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Friday, January 3, 2014

2013 In Review

I came really close to getting eaten by a Bengal tiger. No, not really. But I did rest my head on a tiger's butt. Also, I nearly died while climbing up jagged rocks and being engulfed by water. No, not really. But I did walk up a waterfall. And I almost drowned during a high-speed water chase. No, not really. But I did ride on a wave runner in the middle of nowhere.

You know how much I love clothes and shoes, but there is no better way to spend your money than to travel. Pictures and memories will make the trips stay with you forever and the experience lasts a lifetime. In 2013, I was able to visit Austin, Florida, Jamaica, Dublin, London, Singapore and Thailand all within months of each other.

Florida and Jamaica were for family and friends. London was just country walking and dinner on the River Thames. Dublin was the coolest; Singapore was the prettiest; Thailand was the most adventurous.

Being in Black Girls Killing It, SFUnzipped and Glamour Fashion were great this year. I also loved the opportunity to be a part of a real life style icon e-book, and showcasing my style with numerous ShopLately and ShopStyle by PopSugar features. Oh yeah, I was also featured in the December issue of Redbook Magazine.

Enjoying an apartment long enough to stay in it for more than a year and then actually decorating it with some great personal style choices--that is a huge accomplishment for me. You know what makes you an adult? Buying curtains! I was also fortunate enough to buy one of my dream cars all by myself and knowing that hard work does pay off.

Although 2013 was a great year for me, I still want to find ways to be happier in all aspects of my life. I think that starts with getting out into the world and being more active, whether that be attending more sporting events, taking stay-cations with friends, or just volunteering my time. Happy first weekend of 2014!


  1. Wow! You definitely had an exciting year. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! I'm very envious of all the traveling you got to do :)

  2. Wonderful doll!! I agree, going places is better than buying clothes. I love when I can get out and go somewhere I love or some place new. I hope you get to do that more in this year too :)) Happiest of New Years to you, I hope it's a blissful one Xx

  3. A very eventful past year it was for you. Wishing you a wonderful 2014 as well. :-) I love seeing so many fellow bloggers in glossies! Happy New Year!

  4. What a year 2013 has been for you! It was great finally meeting you in 2013 as well!! =)
    Have a great 2014! Wishing you all the best!

  5. Cheryl. This sounds like you had an amazing 2013. Congrats to you!
    And Happy New Year! I can only imagine the adventures in store for you this year. That's my dream. To travel. I've never been outside the US. The furthest West I've been is Louisiana, and that was so long ago that i don't even remember the trip.

    Here's to a great 2014!


    So sorry I never got back to you about the Crosley player. I will say that was the most stressful purchase I made because I heard SO many mixed reviews about sound. I have a keepsake portable CR6249A that looks like a briefcase. I haven't had any trouble with the sound. Then again, I'm not playing new vinyl on it. I'm playing old records from the 80s and earlier so the sound is great to me. Sorry the one you bought didn't work out.

  6. Looks like a good year! I want to travel more this year! I would love if you would come linkup with me today also doing a giveaway from Wednesday!

  7. Amazing year, darling!
    Hope 2014 is just as wonderful :)


  8. You've certainly had a busy year and accomplished so much. All the best with the upcoming year, Cheryl:)

  9. I'm so jealous of your travels but am so glad you are taking every opportunity to see the world! Hope 2014 you can find the happy-ness you're seeking!

  10. Sounds like a wonderful year! Happy 2014!

  11. What a great year for you!! I hope to be able to travel like you soon. :-)


  12. Congrat on everything you've accomplished this past year. You definitely had 2013 by the balls.

  13. I hope that 2014 treats you just as well as 2013 - what an incredible year!!


  14. Sounds like a fab year! I love the 'adventure section' ;) made me smile!

    Corinne x

  15. Sounds like a fab year! I love the 'adventure section' ;) made me smile!

    Corinne x

  16. Very nice blog! Shall we follow each other? Let me know :)

  17. You've and awesome year! Congrats and wishing you more blessings for the new year!

  18. You had a great and very interesting 2013 and I wish you an even better, wonderful 2014 ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

  19. you had some awesome adventures Cheryl. here's to many more in 2014.

  20. Congratulations and happy new year! Lucy


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