12 in '12

I am linking up with Hadar and Kristin for this super fun linky party.

12. Favorite movie you watched:
The Hunger Games!  I will also give you the two old favorites I will be watching this weekend while I wrap presents and recover from a crazy zombie death virus that my lovely fiance has passed onto me.

11. Favorite TV series:
I hate to even admit this, but I'm hooked on all things Real Housewives.  No judgment!  I also love New Girl and The Mindy Project.  We also got totally hooked on Breaking Bad.  If you are looking for a new show to watch with your man, I would definitely recommend it!
10. Favorite restaurant:
I am in love with almost all of the restaurants in The North End... I could never pick just one!  It's a historic Italian section of Boston right by the water, packed with tons of authentic Italian restaurants, pastry shops and gelato... yum!  This part of town has been around forever.  Paul Revere grew up here!

9. Favorite new thing you tried:
Does being a maid of honor count?  Because I LOVEDDD that!  I am also obsessed with the pilates class I tried at my gym on Wednesday nights (then I promptly signed up for a class that met up every Wednesday night.. whoops!  Need to start going again now that I'm done).
8. Favorite gift you got:
An engagement ring from the love of my life!  There is no gift that could ever be better than that.  Head over heels, over the moon happy!

7. Favorite thing you pinned:
Why is this so hard?  I don't think I could ever just pick one.
Here are a few favorites for home:
                                     Source: designdazzle.blogspot.com via Mary on Pinterest

An old dresser turned into a super sweet bench.  I wish I was creative enough to think of these things!

                                 Source: shopcraftwarehouse.blogspot.com via Mary on Pinterest

Adorable magnetic photo frames so you can pop in a new photo anytime.  Love!

                                Source: ruffledblog.com via Mary on Pinterest

And for parties... adorable baby champagnes with a straw and a ribbon.  Yum!

And for school:

                                               Source: google.com via Mary on Pinterest

How freaking adorable is this?  Would LOVE to do for my babies at the end of the year.

Love this gorgeous frame with mini clothespins... You could just pop pictures in and out to inspire the kids and make them feel important.

                                     Source: sweetsugarbelle.com via Mary on Pinterest

And last but not least, this pin (on the left) which inspired me to do {this}

6. Favorite blog post:
So hard to pick.  I am pretty proud of this Name Game post and have gotten tons of positive responses from Changing Page Orientation in Word.

5. Best accomplishment:
Being chosen to co-teach a graduate writing course at Boston College.  So much work but so worth it!
4. Favorite picture:
 Once again I cannot pick just one.  I'm pretty sure that I should change my middle name to "indecisive," so here are three favorites.
 The view of my favorite place in the world (Northern Michigan), taken from my uncle's plane.

I call this "Little Cat, Big Chair."  Love!

And I call this one "Squirrel Booty DC."  This little guy was digging for nuts in front of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  So funny.
3. Favorite memory:
 I would have to pick three: my best friend's wedding, hosting our very first Thanksgiving and my proposal.  We were so blessed this year!

2. Goal for 2013:
 To get (and stay) more organized at work and at home, and to exercise more!

1. One Little Word:
 Love.  To me this means focusing on the important things in life and not being stressed out by the little things that don't matter in the end.  The horrible tragedy in Newtown has reminded me to hug everyone I love a little tighter and to create special memories with them (students, family and friends alike).

1 comment

Miss Foote said...

I have heard great things about Breaking Bad. May need to start watching. Congrats on the engagement...definitely a great gift:-)

Chickadee Jubilee