2012: The Year That Was

Ferris Wheel

Katie and Daisy (3)

Autumn Sun

Cupcakes and Roses


Reuben at El Gordo

Daylesford Markets

Daisy and Poppy

Flowers and Hay


Handmade Christmas

Lavender Doily Heat Pack 2

Johnny Jump Up

Katie and Cow

Katie and Reuben

Fruit Trees

Molly and Bunny



Old Bottles

Picnic Katie

Poppy Sleeping

Purple Flowers

Record Player 2

Daisy High Fives

Red Leaves

Katie and her Vintage Measuring Cup

Reuben, Daisy and Blossoms


Spring Blossoms 2


Reuben in the Garden

The Gold Coast 2


Vintage Mugs

Daisy Delilah 5

Vintage Sheet Dress

Sunset Love

Vintage Sheets

Lucky snail

Katie and Reuben (2)

Tomorrow we wake up to a bright, new year but this year, my goodness… This year. Where do I even begin?

Looking back on the photos from 2012 I can’t quite believe all that has happened and how much our lives have changed, in both big and small ways. We made new friends, welcomed Daisy to our little family, settled into a nice routine in Bendigo, then uprooted ourselves and moved again! We’ve contributed to a book, road tripped all the way up to Queensland and spent a few days on a sheep farm with family. We have spent many happy hours trawling through the flea markets and antique stores in Castlemaine and Daylesford, eaten countless hot chips in the park with friends and been on many long, rambling walks with our puppa. Of course there have also been rough parts, but on the whole it’s been a good year. A very good year.

This year has been a very big one in terms of personal growth for both Reuben and I. In 2013 our goals, dreams, values and ideals became clearer. Our vision for the future solidified. We practiced gratitude and patience and were filled with hope. Little by little we are becoming the people we want to be and building the life we dream of. We have huge plans and exciting changes instore for 2013, and we are both so excited for all that lies ahead of us.

Thank you so much for being a part of our journey in 2012. As the blog world grows and countless new voices join the party every day, the fact that you choose to spend a small part of your time visiting here does not go unappreciated. We feel so privleged to be allowed into your world, and we are truly grateful to have you in ours. We can’t wait to share the coming year here on House of Humble.

So Happy New Year friends!! Wishing you and yours a world of goodness in 2013. (I have a feeling this next year is going to be a great one!)

Katie x

PS Apologies for this post being so very (ridiculously) photo heavy, but how else can I summarise an entire year in just one small post?!

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Katie is a tea drinking, jewellery making, op-shopping daydreamer. Katie likes vintage dresses, Pictionary, doilies and colourful tights.


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30 Responses to “2012: The Year That Was”

  1. Jenn December 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Happy New Year!! This blog is currently one of my favorites, I love all the photos you guys share!

    • Katie
      Katie January 4, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      Oh, you are so kind Jenn! Thank you <3

  2. Nicole @ Treasure Tromp December 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    what a beautiful year. so grateful to have your blog to read!

  3. Tagg December 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Wow! I seriously love all your photos! Happy new year! 🙂


  4. Sophie Isobel December 31, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Happy New Year my dear friend! Have a most wonderful evening! Can’t wait to read all about your adventures in 2013.
    Much Love Sophie x

  5. Sarah @ Chantille Fleur December 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Have a happy new year! I hope that it brings with it your dreams xx

  6. lengsel December 31, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Happy new year! its been great following your blog 🙂

  7. being erica January 1, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    omgosh your pictures are just gorgeous. such a great year!


  8. Milynn January 1, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    Happy New Year! I hope this year will be one of the best for you both!

  9. Mary January 1, 2013 at 1:43 am #

    Absolutely lovely pictures and a great recap! Happy 2013!!

  10. Sabrina January 1, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    What lovely photos! Looks like you had an amazing year!


  11. hena tayeb January 1, 2013 at 3:24 am #

    That looks like a pretty great year… I like Ruben’s hair.
    You pets are living the good life.. they look so relaxed and happy 🙂
    and those nachos are insane!

  12. Rita@thissortaoldlife January 1, 2013 at 4:29 am #

    Love your beautiful photos–it must have been hard to choose! Haven’t been reading you long, but yours is one of the blogs I almost always click through to. (And when I don’t, it’s just about time.) Looking forward to seeing what the new year brings for you.

    • Katie
      Katie January 4, 2013 at 10:04 am #

      It WAS hard to choose! Haha! A year’s worth of photos is an awful lot 🙂

  13. Gina January 1, 2013 at 4:49 am #

    Happy New Year, Katie and Reuben!

    Syracuse, New York State

  14. Monica January 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Never apologise for being photo heavy, your photos are devine. I’m so glad i discovered you guys, you’ve quickly been added to my favourites bar! I have a feeling 2013 will be an amazing year. I hope all your dreams for the coming year come true.

    • Katie
      Katie January 4, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      Thank you very, very much Monica! We feel honoured to be included in your favourites bar!! x

  15. Cassie January 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    What a sparkly looking year you’ve had. It was a pleasure to look through your photos, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the next year turns out! I have to remember to take more photos in 2013 so I can remember all our great times.

  16. Meg January 2, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Happy New Year Katie and Reuben! Thanks for sharing those lovely photos . . . on NYE my partner and I wrote a list of all the awesome things from 2012 that we are grateful for . . . your photos are a stunning pictorial version of this idea . . . best wishes for a fab 2013 . . . Meg

  17. robbie January 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    HAPPY NEW YEAR KITTENS! i adore you both! here’s to a happy and healthy 2013.

  18. Maxabella January 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Happiest new year to you both! x

  19. caroline January 3, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    I absolutely love your photos!!!! You guys look so cute!!! Love the animals, the sun, all the great stuff you do!!! Happy New Year 2013 from NY!!!!! 😉

  20. Alana January 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    I always love reading your positive posts, hearing about your adventures and looking at your stunning photos. What a beautiful life you have both created. Happy new year Katie and Reuben.

  21. Viktorija January 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    wow, such a beautiful photos, I’m jealous what camera you have! I never can’t take sunset like that beautifuly.

    • Katie
      Katie January 4, 2013 at 10:00 am #

      Oh, thank you ever so much! We use a Nikon D3000 🙂

  22. Heather January 6, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    very happy to have found you, happy new year! Heather x

  23. Jenna Cooper January 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    You two never talk about your jobs! Where do you work? I’d love to hear about it.

    • Katie
      Katie January 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

      I’m actually working on a post that kind of covers this at the moment! I’ll be posting it later in the week 🙂

  24. Molleigh January 26, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I am completely in love with your way of life. You inspire me to appreciate the little things, and to get creative.


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