Sunday, December 29, 2013

Favorite Post Of 2013 & Something To Share



I hope everyone had a great holiday. 
 
Before I review my favorite post from 2013 I want to share something with you.
  
Writing a decorating blog without a home to decorate is not an easy task and my blog has definitely suffered.  While we live with dad all of our things are still in storage in Virginia.  Steve and I have decided moving dad at this time would not be the best thing for him and we are putting our house search on hold for now.

 Though we won't be buying a new home soon I am excited to begin redecorating the sunroom and making it a space that reflects our style.  In the new year I'll be working on more projects and sharing some flea market finds.
 
I must admit there have been times when I felt there was nothing interesting to share with you and have thought of throwing the towel in and shutting down my blog.  Reading your kind comments, and knowing that my blog friends care, has kept me going.

 I truly appreciate each and everyone of you that have stuck by me and continued to read and comment on my blog.  It means so much to me and
some days it is the only thing that keeps me sane.
 
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!
 
On to favorite post of 2013
 
 
This post was about my small collection of confit pots and olive jars.
 
 
 
Porn...Really Dad? had more views than any other post this year.
Looks like many of you have your mind in the gutter!  LOL



I was really happy with the final results of Water Decal Project.



This Spackle Project also received many views.



My personal favorite was the post about our early Christmas cruise.


Thanks for visiting!

  There is still time to enter my Giveaway sponsored by Nancy's Daily Dish.

 
Hugs,
Sherry
 
 
Partying at:
French Country Cottage

 
 
 









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


25 comments:

Judy said...

Hi Sherry,

My blog has suffered a lot this year too and I have a home! (LOL)!

I think there are times in our lives when its more important to take care of others (family members, etc) than it is to do projects around our house and it's been true for me for the last couple of years. With my mom being 93 years old she is my priority right now and I'm grateful for each and every day she's still with me. I know you feel the same way about your dad. You are doing what your heart tells you and the blog will take care of itself.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Ron said...

I always love reading your blog, Sherry! I am happy that you did not throw in the towel. Best of luck in 2014. xo

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

I am a loyal reader too and I do enjoy your inspiration. I have wondered if Pinterest will take away the small, not-for-profit, blogs like my own. I also think of stopping, so I know how you feel. Thank you for taking care of your Dad with such loving sacrifice. May 2014 be a wonderful year for you and yours!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...


You are a real blessing to us Sherry.

I admire your fortitude. keep posting and we'll keep visiting.

Happy New Year
Sonny

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm so glad you didn't throw in the towel Sherry!! I look forward to seeing what you have planned in 2014!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Please don't shut your blog down. I don't read it because you are decorating a home, I read it because I feel a kindred spirit and enjoy you!

Happy 2014!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I'm here to say... Keep on going, Sherry! Your contribution to the blogging community and all of us, your readers, is huge! I'm sending you a big hug and thank you for blogging even when you feel like you want to quit! YOU GO GIRL!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Blogland without Sherry in it just wouldn't be the same! We all know that you have made difficult decisions because of a loved one. There are many ways to inspire and you are inspiring us in a different way than the past. It's still inspiration and and it's still important to us!

Angie Forte said...

Ditto the others' comments. I'm glad you didn't throw in the towel. We all realize that life is not always as nice and picture perfect as it can appear. Reading not only the decorating ideas but just the real life experiences of others connects us all. Taking care of your dad is a priority right now and we will be happy with whatever blog posts you can manage during this time. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless!

French Basketeer.com said...

Sherry, I love your blog, home or no home, and I especially love that you are caring for Dad. And he has indeed provided some good blog fodder, hasn't he??! That post had me absolutely rolling. God Bless all of you. You are surely where you are meant to be now and have such goodness and grace in your hearts. I am sorry I don't comment more, though I do pop in regularly. Wanted to stop by today though to wish you a joyous end of 2013 and a fantastic 2013. Where did the year go? Sending you a hug and all best~

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sherry, you had some amazing ideas! Your blog is always a pleasure to read!You chose some wonderful posts; I love the water slide decal!Happy New Year!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

P.S. Pleas stay blogging! We'll keep visiting!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I think of you sooooo much....xoxo

Ellen said...

Hi Sherry,
please don't ever go away, i will miss opening my email and not finding you there. loved and learned about the waterslide decals.
best of health and all good things in 2014.

jackyj said...

Hi Sherry!
I, too, am glad you didn't throw in the towel! I really enjoy top notch blogs, and yours is one of them. I admire anyone that takes personal care of their parents. You are doing a great job. Have a Happy New Year!
Jacky

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

There are many days that I think how much easier it would be to just give up my blog- that thought hit me today in fact. So I understand the temptation, but I sure hope you don't give up. I greatly admire your commitment to putting family first. Hang in there, we'll be here for you!

Vel Criste said...

So many wonderful posts to look back to Sherry, glad to have discovered you and your blog! CHEERS to 2014!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Sherry, i so admire your loyalty and generosity to your family…I so enjoy reading your posts and will look forward to them in 2014…I wish you and your family a most happy and healthy New Year!!!

Barbara said...

As always Sherry I love your ideas and inspiration! Thank you for for being so dedicated with regard to your blog and for sharing so much of yourself with us your readers! Your blog is fabulous and your are just a gem of a gal!!! So happy to have found you!
A very special Happy New Year wish to you and yours!
XO Barbara

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Please don't stop, I just found you this year. I love stopping by to see what you have to say. Your story of your Dad watching pawn star gave me a laugh for the day.

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I am also happy you are not throwing in the towel, you are part of the blogger family we would all miss you. Wishing you the best of 2014 with your family and your sweet blog. We are with you all the way God Bless and Happy New Year.
xxoo
Diane

At The Picket Fence said...

So glad you didn't throw in the towel Sherry but fully understand that feeling and I haven't even been going through what you have! I loved seeing all of your favorite posts from 2013 and look forward to popping over to visit you more in the new year.
Blessings,
Vanessa

Calypso In The Country said...

Sherry - I am so glad you didn't stop blogging! Your blog has always been one of my favorites. Best wishes to you in the new year!
-Shelley

Babs Richman said...

So glad you didn't stop blogging. You'd be really missed. Loved the post about your dad...giggle. Wishing your happiness and good health in 2014.

Debra Oliver said...

Hi Sherry, I know this has been a difficult year for you, so you get a standing ovation for sticking with it. What you're doing to help your Dad is so important, and you can look back and know you did the right thing, without regret. Sending a big hug and blessings for this new year!