lovely little things: photographs. thoughts. links. {seventeenth birthday edition}

Today I am seventeen {yay! also… how is this even possible?}.

Photographs: My sixteen favorite shots from my sixteenth year.

~ thoughts ~

– Seventeen. Seventeen? Seventeen!

This past year simply flew by… and oh, what a year it was! Though I anxiously suffered through a number of rather trying circumstances over the course of my sixteenth year, I am quite pleased to say that I made it.

I. Made. It. (and it could have been far worse. i am so very fortunate.)

Sixteen was also tremendously fun. I matured significantly, learned heaps, and had an absolute blast.

Now, seventeen… I am certain that you have a great deal of joy to offer. Also… please last a while, okay? I’m not altogether ready for technical adulthood (18 in a year? What?) yet.

– So! This year’s goals:

To improve my food styling skills.

To. Take. Pictures. (lots of pictures)

To become a better baker.

To strengthen my writing abilities.

To blog weekly.

Ooh, and to create more lovely soap!

– Am I wary of seventeen? Definitely. Am I ready to jump right in? Without a doubt. (p.s. I’m kicking off my seventeenth year in San Francisco this week. Major excitement!)

Readers: Thank you so, so much for your support. Your sweet comments/follows make my day, each and every day. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (yes, this line is identical to the one in last year’s birthday post. but it’s true. my feelings haven’t changed a bit… love you, all of you!)

~ links ~

My favorite posts from my sixteenth year:

New York City

utterly simple baked sweet potato doughnuts.

lovely little things: photographs. thoughts. links. {sixteenth birthday edition}ย < one year ago today!

Travel: London & Edinburgh 2013

Favorite cakes from favorite blogs:

Cookie Dough Cake ~ Pastry Affair

S’more Cake ~ The Vanilla Bean Blog

Funfetti Cake ~ My Name is Yeh

Blueberry & Rosemary Brown Butter Bundt Cake ~ Local Milk

xoxo. I’m off to have more fun in San Francisco! โ€“ Abby

p.s. the above line rhymes!

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8 comments on “lovely little things: photographs. thoughts. links. {seventeenth birthday edition}”


    Seventeen was so much better than sixteen for me, I hope it’s the same for you! (and I hope your 18 turns out better than mine lol)

    gorgeous photos, gorgeous year! <3

  2. Happy Seventeenth Birthday Abby!!!! Celebrate with allllll the cake ๐Ÿ˜€ It looks like you’ve had a wonderful year, loving all your photos. Have an amazing time in San Fran!

  3. Happy 17th Birthday Abby, I turn 27 in one weeks time! Eeek!!! Your such a talented young lady and I sincerely hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Laura! And happy almost-birthday… wishing you a lovely 27th!! As a teen I see that as such an exciting age… (twenties! wow!). I hope it really is wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Happiest of birthdays, hope you are enjoying your time in San Francisco tremendously! If you are ever there again, let me know – I’m about 2 hours away and would love to meet up :).

    • Thanks so much, Laura!! San Francisco is such a beautiful, lively city. Enjoying every moment (especially coming from Southern Cali. it’s so different – in a very, very good way – up here!) . I’ll definitely let you know if I’m in the area again… I’d love to meet up, too! ๐Ÿ™‚