Some Favorites from 2012

January 03, 2013

After my last post where I whined about not accomplishing too many of the things on my to-do list for 2012, my mom emailed to say she didn’t like the post. Since we should all try to keep our moms happy I thought I’d do a quick recap of some of the things I DID accomplish last year.

My first big project of 2012 was my Craigslist dresser rehabilitation, and I’m still in love with it. I still sometimes (ahem – yesterday) look at it and can’t believe that I did it all myself. 
my refinished vintage dresser
For Valentine’s day I came up with some rather tasty looking heart-shaped cookies. It’s not so much my baking skills I'm proud of for this post, but it was my first attempt at food styling, and it’s not so bad. 
raspberry window cookie close-up
St. Patrick’s Day had me sharing with you a recipe for Irish brown bread. This was my second attempt at food styling, and yes, I did buy the smoked salmon and cream cheese specifically to take pictures. Don’t worry – I made sure to eat all the props once the pictures were taken – no point in wasting it. 
Lox and cream cheese on fresh brown bread
In April I shared the little Ikea table and chairs I customized for my boyfriend’s nephew. 
Ikea Latt table hacked with paint and fabric
In June I made a little change in my kitchen by replacing the cabinet door handles. This is a favorite as I think it took a bit of mettle and moxie to attack my cabinet doors with a drill, and the new handles look SO much better.
New Spann handles
My refinished media console was my next big project, and I’m happy to report it does a wonderful job at storing all my crafting supplies and other random things I can’t seem to find a place for.
My refinished vintage sideboard
My blog underwent a couple of makeovers in 2012 starting with this post, but I have to say I’m quite pleased with it’s current look which I revealed in November.
Old and new blog look
And last but not least was my Almond Cream puffs. This post is a favorite not just for it’s a gastronomic delight, but the pictures make me drool, so I think my photography skills are improving.
Almond cream puffs
So there you have it – my favorite posts from 2012, and no, it hasn’t escaped me that almost half of them are relating to food. I wonder what I’ll say were my favorites from 2013?

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  1. That is a great list, I love the media console. Funny, my mom doesn't like my negative posts either, but hey, sometimes it happens.

  2. These are some great projects! It's always nice to take a look back at what you DID accomplish instead of focusing too much on what didn't get done :)

  3. 2012 seemed like a productive year for you. Love the bow-front dresser and that campaign chest you refinished. Btw, I am hosting a giveaway for a free pair of designer pillows (value up to $140) so don't forget to check it out. :)


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