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Friday, December 28, 2012

12 aus 2012 - 12 of 2012

The year is nearing its end and of course it is time to look back at what 2012 brought to No. 40. I cannot believe that the year is almost over but I am looking forward to what lies ahead in 2013. The days between Christmas and New Years are always a good time to look back and reflect the passing year. My overall year was good, we accomplished lots of things around the house, also had our 2nd anniversary of home ownership, I acquired a new skill (upholstery), got a new camera and now can't go anywhere without it. We also had fun vacations, great times with friends and many more fun adventures and experiences. Although in the summer I had a little health scare but further tests revealed that the findings luckily were nothing to worry about. I never wrote about it on the blog, I didn't even tell people around me until after I got the test results back because I didn't want anybody to worry. Yup, that's just so typical me...

Lovely Ricarda from 23qm Stil asked her readers again to share their highlights from the year and like last year I wanted to participate. You can find all other participants of 12 aus 2012 on her blog or on her Pinterest board. If you click on the twelve photos I selected from the year here on my little blog you will be directed to the original post. 

How would you describe your 2012? What were the highlights/low points?

Have a great weekend! I'll see you again on Monday for the last weekly recap of this year...

  Last years Christmas present from my parents finally found its place 
in our entry vestibule.

 
 I spray painted an old candelabra neon pink and my neon obsession 
was brought back from the eighties.

 Took my very first upholstery class and I won the fight woman vs chair 
after nine rounds. This is the result.

 April marked our two year anniversary of buying our house, I celebrated 
with some before and after shots of the kitchen.

 And some photos of the living room, dining room and the exterior.

 Attended the wedding of friends in California and took a road trip after. 
Hiking Bryce Canyon was breathtaking.

A cat with her five kittens moved into our back yard and I tried adopting two of them 
but unfortunately they moved again when they figured out my "evil" plan.

 Used carpet samples from work to create a mosaic floor for our entry vestibule. 
Now I just need to finish the door (missing on photo)...

 Attended my very first estate sale and came home with these beauties.

Saw this doggie rescue the day after Sandy hit.
I can't believe two months passed since then already...

I made a birdfeeder out of an old glass lampshade and pink rope.

We had the chance to walk along an undeveloped part of the Highline.

19 comments:

  1. I loved this round-up! I got to be reminded of all the awesome DIYs you completed this year. I loved that neon phase, too. Didn't you make a big neon necklace, too? Here's to 2013 and more chairs for you to discover and make beautiful! Hopefully this year you snag a kitten or two in the process ;)

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    1. You remember correctly I did spray paint a necklace neon pink and one yellow. I still like neon accents but we'll see what my color obsession for 2013 will be. P might be ready to go to the local animal shelter with me, so kittens might be in the near future ;)

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  2. Some really nice pictures! I love how you have transformed your house!

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    1. Thank you Ana! The house is not finished yet, we'll see what I can work on this year...

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  3. What amazing photos Nina! Looks like it was a year filled with accomplishments. Your house just looks so inviting, I love it. I really love the mosaic carpet tiles you made, you are so clever! I can't wait to see what else you come up with in 2013! xo

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    1. I have to admit that the carpet tile project was my favorite this year and most painful too. My legs hurt so bad after but it was so worth it...

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  4. Cool, I still need to do the 12 out of 2012 post too. You created so many beautiful things in 2012 and happy all is good health-wise, too.

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    1. Thanks Ms K! Here is to a great 2013!

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  5. Sehr tolle Projekte hast du in diesem Jahr verwirklicht!! Auf dass es 2013 genauso fröhlich, bunt und kreativ weitergeht!

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    1. Danke! Ich hoffe auch, dass es so weiter geht. Habe tausend Ideen, aber irgendwie fehlt die noetige Zeit. Der Gesit ist willig, aber das Fleisch ist schwach ;)

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  6. Wow, supersupersuperschöne Bilder, ich freu mich sehr dass Du mitgemacht hast! Ich wünsch Dir alles Gute für 2013! Happy new year und alles Liebe! Ricarda

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    1. Danke Ricarda! Ich wuensche Dir auch ein frohes neues Jahr und alles Gute!

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  7. I love that you did this recap. It's nice to relive and reflect on the year that has passed for Living 40. It's been a wonderful ride and you accomplished so much, Nina. Looking forward to what the new year holds in store for you, and all of us. Happy, happy new year!!

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    1. Happy new year to you too Theresa! Looking forward what the year holds in store for me and the blog as well...

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  8. Happy New Year, Nina! What a wonderful recap! I have so enjoyed your blog this year (Health scare, missy?! WTH?), and I love your design sense. I can't wait to see more of what you come up with. Cheers to 2013! May joy follow you into the new year!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I have lots of ideas in my head for 2013, not sure if I can bring all of them to fruition...

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  9. I've really enjoyed seeing the pictures of the furniture that you find and refurbish - it's so clever and makes me hope that I can someday do the same :)

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    1. You should give it a try, it's so much fun!

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