We were going to go BIG for this post!
It was going to be the ‘cocktail dress and stiletto heels wearin’, fireworks exploding, dancing all the way until midnight on New Year’s Eve‘ kind of look back at 2013 post.
Ryan Seacrest was even going to host as we counted down our top projects! 😉
But then, we realized that maybe it would just be OK to do a ‘sweats and ponytail wearin’, snuggled in on the couch watching movies and going to bed at 10pm on New Year’s Eve‘ look back on 2013 instead.
Because, sometimes when you look back over a year of your life you don’t always just see the grand, flashy moments, right?
Oh sure, we did some bigger projects…
How to Build a Window Seat with Storage
Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover
Bookcase Turned American Girl Dollhouse
And some smaller projects…
No-Sew Drop Cloth Round Table Skirt
We had parties…
Detective Themed Birthday Party
Birds Nest Cupcakes in Mason Jars
Roasted Beet Salsa and Pastry Wrapped Brie Appetizers
There was even some sewing…
We got personal…
Confessions of a Good Christian Girl
And we even took this little ol’ blog on the road at places like the Haven Conference…
And the Country Living Fair…
But you know what? Those moments, well, those were more like the ”cocktail dress and stiletto heels wearin’, fireworks exploding, dancing all the way until midnight on New Year’s Eve‘ moments. They were fun and amazing and carefully planned out and executed.
And they were almost the best parts of 2013 for At the Picket Fence.
Because the BEST parts of 2013 for At the Picket Fence were the parts that maybe didn’t make it into blog posts or onto our Facebook page.
They were the connections we made with you.
The countless deeply personal and heart-felt emails.
The encouragement and support.
The comments you left telling us how much you relate to a story we’ve shared and sometimes even sharing your own stories with us.
The rallying around us when we were feeling low.
The laughing along with our frequent mis-adventures.
And coming back here time and time again to join us on our journey.
YOU were the best part of 2013!
You bless us each and every day and we are incredibly grateful that we have the privilege of sharing our hearts and our homes with you.
We pray that 2014 will be a blessed year for you and that you always know that you have friends you can count on right here At the Picket Fence!
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Unskinny Boppy 2013 Year in Review Linky Party
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
Perfect post. I wish you and your families a very Blessed and Happy New Year!!! Hugs, Marty
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
What a great year you had and what a beautiful post! Here’s to a Happy 2014!
So much love for you two and your daily inspiration and amazing creativity! Happy 2014 y’all!!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Perfectly said! Happy New Year! : )
Sue Tait says
What a great post, Ladies! I love your blog, all your projects are so cute/beautiful/smart/artistic/FUN. Thanks for all the wonderful things you do, and then tell us how to do, too. Keep writing, you are a welcome part of my day and I just want to Thank You.
(I will be the one in sweats on the couch watching movies and going to bed at 10:00 tomorrow night…)
Happy New Year!
Back at ya girls. Jane and I are still big fans.
Michelle Paige says
Always love your posts. What a great year you had! Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration!
Linda@Coastal Charm says
GREAT post!!! It’s been a fun year and I am looking forward to another one in 2014…HAPPY NEW YEAR Y’all!!!
Martha Franks says
Have enjoyed you girls so much since I found you this year. Look forward to you every day! And then I won the wreath! You were so sweet and patient in dealing with Balsam Hill. It was worth waiting for and we will enjoy it every year! God bless both of you. I look forward to getting to know you even better in 2014!
love. your. hearts.
Happy new year rockstars. 🙂
Happy New Year ladies!!!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I so love following you ladies…you certainly have had a most wonderful year of projects, travel and personal achievements!…Have a most happy and healthy New Year Vanessa and Heather!!!
Kim (TheKimSixFix) says
What a wonderful year you ladies had! I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store.
Julia G. says
I didn’t find your post until late in the year and what a find! Thank you for your year in review because I am looking for a “no-sew round table skirt”! I can’t wait to find the perfect trim (on sale) and get started cutting out my big ole circle!
You ladies are funny and inspiring! May God continue to bless you in the New Year!
At The Picket Fence says
Thank you so much Julia! So glad you found us! 🙂 Blessings to you and yours in the New Year too!
Right back at you! Happy New Year! Looking forward to more great posts in 2014.
Laurel Stephens says
What a wonderful post recapping a great year. Happy New Year!
Linda @ it all started with paint says
Happy New Years ladies! Loving the recap and all your amazing projects and recipes and stories!
Andrea at Opulent Cottage says
Happy New Year to you both!! I have loved reading your blog from the beginning, and it just gets better and better. You girlies are an inspiration! wishing you a blessed and successful 2014, and I truly hope I get to meet you two sweeties this year 🙂
I loved this post!
laura Madalene says
WOW! You’ve decorated your house in an amazing way – everything looks so beautiful. I like the black chandelier with some crystals but your dog is definitely one of the cutest ‘decorations’ in this room;)
Have a wonderful 2014! Home design
Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle says
You ladies are awesome! So many great projects and so sweet! Happy New Year! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle