Oh my, a whole year, already?

In case you didn't notice all of the awesome blogaversary giveaway action over the past month, Kitty & Buck has turned the big… 1. I thought instead of the usual end of month review, I might go over the first year, since there was only me and C here when the first post went up! I think Kitty & Buck has gone pretty well over the past few months! It's hard to measure success in the blogging land, there is always someone who writes better, takes better pictures, has better tutorials or insights. But I have worked my butt off and I am pretty pleased with the results so far. The only person I need to please is myself, and if others are informed or inspired as a result, that rocks!

Over the next 12 months I'd like to focus on making my content more professional and planned, while still keeping it personal and relatable, and most importantly, FUN! I'll be creating a few blogging tips posts soon, but I don't want to rush them, and since I'm off to Japan in 3 weeks(!) I might wait until I get back, so I can create a more thorough, focussed series for you. There's a tonne more coming up this year, but for now, let's check out some of our favourite posts.

My first post, a self-portrait, in what started out as a photo-a-day blog :)

The kitties got up to some mischief one Caturday. I love this photo of my dear cat Hobbes, who now resides in some kind of awesome kitty heaven :') It's still hard to look at these pictures.

Easter Hair, where I breakdown my colour mixing methods. I need to attempt this colour palette again next! My hair is VERY overdue for a touchup, I know!

One of my early outfit pics, wearing a beautiful lace dress I found at some antique markets, with lovely views of Sydney Harbour to boot :)

I loved the location of this shoot, which we stumbled across one afternoon. Oh, and I also adore this dress! Daisies in the Pines.

Not only the highlight of my blogging year, but a highlight of my life. I saw a moose. I've seen Christian Slater, Tom Cruise, Drew Barrymore... various other 'super' famous people (you get that living in London I guess) but The Moose. Well. He wins, hands down.

I started Kitty's Book Nook. I'd like to add more books to the 'nook' and hope to get back into it this year. This is one of my top 10 books, The Singing Creek Where The Willow Grows

Another tale of our great American Road Trip (I really need to fix my tags of this and put the adventure all in one spot!) This episode sees us in Rhode Island, Newport to be precise, ogling the mansions where Dark Shadows (the original TV Series) was filmed, and stumbling across the location shoot of the film Moonrise Kingdom.

The hairy legs socks were an enormous hit with you guys! I might find some more (I will find some more) funny socks in Japan.

Yum, Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble recipe!

Jes from the Militant Baker challenged me to write my Womanifesto. Challenge accepted.

C and I took a mini-road trip along The Great Ocean Road, oh, and we got engaged :) (No, not at the sunset, it wasn't very romantic with up to 10,000 tourists standing by)

I made a little DIY based on my mum's pin cushion that she made in the early 80's.

An outfit post, picnic and some funny memories. Or traumatising, depending on your perspective.

The Lovely Letters Project. Guys. This was HUGE.

A Halloween party inside the Australian Museum, amongst the dinosaurs, with the dear Penny from Uptights :D

The product photography shoot was really popular, and part of the Photo 101 series.

Wordless Weekend has been ever popular, and reminds me to concentrate on photography some more.

My Stylish Surprise from Modcloth was really popular too!

I'll be doing an update soon on how my goals for 2013 are going. Here's the original post to get you up to speed.

I was so pleased to be able to donate my advertising funds in December to The Cat Protection Society, thanks to a lovely group of generous sponsors, we helped some kitties!

Everyone loved Nico Organised Neatly SO much, I'm considering making it a regular thing, as she is always organised neatly. It's just up to me to organise other things neatly so she can sit amongst them!

More Photo 101, this time, Getting To Know Your Camera. There are more posts coming in this series, when it stops raining and I can get the right lighting conditions for you :)

So, this was my most commented-on outfit post ever. Not sure if it was the cat dress, the astro-turf, or my cute clogs? Or maybe just an alignment of some blog-commenting planets? Let me know, I love when you guys talk to me so much!

In my real life, I've loved (C and I got engaged!), lost (some family members and my dear Hobbes and Chibi cats passed away), laughed and danced (mostly in the kitchen). There's so much more, but my goodness, it's lost on me right now.

I just want to thank you all so much for your lovely support, kind words and encouragement, it means so much to me that you read my pages each day. I'm so thankful for the friendships that have grown from this blog, ahhh, I'm getting all mushy ;)

Thank you
Kitty
xo