Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014

Hard to believe that another year has passed. The older I get, the faster they fly by- 2014 was quite a year for me. The biggest change- I started blogging. At first, I wondered if I'd completely lost my mind. I was like a wobbly new toddler learning to walk, never sure if I was doing it right. Now, nine months later, I don't know what I would do without blogging. It was definitely a God thing. God always knows what we need and when we need it! Here's just a few of the highlights from the blog last year......

In April, I did a post on our laundry room transformation and it's still one of my most popular posts. It was quite a transformation! 

In May,  I re-did a little shelf and converted it into a potting bench that I still love and have only recently put in storage for the winter season. Looking forward to using that again in the spring.

In June,  I began a five part series on How To Survive And Thrive On One Income. It's still getting many views all these months later. It can be so challenging to live on one income, but, oh wow, it's so worth it all!

In July,  I wrote about some very personal struggles. It's hard to share the intimate details of your life, but when I started this blog, I knew that it must always remain a place of transparency, or what's the point really? 

In August,  I posted on Why We Unschool Our Children.  That post still gets so much traffic from people wanting to more fully understand the ins and outs of the unschooling lifestyle. We've always schooled our children at home, but the decision to unschool is newer for us. We wouldn't change a thing. We also made some changes in our girls' room.  To my surprise, folks are still stopping by to view that re-do. 

In September,  I shared an easy acorn wreath DIY and it has become the clear traffic winner for the year. I still have traffic every day on this tutorial. We had so much fun making this wreath and I adored how it turned out.

In October,  my clear favorite was a post on pumpkin muffins with cream cheese icing.  Now I'm hungry- ha!

In November,  I made a few fall and winter friendly changes in Matthew's room on the VERY cheap. We all love cheap, right? 

And in December,  some surprises that I never could have even dreamt of- our Christmas home tour was featured at The Nesting Place and Miss Mustard Seed

And the clear winner on Pinterest- Simplifying Date Nights.

Blogging has always been about inspiration. Inspiration in home and self. I'm so grateful to be a part of the blogging community and I'm looking forward to growing this little blog in 2015. None of this would be possible if it were not for all you precious folks that take the time to come by here and visit regularly. Thank you so much. I know that you could choose to go anywhere, yet you choose to come here- I'm so grateful for each and every one of you!

Welcome 2015!

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  1. I loved reading this post, Amy! I'm so glad that God had this blogging thing in his plans for you! You truly have a gift, my friend! You've had a very productive (and inspiring) year; I can't wait to see what you do in 2015! Happy New Year!

    1. Likewise Amy! You had a GREAT year too my dear! Still want to come for lunch to that dining room of yours!

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    1. Thanks so much Lavinia! I so appreciate you stopping by!

  3. wow! u just started blogging in 2014?! I would have never guessed that! keep doing it I get so much inspiration for your sweet home!

    1. What a sweet comment! I'm so glad that you are able to visit and I look forward to getting to know you better in 2015!

  4. Wow, you've accomplished so much this year! Congratulations!

  5. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!


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