Ah, the end of the year. Time to take stock of 2015 and share the best of the best. At least that was the plan, but you know, I've done that before ~ twice actually ~ and while the most popular posts are always fun to highlight, this year, I thought I would share my own personal favorites with you.
One from each month of the year.
Perhaps you've already read them, commented on them or were inspired to make your own version of one of them. Perhaps not. Maybe you're a new reader and you've never seen these posts before.
Either way, new to you or not, I hope you enjoy looking back at this Exquisitely Unremarkable year with me.
Kindness does matter. Many years ago I had a teacher who was unkind. Here's my tale and how her behavior shaped mine.
So, after a year and half of listening to people tell me that if I wanted to be serious blogger I needed to get off Blogger, I did. In September of 2014, I moved over to WordPress. I lasted five months. Here's why.
I admit it, I am addicted to banners. They are easy to construct, super inexpensive and pretty! This is one of my favorites.
Nothing adds charm and personality to a room like fabric. A sweet pattern affixed to glass cabinet doors is a fast way to warm up any space...and cover up the mess inside. Not that I have a mess inside. Shhh.
I enjoyed letting you in on my super easy cheat.
I may be a red, red, red girl, but truth be told, white on white is my dream decor. There is something so fresh and elegant about it and nobody does it better than my friend Kelly ~ and it's real life people. She has three teenage boys and a dog. This house was a dream to shoot and feature on my site. When people ask me if it's my house, I am tempted to say yes.
Sometimes you run across a piece of your past that stops you in your tracks.
This piece was super popular on my site and others as well. I guess people liked the idea, because it's an easy way to get a custom look, even if you don't sew. It's one of my favorites because I saved my chair, I ended up with a dreamy patchwork piece I have always wanted, but mostly because I actually did it.
I really thought this kind of thing was way beyond my skill set.
This is a room I never thought I'd have. Thanks to my ultra handy hubby, I have a screened in porch and I love it!
This was the most popular post on my site in 2015. I guess I'm not the only one who likes red, huh?
I wanted a wooden cake stand, but I didn't want to pay upwards of $50 for one and I do not own any power tools of my own. Here is how I constructed one for a few bucks with glue and paint.
Tastes change and evolve. I dug up a few photos of what this place looked like several years ago. I think my simpler style is a better fit. What do you think?
Earlier I mentioned my banner addiction, well, now I have another one. Gift bags! I made a few Christmas crafts from them this year. I think this one was my favorite and apparently, I'm in good company. It was featured in The Huffington Post.
You can also see me sand wood with a nail file.
What? It works.
Last but not least, here's my baker's dozen pick. After all, thirteen is my lucky number.
I have been making these signs for a while now. I believe I featured two of them in my first year of blogging. They are the quintessential Kim project...quick, cheap and super easy to do.
Well, there you have it, my favorites of the year.
Of course, while I enjoy sharing my ideas, crafty or otherwise, talking to yourself is no fun at all....trust me, I do it enough to know. It's the visits from you, my loyal readers, that make each post truly special to me.
I am truly grateful for the interaction and time you spend here more than you could ever know.
Happy New Year friends.
May 2016 be exquisite and remarkable.
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