Tuesday, December 31

2013 in review

If you're like me, you're having trouble believing that today is the last day of 2013.  Wow!  The year flew by, didn't it?

It's fun to take a quick look back.  Here are some of my top posts from 2013.

I started the year getting ready mentally and physically for the fact that I was turning 50!  My kind readers helped me choose a new profile photo for this momentous year.

My oldest son graduated from college in May, and I spent a lot of time reflecting on that.  I wrote about the ways we are perfect:

And I thought about my 22 years of parenting and realized there's one thing parents really need to remember.

My summer was challenging in many ways, including a couple of instances of identity theft.  I learned that what you don't know can hurt you!

On a happier note, I did a lot of work in the house this year, including projects big and small.  I completely a much-needed re-do of my laundry room.

 My biggest project was completely re-doing my living room.

I had lots of fun showing you around my house in my Fall Home Tour:
And of course I loved sharing all my Christmas decor in my Christmas Home Tour:

Thanks so much for taking a look back at 2013 with you.  Here's hoping that your new year is full of God's richest blessings!

I'm joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her Top Projects of 2013 link party.


  1. Stopping by from Southern Hospitality. Your home is beautiful inside and out! Your livig room makeover was a huge success, it looks like a page from a magazine.

  2. Yes sweet Richella, I feel like you and I don't get where this year went to and it seems each year as they come, they go fast and furious, lol! You had a wonderful year with your son's graduation and you've been busy doing wonderful things to your gorgeous home. Here to wish you only the best for this year that's coming without even noting it!!!

  3. Hello!!
    Happy New Year!
    It has been fun getting to know you this last past year. May we have another year to enjoy together!
    I am a red head also :) Yet, mostly gray now days.
    Blessings, Roxy

  4. Richella, what a joy and blessing it has been for me to get to "know" you in the short six months that I have been blogging. You have been so kind and encouraging to me from the get-go and I always look forward to your posts. I pray that your 2014 will be blessed beyond measure! Happy New Year, neighbor!

  5. So much beauty all in one place! Happy New Year to you, dear!

  6. Beautiful! Your family is perfect, especially if you have three boys! I do too! Never had a little girl until my oldest son was married and she is my only DIL right now. You are blessed. Happy New Year!


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