Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Review Extravaganza- Week 4

I can't believe it is the final week of the Review Extravaganza! I have truly enjoyed it and have loved meeting new bloggers. I just want to take this chance to thank my co-hosts who went along with my crazy idea. These ladies are some of my favorite bloggers. They are (CA Girl, Emilisq, Impulsive Addict, Janette of Johanson Journey, Mimi Living in France and Runner Mom). And remember, you can receive a bonus point if you follow all of our blogs and when you do so go the the rules post here and leave a comment letting me know you are doing so.

So grab the button, link up and definitely take the time to read some other linkers, it is a great way to meet new bloggers. In our final review, we are reviewing October, November and December

October I started to get into a crafting mood and created this
(instructions for sign here)

And painted dollar store pumpkins
(instructions for pumpkins here)

And painted a table while I was at it (instructions here)
We celebrated lots of birthdays

I ran my first 5K and made this movie trailer in honor of it

I shared a talk I gave in church

We went to the pumpkin patch

And there was Halloween of course


I wrote an ode of sorts to homework

Alex told me not to talk like an Idaho person

I told why my kids are not allowed to change the toilet paper

I told my husband's secret

Celebrated Thanksgiving with family
I told Alex's birth story in honor of her birthday

I put together a fall birthday party in three days for the birthday girl


My crafting bug continued
(instructions still to come on these)
(video tutorial for tomato cage tree here)

Easy DIY Sweater Pillow Recover-instructions here

Began the Review Extravaganza!

I told you what it is really like to do a photo shoot

And I finally got to show you some of the gifts I made for Christmas-- instructions coming soon!
It really has been a wonderful year, full of change, full of new beginnings, full of trials and blessings but a good year.

Thank you to all who have joined in this recap, I truly get so excited when I come and see another link (except those spam links- I delete those) and I hope you all have a wonderful 2012.

Link up below.


  1. Wow you really had a busy and crafty end of the year! Good job momma!

  2. Great quarter!

    Your crafts are so inspiring!

  3. Haha! I love the movie trailer. :) And your b-day was awesome! Now why didn't I include that??? D'oh! Let's see... we need another outing...hmmmm....

  4. looks like lots of fun to wrap up the year. I love the birthday cakes so fun. that apple theme is lots of fun. hope you have a great 2012

  5. I remember all of these Emmy!!
    Great recap with great pictures!
    Thanks for hosting!! I think it was a hit :)

  6. Your pictures and crafts are just amazing. I don't think I was reading your blog quite yet back in September, so I am going to be reading back through there for sure!

  7. You are SO creative with those cheap finds that you turn into something lovely. I need to remember those for next year. Love the snowman sleigh! I would never have thought to just paint over it. Great ideas!

  8. I remember your very amazing brother sign - I love that still!!
    Also, you are cool because you have a birthday in Ocober - so do I :-D
    It has been fun to look at your review.
    I will definately have to do this next year!

  9. Great recap! You've had so many cute crafts!

    And your running video was awesome! I remember reading the post about your run before, but I must have missed seeing the video! What program did you use to make it?

    THANK YOU for letting me co-host your link up this year. I've enjoyed it!

  10. This is such a great wrap-up! I love how crafty you are!! I'm so glad that I discovered your blog this year, and I loved this link-up!

  11. I remember that movie trailer!!! That was so awesome!!!

    I loved all of your (and everyone else's) recaps! That was a really great idea!!

  12. Ahhhh!!!! I still love that apple cake so much!!! I want to make up a fake birthday just to make it. So cute.

  13. Awesome extravaganza. It's been fun to be able to read these posts about your year. It makes me feel "part of the family!"

    Have a wonderful new year!

    (Oh, I use blog2print to print my blog into a book)

  14. I love your craftiness, wish you were closer so we could craft together. You had a great end to your year. I hope you have an awesome 2012! Thanks for hosting!

  15. i love your crafts they are so beautiful

  16. those we a crafty few months!! cute stuff!

    Happy New Year!

  17. You really are talented my dear!! Such fab stuff!
    Happy New year. Wishing you all the best for 2012!

  18. you are so crafty! I love seeing all the amazing things you make!

  19. You really inspire me to craft! I love everything you have done.

    Hope you have a Happy New Year!

  20. Whaaaat, I'm not one of your favorite blogs to read?? Man, I'm gonna have to up my game! HA!!

    It's been fun following you and being a part of your blog world!

    Happy New Year Emmy

  21. You really did go out on a crafy note, didn't you!!???

    Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

  22. Love those birthday cakes and all of those crafts! Happy New Year!

  23. This was your best recap!! I loved all of those posts. it was fun to relive them and can I please say THANK YOU AGAIN FROM the bottom of my heart for letting me be apart of this party with you. I'm so glad to have met you this year and am excited for the year ahead to see how you and your family grow!! :) happy new year sweet girl and thanks again!!

  24. You really got your craft on!

    Is it just me, or did these last three months go by really fast? Crazy!

    Happy New Year!

  25. I am in some serious awe of your craftiness!! Amazing!

    Loved the movie trailer! And, my husband has gone with me on opening night for all the Twilight movies (except the first one), too.

  26. Your craft skills are impressive! I LOVE the barrel cake and apple cupcakes. Simply adorable!

  27. Pretty sure I'm following everyone although Blogger is flaky for me. I click follow but the next time I drop by I'm not a follower. Thoughts on that one?

  28. I want to BE you. I'm not even joking. I'm pretty sure you're like a super mom. Do you wear a cape?

    Sorry I'm just now making my rounds. The in laws are still in town making blogging IMPOSSIBLE!

  29. Such a great year! I enjoyed looking back and seeing things I didn't see before finding your blog this year. And your drafts are all so great! Happy New Year!

  30. Seriously, so many great crafts if only I had the time! oh well, maybe someday :)