Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fall/Winter Review - Most Visited Posts

I'm a blog newbie. I began visiting blogs late last spring when my daughter sent me some links to view. She was planning for furnishing and decorating her first house. WHAT FUN! I had no idea blogs like this even existed!

Before long, I decided I wanted to do this too - and I began to decide what I wanted to blog about. I knew three points I wanted to focus on, though I've mainly focused on only two of those: furniture and home revisions, living succesfully as a single 50-something woman, and faith. Apparently, the single 50-something  aspect of my blog is not as important as the other two points, but I'm still going to try to work some things in, so keep visiting if you find yourself in a similar situation!

My first post was August 18, 2011.

I have turned my home upside-down and inside-out since then! You know how it looks worse before it gets better? I'm there.

BUT, I can see pinpoints of light in the midst of this mess I've made. And if I keep painting and rearranging, it's GOING to look better sometime, right? (Please tell me it's true!)

Peer pressure has helped me to accomplish some projects I've been putting on the back burner. I have learned a little bit about photography - the more you learn, the more you realize you don't know anything! 

What's the biggest surprise? Without a doubt, it's the sense of community and the relationships I have made!
I only wish I could meet you for a cup of something or we could visit an estate sale or thrift store together! On second thought, we'd probably want the same stuff...:)
In the past 4 months, I've made 38 posts. Here are the top 5 most visited posts:

#5 - The White Hutch - A Home for Orphans

#4 - Secrets That Amaze

#3 - White Washing

#2 - The Quest for My Own Great White Way Continues...

#1 - Lover of All White - Are You a Blancophile?

Hmmm - I think I see a theme here. We seem to be on the same page.

Great! I know I am going to love the direction this next year will take. Fellow blancophiles, are you with me?

Word for the Day:

Genesis 11:6

The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

It's SO nice to find nice people who speak the same language! Thank you all who have visited and who have taken the time to leave nice comments. You are precious to me.

Linking with:
Wednesday Wow Us Wednesday Penny Pinching Party What's It Wednesday
Thursday Under $100 Link Party Suzy's House Party Transformation Thursday Share Awesomeness Thursday Thrifty Thursday Hookin' Up With HOH Thursday
Friday Furniture Feature Friday Friday Redoux Link Party Frugal Friday Frugalicious Friday Show and Tell Saturday 

20 comments: said...

Revi, I LOVE your style!!!! So happy that we met through blogging. It really is so much fun. I look forward to see what you are up to in 2012 and wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm so glad to have met you here in blogland Tamala. I remember loving your blancophile post. You have a great cozy style. All the very best in the New Year my friend.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thank you so much for all the white posts! What a fabulous compilation of 2011! I can't wait to see what you make for 2012!


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Tamala, I'm so happy to hear that someone else is in the same place I am! I've made a real mess around here- I made a little progress but still have the upstairs and my sewing room to put back in order. I'm looking forward to getting more time to blog and create!
Happy New Year and wishing you happy times ahead in your quest. ; )
All the best, T.

Elegant Economies said...

It has been a joy meeting you and counting you as a new friend!
Blessings, Audrey

Simply Simplisticated said...

I just found your blog and as a 50 something woman of faith Im lovin it!Cant wait to see more:) Thanks from your newest follower,Deidre~

Unknown said...

So glad you visited because it gave me the opportunity to discover your blog. You've got it going on!!! I love the projects you have done. I'm off to look at your older posts! I'm your newest follower!!

Have a great New Year and be happy!!



Beautiful! I love it all.

Town and Country Gals said...

What a fun look back! It's been fun getting to know you! Looking forward to more fun in the New Year!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wonderful to have found your lovely blog this year. You have shared so many beautiful posts, that you just have to look back with pride! I want to invite you to share with us at "What's It Wednesday" so even more people can see how great you are!
Hugs and best wishes for the new year,

outjunking said...

I feel the same way about community and the friendships made here in blog land. I tell everyone if I had to give up hot showers or the internet well there is no need to tell you Revi which I choose. lol

Katherines Corner said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Thank you for sharing some of your favorite places. Hugs! P.S. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and add your lovely blog to my blog list page :-)

Town and Country Gals said...

Have enjoyed getting to know you this year, looking forward to many more visits in the up coming year!
Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

You've done some beautiful things! I'm new to blogging too, isn't it fun? I love all the people you get to "meet" that all have so much in common! I'm your newest follower, now!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a great recap post!

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Love your pretty vingettes and hutch. You have a very good eye for decorating. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I like your ideas and suggestions.


Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Hey there lovely lady! Thanks for friending my little blog this past year! I'm back and hope you will visit often!

Deserae said...

Your year in review post is so much fun....loved seeing what you have been working on the last few months :o)
Happy New Year!!!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I just happened to find your blog and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed seeing some of your past posts and projects. I have been blogging for one year and I agree with you, that it is very rewarding. I would like to invite you to stop by my blog sometime. I think you might find something you would like.--------- Shannon

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Revi, I hopped over from Knick of Time. Love your huth full of orphans! I started my blog in '2009' after my daughter suggested it. I blogged for over a year for family and a few friends. I too had no idea what was out there. I started blog hopping last Spring and boy have I had a blast! So glad to have found your lovely blog! Would love for you to hop over and see my post of whites. Not as fab as yours, but I try. lol! Now following you.