2013 in Review

So this little blog has been chugging along for about four months now.

It’s been a total blessing to me.

I love putting the things I think about down on paper (or rather on the screen) and taking the pictures to go along with them.

I love telling the story of our life through our home.

And I especially love connecting with other people who enjoy the same things.

And since we’re at that time of year when it’s customary to reflect on the year that was, I thought I’d take a look back through Creating This Life’s posts for 2013.

When the blog began, I shared with you a big change at our house: the kitchen remodel.


I so appreciated all your lovely comments. And there were some questions, too, so I did a kitchen remodel Q&A post to answer some of those.

I told you what works for me when dealing with that space above the cabinets and how my mom made some no-sew kitchen cafe curtains for me.

Decorating the space above the cabinets at CreatingThisLife.com

We set some tables and folded some napkins.

Tablescape 1

There was a fall porch and then a Christmas porch.

Fall Lantern

We traveled a bit too. To Chicago, OregonNaperville, IL, Washington DC in the fall,and Germany and Rome at Christmastime. Okay, I guess that’s more than a bit of travel.

georgetown doorway blue

We also stayed closer to home – my home anyway – when we visited Mary Carol Garrity’s amazing home in Atchison, KS.


We talked about estate sale finds, like two pieces of artwork and a silver champagne bucket.

easy silver polishing

I took you on a Christmas home tour.

Christmas garland after

And there were some other Christmas posts too, like this recipe for sugar cookie bars and this sheet music star how-to. And I set up a hot chocolate bar for the winter months and shared that with you too.

hot chocolate tray

There were some project-type posts, like turning empty picture frames into a chalkboard and a memo board, having an antique chair recovered, and creating a family photo wall.

Photo Collage Wall at CreatingThisLife.com

But my favorite posts have been about the little things. The very little things.

Like a single antique plate or little thrifted picture frames.

dining room decorating

Thanks so much for being a part of Creating This Life’s journey this far. Whether you’ve commented on a post, pinned a picture, or taken the time to subscribe, I appreciate it all.

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    1. I so agree, Liz. Happy new year to you!

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