WOW what a year! I’ll be honest…. I was pretty oblivious that it “really” takes that much work to run a blog! I haven’t quite reached my one year mark yet with Lavender and Lemon Drops but I’ve already learned A LOT! I’ve made a few new and dear friends through blogging and I’m really LOVING it! I decided to browse around in the “Stats” area of my blog and thought it would be fun to do a little yearly wrap up. I’ll share your “Favorite” blog posts along with a few of mine.
Lets start with your favorites:
# ONE – was my Striped Bathroom
This is my boys bathroom/the main bath. I LOVE the transformation and I still think it might be my favorite room in the house! This is also my #1 FAVORITE post!
# TWO – The Anthropology Knock Off Lamp Shade
I made this lamp shade for a client. I was inspired by a lamp shade I found at Anthropology but gasped at the price! It was fun to create a knock off version for less than ten bucks!
# THREE – Tiered Plate Stands
This was one of my very first posts. Honestly when I checked my Stats to see what the “favorite” posts were I was rather surprised to see this one but I’m glad you like them :) These cute little stands are perfect for hosting parties and serving up all of those yummy treats.
Now for my Favorites:
Knock Off West Elm Curtains
The Faux Beam Shelf
That big ol’ shelf added A LOT of character to my living room! Do you guys remember my on going battle between layouts? Well…. I’m still kinda in love with this one so I might be rearranging soon ;)
The Old Revamped Mirror
This is one of my favorite things in my home! I’m so glad the first attempt at refinishing my old mirror didn’t work out because I created this!
Thanks you so much for following along with me as I explore my creative side and grow my blog! I truly appreciate all of my followers and every single comment you leave! I also want to thank all of my Party Peeps. I am grateful for the weekly opportunities to link up and share what I’ve been working on. I hope to kick off the new year with a more catchy blog design that my sweet husband is helping me with! I wish you all the very best through next year :)
linking up to these great bloggers
So I’m not one to really do reviews but this thing rocks so I thought I would share it with you :)
The one thing I REALLY wanted for Christmas was a new vacuum…. I know I know….. I’m lame ha ha. I LOVE a clean house what can I say. My old vacuum was over heating and was only capable of cleaning one room at a time before it completely shut down for at least 24 hours. We did a little research and found the Shark Vacuum. It compares to the lovely Dyson but for half the price.
We found the nicest one which normally sells for $199 at Costco for $119! Awesome! Here are the things I love about it….
- Obviously it works really really good! We have a thicker shaggy carpet and it vacuums up everything, no problem. Great sucking power!
- Its small. It fits in between your furniture and all of the little areas my Hoover vacuum wouldn’t.
- It is very easy to push around and use. It swivels from side to side which also helps get into those smaller places.
- It came with extra hoses and brushes for vacuuming your stairs, blinds, or your car!
- Very easy to empty the container
- no dirt/crumb kick back when you vacuum with out the brush on tile/solid surfaces
- easy to store because its compact and small
I really haven’t found anything to complain about yet. I’ve only had it for a few days of course, so if I find anything negative about it I’ll let ya know! If you are in the market for a new vacuum I would check these
bad boys out!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas :)
(This is not a paid advertisement. The opinions expressed are 100% mine.)
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!