Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top Projects of 2011

Wow, looking back on 2011, I'm pretty pleased!  We completed a TON of household projects, so just in case you're new around here or you missed anything, I'll take you back down memory lane in chronological order...

Looking back, I've grown so much into blogging in the past year.  I didn't really do anything original until March (must fix this for this for 2012) when I reorganized my jewelry with things I already had...


Then I finally showed you my kitchen makeover from summer 2010...


We purchased a new couch after 1.5 YEARS of Craigslist hunting!


I made my first attempt at a gallery wall in our reading nook...


We removed half of our popcorn ceilings - the other half will happen hopefully before January is over - hooray!!


I made over a little something from Goodwill in true "White Elephant" style...


I updated 2 Goodwill lamps for our family room...


I made over these pillows, and also these ones, and even did a knock off of some West Elm pillows...




I re-organized out laundry room with some help from IKEA...


I completed my most popular project ever - the IKEA hack known as my chevron lazy susan...


I tore our pantry apart and re-organized it...


Then I tore everything out again to paint the pantry...


I made some yummy things here, here, and here  (see the recipes tab at the top for a full list - even I was surprised at how many there were!!).




I painted a side table for our family room...


I FINALLY learned how to use a few different photo editing softwares...


I took you on a family room tour and showed off my hemmed curtains...


I completed perhaps my favorite project of the year - my Fall Wreath!


I made my most-pinned project - a mod-podge canvass for my friend's baby...


I took you on a tour of our master bathroom, and then promptly ripped out the tub...


And I finally did a little post about what Christmastime looks like at our house...



Wow, what a full year it has been!  I'm setting some goals, tying up loose ends, and hopefully when I'm through I can share where I'm hoping 2012 will take us.  And while I'm at it... a HUGE "Thank you!" to EVERY SINGLE person who reads here.  I never dreamed how much I would love blogging, and while I think I would still do it even if no one read, the fact that you take time out of your day to spend here makes me beyond grateful.  Your comments and love throughout the year gave me the push to do a lot of the things I've shown you here today and over the last year.  Thanks for an amazing 2011, and happy last Wednesday of the year, friends!

9 comments:

  1. Love the recap! Looks like you had a fantastic year. I love your living room and your Goodwill elephant by the way :)

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  2. Wow! You sure have been busy :) I think I'm going to attempt a gallery wall soon in our house - but I'll have to finish the kitchen first.

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  3. I love how blogging is like a little house journal. Can't wait to see what you and Ted do in 2012!

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  4. Wow! You've accomplished a lot this year. I love your color scheme - I am a blue and green girl myself. =) Those pillows you made are adorable and I really want to copy your green chevron lazy susan!

    I'm your newest follower. =)

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  5. Very cool! I love those pillows especially! You got a lot done this year!

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  6. Oh my, you were one busy girl this year! I'd love to get rid of the popcorn ceilings in my house, but I don't see my husband going along with that, ha! Probably because he knows he would be stuck doing most of the work. :-)

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  7. What a great year! And really productive. I'm most impressed with the popcorn ceiling removal. That is such a painful project bit so worth it. Here's to a fabulous 2012.

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  8. You have been a busy girl! Absolutely love the reading nook and laundry room makeover. Cheers to 2012, April!

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  9. Wow, busy doesn't begin to describe it! Great job, loving the chevron lazy susan (brilliant) and definitely the canvas (pinning that).

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