Friday, December 30, 2011

Year-End Review 2011

I started blogging in March of this year.  I never expected it to become such a huge part of my life.  I have such fun visiting and commenting on other blogs.  I have started to really "see" the world around me.  I actually "look" at things in a different way (especially colors!).  I thank all of you for supporting me and having faith in my blog.  

My top three posts this year with the most "views" are:

(1)  Celebrity Cook Along with Rachael Ray 

Gruyere Mac & Cheese

(2)  The Talking Teacup

(3) I Love Fall

Blogging is a great way to capture life's best days and all those "Kodak moments".  I realize how truly blessed I am, to be able to spend time with friends and enjoy all there is for us.

My personal favorite posts are 

(1) Come to My Halloween Party

(2) Kiwi's Sweet 16

(3)  A Lovely Summer Sunday

I have been thinking about resolutions, and in addition to the usual ones like eating better and moving (exercising) more, I want to 

get back into old hobbies like crocheting

try some new craft projects.  I want to paint my guest bedroom's brass headboard and lamp with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I want to practice on my little portable sewing machine

and I want to get my tiny yard presentable so that it is "blog worthy".  

tomatoes and basil pre-blogging days

All right, I have put it all out there via this post, and I will hold myself accountable to all of you with upcoming ones  ;-).  It is certainly not for lack of inspiration or tutorials!

Sharing this with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays, the first one for 2012!  



  1. All fun posts Barbara! I love crochet-actually think of it as art and wish you the best of luck with the gardens in 2012! Happy New Year-enjoy:@)

  2. Barbara, glad you joined the blogging world. Hope your 2012 is the best and that you do get those projects accomplished! Joni

  3. Barbara, I too am *so* glad you joined the blogging world. What a treat you are! I'll be looking forward to seeing your 2012 dreams play out! Happy New Year to you, sweet friend!! :)

  4. So glad I got to know you this year Barbara! Hope you have many happy adventures in 2012.

  5. Isn't it wonderful how blogging changes your perspective and actually makes you see life more clearly? I have so enjoyed getting to know you and calling you my friend!

  6. Hi Barbara, Thanks for stopping by and if you do get into my area Please let me know so that we can meet in person. What fun!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  7. Youhad a wonderful first year of blogging,Barbara, and I know the coming year you will bring us more enjoyable posts.

    I hope all your resloutions come true, and I'll be joining you in many of the same ones :)

    Wishing you a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

  8. Love this post! You have so many good ones, it's hard to choose. I am working on my list and hope to complete it and post it by Sunday or Monday. It is amazing how becoming a blogger does change your life and the way we think and conduct our thoughts and lives. I LOVE it and I am so glad to have met you. Thanks for all your inspirations.

  9. Hi lovely lady.
    I would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year from my home to your's
    XXOO Diane

  10. So glad that I met you in the blog world, and wishing you and your loved ones a safe and Happy New Year! Looking forward to a new year of blogging with you.

  11. Barbara I am so proud of you!I always enjoy your posts and look forward to them.I love your idea of painting the brass headboard. I painted a wall in my room a beautiful shade of blue and painted a lamp the same color. It came out great.Happy New Year!

  12. Very happy that you're blogging. Have so enjoyed getting to know you this year and look forward to 2012.

  13. Barbara F.,
    I'm glad you joined the blogging world. This is a nice post. I love that people can actually make things by crocheting. Pat

  14. Happy New Year Barbara! gloria

  15. You sure do have a sweet blog here! Sending you wishes for a very Happy New Year!

  16. Happy New Year! I have enjoyed your post all year! Thanks for sharing! Love the party! Thanks for stopping in, Joann.

  17. Blogdom is certainly excellent for new ideas and directions for doing it yourself-ers. I want to try that chalk paint myself! Perhaps I'll just wait and see how it goes for you. ☺

    Happy New Year!

  18. Barbara, I've really enjoyed getting acquainted with you through your delightful blog and Pinterest. I must say, I've tried several of your recipes and certainly appreciate your willingness to share. Hope you and yours have a wonderful 2012!

  19. I am sure you will enjoy your blogging more this year. Happy New Year to you and family.

  20. Dearest Barbara,
    Getting know you really enriched my life and thank you for your inspiration and encouragement♡♡♡
    May your 2012 be the happiest and healthiest one!!!
    And hoping our lovely relationship continues as ever, my friend♬♬♬
    Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

  21. Thank you for sharing; I love coming to see what you are up to Barbara.
    Wishing you all the best for 2012.

  22. You have a nice blog, i am starting to with crochet,
    greetings Gerrie

  23. I'm new here and I am going to check out the posts you listed. I must say the Gruyere Mac & Cheese looks delicious!
    I'm hoping to make a presentable garden this year, too. We shall see how it turns out. I start out great but it's the middle and end that always get me.

  24. I look forward to your projects in 2012! I hope it is a happy, healthy year for you!

  25. Looking forward to your posts. It's been fun to see the beauties you've shown us this year. Happy New Year!May all your dreams come true. xo marlis

  26. You have very manageable goals/resolutions for the New Year Barbara! Here's more power to you! Now, I'm going to go back and read some of your posts that I missed before, plus I will sign on as follower so I don't miss a thing in the future!
    Blessings from Iowa, Beth

  27. It's so neat to see your past posts. Ah, we all seem to have the same resolutions.

    Happy New Year's.

    - The Tablescaper


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