Taking A Look Back

Happy 2014 everyone! I can seriously say I have no idea where 2013 went! Even though it seemed to just fly by it was filled with so many wonderfully fun times, so I decided to take a look back at some of my favorite posts of 2013 (I know pretty much everyone and their mother had done a post like this, but I promise to keep it short and sweet).
At the beginning of the year we started on our cross country travels from Coast to Coast (and Canada), and had a blast.
We made a Paint By Numbers Mural in our family room!
I shared how you can use your DSLR to create a large format looking image with the Brenizer Method.

The Mountain House a work in progress.
From adorable to totally awkward in only two years, haha! I shared some good old awkward family photos.
This little scraggle muffin came into our lives.
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Our New Year's Eve was very quiet, we stayed home and watched Sherlock on Netflix with my dad. Truth be told, I barely made it to midnight, haha, but honestly that is nothing new. At midnight my dad's neighborhood filled up with kids who had sparklers and shot off fireworks, which was pretty fun to watch. What did you all do for New Year's Eve?

x's and o's


  1. Those mason jar lights are adorable, along with your blog! So glad I found it :)
    Xx Tia

  2. Happy New Year! Checking out some of your posts which I missed throughout the year :)
    I spent the first half of my NYE with my girlfriends watching a movie and drinking wine, and then the second half dancing at the pub with my boyfriend :)

  3. You have so much clothes it's insane. /jealous

    Happy 2014 to Amanda and her beautiful family. xox


  4. Happy New Year! Great post and amazing outfits!

  5. As someone new to your blog, this is really fun to see a bit about what your blog is about (so interested now in your home) and your style with all the outfit photos.

  6. This is a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing!! Happy 2014!!


  7. I still love that paint by number mural! I stayed home at watched The Heat with my parents for New Year's, but I did go to a display/carnival during the day! x

  8. I love this post Amanda. Your home is such an inspiration to me, I think you are doing such exciting things. I hope 2014 is an amazing year for you and your wee family

  9. Love this post. Amazing look through 2013. Hope you had a great New Years Eve :-)

  10. I really like these roundups because it's cool to see posts I missed- like that paint by number mural! How awesome! Love all your outfits. We went to Austin for new years but I've been in bed before midnight recovering every night since ;) Happy new year!

  11. I LOVE that you did a paint by number mural! That is the coolest! Loved your recap:) Here's hoping 2014 is the best year yet!


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