I’m calling 2018 the year that flew by. First we finished our basement in the Utah House, packed up and moved back to Wisconsin. We lived in a rental while we purchased our historic home and immediately got busy on projects. In just 5 months we refinished all the upstairs wood floors, renovated our downstairs bathroom, finished my daughter’s room, hung a new front door, painted our sitting area, and finished up a kitchen renovation. These 5 months seriously flew by!
Top 10 Posts on Cherished Bliss | 2018
I can’t wait to move forward into a new year and start all the projects on my to do list. But before we reflect back on the top posts from 2018 I want to take a moment and thank every single one of you. YOU are the reason this blog keeps going. You are the reason I feel fulfilled in my job, and you are what keeps my inspiration flowing! Thank you! Thank you for letting me continue to work in what I consider a dream job! At the bottom of this post you can take a look at what some of my very favorite blogging friends did this past year as well! Then I have a survey you can fill out to help me plan for 2019 (where you can enter for the change to win a $10 Starbucks gift card as a little thank you)! I would truly appreciate you sharing your opinions and helping me plan for 2019!
Now… let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Definitely one of my favorite projects of the year. We worked on the entire upstairs and refinished the wood floors and painted all the rooms. There’s still a ton of work aesthetically to be done up there, but we did manage to finish my daughter’s room. I participated in the One Room Challenge for this project and it really pushed me to step out of my comfort zone, both keeping up with the weekly updates and just designing something so different than my normal style. If you want to start at the beginning of the project you can start at week one here.
There is something very therapeutic about decorating tablescapes for me. I think it’s the immediate satisfaction and coziness it brings into the home. Even though tablescapes don’t really stick around too long in our home (because I have 3 kids), they make the few days they are there that much better! I made this fun little video about how I go through the process, but you can click here for the full post.
Obviously you guys enjoyed some of my tablescapes as well, because this Fall Tablescape landed at number 8 for the most viewed posts in 2018. I really enjoyed photographing this tablescape away from home and carrying everything to a local park. I literally got ate alive by mosquitoes for this post but it gave me some of my favorite pictures to date!
This was a fun post I did in partnership with Plaid. I’ve really been drawn to leather and macrame this year, naturally I decided to combine the two. I didn’t really get to enjoy these for too long because we moved right after I made them, but I’ll pull them out eventually! This process could easily be used in different applications to create the look you want!
Christmas was a stressful time for us this year. We were wrapping up our kitchen renovation and our downstairs bathroom renovation and living through the holidays in a complete construction zone. I did however manage to get this tree up in my son’s bedroom and it’s one of my favorite trees yet!
I worked on this post with Home Depot to create a fun teepee for my son. It was the first time I busted out my sewing machine in years, and honestly kinda makes me want to get back in to it a little.
The teepee from above was designed to go in my youngest’s new Navy and Gray Bedroom. Sadly we don’t have this furniture anymore because the buyers from our Utah house purchased the entire room, but that’s ok because I love coming up with new designs so it just gives me something else to do! It was sooo cute while we were there though!
I’ve always been a fan of concrete so I decided to make some faux concrete vases for a tablescape. These are super easy and cheap to make! Can you guess what they are actually made out of?
At the beginning of 2018 I actually made it a goal of mine to become more intentional with our everyday lives. I want to declutter and live with only what’s necessary. This was supposed to be a topic of 2018 on the blog, but with moving and remodeling that kinda fell to the back burner, but you will definitely be hearing about it in 2019. Just before we moved though I took a step in that direction in our living room and apparently I’m not the only one excited about living with less and going minimalist because this post came in at number 2!
I shared a laundry room makeover when we very first moved to Utah and I added a faux floating shelf. Then when we bought our house I used the same type of shelf in our Modern Farmhouse Laundry room. This shelf, for some reason, is my most asked question probably. Lucky for you it’s SUPER easy to build and no fancy tricks required!
Thank you Thank you Thank you for all your support this year! Now let’s all get ready for the next chapter in this thing we call life ; ). If you could take this short survey that will help me plan for 2019 I would appreciate it more than you will ever know! And just because I’m asking something of you I figured I’d offer a little giveaway for helping me out. When you fill out the survey you can be entered to win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card.
Now please take a minute to check out my DIY and Home blogger friends’ top posts in 2018! This is the very best the web has to offer!