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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If you love fresh-cut hydrangea blooms as much as I do, learn how to keep them from wilting with THESE tips!
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.
Don’t you love how my outdoor planters for winter turned out this year?
This one might be my favorite design yet.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Your Favorite Recipe
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!
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?
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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!
If you aren’t already following my friend good Kim, she has a GORGEOUS garden and home on the Pacific Northwest.
She has a beautiful cottage style, so be sure to check out her amazing blog!
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!
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!
Wishing you all the happiest of New Year’s! xoxo
Thank you so much for following along.
Enjoy a beautiful day! xo