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Happy 2014!

January 1, 2014
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Goodbye 2013. You were truly amazing. You brought so many special moments to my life and I will forever remember you as one of the best years ever.

Last night Evan and I attended a rad NYE bash. It was a murder mystery party and epic lobster dinner. Evan played a sleazy politician and I was his pregnant mistress (so scandalous!). I’m super shy so it was tough getting into my role, but once things got started, I played right along. I definitely don’t need alcohol to have a good time but on nights like New Year’s Eve, where everyone is usually drinking to get sloshed, it’s no fun being the sober one. This party, however, was so much fun that missing my beloved cocktails never crossed my mind all night. We even had our very own ball drop at midnight! It was truly the best way to end this crazy awesome year.

And speaking of crazy awesome, here are some of my favorite moments of 2013:

I had the pleasure of working with this inspiring lady for a few months. We hosted a Mother’s Day Brunch


and threw a cat party (totally normal)

8534102167_8016d23bdf_cI was honored to collaborate with the food and drink geniuses at Honestly Yum, and Diamond was pretty stoked too!


One of my most popular posts of all time, these DIY pull pinatas, where featured in the May issue of Family Fun Magazine.


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Evan and I crossed off a major bucket list adventure and traveled to Peru to visit Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. By far, the most memorable and inspiring trip of my life. See our video here.




I loved making (and eating) these delicious churro inspired pancakes. (And apparently so did you! It was the most liked, re-blogged, pinned and commented on recipe of the year!)


My new series “Homemade Beauty” was one of my favorite additions to blog.


Shea Body Butter


Brown Sugar Lip Scrub


Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub


Avocado Hair Mask


and my favorite, Belly Butter

I introduced my first videos to the blog here and here. It was so much fun making these. I hope to add more this year.

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June was, by far, our most exciting month. We celebrated our 3rd anniversary and discovered we were expecting a baby (we’re due in March!) Needless to say, this was THE best news of the year.

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And coming in at a very close second for crazy awesome moments of 2013, we packed up our lives in LA and moved to Richmond, Virginia. And we love it!

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2014, we’re ready for you. I’m excited and nervous for what you hold, but I’m looking forward to every single day.  This will be our biggest year yet.

I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading Love+Cupcakes. Here’s to another year of delicious recipes and fun DIY’s! Cheers! -xoxo

20 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2014 3:16 pm

    Your NYE party sounded like great fun! All the best on the upcoming arrival of your bub :)

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      January 1, 2014 8:42 pm

      Thanks so much! Happy 2014 to you!

  2. January 1, 2014 3:59 pm

    What an amazing year you’ve both had!:-)

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      January 1, 2014 8:43 pm

      Yes! It’s been a wild one. I have a feeling things are about to get wilder ;)

  3. January 1, 2014 7:30 pm

    Congratulations on all fronts! Sounds like a amazing year.

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      January 1, 2014 8:44 pm

      Thank you so much! Have a happy new year!

  4. January 1, 2014 8:25 pm

    Happy New Year!!! Murder mystery party sounds like fun, a great idea for my next party. :)

    Wishing you the very best for the new year.

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      January 1, 2014 8:48 pm

      The murder mystery party was so much fun. You should definitely host one for your next party :) Happy new year!!

  5. January 1, 2014 10:23 pm

    Happy new year to you! Please check out my new blog here Thanks!

  6. Mert Parsons permalink
    January 1, 2014 10:58 pm

    Wow, what a year! And you guys carried if off in such style! It’s been great as you document in your blog — something many of wish we could accomplish! Hold on to you hats in 2014!

  7. Lauren permalink
    January 1, 2014 11:39 pm

    YAY! Congratulations on everything! I wish you the best of 2014s and a year of love (and cupcakes!) for your growing family :)

  8. January 2, 2014 3:28 pm

    That does sound like a fabulous year! Wishing you more good things in 2014!

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      January 6, 2014 7:48 am

      Thanks so much! Best wishes to you in the new year as well :)

  9. January 3, 2014 9:47 am

    Congratulations on your wonderful year. I’m excited for you to meet your baby in 2014. Enjoy reading your blog, too. Take care!

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      January 6, 2014 7:48 am

      Thanks so much! Happy new year to you! xo

  10. January 3, 2014 1:54 pm

    What a wonderful blog! Really glad to have found you :)

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      January 6, 2014 7:47 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you found me as well! Happy 2014!

  11. January 3, 2014 2:22 pm

    Happy New Year! :-)

  12. January 4, 2014 4:08 pm

    Happy New Year! Great photos!

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      January 6, 2014 7:47 am

      Happy New Year! Thank you so much!

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