Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 In Review & Happy New Year

It's always fun to look back over the last year and see what I accomplished and what you guys found the most interesting.  

Here are a few of my most viewed posts or pins in 2014.

My #1 and ALLTIME most viewed post with close to half a million views is
 Feed A Crowd For Under $5  A really good budget meal is always a winner. This was not a new post this year, but it amazes me that it continues to be #1.

Mini-Kitchen Redo is again #2.  Under $600 and it doesn't look like the same kitchen.

French Antique Breadboards  This was my 3rd most pinned and viewed post of 2014.  You guys love breadboards and ammo baskets as much as I do.

Frugal & Thrifty Budget Ideas  We started off the year with some great ideas
for saving tons of money.  Did you guys follow through on this plan?  I kept up with most of it and really did save more than usual.

Country French Checks-Family Room Is Done  After a lot of trial and error, the family room
finally got some new drapes.  Seems like checks are a favorite with most everyone.

My Summer Home Tour got a lot of comments and pins.  I think we all love to see tours, I know I do. 

When To Be Trendy & When To Pass  Trying to stay current and still true to our own style
is always a balancing act.

How To DIY Acrylic Tray  This was the final summary of my desk accessories and makeover. You guys were all redoing your desks too, so all three posts showing my Kate Space knock-offs and gold leaf accessories were timely.

New Lamps and Yes To The Greek Key  Simple projects sometimes make the biggest
 impact on a room.

Warm and Cozy Fall Master  You guys loved my glammed up bedroom as much as I do.

Thanksgiving Table Pulled Right Out Of Goodwill  Proving thrifty can look really elegant. 

A Mother's Miracle.  This post was really about the power of prayer.  I hope you will watch this  again.  Even though this was a Mother's Day post, it is so perfect for this time of year.  You guys took this video viral.

Christmas Open House was a great finish to the year.  

To see more, check out the Most Viewed in 2013

I had a fabulous year thanks to all of you for following along.  I love to change things up and you are all so encouraging.  Your friendship is one of my biggest blessings and my very favorite thing about blogging. I look forward to seeing your projects and following all of your adventures during 2015.  

God Bless You All and I hope 2015 is your Best Year Ever.

You can still link up to Inspire Me.  So much to see so check a few things out.

 I am joining the following parties:
 Savvy Southern Style  , Green Willow Pond , Ivy and Elephants , DIY by Design ,
 We Are That Family ,Style Sisters ,City Farmhouse ,Beyoned The Picket Fence ,
Home Stories A to Z ,Maison de Pax ,The Blissful Bee ,
Love of Family & Home ,The Dedicated House , Craftberry Bush ,
The Shabby Creek Cottage , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse  A Delightsome Life , 
 Imparting Grace ,  From My Front Porch To Yours ,

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  1. Loved seeing all the pretty changes you made throughout the year Marty and I look forward to seeing what's ahead for the new year! Wishing you the new year!!

  2. You are my inspiration sweet lady. ou have done so much and yet small changes that mae a huge difference in a home and that is what I admire so much in your elegant, classy style.
    Looking forward in 2014 to more inspiration, specially in the vignettes, which are all gorgeous!

  3. You continue to have such wonderful posts and fabulous decor inspiration. Yours is a blog I look to every day! Wishing you a wonderful 2015, Jane

  4. It's always so fun to look back and see what everyone has been doing all year in a nutshell. Makes me realize how busy we all are and why I always feel so tired. It feels good though to realize what one can accomplish in such a short time and usually inspires me to start off the new year with a new list of projects. Thanks for sharing Marti and stopping by to visit. I haven't been blogging for quite a while now, but occassionally just post something mostly so that I have a record of the projects and progress in my life. Hope you have a wonderful New Year Marti!

  5. You always have such great posts, Marty! I think my favorites are the great finds you share from the thrift store. You always seem to find the best things.

    Happy New Year!

  6. Gosh! You have the best ideas and inspiration! :) I love to see how successful your blog continues to be.
    Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year!
    Happy New Year my friend!
    See you soon!!!!

  7. So fun seeing a recap of your year. Sending you wishes for a wonderful 2015.

  8. Marty, you are a busy woman! I'm going back to reread some of these posts.

    Happy New Year!!

  9. Dear Marty, Lovely posts.
    I wish you a Happy and Blessed New Year. xo Catherine

  10. I love the Mother's Day post -- it's so inspiring! Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

  11. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year !

  12. Dear Marty. It's always a pleasure visiting your blog and thank you for the link parties. You have your own style and your recap posts are gorgeous. Thank you for your New year wish and i wish you a fabulous 2015 with lot more to see in Stroll thru life. Love and hugs Sujatha:):)

  13. It's been a great year and you always have great posts! I'll have to try that first recipe that's so popular! Best Wishes to you for a Happy New Year! Liz

  14. It's been a joy following you in 2014 Marty. Like I've said to you before, you are my Vignette Guru and Go To Source for vignette ideas. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Creative New Year and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2015!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  15. Wishing you and your family many blessings! Happy New Year! ;)

  16. Happy New Year Marty. Your posts are so fabulous and you are so inspirational with everything you do. I look forward to a new year filled with friendship shared and lots and lots of fun new projects and post for the new year.

  17. Happy New Year - hope you have a great 2015!

  18. Marty,
    A fabulous Year In Review, dear friend!!!
    Inspirational and miracle filled!!!
    Looking forward to seeing A Stroll Thru Life in 2015!!!

  19. Your home is so always have great posts, Marty!
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
    Mary Alice

  20. I just can't pick a favorite...I like all of them. So much fun to follow you and yor link parties!
    I wish you a very Happy 2015!

  21. Happy New Year to your and your family, Marty! Looking forward to what you do this year!

  22. Happy New Year, Marty! Oh, you are just amazing and have made your home the most beautiful! Here's to blogging with you again in this new year!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  23. Happy New Year Marty! Love all your posts and hope to have many more lovely post in this year from you!