Friday, December 28, 2012

Year in Review!

What a fun year of blogging! It's been great getting to know so many wonderful and supportive people. 

Thank you so much for indulging me, and for giving up your precious time to visit as I share my life with you. It means so much to me, and brings me such joy.

Thought I would review some posts
to bring this year's blogging to an end.


I shared some fun about one of my best & very favorite frugal finds.


I shared some hearts from all around our nest.


I shared with you some of my shamrock china.



I shared a tutorial on making egg favors.


I shared a Mother's Day tablescape.


I shared a pretty summer tea party.


I shared a simple RW&B teascape.



I shared some outdoor life captured in photos from our garden!
(Hummingbirds were very photogenic for us this summer!)


I enjoyed having my busy sister over for outdoor dining.



My sweet friend Mary D. hosted a birthday party tea in my honour!

I also shared a lot of fun Halloween things,
 such as our annual pumpkin carving party!


I shared my Thankful for Friends tea.



I shared an amazing Progressive Christmas Tea
 hosted by three awesome tea friends.



I shared an easy Christmas tea and cookies party I myself hosted.


I hosted a few give-aways this year:
(Click on pics below to see the winners)

I WON a couple of FABULOUS giveaways, too!

I won the most incredibly gorgeous lavender sachet & tag beautifully hand made by Dawn from A Feathered Nest. I am a lazy blogger and haven't blogged about it yet because I got it in late October and posted nothing but Fall and Christmas since then! I have been "saving" it for the time I decide to post a house room tour (about the room it is kept in.) I guess that's something to look for in 2013!  ~Sorry, Dawn!

I couldn't find the link to her original giveaway post, but here is one of her posts showing the amazing sachets she makes.

The Feathered Nest

I HIGHLY recommend her etsy shop
when you are looking for the perfect gifts!

Her shop is called Sew Many Roses.


From our wonderful tea lady Angela I won both her autographed book....which is highly recommended as a gift for every historic tea room lover you know and a tea themed journal book.

Hop on over to her blog and check out
 the book she's written to see what I mean!

 You can find Angela at her blog called
Tea With Friends.

Angela also sent me  this wonderful tea journal!


And from Melanie, all the way from Australia I won
 all sorts of treasures - soaps, powders, handmade tags, etc.

You can visit Melanie's post about it here.

I received an amazing "Pay it Forward"
beautifully handmade gift from Cindy!

You can visit her post about it here.

I too paid it forward, making a teacup
 floral arrangement for a sweet lady from the blog
At Nann's Table.

You will want to visit her blog and check out her amazing tablescapes and fantastic recipes. She may not blog much but when she does it is usually quite special to read!

Here is where Nancy posted about receiving her PIF giftie from me.

Nancy has rights to this pic.

And last, but certainly not least,
you all met my sweet kitty, Romeo!

In fact, my second blog post was about introducing him!

I realize now that I have reviewed my posts how many of them are about tea themes!
(at least those that I seem to have chosen to feature in my year's end review post!)
My blog isn't totally about tea parties, truly it isn't!
 I haven't even done a house tour, or hardly any before and after renovations!
I vow to do this and more in 2013! I have lots to share with you!

Thank you for stopping by

I will be hosting another giveaway in early January to
celebrate my first year! Look soon for details!
Till then, see you all next year!
Happy New Year hugs!


  1. Congrats on a wonderful year! So many great posts.
    I can't wait to see what you come up with next.
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year!

  2. I love looking back at a year in blog time! So much fun and so much shared. Beautiful! Happy New Year!

  3. Reviewing the year brings back so many memories and you were one busy lady Michele. I was fortunate to win one of your giveaways and I've enjoyed getting to know you through your blog.
    Wishing you a happy, healthy 2013 my friend.

  4. You shared some beautiful things with us this year, Michele! I'm looking forward to 2013. Happy New Year!

  5. I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year! I've enjoyed your beautiful blog & am glad to have found you. I'm looking forward to 2013 with you.

    I enjoyed your 2012 review because I somehow missed a few of those posts!

  6. Such a fun filled year with such lovely posts and give-aways. I can't wait to see more in 2013. I hope you have a very Blessed, Happy and Prosperous New Year. Hugs, Marty

  7. I loved seeing your monthly reviews...I became a follower in the fall so I missed a lot! Your kitty is just precious and I so enjoyed your teas!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


  8. Michele,

    Thank you so much for a wonderful 2012! Here's to an incredible 2013! I am so blessed to have e-met you in blog land and you are such a blessing to me!

    Have a wonderful and blessed New Year!

  9. Such a great idea, doing the year in review. I've never done it. Maybe I will.

  10. Coming to you from Masterpiece Monday Party... Great posts! I love your shamrock china, beautiful and unique! Blessings to you for the New Year!

  11. Hi Michele, I have enjoyed all your post this year and look forward to seeing more in 2013. Looks like you had a lucky year with all those great wins. xx, Sherry

  12. Michelle, what a great year of blogging you've had! I missed the post about to read it. He surely is a beautiful baby. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2013 is a fabulous year for you and your family!

  13. I loved reading your recap of your blogging this year! I hope you had a beautiful Christmas! Thank you for all of the sweet and encouraging comments you leave and of course for the darling carriage! Happy New Year!

  14. Just a note to tell you how much we appreciate following your blog. It always lifts my spirits and is definitely something to always look forward to. Wishing you the best in the new year!

  15. Such pretty photos to review.I enjoyed ! Happy New year and may God continue to bless you -Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage

  16. It was fun looking back through your year, Michele. Any of your photos could be pretty note cards, in my opinion! Happy New Year!!

  17. Hi Michele,
    I enjoyed seeing your "year in review" and it made me smile to see the little birdhouse I made for you! Your photo makes it look even better! I should do a year in review like that. Yes, I think we'll meet in 2013, also. I look forward to it! Happy New Year to you and Romeo from me, Buster, Rudy and Sam.
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Hi Michele,
    I so enjoyed your year in review. All of your tea posts are beautiful and I love your beautiful hearts. I am so happy to have met you in '2012' and now call you a friend! Looking forwar to many more visits in '2013'.

  19. Michele, You have accomplished many wonderful projects. Wishing you health, happiness and living your dreams in the New Year!


  20. Lots of fun happening at your place over the year. Love the tea parties. You inspire me to do more of them.

    Happy New Year.

  21. Happy New Year! I showed Romeo to my cat Kanga and SHE says "he's a hottie" : )

  22. Hi Michele,
    It been fun getting to know you over the past year! Enjoyed your review of 2012.

    All the best in the New Year!


  23. Hi Michele, this was a fun year in review. I love those pumpkin sugar cubes, your summer tea, your kitty, and your shamrock china! Here's to a healthy New Year filled with peace, joy, love, hope, and faith.
    Blessings, Beth

  24. My goodness lots of action over here! So many lovely winnnings. It was a beautiful year on the blog for you. So nice to share it with you! Have the BEST New Year!!

  25. Happy New Year Michele! Wishing you only good things in 2013...Ann

  26. A very very nice year in review. I've enjoyed so many of your lovely posts. Looking forward to many more. Hugs

  27. You sure did rack it in with all of those wins! Love all of your teascapes. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. I hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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