The most popular of all was our Tour My House page.
over 643,500 page views since Dec. 2011
(when my hubby viewed that page he said -
"When was our house ever that clean?")
What an amazing year it was for Down to Earth Style blog. Lots of growth and support from readers. It looks like blog readers enjoy tips on how to distress and age furniture. Before I was aware of DIY blogs and prior to starting my own, I used to make furniture and home accents such as frames and word signs for my decorating business. I tried all kinds of alternative ways to achieve old and distressed looks. At the time I had no idea anybody would be interested in using my goofy techniques....but they really do work. :)
This was a big year for my family also, as we relocated to another state. I am searching for a permanent home to make all our own. I look forward to sharing that adventure with you in 2013.
I invite you to follow along.
Thank you for making 2012 a great year here! I truly enjoy your comments and all my new blog friends. Happy New Year!!!
I wanted to share this recipe with you before Christmas - but I have been busy potty training a puppy...ugh!
Coming along...but I'd rather potty train twin boys.
We make these cookies every Christmas.
This is an old family recipe book that is typed - not on the computer with spell check either. My Mom entered this recipe for the book but it originally came from my Aunt Judy. I remember sneaking these yummy morsels from her freezer when I was young.
How did anybody ever bake anything without a Kitchen Aid?
My boys love to help roll the cookie dough in the powdered sugar.
(give them the messy job)
They turn out better with lots of powdered sugar and
not too perfectly rolled balls.
Let them cool.These are the kind of cookie that taste better cold.
I freeze some for us in baggies.
I took these to a neighborhood cookie exchange....they were a hit.
We better make these again before our New Year Resolutions kick in.
We leave these out for Santa each year -
no wonder he gains 10 pounds every year and only loses 5.
I hope your Christmas was as fun and relaxing as ours was!
(we stayed home rather than travel to see family this year -
jammies all day long)