Weekly Photo Challenge — My 2012 in Pictures

2012 was a year of discovery and fun!

I participated in lots of activities…


Pinterest inspired me to make over 125 new recipes!  My husband gained a few pounds.

And…I made homemade Febreeze, carpet stain remover, deodorant, In a Pickle Bag, scarves made from t-shirts, and these beautiful Easter centerpieces…


I attended lots of fun festivals, farmers’ markets, parties, and concerts!



I was a tourist in my own hometown of Cincinnati and the surrounding areas…


And–had so much fun seeing familiar places with new eyes through the lens of my camera!


In May/June, I camped for 26 nights of the 40 nights I spent touring seven AMAZING countries in Africa.  You can read the first post here!


Met unforgettable people and had once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

People of Africa

Strangers opened their homes to me in South Africa, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida–through an organization called Couchsurfing!

It is an amazing way to meet new people, make travel affordable, and get tips from locals on what to see and do!


My six week-4,200 mile-USA road-trip through North & South Carolina, Georgia and Florida was an adventure!  I left in late October and returned home in December.

I so enjoyed walking through all of the cities I visited!


There is so much beauty in the USA!


Florida was too pretty for words!!



I took a wine painting class with girlfriends, went to Columbus, Ohio for a girls’ weekend, and had girlfriends visit me in Florida!


Last…but most importantly…had quality time with family!  I thank my husband for being a good sport concerning my passion for travel!


My cousins and I had fun taking photos with Santa!!


I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve such a rich life…but I’m truly grateful and if 2013 is as good or better than 2012…then all I have to say is…”LIFE IS GOODGREAT IN YOUR 50’s”!

47 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge — My 2012 in Pictures

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  4. Remarkable year! Here’s to 2013 – I hope it’s even more remarkable! Happy New Year!

    PS: How do you do the separate tiles of pictures? I can’t seem to figure it out – every time I try all my photos come out in one big tile?


  5. Wonderful post – all your adventures – that we have been able to share with you. You have done an amazing job with brighten my day – with photos and tales. Thank you so much! Thanks for a fantastic year with you.


  6. What a fantastic year you’ve had! Me too! Just not in pictures 🙂 We made your Baileys Irish Cream…I should say my son made it(while I was doing the cookie batter) for me and bottled it and we gave it to my sister for a gift. He felt pretty good about it. Happy New Year!


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