Out with 2011! 2012, Here I Come!


As the year winds down I have sat and reflected over just how much of a whirlwind this year has been. It’s been up and down, tears and laughter, hard times and times that were somewhat easier.  From getting settled in a new home to looking for a job.  Having a middle schooler now is something I am still trying to wrap my mind around.  At least it is preparing me for the two I will have later down the road. Breaking Dawn part 1, as well as Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows part 2 were released.  I FINALLY got an iPad 2.  I got the iPhone 4S and let me just say SIRI has been cracking me up.

My husband and I became youth leaders, I became the worship dance team leader.  My blog finally (toward the end of the year) started bringing some income to me.  I lost friends, I gained new acquaintances I hope will become friends as time grows.  I grew more in love with my spouse and children.  I took chances I didn’t think I would.  I learned that guarding your heart is a wise thing.  I became closer to family.

2011 was such an up and down year but I wouldn’t trade it for anything, yes even the not so great parts.  I am who I am because of all I went through.  The happiness, the hurts, the good times and the bad they are all part of what will shape who I am now and in the future.  Here’s to GOING BIG, BOLD and ALL OUT in 2012.  It’s going to be a year like none other (yikes that means I have been graduated for 15 years come May).  I am going to live out loud!!  Watch for new things, new topics and hopefully a new design coming to my blog in 2012.  I can’t wait to see you all here next year and every year after that.

I’m not going to make resolutions that I will break but rather commit to continuing to better myself and the lives of those around me.  Have a blessed rest of 2011 and a tremendous 2012!!

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


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    ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife]

    Congratulations on your accomplishments in 2011! I’ve finally started making an income on my blog this year too–it’s a great feeling. 🙂 I can’t wait to see your new design!

    Happy New Year!

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    I love that frame around the photo, it’s so cute!

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    Canadian Mom Blogger

    Here’s to a great 2012!

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    I’ve enjoyed your blog this past year and looking forward to your new design. 🙂 I wish you a blessed 2012!

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    Love your spunky attitude. Take on that world!

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    Yay here’s to 2012!

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    Hope you have a great new years!