Monday, December 30, 2013

Another Year Gone By + Linkup

Hey y'all! Say helloooo to the last day of 2013, because it's staring you in the face. I started Hima Hearts in June, after reading the Happiness Project, and I haven't looked back since! I'm so grateful for the friends I've made and the new things I've learned, and most of all, for the way this blog has changed my outlook on life- I'm definitely more positive! So what happened since I started this blog?

I talked about how everyone sometimes fails in the kitchen.

I started on my bucket list!

I learned that kids are seriously funny

I wondered if bloggers were some sort of elite chevron-loving species.

I reflected on how life-changing Summer 2013 was

I made a bomb mug cake.

I wrote about the tell-tale signs of living in California.

I figured out how to Starbucks.

I made the best cupcakes ever.  

I shared my tips for becoming a millionaire songwriter.

I also got a Twitter and started loving Instagram. [subtle hint to follow me YAY]
What were your favorites of 2013? Let me know in the comments below, and don't forget to link up below! :)

Welcome to Bloody Marys Count as a Salad # 25

Bloody Marys Count as a Salad

What's with the name?  We named it Bloody Mary’s Count as a Salad, because anything goes in this hop! Need to vent? Go for it! Need to say something snarky? DO IT!  Or do you just want to share your blog and/or a specific post?  We'd love to read it!  Anything you want to share, we want to see it!

And introducing a social aspect of the hop!  Each week we will feature a different social media linkup.  This week is Google Plus!  Link up your blog in the first linkup and your Google Plus URL in the second linkup!  

Of course, there are a few rules, we aren't going for hop chaos here!

  1. Follow your hosts and each weeks special guest co-host.
  2. Link up your blog or specific blog post.  Whatever you’d like to share is ok with us!
  3. Visit 3-4 other blogs and say hello!  Try to be nice and follow those who follow you.  And don’t forget to say hi to your hosts if you are new!
  4. Grab the link up button and put it in your side bar, in your post, or put our link on your link up party page.
  5. Not mandatory, but we’d love to have you share our hop with others.  Tweet it, post about it, or share it on Facebook.  We’ll love you forever if you do… And it might help you grab a co-host spot next week.

Don't Forget to follow your Hosts and special Co-Host:

               A Girl                                                                           Erin                                                                        Kara
A Boy, A Girl, and the Marine Corps                 Unconventional Mommy Tails                             Ramblings of  Marine Wife

Special Guest Host: Hima - Hima Hearts


  1. Your sweater in the picture is adorable! I'm about I go read some of those posts you linked up. Have a happy New Years !

  2. hi!
    i like you blog!
    you follow earch others?
    let me knows!

  3. What a great Christmas sweater!!!

  4. 2013 was such an awesome year for you! I've really been wanting to read The Happiness Project. It must be really awesome if it was a contributing factor for you starting your blog! Here's to an awesome 2014!

  5. love that pic! you look so happy!

  6. I might start doing this link up. Sounds fun!

  7. Awesome list! Here hoping 2014 is even more successful for you and your blog!


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