I seem to have taken an impromptu week off from blogging. Between hosting Christmas Day, the kids off from school and the general mayhem of the holidays it's been a whirlwind and I can't believe the year is actually coming to a close - can you?
Do you set yearly goals and if so, how'd you do with your list? I laid down a few house goals right here last January, and out of those six I have accomplished a total of ONE! (DIY roman shades which I haven't even blogged about yet!)
Yep - I'd say the 2012 goal list was a bit of a FAIL - but hey! Even though I didn't get to most of the lofty projects I had hoped to this year, I hope my complete and utter non performance makes you feel better about the things YOU didn't get to this year!!
In case you missed any, here are a few of the mind-blowing, earth shattering projects covered this year on SYL.
1/Hannah's closet makeover
2/finished basement, aka "the sea of beige"
3/makeover of kitchen table and chairs
4/stenciled drop cloth curtains
5/unconventional drapery hardware
6/exterior improvements and musings for adding curb appeal
7/DIY Ballard-inspired shelves
9/mirror makover with a lil' bling
12/Rub 'n Buff gallery of ideas
13/shells fit for a mermaid
14/DIY map serving tray
15/fancy schmancy chalkboard lettering
16/host chairs for the dining room
17/hanging heavy art
18/unsticking photos from picture frame glass
20/cleaning silver the lazy way
22/setting a stepping stone path
23/spray painted door hardware
24/the easy way to change the color of door hinges
25/tracing paper and tissue paper wrapped canvases
26/temporary tiered dessert stands
27/DIY docking station from a wine box
And of course, I can't end this year - on a Monday no less - without rounding up some of the yummiest recipes from 2012.
1/pineapple infused vodka (stoli dolis)
2/microwavable brownie in a mug
3/chocolate chip banana cake
4/low fat chocolate spoon cake
5/good old fashioned lasagna
6/puppy chow (aka Texas Trash)
7/blueberry lemon cake
10/hot fudge sauce (and homemade ice cream)
18/sausage and onion risotto
Mangia Mondays will return next week!
Thanks for hanging with me here this year - I appreciate you so very much! Wishing each and every one of you a safe and fun New Year's Eve, and a wonderful, healthy, funny, joy-filled, beauty-full year ahead!