2020 was quite a year! Looking back, it was a strange year with a lot of negatives, but I accomplished a lot. How are you feeling about it? Here’s a recap of my top blog posts from 2020.

I’m happy to see the year end because there were some real downers this year. But aside from the big bad things of 2020, I had a productive year in my home and garden.

And that makes me feel really happy.

I really want to thank you all for following along on the blog, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. Getting to chat with you in comments, DM’s and emails has been a thrill. And this online community has been a lifesaver during this very strange year. I appreciate you all more than you know.

I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at my top blog posts of 2020 because they were your favorites.

They aren’t listed in any particular order, so I grouped them for you in home/DIY and garden categories.

So I hope you’ll enjoy the recap and check out any posts you may have missed!

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Top Home and DIY Blog Posts

We’ve done so many cool DIYs! It’s really amazing how much a can of paint can completely transform a space or a piece isn’t it? Here are some of your favorites from 2020.

How to Paint Wood Cabinets with Chalk Paint

Our kitchen renovation is my top post of all time. And painting those cabinets were the best thing I ever did.

If you are considering painting yours, GO FOR IT!!! I wish I did it sooner.

Wait until you see what my kitchen looked like before.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

How to Refinish Wood Cabinets with Gel Stain

In addition to painting the cabinets, you loved how I refinished the hood vent with gel stain.

I’m telling you, whenever a staining project comes up, I will use gel stain again. I really love how it looks!

Wait until you see what it looked like before.

How to Refinish Wood Cabinets with Gel Stain

How to Repurpose Vintage Decor

Do you ever buy things at a thrift store or garage sale and then just tuck it away?

Check out what I did with this old vintage framed art.

It looks so much better now!

Wait until you see how it turned out!

Upcylced Vintage Framed Print

How to Paint Chair Upholstery Fabric

Have you ever painted fabric on furniture before?

I’ve done it twice and it is totally worth doing if you are considering recovering a piece!

Do you remember what this chair looked like before?

Painting Chair Upholstery Fabric

How to Add Solar String Lights to the Yard

Lighting is so important in our outdoor living spaces.

Wait until you see how we tackled it in the fire pit area where there is no electricity.

How to Add Solar String LIghts to the Yard

Top Garden Blog Posts

The gardens looked so great this year! I expanded a few of the beds and grew some different flowers.

And I’m so glad I painted the shed because I appreciate my backyard gardens so much more now.

It’s funny how small changes can make such a big impact.

Dividing Perennials to Grow Your Garden

The best and most inexpensive way to expand and grow your garden is by dividing perennials.

Wait until you see how easy it is to do and why it’s so healthy for the plants!

Colorful Garden at the Garden Shed

The Best Fall Garden Flowers

This was one of my favorite garden posts of the year because my dahlias looked amazing!

Start planning your fall garden now and plant these beauties in spring.

Dahlias are the best fall garden flowers

How to Start a New Garden

Remember when we added onto the well garden to include a cutting garden?

I am so glad we did that because I grew these gorgeous dahlias there for the first time ever.

And I loved growing them so much that I’m starting a few new beds in 2021 too!

If you want to start a new garden too, here is a step-by-step tutorial how to do it.


The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Fresh Cut Hydrangeas from Drooping

If you love fresh-cut hydrangea blooms as much as I do, learn how to keep them from wilting with THESE tips!

How to Keep Hydrangeas from Drooping

How to Plant Bulbs in Fall

This year, I planted over 200 new bulbs in the gardens.

I cannot wait to see them bloom in early spring!

Keep an eye on the spring blooms to see what you want to plant in fall with this step-by-step tutorial.

How to Plant Bulbs in Fall

Winter Gardening With Outdoor Planters

Don’t you love how my outdoor planters for winter turned out this year?

This one might be my favorite design yet.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

Seasonal Home Tours

I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the seasonal home tours as much as I did!

It’s really fun to link up with other bloggers and see how everyone decorates for the seasons.

Rustic Farmhouse Spring Home Tour 2020

My rustic farmhouse spring tour was really fun because it was the first time I’d ever linked up with a large group of bloggers.

It was really fun hopping from house to house and seeing how everyone decorated their homes for spring.

Rustic Farmhouse Spring Tablescape Idea

Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour 2020

My rustic farmhouse fall home tour was a big one where I shared my home with 29 other talented home decor bloggers.

I met so many cool new friends through this home tour and especially loved how my front porch looked!

9 Simple Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas

Rustic Farmhouse Holiday Home Tour 2020

My rustic farmhouse holiday home tour was very popular this month.

I especially enjoyed decorating this year and added a lot more twinkle thank last year!

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen

Your Favorite Recipe

Easy Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Although I’m not a food blogger, I do love to share really yummy and super simple recipes.

THIS easy shrimp boil foil packet has a lot of flavors, is really easy to make, and has almost no clean-up.

Wait until you try it!

Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

Thank you so much for all of your support in 2020!

I am really looking forward to a fabulous 2021.

I’ve got some fun things on the horizon that I can’t wait to share with you.

What’s your favorite blog post from the year?

I’d love for you to let me know in the comments or share with me over on Instagram and Facebook.

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Come See My Friends’ 2020 Top Blog Posts

In my blogging journey, I’ve met some incredible friends that have amazing homes and gardens all over the country.

These ladies are really talented in so many ways and inspire every day.

Click on the blog name to stop by and say hi!

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse

Rachel is my sweet friend from North Carolina who does THE COOLEST DIYs and knows how to style vintage finds like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

If you aren’t already following Rachel, be sure to stop by and check out her blog!

The Ponds Farmhouse

Kristin from White Arrows Home

My amazing friend Kristin lives in the Northwoods of Wisconsin in a gorgeous log cabin home.

There is nothing Kristin can’t do and I’m sure you’ll love her rustic cabin style on the lake as much as I do!

White Arrows Home

Wishing you all the happiest of New Year’s! xoxo

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  2. Stacy,
    I loved looking back over this past year. I’m so happy to have been sharing this journey with you. Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve.

    1. Me too Rachel! One of the best things to come out of 2020 is getting to know you better! Can’t wait to hang in person – hopefully this year! xoxo

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  5. There are so many amazing posts here Stacy. But I will always gravitate towards the garden posts. You do such an amazing job and I especially love the fact that you are growing dahlias in your garden now. And they are gorgeous. Thank you for working on so many things with me this year. I love having a gardening partner in crime. I look forward to seeing what we can do next year!

    1. It’s going to be a good year I know it! I am so glad you inspired me to grow those – I really shied away from them because I was too busy to keep an eye on them and dig them up. Totally worth growing! Can’t wait to grow some more fun flowers this year! xo

  6. Stacy you had a fabulous blog year! So many amazing posts! I ha e to say that your garden posts are always so helpful for me so thank you for all of your guidance. Happy NEw Hear!

    1. I appreciate that so much Kelly!!! Thank you! And I’m so glad we connected this year! Looking forward to a GREAT 2021! xoxo

  7. So much gorgeous inspiration Stacy. And that shrimp boil packet is making me hungry. That is one of our favorite summer dishes to make!

  8. Stacy, these posts look wonderful! I’m definitely going to have to read the upholstery painting post and that shrimp recipe looks delish!