Best of 2016 – Top 10 Posts

Antique home in the snow

New Year – time to reflect on the past year and celebrate successes, mourn our losses and plan for the future.

I’ve been a busy little bee decorating, moving, shuffling and reshuffling everything in my home and garden.

I’ve teamed up with 31 other bloggers who are sharing their top 10 – see them all at the end of this post.

Here are my top 10 posts 2016 from gardening to decorating to seasonal to home tours to printables …

Best Garden Tips

Winter Kill Hydrangeas

My number one post took off like gangbusters … for all your hydrangea loving fans, make sure you read this so your hydrangeas thrive.

When to prune hydrangeas so they bloom

Easiest Succulents to Grow

Easiest succulents to grow

Best Eclectic Home Tours


The perfect mix of old and new and I love the pantry door!

Farmhouse kitchen with industrial barstools

The Willow Farmhouse

I love the original character in this 100 year old farmhouse

Antique farmhouse kitchen with shiplap walls and antique sink

Best Decorating Ideas

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas

My favorite ideas for my favorite season

Early Summer Home Tour

It was all about the peonies and going light and bright

Best Of

Farmhouse Kitchen Essentials

Everything you never knew you needed to get the farmhouse look in your kitchen.

Best Seasonal Decorating Ideas

My Christmas Home Tour  is filled with tons of creative decorating ideas

Eclectic Fall Home Tour

My annual fall tour of homes

Free Printables

Including my Santa Baby Chalkboard Printable plus 32 more

It’s been a very good year – here’s to making 2017 even better!

Check out what some of my friends have been up to all year …

The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Instant DIY Pure Vanilla Extract by TIDBITS | Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Reveal by Nina Hendrick Design Co | Real World Organizing: How to Keep Your House Tidy by The Happy Housie | How To Clean Your Home In 30 Minutes A Day by StoneGable | Modern Farmhouse Paint Colors by A Burst of Beautiful | Summer Tour of my New House by So Much Better With Age

The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Before and After at our House by Zevy Joy | How to Build Industrial Shelves by Beneath My Heart | Is the Family Room Your Shining Star? by Decor Gold Designs | My Fresh New Blue Kitchen Reveal by The Wicker House | How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror by Cherished Bliss | Dramatic Kitchen Renovation without Removing Cabinets by Designthusiasm

The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Why Won’t My Hydrangeas Bloom by Kelly Elko | Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe – Color of the Year 2017 by Setting for Four | How To Make A Farmhouse Mason Jar Chandelier by Shabbyfufu | U-Pick Apples Free Printable by Paint Me Pink | Christmas Home Tour 2016 by Town and Country Living | How to Organize Every Space in Your House by Just a Girl and Her Blog

The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Paint Color Home Tour by Maison de Pax | My Home Tour by Nesting with Grace | DIY Sign for Fall by House by Hoff | Floral Printable Birthday Gift Tags by Live Laugh Rowe | How to Build a No Sew Teepee by Julie Blanner | How To Design A Room You Love by Life On Virginia Street

The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

How To Get A Beautifully Organized Closet On A Budget by Fox Hollow Cottage | Entryway Essentials by Lindsay Hill Interiors | Summer Home Tour by Migonis Home | 13 things to do before you list your home by Style House Interiors

The Top Home and DIY Posts from 2016

Decorated Office/Craft Room by Sunny Side Up | Summer Home Tour 2016 by Finding Silver Pennies | How to make a tufted headboard by Place of My Taste | Tips and Tricks for an Organized Pantry by Not Just a Housewife | Back To School In Style by She Leaves a Little Sparkle

Top Home & DIY Posts from 30 of your Favorite Bloggers!

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  1. Kelly, your home is gorgeous!! I wish I had your green thumb. You are so talented girl! Can’t wait to see what you do for 2017!
    Hugs, Jamie

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