My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Oh What a Year!

Last year I did a post about looking back and how I had no regrets.

This year has been another wonderful year.  I have met so many new blog friends that have brought so much joy into my life.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your sweet comments and the love that I have felt.

I thought it might be fun to hi-lite each post that got the most views for each month in ‘2012’.  Some of them surprised me.

January:  I created a garland from paper doilies and cupcake liners.

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February:  Hubby and I put bead board on our living room ceiling.

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March:  I painted yard sale shutters and placed them next to my vintage mirror.

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April:  I showed my love for turquoise by dying a coffee filter wreath.

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May;  My hubby and I created a Rose garden for Mother’s Day.

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June:  My friends and I got together and created new shades for our lamps.

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July:  I showed you some of my vintage vacation finds.

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August: I shared my new collection of Pyrex bowls.

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September:  I shared my old cupboard out on the porch that I got from my daughter.  This post got 1,937 views.  That’s way more than any of my posts have ever gotten.

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October:  I showed the sign hubby made for me and my recipe for Pecan nut French Toast.

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November:  I shared some of my crafts I made for Christmas.

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December:  I showed my kitchen Christmas décor decorated in farm style.

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I had so much fun looking back.  And my favorite project for ‘2012’ was that of our new fire pit inspired by Williamsburg.

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I hope you enjoyed a look back on ‘2012’.  I am looking forward to sharing and visiting with all of you in ‘2013’!

Hugs,

Jann

26 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

TOTALLY enjoyed your year in review - and a couple of them I missed early on.

I absolutely love that Dead and Breakfast Inn sign your DH made - wow, that is so neat~!

And I am a huge fan of that turqoise old wood and glass cupboard - love love love it!

Happy new year hugs to you, Jann!!

Melanie said...

Enjoyed your year in review! There are a couple that I missed, so thanks for sharing!! It has been quite a year, and I have enjoyed meeting new friends too!!

Suzan said...

Hi Jann,
I hope you nipped that cold in the bud! I have been sick this entire Christmas break. Loved the look back at all of your projects. Love the Dead and Breakfast sign, and your Christmas decorations. Actually I loved all of them but that would make this comment to long.
Hope you have a good day and a Happy New year.
Suzan
Ladybug cottage
PS we visited your beautiful state in June and I loved it. We spent a day in Salt Lake City. I would love to come back and spend much more time.

Fran said...

I love your year in review! And I have to admit, the cupboard on your porch was my favorite post.....but the firepit project was a close second. Happy 2013...Cheers! :)
--Fran

Stephanie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your year in review - thank you for sharing :) All of your posts are lovely and so creative.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Sumaya Warwick said...

i love that vintage mirror on your mantel and the shutters beautifully compliment the mirror.

Is this mantel over a fireplace? I don't have a fireplace and this gives me a great idea!

Thanks Jann & joy, peace and love for 2013

Tammy Henderson said...

Hi Jann, I enjoyed looking back with you, some I remember and some of the projects, enjoyed seeing the ones I missed you are so talented and all your projects are great! Happy New Year...see you in 2013. xo

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
What a great year!!
So many wonderful projects and happy memories too!
I wish you and your family a very Happy Year.
I always enjoy dropping by to see what you have been up to ;0)
Cheers to 2013!
All the Best,
Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your year in review - ou have been busy!
Thanks for stopping by and a Very Happy New Year to you.

priscilla said...

Great inspiration Jann ! Love all your projects! Happy New Year !

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have enjoyed going along with you on your blog!
Happy New Year!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Jann,

I love that fire pit!

I'm going to fix your link by adding a photo as soon as I finish commenting.

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy New Year and Happy Blue Monday!

Linda W. said...

Wow, what a lovely firepit! Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. I enjoy reading yours. You inspire me to do some decorating at home (and I'm not usually much of a decorating type of gal!)

Happy 2013!

S said...

What a great year, indeed. I always enjoy stopping by.

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The Farmers Daughter said...

A wonderful stroll down memory lane--I remember them ALL! So inspiring throughout the year.
Farmhouse Blessings for the New Year,
Dru

NanaDiana said...

Jann- What a wonderful look back at your projects. I love them all and I am so happy to have found you here in Blog World. Blessings to you for a continued Happy and wonderful New Year! xo Diana

Rose L said...

Quite a creative and colorful year you had and I enjoyed it all.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Jann,
I enjoyed looking at your year in review photos, and I really loved that fire pit ya'll made!
Happy New Year,
Dorothy and Wilma

Joanne said...

I LOVE coming here. Comfy cozy and I always leave with a smile!
Blessings, Joanne

Bernideen said...

What a fun year with so many creative ideas!!! Happy New Year!

Katherine Wolak said...

What a fantastic year indeed! :) Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year my dear!

Hugs,

Winnie said...

Lovely and interesting recap :)
I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year

Nancy said...

I so enjoyed joining you on your look back at 2012, Jann. Your projects were inspiring and I can't wait to see what you show us in 2013. I'm glad I met you and began following your blog. God bless you!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello, my sweet friend!
This past year has been a busy one for you. I am so happy to have discovered your delightful blog this past year. What a blessings each one of your posts have been.

Im' looking forward to this coming year as we share our joy of blogging together.

Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzz,
Carolynn xxx

Debra said...

You have had so many great posts that I have enjoyed but I DO HAVE TO SAY that I got the biggest laugh from Dead and Breakfast. LOL again. You people are nuts ! :) love it:)