Top Ten Posts of 2012

Top 10 DIY Projects of 2012 from Marty's Musings

2012 was a turning point for me into a new season of life. I have one daughter now married, a son in college and my two 8th graders that I am still homeschooling. My husband is serving as worship leader at a new church and we are settling in there with our two teenagers.

I have devoted much of this year to researching and praying for guidance for Marty’s Musings. What started out as merely a family journal has taken the turn into pursuing opportunities to make my blog profitable. I’ve learned so much and met many wonderful people. My hopes and dreams for 2013 are for this blog to encourage others through my posts on both DIY projects and the personal side of our story.

Here are the 10 posts that received the most traffic (from Google Analytics for June-December 2012).

Scrapbook Room Organization is a must for those who love to look at other people’s craft rooms as much as I do!

Scrapbook Room Organization

Best Frozen Punch Recipe is truly the best punch for entertaining. Easy to prepare ahead of time and dearly loved by my family.

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Our Blessing Jar is indeed a family tradition, a way of remembering to be grateful for each day.

Blessing Jar from Marty's Musings

Den Makeover is probably the room in our home that changed the most in both looks and function. It is such a fun room!

Den Makeover from Marty's Musings

How to Decorate with Pallet Shelves was a free and easy project!

How to Decorate with Pallet Shelves

Window Table Decor gave me a chance to accent the window table my husband built for me.

Window Table Decor

How to Make a Window Table made me incredibly proud of my husband and his DIY skills.

How to Make a Window Table

No Mantel to Decorate? No Problem! I loved my Christmas decor this year. It was simple and no cost!

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Branch Candle Centerpiece shows my hubby again making a Pinterest project for me.

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Scrapbook Room Paper Storage shows off my ridiculously excessive (but totally pleasing) scrapbook paper collection!

Scrapbook Room Paper Storage

These posts got the most page views but do you have a different favorite?

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Comments

  1. all I can say is WOW! I really love the shelf! it really is so awesome! and 2012 definitely does sound like it has been a busy year for your family!

  2. Your organizational skills have inspired me! I did post about my studio in December and was forced to clean that up, but there are still so many areas I want to tackle! Your scrapbooking area is impressive indeed, I wish I had the patience for that! Your children will be blessed with wonderful visual memories. Thanks for sharing,
    Jenna

  3. Love the pallet shelf! Looks great in your living room. You’ve inspired me to do something similar. :)

  4. Love the pallet shelf! What a great idea, it looks fabulous! I love the rustic look of it!

  5. Marty, Your top ten posts are just beautiful! You have such talent. Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! Happy New Year! -The Six Sisters

  6. Wow, you had quite a year! I would LOVE to have that Scrapbook room! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

  7. Rachel Baldridge says:
    • Hahaha! I get to reply to my own daughter! Yes, I know you love those enchiladas! Working on the taco soup recipe right now :) Love you!

  8. Great posts!!

  9. Love your Top 10! I think I’ve seen most of these already! I’d love for you to stop over and link this up in my Top post linky this week! http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/12/hottest-cookies-on-my-blog-in-2012.html

    Happy New Year!
    SusieQTpies

  10. Love all the organization ideas!

  11. Can I come live at your house?! I need you to come get me organized! I love it! I would love to have you come each week and link up at my linky party Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s! http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2012/12/30/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-4/

  12. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Youve had some amazing projects this year Marty! Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd this year. It’s been so fun seeing what you’re up to and featuring some of your fantastic work. Hugs!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  13. Great posts! My favorite is the centerpiece, I am so making it next year!

  14. What a great year! I’d love you to come link this up at my Best of 2012 Party.

  15. Thanks so much for posting this! I love your projects, especially the scrap room organization! And of course, your candle holder. So glad I found you again, I’ll be following by email now so I don’t loose you again.
    Happy New Year!
    Reconnected with you when you shared at Debbiedoo’s!
    Debbie :)

  16. Stopping by via Boogieboard Cottage. LOVE that window table. Just beautiful. I’d say you must be mighty proud of what you accomplished in 2012. Terrific!

  17. My favorite is the pallet shelf. I pass these on the side of the road on trash day all the time. Next week. . . look out! :) Thanks for the great idea.

  18. Wow, you had a ton of projects this year and all fabulous. Love your window and the den is gorgeous. I really like it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  19. These are great ideas! I love the scrapbook paper organizer! I would love for you to share this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

    Happy New Year!
    Marti ( I’m Marti with an I) LOL

  20. Hopping by. Already your follower.

    I am also inviting you to join my store’s first giveaway event (please click): Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe Giveaway

  21. Thank you so much for sharing your top posts at the Twirl & Take a Bow party! You have some great projects and inspirations! Have a great week!
    Leslie

  22. Great projects!!!! Love them all!

  23. Your tops posts all look so great. I’ve dropped in from The Fun in Functional Link Party. I plan to come back and take a longer look, at many of them , especially the craft room ;)

    I homeschool also; my youngest is almost finished! I’m adding you to my blog list and “liked” you on facebook. Blessings!
    Roxana

    • Hi, Roxana! I’m so glad you visited my blog. I’ve been homeschooling for 19 years and have just a few to go! I’ve grated two with two to go! I do hope you’ll stop by and read more when you have time!
      Marty@Marty’s Musings

  24. I love that punch recipe, and the branch tea lights centerpiece!

  25. I love taking a look back at your top ten posts. You have accomplished so much. Great organizational ideas. I would love for you to share this at my Winter Blues Wednesday party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

  26. I absolutely LOVE your window table your hubby crafted for you. Stunning.
    Great blog, very uplifting. Lots of interesting things to read and learn, thank you!
    Anna

  27. Your hubby and you are sooo TALENTED!! Everything you created is AMAZING!! You know how much I LOVE your window table!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  28. Many great looks! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  29. Marty thank you for sharing your round up of creativity with my party. Pleasure to see you and have you.

  30. Thanks for sharing last week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! You are a featured favorite this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Mackenzie :)

  31. Happy New Year!
    Thank you so much for sharing your project with us last week in the Bowdabra Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your creations! If you haven’t yet stopped in, the new Showcase is up and running! We can’t wait to see what you share with us in 2013!

    Susie@Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/05/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-14/

  32. Wow. I thought I had a lot of scrapbook paper, but you have me beat…by a mile! Love your organizing solutions and revisiting some of your popular posts and projects. I feel confident that you will reach your blogging goals in 2013. You have such an authentic voice, a real desire to inspire and help others, and you’re also incredibly talented and crafty.

  33. Whew! You were a busy gal last year! Great top 10. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  34. Wow, beautiful projects! I can see why they are your top reads! Love the log with the candles in it, your hubby is a great asset! Blessings to you and your family!

  35. Great projects! Thanks for linking them up!
    I am going to feature you on my blog tomorrow :)
    Have a lovely day
    Ashley

  36. Congrats, Marty! You linked this up last week in The Mommy Club and it is being featured today! Thank you for sharing your yummy top post with my readers! I have some of yours I do want to try, soon!

    Here is your feature: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2013/01/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-78/

    Have a great week!
    Crystal

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