Monday, December 29, 2008

Favorite Projects 2008...

I thought I would share a few of my favorite projects over the past year. Most of these projects were ideas that I took from your blogs. How awesome to share ideas with others out there in the world.

Here is our front entryway that I painted. I should have done this project earlier but I procrastinated like usual...worried that it wouldn't look right. Well, I should know by now it's only paint. (note to self)

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This diaper cake was the CUTEST project. Don't you agree? Go here to get directions.


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I organized a ton over the past year. One area that was bugging me to death was the TV area in the playroom. (Gosh I hate those wires!)

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Remember when I bought my new blogging/work desk? I was skipping out to my car.

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This was another area in the kitchen that kept bugging me. More wires!

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Remember when I went on a red paint rampage?

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These turkey cookies from Thinkin' of Home were a hit at Thanksgiving dinner.




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This last project would win project of the year award...if I had such an award. It was the most needed project.

Remember I have a dog that eats kitt
y poo?



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I drilled a hole big enough for kitty but small enough to keep Rustolium out.(Darn dog)

This box works double duty as a time out spot...


Well, I feel as though I accomplished a lot over the year, thanks to blogging. I'm excited for the new year and new projects. Please keep them coming and Happy New Year!

50 comments:

beth at aunties said...

Brandee,
I am glad I was able to read about your lots of your amazing projects as they happened...I enjoyed learning from you.

I also look forward to more wonderful incentives and projects to come in 2009.

Have a wonderful New year!

ceekay said...

So cute...tell that poor precious little boy to come over to Grandma Ceekay....I hate when they get time out....!! Good ole hug, telling they are sorry aren't they? and a cookie and life is good! That is what is wonderful about being a Grandma!
Happy New Year!

Chris said...

Geez, if I could only do half of your list, I'd feel so proud of myself. I'm wanting to paint my walls, I'm sick of white, but I don't know where to start, on choosing a color. LOL

Hugs,
Chris

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Brandee,
Wow did you get a lot done this year! I love me some organizing and it's always inspiring to see how others organize their spaces. And I especially love the bench with the hole drilled in it for kitty! I am not happy with our current kitty box arrangement and it's got me stumped for sure! Your hidden kitty box is pure genius, what a clever clever girl you are!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..all your projects have been great!!!! What is on your son's head?

Your desk looks awesome!
-sandy toes

Darlene said...

Hi Brandee,

I have loved seeing EVERY one of your projects! You are always very inspiring. I am so glad that we "met" through blogging. There are so many fabulous blogs with yours being one of them.

I look forward to more projects in 2009!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh you have done a marvelous job! May you have a blessed 2009!

Marie said...

ha ha ha! I loved that last photo!! You had a lot of wonderful projects this year. I loved this post... maybe I should do one of my own?!

cindy said...

Hey, I remember that painted lamp project...I painted mine after you did yours...and you told me I needed some fringe...well, I finally got some! At Hobby lobby..my new favorite store!..now I see I should of got some fringe for the top too..dang...maybe next trip.

RN and OSHP said...

I love the time out/kitty box hider. We have the same problem, I will have to save up some moolah and try this idea!

Rambling Girl said...

I remember all your projects! I am a avid reader over here so keep them coming next year!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Brandee, those are some great projects, so Yes, please come back next week & share in my party. You can just link that post up when the time comes.

Had a really nice Christmas & hope you did too! Got to get this house cleaned up now, uugggh!

Our Complete Family said...

Holy SMOKES have you been crafty this past year!
I loved seeing all of your fav projects in this post!
Fun, fun, fun!
Can't wait to see what your blog has in store for us readers in 2009!
Happy Day Wishes~ Les

Mabry's gamma said...

Brandee,

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

Some how I don't think your son appreciates that last photo. LOL

I remember all those projects...wow!

I to can't wait to see what things the other bloggers (including yourself) come up with that I can copy, my brain gets wrinkled with every passing year.

Cheri

Carrie said...

What great projects you did good in 2008 girl keep them coming!

Girly Stuff said...

I liked your red rampage the best! But I met you with your entertaiment center post on the Nester!

Happy New Year! I'm glad to know you!

Susie Harris said...

What a year it has been! I have been so blessed to have so many sweet friends like you. That puppy eating cat poop is just so funny. I am still laughing about that. Madison wants a cat soooo bad. We cant keep it inside because of Kaylee. Her eyeballs about pop out when she is around a cat. Here is to another year and many great ideas~ Take care!!

Tracey said...

Hi Brandee,
You sure got a lot accomplished in 2008! My favorite is the kitty litter "house"/time out bench...great idea!!
Tracey

nikkicrumpet said...

That was a very fun look back. And can you believe how nice those "afters" look. To me organizing something like that and having it turn out so great just makes you feel good! I hope 2009 brings all the best to you and your family!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Wow, you got a lot done this year! I love how all of your projects turned out; it's so inspiring! Love the before and after pictures! :)

I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that your New Year's is, too! :)

Lisa Ann said...

Happy New Year! Your beautiful projects are an inspiration. I will have to try to make a diaper cake for my sisters shower.

Ginger said...

Hi Brandee:
All of your projects turned out so great. I love the front door transformation the best. Your home looks beautiful...and the time out spot...ahhhh too cute.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Ginger

Ros said...

Sooo, it's a toss up for me. My favorite of your blogging projects this year, was either the entryway or the wire reductions (similar to noise and weight reduction). The area replaced with a laptop is amazing. I'm ready for everything to be wireless! And I am soo into entrances and visual warmth, I love what you did to your door and your planters! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Years, looking forward to your creativity and humor in '09!

Nicole said...

You have such a gorgeous home and great projects, I hope you had a Happy New Year!

Tamara Jansen said...

I love that diaper cake.....I'm going to have to remember that one for my daughter's baby shower :)

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

You are so talented! And classy. I admire all your projects. Truly. I want to be just like you when I grow up :-) But seriously, you've given me some really great ideas for my own to-be projects.

Happy New Year!

AJ said...

I happened to love each and every one of those projects! You did good girl:) Miss ya♥

tardevil said...

Love your desks (both of them!) And the diaper cake and the turkeys. But you had me ROFL at that poor hat your kiddo is wearing in time out! I wonder if that would do any good in my house! Hmmmm.....Happy New Year!

Rue said...

Hi Brandee :)

I remember all those projects except the cat box. I am soooo stealing that idea :)

Happy New Year!!
hugs,
rue

Erin said...

What a fun post. I loved looking at all your favorites! I am exciting to see more fun posts!

Ms. Tee said...

You had great projects! I loved them all! I think my favorite was your entryway - just gorgeous. :)

Hope you have a wonderful 2009!

Twice as Nice said...

Wow you had a busy year. I love all your projects. I would of been running out to the car to get that desk. I don't like wire hanging all over either. I remember that litter box idea. My dog is a POOH eater too!! Perhaps when we redo the laundry room I can come up with a great idea too.

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Brandee,

I just came over to let you know about the coconut snowball recipe - I didn't put food coloring in them. I think they just got a little toasty in the oven. I accidentally set it for 220 F instead of 200, but they still turned out good.

Hope you have a great week! :)

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

That was amazing, I am impressed!
Valerie

Bella Casa said...

Hi Brandee,

What great projects, I remember alot of them....that kitty litter box is hilarious! ;)

I love your new front door, too. We painted ours blue last year and now I am wishing we would have done black...

Happy New Year to you and yours :)

Bella

Handmade Housewife... said...

Wow you were a busy lady last year! I love the after after pic of your media area and your curtains in the office corner. Doncha just love when it's all organized?! I'm working on a few of those areas in our house. Great job on all of it. Hope that little cutie doesn't have to sit in time out too often :)

-Hayley

Laurel MacD said...

Love your taste - your before pictures even look great!

Jenny said...

LOL about the dog! I like what you did with the cat box.

Your projects look great!

J. Leigh Designz said...

Ok, can you come to my house next LOL! It looks amazing! i think the playroom had the BEST improvement but ALL were good!

SHURTER'S :) said...

Beautiful! You have great taste! I'm glad to see your blog! I'll be watching! Thanks :)

Susie Harris said...

Just wanted to pop in and say Hi! Hope you new year is going great . Its been cold and wet here but today we have some sun!

Becky said...

Happy New Year Brandee!!

I love all your before and after's....as matter of fact I'm kinda like you....I love to copy!!! I really wish I had one of your turkey cookies right now. I am fighting off the urge to rip open a package of M & M's that are in the pantry.

Leigh said...

Looks great! You're poo box crakcs me up. I have the same problem with one of my dogs. He eats the others dogs poop outside.... I invite you to drop by my place and see my before and after's.

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I love your diaper cake! I made one last year with flowers all over! It was so easy and looked so cute! Your turkey cookies were neat too! :)

Heather said...

WOW!! You have been one busy gal! I can't believe what a little bit of paint can do to a front door.

Susan S. said...

Oh MY!!! I love all your organizing ventures. WIRES drive me crazy too and I like the way you've cleaverly hidden them. Cat box is great too....I have a covered one but I think my dog sometimes gets a "snack" out of the kitty box....EWWWWWW!!!! Happy New Year from Houston.

sandra/tx said...

You've had a productive year, but I especially love the kitty poo corral. And I'm glad to know we're not the only people with a kitty poo-eating dog. LOL

KayEllen said...

So glad I stopped by!
such a delightful post;0)
Wonderful pic's!!!
Blessing in 2009.
Nice to meet you!

KayEllen

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Brandee,
Just stopping by to wish you a happy week full of blessings *smiles*

Heather said...

I LOVE your idea for the kitty litter! We have two dogs who also love to eat kitty poo; possibly the grossest thing ever! I am definitely going to try and find something like this to put the cat box in. Thanks for the great idea!

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