Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 in Review

I keep seeing all these "year in review" posts, so I suppose I should go ahead and do one too.  Life has been busy for us, but I really feel like we've settled into a wonderful routine of friends and school and family.  We're at peace in our home right now and I love that.

When I started this blog post, I was thinking I wouldn't have that much to link in my review, but that is not the case!  Whew, I did a lot!  I'm making myself tired just thinking about it.  I don't know if the next year will have as many ambitious projects in it.

I spent a lot of time reading, 61 books this year!   In May, I began reviewing books for Bethany House and Tyndale Publishers...to see those reviews, click here.

I redid many of the walls and even some of the rooms in our home, as well as a few painting projects.  Click on the photos to see details. 

***Art and Fabric Projects***


 


The most popular post on this blog is a tutorial on cleaning mini blinds.  It still gets hits every day...who'd a thought it?
 

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 I showed you where I do most of my creating...glamorous isn't it?
 


I even blogged about a jam recipe I did.  It was pretty popular, so I'm hoping to do a few more of those this next year.

 


I guess we should all open our arms to 2013!  I was going to say I can't wait to see what it has in store for us, but I realize that it's better all the way around if I wait for it to gently flow over me as it comes rather than wanting a torrent of excitement.  Excitement and intensity is overrated. ;)


 Linking to:
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I Gotta Try That!
Show me what you got @ Our Delightful Home
 Treasure Hunt Thursdays @ FromMyFrontPorchToYours
Time Travel Thursday @ The Brambleberry Cottage 
 Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tater Tots and Jello

5 comments:

  1. Wow! You did do a lot last year. I love these kinds of posts, I am working on mine today. I am impressed with the 61 books you read - that's something I'd like to do more of in the coming year. I'm headed over to see your post on mini-blinds - I missed it and it's my least favorite chore. :)

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Wow you do so much and especially for a home schooling mother of five it's really amazing. You have the gift from God I'm sure. It seems I have read 87 books this year, I have two Kindles in the family we each have one. Now I'm finding serial books on Kindle which are kind of fun as a new section comes out in a couple weeks. The best to you this new year. We're having rain here and high winds for days. Nan

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  3. How creative. They are all so wonderful!

    Already your follower hopping by, blogging @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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  4. You have got some great project there. Love the turquoise/teal dresser. Beautiful. Glad you shared on I Gotta Try That.
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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  5. Wow! I love your light fixture and so many other things you have done! Pinning lots and now following you!

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