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Remembering My 28 Favorite Moments Of 2012

2012 was a rough year. I’m not going to lie. But I can’t forget about all of the good it brought me and my family as well.

Despite the bed rest. Despite the health scares. Despite the endless nights filled with worry… we did make some great memories during the last 12 months. Besides — a positive recap is good for the soul, right??

So, I looked through all my posts from 2012 and picked out my favorite moments. I came up with 28. I COULD HAVE forced myself to try to find 2 more… but that wouldn’t be completely authentic. Ready?? Grab a cup of coffee because this post is LONG.

My 28 Favorite Moments Of 2012 (from January to December)

1: Doing a photo shoot with both of my kids for Restaurant Business Magazine

2. Heading down to Miami with friends and P&G

3. Seeing my mug while sitting in a NYC cab during a Strut commercial

4. The day I got to visit CVS headquarters in RI. Le sigh…. (and then I got there AGAIN)

5. Walking the red carpet during Strut (a company I co-founded) during NY Mercedes Fashion Week.

6. Being in a few advertorials for P&G that ran for 4 months in both Redbook and Oprah’s O Magazine with my bestie Audrey.


7. Taking the kids to Disney World (5th year in a row) (and also seeing Sea World)

8. Getting to sail on the inaugural voyage of the Disney Fantasy Cruise with Traveling Moms (here are some more pics and here are shots of Castaway Cay)

9. Visiting Charleston with Nissan — I am obsessed with trees. This was quite a moment.

10. Heading to San Destin, Florida with Audrey to check out the Hilton hotel – -here are more pics

11. Doing a Calypso photo shoot with Natalie. This was Natalie’s first experience with professional hair and makeup.


12. A family vacation to Italy – we visited Rome, Ravello, Pompeii,  and Positano

13. Getting my new wedding ring after my last one was stolen (and being able to design it exactly how I wanted)

14. Getting a King Sized Mattress from Serta. Why did I wait so long???

15. Starting Ukulele lessons

16. Getting on WPIX in NYC during a news segment for Clorox 

17. Starting my Square Foot Garden

18. The most hilarious trip I have ever taken — Woodloch Pines with friends 

19. Heading to Turks and Caicos with the family – here’s a video

20. Getting pregnant with my third child. 😉 (this obviously is the best thing that happened in 2012)

21. Visiting Amish Country with the family

22. Taking the kids to Hershey Park for the first time

23. Launching the Fashion Forward Conference with my co-founders

24. The day we told the kids we were expecting a baby

25. Falling in love with a grilled bacon and cheese on a roll 

26. When my best friend came down with her family to spend my birthday weekend with us because she knew we couldn’t leave the house.

27. The moment the kids could actually feel the baby kick. They were so very excited!

28. Celebrating Christmas with the Ugly Christmas Sweater Crew

PHEW! What are some of your favorite moments of 2012???

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Your trip to Italy was MY favorite moment of YOUR year. LOL. Actually all of your trips are highlights of my year. I love reading about them and the fact that you share so many personal photos and videos. It’s like getting to tag along! 🙂

    Wishing you and Bill another fabulous year in 2013. 🙂

  2. such fun! really love how much everyone was into their ugly sweaters! 🙂

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