2016! What a year, terrible in some areas but also good in some others. And before this year comes to an end this weekend I wanted to just have a moment and reflect on it. This might be also great for some new followers who haven’t seen everything or for you my old friends who have missed some things here and there.
2016 Favorite Tips and Projects
starting in January 2016: 1. striped brass chair makeover | 2. a little desk makeover | 3. tips to make annual photo books | 4. cutting our sofa in half | 5. my stair refinishing tips | 6. How I decorate on a budget | 7. updating my tiles with stickers | 8. master bathroom makeover | 9. striped concrete porch (painting crisp lines) | 10. pink dresser makeover and the perfect shades of pink | 11. striped washi tape mirror makeover | 12. my Ikea decorating tips (one of my most popular posts of 2016!) | 13. my pom-pom tips and tricks | 14. DIY wood bead chandelier | 15. stool makeover | 16. DIY tassels made from my old couch | 17. DIY fringe jeans Chindi rug pillows | 18. my daughter’s easy sad harlequin costume | 19. Halloween porch | 20. DIY abstract art video for beginners | 21. Mop head yarn art wall hanging | 22. How to hang plates (video) | 23. girl’s bedroom moodboard | 24. basement update and storage solution | 25. poster board snowflakes with download | 26. easy mixed media pinecone artwork | 27. my affordable flower arranging ideas and tips |
favorite 2016 Home Tours
And some of my favorites
- Going colorful for the summer on our patio (click HERE)
- My favorite new big plant for my summer home tour (click HERE)
- Adding all the blue jeans and thistle for my fall tour (click HERE)
I was so honored to be in the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker Issue (click HERE to read more)
And I made it to a Czech magazine and you can read more HERE. So strange seeing yourself in a magazine with a language you can’t understand.
most liked photo on Pinterest and Instagram
It was hands down a photo of our bedroom and you can see more HERE.
I added my art as downloadable files to my Etsy shop and you can see it all by clicking HERE.
Or you can see my 2016 Etsy shop favorites by clicking HERE.
I actually love writing these shop posts because I get to browse.
I’m scared of 2017 is an understatement. I can say one thing for sure though, 2016 was a good blog year again even though that all of us bloggers are struggling with a shift in blogging and the fact that pageviews are dropping. All of us bloggers are trying to figure out what is next and some of us (me included) can’t seem to get warmed up to some of the shifts like being a video/youtube presence. I just don’t see myself liking to be in front of the camera and there are so many bloggers/vloggers who are so good at it that I hope us regular bloggers won’t disappear.
Who knows what blogging will bring for 2017, my plan, even though I’m discouraged most of the time, is to hang in there and not give up just yet.
I’m trying to not throw too many resolutions out there and just go with the flow. How about you? Any resolutions?
Have a wonderful new years and talk to you soon. I might actually still take next week off because I have some behind the scene Christmas decorating going on for 2017 Christmas decor. I know I’m crazy! That all means I have nothing new to share with you.