Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 a Year to Reflect On

 Started my second semester at school 
and was on a blogging break until April

 I got into a car accident, the other car spun me 180˚degrees
 and totaled my car. I walked away with only a concussion.

I took a train to Milwaukee and spent spring break 
baking and cooking with Aunt Nancy.
Saffron Rice with Currents and Almonds
...then I came home and bought a new (to me) car 
named Lucky
Acura RDX 2007

Spent my birthday in Chicago at the Sears/Willis Tower and ate the best meal every at Stetson's
Dana and Kate 
... and I started blogging again!

We celebrated Mother's Day with Blueberry and Rhubarb Cobbler 

I started summer classes and continued my pie crazy obsession!

Learning to make Aunt Nancy's famous pie crust!
Father's Day Peachy-Keen pie

I ate Mo's Blueberry Lemon cake and 
had to make the recipe into cupcakes! 
Mo's Blueberry Lemon cupcake with luscious lemon buttercream
and we celebrated Josh's Birthday at the 
James Taylor Concert Ravina Festival
Josh's Birthday at James Taylor Concert
James Taylor's  Concert at Ravina Festival

Nantucket Pancakes with Blueberry sauce and Nantucket Strawberry Pancake Jam
I enjoyed our family vacation in Nantucket with my family
Cousins S and E with Kate on Karen and Ray's Boat, Nantucket

I started 3 semester at school and mom's Birthday
Mom and Josh on Ray and Karen's boat  Nantucket

Extra Special September
My friend Roberta from More Thyme Than Dough and I did a blog swap!
Roberta's Pecan and Apricot Balls

My Pecan Pie Bars
Passing Pumpkin Cupcakes and Midterms
Gluten-Free Giveaway!
freedgoodsco giveaway

We celebrated my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving 
with my Aunts and cousins in Milwaukee
Two Turkeys and Three Vegans 
My brother Josh and cousin Julian at Thanksgiving
Holiday Chocolate-Covered Buttercream Cherries 

I took a month long blogging break, moved to a new apartment, at school we had many papers and finals. Of course we also survived the Mayan Apocalypse

Last week I retired the original face of Calamity Kate's Kitchen was retired and we have a brand new, fresh face that was brought to life by Lindsey at Designer Blogs!

Both Calamity Kate Kitchen designs were from Designer Blogs

Hopefully 2013 will be a safer and happier year for everyone!
Happy Last Day of 2012...
Love, Kate


  1. What a fantastic way for a blogger to end the year. Wish I had thought of it. You are so creative.

    All in all it was a nice and good year for you.

    Wishing you a happy and blessed 2013, Kate.


  2. Thanks so much Roberta!
    I had planned a different way to ring in the new year, but ran out of time! I will try to remember it for next year! A happy and healthy new year!


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