Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Looking back at 2011

So here we are, at the end of 2011.  Was it me or did this year just fly by?

I'd like to take a look back at some of my posts/projects from this past year.  I should name 2011 as "The Year of the Project" as I did more than ever before.  Ready for picture overload? 

(Clicking on the links will take you to the original post.) 

In January, I made this wreath for Valentine's Day.


In March, I was pretty proud of my Spring mantel because I made my own Pottery Barn copycat sign.


In June, we had a complete remodel to our bathroom.  I love our new cottage bathroom.


In July, the projects were plentiful, but I'll just mention a few.  I made a subway sign for my daughter's room.  I painted an ugly, old desk with chalk paint and I added shelf edging to my kitchen cabinets for some cottage charm. 





In October, my Aunt Gen recovered my dining bench and I threw a Yankee baseball birthday party for my son.




Recipes and tablescapes were scattered throughout the year...Snap, Crackle & PopMonkeying Around, and Homespun Christmas were a few of my favorite tablescapes this year. 






Looking back, I have to say, it was a great year and a productive year!  There is one post however, just one,  that I haven't mentioned.  I'm going to give it a separate post because I'm just silly like that.  It's my biggest one of the 2011, so stay tuned. 

I hope you are enjoying this last week of 2011 and as always, I thank you for your visit. 


26 comments:

Leslie said...

Gina ..stop it girl! You are making me want to redo things.
It was a beautiful year.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Yes, Gina you sure had a productive year. Love reading your posts, I really love the Yankee baseball theme and adore your dining bench cover....So adorable!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Gina, you are right it flew by this year. You did some awesome projects...I remember ever single one of them. I always enjoy what you are up to and I look forward to 2012.

anangloinquebec said...

Wow, you were busy! The only one I seemed to have missed was the cover for the bench - adorable!! Best wishes in the upcoming year and I do hope you get a bit of snow. It does make winter easier....perhaps I can push it down your way!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Gina!
I found you about the time your Aunt covered your bench! Your home reflects your charm and grace! I look forward to seeing what you are up to in 2012!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Pattie said...

Gina, first off hope you had a wonderful Christmas with you family, And yes the year flew by, You did such great things over 2011 its hard to pick just one.. 'So here we go with the new year.. Can;t wait to see what you got planed.....

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Awesome projects. I had never seen your spring mantel and the subway sign. I really want one but do not want to pay the big money. I'm going to check out your post to see if maybe I can do it myself. Thanks for the rundown. Happy New Year Gina!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Awesome projects Gina!! Can't wait to see what you do in 2012!! LOVED your spring mantel!

NanaDiana said...

Gina! You did an awesome job of completing all those projects...AND of sharing them here with all of us. I love visiting you here because it is like sitting down with an old friend. Can't wait to see what your BIG project is! xo Diana

sweet violets said...

Love all your projects....you are very clever and a hard worker....can't wait to see what you come up with in the new year!!! hugs...cleo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You were one busy gal this year! Love all your projects and really enjoyed your tablescapes! I'm going to try to do some end of the year posts myself! hugs, Linda

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Gina,

Super projects and beautiful tablescapes.

Dee

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Do I get to vote on my favorite?? Ok, I remember and loved all of them but my favorites were the red shelf edging and the covered bench. I am so looking forward to getting back to our regularly scheduled program and projects!

Carol

Victoria said...

The years do keep going by faster and faster! You certainly did keep yourself busy in 2011...looking forward to more for 2012:)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--I love it all!! I adore your cupboard and that bench--WOW!!! It's all sooo beautiful!
XO
Cindy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You were so busy too Gina, the party you threw for your son was the cutest thing and I loved the edging on your kitchen cabinets all decked out in red polka dots!

Jacqueline said...

Gina! What fun you had in 2011. I think I pinned that many projects - ha ha! Everything is so beautiful and classy. Amazing girl! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a great New Year's celebration.

JenCoen said...

Yes, this year did fly by quite fast, surprisingly.
You are SERIOUSLY an inspiration... you have surely got your Craft-On and I would love to have such a productive year in 2012!!

Ana said...

Oh Gina,
I think this year came and went way too fast...It seems like in a blink of an eye. But I am very excited about the new year and all it has in store for us. I wish you all the very best this new year...may it be filled with lots of love, happiness, health, laughter and many, many more awesome projects :-)

Much love,
♥Ana

debbie refresh restyle said...

Gina, you have been busy! I love everything that you've done and can't wait for the one that you didn't post! Have a great week!
Debbie

Kathleen said...

I loved your review ! You were very creative, great projects. Can't wait to see what's coming this year!
Enjoy this last week of 2012!

shelley said...

i have so enjoyed all of your productivity (even though i don't always comment, i always read)... now how did you make that valentine wreath???

Janet said...

You really did some amazing projects this past year, Gina! Looking forward to following you next year and seeing what you'll be up to!
Blessings,
Janet

Hi I'm Shannon said...

I was late to the blogging party so I am loving the project wrap up for 2011! (still need to steal that shelf detail) What a cute Yankees party. Wow! XO~Shan

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gina, They are all wonderful and creative projects! Wishing you a fabulous 2012.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sherry said...

It was fun to see the review of your year. I had seen many of your posts but did miss some good ones. I hope your New Year is blessed with lots of fun projects and family fun.

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