My Wonderful 2013

Saturday, 28 December 2013

2013 has been a pretty special one, and it's at this time of the year where I really look back & think about the fabulous year it really has been ♥
I think it's okay to say "my year was awesome!" but it's about getting the bad from the good, these memories and events have made my year and everything else just seems to fade away. 

In January Sam surprised me with a lovely trip away for my Birthday, we visited my favourite National Trust- Stourhead, drank champagne, stayed at the cutest B&B in Bath and spent some wonderful time together.

February sent me visiting the gorgeous Katy, with the stunning Kim. It was such a wonderful Weekend, and I made some true friends who I hope to keep in my heart forever. Kim is having Adventures in Oz next year, so I will be sending lots of love & fun times her way.

In March Sam, the dogs & I traveled to Cornwall and spent a week by the seaside. We stayed in a wonderful little cottage, ate many a cream tea, walked the dogs in the day & snuggled in the evening, ate ice cream in St Ives with Sophie and Megan, and generally had an awesome time away. Getting away from it all is the best times!

I was excited to see Sinead & Carla in April, two girls that I've known so long through the blogging world, and think so much of. We had a wonderful Weekend in Birmingham, drinking fizz and shopping lots. 

In May, Samuel proposed to me over afternoon tea, in London. My heart flipped upside down & inside out and it made me the happiest girl in the world. We are set to get married October 2014 in Orlando, Florida.

I was excited to get to hang out with the Little Winters, once again, a lovely treat thanks to blogging. We visited the fancy Casino in Westfields and got treated like VIP's. 

I also visited the gorgeous Tamsin in June, the fields were full of buttercups, we walked with Max and spent the day chatting. Tamsin is a true babe, and a lovely friend, I can't wait to catch up again soon.

Another week away in July was much needed, we got to travel around the midlands area and stopped at some gorgeous spots along the way. I managed to wear this stunning dress, and this still is one of my Favourite outfits from year.

We were very lucky and in August we got to spend the Bank Holiday on the beach, in a little camping pod. It was so cosy and just perfect, a week later we flew off to Majorca for a week of sunshine, too.

Aswell as our holiday in September, we got to take another special trip down to Cornwall for Megans wedding. It was a true fairy tale, and I felt so very lucky to share it with her & some other blogging babes. I was so happy to see Paige, who I have spent many an evening chatting to & day sipping tea with ♥

October ended up being a rather quiet one, looking for a new house and having the dogs over were the main things we ended up doing. Alfie and Tilly featured on my blog showing off their new John Lewis goodies, lucky woofers indeed. 

We were treated to a day at Warwick castle, which we loved, in November. It was filled with moving, and preparing for a new addition to the family too!

This December has been a magical one! We were joined by our baby boy, Severus, had our first Christmas cooking for the rest of the family (evening if we did work the most of it!) I went to London with my Bridesmaids visiting LadurĂ©e for the first time & trying on wedding dresses, we were visited by many a friend & loved one. 

I feel so happy, privileged and loved this year ♥
I have made the very best of friends that mean the world to me, moved into a true home, got engaged to my Prince, and got to bring a puppy into our lives.
In 2014 we see us get married, in our special place, work hard but play harder, and hopefully see my friends over and over again. I think it's important to stop and think some times, the world is good and the people in it are amazing. Being sentimental is not a bad thing, and love should filter through your life.
I hope Stephanie Dreams grows and grows, I've had an amazing year of working with brands & shops, so I hope this continues and thank you for all of you who read this online diary of mine. 
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  1. wow I almost feel quite tearful reading that last paragraph, you lovely soul you! just finished filming a '2013 tag' which i would love you to do also!!

    what a fantastic year you've had! xxxx

  2. What a year it's been Steph! You really have had a dream come true :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  3. 2013 really has been an amazing year for you, and it sounds like next year is going to be just as amazing, if not more! :) xxx

  4. Aw Steph, this was so lovely to read! What an amazing year for the two of you. It's been an absolute pleasure to read as it all unfolds and of course to see you throughout the year too. Here's to an even more fun 2014 - can't wait to be a part of it again (:

  5. I've loved following your journey and I hope that 2014 is the best ever. Can't wait to share in your wedding arghhhh! xxx

  6. Sounds like a wonderful year Steph! V x

  7. Sounds like 2013 was a corker for you steph and well deserved too!

  8. Sounds like you've had a really lovely year!

    Julia x

  9. What a lovely post, sounds like a brill year! Here's to 2014!

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful year! I hope you have an even better 2014!!! By the way, Severus is so adorable I'm almost ready to crawl through my screen and steal him......

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

  12. What a lovely year you've had! How cute is Severus! All the best for 2014 and for some amazing adventures to come your way x

  13. What a wonderful year you have had!!! All the best for 2014!!

    Meghan xo

  14. It looks like you've had a really fantastic year, Steph! And I still cannot get over how adorable your new puppy is! Every time you post a picture my heart melts!! Have a lovely New Years xx

  15. What a year you've had Miss :) X

  16. I hope next year is even more wonderful for you <3

    Jennie xo |

  17. That's a beautiful year - I love the way you have taken beautiful photographs for each month. Truely lovely - and inspiring!

    Sophie @ x

  18. Love this post so much Steph, you have had an amazing year and I can't wait to follow your wedding! Hope the next year is amazing for you as this one has been <3

    Hayley xx

  19. Such a wonderful year for you, Steph, and 2014 is going to be even more exciting for you! I can't wait to have more adventures together soon :) x

  20. Hope 2014 is even better for you!

    Maria xxx

  21. You look so happy in every photo. Have a great 2014 missus! x

  22. Lovely post to such a great year! :)
    I'm sure 2014 will be just a memorable for you.

    Happy New Year!



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