Over the past few days, I have been wrapping up things in my office to prepare for the new year, and reflecting on all that I accomplished in 2018.
Before taking a holiday break though, I wanted to bring 2018 to a close with a post thanking YOU… my readers.
Without YOU… I would have no reason to blog… to share what I do every day. So thank you for reading and being a part of In My Own Style, some of you since the very beginning… XO
I could not let the year pass without thanking every one of you for reading. I can’t even begin to describe to you what it has meant to have all of you along for the ride through my ninth year of blogging.
In my posts, I always share the projects and ideas that I have done in hopes of inspiring you… but for this post, I am turning the tables and am sharing a few of the amazing things readers have done and shared with me.
Over the years, many of you have sent me photos of the projects you have done… from sharing how you relit your Christmas tree to painting your first piece of furniture.
In this holiday season of giving, reader Lynn Lipsey did one very special thing for me…
….that will be remembered in my family for many years to come. Her thoughtfulness made my two daughters very happy.
Do you remember last Christmas when I wrote about a beloved Avon Christmas Mouse Countdown Calendar in a post about holiday traditions? I shared that I only had one calendar and two daughters that grew up loving it. Now that they are grown and on their own, I didn’t know how to hand it down to them and figured they would have to share it somehow to keep the tradition going.
About two weeks ago, this showed up on my doorstep. A card and pretty package, its contents carefully wrapped.
Inside was the exact countdown calendar that my daughters grew up with and adored every Christmas. :-) I now had two and just yesterday….
…was able to give each one their very own beloved Christmas Mouse countdown calendar.
Sometimes it is the simple things like this… the beloved traditions that are carried on through the years, that make the holidays special.
Thank you Lynn; your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.
And just this week, these photos landed in my inbox.
Reader, Katie Bowers wrote to me showing me how she painted her kitchen cabinets to get her home ready to sell. Here is the before photo.
She used my kitchen cabinet tutorial to get it done – the results – dramatic!!!
Now her kitchen is updated and more appealing to buyers. She has already had a few showings. If you are in search of a new home in the Hermiston, OR area, check out the listing on Zillow.
And lastly, reader Gail Vernali sent me this photo telling me she made a few batches of Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake. She was following one of my posts from the previous week, in which I also shared how I wrapped it. I love seeing how she wrapped the cakes up in her own style to give to her neighbors.
You… every one of you really make In My Own Style what it is. A BIG thank you for reading along, subscribing, commenting, and being the best readers for which a blogger could ever ask.
I hope that no matter where you are spending the holidays this year, that you can take some time to relax and enjoy the best the season has to offer with your family and friends.
Wishing you the merriest!
P.S. I will be back later this week with a post about some of my plans for 2019, so stay tuned. If there’s anything in particular that you’d like to see me focus on or try out, please let me know about it in the comments, or you can send me an email, here.