Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Review Extravaganza Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the 2014 Review Extravaganza! (#2014RE)  This time around we will be recapping April, May and June.  It is a fun way to look back and remember the year AND a chance to win over $600 in prizes.

Read all of the rules and see the prizes here.

Also, if you missed linking up last week, you still can join in.  Just recap the first half of the year this week by Friday.  You won't be able to get the bonus points for linking all four weeks but can still earn a ton of entries into the giveaway and just join in the fun of recapping.


I finished up my master bedroom make over tutorial with instructions on how to paint furniture and decor from my reading nook.

We had soccer, the pinewood derby, and I was reading a ton of books and it sort of killed my creative writing abilities for the month.

I did tell why I don't want people to read my mind and had an awesome time at Craftastic Saturday.
Amanda of Kaleidoscope of Colors and Me
There was Easter with our clue-hunt for baskets and a family picture all ready for church...

and of course this classic picture

And some random pictures I love from the month


There was a big fire way too close to home.  I shared a story from my past how my mom used breadsticks to teach me about honesty,

There was Mother's Day

Wrote one of my most popular posts of the year (and something every parent should read)--The Four Part Apology 

I went to the Elevate blog conference (so awesome!)   School ended!  We had a surprise trip to Legoland and family came into town! 

Pictures from the month I love


Our summer was in full swing and we continued to have fun with family in town.

The kids took swim lessons, Eric went out of town for work (I survived), we had a lot of lazy pajama days.
Told why it's good to have more than one kid, more company when my parents came to town,
Eric and I celebrated 13 years of marriage and I shared this post for it- and told you about the fun anniversary get-away we had here.  Celebrated Father's Day

And before the month was out we hit the road on our way to Utah and Yellowstone (which you will have to wait until next week's July recap to here about.)

One more picture
Alex and my mom
Link up below- then continue working to get all your points!
2014 Review Extravaganza


  1. I love what you did with that bookcase. It looks fabulous!

    It also looks like you had a LOT of fun!

  2. Once again, such beautiful pictures! You really should frame that Easter one! And impressive job with the bookcase. My painted furniture only ever comes out so-so.

  3. great recap :) I especially like all the lovely family shoots!

  4. I am so surprised, lots of reading really helps my creative writing, so to hear it hurts yours is so interesting to me. Funny how things like that are different with every person, hu?
    Love reading (and doing!) these recaps. What a great way to end the year! And it is true, your pictures are stunning.

  5. Looks like a great 3 months!!! Love the re-do of that shelf (the yellow paint, etc!) and I really like the apology idea!

  6. how the heck did i miss the 4 part apology? or did I? I was so preg I don't remember. off to read the post!!

  7. You had a great few months! I love what you did with that shelving!

  8. That reading nook looks amazing, you did a fantastic job. Look like you had a great few months :)! Love all your pictures! Stopping by from the linkup!

  9. I love how your reading nook turned out -- such a bright and happy color! Looks like you had a wonderful few months. Love the photos you shared!

  10. That blog conference sounds amazing, I wish I could go!