Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Best of 2013

There are many ways to make a top 20 list. I could have chosen the most viewed posts, the top pinned ones, the ones with the most comments...but no, I just picked 20 projects that make me smile...and I hope they do the same for you! 

Click on the pictures to see the original posts.

I framed Abe's penny collection and added it to the gallery wall in his room.

I made some felt fruits and vegetables and promised to post patterns like a year ago. I'll get on that eventually...

At least I had a good excuse...we had a baby! (In case you can't tell, these are not in order of importance because she'd definitely be #1.)

We took a fun trip to Phoenix to visit my family and enjoyed a hike in the White Tank Mountains.

I finally posted pictures of my terrarium, which sadly is no more. The plants are still alive but the container cracked (I think I set it down on a small rock or something) and it had to be thrown away. At least I have the pictures to remember it by...

With random toys and game pieces, I put together a simple color matching game for Abe.

My tulips bloomed and I shared a childhood story about my favorite flower.

My spray painted planters looked so cheerful all summer! I'll definitely be doing that again.

We discovered some scientific art activities and experiments, and now I never seem to have enough baking soda and vinegar in the house.

We prettied up our deck a bit and enjoyed it all summer!

I'm a few months behind on writing the updates, but I'm still taking monthly photos of Edie. (Click on the photos if you want to read the updates.)

Dinosaur crayons!

Abe's dinosaur third birthday was my favorite party EVER... 

...and the dinosaur dig s'mores cake was delicious!

We spent some time decorating spiders, bats, and pumpkins for Halloween...

,,,and enjoyed some gorgeous fall weather for our annual trip to the pumpkin patch.

Abe was finally old enough to really enjoy Halloween, and boy, did we have fun!

We made a new advent calendar to hang on our chalkboard wall...

...and put together some Lego ornaments to hide in the bags.

I put my kid in a snowglobe - and it cracks me up every time I look at the tree!

Ok, so this makes 21, but that chubby little painted face is too cute to leave off the list. I'll be back next week to share some Christmas photos, and then it's time to start planning Edie's first birthday!

Want more to explore? Check out my Top 20 from 2012 or the recipescraftsholidays, and local attractions tabs at the top of the page.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely worth going to 21 to get that last pick in :)....looks like a wonderful year!