Wednesday, December 28

Best of 2011

As this year draws to a close, I find myself grateful that the calendar is about to turn. My biggest memories from this year will definitely be my husband's open-heart surgery in April and his subsequent re-hospitalization in May, capped off by my son's emergency surgery in November. Whew! We're thankful that all of us are healthy here at the end of the year!

Of course this year has also included some fun memories, like my middle son's high school graduation and his going off to college. I think I've laughed more and cried more this year than ever before!

As I looked back over my posts for the year, though, I remembered that I did manage to complete some fun projects. Here are a few of my favorites:

No-Sew Faux Roman Shade

Table Transformation

Leaving a Red Dining Room Behind

What about you? Was 2011 a year of big accomplishments for you? What was your favorite project? I'd love to know!

I'm joining Rhoda's party at Southern Hospitality. She's been the best example of grace in 2011. Blessings, Rhoda!


  1. Here's to a healthy 2012 for you and your family!

  2. I loved your dining room redo! That rich blue is stunning. :) Hoping you all have a wonderful 2012!!!

  3. Girl... God's grace and hope shone through you this past year. I am honored to know you! XOXO

  4. Beautiful---I am going to have to check and see if you have pics of the red dining room prior to the blue. I had a red living room when living in my old home and loved it for a while. But then I went with something lighter and now I have downsized to a condo and my hubby wants white walls! hmmmmm, not sure if I can continue in white or not!

  5. I loved all of these projects. You have such style! And your home feels really homey...and comfortable,even though it is so beautifully decorated.

  6. What a year you've had, Richella! Here's to a much more "boring" 2012. :) Praying for happiness and good health for you and your family. On a side note...your projects were absolutely stunning this year! Still can't get over that guestroom.

  7. Happy almost New Year, my dear Richella. I still love your roman shades the most and wish mine had turned out as good as yours. Look at all you've been's kind of exciting and scary thinking about what 2012 will hold :)


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