Sunday, December 29, 2013

Top Posts of the Year

As the year winds down and a new one on the horizon,
I am reviewing my posts from this past year with the highest views.


There is nothing more haunting then an abandoned building.
And I guess we are all fascinated by halls that echo our past.
This post was the highest view of 2013.

1 Acre Farm Layout
Even on a small 1-acre farm, you can create a self-sufficient homestead

Super Easy Fall Wreath
How to make a pretty Fall sunflower wreath.  Super easy tutorial.

Chewy Brownie Recipe
Is it a brownie or are they cookies?  An easy recipe for some delicious cookies!

Wooden Box DIY
How to build a centrepiece box.  Easy step by step tutorial.

Pink Serenity
A pretty tablescape with my fave dishes by Royal Albert.


Blogger Home Tours

This year I started a home decor series featuring other blogger' home.
It went over extremely well, proving that we all love wondering each others homes!
I found when the blogger announced I featured their home on their own blog,
I got high volume traffic.

Down To Earth Style

The Endearing Home

The Long Awaited Home

Cozy Little House

Willow Wisp Cottage

Southern Hospitality

Our Home Away From Home


My Favourite Post
The Long Journey Back
Daughter Rachel gets back on her horse for the first time since her accident back in 2011.
A successful milestone for her.


I would have to say that 2013 was a changing year for me.
A good year.
I made the move to boarder-town Sarnia. A move I have been wanting to do for a long time.
This year marked my first time as an empty nester.  Last child left home to attend school.
I kept track, documented and analyzed farms for sale that I toured.
Done some great thrifting.
Sold my rental property.
Changed my blog name and bought my own domain.
Highlighted some very talented bloggers.  See the Blogger Spotlight above tab.
We had an awesome road trip to California.♥

And as with all years, I meet and followed some wonderful bloggers!!


I will linking up with these parties
Top Projects 2014 at Southern Hospitality
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Tuesdays at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
History and Home at We Call It Junkin

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  1. It was a great year Diane! Loved your recap - congrats on moving to Sarnia! I haven't been there in years but I love the Lake Huron coastline.

    Happy New Year!

  2. What a great idea to do a post like this. You had a really good year and I wish for you a happy and healthy new year too! Blessings, Pamela

  3. You've had a lot of changes in 2013! Here's to 2014, my friend!

  4. Great year! I loved the one about your daughter and the display box you made. I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy New Year.

  5. You are an amazing woman, I admire you. You had a lot of really great posts this last year. Happy New Year!!!

  6. I just have to say it looks like you had a great year. I love all the pictures of abandoned properties. They are fascinating. I will have to make the little box. I can't wait to see what you are up to next year.