Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Hello there, my friends! It's the last day of 2011 and what better way to celebrate such a great year than reviewing this year's accomplishments and things to improve on for next year?

It was so daunting to go beyond my comfort zone this year in terms of blogging but I'm so glad I did because:

1. the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop came into fruition. This weekly blog party has been a great source of so many project inspirations for me and you, awesome readers of this blog.
2. I created Market Your Biz and Giveaways blog party to help spread the word about the fabulous businesses and giveaways of talented online entrepreneurs.
3. the Blogging for Dollars series helped me and countless others understand what it takes to earn money from blogging.
4. I learned Pinterest and StumbleUpon. These are great sites that really drive traffic to my blog.

On the flip side of the coin, there's much room for improvement in the following areas:
1. consistency in doing features to recognize the exceptional projects submitted in the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop
2. carving out time to share my experiences in how to host a successful blog party to complete my 31-day series.

I'd like to revisit these projects to celebrate the accomplishments that my family and I achieved:

$18 Goodwill Dresser Turned Hallway Console

Boring girl's bedroom gets a makeover

My mother's $29.14 ruffled DIY headboard

Master bath reveal

For more projects, please check my projects tab.

Thank you, my friends, for a great year with you! Here's to a better year ahead of us. Cheers!


  1. Happy New Year SJ!!! Here's to 2012~!

  2. I am so glad I found you and started this precious friendship SJ! Loved all your projects and love your blog. Wishing you lots of success and happiness in 2012.

  3. My first visit, but I will be back for sure. Thanks you so much for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I can revisit. I hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  4. Congratulations on such a successful year! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with and more of your generously shared blogging knowledge!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. It's linky party time again! This post would be great at it if you wanna share it! Here is the link!

  6. Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!

  7. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooo going to try to make a ruffle headboard for my daughter!!!

    Check out my blog too:

  8. Wow!!! you have been one busy bee... LOVE the ruffled headboard!! that is so cute!!! I have a project party every weekend if you want to join here..
    Have a great day!

  9. Hey I saw you on the Link party at tt&j! I love the ruffled headboard! What a great idea!!

    Visit me at


  10. Thanks for linking this up!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  11. You have had a busy and successful year, SJ! Keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  12. You are a Genius.. I love your amazing projects from last year.. It surely was a successful and busy year for you.. :)
    Thanks for linking
    Take care


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