Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 11 posts from 2011

I had a great time looking back at my posts from 2011. My personal favorites are Noah's birth story and Noelle's 3rd birthday. This blog really is just a way for me to record memories and I'm so glad that I decided to start it in 2010. The following are the posts with the most views this year in no particular order.

DIY Wine Cork Letter
Hundreds of visitors from Pinterest stop by every week to read about this easy project.

DIY Olive Garden Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
This soup is seriously so good. It also brings many "pinners" to Growing up Gardner.

Noah's Nautical Nursery
My favorite room in the house. I had a blast creating this space for my little guy.

DIY Driftwood Shelf
This DIY shelf was super simple and it cost nothing to make! It's the perfect piece in our beach cottage style Master bedroom.

My nephew, Evan's, Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
This post gets a bunch of visitors from google images every day with good reason. My sister did an amazing job putting this party together.

Diaper Wreath Tutorial
The perfect baby shower gift!

DIY Ruffle Lamp Shade
From our Master Bedroom re-do. A few yards of ruffle and a glue gun gives a boring lamp a fun makeover.

Target 75% off Toy Clearance (July 2011)
I bought $380 worth of toys for 94 bucks! This Christmas  went very smoothly because of my clearance haul. All I had to do was reach into my gift closet and start wrapping.
FYI - the next 75% off toy clearance is coming in January!

Gallery Wall
Another post from our Master Bedroom re-do. I love how the gallery wall turned out.

No Sew Pumpkin Tutu Tutorial
In this post I share how to make a tulle tutu without a sewing machine. You won't believe how easy it is to make one of these skirts!

Teacher Appreciation Week
I made these little gifts for Mr. G's co-workers during Teacher Appreciation Week. They were a big hit.

There you have it! The top 11 posts from 2011! I'm excited about what 2012 will bring. So far I have several DIY projects lined up and Noelle just started a new homeschool curriculum that I'm thrilled to share with you.
Happy New Year!


  1. These are so great! What wonderful posts you've done!

  2. New follower coming over from Growing Up Geeky! Love the Dr. Suess party and the nursery! :)Happy new year!