Lookin Back. . .No Regrets!


20ll was a year full of fun and surprises.

As I look back I realize that every moment is precious and how we need to savor them and have no regrets!

Here’s a bit of what I did.

                                  I went snowshoeing with friends


                         I made a Valentine quilt


                  I organized my walk in closet


      I finished my ‘Chocolate Bunnies’ quilt and made an Easter garland


        I attended a fun quilt retreat


                           I found lots of vintage items


          I  made a dozen or more paper birdhouses


                                    I  visited Glacier National Park


                                   We built our patio and pergola (had help with this)


Bought new outdoor furniture and painted patio chairs (inspired by Courtney from French Country Cottage)



                                Added some color to an iron gate


                Visited Star Mill (More times than I can count)


                               Went on a garden tour


                                             Grew a liar of Larkspur


                                    Went ‘Pickin’ with friends


                    Saw the cutest small home I ever did see!


          Went on a road trip with hubby and saw a flock of flamingos


     Made stepping stones from pieces of broken glass


                  Spent hours in the garden


                              Celebrated the birth of our Nation


                        Learned how to make a collage using my own photos


                 Saw my youngest son marry a beautiful girl, Samantha


                             Made a quilt for the newlyweds


                Talked hubby into ‘finally’ hanging my burlap curtains


                                  Grew giant sunflowers


                                     Took a ‘Sunday Drive’

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Bought my blue cupboard for my front porch (notice two more collages) I had to keep practicing so that I wouldn’t forget how. lol!

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            Brought spooks out for Halloween


                                       partied with the grandies


        And dressed Hilde in her finest


            Had a blessed Thanksgiving with my family


                   Even managed to do a little cooking


       Met up with one of my blogging friends, Vicki/Jake


            Made shades for my kitchen windows. With the help of my SIL, Laurie


                                 Deep cleaned my laundry room


                         Spent time in the mountains with friends


Won a lot of give aways.  Thanks to all of you who gave my fun items.  Love them all!


             Had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends


                                      Last of all, hung my window decor


It seems the older I get the faster the days fly by.  As I reflect upon ‘2011’ I thank God for my many blessings, which include the health and strength I have to do the things that I enjoy doing.  This old girl isn’t going to slow down any too soon, God willing.

Looking forward to another year of fun and adventure!

Going to be a grandma again!


I will be linking this post with:

Mary at Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday

Bunny Jeans Bunny Hop Wednesday

A Southern Day Dreamer for Outdoor Wednesday


No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday

The 36th Avenue for Party Time


Sassafras and Winterberry said...

What a fun picture walk through the year! Hope that 2012 brings you more joy and fun adventures!
Happy New Year!

Shannon said...

You certainly keep busy! You have such a great eye for detail, I really really admire it! And oh my what a HUGE sunflower!!! Cannot wait to see what fabulous things 2012 brings!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Yes it looks like a wonderful year. That is what is nice about a blog, you can look back and see what you did all year and all the fun you had.

21 Wits said...

The the sound of spent time in the mountains sounds awesome to me...I so love the mountains when ever I get to see them...by your photos you had a lovely year...what a nice way to bookmark a year....my youngest son also married his junior-high school sweetheart this year! Thanks for the journey through your 2011....now you'll have to get working on 2012!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

What a fun review of 2011!! And the promise of another grand is wonderful!
Thanks for dropping by and the sweet post...love your name too!!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I just loved seeing some of those posts again...and I need to go back and recheck a couple!! You had a great year...here's to another great one. Look forward to talking this year!!

McFadden said...

What a busy and FUN year and I'm sure another one yet to come.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure looks like a lot when you look back and photos, doesn't it? You accomplished SO much! WOW! Happy New year...hope this new year brings even more blessings! ♥

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Oh, what a great year it was. It was so much fun meeting you and getting to know you better. Love the shot of the new pergola. It sure makes for a nice spot to sit and view the garden. Yours is so beautiful...look at all of those thriving flower beds!!
All the Best,

camp and cottage living said...

I so...enjoyed a review of 2011 through your photos! I missed some of it but will be here visiting this year to see it all!

Victoria said...

Hi Jann and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and also for following me:) I am now following you also (fuzzy grey icon, it's supposed to be cherubs!).

I just love your gorgeous quilt, you're so talented to have the ability to make something like that! It's lovely! It looks like you had a very busy but extremely fun filled 2011. Here's to a wonderful 2012:)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely year you had, Jann! Fun snowshoeing, making new Roman shades for the kitchen, making your cute birdhouses, tending your beautiful garden and the your son's wedding! It looks like you had an amazing year! Thanks for sharing! I hope your new year is full of many blessings!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Jann,

Such wonderful memories indeed! You did a lot this past year.

Happy New Year!!!


Light and Voices said...

Whew you certainly did a lot of things in 2011. I like your idea of showing us using photographs. Happy New Year!
Joyce M

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like a wonderful year to me, Jann! So glad you stopped by and followed...I am a new follower, too!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jann!

Taking a look back on your year in blogging sure was fun! Maybe I will try to do the same.

Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

xoxo Bunny Jean

The Little Red Shop said...

What a sweet year! God bless you!

: )

Julie M.

Red Rose Alley said...

First of all, I LOVE LOVE YOUR HEADER! The bird house is so sweet. And do you know Jess adores Flamingos? You have had a busy year, and you are such an inspiration with all the projects that you've done. I hope the New Year shines a bright face on you, and brings you much joy, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Thank you Jann for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. It looks like you had a wonderfully exciting year! Looking forward to what you have in store for this new year.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks like a great year! You looks too young to have all those Grandchildren! I hope 2012 is just as good for you and your family.

mimi_62 said...

Wow, you had a wonderful year, didn't you? Thanks for sharing it with all of us friends.

mimi_62 said...

Wow, you had a wonderful year, didn't you? Thanks for sharing it with all of us friends.

CameraCruise said...

Thanks for sharing 2011 through your beautiful photos, love them!
What a wonderful year you've had.
You're so creative, love the things you've made.
Your garden looks beautiful.
Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

Wow that's a lot to be thankful for. It is also a good activities to compare with the coming years. Your hands seemed to have been very full. Happy New Year.

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
All your photos are Beautiful sweet lady.looks like you had a great time on the Holidays with family. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape for New Years Eve. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2012 New Year.
XXOO Diane

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Thanks for visiting my page and leaving a comment on my new blog banner. You had a very full year, a lot to be thankful for. Your Valentine quilt is so charming and I would love to know how to make those paper birdhouses. I'll have to look at some of your earlier posts to see if you provided a tutorial. I am also following you!


Vintage Market Place said...

Looks like you had a fun and wonderful year full of love, family and friends.
Hope your 2012 is even better :)

Town and Country Gals said...

Wow Jann,
what a busy girl you've been! Lots of fun adventures! You got a lot done, you put me to shame! I'd better get on the stick!
Looking forward to visiting more often!

Ellen said...

Holy cow Jann, you sure did have a wonderful year. How great to look back and see it all unfold all over again. Congrats on a new daughter in law and also for the newest member that will be here in 2012. Happy New Year!!! Also thank you for stopping by with your kind words.

Sabrina said...

Your Valentine's quilt and your paper birdhouses are beautiful! What a fun year you have had!

I am your newest follower and would love if you popped by my blog for a visit. :)

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Loved your "look back" and found it very inspiring. You packed a lot of fun into 2011 and I hope 2012 proves to be just as delightful. I love the bird fabric on your kitchen valance. Really cute. And your little dust pans too - so cottagy! Happy New Year!

momto8 said...

lucky you!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You packed a lot of wonderful times into 2011!

Terriea Kwong said...

Stumbled into your blog and found all the lovely posts. The mosaic is impressive. All are of great inspiration and viewing is so pleasant.

Unknown said...

Love this! I'm your newest follower from no minimalist here! Happy New Year- Stop by for a visit!!