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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

They say it's a wrap!

When I thought about doing the best of 2010 project post, I have to honestly say not one particular project or projects came to mind.   Let me take you down memory lane, a few projects, a few disasters later....
January 2010, After two long years of being on the decorating site RMS,(Rate my space) I just about had it over there. It was very positive in the beginning, and I formed many friendships, most of whom I interact with still on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it went sour for me and some other gals....But I like to think of it as a major stepping stone for me. Because of RMS........
I started my blog and my first post was about ME, and my purpose January 7, 2010 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5tOA2F7YKT4/S0aTZvY4V2I/AAAAAAAAAIw/p24KFceXkyY/s320/mE.jpg I did 57 posts my first Month! A little obsessive I would say.
February came quickly, and that is when I discovered all the fun Meme parties out there. I started to participate with Barb from Grits and Glamour in her weekly vignette party.  I never even knew what a vignette was, sounded good though!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5tOA2F7YKT4/S3Aw115vNqI/AAAAAAAAAe0/B8BoGd_Um40/s400/102_2430.JPGMarch is when things really started kicking into gear for me.  I was anxious,and very excited about my new followers. It really inspired me to do more projects, I even started to do some outdoor table scapes.
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APRIL, well that's my Birthday!  I have to say though, that month, I started to fizzle out here, feeling anxious about what I would do to keep everyone coming back and inspired.   I only had 14 posts, I was losing my MOJO.
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MAY, kicked into gear for me, and I believe that is when I may have started my Before and After party, I already had my Garage salen party, but hey add more to my plate. 
This was my first lamp redo, and I could not get over the overwhelming comments on this post, I believe it was 90, for a lamp shade.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5tOA2F7YKT4/S_GCKLXHgpI/AAAAAAAACqE/uk3J7sS8jLA/s640/100_3008.JPGIt really showed me how even  the little things can inspire so much. 
JUNE, JULY and AUGUST
Tried out for OPRAH: FAIL
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5tOA2F7YKT4/TCgIJgvaKgI/AAAAAAAADSY/F8aeWAeH3xc/s640/oprah.jpg Ran over a can of red spray paint in the GARAGE: FAIL


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5tOA2F7YKT4/TBlmmjZBt2I/AAAAAAAADNE/Td0Dzs9zo1o/s400/100_3885.JPGThen before I knew it, it was back to school time for the boysJack did not know how to write cursive, and I was so concerned. You all were so gracious to give your feedback and advise on that.  Turned out after all, it was no big deal.  He now can write it, and even read it most of the time.


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By the time September rolled around. THings were getting a little overwhelming for me out here in Blog land.  I had now TWO parties, of course I brought that all on myself.....

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By the time October came, I had forgotten about September and was quickly thinking about Halloween and parties. I do believe this is where the real slow down began for me.
I made my announcement that I would be taking a step back.  I gave up all my parties, and took a break.
Best thing I ever did.  I not only regrouped, I took a break from it all.  
I am much happier, my family is happier, and although I still spend a  lot of time blogging, I do not spend a lot of time obsessing over what I can and will do next.  I am taking it as it comes.  I don't have to do anything. There is no pressure at all.
November, December,
Time with family, friends and enjoying my life.
 
As we never know what tomorrow will bring.......Wishing you all Peace, Love and Happiness in the New Year.
Debbie
XXX000
Thank you so much for your friendships and encouragement.  You sure know how to make a girl feel good.

I am joining Rhoda's party today. I think this entire blog has been one big project for me:)
Show and tell Friday with Cindy

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51 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

Your tablescapes and painting were what I originally remember about your blog... your personality is the best part though.

Happy New Year.

December 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

I'm so glad you left RMS to start your blog. It has been a blast and you are soooooo funny! Have enjoyed all of your post! Happy 2011!

December 29, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Debbie,
Didn't that year go fast? It has been fun following along with you. I remember your post of running over the paint can! Something that could so happen here, too!
Happy New Year!
Wendy

December 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

First of all, I love this post. Thank you for being so honest and real with your reasons for blogging and all the feelings that came along with it. Sometimes watching what is happening to some blogs I have read for a long while, I feel like I am in high school, watching the "in" crowd:-) I blog only for fun and to keep track of what we are up to for my faulty memory!

It has been a pleasure to discover your blog and I wish a very blessed 2011 to you and your family.
Sue

December 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger DanielleisNesting said...

It's so fun to read your posts. Your personality really shines through in everything you're doing! Hugs. Happy New Year!

December 29, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Eileen @ My Evergreen Place said...

I love your blog Debbie and always come to get a smile.

Happy New Year!

December 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Don't forget about the post you put up where you shocked everyone with the gross, rotting foot picture:) That was a good one. You always bring up good subjects too, like kids and drinking...that was one of my favorites.

Here's to 2011 and more blogging and blabbing from you:)

December 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh yes Victoria, the foot one did not make some so happy you know lol!~ I had so much content on this blog to choose from, I just wrote more of my defining times that I recalled. The drinking one was very very good, I will have to touch on that subject again sometime.

December 29, 2010 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger jamfiescreations1 said...

I just love your blog and your wonderful posts. You go girl!

December 29, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Debbie, I followed you from RMS. You and a couple of others are the reason I started blogging. I don't expect to be as successful as you but I love keeping in touch with the friends I have made.
I have already felt some of the stress. Christmas was hard for me because I wasn't as fast as everyone. I had to remember I was doing everything for myself and not for the blog. I will save the Christmas pics for next year's reprise.
I so enjoy your blog and your sweet family. You are my inspiration. I have laughed with you and at you. You are so funny and I LOVE funny. Keep being yourself, Love and Hugs, Ginger

December 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

it's been wonderful seeing your before and afters on your blog, and getting to know you. here's to a happy new year!

December 29, 2010 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger La said...

Looks like a great year to me...well maybe except for the paint can mishap.

You were my first follower and I love you for that. Your sense of humor is always a delight and I always have fun when I visit.

Happy New Year! La

December 29, 2010 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Tee said...

Debbie, Congrats on your bloggy anniversary. I'm reading a bible study now on finding joy in our creativity. The book talks about how some people are "all 31 flavors" kind of people and some are "plain vanilla". I think that's why you've been so successful this year - you're a "31-girl" in a sea of vanilla. Looking forward to seeing what crazy things you are up to this year.

December 29, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Well I think Oprah just missed out ! :>)

December 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Debbie, I love your post! Congrats on your first year of blogging, it can become a huge thing in our lives, that is for sure. Slowing down is a good thing for families, we can all get so obsessed with this blogging thing. So, do what you want to do at your own pace! Happy New Year to you, so glad you linked up.

December 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Phoenix Peacock said...

What a FABULOUS year you have had!

December 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I always try to look at the bright side and you slowing down and just posting when you Really want to helps me not feel like such a slacker lol.... seriously I am glad you've reached a balance and will be enjoying your blog more without the stress and pressure.

Happy New Years~!
Sonny

December 29, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a note of encouragement on the "What I wore Wednesdays"!!

December 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Oh..Jeez...I was SURE I was going to see those pumpkins again:>) I found you sometime in late August and have loved following you. It was fun to read this post because I had no idea you were involved in RMS. And, I hadn't even heard of THAT until I started blogging.

It has been fun getting to know you and I am so glad that you decided to ride out the rough patches and stick around. Hugs to you and Happy New Year! Diana

December 29, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger AmericKim said...

What a fun year! Great re-cap!

December 29, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Debbie,

I enjoyed going down memory lane with you today and look forward to another year with you! You have a fabulous personality and you always manage to bring a smile to my face whether it is from reading your posts or a comment you wrote on my blog.

I also got caught up on posts I have missed. You are a hoot - love the model shots! Great necklace! I love your snowflake glassware. Looks like you have been taking some great photos with your new camera! I love the shots of the boys, they are so handsome!

I cannot wait to see what you come up with in 2011!

Happy New Year and God Bless!

~ Tracy

December 29, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger In the grand scheme of things said...

Hi Debbie! I hope you had a great Christmas. I so remember when you ran over the red can. Its hard to beleieve that its been a year. It will be a year for me in Feb. Time goes by so fast doesnt it? I love your blog and I am so glad that I am following you!

December 29, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great post, Debbie. I know what you mean about it all. It is a job and sometimes it is a bit overwhelming. I am thankful for the friendships make through blogging though even though ours started before blogging. I need to do like you and not constantly think about the next post!!

December 29, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Paige said...

Go you! Just toured your home and OMG your kitchen is lovely. I especially love your hanging clock, been searching for one of those for my kitchen actually! Have a fantastic New Year. Happy 2011!

December 29, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad you slowed down and stuck around.
Happy New Year !

December 29, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

OK, the highlight for me was the red spray paint! Yep, she is my kind of gal!!

Happy New Years to you and Mr. Hottie!

Carol

December 29, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

I loved this recap!! Even the "bad" parts ;) I don't think I ever checked back- were you able to get the red paint off the garage floor? ;)

December 29, 2010 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

you are a hoot girl!!! I'm way behind on blogging! Here's to another year but without the red spray paint! lol!

Love ya girl!
Jennifer

December 29, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Great post, Debbie! Blogging is great fun, but such a learning curve, too! Glad you figured out how to make it work in your life...pressure to perform just takes away the fun! Glad we are friends! XO

December 29, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am just so glad you didn't stop blogging. And if it weren't for you, I wouldn't have my Junkin Finds party which I really enjoy. Thanks!

December 29, 2010 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Nichol said...

I have been here following for almost 1 year and so glad I have been. Your blog is inspiring and FUN! Happy New Year to you and your family.

December 29, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

It's been a great year and fun to see your posts!
Best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family!
Liz

December 29, 2010 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wow that was a flashback for me as well cause I was there every step of the way...it went by so fast this year didn't it? So glad you are part of my life Deb, and also your latest hair do is the best one so far! Happy New Year to you and so glad you found the right balance in your life!

December 30, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger xinex said...

It's all a learning experience and I am glad it all turned out ok at the end and everybody's happy which is important. Happy New Year to you all, Debbie!...Christine

December 30, 2010 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Whoa! This post- I loved!! I loved it! I'd be scared to put my year down in one post. I'm impressed by your year though!

December 30, 2010 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger cheeky curves said...

Have always loved visiting you, wishing you all the best for the New Year

December 30, 2010 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Debbie, I'm glad you are finding a balance -- the run-over paint can must have been a "sign"! Hugs, Kim

December 30, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh no the red paint, I missed that!
It's been fun getting to know you this year, can't wait to see what you are up to in 2011!
XO
Kristin

December 30, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Debbie! So fun to look back over your year. Glad you were able to find the balance. Didn't know about the spray paint! :) what a mess! Happy New Year!

December 30, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

You've been busy girl and accomplished a lot this past year-Best wishes for the Best to come in 2011~

December 30, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger linda said...

wow we it sure has been fun all the great posts you have done.Iget tired just looking All the fun filled ideas you have shared .I cant wait to see it all in a book .I know you will come up with even more in the new year and it will have balance in your life .And thanks for all the great posts you did about me i loved them all xxoo love you Moma

December 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I never knew you did parties, of coarse I didn't start blogging until the very end of October. I love coming over here because I never know what to expect-and I like that! I am not going to be posting as much after the first, because I have some pretty big projects to get done before summer. I know I won't be around much in the summer because we have a huge yard, two really large gardens, and of coarse the rest of my spare time is spent in the pool. Anyhoo, I am glad I found your blog because I really like it.

December 30, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Wow! Debbie what a great year of blogging you have had. It's wonderful to know you.

Happy New Year! ~Melissa :)

December 30, 2010 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Great recap! I love your blog and so glad I found it...love your personality and use of color. You seem like such an involved and fun mom and I love that too.

Best wishes for a dynamite new year!

Pat

December 30, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

I guess you could say your biggest project this year was finding out more about yourself this year! Seriously! I bet I speak for everyone when I say we all have enjoyed getting to know "YOU" this year! Whatever you do we love, laugh, sympathize and reflect right along with you. You are a wonderful blogger girlfriend!

December 30, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

I agree, this was a Wonderful recab, Debbie!! I think I've been following most of this year, my first year too :-) & so happy for the 'honor' to get to know you & esp. for your friendship & loads of inspiration!!!!

Have a Very Happy & Safe New Years, Debbie!! Can't wait to see where our blogs lead us next year!!!

Love, Hugs & Many Blessings,
Coreen xoxoxoxo

December 30, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So glad you came back to blogging Debbie and taking it a little easier this time around!

Hope you and your family have a happy and healthy new year! Looking forward to all your creativity and fun in 2011!

{[hugs}}

December 30, 2010 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Clara said...

Just discovered your blog today and I agree with Lori, your personality is what it is all about! You are very fun, spunky and inspirational! Also,
love your candor.

December 31, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Hey Deb,
So glad to see this post. I always look forward to popping in to see what you're up to and it never fails to make me smile! I just went back through to read why you started blogging and why its been a roller coaster at times...it has been for me as well. At times I just have to put it aside until the mood strikes again, so thank you for sharing.
I loved the modeling shoot what a hoot but I just have to tell you, are beautiful girl and you have no idea what "thunder thighs" really are until you see mine...My thighs rub together so bad that when I try to jog, my underpants catch on fire!

Happy New year my friend!
Terry
PS I'll be taking a break from blogging for a while, I'm having a total hip replacement Jan. 10th...

December 31, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Hey Deb!!
Great post!!
I am so glad that you started to blog, was sad that you were "taking a break" and was delighted to see that you were back "better than ever".

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Hugs,
Debbie

January 1, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

What a great year in review! I should do this!!


Happy New Year Debbie!

January 2, 2011 at 11:06 PM  

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