Let me tell you how I roll.
I'm the wifey to a smoking hot medical engineer husband, who supports my coo coo ideas, and I try to understand what he does for his job.
I'm the mommy of 1 and a half munchkins, Andrew and Evan-due-in-March.
We RENT, not own, our townhome (makes diying interesting!) in sunny and fabulous Orange County, California.
I keep things light and fun up in here, sharing my diy and crafty stuff weekly, making snarky comments and poking fun at my OCD self on a pretty regular basis (I've got a lot of material to work with).
I share the good and the bad in my craft world, no editing!
It's become a tradition of mine to do a round up of the posts you loved the most each year. So I went back and tallied up the views, and these are your favorite, top 10 projects of 2013!
#10. plating to perfection
We moved into our 3 bed, 2 bath townhome a few short months before 2012 began, and I spent the better part of the year getting stuff up on my walls! This installation that I recreated from our first home, a fun and colorful plate wall behind our dining room table.
Check out my secrets to a flawless plate wall here!
#9. 19 crafty must haves
It's amazing the stuff you learn the hard way, can I get a holla back?
I wish I could go back in time and give my craft-virginy self this list YEARS AGO! You guys really liked my run down of crafting essentials for newbies and veterans alike. May you never have to find this stuff out the hard way like I did!:)
Click through to see how many of my favs you may already own!
...oh, the infamy! Oh, the amount of red faced, mortifying stuff I've committed on this blog!
Exhibit B: my murderous domain name I owned for awhile
Laugh, commiserate, or judge me for my lack of sanity!
#7. 'podge roundup
I was so excited when Hometalk.com asked me to curate a board of my favorite decoupaged projects! If you're not familiar with Hometalk, it is a DIY website for posting projects, asking questions, and seeing what other DIYers are up to!
There's so much inspiration here, it makes my little hands itch to get ahold of a bottle of Mod Podging right now! I'm crazy about these vintage label jars by Simplicity in the South.
Click here to see this post,
and click here to jump to my Hometalk board to see even more 'podge ideas!
#6. my big, fat, hairy fail
You know I'm always up for a good laugh! And it's better to laugh rather than cry when good crafts/intentions go very, very bad! I'm committed to keeping it real around here, and posting the flops right along with the good stuff, and here's a gem for sure.
Click here to
laugh at commiserate with me in my flop-dom :)
#5. easy (and free) fabric storage bins
There came a day when I looked at Andrew's changing table, and had it. The functionality and storage of this table stank worse than a 3 day old poopy diaper, and it was time to take care of business.
These storage boxes were a perfect solution that was #1 easy, #2 fast, and #3 free! I love the way they turned out, and was as simple as wrapping a present. A diaper and wipe filled present.
Click here for the super easy how-to
#4. crafty and colorful present topper
#3. the "D" word
what, that's not what you were thinking?
Oh how I hated doing the dinner deed! Last fall I shared my strategy of turning the dreaded dinner hour from something I detested into a slightly more doable daily duty.
Pop on over and read all about it:)
#2. flying fish!
This was a popular project from Andrew's nautical nursery from last fall.
We have fun making the colorful fishies "swim" by blowing on them before nap time:) There's more pics here, and the final reveal of Andrew's colorful nautical room here!
And now, are you ready for the number one post that you guys loved the most of 2013??
#1. mirror, mirror on my wall
This post has blown up with over 12k views so far! Thank you for all the hits! Napkins aren't just for blowing your nose anymore!
Whew, there you have it! Thanks for making 2013 another great year for Clever Nest. Let's raise our glasses and toast to even more fun stuff for '14! (mine will be filled with sparkling cider)
let's start out the year by making it official-
follow, feed, friend, and beyond:D