A Look Back at 2013

Now that my chicks are back in the nest and we’ve had our little Christmas together, I can hardly believe 2013 is on its way out the door.

It’s been a year of highs and lows for my family, but God has been faithful and has grown all of us in unimaginable ways.  We’re all looking forward to 2014 and I’ve been pondering that over the last week or so.    My home and personal goals are slowly crystalizing and I’ll be sharing those here soon, along with a look back at how I did with 2013’s goals.  Probably a mixed bag, I’m guessing. 🙂

I’ve also already drilled down on my Word of the Year, and I’ll be sharing that soon, too.   Whew, lots to talk about in the New Year!

But for today, I’m looking back at 2013 on the blog.  It’s been a year of some great projects and makeovers and also a year where I let you into my heart a little more.  This blog has continued a slow and steady growth and while I know I have much left to do to make this space all it can be for me and you, I’m pretty proud of the strides we’ve together!

2013 recap


So enjoy this look back, and if you’re new here (Welcome!) feel free to look around a bit!


winter mantel mantle

My Winter Mantel


green rug

A February No-Spend Challenge


DIY burlap corkboard

DIY Burlap Corkboard


ASCP Versailles armoire makeover

A New Before & After: Versailles Armoire


Guest room after

Guest Room Reveal


flag bunting cover

DIY Burlap Flag Bunting


Jute Clay Pot Wreath cover

DIY Jute Clay Pot Wreath


Annie Sloan Provence chairs

Annie Sloan Provence Chairs


banana bread cover

The BEST Banana Bread


inMercy blog tease

(in)Mercy Phase 2 and My Kenyan Connection


Harvest centerpiece cover

Easy Harvest Centerpiece


Christmas mantel

My Christmas Mantel

I hope you enjoyed this peek back at 2013!  I’ll pop back in to wish you a Happy New Year, but in the meantime I’m entertaining some Texas Aggies for the Chick Fil A Bowl and enjoying their company.  We’ll be ringing in the New Year after the game and then hanging with some dear friends on New Years Day.

What are your New Year’s plans?   I’d love to hear how you’re celebrating!  Have a blessed day, all.

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  1. Staying home with the family….which is how I like it. Happy New Year Heidi!

  2. what a great year! i love that guest room! cheers to 2014!

  3. Bring on 2014!

  4. Kelly Palmer says

    New Years Day is my Husband’s and my 12th anniversary. We are going to the Atlanta area for the day but not sure exactly what we will be doing. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2014!

  5. Loved seeing the recap of the 2013 highlights…Spending the New Years Eve with friends and overnight guests…I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!!!

  6. Happy New Year, Miss Heidi!

  7. Wow, Heidi! You accomplished so much this year!! I still love that DIY cork board so much! Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year! 🙂

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