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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013

Happy 2013!


After my whirlwind of Christmas posts, I enjoyed a nearly computer free holiday with friends and family.  Though, if you follow me on pinterest, you'll see that's where my *nearly* computer free holiday ended.   I spent our travel time, and there was plenty of travel time, this holiday season, pinning away.

In addition to celebrating and pinning...


I read a book!  I used to be an avid reader...before blogging.  Gone Girl was an excellent recommendation that reminded me how much I love getting lost in a good book.


I made one last ornament, for my nephew, who is intrigued by Jupiter.  However, being on a blogging hiatus, I failed to take a finished picture of Jupiter, in ornament form.


I made rice crispy treats.  What makes this note worthy?  Well, I had never made rice crispy treats before.  I used a cake batter and sprinkle recipe from pinterest. 


I finally got around to make a Land of Nod inspired floor cushion


 for Grace.


And, a blogging hiatus isn't complete without a furniture transformation, right?


I finally tried out Annie Sloan chalk paint.


Not only did the paint cover all the nicks and scratches but it brought this piece to life, showcasing its beauty in a whole new way.


My blogging hiatus is now over and it's the start of a new year. 

Here is to 2013!  May you find new ways to showcase your beauty and your talent in creative new ways.

*And I'll be sharing my blogging year in review via facebook today.

21 comments:

  1. So glad your hiatus is over! I'm glad you enjoyed some down time and snuck in a project or two...love your new piece of furniture by the way! Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2013:)

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  2. Missed you! Love that newly painted piece! It's vintage beauty! And that cushion is too cute. Etsy shop!!!!

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  3. oh i love that furniture transformation and grace's floor cushion!

    i miss you Amy but i'm glad you unplugged for a little bit...i did too :)

    happy new year!
    rea

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  4. Sounds like a fun and productive hiatus!! Happy 2013

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  5. Your hiatus resulted in some pretty awesome crafting!

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  6. Okay, so during your blog hiatus you tried new recipes, sewed furniture, painted furniture, made an ornament & read a book (which was one of my faves of 2012, BTW). I, on the other hand, called it a win if I got out of my pajamas.

    You, my friend, are an inspiration!

    Happy New Year. In 2013 I resolve to be more like you!! :)

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  7. Your break was extremely productive. I love your pouf and furniture makeover. How was using the annie sloan? Love the beautiful family picture. Glad your back. :)

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  8. Welcome back dear friend. I have missed your posts and sweet comments. I adore the floor cushion and what a change on that piece of furniture. It looks great.

    Best wishes in 2013!
    Holly

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  9. Glad to see you took it easy over the holidays..... Haha. Especially love Grace's Christmas outfit, the pouf and the furniture redo. Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2013!

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  10. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday season! Adorable family photo! The floor cushion and the furniture piece are wonderful! I have got to try out Annie Sloan paint... and those rice crispy treats! YUM!

    Hope your family has a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

    ((Hugs))
    Heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your updates Amy! Love the poof! Love the white paint job on that gorgeous furniture piece! Where do you paint when it gets chilly? It seems WAY too cold here to even set foot outside on some days! Looking forward to spring when I can poly my kitchen table - which nobody is allowed to touch underneath the protective cloth :) Happy New Year friend!!!

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  12. Fun, Fun .... Happy New Year to you too.

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  13. Unbelievable furniture makeover there. I'm so in love with the furniture itself, and the makeover makes it look even prettier. I love the family picture too...you guys are so precious-I really mean that....SUCH a beautiful family!

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  14. Well you've been a busy bee! Love the redo, have to get chalk paint! Love the floor cushion, looks like you had a great holiday :)

    Happy new year xo

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  15. Even with a blogging hiatus you've still been keeping yourself busy! The cabinet piece looks amazing... I've been wanting to get my hands busy with some Amy Sloan paint... just need something to use it on. Love the floor cushion... it's been on my to do list too! I adore the fabric you used! I'm still on my blogging hiatus... currently traveling outside the country but I've been frequently checking back to see what you've been up to:) Gone Girl was one of the books I was considering on reading on the plane... I will have to definitely check it out now that you have highly recommended it:) Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2013!! Happy New Year!!

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  16. What a productive hiatus! I'm looking forward to seeing all your new projects in 2013! :)

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  17. A few things: thank you for the book recommendation! (I LOVE getting lost in a good book too, and it's been awhile), Quinn appears to be in love with your dog, sell those cushions, I love the ornament and I need to know how you made it, and SELL those cushions! They are awesome!! Happy New Year, Amy!! Can't wait to see all While Wearing Heels does in 2013!

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  18. I love the painted piece! Did you add it to Pinterest?

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  19. The cushion & furniture transformed - muy primo.
    I was in my 30's before I made rice crispie bars, probably late 30's.
    Riley's tude is showing.

    Bliss

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  20. Happy New Year, Amy! Your floor cushion is awesome! As is your furniture makeover. You sure know how to make the most of a vacation! I could learn a thing or 2 from you... I'm such a time waster.

    Here's to a great 2013, looking forward to see what you will be up to! You're already off to a great start :)

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  21. That cushion is AWESOME! I can tell a ton of love was put into it! ;) Grace is a very lucky girl!

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