Top Posts of 2013

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2013 was a big year for me and my little ol’ blog.  I had been posting sporadically until April 2013 when I started blogging again with a gusto.  I made the big switch from Blogger to WordPress with only a few head pounding on the wall “why is this not working!! ” moments.  My sewing machine got a lot of use as I  took on a wardrobe refashion and also did some guest posting refashions for Brassy Apple.  In October I found out that I was chosen to be on the Fall/Winter Silhouette Design team for their blog.  I have been LOVING it.  Enough of this talk though, let’s cut to the chase and share the top posts from 2013!! I am breaking these down into the top 5 most popular posts and then 5 of my picks from each of the categories I typically make DIY projects for.

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crock-pot mac and cheese

1.  Crock-Pot Mac and Cheese

This stuff is good. Like kids finish their bowls and ask for more good.  It is so easy and fast to make.  Great side dish to add to your dinner menu.


2. 3D Cardboard Star Pattern and Electronic Cutting

My all time top post is the 3D cardboard star I made.  I finally found the star that I used and digitized it the pattern for it.  Plus I figured out how to cut a cardboard cereal box with my Silhouette Cameo.

cheaters salted caramel frosting

3.  Cheaters Salted Caramel Frosting

This recipe came about as I saw a few salted caramel frosted cupcakes on Pinterest.  The lazy and impatient girl in me didn’t want to make the caramel myself so I cheated and made my own recipe using a bag of caramels.

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4.  Anthropologie Shirt Refashion

As part of my Wardrobe Revamp and Refashion, I did a refashion tutorial based on the Anthropologie Pattern Pop Tee.


5. Disney Countdown Chain  

If you are heading on a Disney vacation, you (and your kids) will love this Disney Countdown chain with a Free Mickey ears PDF download.


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Waste Basket Leather Wrapped Handle Tutorial

6.  DIY Pretty Garbage Can with Leather Wrapped Handles

If you follow my blog you know that I do a ton of tutorials.  That is because I don’t want my blog to be a show off blog, but more of a share how to do things so everyone can give it a try kind of blog.  It was hard to choose my favorite tutorial but I decided to go with a this pretty garbage can since it involves some of my favorite things-refashioning and my Silhouette CAMEO.

Easy creamy crock pot chicken recipe_2

7. Creamy Crock Pot Chicken

I chose this one for my food pick because it is scrumptious and scrumptious things deserve a little more attention.

 4th of July Party Decorations_wm

8.  4th of July Bike Parade

Even though it was BLAZING and unbearably hot, I picked my 4th of July Bike Parade as my party of choice.

DIY Fringe Pillow

9. Fringe Pillow

For the sewing category I went with this DIY fringe pillow that I made.  I have loved using it for fall decor but I fully intend on using it other times of the year as well!

Anthropologie Leather Sweatshirt_Refashion

10.  Leather Sweatshirt Refashion

I have definitely revved up my refashions this year! This one showcases my miner obsession with leather during 2013 and it is pretty darn cute.

Bottom line people is that I love to make things.  You know who else loves to make things? These lovely ladies below! I have teamed up with these other fun bloggers who are showing their top posts of 2013.  Click on the pics below to go to their blogs and see what they have been up to this past year!

Crafting in the Rain The Creative Mom One Krieger Chick Holy Craft One Sweet Appetite Organize and Decorate Everything Shannon Makes Stuff I'm Topsy Turvy Whatever Dee Dee Wants Brassy Apple Classy Clutter Measured by the Heart Grey Luster Girl Call Me PMC My Craftily Ever After Image Map Image Map

Flamingo Toes
The Potter’s Place
Crafting in the Rain
The Creative Mom
One Krieger Chick
Holy Craft
One Sweet Appetite
Organize and Decorate Everything
Measured by the Heart
Grey Luster Girl
Classy Clutter
Brassy Apple
Shannon Makes Stuff
I’m Topsy Turvy
Call Me PMC
Whatever DeeDee Wants
My Craftily Ever After

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  1. Just realized that link for Call Me PMc actually goes to a post last January (2013) not my Year in Review. This is my Top Post link:

  2. Lisa–awesome work! I’ve loved getting to know you a bit on Brassy Apple, and can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!

  3. Love the Disney count down chain! I wish I would have known about this a few months ago when we went to Disneyland….next time :)

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