I think I say this every December but I can’t help myself… What. A. Year. 

I moved to New York with my puppy, made amazing new friends, decorated my first apartment, grew my business, partnered with some really awesome bloggers and brands, traveled all over the country (Salt Lake City, Dallas, New OrleansDenver, and Boston!), spent lots of summer weekends in Central Park and on Nantucket, and finished the year on such a high note. I also wound up crossing 79 things off my 101 in 1001 list!

Truthfully though, this year was also a bit of a bumpy road for me. I had my heart broken, experienced every possible growing pain of running a small business, struggled with hurtful comments on my blog, and was even dumped by a boy I really liked — in a text message (#notcool). I try to keep things happy and upbeat around here but it definitely hasn’t been all rainbows and pretty shoes behind the scenes.

I’m really, really looking forward to a fresh start. I have a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, awesome girlfriends by my side, a new boy in my life, and the most supportive family in the entire world… So bring it on, 2014. I’m ready for you!

21 thoughts on “GOODBYE 2013, HELLOOO 2014!

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  1. Love this post!! It is nice to see not everything is always rainbows and butterflies, although wouldn’t it be nice if it were. I am posting my top 30 of 101 in 1001! Love the idea! Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. Kudos on completing what sounds like a roller coaster year. This is the happiest, spunkiest, most spot-on blog that I’ve been able to find that fits my style. I ordered something from your boutique this year and was tickled that you wrote a personal note – what a classic, wonderful way to connect to readers / customers! Keep up the great work and don’t doubt yourself for one minute. Have a very happy 2014!

  3. Always so inspired by you, Mackenzie! Even when your year has been tough, your blog is always a positive, uplifting, happy part of my morning blog reading, and I love it! Cheers to a wonderful 2014!

  4. You’re adorable! Love the honesty..I am sorry to hear you have been hurt but look at all that you have accomplished your blog/boutique have turned into a real business. I am sure 2014 has good things in store for you!