Hello friends! I hope your year is off to a great start! I am so excited for the year ahead and I am super motivated. At the beginning of each year, I look over the work that I accomplished here on the blog the year prior. I’ll be honest with you and tell you that I was feeling less than creative at the beginning of last year, but after attending SNAP conference last April (read about it here), I was back in the game. Thank you for sticking with me! It was really fun to look back at last year’s stats to see what your favorite posts were. I thought I would share a few of them along with some of my personal favorites from last year… all of which I would consider the Best of 2017.
I had a great time touring the HGTV Smart Home here in Arizona last year. Meeting the designers (I adore Tiffany Brooks!), walking through the gorgeous desert-influenced home, marveling at all of the cool technology capabilities the home had, and being completely inspired… it was an incredible experience. You can see a video of the home here.
We love a good cactus project, especially being Arizona natives. This cute sign was so fun to make and was one of MFTM readers favorites too!
These shoes were so fun to make for my daughter and they were a readers favorite as well! Who knew adding spray fabric paint to shoes could be so cute?
We love visiting Knott’s Berry Farm and we were able to do a girls’ trip there with our best friends last summer! While we were there, we found (and ate) all of the delicious foods Knott’s has to offer! If you’re planning a trip, be sure you check this post out first.
I love talking motherhood and finding ways to better use my time, and so do MFTM readers! I think it’s because we can all relate… ain’t no hood like motherhood!
My daughter and I had fun embellishing this purse for our hiking adventures. It’s one of her favorite projects from this past year and one of yours too. Adding some felt and pompoms can turn an ordinary purse into a really fun one!
One of the yucky parts of last year was losing our pup, Bruzer. My best buddy for 14 years and my blogging/crafting/everyday sidekick. This was the last post he was a part of on MFTM, and he was such a good sport! He really loved his new dishes. Such a sweet dog and we love him and miss him more than words.
Back to School Family Movie Night (with Captain Underpants)
I had so much fun kicking the new school year off with this fun party for my daughter and a few of her friends. It didn’t take a ton or work or planning, but you’d have thought it was a huge, blow out bash with how much the kids enjoyed it! Lots of giggles over the paper underpants!
Not only was this project SO fun to put together with my daughter (her idea), but y’all loved it just as much as we did! And after all that work, my daughter got sick the night before Halloween… luckily she felt better and the fever subsided before it was time to trick-or-treat. Night saved and lots of great memories made!
We made lots of DIY Christmas decor this past year because I decided to do “The Great Christmas Purge of 2017” and pretty much throw away, give away, and donate all of my Christmas decor so we could start fresh. These cute pennants were one of the many projects and a clear favorite for sure!
So fun to look back at all of the content shared over 2017! Did you have a favorite? I’d love to know!
Thank you so much for being here and reading my blog, commenting on my posts, and trying out our recipes, crafts, and DIY projects! Your support truly means the world to me. I have lots of big plans for 2018 and I am really excited to share them here with you. I hope you have a great rest of your week!