The Best of 2011

If 2010 was the Year of the Blog Conference, the 2011 was the Year of the Craft or Project Tutorial. Although, I did attend a few blog conferences, I was very crafty this year. I was pretending to be a craft blogger. Hey, I can be crafty when I want to be. I think 2012 will be the year of Sewing, or maybe even Running, if I can get my butt into gear. But really my most popular posts this year were my tutorials.

Best of 2011 Blog Posts

Presenting The Best of 2011 in Blog Posts, in order by beginning of the year:

1. Valentine’s Day Cards-This idea is pretty huge on Pinterest right now, but luckily I did it last year. These cards were a HUGE hit in my son’s class. Hopefully, no one in your child’s class reads blogs or is on Pinterest, then you will be a rockstar mom like me.

2. Arts and Crafts Caddy-Using a lazy susan and metal plant buckets from IKEA, my husband created a great caddy to store all of the pencils, markers, and scissors that my son has hoarded.

3. Lego Table made with an IKEA Lack Table-We looked everywhere for an inexpensive Lego table, there weren’t any inexpensive ones, so we made our own.

4. A Garage Makeover-A post about the cleanest room in our house, the garage.

5. Six Layer Rainbow Cake Tutorial-My BFF Stacey made this six layer rainbow cake for my son’s 6th birthday party. She was nice enough to do a tutorial for my blog also.

6. Ten Ways To Pay It Forward When Blogging-I think this is self-explanatory. Some ways to promote other bloggers.

7. Galvinized Steel Magnet Board Project-With a large picture frame and some steel, we created a magnet board for our son’s room.

8. Ten Similarities Between Sorority Rush and Blog Conferences-People wonder how I can survive so many blog conferences, well duh, I was a sorority girl.

9. Our PVC Fort Build-Another as seen via Pinterest. But unfortunately, the original poster didn’t write the directions. I did a step-by-step post.

10. Glitter Clothespins Tutorial-How to make simple clothespins sparkly and pretty. I hang up my Holiday cards with these.

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20 comments
Maureen | Tatter Scoops
Maureen | Tatter Scoops

Yes, I love your Pay It Forward post. Bravo! Thanks for that and have a very Happy New Year

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

You did some great crafting this year Julie! I wish I could do some of the things you did, with no time, no energy & no motivation, I'll just stick to buying it predone. ;)

Alexandra
Alexandra

Great recap, Julie - I already got lots of info #6 - thanks so much - love and happiness to you in the New Year xoxo

Karen @ Time Crafted
Karen @ Time Crafted

Fun year in review! And yes, you definitely got your diy craft On, this year! :> I'm having fun going back and checking out some of your posts. Can't wait to see what direction you run in 2012!

Nancy [Spinning My Plates]
Nancy [Spinning My Plates]

LOVED the Lego table. I found a similar, but larger table on clearance at Target and stowed it away for the boy's 5th birthday in March. Thanks for helping me rack up "best parent ever" points.

Arnebya
Arnebya

Really enjoying going back through the year to see what lives were like before I started reading.

Jamie
Jamie

Loved the glitter clothespins. I am happy to announce all of our Christmas cards finally came (after Christmas) so now I'm going to go back to that link and make those dazzling clothespins for our cards!

April
April

Happy new Year, Julie!

jackie
jackie

Love your list!!! The lego table is absolutely awesome and something my son would love right about now! And those Valentine's day cards are such a great idea! I might have to do that for my son's class. And, I love your pay it forward list. I definitely think it's important to support one another.

Angelia Sims
Angelia Sims

Your garage looks amazing and I LOVE your pay it forward in blogging post. I love the blogging community and it is so important to support each other. Thanks for all the great links and crafts! Happy New Year!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Thanks so much, that means a lot. It was one of my better posts and it was pretty simple to write.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

My Lego Table has been pretty popular along with my Pay it forward post. The Valentine's Day cards are a HUGE hit. Thanks for stopping by!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Aww thanks!! Our garage is still the cleanest room in our house. And I still love my pay it forward post. I try to do those things almost every day if I have the time.