Happy New Year!

While I am very excited for 2014 and all the fun things that I’m planning and dreaming of but…I still want to give a shout out to 2013 and all the fun things I got to showcase on the blog. Here’s a little 2013 recap!

January 2013 – Our family Christmas Card! Its amazing to me when you look at photos of kids because they grow so fast. Compare this one to the last photo of this post to see how much Georgiana has grown. 😉


February 2013: Georgiana’s 1st Birthday party! Well actually, her birthday was in November but I didn’t get around to posting the party until February and I was especially proud of the three tiered ruffled fondant cake I made. It actually had a ton of flaws but I seemed to be able to take the exact right shot of it that made it look pretty nice. Oh the magic of photography!


March 2013: Michael and I visited Nancy Silverton’s restaurant Osteria Mozza which was a fabulous experience. Below is the Orata fish that I ordered and enjoyed immensely. Fab-U-lous!


April 2013: Michael and I were lucky enough to visit yet ANOTHER awesome restaurant – Plow & Angel at San Ysidro Ranch. The meal was truly “on fire” as you can see. 😉


May 2013: My recipe for Chamomile Ice Cream. This ice cream deserves another mention because its subtle flavors mixed with the rich creaminess that is ice cream is one of my all time fav’s. If you haven’t already, definitely try it!


June 2013: A trip to the farmer’s market was a delight to photograph with its vibrant colors and drool worthy produce.


July 2013:  This year it was all about Ombre. I joined the herd and made this cake!


August 2013: Sometimes its worth it to look up.  😉


September 2013:  Fox News Magazine Feature! My ever popular Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Aioli was featured on the Fox News website and I was very honored to be the first recipe shown. I was also excited to shoot a 12 series video on cookie decorating that is on ehow.com. So many fun things things in November!


October 2013: The weather was cooling down in Santa Barbara and so I thought it was appropriate to share my French Onion Soup recipe. 😉


November 2013: I was a guest on a radio show! Super fun, exciting, scary, nerve racking and confusing. (Confusing because I kept wondering why they asked me to be on the show….!) I’m very thankful and humbled by the experience….


December 2013: And the end of the year has arrived. I’m a one year older and hopefully one year better. I learned a lot and I had up’s and down’s. My love has grown for those I care about and especially my darling Georgiana and handsome husband Michael. Happy New Year to everyone and thank you for reading my blog. Every click and comment means so much to me and I only hope that my ideas and recipes have somehow added to your life. Thank you!