I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with friends and family!
We sure did! We didn't do any traveling this year which was really nice. I've been taking a bit of a blog break with the kids being out of school. September through December is an incredibly busy time so a little down time was in order.
This break was in order for me to unwind and revive for the upcoming new year! I can't believe it is almost 2014!!!!
I'm close to 1-1/2 years of blogging and have learned a lot along the way. I've also made some wonderful friends as well from fellow bloggers to YOU…my readers. I appreciate your support and getting to know you! I am looking forward to the year ahead!
In reflection, I've taken a look at my stats and wanted to share with you My Top Ten Projects of 2013!
My Quick and Easy Knitted Infinity Scarf has been my highest viewed post and it has only been live since November 22nd! It has actually been a hit with my daughter's friends. She gifted yarn that she picked out for all of her friends with a note that I was knitting this for them! Needless to say, I've been a knitting fool. I'm just about finished with the third and have 4 more to go! I can finish one in about 3 nights of TV knitting. If you know how to knit and purl, this is a simple scarf!
This project was one that I was a little iffy about! My husband thought I was nuts….No-Sew Drop Cloth Curtains! We were all surprised! They look so tailored and hang beautifully! I'll definitely be making these again. The great thing is that the toile fabric is attached with the drapery hooks so nothing is permanent!
Painting Mismatched Picture Frames with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and the Santa Gallery Wall were fun. I still have my kids take a yearly Santa picture at the same studio! The frames became so numerous that it was a challenge trying to find a place to put them each Christmas. I decided to do the gallery wall upstairs to enjoy them year around!
I really enjoy decorating our porches with thrift store furniture. Painting Thrift Store Furniture with the right paint and prep can give furniture years of beautiful use without spending a fortune!
This was my first coffee filter craft projects and wow! Once put together, you'd never know it was made with coffee filters. I'll definitely be making more Coffee Filter Wreaths.
My mom found this $15 desk at a yard sale. We thought it would look fabulous in my son's bedroom and it does! Annie Sloan chalk paint is such a pleasure to work with. This antique desk has been one of my favorite painting projects!
Hanging a Gallery Wall is so much easier if you use a template!
I am loving this Goodwill Mirror turned into a chalkboard. I have been using it for seasonal chalk art.
Now this isn't exactly a project, but my family loves this Beefy Tortellini soup! It is great on a cold night with crusty French bread.
This is just my Top 10 projects from 2013. It doesn't include the various room and home tours from the year. You can find them HERE. A few of my top posts were Christmas related, but I am sure you are all over Christmas crafts! I decided to leave those out! My project gallery can be found HERE.
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Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style
Friday: French Country Cottage, My Repurposed Life, Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday, Common Ground, The Charm of Home, Rooted in Thyme,Imparting Grace, Keep Calm and Link Up, at the picket fence – Inspiration Fridays, My Romantic Home – Show and Tell Friday, Craftberry Bush – Inspiration Gallery Friday, SnapCreativity – Show and TellBuffer