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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Remembering 2012

I started my blog in April of 2012...this was my first post... a vignette that I did on the front porch...
One of my most viewed posts was of our Potting Shed that we made from old doors and windows...
We decorated the house for Easter...
Summer...I love it...and spend lots of time in the yard...

     We had a lot of wonderful family time this year 

I love to do are some from 2012

Red, white and blue... 

And Christmas!
Thank you my sweet blogging friends for a wonderful 2012!

I will be partying here


the artsygirl connection
southern hospitalityPhotobucketThe 36th AVENUE
Somewhat Simpleshabby creek cottageRooted In ThymeGrab a Bloom Buttonvif187
katherines corner
Craft Junkie Too Friend

Happy Hour Projects

buttonPhotobucketKeep Calm
five days five ways | feature friday free for allPhotobucket
Truly Lovely
Weekend Bloggy ReadingPhotobucketChic on a Shoestring Decorating
The Humble Brag Link Party

Create & Inspire Linky Party
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite SpecialThe Shabby
Boogieboard Cottage
Manic Mother
The Chicken Chick
mop it up mondays
Life on Lakeshore Drive

DIY Show Off

Keeping It SimpleUndertheTableandDreaming

Tuesday To Do Party
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

House on the Way
The DIY Dreamer
In The Old Road
PJH Designs
The 36th AVENUEbutton

Wallisfarm's Daily Walk
Ivy and ElephantsPhotobucket

Old Time Monthly Schedule
PhotobucketPIN MEme


  1. You do things so very beautifully, Penny. I am so glad to have met you through blogging- You are a such a sweet lady- xo Diana

  2. My goodness Penny... I love seeing your year in pictures... I did not meet you until fairly recently, so it was fun seeing all of these... I am totally in LOVE with your potting shed!... and if I was not thinking about Spring enough already today, I really am now!... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Penny I'm glad to look back at the year through your gorgeous blog. I love your beautiful and romantic style, it has already given me such pleasure and I can't wait to see what you create in the new year.
    Wishing you happiness and joy!

  4. Penny,
    Only April!! You have had a very successful time blogging for sure!!
    Your beautiful home and how you decorate it just draws people in as soon as they open up your blog. You have so many great ideas to share and we are so lucky to have you as a source of inspiration!!
    Looking forward to seeing more from you and being totally inspired!!!
    We are going to get belted today and tonight with a winter storm. Snow, sleet and freezing rain. Yes, I have to drive to work in it tonight.I long for the time when i can enjoy the snow and not have to worry about going to work in it..... As long as I can get home in the morning as I am off for 2 nights and we will be celebrating my oldest son's birthday. What was I thinking of when I had both sons in December!!


  5. Beautiful, so glad you jumped on the bandwagon. It's always so much fun to look backward and see what we have accomplished. Look forward to more!

  6. Enjoyed your year in review. You've done a lot since you started your blog in April Congratulations!

  7. Goodness, you have been an "overnight" success in the blogging sphere!

    I've been blogging since June of 2006 and I am WAY behind you in getting "known."

  8. With this gorgeous pictures, i' m sure that my new year will be very lovely...thank yuo for sharing with us your fantastic home!
    Haapy new year, dear Penny.
    With love

  9. Beautiful pictures of a lovely year! Gorgeous home.Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you had a dazzling Christmas.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    A Very Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Greetings from Singapore~ Sanghamitra

  10. Good Afternoon Penny, Your home is so beautiful, I have enjoyed the wonderful photographs you have shared with us. Best Wishes Daphne

  11. Penny what a wonderful look back at all of your grace, and beauty. I truly enjoyed looking at everything and look forward to your new posts. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  12. Lovely collages of your year, Penny. Your outdoor spaces are especially beautiful. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

  13. Happy first year of blogging! Love your recap, so much fun.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  14. What beauty. You had a wonderful year, and your blog is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing so much beauty. Happy New Year, Karie

  15. Very pretty - love your potting shed!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  16. Happy New Year. You have such lovely photos on your blog. Thanks for sharing a reminder of all the wonderful things you have posted this year.

  17. Beautiful, beyond belief!! You have such a lovely home and are so creative and VERY, VERY talented! You know exactly the what's and where's! Look forward to seeing much more from you in 2013. Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration!

  18. I really enjoyed seeing your 2012 in review....beautiful home.

  19. Penny,
    Your post is so sweet and beautiful. I love it all. I especially love your garden!!! Wow I am a gardener and yours made me smile. So pretty with all the vintage touches. I love to do that too. Beautiful 2012 and can't wait to see what 2013 brings to you.

  20. I am so glad you started blogging. I read each and every post, and am always filled with inspiration. Keep up the beautiful posts. Blessing for a peaceful new year.

  21. Oh Penny, I love all of your STUFF! It all feels so Victorian, a time I love. I have so enjoyed getting to know you a little in 2012. Can't wait to see what 2013 brings to all of us!

    Wishing you a very Blessed and Happy New Year!

    Linda and Jeannie @ The French Hens Nest

  22. Oooooohhh everything is so beautiful! I love it ALL! You are a very talented designer! Looking forward to what you have to show us in 2013! Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    Sandy @ Hob Nobbers

  23. Lots of pretties, thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!!

  24. Happy New Year greetings from Holland!
    I did enjoy your pictures.
    with love,

  25. I just discovered your blog today through My Repurposed Life. I think I have a lot of catching up to do on here! So much pretty stuff to see.

    1. Upon further review...I HAVE been here before! I didn't recognize some of the photos at first. (turning a deep shade of pink now)

  26. New to your blog, coming from Masterpiece Monday! You jumped right into blogging and it looks like you had some great, inspiring posts! I adore your patriotic post! Blessings to you 2013!

  27. Wow! So elegant and creative ~ beautiful ~ You have been busy ~ Wonderful photography ^_^

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

  28. PS ~ am your latest follower on GFC ^_^

  29. You've had a Wonderful first year and that potting shed... Well I've gotta go take a closer look Now!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  30. What a wonderful year in review. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  31. Hi Penny,
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful eye candy for 2012! Wishing you all the best in the New year!

  32. Simply gorgeous! I'd never guess that you only began blogging last April. You're a pro!

  33. What a lot of lovely posts - especially the potting shed. I'll be back for another view.

  34. A lovely look back, your photos are lovely! Thanks for sharing, wish you a very Happy New Years!

  35. Fabulous mosaic for 2012. All the best in 2013.

  36. Love, Love, Love your romantic decor.

    Jenna @

  37. I so enjoyed your beautiful post! I love that birdcage. It's gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!


  38. Lovely mosaics. Hope 2013 is just as wonderful. Valerie

  39. You decorate beautifully! I love seeing how you use your romantic style in every room...every season! Beautiful! Happy New Year!

  40. You do have a flair for decorating and that first front porch vignette is terrific.
    Visiting from Mosaic Monday.

  41. Beautiful Penny! I'd love you to link this post to my Best of 2012 Party.

  42. Happy New year Penny...these are all very pretty!!!

  43. Your decor is so pretty, very feminine and I love it! Who would ever have thought pink could be used for fall & Halloween? And you made it work...lovely.
    Happy New Year!
    Saw you sharing at Debbiedoo's.
    Debbie :)

  44. You are so creative! I love what you do with the old doors! Have a Happy New Year!

  45. lovely mosaics and a wonderful way to look back on your year. I had fun doing this too. I love your potting shed made out of old doors! what a wonderful idea! Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2013. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

  46. A beautiful year. I hope the next one is even better!

  47. OMG. You rock! Love all those creations.

    Hopping by and following your twitter, FB, G+ and Pinterest.

    Blogging @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

  48. I love your tablescape mosaic, so pretty!
    Happy 2013!

  49. You shared sooo many wonderful shabby chic treasures last year. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year, Penny! ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

    Happy New Year!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  50. Just beautiful Penny! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  51. Penny, Congrats! You've been featured at Simple & Sweet Fridays for this inspiring post of "Remembering 2012". Loved all your photos! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week!


  52. What a busy and wonderful year, Penny! Thanks for sharing at the Humble Brag!

  53. A FABULOUS YEAR indeed!!! Thank you for always sharing with us at Junkin Joe!!!! Can't wait to see what is up for the New year! Hugs...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

  54. Wow! You've been a busy girl this year!
    I am impressed! How did you have time left to spend with family or blog?

    x Crystelle

  55. What a great year you have had! Love the potting shed...something I'd like to tackle this year. Thanks for boot scootin' on over to join in at the Old Time Party!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  56. Penny, your amazing creativity and talent for decorating is astounding! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures again in your recap! Looking forward to more beauty and inspiration in 2013! Hugs, Leena

  57. Penny,
    You have had some truly wonderful posts from the beginning! I've enjoyed my visits here all year. I have to admit I'm a little envious of the potting shed. I'd love to have one just like yours. . .Looking forward to seeing what you do this coming year. . .I know it will be filled with inspiration.
    Farmhouse Blessings,

  58. Penny, I cannot believe you started this blog in April of 2012. You are like a seasoned pro and a productive one at that! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. It means the world! Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  59. You are a busy, busy girl, Penny! Thank you for taking the time to link up with us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  60. I Featured you on my blog and Facebook! Thanks for joining!

  61. Hi, I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.

    Also,My daughter, Kisha, also is taking over Fill In the Blank Fridays. The person doing it has decided she can't do it anymore so Kisha is now doing it. Her first one is today. Would love for you to join us there also. It's a fun one. Her blog is

    You can also go to her page and at the to sign up for a reminder on both of these each week
 Have a wonderful evening. :)



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