Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Best of 2011.....

Happy New Year friends!!  Can you believe that another year has come and gone?  It really is amazing how time flies!!  I remember when I was a kid a year seemed like SUCH a long time.....but the older I get the faster time goes.....

2011 was a good year at our house.....yes....there were some challenges.....like when my Dad broke his leg and when my Mom broke her foot....and a few others......BUT.....overall it was a good year......

In 2011, we watched our precious baby girl change from a baby to a toddler.....and it is SO hard to believe that in little over a month she will be two years old......simply amazing.....she is growing SO fast!!  I just never imagined how much joy a child would bring to our lives.....we are truly SO blessed to get to raise such an amazing little girl :) 

Another big thing in 2011 was the "birth" of this blog......hmmmm.....I'm not even sure what to say about it.....except to say that it's been pretty cool!!  It's a lot of fun sharing with you guys.....and the truth is that you guys challenge me to be a better me.....I mean it's one thing to do some things for yourself.....DIY home or craft projects......home decorating......etc......but when you know that you're going to share it with others.....well......it just challenges you to take it to another level.....

BUT.....honestly.....the coolest thing about writing a blog is getting to "meet" and "talk" with people that you might not normally "meet" otherwise....seriously.....it is SO COOL to get to know you guys!!  I just LOVE it!!  :) 

Ok.....so.....since we are embarking on a new year....I thought it might be cool to take a quick look back at the best of 2011.....

SO.....below is a quick recap of the ten most popular posts from 2011.....

Starting at Number 10.....the DIY Half Bath Makeover.....


Coming in at Number 9......the Kitchen Remodel......


And then.....Number 8......Spray Painting Door Knobs.....


Number 7.....What a Difference a Few Curtains Can Make.....


And.....at Number 6......DIY Christmas Wreaths.....



And in at Number 5.....the Christmas Tablescape Trial Run......



Number 4.....Santa Hats!! .......



And taking the bronze medal.....Number 3.....the DIY Stair Case Makeover......


And the silver went to.....Number 2.....the Dining Room Christmas "Mantle" .....


AND......drum roll please......the gold went to.....Number 1.....the DIY Blue & Silver Christmas Ornament Centerpiece......



SO.....you might be wondering what I thought about the top ten....well.....I was pretty surprised the my little ornament centerpiece took the number one spot.....don't get me wrong....I love it too......but it was such an easy thing.....so it seems funny that it took a higher spot.....than say....the staircase makeover.....which was quite a BIG project.....Ha!  Just goes to show you that you can't ever really anticipate what others will be drawn too......

SO.....what are my favorites.....well.....I guess my number one would have gone to the Staircase Makeover......for a lot of reasons.....but mostly I guess b/c I was proud that we TOTALLY did it ourselves and that it looks SO stinkin good in our house!!  Seriously....it changed the whole feel of our house.....I just love it! 

I also really like the Spray Painting Door Knobs post.....I guess b/c this is such an easy project that really can make a BIG impact!! 

Of course....lastly.....I do really love all the Christmas posts.....we had a blast putting together all kinds of wreaths.....and decorations this year!!  Seriously....too.....much.....fun!! 

SO......I have to ask......what do you guys think of the top ten?  Any surprises?  Any posts that you guys really liked that didn't make the top ten? 

And.....with that.....I guess we will leave 2011 behind and jump on into 2012!!  Yahoo!!  I'm excited!!  My project list is already bursting at the seems.....so there is a lot to get to work on......and we are already working on the Master Bath Remodel.......oh....yes....my friends......SO EXCITED about what's to come on that project!!  And hopefully I'll have something to share soon :)

BUT......Until then.....

XOXO-
Kristal







4 comments:

Claire said...

This looks amazing-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

Kristal @ Engineering Life and Style said...

Claire-

Thanks SO much!! It was definitely fun pulling it all together....I can’t wait to see what all 2012 holds!!

I just checked out your blog....very nice.....and I am SO jealous of your garden area!! I’m hoping that we’ll be creating an outdoor space at our house this year....

Kristal

Wendy said...

Great projects! Your stairwell looks gorgeous!

Kristal @ Engineering Life and Style said...

Wendy-
Thanks SO much!! It was a big project, but we were SO happy with the way the stairs turned out!!

Kristal

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