14 Most Viewed Posts in 2014 {A Year In Review}

Hello Everyone, I hope you had a joyous and memorable Christmas!  As the year draws to a close I am taking time to reflect on the blessings, friendships, opportunities, successes and learning curves this little blog has provided in 2014.  I appreciate each and every one of you who follow, visit, comment and share my little corner of the blogosphere.

So on this New Years Eve as I look back with a smile on my face, I thought I'd share the 14 Most Viewed Posts in 2014 {A Year In Review}.

Collage of 14 Most Viewed Posts in 2014

I have to say some of the projects that made this list surprised me.  It just goes to show that I don't always know what project will resonate with others!

DIY Patio Water Wall {Most Viewed Post}
If I knew then what I know now, I would have prepared "proper" diagrams and instructions on how to build this.  It has been my most popular post!

Old louvered Bi-fold Doors Repurposed {Second Most Viewed Post}
I have to thank my neighbor once again for giving us her old bi-fold doors when she replaced hers with new ones!

Small Raised Garden Greenhouses {Third Most Viewed Post}
These are not difficult to make and they worked great for our tomato plants!

Mom's Stool Makeover {Fourth Most Viewed Post}
This stool sits in our kitchen and always conjures up memories of my Mom sitting at the sink washing dishes or peeling potatoes.

DIY Fire Bowl Table {Fifth Most Viewed Post}
We used this fire bowl more than our back yard fire pit last summer. Throw in a fire log (not wood) and it kept us cozy warm as we relaxed on the deck on those cooler summer evenings.

Outdoor Living Space Expanded {Sixth Most Viewed Post}
This patio expansion was a lot of back breaking work but so worth it in the end.  I can't believe how much livable space it added to our back yard.  The moss between each slab flourished over the summer and tripled in size.

Small Armoire Makeover {Seventh Most Viewed Post}
I had this bedroom hutch since moving out of my parent's home in 1978. It was tough parting with it but we no longer had room for it after expanding our closet space (see project up next).  I'm glad it sold quickly otherwise I may have changed my mind about selling it.

Master bedroom Closet Expansion {Eighth Most Viewed Post}
There is never enough closet space in these circa 1960's homes and so we stole a narrow space beside the original closet to create floor to ceiling shelving and concealed it behind matching bi-fold doors. I absolutely love the added storage this closet provided!

Birds of Paradise Coffee Table {Ninth Most Viewed Post}
This was definitely one of my favorite makeovers in 2014.  It sold very quickly and I was thrilled to get the opportunity several months later to see it in it's new home.

Queen Anne End Table {Tenth Most Viewed Post}
Another fun furniture makeover that sold rather quickly.

Kids Chalkboard Table {Eleventh Most Viewed Post}
I had so much fun with this makeover.  At the time I wished I had grandchildren to pass it down to. Six months after selling it we found out we have a little grandson on the way.  A good excuse to find another set to makeover.

Queen Anne Headboard {Twelfth Most Viewed Post}
I fell in love with this piece and wished we had room for it in our guest room. It's another piece I'm glad sold rather quickly or I may have kept it.

Old Violet Sideboard {Thirteneeth Most Viewed Post}
This piece had been in the same family for over 70 years! I named it "Old Violet" after the paint color I used on it's interior. I spent a lot of time on this piece because it needed some serious TLC. Later I gave it's matching table and chairs a makeover. This piece is currently for sale and I hope it finds a great home!

Thrift Store Jewelry Box {Fourteenth Most Viewed Post}
This pretty little gal was donated to a Silent Auction for the Alberta Make A Wish Foundation.  I hope a little princess was the recipient of this jewelry box!

As a fresh new year begins tonight at the stroke of midnight I welcome it with excitement, anticipation, and a list of goals.

Every New Year's Eve I have a ritual where I carve out some quiet time to prepare a Vision Board for the upcoming year.  As my eyes wander over the board from the previous year, it never ceases to amaze me how I am blessed with most of which I envision on that little 4" x 6" card!
Vision Board 2014
Vision Board 2014

Thank You to each and every one of you for your friendship, support and encouragement in 2014.

Wishing you all A Happy, Healthy, Creative, and Prosperous New Year!

Happy New Year 2015 Greeting

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