Kimba Likes 2012 : The Year That Was

Kimba LIkes Eaglereach Wilderness Resort

January 2012

I kicked off my Lifestyle Rehab, which involves taking charge of my life after years of chronic illness.  We met some friendly kangaroos at Eagle Reach Eco Resort, and I read George R R Martin all month long.

jai ho 3

February 2012

The Gorgeous Girls performed a Bollywood Flash Mob for Linda’s 40th.  Oh yes, we did!

The beautiful Betsey Bicyle made her way into my life, and I made some accessory storage.

March 2012

I participated in Sparkle Dare and bought a condom dress, along with half of the female population of Australia.

Boyo Spa Bali

April 2012

We visited Bali, where Boyo became a spa devotee, as well as turning 8 years old.  I became an inaugural Fox in Flats Top 50 Style Dare Blogger.

Bride Laughing

May 2012

In May, I was thankful for my magician aka cleaner, introduced the fabulous Leaf & Feather designs made by a gorgeous friend of mine and discussed how I relax.  Um, I don’t.  The Kimba Likes Lexicon was born, thanks to She’s Sonic from Shop Me Chic.  I guest posted for Fox in Flats about online shopping.

Love my Boyo

Love my Boyo

June 2012

I realised that I was thankful for being just the way we are, and I started planning for my inaugural blogging experience – Blogopolis 2012.  Boyo and I reviewed Ice Age 4 and Brave, and I guest posted for B Being Cool on makeup.

spring fling shoes

July 2012

I introduced the new love of my life – my Clarks Original Liberty print desert boots, and discovered I’d been brushing my teeth incorrectly.  For years.  Til I’d polished off large slabs of my enamel.  I guest posted for Redcliffe Style, and introduced my Rules for Op Shop Shoes – ewwwww!


August 2012

August is all about the Festival of Kimba, the annual celebration of my birth.  Redcliffe Style guest posted for me and I attended Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival as a guest of Sportscraft.  I guest posted for Styling You on skin pigmentation.


September 2012

I was grateful for an unexpected day off, had a rock chick date night and a family reunion in Christchurch.

Zombie Vampire makeup

October 2012

October was all about rocking on with my frock on for Frocktober.  I was very proud to nearly crack my target with $481 raised for ovarian cancer research.  I made a classic trifle and a zombie vampire – clearly multitalented.


November 2012

After the excitement of Frocktober, I flew straight into Bagvember with gusto.  Shamefully, I own more than 30 bags and was able to carry a different one every day.  I introduced some of my favourite shops, like Bella Emporio and Meshh Byron Bay.  I guest posted for Shop Me Chic on Xmas gift ideas for our bloke folk, and drooled over Sinnamon handmade indulgent biscuits.  My blog celebrated her first birthday.

 December 2012

I made Rosewater Vanilla cake pops, attended Xmas parties and shared our family story of the birds and the bees.  I found some shorts that I could wear in public.  Oh, and one more thing – I became a Brown Sugar Brand Ambassador!


Merry Xmas and here’s cheers for 2013!

xxx Love from Kimba Likes xxx



  • Rita - 27 December 2012 - 9.40 am

    I love your style Kimba and how gorgeous you looked in this Bollywood dress! I love coming here and have tips and tricks on fashion.ReplyCancel

  • Danya Banya - 22 December 2012 - 7.45 am

    What a great year! Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and looking forward to reading you in 2013!

  • Kelly HTandT - 21 December 2012 - 10.50 pm

    You’ve had a wonderful year Kim-Marie, and I’ve enjoyed following it!
    Thank you for the smiles, laughs and inspiration in 2012. Looking forward to reading you in 2013. Wishing you a safe and happy festive season xReplyCancel

  • Janet from Redland City Living - 21 December 2012 - 7.38 pm

    What a great year! Look forward to reading more in 2013. Have a lovely Christmas xxxReplyCancel

  • Sophie Allen - 21 December 2012 - 6.15 pm

    You always have the -best- outfits and look so glamourous. And you have been so busy all over the blogosphere and beyond!ReplyCancel

  • bbeingcool - 21 December 2012 - 5.05 pm

    What a super year you have had! Awesome! So glad to be part of it!ReplyCancel

  • zanni at heartmama - 21 December 2012 - 3.23 pm

    What a lovely year! I live near byron and don’t know Meshh. Shameful I know. X ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Wernicke - 21 December 2012 - 3.00 pm

    What a huge year!! I have loved following your blogging journey. I can’t believe Blogopolis wasn’t mentioned :). Have a wonderful Christmas. Rachel xxReplyCancel

  • Grace - 21 December 2012 - 1.04 pm

    Woot! You’re so stylin’ it! Loved following all your gorgeous dresses during Frocktober! Have a fab Xmas and look forward to following you in the new year. Hopefully with some IRL catch ups too! xReplyCancel

  • Tracey @ Bliss Amongst Chaos - 21 December 2012 - 12.17 pm

    Well, I can see I’ve been missing out on some great stuff! My blog isn’t quite a year old, and although I have seen the name ‘Kimba Likes’ around the place, I haven’t actually paid a visit until now, which is obviously very much my loss!
    Good luck with 2013 and Brown Sugar! I’ll certainly be watching and reading!

    Merry Christmas 🙂


  • Lisa - 21 December 2012 - 11.27 am

    fantastic year kimba! I didn’t realise your blog is only a year old. Great inspiration for this newbie blogger.ReplyCancel

  • mumabulous - 21 December 2012 - 10.32 am

    Thanks for adding a touch of glamour to my year. All the best to you, Boyo and the Welshman for Christmas. May 2013 by super stylish.ReplyCancel

  • SubversiveReader - 21 December 2012 - 9.09 am

    Sounds like a great year – looking forward to following you into 2013 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nikki | Styling You - 21 December 2012 - 8.04 am

    Beautiful, amazing year Kim-Marie xxReplyCancel

  • ColoursofSunset - 21 December 2012 - 7.51 am

    Amazing year for you Kimba!! Here’s to 2013 being even bigger and better!ReplyCancel

  • Lydia Lee - 21 December 2012 - 7.23 am

    Wow! What a successful year! Was intrigued by grace’s condom dress comment so glad all was explained here…I missed it first time round (won’t say what I was thinking!!)ReplyCancel

  • Catherine RodieBlagg - 21 December 2012 - 6.50 am

    You’ve had a very successful year, all those guest posts were awesome and can’t wait to see your work as a Brown Sugar Ambassador! Glad we got a chance for a catch up and looking forward to seeing you again in the new year. Lots of love xxReplyCancel

  • Cathy - 21 December 2012 - 6.42 am

    Congrats on a busy and successful year! I never realised you wrote a guest post about online shopping…I’ve written a few of those this year so just clicked over to read yours 🙂 I’m online shopping mad hence the revival of my shopping guide blog. Looking forward to reading more from you in the coming year!ReplyCancel

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