Before moving on to 2019, I am looking back on the year to talk about which projects were the most liked, the most read, and my favorite posts of 2018
Whew boy. I can’t believe we are already in a new year, but I’m low key glad 2018 is over.
We definitely had some super high points in our 2018 (like adopting our main little man), but we also had some pretty low ones. Let’s just say the joy of adoption doesn’t change the fact that infertility sucks. And on a more superficial level, we had a guest bathroom renovation that was slated to take six weeks and instead took….almost THE ENTIRE YEAR and nearly derailed my blog entirely.
Before moving on to talk about what we have planned for 2019, I thought it might be fun to share with you guys what YOU guys seemed to like the most in 2018 and what I liked writing/doing the most as well!
Y’ALLS FAVORITE POST
My knockoff West Elm curtain rods. Guys. Who would have known that because of snow day boredom this would be created and you guys would really like it? Also, fun fact – these were some of the very first photos I took with my big girl camera and I had NO IDEA what I was doing. I still really don’t, but I’m a work in progress.
These curtain rods are the most pinned project I have and since its posting in January of 2018, over 3500 people have come to my site just to look at that one post alone. That’s not a whole lot to some, but to me it means a ton! It means that this blog is doing its small part to make a change and help your home tell its own story and on a budget at that! Having pretty things doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
MY FAVORITE POST
I think I am gonna have to go with my Christmas porch decor. I’m not sure why this was my favorite – I think mostly because it was really fun to do and although I felt unsure of every decision I made out there, I was so happy with how it turned out. I had never decorated any room outside of our living room for Christmas before, but I was up for the challenge and I am thankful for being a part of a Merry and Bright Blog Hop that forced me out of my comfort zone!
And just for fun….
MY LEAST FAVORITE POST
If you’ve read my blog at all, chances are you’ve heard me talk about our guest bathroom renovation. This technically isn’t one single post but it’s this whole dang entire One Room Challenge series of renovating our guest bathroom. We had super high hopes and even higher expectations and failed miserably. What was supposed to be a six week project turned in to well over 8 months. EIGHT. MONTHS. Sure we had to stop to plan and execute a nursery, but that wasn’t even really a hinderance.
It’s been rough, but I did try to focus on the good things and be thankful for what we have learned along the way even though it has taken FOR FREAKING EVER.
And would you know – WE HAVE ROUNDED A CORNER! As I live and breathe we are 99% DONNNEEEE! I am about to jump out of my FRICKING MOTHER CUSSING skin (and directly into that shower to use it and roll around on the floor a little bit) but husband says we at least have to let the caulk dry. He’s no fun. I am so excited that it’s almost done, but even MORE excited that I get to share it with you all very soon!
We definitely already have plans for 2019 that I’ll be sharing with you soon, but lemme tell you what it ain’t gonna involve is another bathroom renovation. Unless we hit the big time and Home Depot sponsors and bankrolls the entire thing, including the crew to do everything while I sit on the couch and enjoy a nice cuppa somethin’ with yoga pants and no bra on.