Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Fun--2012 Edition

Picture courtesy of Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

I am joining Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom in a review of the last blogging year. 2012 was by far my best blogging year yet! I wrote 2 1/2 more blog posts this year over last year, more than doubled my Followers and tripled the number of blog visits! Thank you to all my faithful readers! I have some new and fun things in store for 2013 but will take them one step at a time so I don't overwhelm myself--so easy to do!

So, the idea of this post is to do a year in review and share the first sentence of the first blog post of each month. I hope you enjoy! I know it will be fun for me to look back...


As I was looking over my Resolutions for last year and deciding what to do this year, I was surprised that I did as well as I did.

The fingerless mittens that never got finished:(

Oops! Looks like I took a month off! Shame on me! Will try NOT to do that in 2013!


I am sooo sorry I have been away so long! I didn't realize it had been over a month till I logged on to blog this morning! 

Our Stamping Club projects for February were sooo much fun! Even if the projects weren't fun it is great to get together with a group of ladies and visit!

My favorite Easter card! I might just make them again this year:)
Maybe change up the colors a bit!

I got a set of the Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Cards & Envelopes for free during Sale-a-bration. So, what to do with them.


Saturday I took my little camera out and was snapping more pictures of Spring:) The lilacs are starting to bloom out. They are sooo pretty.


I had a town day with my hubby on Monday! Lots we needed to do but got to do some fun stuff too like eat lunch at Olive Garden:)

My favorite doily pattern and I actually finished it!

This picture is of Buckwheat. My husband plants it as a cover crop in part of the garden to add nutrients to the soil.


My Happy Stampers meet TONIGHT and I am sooo excited for them to see the projects I have for them!

Another favorite card:)


Have you heard about Quinoa? 

I LOVE this card!!!


I have been a little slow getting around the last two days--granddaughter wore me out:) but it was worth every second! Yesterday I caught up on the laundry and did some dusting; today will be vacuuming, mopping and some clutter busting! 

A score from Pinterest! It makes me laugh every time I see it!

Welcome November! This year has just flown by! Where did it go?

Ahhh! Applesauce finished!

Welcome to the Sunday Night Chit-Chat initiated each Sunday by Carla at My 1/2 Dozen Daily.

I hope you enjoyed the trip down Memory Lane as much as I did! I had forgotten about some of the posts I had done and the projects I made! 2013 is a blank slate filled with possibilities and I look forward to having you share that journey with me.

Have a great and safe New Year's Eve! Mentioning New Year's Eve reminds me of my 7 year old granddaughter. She is quite the planner and staying up late is a really big deal for her. Well, tonight she will be staying up till MIDNIGHT and yes, she can do it even if her Gramma can't! The last few days she has been all about making it a party--food, movies, games--you name it! It will only be her, mommy and daddy but she will have the party goin' on anyway! Gotta love it!

See ya in 2013! Sorry, Sandra, I didn't make the Happy Homemaker Monday today but enjoyed reflecting on 2012! Thanks for the nudge:)



  1. Loved reading back on your posts of 2012, it's amazing how much we forget we've done until we go back and read :)

    I'm wishing you and your wonderful family a much blessed new year, hope it is filled with love, with joy and with health for you all.


    1. Thanks, Sandra! It was great fun! Thanks for the inspiration:)

  2. Love these posts!! I'm going to do mine soon as well! :)

    1. This really was fun! So glad Sandra got me started! I will look forward to reading yours soon.