Best of 2011

With the new year dawning, I thought it appropriate to take a walk down memory lane.  Based on page views (because I'm a closet geek that adores things like web stats, bounce rates and page views), here were your favorite posts of 2011...

1. Finally Finished Banquette - DIY banquette built as part of basement renovation
2. A Year in the Making - DIY basement renovation
3. Ruffled Wreath Love - coffee filter wreath tutorial
4. He's Baaaack - the return of our family elf Scout
5. Bad Bad Bath - DIY bath face lift as part of basement renovation
6. Deck the Halls - holiday decor
7. Turkey Talk - Printable file with twenty get to know your family better questions
8. Foyer Freshening - foyer table, rug and chandelier update
9. Chevron Crush - chevron wall how to and basement bar
10. New Orleans {Holiday Home Tour} - besties R and J's home decorated for the holidays
11. Come Inside...If You Dare - halloween decor
12.  Rootin Tootin Cowboy Party - John's 6th birthday celebration
13. Salty Sweet Delish - salted caramel pecan dark chocolate bars
14. Chic Silhouettes - silhouette pillow tutorial
15. Champagne and Cupcakes - my 35th birthday party
I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for visiting this little blog.  I adore your comments, love reading your blogs, and can hardly believe the visitors I see coming in from places right here at home to places I've only read about like Russia, Brazil and the Netherlands.

Happy New Year, y'all, and all the best in the year ahead.


  1. All of your projects were amazing. I can't wait to see what you do for the coming year. Your basement is one of my favorites. Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  2. OMG!!!! I am so happy we made the Top Ten!!! I love your blog! Stay tuned for The Uptown Acorn! xoxo

  3. Amanda,
    I am not surprised that your basement projects were the top ones! You really did an amazing job! I enjoyed looking through your posts and can't wait to see what you come up with for the new year. Your blog is so much fun to read! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  4. I love looking at your remodeling/decorating/party planning, etc. It's like getting a more current version of Martha Stewart w/o paying for the price of the magazine! Happy New Year!

  5. love it all, blog-ff! keep up the fabulous work :) happy new year!! xo

  6. Beautiful work my friend. The husband is looking through past months utility bills and I will email u with what it cost to install insulation and what we have noticed savings wise so far!!

    Be looking for that in the coming days!! Love all your work from this year!! I have a feeling I would get into lots of trouble shopping with you in charleston. I am dying to go back sometime soon! Happy new year!!

  7. Your basement reno ideas are AMAZING! :)

  8. I'm loving the "best of" posts around. They are so full of inspiration! I loved your yellow and gray color combo. That looks so chic.

    I’m having a link party on my blog today if you want to come over and share this I’d be just tickled pink! Here’s the link if you’re interested! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/t-time-51-and-link-party.html Happy New Year, Maria

  9. Lovely and so inspiring! Glad to find you -

  10. wow, these are just beautiful projects! I am loving your basement, I just became a follower too, I'd love if you could stop by my blog too. Have a great day!

  11. Love seeing all your projects from the year in one post. you are serisoulsy so talented, love your spaces, can't wait to see what 2012 holds for you!

  12. Just love that basement! I pinned it! And I'm following ...

  13. All of your projects are awesome, but my absolute favorite is the banquette. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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

  15. Those are such wonderful projects...I LOVE the basement, its' so bright! I'm your newest follower from At the Picket Fence party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & follow along too!

  16. I love the Elf on A Shelf Dinner.... Absolutely Adorable!!!

  17. Cute stuff...found you at TT@J party...following now!

  18. So many great projects. I just realized that I was not a follower. So I fixed that. Happy New Year.

  19. What a great round-up! You had such great ideas this year! The cowboy party was one of my personal favorites, and I also loved the Thanksgiving conversation topics. Thanks for sharing this at Shine on Fridays!!

  20. All of your projects are great. I will be featuring your banquette tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

  21. Love your house and style! A girl after my own heart with that plate wall - love them around the mirror! Following along!

  22. This is so fun! I LOVE it! I would love if you would share this at my Crazy Cute Party happening right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway that you could win just for linking up! Come on over! ;D


    Oh! And I'm your newest follower!


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