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2012: Looking Back // Part 1

December 28, 2012

a year in review :: stuff steph does


2012 was my first full year of blogging. Looking back on where I was 12 months ago, I never would have imagined the blog would be where it is now. I have loved practically every minute I’ve put toward this little website of mine and look forward to continuing to develop it in 2013.

Here is a look back at top posts from the first half of 2012. Top posts are based on a combination of number of comments, number of pins, and just things I liked. If you’re a newer reader here’s a great recap on the stuff you’ve missed and if you’ve been reading since the beginning (thanks, Mom) then this will be a fun trip down memory lane. 


Ah, my first photos using a white board background. It took a few months, but in January I finally started getting the hang of taking decent photos of my crafty endeavors. I still have a lot to learn, but this was a good start.

Other January Faves:


February - Felted Loops Pillow

Gosh this pillow was by far the most involved thing I made in 2012. But I don’t regret taking on the challenge. It still has a prime spot on the bed, so I am reminded every day of the pain pleasure I had making it.

Other February Faves:


My first post to make it on Craftgawker. I mean, why not make yarn out of plastic bags!?

Other March faves:


The Sangria Recipe post is by far my most pinned post. I think serving the fruity wine in Patron bottles is what made the post so popular.  For whatever reason, these sangria pics are still making their way through Pinterest Land.
Other April Faves:


These Hanging Garden Tins may be the top post of the year. They have been featured on’s Freshly Pressed, My Apricot Hill, and Earth 911. I love the simplicity of reusing tin cans and the bright colors hanging from the fence. I can’t wait to pull these out again next year.

Other May Faves:


Not many crafts in June, but lots of Limes! Somehow I found myself with a boat load of limes and had to figure out what to do with them before they spoiled. The Asparagus Lime Pie was pretty disgusting, but the Barbecue Lime pork chops and Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad are definitely worth repeating!
Other June Faves:



That’s it for the first half! Come back on Monday for the recap of the second half of 2012. Enjoy your weekend and happy, happy friday!




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1 Comment

  • Reply Jenny December 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    It was a great first half. Looking forward to 2013.

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