When is Thanksgiving next year? Has anyone checked? Because it was far too late this year, and I feel like the Christmas season got all compressed in an unpleasant way, causing me to feel rushed while it was happening, and emotionally overwhelmed when it was over. I took the ornaments off the tree today and nearly had a breakdown looking at all the ones the kids made when they were little. Stupid nostalgia-evoking Christmas. Abe is going to grow up and leave in only SIXTEEN MORE YEARS!
Anyway, where was I?
Right, so 2014 is almost over. It was a really great year for me, blogging wise and getting stuff done in the house wise. Tomorrow I’ll take a look back at the goal list we made at the beginning of the year and see how that all went down. But some of my favorite projects weren’t even on that list, so today I’m going to recap some of those, so that I can feel productive and so that those of you who are newer around here can get a quick 2014 highlights tour.
I thought about doing my most viewed posts, but, really, those tend to be whatever got pinned the most. And the stuff that gets pinned the most isn’t necessarily the best. People like to pin things that quick and easy to reproduce, generally speaking, I’ve found. I’m all for quick and easy projects, believe me, but sometimes the things we agonize over and spend forever on get lost in the shuffle on Pinterest.
But just for fun, here’s a list of my top 10 most viewed posts published this year (incidentally, as I’m writing this, I have no clue how much this list and my own list are going to overlap, because I’ve neither looked at what my top 10 most viewed posts are nor decided which my 10 favorites are. I’m just crazy impulsive like that):
10. Bird and Octopus and Dog Themed Master Bedroom Tour
And now here are my top 10 favorite posts/projects, in no particular order (I had a really hard time picking. It’s like trying to pick my favorite child….if I had over a hundred children):
8. Swing Set
10. Squirrel Chairs