Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best of 2013

Hey Polka Dotted Friends!!!  It's hard to believe the year is coming to a close.  The past 12 months have been jam-packed with a lot of fun for my family and I.  I wanted to share some of the year's highlights with you.

One of my favorite projects was my craft room makeover here.  We put a pretty coat of aqua on the walls, added some contemporary pieces to the room for organization and a few vintage-inspired finds.  I was able to purge a lot of craft supplies I no longer need, but there's still more to do in 2014!  I see more shelving in my future :)

My new blog series "Saturday Spaces" kicked off in the early part of the year, showcasing some incredibly inspiring spaces that I plan to borrow some ideas from, like this one from lilhoneybeestudios here.  Look for more studios in 2014.

June brought our annual trip to North Carolina to visit close friends AND I met my awesome facebook friend Paula from Scrap Your World for the 1st time!  We met up with DonnaK and her sweet mama, Sandra, for hours of crafting, laughing and some serious fun.

July brought the surprise 50th anniversary for my parents I planned with help from my brother and good friends of my folks.  My parents are a true testament that love CAN conquer all ♥  Read more about the handmade party goodness in this post here.

In August, 2 of my kids were baptized in front of dear family and friends...a life-changing event for us all.

On the one-year anniversary of Polka Dotted Bliss, my sweet and talented friends helped me celebrate with a fun twist on a Halloween Blog Hop.  See all the Cute & Spooky goodness here.

At the end of 2012, I decided to make more of an effort to reconnect with long-time friends in 2013, and I am so glad I did!  While in St. Louis and here in Virginia, I got to hang with some of my oldest and dearest friends...you know the kind where you can just let your hair down (or out, in my case) and be YOU?  I plan on doing more of this in 2014 and I've got a lot more in store,
so hope you'll visit often :)  What  was the best part of 2013 for you?

Wishing you and yours a wonderful, prosperous, light-filled New Year!