Favorite Projects of 2013

Hello Sweet Friends, today I’m going over my favorite projects of 2013!

Blogging is a little like keeping a journal, at the end of a year it’s so therapeutic to be able to look back and reflect a little bit.  I went through  and picked out a favorite project from each month and then made it a baker’s dozen, adding one more at the end of the post!

favorite projects 2013

In January when cold temperatures settled in, I became enamored with indoor plants. Succulents have been gaining popularity for years and those gorgeous little pretties in every shade of green, stole my heart when I did this Live Succulent Wreath…

Favorite Projects 2013

DIY Succulent Wreath

In February I was still enamored with all-things green and growing and made this little closed terrarium…have you made a terrarium? They are so easy and make those months after Christmas and before you can venture outside so much nicer…

Favorite Projects of 2013

DIY Closed Terrarium

In March, I got spring fever and I couldn’t stop thinking about playing in the dirt! Until I could plant outside, I focused on decorating with plants indoors with these DIY Aged Terracotta Pots…

favorite projects of 2013

Aging Terra Cotta Pots

In April my little birds were busy building nests and bringing me so much joy. I wanted to do something for them, so I made this terracotta bird feeder…I was really into terracotta pots in 2013!

favorite posts for 2013

Bird Feeder from a Flower Pot

In May, just as summer sun lured us outdoors,  The Husband finished his DIY Tudor Door and Door Frame! I absolutely adore this project because it’s all him, he put his heart into building this door for months and months…

favortie projects of 2013DIY Tudor Door

In June, with his door finished, The Husband had more time on his hands and he started making Cutting Boards & Bread Boards! I love his easy DIY End Grain Cutting Board tutorial!

favorite posts of 2013

DIY End Grain Cutting Board

In July we were spending every early morning and late evening on the screen porch and we needed a little light out there! I made this simple Mason Jar Light to hang right above my comfy porch chair…my friend Julia said it’s like catching fairy lights in a jar, what a magical thought!

favorite projects of 2013

DIY Mason Jar Light

In August, the hot summer days left me longing for all-things autumn. With that in mind, I made this easy Coffee Filter Wreath with natural filters…

favorite projects 2013

Coffee Filter Wreath

In September I was planning a fun baby shower and in preparation, I stenciled a drop cloth with beautiful doily stencils…

favorite projects of 2013

Stenciled Drop Cloth Table Cloth

In October (which might be my favorite month), The Husband finished up our BIGGEST DIY Project to date…the Backyard! He did a huge paver patio, a stacked stone wall, a pondless waterfall, an arched garden gate, a fire pit…oh, and a fantastic old-school wooden swing…He finished just in time for our big Fall Family Party and several other fall get togethers…

favorite projects of 2013

Backyard Reveal

In November, we gave our very old back deck a makeover with Behr DeckOver…

favorite projects 2013Deck Makeover

In December, The Husband took the stump from a River Birch that we were forced to cut down & made this rustic table. He removed the bark and added  industrial metal legs…I love it.

favorite projects 2013

DIY Tree Stump Table

And I told you I had a Baker’s Dozen…here’s my #13 pick…I love this sweet little Chicken Wire Honeycomb Cloche…

favorite projects of 2013

Honeycomb Cloche

Those are the projects I picked out for my Baker’s Dozen Favorites…but we have lots more! You can find all our DIY Projects HERE. And if you’re looking for some Crafty Projects you can find them HERE. I also did a little cooking & baking! You can find my recipes HERE!

Do you have a ritual for looking back over the year? I’d love to hear about it…

Want to have a look at lots of other bloggers favorite projects of 2013? Visit Kim with  Sand & Sisal, she’s having a link up and you’ll find LOTS of ‘favorite posts!

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  1. Diana says

    I loved the coffee filter wreath, mason jar lights and the little velvet pumpkins. You always encourage me to do new things. Thank you!

  2. says

    Another busy year for you and The Husband! My favorite projects of yours were the bird feeder and mason jar lights. I’m sure you have many more projects in mind for 2014. I can’t wait to see! xxoo

  3. Michell says

    Great summary! My favorite was the tree stump table. I also loved the mason jar light! If I ever get a back deck or patio area that will be first on my list to make! Oh I also love the drop cloth table cloth. I have been on a burlap kick and it totally fit in with the look I was going for. Thanks for sharing all you and the hubby’s projects! You make a great team 😀

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