Twelve in 2012

I seriously can't believe today is the last day of 2012.  This year had some joys, some trials and lots of fun projects.  Today I'm taking a look back at my 12 favorite DIY & design projects of 2012!  If you missed it and want to get more information about the project, just click on the project title.

1. DIY Papered Tray:

2. Handmade Valentine's cards:

3. Indoor Garden:

4. Spiral Curls Tutorial:

5. How to style your bookcases

7. Design tips for everyone:

8. DIY glitter shoes {Look for Less}:

9. Bedroom curtains:

10. Make your own bouquet:

11. Breakfast nook update:

12. My bedroom tour & source list:

What a year it has been! A few other of my most popular posts were:
Bundle of Hope
Story of Grace & a Call to Live Fully
You're a Blogger If...
Yellow Skirt & Dandelions
Waterfall Braid
A Piece of My Heart
Instagram: A Place for Pretty Things
My Last 1st Day of School Outfit
Staying Content With Your Home
Big Girl Job

Thanks so much for sticking with me this year. I love all my readers and am SO grateful for each of you. The inspiration and encouragement from the blog world is undoubtedly one of my very favorite things! 

Happy New Year's Eve and see you next year! {See what I did there?!}

Advertise in January

playing around on the tracks// photo by ashley slater photography

Happy weekend! Just stopping in to let you know I'm now accepting sponsors for January! I would love to help promote your blog, business or shop. If you think you're a good fit for my readers, email me at
michaelawarner90 {at} gmail {dot} com

See you here on Monday!

To the Snow We Go

The picture above is my grandparent's be-a-u-tiful home up in the mountains. My grandma, who's an interior designer, designed it herself and we love being able to visit!  Now you know where I get my designer genes :)

It snowed buckets while we were up there, making this my first white Christmas in years! My family enjoyed going outside and playing in the white fluff, watching Hope explore and eat the snow, and took in all the gorgeous scenery. My, my, my...a winter wonderland it sure was!

If you think we're a bit obsessed with out pup, you'd be correct :) How couldn't we be?! Did you have a white Christmas this year?

Have the best weekend! Don't forget to think up some New Years resolutions for 2013! I'll be sharing mine next week. If you want to peek at our Christmas Day, see the video in my post from yesterday.

Christmas Day Recap

Christmas has come and gone and our family is still recovering! Our family headed up to the Tahoe mountains to spend Christmas with my dad's parents, who we haven't had Christmas with in years.  We had the best day relaxing, opening gifts, spending time together, laughing, eating {way too much!}, playing in the snow, and celebrating Jesus' birth.  Here are just a few pictures of our day and my grandma's beautiful Christmas decor, cooking and home. Below you'll find a video of Christmas at our house as well.

Hope loved all the snow. We all had so much fun watching her run through it and mostly eat it :) Little balls of snow would stick to her fur, which was also pretty funny. I'll be showing more snow pictures tomorrow.

Above is the yummiest cocktail you'll ever try. Recipe: muddled raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, lemon and vodka. Shake well and pour into glass over crushed ice. Top off with sparkling lemonade.

If you'd like to see a little more of our Christmas Day, you can watch this video I put together. This is the first time in years {probably close to 12!} that we've taken video of our Christmas festivities, so I'm so excited about having this for years to come. My family is so special to me, so having this put a smile on all of our faces!

How were your Christmases?! Hope your week has been wonderful. Tell me what you got in your stockings :)
Happy Thursday!

From Our Home to Yours

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

Luke 2:11 

Merry Christmas, friends, from my family to yours! May you always be reminded of the reason for this season.
Much love,
*photos by ashley slater photography 

Home For the Holidays

Well, tomorrow is Christmas Day and we're all cozied up at my grandparent's house in Tahoe.  I can't believe it's Christmas again. Doesn't it truly feel like it was just yesterday?! A full year has come and gone, just in the blink of an eye. Here are some last shots of our home for the holidays. Enjoy the next few days with your loved ones!

*all photos: michaela noelle designs 

Happy Christmas Eve Day :)
Lots of love,
PS. Don't forget to enter the Lulu & Georgia Giveaway from last Friday! 

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