2013 Year in Review

This year, my very first year as a blogger, has been a good year.

I thought it would be great to look back over my projects to see what my readers loved the most!

So here is my…2013 Year in Review

2013 Year in Review

The most popular and viewed post was my Bring this Home to Order 31 Day Series that I did back in October.  I was so happy to see that this was my most viewed page because I will tell ya… it is not an easy task to blog for 31 straight days all while you show all your readers the mess that is within the walls of your home.

This series was filled with organizing, cleaning, planning, painting and projects.  Things that had needed to be done for some time.

You can find the entire series by clicking the picture or the series title.

2013 Year in Review Bring this home to order

Bring this Home to Order

The Under the Bathroom Sink post was the most viewed of the series.

31 Days Under the Bathroom Sink After

The second most viewed post was my painted kitchen cabinets.  I wasn’t surprised by this one because so many people have contemplated doing this they just need a little advice on getting it done! Also, it is the post I get the MOST questions and emails about!  Thank you!!

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Painted Kitchen Cabinets


Third, you all LOVE to tour around my house!  I appreciate that so much and please feel welcome to stop by anytime!

Home Tour 2013 ReviewHome Tour

The most viewed room was my Kitchen Tour!

Kitchen Tour

And fourth, you guys really enjoy a good thrift store makeover!  I have to admit, this is also my favorite project of the year.  This lamp sits in my daughters room and I admire it every time I walk by.

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover


I am really looking forward to lots of building, organizing, sewing and as always, more painting in 2014!

I hope that you stick around and keep commenting! I love to read what you write.

Let’s face it, if you guys aren’t here to talk to I’d just be talking to this computer screen and that is NO fun at all!

Now, I would love to have you visit some of my blogging friends and check out their 2013 Reviews! Here is the schedule!

Sunday December 29th:





Snazzy Little Things

Monday December 30th:






Tuesday December 31st:







Happy New Year SonyaLinking up with:

Amaze Me Mondays

Making Lemonade

Southern Hospitality

Setting for Four

Savvy Southern Style

Tip Junkie Handmade Projects


  1. I absolutely LOVE your style! It’s smart, charming, cozy, but must of all, approachable! Lots of inspiration on your blog.

  2. Sonya,
    I love your kitchen cabinets! I painted mine once in our old house, before I really knew what I was doing. They definitely didn’t turn out as nice as yours! Here’s to a fabulous 2014!

  3. There’s that amazing dining room set I admired on your Christmas tour! I love your cabinets too, that’s a project for my 2014 to-do list. It’s funny to see everyone’s round-ups because you forget who did what. I’ve seen your lamp, which I love, all over the place, but was just reminded it was yours 🙂 Wishing you many blessings for a successful new year! XO

  4. Sonya! Your home is so beautiful I LOVE the gray wall color you have used in your home it’s divine! My favorite is that lamp Absolutely LOVE that!!!

  5. Hi Sonya,

    Thanks so much for linking up to our 2013 in Review link party! Love that you ladies are doing a round up “tour” this week. I’ll be sure to stop by and see them.

    I’m going to have to show my friend your 31 day series. She could use some help getting her home in order and this will be great for her!

    Best wishes for a very happy new year!

  6. The 31 day experience was better than I expected and I was able to accomplish so much. Thanks for your kind words.
    Have a great day ~Sonya

  7. I’m in awe, Sonya! Oh, the DIY projects are fabulous but what really got me is that you’ve only been blogging a year! Wowza. Congratulations. Your blog is wonderful! 🙂 Happy New Year and here’s to a creative 2014!

  8. Sonya, I love your black dining room table! Wow. Your kitchen cabinets turned out stunning. You were very aggressive on your first year blogging to do a 31 day project. Great job! Love your website. Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for 2014. ~Jeanette

  9. Thank you so much…it has been a journey for sure! I’m super excited for 2014…I feel like I am a “little” more prepared 🙂

  10. Painting kitchen cabs has to be one of most ambitious tedious projects to attempt, yours are gorgeous. They look like expensive decorator cabinets so you did fantastic job.
    I’m still trying to get mine done and we’ve been in this place for 7 1/2 yrs. At first I was waiting for hubs to start (who am I kidding?) but now know it will have to be up to me to get them going. They are the cheapy mobil home type of cabs but I’m planning on using chalk paint so I don’t have to do lots of prep on them. Will need to clean them off good with tsp. One of my goals is to get some painting done in this place in 2014 and we’re not getting any younger. Doing my kitchen cabs would really make me feel much better about our house/mfg. home. Once I get cabs done then hopefully that will inspire me to keep going. Will have to wait til warmer as too cold to be painting.
    Loved all your previous projects and look forward to seeing what you’ll be doing next year. Happy New Year

  11. Beautiful post! I am excited to get my home in order with all of your tips! Love love love your home tours. They are so inspiring!!
    Can wait to see what 2014 brings for you 🙂

  12. You had a very productive 2013! My favorite of your projects would be your kitchen cabinets. I look forward to what you have in store or 2014!

  13. I love all your 2013 highlights, but I am LOVING your Painted Kitchen Cabinets and Dinning table!! LOVE them 🙂
    Thank you so much for linking up to our Party!
    I hope you and your family have a BLESSED New Year!

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