Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Hello, everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
Ours was so nice, quiet and peaceful, just what we needed. :)

In just a few days, 2012 will come to an end and before that happens, I thought it would be fun to post just a few of the many projects we have done this year around our home.

Some are big, some are small, but we had fun with all of them, well, may be not too much fun with one or two
LOL, you know, the ones that gave us all kinds of problems.

Here is looking back at 2012.

We started the year turning our upstairs game room into a larger bedroom for our daughter.
We had to enclose the room, add double doors, and, when all was said and done, it turned out to be a two week project.
Boy, that was a lot of work! 

And later, I painted, glazed and stenciled her dresser

Right after, we started the renovation of our spare bedroom to turn it into a craft room.
We ripped off the carpet, painted the room and installed hardwood floors

Little by little, I am turning it into my craft space.
I made a new balance for the window and changed the look of a $5.00 chandelier.

In our bedroom, I made a coverlet for our bed from an old pair of drapes and we added a new sitting room.

 Through out the year, we have sprayed painted everything but the dog. :)
Here are a few of the projects.

We added a few embellishments to our mantle

I made a burlap and lace runner for our kitchen and we added a pot rack over our island and some new chairs to our breakfast table.

I also had a lot of fun participating on the copycat parties hosted by Debbie at Debbieddo's.
Here are a few samples.

I put together a couple of tablescapes.

We added molding to our front entrance and stained the door.

And I made many, many wreaths and pillows for my porch. :)


It has been such a fun year full of home projects, but the best part for me has been getting to know all of you, making new friends and learning so much from your creativity and beautiful blogs.
I sure do appreciate your friendship!

Thank you all for stopping by!

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  1. Wow! You were really busy in 2012, and accomplished many beautiful projects! Look forward to what you have in store for 2013! Blessings for the New Year! :)

  2. Amazing what you have done! I love your daughter's bedroom and all the pillows you have made!
    I'll have to do a post like yours but first have to load my photos onto my new laptop that hubby bought me for Christmas:)

  3. Wow, Maria- You really got a LOT accomplished this year! Unbelievable all that you got done. I hope all your big projects are behind you for a while so you can relax and enjoy some of your hard work- Blessings- xo Diana

  4. You really completed a lot of projects over the past year! I hardly completed anything. :(

  5. Hello Maria Elena

    Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!

    Hope you have had a wonderful time and many thanks for your good wishes.

    Amanda xx

  6. You surely have been busy this year. Lots of nice project!

  7. Loved all of your projects, Maria! Cant wait to see what you do next year!! :)

  8. My, oh my, oh my, have you been busy, or what?!?! Love your daughter's new room. Love all the projects you have done. Heck, for that matter, I love your entire house!

  9. you had a very busy and creative year. Nanak you for the look back at all of your lovely projects and thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  10. I love all your updates, designs, and holiday decorating! You have been a busy person for sure! I love that pillow with your address too- really nice idea!
    Best Wishes to you and your family for a bright and Happy New Year!

  11. Hi Maria,

    I very much enjoyed your year in review! You have such a lovely home and have completed so many wonderful projects. I'm co-hosting this week with Katherine at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you will stop by for a visit. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

  12. Your home is BEYOND gorgeous and you are MORE than talented. Just beautiful my friend.

    Thank you for coming by and your sweet words regarding my upcoming surgery. I'm trying not to be too scared.

    Blessings for a lovely New Year. I'll be back after I heal up.

    Love to you~Rebecca

  13. Those are some pretty big projects to get done in one year! They all turned out great.

  14. Vaya año más bien aprovechado María Elena, Ya quisiera yo haber hecho un 10% de lo que tu has hecho, Feliz 2013 a ti también

    Un abrazo desde España


  15. What a beautiful home! It's "filled" with talent and creativity!
    Happy New Year, Maria Elena!

  16. Maria Elena, I enjoyed a look back of your beautiful home and all the projects that you took on and completed. It was a very busy and productive year. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Happy New Year!


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