Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top 10 Posts of the Year

Happy two days after Christmas friends!  I hope you all had a merry, jolly time!  We're still sorting through the chaos, working hard on putting together giant lego sets, and starting to take down Christmas decorations.  I usually leave them up until after the New Year, but we are going on yet another trip!  I know right?!  We're crazy!  We leave today for Richmond, Virginia to visit our old neighbors (3rd house) who have surpassed best friends status and are now family.  We'll be back before the New Year.  I'm sure I'll have mountains of laundry to do, so I figured getting a head start on putting the decorations away would make coming home less of a bummer.  Thankfully, my North Pole closet makes putting the decorations away just as fun as pulling them out!

It's hard to believe it's already time to start recapping the year!  2012 went by SO fast!  Here are the top 10 posts of the year in chronological order.

As crazy as this might be, the post that took the top spot by more than double the number two post was Thinking Outside the Closet (Clothing Storage Ideas for Small Closet Owners).  Ummmm, apparently there are a lot of small closet owners out there?  Who knew?

clothing storage ideas for small closets

DIY Union Jack Pegboard Headboard

DIY Chalkboard Wall Calendar

wall sized chalkboard calendar

Window Box Bathroom Storage

window box bathroom storage

                photography tips for beginners

A Labor of Love - Kitchen Reveal

Pinterest Inspired Black Doors

My Don't Buy Word


My blog goal for 2013 is to do a better job of keeping the project gallery updated.  

Have you started taking Christmas down?  Or do you wait until after New Years?


  1. I just found your blog this year and am SO GLAD. Your living room has become my most favorite room ever. Seriously. But not in a creeper sort of way LOL. I LOVE your projects. My husband attempted to take down our Christmas tree before we went to bed on Christmas day! I was like, GRINCH. Well, it came down the next day, but I was okay with it. I was starting to want my house back to its "normal" state :) Glad you had a merry Christmas!

  2. Definitely exploring your photography tips now that I got a DSLR for Christmas!

    So funny you'll be in Richmond, that's where I am! Didn't realize you used to live here, though you may have told me at some point! :)

  3. Carmel, this round up is great. You know I am your biggest fan. Enjoy every minute of your trip and visiting your dear friends. And envious of your North Pole!!

  4. I feel like I just got Christmas UP, hate to think about putting it away but I know I'll be ready in the next few days. These are such great projects, as is each one you do! Have a fun trip!

  5. I take the Christmas decorations down on 12th night, January 6. This is a tradition in my family.

  6. I love your kitchen! Such great projects, too.

  7. what an amazing year you've had!!! i love it all!!! seriously!
    i am not even doing a recap... i need to get back to blogging next week but have a case of idontwanna-itis.

  8. Loved every single one of those projects!!! Happy New year, sweet friend!!

  9. I love everything - but those black doors are amazing!! Here's to a very creative 2013!


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