Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best *Serenity Now* Projects and Posts of 2010

I always feel a mixture of trepidation and excitement when one year closes and a new year begins--Trepidation over the unknown, and excitement over the possibilities that come with a clean slate.

Sometimes I think I prefer looking backwards before taking a step into the New Year.

Today, I'll be reminiscing with some other bloggers over at Southern HospitalityDomestic Fashionista, and Tatertots and Jello. 2010 wasn't a huge year for me in terms of projects, but I thought I'd share some of my top stuff for those of you who are new readers.
 1. Chalkboard Quote Tray
2. Drop Cloth "Pouf" Drapes
3. Pom Pom Winter Snowflake Banner
4. Non-Pillowcase Pillowcase Dresses
5. Pizza Box Birdie Wreath
6. Pottery Barn Inspired Kids' Table Makeover
7. Ornament Silhouette T-Shirt
8. Cinderella Party on a Budget
9. Simple Rosette Blanket

I know that some of my readers aren't crafty people, so here are a few favorite recipes from this year:

10. Devilishly Good Cupcakes and Icing Tutorial
11. Espresso Training School
12. Easy Chocolate Croissants
13. Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

And these were just plain good:

14. How to Rock the Skinny Jeans Look When You're Not a Size 2
15. Reminds Me of Chippendales
16. Surviving Black Friday Shopping
17. My Manifesto on Blog Parties
18. Eighty Three Percent
19. Customer Service, Where Did You Go?
20. My Totally Rad 80s Birthday Party

So there you have it...20 of my Top Posts from 2010. They might not have received the most comments, but they were my faves.

I've got to sit down and come up with some 2011 goals, both personal and for the blog...will try to get to that this week!

{Have you started your New Year's Resolutions yet?}


  1. I think I saw all of these except the pizza box wreath (which is very cute!). Great projects!
    When I did my fave projects post I only came up with two...I'm wondering what I blog about almost every day!?

  2. So many fantastic projects! You have inspired me to try and recreate a few on my own.

    Thank you so very much for sharing.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

  3. Ugh, don't even get me started on new year's resolutions! :-/ Although it's been a pretty fun year for you! I still love those ruffle boots of yours & your birthday party post is awesome! :-) Oh wait! I know! Maybe we should make a resolution to get together for your crochet lessons sometime this year! Pretty please?!?! :-D

  4. no, resolutions here yet-haven't even thought about it! Love seeing your ornament shirt again-so cute-and your Ken post was hilarious!

  5. I remember that pizza box wreath...such a clever idea!! And man all your recipes look so good! I think I need to try those chocolate crosiants now!

  6. Hey, girl, what a fun recap. You were busy! Those recipes look fantastic, my sweet tooth would love them. And I loved your skinny jean post, just clicked over to see it. I totally agree that those longer tops are key. I just got some skinny black jeans from Gap this Fall to wear with my boots tucked in. Love them! Thanks for joining the party & for always being so supportive!

  7. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog!! I had a great time clicking back on your top 2010 posts! I saved the chocolate chip coffee cake onto my favorites! Wow, that looks good! And I love that quote on #1. So true!

  8. Hey Amanda! This roundup of our favorite posts is so fun. I got a kick out of your 80s birthday party and the post about the skinny jeans. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment on my placemat pillows! Happy 2011!

  9. Hi Amanda! Thank you for popping in to see me! Oh, you are the most creative one! Loved seeing your projects. Now I need to go and check out how to hot in those not sized 3 jeans! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. You've done some great projects! I got a kick out of your "manifesto" - I agree with every word you wrote!

  11. Great projects, Amanda! What a little cutie modeling number seven! Happy New Year to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

  12. Amanda- I love all your posts. You always make me smile (: Your purple shoes are way too cute! And I loved your Black Friday shopping tips!

  13. Did you know that you are my favorite blogger? I love that you post about a variety of things and that you are funny! Your 2010 was full of interesting and fun posts.

    I'm off to click on your espresso post. Just the other day I decided that I wanted to ask you how you made the mocha in one of your Christmas posts. Maybe I'll find the answer there.

  14. Thanks for the post recaps, I had fun checking out some posts I missed. My favorites? The Cupcakes (yummyyy!) and the Manifesto. Here's to an amazing 2011!

  15. Hi Amanda, thanks for stopping by! It looks like you had a very productive year! Your cupcakes look amazing!!!

  16. I like that your top picks were a mixture of different things. It's great fun to see what everyone has done this past year. Keep up the good work & good luck in 2011.

  17. What a great round-up, Amanda! My mouth is watering at your food pics! I'm not doing anything as a goal as we hope to move next year, but I'll take projects as they come in 2011 and maybe do things on a smaller scale.

  18. Great round-up! I love the pizza box wreath (one of my faves)!!

    No resolutions here - I never keep them, so why make them?!

  19. i keep thinking of resolutions i want to make this year.. need to start grabbing a pen and paper - there are too many to keep track of! i look forward to 2011 and all the projects - big and small! :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog today!


  20. What a great way to share your highlights. I'll have to remember this idea. Loving the skinny jeans post. I only wear mine with boots.

    Happy new year!


  21. That chalkboard tray post was one of my first visits to your blog! I'm so glad I found ya! I'm still in love with the purple booties!! So cute! You left out one of my faves: your Tangled review! Cracks me up!!

  22. Great projects! I had to read your manifesto on blog parties and couldn't agree more. I rarely even do blog parties any more because I know I'm not going to be able to visit everyone.


  23. It was fun reminiscing with you. It's been a fun year here on your blog! :) I think the ornament shirt is my favorite.

  24. Looks like you had a very busy year, great projects! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

  25. So many great projects! I love the Ornament Silhouette Shirt and really wanna try make the chocolate croissants soon!

  26. I really enjoyed this post! It looks like you just about covered every topic!

  27. For someone who says she doesn't 'do' a lot of projects, you sure got a lot done!
    Here is to happy blogging and project doing in 2011!


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