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New Year

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Today is the last day of 2011 and I cannot tell you how excited I am for the new year.  Do you have big plans tonight?  Whether you are partying it up on the dance floor or watching the ball drop in your pj's, I wish you the happiest of New Years!  Thank you for reading my blog, commenting, sharing projects & tours.  Thank you also for sponsoring, shopping in my etsy store, and calling on me to help with your homes. I cannot thank you enough.


As promised, I put together my top ten favorite posts from other bloggers.  There are many, many more, but these are the ones I read and re-read.  You know - borderline stalking ;).
Enjoy!



Before & After Bathroom via Pink Wallpaper
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Caroline and her husband recently bought a new house in Nashville and in this guest post we get to see how it is coming together.  I love her style!

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I adore every post from Trina at Country Farm House, but this patio is my favorite.

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Being the mother of two boys, I cannot help but fall for a great "boy" room when I see one.  Love the patterns and colors in this room from Grace Happens.

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There are so many before & after furniture posts out there, but the hardware and color Fran of Green Street used here is perfection.  The styling is the icing on the cake. 

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This is by far my favorite apartment, ever, via Haute Indoor Decor.

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You may remember when Rachel was my guest and shared her master bedroom.  In that post you could see a teeny tiny shot of the bathroom.  Well, here is the before & after - a must see.

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We finally got to see Steve's gorgeous dining room.

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Love, love, love this kitchen before & after via nest egg.

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And last, but not least, this beautiful family room before & after from BDG Style.

25 comments:

  1. duh- didn't realize that was the guest post of caroline's on my blog! ha ha! thanks for sharing! i clicked on it and was like... oh hello! too much pre-celebratory wine last night.

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  2. that apartment is stunning- thanks for the links! happy new year :)

    -kim
    http://midnight-snark.blogspot.com

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  3. Loved looking through these links--found a couple of new blogs!

    Happy new year to you and your family! (PS--I saw that my placemats shipped but we've been gone all week--can't wait to see them.)

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  4. It will be PJ's for me! Happy New Year to you!

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  5. Great post! Can't wait to look through all those links!! Happy New Year!

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  6. Hi Rene...what a fun surprise!! I hope you have a wonderful start to 2012 and can't wait to see what you do in the New Year! Take care, Caroline

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  7. Oh goodness, this just made my day!! Thank you so much for your sweet words on my sons room. I just adore your decorating talent and blog. I wish you a healthy and happy new year!!! xo, grace

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  8. This will be fun to check out your links...I'd better get another cup of coffee. I mention your calendar post on my post today.
    Happy New Year!

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  9. Loved them one and all..
    can easily see why they were the top 10 choices!!
    awesome!!
    happy new year!!
    Loui♥

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  10. Rene,
    It's such an honor to be in your Top 10. Wow! Thank you so much for the nod (again).

    The best of everything in 2012. Happy New Year!

    Steve

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  11. Rene, what a total surprise!! Happy New Year to you too. Completely flattered to make your top 10! I wish you and your family a wonderful 2012 and I look forward to following all your projects in 2012 - I know they won't disappoint!

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  12. No great plans (home sick) but am enjoying catching up on reading some really great blog posts - sure enjoyed all of your links! Thanks for all the inspiration and wonderful ideas you shared this year! Happy 2012!

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  13. Before and After posts are such fun. Love the kitchen remodel on Nest Egg!
    Happy New Year!
    Claudia

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  14. I agree with all your choices and fun to see them again...can never get enough of Steve's fabulous dining room post! Happy new Year!
    xo
    annie

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing all those great posts. I just lost two hours of my day but it was definitely worth it! and a special thanks for featuring my apartment! I feel like I just won a trophy ;-)

    Happy New Year!
    Elizabeth

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  16. Happy New Year Renee, enjoyed checking out your favorite posts!

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  17. Sending you the Happiest New Year Wishes Ever my friend. I look forward to many more wonderful visits with you in 2012 xo
    Always Wendy

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  18. A great list - I just went through and checked them out. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Rene I am excited to look through your top ten links, they are certainly from some favorite bloggers!

    All the best in 2012!

    I hope you will enter my Giveaway From Serena & Lily!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  20. Happy New Year! I'm so excited to have found your blog. Loving all of the ideas you've featured and can't wait to click through more of your archives!

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  21. Happy New Year Rene! 2012 is going to be good for all of us - I'm very excited. The kitchen remodel by Nest Egg is one of my absolute favorites too!! Love it!

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  22. how sweet are you?!!! thanks so much for including my bathroom in your line up! LOVE seeing all of these transformations!!!

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  23. Happy New Year, Rene! You are too sweet to include me in your list! Such a fun surprise - made my day!

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