settling into 2012.

Happy New Year, friends. There’s lots of settling in to be done at the moment — continuing to get settled into our new home, settling into a new year that hopefully has lots of goodness in store, and settling into winter (t’was a frigid 27 degrees here today… brrrr!). It’s only the third day of the year and already three pleasant surprises have landed in my lap (details later, depending on how things pan out), so I’m hoping that 2012 continues to be so splendid and wrought with good things.

Somewhere in the last year, I’ve become hesitant to blog and have also just been so very busy (you’ve heard me promise several times to get back in the swing of things here, but it hasn’t quite happened yet). During my quietness, I’m sure I lost a lot of readers, and blogging without comments is just not as fun. However, this blog has always been for me, and comments and connections with others have just been a bonus, so I’m going to try to keep that in mind as I attempt — once again — to update more regularly.

On that note, here’s a little peek into my world of late. I got a new iPhone in late November and could finally get into Instagram (since my iPhone 3G camera tended to hate me, which it expressed often by freezing, being generally slow, and taking horrible pictures). So for now, I leave you with some of my favorite pics from the last month. If you’re into that sort of thing, you can follow me — I’m claremontroad — and we also created a curiousandco business account for the occasional sneak peek into our workdays.

top: packing up some Curious & Co. orders from our new online shop; sunset view from my new home office
middle: tire tracks from the year’s first snowy dusting (this morning!); new chevron rug from Urban Outfitters
bottom: sunlight streaming in through our new front door; enjoying Christmas morning with our niece, Ginger


  1. Happy New Year! No worries, your readers are still here! I am like you though,trying to blog this year for myself and not the numbers. But you sure are right that blogging is definitely not as fun without commenters and begin part of the blogging community. It is the best!

    Wishing you all the best in 2012! Can’t wait to here about your potential exciting endeavors!

  2. Glad to see you back!! I always love seeing other people’s instagram photos, but I don’t have an iphone so I feel left out, lol. And omg, I adore that chevron rug!! So cute!

  3. Happy New Year, happy to see you here! 2012 will be a great year…I know it.

  4. Can’t wait to see what’s in store. I love following you on twitter. I agree about the no comments… I wish all bloggers made a 2012 resolution to comment on other blogs (so they get comments in return) :)

  5. i can only imagine that the glorious space heater is one of the things that has fallen into your lap thus far this year? and your chucks look real cute on that chevron.

  6. Happy New Year, Brooke! Love that shot of the sunlight streaming in through your front door + looking forward to more of your posts! {I’m working on reviving my blog in 2012, too.}

  7. I am incredbly glad that the first snowy dusting didn’t find its way as far south as Glen Mills this morning. Also, completely off-topic, but I got a Styers gift card for Christmas and am so excited to utilize it this Spring/Summer for one of their great classes!

  8. I’m glad we can be Instagram buddies now. Because you haven’t seen enough photos of my puppy, right? ;) Happy New Year, friend!

  9. Yay, comments! :) Thank you all so much! It’s nice to know that some of you are still reading. That will keep me motivated, for sure.

    @Jess G, how fun! I’d love to hear what class you end up taking.

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