed cd! i am so obsessed with her. she is so gorgeous :) haha

    i also really love your outfit! its the perfect combination of edgy and feminine. well done!

    -tiana of l'ethetique


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