I’m not really into New Year’s. I don’t do the whole resolution thing, I don’t watch the ball drop (I used to, before rappers and MTV/reality TV stars took over), and I don’t typically do the ‘year in review.’ But this year is different. This year was the true beginning of the rest of my life- we welcomed our first child into the world and became a family. 2012 will live as the year our home blossomed into fruition, when it finally found its rhythm.
This is also the year that I tumbled headfirst into the rabbit hole of homemade-ness. From lip balm, soap, and lotion to peanut butter and jam, it’s as though I had been merely peering into the hole before. Though we’ve definitely come a long way, there’s still a long road ahead. The journey to self-sufficiency is quite a windy one. (Prepare yourself, here comes the hokey bit. Hey, I’m a mom now, I have the right to be hokey!) May next year be filled with discovery, family, laughter and homemade everything! I’m looking forward to every second of it.