Taking a Look Back at 2012

Can you believe the year is almost over? In many ways, I'm excited about 2013 making its appearance next week. There is something wonderful about the blank slate of a new year.  There are resolutions and plans to make yet. Before we go there, let's take a look back at 2012...at some favorite posts.
I love cooking and baking for my family. From the heirloom recipes to the quick and easy dishes,  here were the top 5 according to your views:

I also enjoy crafting for the seasons and changing up decor. Top 5 according to you:

Occasionally, I work in some household tips to help my house and yours run a little smoother. Here were a couple of cleaning tips that peaked your interest:

That about wraps it up! I have thoroughly enjoyed my first several months of blogging and I look forward to all that 2013 will bring! I've got lots more recipes to try, plenty more crafts to do and I even hope to tackle some household DIY projects.

I am so thankful that you spend part of your day with me. I hope you'll join me in the New Year too!

I'm linking up at some of these great parties and



  1. From mouthwatering recipes to pretty crafts & household tips...you've got it all here. I didn't realize you were so new to blogging! Looking forward to 2013 with you!

  2. The recipes look delish and the crafts are beautiful!!

  3. Love your looking back post! I saw most of these and the recipes are on my to do list! I'd love for you to stop over and link up in my best of 2012 post! Come on over and share! http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/12/hottest-cookies-on-my-blog-in-2012.html

    Happy New Year!

  4. Love your old posts, most the burlap birds ornaments :)
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  5. A great look at some great projects! Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd this year. Love seeing your latest and greatest ;)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  6. Thanks for the tips! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

  7. Great roundup for 2012! The burlap birdies are my favorite. :)

  8. Great features to highlight. Love all the recipes and the tips on cleaning stainless is so helpful. Thanks for joining TTT. Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  9. Your food looks delish! Great photos....I am going back to read a few posts! Happy New Year

  10. The chicken soup looks divine! I am drooling just looking at it! I'll be trying that one!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

  11. Hmmm... that chicken soup looks so yummy. They are all yummy!

    Hopping by and following your twitter, FB and Pinterest.

    Blogging @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

  12. I love looking back and your year in review. If you haven't already I would love for you to come and link this up to my Winter Blues Wednesday party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

  13. Great roundup! Do come share your overview with us at our 'Best of 2012' linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/best-of-2012-linky-parties/

  14. Your food posts almost made me drool! Everything looks so good!

    You had a very productive year and I look forward to what you have in store for 2013.

  15. Wow! You had a great year. I'm definitely going to have to take a look at that sour cream pork chop recipe. I'll be pinning for sure. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your weekend.

  16. Beautiful, useful, and yummy! I love the botanical print.

  17. Happy New Year!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creative post with us last week in the Bowdabra Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your creations! If you haven't yet stopped in, the new Showcase is up and running! We can't wait to see what you share with us in 2013!


  18. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  19. So many fun ideas! Thanks for linking to my party! :)


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