January 7, 2013

2012 in a Nutshell.

Here is a round-up of our favorite posts and highlights from 2012!

-We celebrated our blog's first birthday! Yay!
-Our vintage boutique Rhymes With Orange also had it's very first press feature! So exciting!

-We shared a cute DIY post on how to make your own scalloped felt iPad case.
-We each gave our tired old dressers a makeover and shared the results in this before & after post.

-We posted a simple tutorial on how to properly set your table with your favorite retro dishes.

-We were lucky enough to go on a month long trip to Thailand, Malyasia, and Bali with our husbands! (photos found here: part 1, 2, 3)
-We also shared a little taste of Thailand with Erin's Tom Yum Soup recipe.

-Our little mobile shop got a lot of amazing press in May! We were featured on Conde Nast Traveler as well as the MSN homepage! What an honor!
-We also did a fun spring outfit post with our cute new B.A.I.T. shoes!

-It was Stef's 3 year wedding anniversary in June so in honor of that she shared her 
-We also made a fun DIY retro wood wall art post.

-Our favorite thing to do in summer is eat outside so we shared some tips for hosting outdoor dinner parties.
-On Canada Day we had our first event of the season with our trailer, Olive! It was also one of the hottest days of the year!

-Erin celebrated her 2 year wedding anniversary in August and shared her wedding photos!
-Stef and Emery went on a little summer trip to New Orleans!

-Come autumn we decided it was time to give our shop a little facelift so we bought an old hutch and gave it a makeover and we had fun creating back-to-school displays in our front window!

-In October we finally opened our vintage kiddo's section! We were so glad to finally check that off our to-do list! Erin's sister Megan also took the cutest promo shots for us featuring our friends' cute little ones!
-After our kid's section was officially launched we went back to Thailand for business/holidays and this time we also made a stop over in Tokyo where we got to visit a Cat Cafe!! (which was a major highlight for us!)

-We were so honored when Elsie asked us to feature our home tours on her blog A Beautiful Mess! (You can check out Erin's home here and Stef's home here.)
-We officially opened our new online shop called 'The Lovely Closet' which you can shop here. Our blog also hit a major milestone during November: we reached one million views! Wow, we are still totally blown away by that!

-In December Erin celebrated her 28th birthday and Rhymes With Orange celebrated it's first birthday! Wow, can't believe we have successfully been in business for a year already!

*Whew!* What a year! Time sure flies! So curious to see what this year has in store for us...

Happy 2013!
Love, Stef & Erin


  1. WONDERFUL BLOG LADIES! Truly inspirational! keep those posts coming! Happy new year! becookstoo.wordpress.com

  2. Wow, you ladies are the coolest! I haven't been a follower long but I love all the vintage goods you guys have collected & the pictures are gorgeous on your blog! =)

    Ergo - Blog

  3. Hi wow what a fun-filled year, Sound like you have a wicked year.


  4. wonderful 2012 journey. New journey begin for 2013.

  5. Congrats on all of your success. You're truly an inspiration!
    I adore you blog.

  6. What an incredible year! I'm so excited to see what you lovely ladies have in store for 2013! x

    <3 Melissa

  7. What a great year :) Here's to 2013 being even better!

  8. photo wedding is my favorit...
    Love your blog as always...