By the way, I am not hosting a giveaway in honor of my blogaversary like most bloggers do.
I am way too lazy and much too cheap and I have no connections other than to get you a good price on a fine automobile.
If you are looking for that, email me and I can hook you up in honor of my “blogaversary”.I was going to show you my favorite projects from the past year but then as I composed it, it started sounding like a mix between a résumé and an ad for a cool craft store.
So here is what happened this year on the blog and in my life in a brief bullet point list.
Without the bullet points.
In the back room.
On deep discount clearance. I got galvanized plant tins free from my neighbor and added Wal Mart stickers to it.
I put it on Pinterest and it got lots of hits.
Until they all realized that I actually did nothing but slap stickers on a tin can.
I figured out how to enlarge the pictures on my blog so you don’t have to squint in order to see them.
That took me all of a year and two months to figure out.
Normal person = would have taken two days of blogging to figure out.
The realization that I will never make millions blogging becomes clearer and clearer.
I wrote some lyrics from a Rascal Flatts song on a piece of cardboard with chalkboard paint and it becomes the focal point of our family room.
Replaces jelly stains on a couch as the focal point.
I took you all along with us as our little family cheaped our way to Wisconsin Dells last summer.
You were also there for the car sickness that ensued and you aren’t the same for it.
I took an Ikea kiddie table and made it look less Ikea-ish and more kiddish.
It is now sitting in my kids’ toy room with marker stains all over it.
I created several craptastic items from Goodwill and Dollar Tree.
Dollar Tree corporate office contacted me and asked me to keep a permalink on my blog on their website but won’t pay me a dime.
I no longer feature as many Dollar Tree items anymore.
And will be referring to them as Dollar General going forward.
My friend and business partner, Melissa or Lissma as she was known around here moved to Cali.
In the dead of winter.
My heart tore just a little and I miss her daily.
I was contacted by BlogHer in February and asked to be a part of their affiliate program.
And maybe a little dancing.
In my pajamas.
In the driveway.
I made curtains that ended up being featured on another blog,
Learned life lessons: never trust a blogger who is also a professional designer.
This is what Target is for.
I decided to redo my basement on a budget.
“I” meaning Rebecca, my husband and myself.
It took two weeks, a lot of paint and more money than I thought.
“I” did a great job.
“I” will also never be coming to my home with the lure of food and wine.
I started painting furniture this year.
I also started binge drinking this year.
Thank you so much for joining me on this journey for yet another year.
It feels like I just started doing this.
No, it doesn’t.
It feels like I have done this for two years.