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2014 Year In Review

In honor of the very last day of 2014 (can you even believe it's here already?!?), I thought I would share some of my favorite posts and projects from the year. It's been a fun year, and I'm ready to see what 2015 has in store for us!

2014 year in review @ Meet the B's

My most popular post of the year was my DIY crate pet bed!

DIY wooden crate pet bed

My second most popular post was this easy painted mail tray!

How to control countertop clutter with a DIY mail tray

My personal favorite project was the outdoor bar cart I made out of a laundry cart for the Outdoor Makeover Challenge. My hubby says this is his favorite project too :)

DIY outdoor bar cart

The Outdoor Makeover Challenge also included this DIY window box made out of super cheap fence pickets.

How to build a window box

I also made this fun patio rules sign.

DIY Patio Rules Sign

This painted "Love lives here" canvas was one of the first projects I posted this year and is still one of my favorite art pieces I've made.

DIY painted LOVE LIVES HERE canvas

After making that pretty little canvas, I shared some great tips on creating a welcoming entryway.

How to create a welcoming entryway

I'm pretty proud of the knock off Restoration Hardware key shadow boxes I made.

Restoration Hardware knock off skeleton key shadow boxes

I had a blast sharing all of the wedding crafts from our wedding during the Wedding Wednesday series!

Wedding Wednesday- Craft ideas for the teal and grey shabby chic wedding

I made a few housewarming gifts for some sweet friends including a painted succulent planter, a canvas welcome sign, and a burlap last name sign.

3 great diy housewarming gift ideas!

Last, but not least, I showed you how to make your own typography art by transferring your favorite fonts to any project!

Painted wood slice art- how to transfer text to your projects

I've already got a huge list of projects for the upcoming year, and I can't wait to get started! See ya in 2015, friends!!! :) Happy New Year!
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  1. I just adore all of your projects, Nicole. Your wood slice will forever be my fave! I'm so happy and blessed to be in a blog tribe with you :) You're such an inspiration! Can't wait to see what 2015 holds for your blog! You'll definitely rock this year :) xoxo

    1. Thank you so so much Erica! You are so sweet! I love that we are in a tribe together and can help each other grow! Can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for all of us! :)

  2. Hi Nicole,

    Love everything you did this year! Looking forward to following you blog more in 2015!

    @Seeking Lavender Lane