Top 2013 Posts According to You

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

I've been walking down memory lane quite a bit lately.  I hope you don't mind.  Looking back can be helpful in many ways.  I like to know what you like and why you come here.  We are all learning and intuition tells me that we are all looking to improve certain aspects of our lives.

This post is a re-cap of your favorite posts from 2013.  This is a compilation of my personal projects or design/fashion advice which tells me that you like that sort of thing. Just curious, is there something you would like to see more of?

Without further ado, your favorite 2013 posts...

and shared a tutorial for making pillows with zippered closure.

In April I shared my experience with Overstock,

we planted our raised vegetable garden,

and finished a concept board for a colorful family room.

In May I showed you four porch styles,

six ways to improve curb appeal,

and kitchen soffit solutions.

In June we toured a pretty home by the sea,

my friend Laura painted her house,

and I shared a look for less lighting option.

In July I shared my DIY bulletin board along with a round-up of favorite inspiration boards,

suggestions for re-thinking that grand foyer,

In August I shared a few of my favorite skin care & beauty products,

In September I shared a few pictures from around our house,

we got a little teary with thoughts on parenting and letting go,

and a local family's new home.

In October I showed you how beds in front of windows DO work,

how details such as millwork make all the difference,

and a tale of two sofas.

In November I shared the master bedroom reveal,

my adventure with Courtney,

and my wreath making round-up.

In December I shared our Christmas home and new wreath,

the Homestretch Holiday show went live,

and a few of my favorite things.

And by the way, thank each and every one of you for stopping by to catch up.  It means so much!  Here's to a wonderful 2014!


  1. Happy New Year to you too Rene!! Looking forward to 2014 and more of your great blog!! - Fran

  2. Some super and inspiring posts. I wish you a very Blessed and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  3. Such inspiration….all in one place! Happy new Year!

  4. It's been a year of inspiration over here, Rene! Thanks for sharing your creativity and experise and I'm looking forward to more in the new year! Happy 2014 to you and your family!

  5. I love these recaps, (it all appears new to me)!! So, I want to know if you still feel the same about the house you were smitten with last January? I love your style and design, fashion and diy posts are always my favs!! Happy New Year, sweet friend!

  6. YAY! WHAT A GREAT RECAP AND REMINDER OF WHY I LOVE YOUR BLOG. Plus, I missed a couple posts that I'm going to check out. Happy New Year!!

  7. Thanks for sharing so many great posts of 2013. Cottage & Vine is one of my favorite blogs. Looking forward to a great 2014!

  8. Thanks for sharing so many great posts of 2013. Cottage & Vine is one of my favorite blogs. Looking forward to a great 2014!

  9. such an amazing and stylish year! looking forward to 2014.

  10. Hi, happy new year! I am a relatively new follower to your blog, and I really love it. My favorite kinds of posts are the random ones like your "Senseless Beauty" because I think we can all relate to the idea of placing beauty in our homes for no reason other than to have beauty. These are the posts that really give you insight to the blogger you are following, and whether you will enjoy doing so, because they aren't associated with any big "room reveal" or sponsorship ( I love those too, though!) . I am not a pro blogger at all, but I follow many home interior blogs because I love to make my regular old home beautiful. Seeing the posts where you are just you being you, gives us a glimpse of what you are inspired by and in turn inspires us!

  11. Great job in 2013 , cant wait to see what you do in 2014!!!

  12. such a great year at Cottage and Vine!! loved browsing through the favorites from last year. so looking forward to 2014!

  13. Great posts and love following you! Your wonderful personality comes out in every post and I am so happy to know you. Have a great year! xo Nancy


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