29 December 2011

Best of 2011

Sometimes when blogging, you get so wrapped up in all of the other great posts you are reading of mind blowing projects that you get down on yourself.  You think you don't post enough, or when you do post, they are nothing in comparison to blogs with five and seven thousand followers with book deals.  That is why I love this post idea so much.  It gives you a chance to look back at your year (my 1st year in blogging) and see that you really have worked your bottom off!
Here's what kept me busy in 2011!  (All photos link back to the original post)
I debuted by 1st major project with my Pottery Barn Hundi Light Knock Off.
I got creative and turned an Ikea Ribba Frame into a shadow box for this skeleton key.
I jumped head first on the trend train of decorating this spring with my original farm ladder.
I won a major contest with my tutorial on how to stencil curtains.
I tackled another Pottery Barn Knock Off when I made this faux clock.
We got all personal in June when I posted about our extra jobs and our little family!
Big month!  We redid our guest room with the hot and trendy faux board and batten look and put up a hallway gallery wall.
In one marathon night, one of my students and I crafted up all of her dorm room decor.
In September, a new obsession began.  Milk glass!
I splurged on live decor with these bold pumpkins used in my tablescape.
I wrote my 1st sponsored post for Plaid Craft Paints and Martha Stewart where I made this Christmas Typography rug.
This Christmas, I decorated with fresh garland that I beefed up with some free tree trimmings.
When I look back at my Home Goals 2011 post, I know that there are a few things that I didn't get to in 2011, but I think I squeezed in a few more projects than originally projects.  Somehow, in my twisted mind, this balances out to me.  Bring on 2012!

Look back at your year...I know you accomplished great things!

Linked up at Southern Hospitality Blog.



  1. you accomplished so much and had so many great projects this year. i still love your curtains and gallery wall so so much. happy new year!

  2. You have done so much this year! I especially love the wall gallery. Very nice!

  3. Great post! Love all the projects you have worked on. We need to get together soon and sew ;)

  4. Fabulous stuff!! I can't decide on just one favorite.... The curtains and frame wall are fighting for top slot. :) Great summary of creative accomplishments.

  5. Such great projects in 2011! Can't wait to see what you do in 2012! Love your gallery wall, the curtains, guest bedroom... I could keep going here. :)

  6. Congrats on your accomplishments this year! Great projects.

  7. Love this! I'm your newest follower from southern hospitality! Happy New Year- Stop by for a visit!!

  8. Fabulous, fabulous projects Heather! You've done a lovely job in your home!

  9. You surely had a nice year... looking forward to what more you come up with in 2012... happy blogging!!


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