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Twenty and a half of my favorite things from [year]


As I look back and think about the year that has just gone by, I am overcome with joy and gratefulness. Thank you for being a part of this site. Thank you for reading, commenting and supporting the work here. Before we jump into the new year I want to look back at a few of my favorites from 2011 with you….

20. Last winter I kicked off our reasons to celebrate series with bright and festive radishes. This site went through a major transition with a name, url address and site design change to be what it is today, we also created the DIY gallery.

19. February included a winter design challenge. Jenn from Green Wedding Shoes won with her festive cake and cute shoes party.

18. A girls night in for Valentines Day including mini fondue favors and cute ideas to serve it in mass.

17. Watercolor vases made for Project Wedding.

16. A Ralph Lauren inspired shoot for Nonpareil Magazine with floral tennis balls.

15. Every single article included in the first issue of Styled. magazine.

14. Kabuki streamers.

13. Matt and I celebrated our thirtieth birthday bash on the beach with bright balloons and a list of all the lessons we’ve learned.

12. Watercolor labels that look pretty on bright spring drinks and birthday presents, plus the rest of the wrapping series.

11. A lemonade cake stand, which ended up as the most popular post of the year (you must love cake!).

10. A lay in the sun, summertime picnic with paint dyed streamers.

9. We held a moving party the day we left for Reno and filled the truck with bright plactic balls before the boxes, also that day my husband almost disowned me:)

8. A girl with glittered hair kicked off the summer party fashion series.

7. In August Handmade Wedding, which I was a contributing author to hit the press in Australia filled with festive wedding DIY projects (so fun!).

6. A birthday balloon bouquet the perfect present for a dear friend.

5. Styled. magazine issue two filled with DIY projects that I will forever love and a chili tasting!

4. Gilded bottles made from gold candy wrappers brightened up early fall.

3. A bright balloon display in Montreal was my favorite feature of the year.

2. Paper mache pumpkins for Halloween.

1.5. Layered paper balls to decorate the tree.

1.  Disco balls to ring in the new year!

PS. Favorites from 2010… Styling details, photographs and DIY projects.



  • becca
    January 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    beautiful pictures and memories, and of course, great ideas as always! makes me wonder how can even BETTER things be ahead this year?! Looking forward to checking here daily over the year! cheers!

  • Jess (Where My Heart Is)
    January 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Loved this post. So many posts at New Year are about looking towards the future and not really celebrating the year that was and being thankful. No matter how trying a year was, there is always so much to be grateful for! Happy New Year Victoria!

  • Liz
    January 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    You’ve had a great year with tons of inspiration. I love reading your blog. It always warms my heart and puts a smile on my face. Keep your joy coming as we head into 2012.

  • Alessandra
    January 3, 2012 at 3:00 am

    All of these projects are such an inspiration! And I cannot wait fro more to come! Thank you!

  • Lissa (Bellenza)
    January 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Not only are your projects creative, resourceful, and so appealing…but I love how stylishly you present them! Looking forward to more of the same on your great blog this 2012!

  • [email protected]
    January 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

    All lovely projects. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with this year! All the best!

  • Lena
    January 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    What an amazing year 2011 has been-I was blown away all over again by your gorgeous work! Here’s to even more success in 2012!

  • Shadia
    January 4, 2012 at 12:55 am

    *heart* them all!

    Wishing you even more joy and blessings for 2012!

  • chelsea
    January 5, 2012 at 8:02 am

    looking through these highlights of your favs really shows how talented you are at this vicki! You truly have an eye for the little details in life to make things just a little extra sweet, memorable and fun! ;) i remember the first time we had dinner at your house with the snows, i believe and you had little questions at each dinner plate for us to talk about. What a fun night. Makes me miss your dinners and glasses of wine together!

    ;) way to go this year with all that you triumphed through! God is SO good!
    Love you friend.

    ps, sofia’s bun made the list! yay!

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    December 21, 2012 at 6:07 am

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