Officially rested & refreshed from a 3 week break from the world of blogging, I'm feeling re-inspired and recharged (lots of "re's" going on here...) and I'm excited for 2012.
I feel like we're constantly either stuck in the past or stuck driving forward.
I tend to do the drive forward thing and I have an incredibly awful memory, so taking a pause to look back is healthy and rewarding.
Nothing to be sad about, lots to be thankful for.
So here we go!
In craft/decor projects...here's some of my personal faves from 2011:
There's the Scrabble Tile Pillow...
That reverses to a Diet Coke pillow...
It was my first time doing freezer paper stenciling and I just LOVED it.
We updated our Master Bedroom:
DIY Hurricanes (Which I still use in our house all the time!)
I shared my parent's Family Wall
I made a Beach sign using scrap wood found in the garage:
I put up some wall shutters (I still get giddy over them):
Tutorial for some fabric coasters (also something we still use all the time!):
(we write all sorts of stuff on it...we got further than "chalkboard" haha)
I did what I once thought was unthinkable and added roosters to my kitchen
(and LOVE THEM!)
Turned an antique garage sale mirror into a chic chalkboard!
I tried vinyl for the first time as a reverse type stencil on this birch-look Christmas sign.
It turned out great!
Some recipes from 2011...
Sugar Cookies (our most used recipe in our home)
On the Family Front...2011 was so much fun!!
Maya turned 5 and we reflected on the village that helped raise her...
We went to DISNEY WORLD (and I still talk about it at least once a day)
I also opened up my SHOP this year.
Something that I completely love doing and evolving.
It's been a GOOD year.
I try not to forget how GOOD life is.
How GOOD God is.
Here we go 2012!
Thank you to all of you who continue to stick around and be a part of The Bird's Papaya, it means more to me than you'll ever know :)