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Can you believe it’s 2013 already? I remember getting married to Will in 2003, and chatting about our future anniversaries and 2013 was one of them. This year we will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, and we happened to get married the day after we started dating 10 years earlier. Time really does fly.

2012 was a big year for us. In life, there are those epic years where you see tremendous growth personally and professionally. 2012 was just that year for us. A little over 3 years ago we started the project of renovating our loft and this blog. We had visual ideas and wanted to share our point of view. What many of you might not know is we went through a rough time directly after we moved into our loft space. Through a lot of planning from a branding and strategic point of view, it has all come full circle and paid off in 2012. I’m a compulsive list maker and can be a big thinker when making those lists of things I want to accomplish. I am excited to say we completed many of those things in 2012. It was a transformative year for William and his career.

Looking forward to 2013 we are planning on making some big moves. We are in the process of looking for a weekend home outside of NYC. We have been looking in the Hudson Valley but haven’t found the right one just yet. This is a big transformation for us since we are hardened city slickers who have lived in NYC for over 10 years. With the house comes a car and for some reason the thought of buying a car gives me a panic attack. Cars in NYC are SO much work (we looked at them over the holiday and were completely confused). Because Will does live/work he pretty much never leaves the loft. Having a weekend house will provide so much relaxation and balance that creatives struggle to find.

We’ve looked at a few houses but they have either been in the wrong location, or they have been too ‘finished’ and sterile in a style we don’t like. I almost want a real junker so we can fix it up. We looked at one house and in true city slicker fashion, I got a bug stuck in my eye and messed up a perfectly good pair of shoes because I forget that grass is wet in the morning. I need a good long term project, and I know this would be longgg term. My favorite thing to say is, ‘Just gut it!’ I feel in love with southern Victorian architecture while in college at SCAD. We will keep looking for the perfect house up north and I will continue to pin some very unspecific ideas on Pinterest.

We already have some exciting projects in process for 2013 and will also be making some changes to the blog. We’ll chat more about that later. We’ll be traveling to Salt Lake City for Alt Summit later this month and teaching a portfolio class, and rolling in a little stop over in Portland. If you have any suggestions of stuff to do or places to eat let us know.

Happy New year to all. Any big plans for this year?

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