Apart from the career changes, I spent the first few months of the year in the final planning stages of our wedding - what a fun time! Lots of people talk of how stressful planning a wedding is, but I loved the chance to get crafty making things for the day and going to lots of markets and fairs gathering props to make our day really special. LOTS of flea market shopping took place, especially with my new found flexible working hours! ;)
Cybher - a scary but exhilarating experience, and another one of those things on my 'giving it a go' list.
our wedding. It really was the most special time ever - having all our family and friends with us in one of our favourite places in the world, sharing the day we'd planned for for so long. It was truly amazing.
honeymoon - wishing I could be back there right now! Good times!
I'd been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards for best interior blog! I didn't win in the end but it was an honour to be shortlisted and I had a fab night out at the awards in early October.
Mollie Makes Home bookazine. I spent around 6 weeks working on this, sourcing gorgeous homes and crafty projects to feature and loved every minute of it! It was a proud moment when the finished product arrived on my doorstep!
91 Magazine continued to do well, even though I only managed to publish 2 issues this year. Issue 7 which published in October has been the most successful by a mile, and is fast approaching 1 million hits which is just phenomenal! I'm so pleased so many enjoy the magazine, and I'm truly grateful for the talented contributors that help to make it so great. Yes, it is a huge labour of love, it's definitely not a money making venture, but it has opened up so many other doors, and I'm always excited to see what might happen in the future... thank you again everyone for your support. x
the garden, which I'd spent a little time sprucing up. Although it's not looking so pretty these days due to the winter months neglect!
we visited Whitstable. I'd never been before and just loved it, SO many great vintage shops! :)
see what it looked like before here.
AO at Home blog team, contributing craft project posts a few times a month, which has been so much fun. You can see my previous posts here. I've also loved working more with the Mollie Makes team, writing features for the monthly mag. I've also been working with Jacqui Small publishing throughout the year doing picture research and did a fun styling project with First Direct bank, which was great experience in styling.
Paris and then a stay in a vintage wagon in Cornwall. Much needed time off!
my own advice at the start of the year, and now think I should write another motivational post for 2014! I've got a feeling 2014 is going to be even crazier than 2013, there are lots of exciting things already in the pipeline which I will tell you about very soon! First things first is our kitchen renovations starting in mid-January. Be prepared for a lot of kitchen related posts! Bye bye to this little kitchen - you've served us well!
All photos by Caroline Rowland / Patchwork Harmony - except wedding photos - ©Jemma Watts / Pearl Pictures