Top Projects for 2012 {Year in Review}


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Just a little over a year ago {November 2011} I quit my full time job as a Retirement Coordinator for a healthcare corporation to blog.

I didn’t “technically” quit so I could blog here…on House of Rose. Nope. I quit so I could help my husband with his personal finance blog and his other online businesses.

I’ve been blogging on and off here since 2008; however, along the way I found more of a passion for House of Rose. I started realizing that I love to decorate and attempt DIY projects, I love to try new recipes {gasp} and vlog I have a passion for adoption and sharing our heart on our newest journey of life, plus so much more! I never imagined so many of you would encourage me and support me along the way.

There are have been days when I have struggled with “fitting in” in this big ole’ blog world. Have you seen the amount of blogs out there these days? It’s a competitive world. But, once I got passed the “her blog is cooler than mine”….I realized that it doesn’t matter what anyone else writes. Or blogs. Or shares. This blog is about me and my life. My views. My passions. My love.

A place where I can open up about so many things and {for the most part} not be judged. I just want to give you all a huge virtual HUG and say thank you for supporting me. For praying for me. For loving on me. I read every comment that is left here and I could not be more grateful for YOU ALL!

I remember leaving Blissdom last year {my very first blog conference} with this new drive and desire to grow my blog. To have a voice. To be heard. I truly never thought that I could go from making $100 per month to almost $2,000 {November Income Report via Dollars and Roses} doing something that I love.

Again, THANK YOU! 

Let’s take a look at what went down on House of Rose in 2012, shall we?

Here are the TOP 10 projects for 2012 – in no particular order {according to Google Analytics}:

Modern Fireplace Makeover – the before and after

Big Boy Room – From Toddler to Kindergartner

Front Entryway Decorating Ideas

How Do I Start a Blog – 4 steps to starting your own mom blog

How to Build a Corner Shelf in 7  minutes – video tutorial by my dad

Dining Room Board and Batten

How To Tie a Scarf – 6 easy ways to tie a scarf

Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

The MOST VIEWED Project of 2012?

Master Bedroom Wall Makeover {thank you to all of you who pinned this on Pinterest}

For more House of Rose projects check out my project gallery!

I can’t wait to see where 2013 takes me. I’ve already got three blog conferences on the books and hopefully more!

What was your favorite House of Rose project for 2012? Anything you’d like to see added for 2013?

Would you do me a favor and sign up for my newsletter below? Another one of my big projects for 2013!

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  1. says

    So cool to look back on everything from the year! You know, I remember seeing your Christmas card LAST year on Twitter and chatting with you briefly. Who would have known that we’d be such a good friends a year later!? I’m so proud of you lady. :) I love seeing your stuff pop up on my Pinterest! What a great year it’s been. All my love… :) xo!
    Kenz @ Life According to Kenz´s last blog post ..Holiday Style :: 2012

  2. says

    I just wanted to say thank you for helping inspire to dive in to more diy projects and things. I hope to vlog with you for “Stop and smell the Roses”, just gotta get the kinks worked out of making the videos. LOL

    I hope you have a wonderful 2013, and I look forward to reading more of your blog throughout the new year.

  3. Ashley says

    All looks great! Is that chalkboard paint on dark wall of dining room? Also was wondering when you will announce winner of cash giveaway, or did I miss that post??

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