2010 Recap: Winter

I was going to do one big post on a recap for 2010, but I decided to split it up because I have so many wonderful memories and photos from this year! It's going to be fun revisiting each month, pulling up old photos and talking about it all again. I had a lot of fun with last year's post, so I knew I wanted to do this again this year! Last January was kind of a quiet month! I was starting my last semester of college and that took up most of my time. Brett and I did find time to go play in all of the snow though!

February was an amazing month for me. First, the Delightful Dozen was born thanks to Elizabeth! Second, I went to New York City for the first time for fashion week with Andrea. It was absolutely wonderful - such a quick, whirlwind trip that I'll never forget. We had our Dove Girl's Night Out where I was able to meet so many of my blog friends and blog favorites. Such a wonderful night! I had so much fun.

The same weekend in NYC, we had the Chictopia 10 conference and after-party! It was so awesome to attend my first fashion conference and get to meet so many amazing bloggers. We had a little brunch before with some bloggers and scoured a candy shop for goods. I loved spending the weekend with Andrea and Elizabeth! The perfect tiny-hotel roommates!

Later in the month, Tall Ships played a show at a basement downtown. This was a memorable show because they had two new members, Andrew and Josh. I love going to Brett's shows! The rest of February was spent trying to beat the winter cold and work hard in all of my classes.

In March, Brett and I went to see Screeching Weasel in Chicago. I hosted a Dove Oscar viewing party with a bunch of girls at my house, which was fun! I was in IFB's Blogger Spotlight. This was the month I really started to feel like my blog was taking off - which was the most exciting thing ever. So in celebration, I built a little blog studio in the office part of our rec room, which turned out so wonderfully. It's such a great little space to be productive in.

Toward the end of the month, I went to the Bodies of Art annual fashion show - which wasn't as fun this year as normal, but it was still so wonderful to meet up with girls and head out to dance and eat junk food afterwards! I love anything fashion, food and dancing related (even though I'm like a goon on the dance floor!)

And the best day of the entire month was when I went to Chicago for a photo shoot and video shoot for Jess LC Jewelry. Brett and I drove out and stayed the night at Jess' place - which was amazing. She was so wonderful to meet and get to know. We had the best day ever in Chicago in Lincoln Square. I constantly think back to this day and think about how much fun I had with everyone involved in the project. Thanks so much to Jess for allowing me to take part! Plus, if you haven't yet seen the video, you should. I watch it at least once a week and smile really really big. Haha!

Best Day Ever from Erica Griffiths on Vimeo.

I'll be back tomorrow with my recap of spring! I'm so excited. This was definitely one of the best times of my life. Gosh, I can't help but get sappy looking back at 2010 and how great it was. I truly had a wonderful year! I'm crossing my fingers super tight that 2011 is even better. 2010 is going to be really tough to beat at this point! ♥