Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My top 5 Posts of 2011

I have only been blogging since April of this year, and it has proved to be a great adventure.  I never thought that anyone let alone many of you would like my little projects, but you did.  And it motivated me to do more and try new things.  There are still many things that I haven’t dipped my creative toes into yet.
Furniture painting is at the top of that list, and that’s what I plan to do in 2012.

But here is a look back at my top 5 posts of 2011.  I figured I only blogged for half a year, so I’d do only 5 favorites.
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My Thrifty Finds to Fall Décor was the biggest hit on the blog this year.  It was a combination of some really great garage sale finds and cheap Ikea mirror makeovers that created a fun Fall vignette.

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This Sweater and Burlap Wreath has become my #1 Pinterest favorite!  I couldn’t be more thrilled that people are still pinning this one every single day.  The funny thing about this wreath is that I made it last Fall, before I started blogging,  and didn’t really love it.  So, I just put it away in a coat closet.  One week this Fall I didn’t have a project to post, so I dug it out and posted a tutorial on how to make it.  Well, it was a hit, and it even got featured on a little blog named Tatertots and Jello!  Maybe you’ve heard of it?  Squeal!!!


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This Halloween wreath from upcycled leggings was a lot of fun!  I love the little t-shirt pom pom spider with the crazy eyes!  I like my Halloween décor to be kooky not spooky, so this fit the bill.

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My Dollhouse from Dollar Shelf was a hit with lots of moms with little girls, who play with tiny toys : )  It was such a fun and easy transformation using only spray paint, fabric, and a few upcycled items I had on hand.  The best part of all is that I made something special for my daughter to enjoy.


This last post- The Pink Cheeks is my favorite.  It’s my favorite, because it’s about me…and my daddy.  It didn’t get featured on any blogs or awarded for the wonderful writing.  But none of that matters, because I got to share something from my heart that I have only  learned to appreciate since my dad has passed away.  And sadly, it isn’t until we lose someone that we love that we come to appreciate the special things about that person.  It’s too late to tell them.  The moment has passed. 

I hope you've enjoyed my top 5 wrap-up.  I hope to be back with more fun projects in the new year!

Linking up to these great parties:

Top Projects 2011 at Southern Hospitality, Favorites from 2011 at Savvy Southern Style, Show me what ya got at Not just a housewife, Crafty, Scrappy, Happy me Thursday at Crafty Scrappy Happy, Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes, Sundae Scoop at I heart Naptime

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Good choices in my book. I liked all these as well. I am so glad you started blogging this year and am looking forward to all the fun stuff to come in 2012.


Great projects, loved all of them. It's fun looking back and seeing all that we accomplished. I've been blogging since April also, can you believe how far we've come! Love your idea. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best!

PS - now following you on GFC!