Beautifully Nutty’s 1st Birthday

Guess what?! Today is a day to celebrate the blogiversary of Beautifully Nutty and it’s also my 300th post!


One year ago I nervously hit the publish button of my first post with the hope to inspire the world (and motivate myself) to live a healthier lifestyle, and anxious because I was about to expose myself to the entire world.

I can’t believe how much I have learned not only about blogging but also about myself in the past year. This blog has become an amazing outlet for my thoughts and has encouraged me to explore my thoughts, hopes, and dreams further than I ever could have imagined. It’s a great way for me to reflect on my days and my goals and work towards improvements in my life.

I like to think that B.N. has come a long way since it’s debut back on January 13th, 2012, but it still has a looonnng way to go. One of the biggest changes it went through was transferring from hosting on WordPress to self-hosting. I couldn’t have made that switch without the help of my more technically savvy husband. Together we are trying to discover the world of CSS stylesheets and adapt the blog to how envision it. Slowly but surely some changes are happening!

Since I have yet  to do a recap post from 2012, I am going to take this birthday as an opportunity to flashback over the past year and share some highlight posts. I get a little embarrassed when I go back and read some of my first posts because I feel like I have grown and opened up so much since then, but I had to start somewhere. So be gentle with me when reading through the first few months. 🙂

I had a lot of fun looking back through the past year. It was a busy one as they all are, full of lots of travel, family, friends, fitness, and food!

Enjoy the flashbacks!

January 13, 2012: My very first post–The beginning of Beautifully Nutty!

February 2012: California Trip—Prada, Gucci, and Larry King

March 2012: Mindful Eating–Eat when you are hungry not when you’re bored.

April 2012: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars

caramel chocolate chip bars

May 2012: Now U.C. More About Me–I reveal my Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis.

June 2012: My First Half Marathon!

marathon 2012 003-001

June 2012: Specific Carbohydrate Diet—The beginning of an experiment.

July 2012: The Modified Diet

August 2012: Healthy Living Summit 2012, Boston

last breakfast

September 2012: A Nutty Makeover—Beautifully Nutty gets a makeover with some professional help. Here is was the old homemade version….


October 2012: Mom’s birthday surprise…

mom and dad with ipad

October 2012: Dana and Melanie’s 1 Year Wedding Anniversary—-reliving the memories

Dana and I wedding

November 2012: Visiting Jeff in Bogota, Colombia

me dana and jeff bogota

November 2012: Atlanta Birthday

kate and melanie

December 2012: 10 Things I Learned in 2012

The year 2012 was quite the year of travel. You can check out some more of my travel adventures on my travel page! I feel so lucky to have so many opportunities to travel and explore the world. I have a lot to see still and can’t wait to do more!

I continue to experiment with healthy recipes and have fun in the kitchen. Check out my recipe page if you get a chance!

It is an honor for me to share my life with you. Thank you to all of you for supporting me and reading Beautifully Nutty. I will continue to do my best to share fun information, recipes, photos, and travel adventures. One year down, and many more fun years to come!



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