Thursday, January 6

highlights of 2010

I thought about skipping a post about the "highlights" of 2010...
not because I'm not grateful for everything that has happened...
but because of the fact that it HAS been so amazing...
the post could end up SUPER long-winded.
And guess what.
I decided to move forward with doing a "highlights" post anyway...
and yep...
as I predicted...
it's QUITE lengthy. (don't worry...more pictures than words). *wink*
Which is a very GOOD thing...
and a problem I'm really honored to have...

So...
get comfortable.
For those of you who are avid followers it will all be a trip down memory lane...
For those of you who are new...you may learn a few things about me.
Either way...thank you SO much...
Thank you for...
reading...
following...
commenting...
supporting...
suggesting...
correcting...
laughing...
sharing...
learning...
lifting...
connecting...
reaching out...
inspiring...
creating...
and exploring with me...
I appreciate every single one of you and wish us ALL
pure excitement in the year ahead.


January 2010

Hosting this baby shower on the day after New Year's
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(and later having it featured on HWTM, Half Baked, and having it published in Review It Magazine)

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I was clueless as to how influential, motivating and rewarding this would end up being for me...


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...and having 101 comments!!


February 2010

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(This was Ella's 1st birthday party and was my very first feature EVER...

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MARCH 2010

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Creating the very first silhouette for my sweet friend Kim from the TomKat Studio
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(and who knew a kind gesture on my part would end up turning into multiple requests for silhouettes)...


APRIL 2010

the most unconventional Easter ever...
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MAY 2010

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Creating the firetruck for the TomKat Studios firetruck collection
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JUNE 2010

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I was "wowed" when this party ended up being featured on over 20+ blogs/websites including big names like:


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JULY 2010
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AUGUST 2010

creating "Alice" for the TomKat Studios' Alice in Wonderland Collection that
ended up being used for the "Tea with Trista" Tea Party and Fashion Show Kim took part in.
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as well as the start of a wonderful friendship/business relationship with Judy from Cupcake Delights.

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Instead of the "traditional" stay at the Marriot, we opted for the Omni this year.


Pizzazzerie & Craft Gossip featuring my Ice Cream Apples
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among other various features from


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SEPTEMBER 2010

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(a HUGE CONGRATS! to Heather from Vintage Confections who's since been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings)!!!


OCTOBER 2010

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creating party printables for the Half Baked feature by Bella Grace Party Designs
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NOVEMBER 2010


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Finding out I get to attend this Martha Stewart Event - January 2011
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(I'm SO excited to be able to meet some of my FAV designers/party girls)

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helping host a Bubbles Baby Shower
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which led to working with the Cookie Jar
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DECEMBER 2010
A Double Feature by Amy Atlas Events
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WOW!!!
What a year indeed...
and that doesn't even include all of the fabulous FEATURES on so many different sites...
or all of the wonderful {real parties} submitted by so many wonderful customers/readers.
or all of the friendships/connections I've made in the industry as well as just through this blog.
Thank you to everyone.
Each of you played a significant role in making 2010 a year I will remember.
I am SO grateful...


KEEPING IT REAL
Sorry to have been MIA the last few days...
Definitely not how I anticipated starting off the very first week of the new year...
Clara's had a high fever for 4 days now and getting to finish this post, (let alone getting anything else done),
has been the equivalent to eating a spoonful of molasses.
Seems like it should be sweet...
the caring and nursing my daughter back to health.
But after the first spoonsful (day)...
we both realize it's much sweeter mixed with the ingredients of 100% healthy.
and the "stickiness" of 4 days of 102°-103° fevers, cool baths, a doctor's visit and feeling blah is no fun at all.
So like molasses...it's actually not all that sweet on it's own and makes quite a sticky mess of things.

Regardless...I'm still working on my "list of promises"...
I hope you are working on or at least thinking about yours too...
You have the entire weekend to continue to be thinking about what you want your list to include.
Just keep the list handy and add to it whenever you think of something else.

12 comments:

pollydove January 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

WOW!!! That was quite a year indeed for you! CONGRATULATIONS on so many wonderful accomplishments! You're amazing!

Courtney @ Pizzazzerie January 6, 2011 at 11:56 AM  

loved looking at your busy 2010! You have done so much and it's so exciting to watch!

Michele @ crazyfordesign January 6, 2011 at 3:01 PM  

It was a lot of fun scrolling through your photo stories. You sure fit a lot in this past year. I'm sure 2011 will be even more wonderful.

Ebony of Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC. January 6, 2011 at 3:20 PM  

What a wonderful year!!!!!!!!

I had no idea you designed Kate Lander's siloeutte!

I love your work and can't wait to see what you have planned for this year!

Ebony

charlotte: January 6, 2011 at 3:35 PM  

A little bit in awe reading over this list! I started reading after seeing your Lemonade and Sunshine party somewhere else, and am now reading backwards too!

Blue Skies
Charlotte xo

Half Baked January 6, 2011 at 7:09 PM  

What a busy and successful 2010 and I am thrilled to have been a part of it! You're such a talented woman and I know 2011 will be just as exciting! Looking forward to working with you again soon. :)

Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. January 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

Loved your recap of 2010! I'm thrilled to say I have been a follower of your blog for so long that I remember all of your great party designs, features and accomplishments! It was a great trip down memory lane to see all the beautiful photos and projects again! Best of luck in 2011, can't wait to see what you have coming up next!

vicki January 7, 2011 at 12:09 AM  

This was so much fun to read! I've been a reader in your 2010 journey..learned new things..so enjoyed being at some of your events, espescially two baby showers for my grandbaby Callie and my grandbaby Maxwell! Oh and attending Ella's birthday party was so fun. Winning those delicious cupcakes was wonderful, I have some left in my freezer! I'm happy to see how you've grown and will continue to follow your blog. Have fun in New York with Martha Stewart! Vicki

Nancy January 7, 2011 at 1:04 AM  

Love the recap too! I had no idea you created all of the images for Kate Landers ... I have admired them for months! Beautiful work!!

Angela January 7, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

Oh how I love the beautiful imagery you shared for your 2010 recap!! What a busy year you have had.

Congratulations on all these wonderful accomplishments Jessica. I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work in the New Year.

Have fun in NY with Martha!

Anonymous,  January 7, 2011 at 7:31 PM  

Wow...what a wonderful compilation of accomplishments. Your work is a gift to us and I feel privileged to have been part of this amazing journey! I can't wait until I open my next message from you requesting that we work together ;) Your designs are a dream to re-create in icing.

Have a wonderful time in NY and dress warmly!

Jodi Lebrun January 9, 2011 at 10:45 PM  

Your blog is so adorable! I discovered you in my Artful Blogging mag and had to check it out! You are very inspiring to a newbie like myself-gives me hope. Congrats on all your accomplishments!

Jodi
http://livinglifephotographically.blogspot.com/

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