2016 was a year to go down in the record books.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .
- It was the year that politics forever ruined Facebook for me. You just can't ever un-see Great-Aunt Mildred's potty mouth rants about her political views. Me, I'd rather go through life with blinders on regarding family and friend's political views, thank you.
- It was the year we lost Prince, George Michael, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Florence Henderson . . . and the list goes on. It starts to get real when the people we grew up watching on tv and listening to on the radio are dying.
- It was the year that saw so many of my favorite bloggers run over to Instagram and never come back to blogging! I miss you guys! Get back here!
But, there were also good things that happened. Somewhere? Right?
Unfortunately I'm having a hard time coming up with the good things right now, but until I do here are some of my favorite posts from House Of Hawthornes in 2016.
Favorite DIY Projects, Tips & Recipes
Shopping in the plumbing section at Home Depot has never been more fun.
And Better Home & Gardens featured this post on their site and got a whole lot of people interested in cutting up lemons.
My dollhouse turned birdhouse post was one of my favorites this year. If only the birds had loved it as much as I did. (I later made it in a Christmas house.)
I made a statement last year that I was going to do more recipe posts, because I LOVED doing the photography for them so much. Here are the two (yes, a whopping 2) that I did this year!
In this post I showed you both the flowers I chose and how I turned a galvanized tub into a gardening container (hint - it involves power tools).
Yard Saling & Thrifting
I did a series of a few thrifting/yard saling posts this year. I have more on tap for 2017.
And one more category for the road . . .
Bitchin' & Moaning
Because if you can't piss off ½ the internet, you're doing it wrong. Apparently, shiplap is a much loved wall covering.
I'm joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality's Best Of 2016 party today! If you have a minute pop on over and see what other "Bests" happened in 2016. I promise, Great-Aunt Mildred won't be invited to the party.