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 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?

 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:

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


  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!

  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

  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.

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

  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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