Our Year in Review – Best of 2014…

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Happy Monday! Have y’all recuperated from the frivolity and festivities of the past several days? We had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas spent together – and it was wonderful! But we are fairly certain that we will suffer from sugar withdrawals beginning today. However, it was wonderful to eat whatever, whenever we wanted to while Christmas carols were playing in the background as we lounged around in our PJ’s all day! I think we all needed the downtime to restore and rejuvenate and we feel fabulous!

Jennifer and I had some quality blogging time to plan out part of 2015 – more of which we will be sharing with you all later. Before we got too far ahead of ourselves we took a stroll down memory lane and looked at our past projects from 2014. Boy, were we busy! We were overwhelmed with how many times y’all visited our website and read our posts. We are truly humbled and honored that you would take the time to do so. We especially love that you commented and emailed us about our projects and recipes. Thank you so very much!

Today we are sharing our year in review – Best of 2014!

2 Bees in a Pod - Best of 2014 from our blog

First, we are sharing the two most absolute, popular posts:

This recipe for White Chicken Chili was hands-down our most popular post. And yes, this chili is that delicious. This recipe was provided to us by one of our readers, Patty, and we are so thrilled that y’all like it so much.

Worlds Best White Chicken Chili

Perfect Recipte - Worlds Best White Chicken ChiliClose behind in the popularity contest is Jennifer’s new Laundry Closet. Jennifer designed a super-creative way to bring her washer and dryer indoors. The laundry area was originally housed in a crawl space that she had to go outside and down a hill if she wanted to do laundry. This was a very tiny closet and it turned out beautifully!

Laundry Closet Makeover Reveal

Small Space Solution - Closet turned to Laundry AreaWe decided to showcase the most viewed posts for each month. We are so proud of the hard work we have accomplished this year! We couldn’t have done it with you!


DIY Place Cards Using Vintage Silverware

DIY Place cards using Vintage Silverware


Slow Cooker Chicken, Quinoa and Kale Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken, Quinoa and Kale Soup - Warmy, delicious and healthy - perfect Fall and Winter soup!


Lavender Sachets

DIY Lavender Sachets - quick and easyTrash to Treasure – this was truly found in the trash 🙂


DIY Chalkboard Chore Chart

DIY Chalkboard Chore Chart using a vintage window


Homemade Chalk Paint and a Side Table Makeover

Homemade Chalk Paint and A table MakeoverDIY Painted Polka Dot Napkins

DIY Painted Polka Dot Napkins


DIY Mason Jar Citronella Oil Lamp

DIY Mason Jar Citronella Oil Lamp - takes just minutes to make

Painted End Table Makeover

Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Table - Beautiful blue


DIY Decorative Canvas Bag

DIY Decorative Canvas Bag - makes an exec;;net gift too


DIY Decorative Birdhouse Using Antique Book Pages and Scrapbook Paper

DIY Decorative Birdhouse using Antique book pages and scrapbook paper


Microwave Cart Gets a Makeover

Microwave got a makeover into a stylish bar cart. By applying Modern Masters paint the cart took on a very colorful and polished look.


Jennifer’s Fall Front Porch

Fall Front Porch decor with mums, pumpkins, galvanized planter, hanging baskets, kale, wreath, vintage door, rustic birdhouse

...and Vicki’s Mantel

Fall Mantle Decor...Bloggers Fall Tour.  Mantle decorated with vintage and rustic items. Muted colors for Fall. Natural gourds, vintage trophies and loving cup, vintage suitcase, vintage wicker wine bottle, rustic ladders.


Of course the very best part of October is that we were happily celebrating everything related to Jennifer’s wedding. All of these posts were very popular so, Jennifer is doing an entire wedding round-up recap tomorrow 🙂


Yarn Christmas Trees

Super Simple DIY Yarn Trees


Jennifer’s Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Christmas Mantel with Woodland Owls, Wood Slates, Winter Vignettes and grape wreath

Vicki’s Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour 2014 - traditional green and red decor. Also rustic and vintage decor. Lots of Santas, vintage Buddy L truck and tractorWe hope you enjoyed the year in review 🙂 We would love to know what your favorite post is.

xo-Vicki and Jennifer


  1. So very proud of you both…and all that you have accomplished!

  2. Happy (almost) New Year and love seeing your stroll down the 2014 memory lane. The monthly format is cool and shows some “new to me” posts! Yay, more fun & creative things to read 🙂 You both have done some awesome, amazing things this year and brought happiness to lots of friends (old & new) by sharing on the blog. So glad I can be counted in that group! Rock on to 2015 ladies!! Bwg ~~~

    1. Hey Bobbi – it really was a lot of fun looking back at 2014 in a glance. With everything we had going on in our lives…we kind of surprised ourselves with how much we could accomplish 🙂 2015 will prove to be our best year yet! Thank you for being our friend and tech advisor. We look forward to prospering in the New Year with you!

  3. I loved your posts from 2014! Keep up the great work ladies!!!

    1. Thanks Angie – we have loved the camaraderie, compassion and encouragement ! Hugs to you and a fab 2015!

  4. Yeah for all that you guys have accomplished and for a fresh look back at an amazing year of creativity! Sending hugs from the farm to you both, CoCo

    1. Dearest CoCo – thanks so much. 2014 was quite a wild ride…and we are very proud of all that we accomplished! Looking forward to a fab 2015 for all of us. The best is yet to come. Are you goat shopping at the farm 🙂

  5. Vicki and Jennifer. I love the year end review posts because it gives us bloggers a chance to see and reflect on all that we do (and usually a great feeling of accomplishment) which if I were you I’d be soooo proud. You have done so many amazing and beautiful projects along with two medical set backs, a wedding and lots of travel. AHHH Mazing and lots of hard work and love in there. I’m so happy to call you friends and looking forward to what the new year has in store for you. Happy New Year, Lisa

    1. Lisa…you are the sweetest thing! We are very proud of the accomplishments we made in 2014 – despite setbacks 🙂 Just think of what we can all do in 2015! I am excited to see what the future brings and where the road will take us! We are ready for the ride 🙂

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