Monday, December 30, 2013

The Best of 2013

Where did 2013 go?
Time flies when you're having fun!
And this year did not disappoint.

I shared with you some of my most favorite recipes,
like this summertime winner Tomato Pie (click to see recipe).
These Raspberry Granola bars are a regular at my house.
I typically make 2 batches and they disappear in days.
Sometimes you hit the jackpot with a recipe and you must share.
This Triple Chocolate Bundt cake was a wonderful birthday treat.
 This year I shared some simple craft ideas.
The "Les Miserables" inspired Vellum Candle Insert added a lovely touch to the entry vignette.
The Photo Booth Props that I made were a hit at my daughter's teen birthday party.
Those kids took a bajillion pictures!
 German glass glitter has become a favorite craft product of mine.
My Vintage Image Ornaments were a beautiful addition to the Christmas tree this year.
 Decorating is always a joy for me. I especially liked gathering items and making the banner for this years
Christmas decorating began early this year.
I added a few special touches to the Christmas Mantle and Burlap Velvet Stockings.
 The Christmas tree got a makeover this year.  Click here to read more about my glittery tree and paper ribbon.
Who doesn't like a little excursion, especially when it involves antiquing/shopping? I was thrilled to tour and show you what inspired me at the Texas famous 
Marburger Antique Show again this fall.
My biggest thrill of the year was to be included in a "virtual" Christmas Home Tour, which you can see by clicking here.
I've never had my Christmas decorations up so early
and enjoyed making a few new things for the tour.
To conclude this years posts,  I shared with you a summer painting project and redo of our Dining Room. 
My favorite part is the niche that I painted 
with chalkboard paint. You can see the tutorial here.

The message on the chalkboard here says it all...
be grateful!

and that I am, dear friends...for all of you!
Thank you for your encouraging words, and for all your sweet and kind comments. I really do treasure each one.

 I hope and pray that 2014 is a blessed year for each of you!


Linking to these fun parties:


  1. What a great year you had! Your home tour was so beautiful! Happy New Year to you!

  2. Wonderful recap, Janis! Happy New Year to You!

  3. I am so happy to have met you this year and call you "friend"! Miss you and we need to get together again!


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