2010 in Review

by jacin on December 31, 2010

What a year this has been!  Below is my favorite inspiration board of the year :)

A quick {abridged} recap of the year:

  • On September 25, Patrick and I were married after months of planning our wedding from across the country.  Wondering where all the pictures went?  Well, that’s another surprise for 2011 :)
  • My family lost a wonderful person, one of my favorite people in the world, Mimi.  I included her in our wedding in special ways and I know she would have been proud.
  • I lost 26 pounds in “operation wedding dress” and I vow to keep it off and maintain the healthy lifestyle we are working towards :)
  • One of my best friends, Erin, was married to an amazing guy and I was part of the matchmaking :)
  • Pat and I continued to make new friends and really tried to “settle in” to our life in San Francisco (but we are still east coasters at heart)
  • She Said Yes! was nominated for the Best Real Bride Blog award on WeddingChannel.com, and only lost by 2%.  This was a blessing in more ways than one, as it introduced me a new and very dear friend, Erin (Sparkle and Hay)
  • I applied for a part time writing position for Examiner.com and was accepted as their new Fisherman’s Wharf Wedding Planning Examiner“!
  • Pat and I ran the San Francisco half marathon on the hottest day of the year - 90 degrees!
  • Erin and I started a new partnership together and started working away on a new project, Real Weddings {Revealed}.  We may live across the country from each other, but we are both determined and motivated to make it work.  Two minds are better than one, and we are so excited about what is to come.
  • I became friends with so many people through the blogging and twitter world - it’s so funny how a little comment on a blog post can truly make someone’s day, and I can’t thank you all enough for your support and kind words.  You all make me such a happy person!
  • She Said Yes! evolved from my diary to the altar to a place of daily inspiration for brides to be.  I realized my true passion lies within the lovely little details that go in to each event, and I followed my dreams.  I threw fear of failure aside and made things happen.  lovely little details was born, and I can’t be any more enthusiastic for a positive 2011.  I am optimistic and ready for the countless late nights and hard work that is ahead of me.  I might look tired sometimes, but deep inside I am more motivated than ever to KEEP MOVING!

Wishing you all an amazing New Year, see you in 2011!


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Faith December 31, 2010 at 8:31 AM

what a great year for you! i love that inspiration board!

Happy New Year!


Destination Diva December 31, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Sounds like an amazing year! Happy New Year and here's to an even better 2011! I hope to work with you more :)


Katherine December 31, 2010 at 8:48 AM

"meeting" you in 2010 was such a blessing :) i hope you have a great New Years Eve! Cheers to 2011!


e.day December 31, 2010 at 9:18 AM

this is so great!!! i am so glad i happened upon your amazing blog in 2010 :) and i am so happy to hear of all of the wonderful, successful things you have had in your life. i just know that 2011 will continue to be just as amazing to you!

hooray for your new projects and a brand new year!


Ananda December 31, 2010 at 9:30 AM

What a great year! Hoping 2011 is even better!


Tanya (a Taste of T) December 31, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Sounds like a truly amazing year!! Congrats and cheers to 2011


Frugalista December 31, 2010 at 10:04 AM

What a great year! And clearly lots of exciting things to come. Happy New Year!! It's been great getting to know you through this blog world!


Teenage Bride December 31, 2010 at 10:11 AM

You are such an inspiration. Look how much you accomplished this year!!! I wish you all the best in the new one!!!!



Ms. Polka Dottie December 31, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Great board! It's been a FULL and great year for you!


thesecretlifeofinvites December 31, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Love this! My favorite thing to do on NYE is reflect on 2010 and make my 2011 goals! Here's to 2011!!! Best- Allie


Jessica December 31, 2010 at 12:34 PM

You've had an amazing year and I've had a blast following your blog through it all! :)

Can't wait to see what 2011 brings you.


k... December 31, 2010 at 3:41 PM

What a year! Such a great way to do a wrap up.


D. Marie December 31, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Wow you have been through one amazing year. I'm so happy for all your success and your happiness. But Im also sad that you lost your grandma, I know she was at your wedding in your heart and soul. <3 Congrats to you and Pat and all your adventures together, many more to come!!

Happy 2011 to my great friend Jacin!


Ashley Scobey January 1, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Best inspiration board, yet :) Happy New Year, love!!


a thousand mason jars January 1, 2011 at 3:33 PM

happy new year, jacin! it's been so great "meeting" you and look forward to hearing what 2011 brings to you & yours!


Victoria January 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Can't wait to see what the new year has in store for you! xoxo


Kate/MagnoliaRouge January 1, 2011 at 11:13 PM

I just know there are big things in store for you in 2011!!! Can't wait to follow along on the ride xo


steph c January 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Such a great year for you.. I just know that 2011 will be amazing too! I love your personalized inspiration board :)


Laura * You Stir Me * January 2, 2011 at 3:33 PM

what a great post, Jacin! First - great job on the 26 pounds - so inspiring!!! You've certainly had a great year and I have a feeling 2011 just might top it! Good luck with Lovely Little Details - I'll be following your adventures from the eastcoast!


Naomi January 2, 2011 at 9:05 PM

And this is why in a few short months I have grown to admire you, love you and be one of your biggest fans! You go girl and do the damn thing…you are inspiring to say the least. Great things to come! The world better be ready for you sweets!


Steph {bubblerock} January 2, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Bring it on I say Jacin! I love you girl! You are amazing and great things are indeed to come for 2011. Can't wait to see it all! x


Nicole January 3, 2011 at 10:53 AM

wow, great review! Here's to 2011!!!


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