Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Favorite Posts of 2013 + Thank You

2013 was naturally another big year for us as we gave birth to our second daughter, Summer, on May 5th. You can read about her birth HERE. I cannot believe she is already just about 8 months old. And, for four months last year we were just a family of three. We celebrated Ellie's second birthday and I cherished my one on one time with her before I gave birth. She was also potty trained at 23 months old. We also made a few furniture updates to Ellie's room. We have done so much in a year and I can't believe it's passed already. Here are my favorite posts of 2013 beginning with Ellie's nursery:
We updated our downstairs hallway: wallpaper, new light fixture, and wall art. I am still in love with the wallpaper and love showcasing Ellie's art in our kitchen. I also added the turquoise chalkboard frame and pictures on the opposite wall.
One of my favorite projects this year was this easy and affordable bulletin board and Anthropologie inspired push pins:
I painted this wooden toy storage box using Annie Sloan Paint for the first time:
 I ordered this large print for our great room. Still one of my favorites:
I have also updated the look of my blog and am still finalizing the finishing touches. I worked with Teach, Pray, Love Designs on Etsy. She was very affordable, was flexible in her design, and communicated every detail through email. I love that you can now view my recent Instagram photos on my sidebar, as well as my recent Pins. If you move your mouse over the image it will expand. Another favorite feature is my new pink "pin it" hover button on each image. You can also follow me on different social media with a one button click. I currently use Bloglovin' to follow my favorite blogs and definitely recommend the site. You can click on the "heart" button to follow me.

Blogging is one of my passions and it's a creative outlet outside of being a stay at home Mom. It's also a way of documenting my interests and family life. I have expanded my blog into more of a lifestyle blog this year instead of just focusing on home decor. Since I now have two children I have many more interests than decorating, such as favorite finds, fitness, recipes, and style. I have incorporated weekend recaps and "five on Friday" posts, as well as recent purchases (always a fun topic). Thank you so much for reading and I appreciate every post comment and email!

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