Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, my darlings! I can’t believe it’s already 2011, can you? It’s the future! :) I hope everyone has a wonderful, wonderful year in store, full of unexpected surprises and delights.

I’d love to take a quick look back over the past year, which has been a big one…

Last year at this time, we had just announced that we were expecting a baby, and we were only a few days away from finding out that it was a boy. How our lives have changed since then! If you’re in the mood to read back through the archives, here are a few posts, which I hope you’ve enjoyed, about…

Pregnancy, like belly shots, breastfeeding and our birth story

Babies, like nursery inspiration, baby portraits, and all about Toby

Photography, like Mick Jagger, bubbles, Paris and kissing

Food, like banana bites, grilled cheese and cookies

Home decor, like an indoor trapezeback gardens and our apartment tour

Art, like an espresso print, painted people, and frame walls

Design, like book coversmap quilts and animal boxes

Fashion, like grey trenchestomboys and autumnal trends

Funny things, like tourist lanes and napping adventures and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Travel, like an Iceland escape, sea lions, a treehouse hotel, and bicycle rush hour

And a smattering of random other things, like personal posts about my family and marriageThe Shining (re-imagined), Halloween costumes, and a short film that will break your heart.

Thank you again for a wonderful year! I’m so grateful that you’re here. Very much looking forward to a fun 2011 together. xoxo

  1. Happy New Year Joanna! Hope 2011 is an unreal one for you and your family. Thanks for all your great posts. Anna x

  2. Hey Joanna!
    Happy new year to you and your beautiful family! May this year be filled with lots of luck, love and happiness!
    I’m a fellow blogger from India ( )and I just thought I would take this oppurtunity to thank you for all the inspirational compilation of things you put up! :)

  3. Just wanted to wish you a happy new year lovely – may it be filled with adventures, fun and sitting still eating cheese! xx

  4. Hilarious, it looks like they’re doing tai chi by the leaning tower of Pisa!

  5. Happy New Year!

  6. I went to Iceland last year, and it was the best thing I ever did in my life, other than saying “Yes” to my husband, and getting married.

    I highly recommend you go one day, if you haven’t already.

    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

  7. dear joanna….
    you bring so much joy to the blog world…
    i have so truly enjoyed your journey this year and
    aren’t we blessed to have such amazing love in our lives??
    peace and happiness to you in 2011….
    xx pam

  8. Happy New Year!

  9. happy new year! your blog is one of the first ones i ever stumbled upon and i still read it religiously. i love your year in review! have an amazing year!

  10. Oh my goodness I just ready your birthing story and started to tear up myself. It brought back such sweet memories of bringing my two little one’s into the world. My favorite part of the whole experience was hearing that first cry. That’s when you realize that you love this little person more than you’ve ever loved anything else in your life. AMAZING! Thanks for sharing all that you do.


    The Cheeky Cafe

  11. What a terrific 2010 – and an even better 2011 :) Happy new year!

  12. What a fabulous year with so many great posts & rad giveaways! Cheers to 2011! xo.

  13. Happy new year! Keep up with the awesomeness :D

  14. Have an amazing 2011!

  15. It’s been such a great year, with good and bad things, but 2011 will be much better, as I will become a mom for the first time. Thanks for all your lovely advice and info in you blog! I wish you the best for you and your lovely family in this new year. Nina

  16. *muah!*

    love your blog sweetie. thanks for sharing with us. happy new year!

  17. Happy New Year to you & your adorable little family, Joanna!

  18. aw, thank you everyone :) and alicia, i actually just did that myself by cutting and pasting images from the web, haha! :)

  19. Joanna! Happy New Year! Beautiful post on the past year’s reflections!
    All the best!
    Jamie Herzlinger

  20. Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us, especially little Toby. Looking forward to all that 2011 brings.

  21. Happy New Year to you as well!!! One day I’ll make it to go & see the leaning tower, and when I do, I’ll be determined NOT to do that pose!!

  22. Happy 2011, cheers!!! :)

  23. Dear Joanna,

    This is my first comment, though I’ve been reading your inspirational posts for almost two years now. I’ll be honest with you, I cannot be more jealous of the first picture of your Happy New Year post. Stunning indeed. I wish your happiness never cease to shine through your blog.

    all the very best,

  24. I would so much love to have a giant canvas of that frogs and snails and puppy dog tails picture for my son’s bedroom! Is there a place to purchase that print?

  25. Amazing round-up and a wonderful reminder as to why “A Cup of Joe” is a fave on my daily blogroll!

  26. Happy New year!
    Lovely pictures…

  27. This is a great recap of your blog over the past year! I wish you all the best in 2011 xo

  28. love this post :)
    wish you all the best in 2011!

  29. happy new year!

  30. Happy new year from Toulouse, south of France ! Thanks a lot for everythings, it’s a pleasure to read to you everyday…Kisses

  31. Thank you so much Joanna
    All the best to you and your sweet family. Thank you for all the inspiration!!

    All the best

  32. Thank you so much for a fabulous year of following your blog and allowing us all to discover amazing things adn people and places all over the world through you. I really appreciate it!

  33. First time here… very impress, i’ll be back :-)

    happy New Year


  34. Love it! Can’t wait for another year of awesome posts!!

    Happy 2011!

  35. beautiful blog!!! i don’t comment enough, but i tune in every single day and i especially loved your nursing in pubic story! So chic, beautiful and non-judgmental. I hope that in 2011 I learn to turn what I love into what I do, and as gracefully as you have done!


  36. Cheers!! Happy new year.

  37. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

  38. love your round-up! happy happy new year!

  39. Happy New Year, Cup of Jo! Best wishes to you, Alex, and Toby : ) LL

  40. Toby is so cute! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  41. ★ Happy New Year ! ★
    May all your dreams come true

  42. I’ve just worked out that I’ve been reading your blog for about three years! Wow, how time just flies! I enjoy your blog so much and always find inspiration from your posts. Keep up the great blogging and thank you for bringing style, class and beauty to all your readers! Happy New Year!! xoxo

  43. Hi J. I just discovered your blog today. Happy New Year to you and yours.

    I loved reading about your honeymoon in Italy (we are considering going there in the Fall), wedding and birth story. Happy, happy.

    Wishing you all the best,

  44. Thank you for introducing us to so many cool and beautiful things ~ you are definitely a daily cup of jo I never miss!

    Happy 2011 to you and your beautiful family!

  45. ♫•*¨*•.¸¸•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.

    Hi Joanna, I’m blog-hopping today and visiting people I’ve never met. Wishing you a Happy New Year!


  46. Cheers to 2011!

  47. Happy new year and thank you for sharing a very nice blog with us all.

  48. thanks for sharing your fantastic year with us!
    hope you have a fun and inspiring 2011!

  49. Happy new year, Joanna! It was great “spending” 2010 with you :)…looking forward to a wonderful 2011! xo

  50. Happy new year!!! Thanks for the constant inspiration. xx

  51. Happy New Year Jo!!
    Kisses from Madrid, Spain!!

  52. hehe good summary of 2010.. i pretty much clicked “open in new tab” for almost all of your links! had to stop myself :) happy new year!

  53. happy new year, joanna! I hope 2011 is a joyous year for you and your family :)

  54. I found your blog in 2010. Hooray! Let’s see what 2011 brings ;)

  55. happy new year, jo!

  56. Happy New Year to you as well! May it be filled with beauty and joy.

  57. Happy new year to you, as well!
    I loved the espresso print and the Icelandic island…

  58. We hope you can complete all your resolutions.

    Happy New Year! ♥♥

    Mariana and Paula

  59. Happy new year :)

    I’ve liked your blog for a long time so I wanted to say hi ^^ and that the short film intended to break my heart did so :(

    Have a great year :)

  60. you guys are so sweet, thank you so much xoxo

  61. Feliz new year Joanna,

  62. Happy New Year Joanna. What a lovely round-up of the year on your blog. Can’t wait to keep reading in 2011.


  63. the picture at the leaning tower of pisa is too good!

    happy 2011!

  64. hi! happy new year! just found your lovely blog via an apple a day… love your recap post :) lots of inspiration

  65. Happy New Year Joanna! Thank you for making a summary of the past year, it’s so good to have a look at my favourite posts again and remembering what they inspired me! I wish you to have a 2011 even better than 2010! xo

  66. happy new year joanna! you’ve taken me to so many great places by word, photo, and link… i’m so grateful! xo!

  67. Happy 2011 !! Hope it is a great year for everyone. Thanks for the daily inspiring posts.



  68. Happy New Year to you!!

    The photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa made me laugh….we have photos of us doing the same thing the other summer!! I didn’t want to but I couldn’t resist…well, everyone else was doing it!! LOL!

  69. now THIS is a new year post that is written by the real you :)

  70. Happy New Year, Joanna! I’m excited to see what 2011 has up it’s sleeve for everyone – I have a feeling it is going to be a beautiful year!
    cheers! xoxo

  71. Isn’t it amazing how much changes in a year. I love new years for reflections.

  72. Thank you for making our days so much happier and stylish. Your blog really has spurred a new wave of bloggers who just want to blog about inspiring things. Thanks for being who you are.


  74. Joanna, you have shared so much and inspired me beyond…all the best always!

    Happy New Years!

    Art by Karena

  75. happy new year joanna!! i think i can honestly say i’ve read every post this year, and they’ve all been so wonderful! xoxo, katie.

  76. Here’s to a wonderful 2011 at cup of jo! I can’t wait to read even more lovely posts! xx

  77. Joanna you put the Jo in Joy!!! thanks for that, and posting happy inspirational things all the time.

    May you and your family have a super 2011~!
    love Gillian

  78. Happy New Year, Joanna.


    Susan & GG