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2013: Bests & Favorites

Hard to believe it's almost a new year. Someone pour me a drink so we can celebrate 2013 being OVER, eh? It was a good year, but wow, it was a hard one, too. I'm always grateful for new beginnings and fresh starts. I think that's why Mondays are secretly my favorite day of the week.

I'll talk more about 2014, my word/phrase for the year, and some goals I'm setting in an upcoming post, but for now, let's take a look back at some of the awesome stuff this last year brought us.

 

Top Posts I've Written in 2013:

  1. What Do I Know About Marriage?
  2. On Being a Locksmith. (Also featured at MSN)
  3. To Take the Road Less Traveled
  4. The reality of special needs, and how you can help.
  5. A Note for Mr. Hillman

My Favorite Posts Written by Other People in 2013:

  1. Change the Story by Shauna Niequist
  2. In which we are not afraid of you by Sarah Bessey
  3. Are you being persecuted? by Rachel Held Evans
  4. Help is (not) a four-letter word by Rebecca Woolf
  5. As I have loved you, love one another by Heather Armstrong

Books I Adored in 2013:

  1. Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
  2. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  3. Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
  4. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
  5. Quiet by Susan Cain
  6. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  7. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
  8. The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
  9. Longbourn by Jo Baker
  10. The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

Music I listened to the most in 2013:

  1. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by M83
  2. Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z
  3. The Heist by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  4. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
  5. Bear Creek by Brandi Carlile
  6. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  7. Golden by Lady Antebellum
  8. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
  9. The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky
  10. American Authors EP by American Authors

TV Shows I Never Missed in 2013:

  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. The Newsroom (HBO)
  3. House of Cards (Netflix)
  4. The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
  5. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  6. Downton Abbey (BBC/PBS)

Movies I Loved in 2013:

  1. Catching Fire
  2. The Way Way Back
  3. Star Trek: Into Darkness
  4. Blackfish
  5. Man of Steel

My Favorite Instagram Feed:

#theoandbeau on @Mommasgonecity's Instagram (Seriously. Get tissues. So cute.)

 

My Favorite Daily Blog Reads:

  1. A Deeper Story (shameless plug, but still my favorite)
  2. Love Taza
  3. Sarah Bessey
  4. Oana Befort
  5. Rachel Held Evans
  6. The Hollywood Housewife
  7. Design Mom
  8. Rage Against the Minivan
  9. Dooce
  10. Girls Gone Child

My Favorite People to Follow on Twitter in 2013:

  1. @PeteSouza
  2. @Jonathandcole
  3. @JoshGroban
  4. @NatePyle
  5. @lkoturner
  6. @KimKierkegaard
  7. @askmormongirl
  8. @LukeHarms
  9. @lucaswmuller
  10. @katiekrongard

 

There you have it! Some of my favorites of the year. What about you? What were some of your best finds, reads, tunes and laughs?

 

     
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