Whoa, where do I begin? 2012 was more than I could have imagined in hopes for this little ol’ blog and my home transformation. And you don’t really realize what you have actually accomplished until you do a little review, right? So here’s a recap of my favorite projects from 2012….

——————- FURNITURE ——————- 

annie-sloan-chalk-paint-old-whiteSewing Desk Makeover
No, I still haven’t learned how to sew. Let’s just say I’ll be putting this on my bucket list for 2013.

barcelona orange corner tableBarcelona Orange Corner Table
Not everyone is a fan of orange, but I absolutely love this corner table makeover that I completed this past year with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

wood icing accent tableWood Icing Kitchen Accent Table
This is my absolute favorite furniture makeover project of this past year. It was my first time using a product called Wood Icing and I completely fell in love with the look.

craft-room-bunting-and-peg-boardsCraft Room Desk
I couldn’t find a craft desk to my specifications (and budget) so I decided to build one myself. 10 feet long, lots of storage and workspace. Yep, my dream desk.

milk-paint-table-miss-mustard-seedMilk Paint Foyer Credenza
My first furniture makeover using Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint.

——————- ROOM MAKEOVERS ——————- 

master-bedroom-makeoverMaster Bedroom Makeover
We gave our master bedroom a makeover on a budget with a new accent wall, bedspread and accessories. Quite the before and after transformation.

craft-room-makeoverCraft Room Makeover
Ah, finally my own space to work and craft including a brand new desk and flooring we installed ourselves using Flor carpet tiles.

mud-room-makeoverLaundry Room Makeover
Fresh painted walls, hook system for coats and bookbags, stenciled washer and dryer, new shelving, artwork and rug. Not too shabby for a mud room/laundry room.

white kitchen cabinet makeoverKitchen Cabinet Makeover
My favorite makeover of the year! It’s simply amazing what a coat of paint can do for old builder grade oak cabinets. It doesn’t even feel like the same kitchen anymore!

——————- FAVORITE CRAFTS ——————- 

stl-cardinals-baseball-wreath1Baseball Wreath
I’m a baseball girl so this wreath is proudly displayed on my front door from about April until October.

canvas-photo-mod-podge-printsMod Podge Canvas Photo Prints
I wanted to do something extra special with these photographs of my daughter. Some canvas boards and a little Mod Podge definitely brought them to life!

vintage-necklace-pendants-completeVintage Inspired Pendant Necklaces
I created these graphics myself for some vintage-inspired pendant necklaces. Still love wearing these!

WINTER pinecone wreathWinter Pinecone Wreath
When Christmas is over, this is my favorite wreath for the front door. Also looks great on my dining room table with a tall silver candle in the center!

stenciled-washer-dryer1Stenciled Washer and Dryer
Yep, here’s the project that started the whole laundry room makeover.

book-pages-burlap-flower-vase5 Minute Book Pages Vase
5 minute project that that turns trash into treasure? Yes please.


summer camp scavenger huntNature Scavenger Hunt
This was my kiddo’s favorite outdoor activity from this past year. Great for any season!

Spring-Bucket-List2Spring Bucket List
Spring definitely makes you want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. My Spring Bucket List was a free printable I created to mark some things off your list. (I also created a Fall Bucket List and a Christmas Bucket List).

ladybug birthday party montageLadybug Birthday Party Free Printables
I created a bunch of birthday printables this year, including themes like ladybugs, owls, cupcakes, pirate, firetruck and bumblebees.

thanksgiving-subway-artThanksgiving Subway Art Printable
Subway art is one of my new favorite holiday decorations. I created this one for Thanksgiving, and additional ones for Fall, Halloween and Christmas.

cookie-exchange-free-printablesCookie Exchange Free Printables
And one of my favorite printables from this past year was a set for a Holiday Cookie Exchange including recipe cards, voting cards and an invitation.

——————- RECIPES ——————- 

honey-bbq-meatloaf-recipeHoney BBQ Meatloaf
I’m not te best chef in the world, but I’m good at following my grandma’s recipes, like this one for Honey BBQ Meatloaf. Delicious!

stuffed-croissant-appetizerStuffed Croissant Appetizer
This is one of my favorite appetizers to bring to parties and family events.Four simple ingredients and just a few minutes prep time.

ranch-dijon-chickenRanch & Dijon Chicken
This is one of my hubby’s favorite recipes and a monthly staple in our house.

low-carb-chicken-salad1Low Carb Chicken Salad
‘m a huge fan of chicken salad and this is great to make with leftover chicken from last night’s dinner. Low carb too (great for New Year’s resolutions!).

raspberry-lemonade-recipe-pitcherRaspberry Lemonade Recipe
nd while we still have a little bit of time before the summer season, this Raspberry Lemonade recipe is one of my favorites!


Thanks again for all the love and support in 2012.
I have a bunch of exciting projects coming down the pike and I can’t wait to share them with you.

And if you want to see everything I’ve done since Day 1,
take a look at my Project Gallery for more fun stuff.

December in Review

Wow, did December fly by or what? I can’t believe Christmas is already over and it’s almost time to ring in the new year.  I have to admit, I didn’t get a lot of projects completed this month with all the holiday chaos, but there’s great things to come in 2013!

christmas jingle bells wreathJingle Bells Wreath


handmade ornament christmas ornament exchangeHandmade Christmas Ornament 


easy chicken enchiladasSo Good Chicken Enchiladas


beveled NOEL letter displayBeveled NOEL Letter Display


painted dutch boy chestPainted 5-Drawer Nursery Chest


kitchen-white-painted-cabinets1I shared my updated Home Goals from 2012


front-porch-full-makeoverAnd an exciting announcement… Our house is on the market!


I have to admit, putting the house up for sale and keeping up with the cleaning and showings has been very time consuming! But I’ve been able to sneak in a couple of projects here and there, plus have some exciting things coming down the pike. Can’t wait to show you what I have planned for 2013!