2011–A Year in review

I can NOT believe that we have made it through another year of projects here at The Idea Room.  Time just seems to be flying by doesn’t it?  It is time once again to reflect and review 2011 and all that came along with it.  Personally it was one of my more difficult years…I have had better.  But a person is the sum of the good AND the bad.  And I like to focus on the positives.  Don’t you? 

I thought it would be fun to share with you the most popular posts of 2011 according to the ones that received the most pageviews.  I chose to share the top eleven projects in celebration of the year 2011!  Did you have any favorites?  Here they are…

Top Projects of 2011

#11  Minnie Mouse Oreo Pops


#10  DIY Trumeau Mirror


#9  Be Mine Valentine’s Day Decoration


#8  Soda Bottle Covers


#7  DIY Labeled Bathroom Jars


#6  DIY Pomander Kissing Balls


#5  Soda Can Coasters


#4  Painted Rug


#3  DIY Headboard and Bed Frame


#2  Antiqued Acid Mirror



#1 Tissue Rosette Kissing Balls


Were some of those your favorites too?

This year I also was able to accomplish some of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year.  I am happy to say that I was able to accomplish almost every single one.

Here are some of the posts about those resolutions that I could share.

I shared with you about finishing my first Half Marathon.  {Check}  Finishing off the BasementBuild Shelf for freaking long wall. {Check}  Did some mad reading in the last couple of days to finish reading my Scriptures to reach my goal…I have one section left…I think I can! {almost Check}  And I Learned I had Hypothyroidism…not in the plans but glad to get some answers to some personal issues I had been dealing with.

I have truly enjoyed another year of sharing projects and interacting with all of you.  I am grateful for your kind comments and emails.  I love hearing from you.  And I feel so blessed that I have been able to meet so many amazing people whom I would have otherwise not had the opportunity to interact with.  Here’s to another great year!

Happy New Year!!  Hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday with their loved ones!  See you next year…haha {couldn’t resist using that juvenile “year book signing” pun…}!


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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1

    Definitely a great year for me, amongst other things for having discovered your blog! Thank you so much for so many great and lovely ideas!! All our love for the new year to you, your family and all your readers.

  2. 3

    You’ve had quite a year. Thank you for all of the inspirational, informational, and creative posts. Happy new year!

    • 4

      Ha! Yes I have. Glad to have it over! Hope you have a great new year as well. And thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I always appreciate it!

  3. 5

    I just recently discovered your blog & I must tell you that all of these projects are soo lovely! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2012!

  4. 7

    It’s been a great year! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  5. 8

    Thanks for sharing with us…indeed a very good year! Hope to get going on some projects of my own very soon. Happy crafting in 2012! Your blog has been inspiring me for several years, now.

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  7. 12
    Sunday Burquest says:

    Love ALL these ideas anc can’t wait to try them this coming year! Thank you for sharing!

  8. 14

    I LOVE your year in review! I love what you did with the acid mirror and those cute kissing balls. I must have missed the painted rug, that looks so cute!!!

  9. 16

    Those are some fantastic projects – love the mirror the best :) 2012 should be a good year if you keep that kind of creativity up!

  10. 18

    Running a half or 25K is on my list this year! I just started running last year but I love it.

    Feel free to link up to my Year-in-Review post: http://theterpblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/2011-looking-back.html


  11. 20

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