Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Year in Review 2012- Part 1

Hi my dear, sweet friends!
I took a much longer break from blogging
than I anticipated and in the process,
I missed all of you so much!

I thought it would be fun to have a Year in Review
here on the old blog.  It's snowing like crazy
right now, so I may as well hunker down
and blog some. 

I think I'll split this post into parts so it doesn't get too long.
I'll also add links in case you want to check something out further.

In January 2012,

I was so excited to learn how to make paper snowflakes
 that weren't a square shape (lol),  
that I just had to share a tutorial with all of you. 

I also shared my Winter Mantel in January.

The exciting part of this mantel is that it is currently
being featured at! 
You can read about that here.

In February 2012,

I spent some time hand stitching
these hearts for Valentine's Day. 

Of course, I've had many tablescapes
scattered throughout the months,

  but I loved this one that I named Cupid's Arrow.

In March 2012,

I joined up with some of my sweet bloggy friends
and hosted my very first Linky party...
I made the burlap Easter wreath for the party.
In April 2012,
I made this cute button egg topiary.
We started the first of many home projects.

We were thrilled to finally get new windows
for the dining room...ones that actally opened without
the strength of Hercules!

April also brought a fun opportunity.

I joined up with my Spring'tacular Link Party Parade girls,
The Spotlight is no longer, but
it was fun finding newbie bloggers to spotlight
each week.
I think I'll stop the Year in Review right here.
More to come so please stay tuned!

Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. I think I missed the button topiary and Easter wreath. Love all the projects, Gina.

  2. Yes it's snowing heavy here as well!
    I think I missed that cute button
    topiary as well. Hope Santa was good to everyone.

  3. Hi Gina, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It;s been quite a year, So here we go again. Happy New year can't wait to see what we all come up with...


  4. Love all your projects, I made snowflakes this year and hung on my bannister but they did not,look as pretty as yours. Happy New Year!

  5. What a great idea! If you don't mind I may borrow this idea.

    Hope you had a great break!

    M :)

  6. So many awesome projects Gina!! Looking forward to seeing what you have planned in 2013!! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!
    We had snow last night, everything looks so pretty!

  7. What a fun review, Gina. I need to remember those button eggs for Easter. xo Diana

  8. You've been a busy little bee with all your projects this year Gina! I love your new windows!

    Cute snowflakes, I'll have to remember that one for next year:)

  9. All wonderful posts, tutorials. You are very talented, Gina, but sweet, not in-your-face about it. And you take blogging breaks!! You're real and human!!! Always a pleasure to visit with you. Looking forward to a great year ahead. xo

  10. I missed some of your projects. Loved your mantle, congratulations for getting on HGTV

    Happy New Years!

  11. Gina I know the feeling quite well of struggling with old windows. I too love my new ones,yours look great.
    I must check out the tutorial for paper snow flakes,they are lovely. Happy New Year to you and your family. xx

  12. So much fun to go back and review, Gina. I missed a couple of these, so I will be pinning to help me remember. I'm going to want to do those snowflakes with my grandchildren. Enjoy that snow. Wish we had some.

  13. First time visitor to you! You are very creative, and I love the pic of your mantel. Congrats on being featured at HGTV!

  14. Love, love all your projects, Gina! You also had a very busy year! It is so much fun to look back at everything you have done. Looking forward to all your projects in 2013 and specially your tablescapes, (love, love your tablescapes!) Happy New Year!

  15. WOW. Sure is neat to see your amazing posts again - you rock!

    GRATS on the feature of your mantle - well deserved to be sure!

    Missed you while you were gone, but glad of your break - one comes back refreshed and energized then!

    Happy new year hugs.

  16. I missed a couple of these ~ so glad you shared again!


  17. So fun Gina. some I remember and some I missed. Thanks for the recap!

  18. Oh I missed the button topiary....and I LOVE IT! I just might be trying that this year.

  19. I adore your Cupid's Arrow tablescape, Gina, it is so sweet! I also really like the Easter Egg topiary. It's fun seeing your projects again.


  20. Great projects Gina! I love your beautiful mantel. The Valentine's Day Hearts are extra special.


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