But, in other ways, this has been a hard year. We have been challenged in ways we never expected, but with those challenges has come blessings in abundance.
We have GROWN, and that often comes with some pain, doesn't it?
Often, we have to look through the tangled mess of our lives to see the blessings that are there in abundance. A Vintage Farmwife is one way I keep my eyes open for those good things.
Before, I say "Thanks for the memories" to 2013, I'm looking back at a few things on this little blog-of-mine.
Here are a few top posts of the past year in case you missed them the first time around. And you probably did. Wink!
"Hello! Hello! Is there anybody out there?"
I've chosen a few of my favorites that others seemed to enjoy, too.
Fashion: I love clothes, and fashion blogs, and cute outfits (you would never know that if you could see what I am wearing right this moment!) and I enjoyed writing a little of my thought process about it in How Not to be a Drive-by Shopper.
Travel: I was able to fulfill a bucket-list item this summer by visiting a Southern Living Design House. It was a beautiful, beautiful home and it took me 4 posts to cover what were the highlights-at least what were the highlights for me. Here is Southern Living Design House...Part One.
Farm Kitchen: I've tried quite a few new recipes this year, many of which came from pinterest. Some of them were winners, but I find my own recipe box and my old faithful church and community organization cookbooks have the best recipes of all. I shared a yummy bread recipe in this post.
Thank you so much for taking time to stop by, read, and comment. I appreciate each one of you, and I would love to have a cup of coffee with you at a real table and have a real conversation. I would love to hear your story because I know it is an interesting one!