Happy 2012!

I know it’s been quite a while but I have been divulged in my newest project. I can’t wait to share what I have been working on with everyone so please stay tuned. In the meanwhile, another year has passed and we are now in the year 2012! 2011 was an amazing year for me and I guess now I can do some recapping!

– We moved into our first two-bedroom place. It seemed like so much space when we moved in but now we’re outgrowing it so quickly. Who knows where we will end up in 2012?

2011 Apt

– I also became a crazy cat lady with my first live-in pet, Kitsu. She seemed to be a cat when we adopted her but now she likes to pretend that she’s part puppy.


– 2011 was definitely the year of the baby. I attended so many baby showers. I can hardly believe all of those babies will be one this year!

2011 Baby Shower

– I finally turned 21 with a 2-day birthday bash spent with my closest friends. It was my first successful birthday party so I was pretty pleased.

Cupcakes courtesy of The Sugar Suite

– We spent the weekend of Independence Day in Kauai, HI for our closest friends’ wedding. It was amazing and we left with so many memories.

Kapaa, HI

– We took a lot of road trips from Ft. Lauderdale to Tampa to Daytona Beach and Atlanta. We definitely spent a lot of time in the car during 2011 but it worked out for great bonding.


– One of my best friends and I threw an awesome Batman-themed surprise party for my husband. I still can’t believe how much Batman knowledge I consumed in 2011. I made custom wanted posters featuring Batman villains along with with a plethora of other crazy things we did.

Batman Birthday Party

Batman Birthday Party

– Near the end of the year, I worked on creating custom fabric boards for the apartment. Who would have known I was so crafty?

– The year ended with an amazing Christmas holiday. I was so happy to have spent spoiling my two favorite people and many others as well. Also, my husband wrapped my gifts in the most amazing wrapping paper. I’m still in love with it.

Christmas 2011

So 2011 was a pretty successful year. I’m looking to do more in 2012 and hopefully accomplish more of my goals. To celebrate the new year, I created this 2012 print for you to download for free. I printed one for myself and I love it so hopefully you do too. Click  the picture below to download.

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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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  1. I can honestly admit that my 2011 was not the best year, this is why I’m going to make 2012 the best ever!!!! One of my resolutions is to stop procrastinating and start making things come true. For example, “relocating”… I’ve been talking about relocating for years now and something always holds me back from moving to another state!!!!! We are definitely going this year!

    Your photos are so beautiful! Tampa, FL looks so pretty! I wanna be close to the beach! But I think Atlanta is the best place to be! They have so many affordable houses that are so gorgeous on the inside and outside.

    I hope your 2012 is awesome! Have a great year!
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    • Atlanta is the best place to be! I say that as a true Atlantan. 😉 I hope you find many adventures in my hometown! I’ll be visiting there soon.

  2. The way you catalogued 2011 is so precious. What a beautiful year with such wonderful memories, I can’t believe how quickly the time flies. No matter how cliché that sounds, it’s just so true. Well, your post summed it up in a very very lovely way. I just adore the way the little people in your head think! I also feel super blessed that I got to share so much of the year with you. Here’s to you and 2012, may it be even brighter.

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