So as I sat there feeling completely drained of creativity, I came up with the perfect solution; A round up of all my favorite posts of 2012! What better way to appreciate the year that is coming to a close, and be inspired with ideas to to try and carry into 2013?
this Mongolian Lamb Stool. This DIY originally showed up on Preciously Me and was fabulous as well. I'm just kind of a sucker for the gold leafing Albertina did to the legs!
You will be shocked when you see the before of this ottoman. Tiffany is always amazing me with her super affordable diy's. The Greek pattern she used just makes it that much better.
This DIY is so adorable that it hurts. Seriously wish I would have seen this before I boxed my veil! Brooke is always posting new diys that blow my mind. The woman recovered all of her couch cushions herself! Let's not get too crazy, no way I'd attempt something that big, but she has def inspired me to step outside of my diy box.
Hannah from Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget is always posting great, affordable, and chic diys. This craigslist find looked completely different before Hannah got her hands on it. If you are looking to reupholster a piece of furniture she breaks down exactly how she did it.
Talk about some serious DIY skill. I haven't crossed over into the world of jig saws and powertools yet, but as soon as I do, this is happening. The girls at a Beautiful Mess seriously impress me with their DIY's on the regular. Like, they must have creativity spewing out of their pores.
favorite DIY that I attempted this year was Lola's doggie fort. The best part?! She seriously loves it. Must show you guys a more recent pic. Lola got all diva on me and added some seriously chic accessories.
MY FAVORITE RECIPES OF 2012
Alison's take on them, making them look more like shortbread macaroons. No room for cheesy cookie cut shapes up in here. Heart of Gold and Luxury is more than just recipes so hop on over.
Seriously, a homemade Twinkie? Does it get any more dangerous than that?! Def a recipe I'll be trying in the new year. After I drop a few of those New Years Resolution pounds of course! Holly has a whole lot more than recipes check out Glamour Mash for a ton of daily inspiration.
MY FAVORITE REVEALS OF 2012
Bijou and Boheme. It hurts so good and is everything I wish I could be. The perfect dose of pretty.
Does this vintage Louis not just make you want to die. Seriously my favorite furniture reveal ever. So freakin jealous. HRH Collection is one of my all time favorite fashion reads. Alex's gorg downtown loft and bag collection is enough to make you hate her. Or want to be her.
MY FAVORITE PARTIES OF 2012
I want to be real life friends with Erin from Holtwood Hipster just so I can get an invite to next years Labor Day weekend Shin Dig. I mean nothing say's Summer time in California like a giant movie screen above the pool, adult only capri suns, and a pizza bar. Ugghhh just remembered why summer is my favorite season.
This year for my sisters 22nd birthday I wanted to help put together something a little bit special. This wasn't a full blown fancy soiree, but a handmade, at home birthday party. Sometimes casual days in the sun with good 'ol Orange Crush in hand is the perfect recipe.
A girl who understands a pink and navy Christmas is a girl after my own heart. Did Emily nail this look or what? Seriously obsessed with every detail of this party.
Last but not least is my Holiday Housewarming Soiree. I purposely chose decoration that gave a nod to the holiday season, but didn't SCREAM Christmas! Nearly everything will be used again for future parties in our casa. OVER and OUT for 2012.