Emma’s Top 10 of 2012

Chalkboard paint how toAs we approach 2013 Elsie and I thought it might be fun to look back at some of our favorite posts from 2012. This past year was full of amazing changes for A Beautiful Mess! We feel so lucky and can't wait to see what next year holds. Here are my top ten favorite posts from this year. 

1. Loved learning how to make chalkboard paint! It's so fun to be able to make it in any color.Lace top diy2. I loved this lace top DIY. I've worn it so much this year. Probably too much. I should buy more clothes. I guess.Table diy3. I got a saw and drill this year, and I've been making up excuses to use them ever since. This was the first project I created using my saw and I love it! It's currenlty my dinning room tableStamped journal diy4. I loved this easy stamped journal that Elsie created. I used this DIY to make a journal for Trey's sister for Christmas this year.Light up headboard diy5. This is probably the project that I am the most proud of from the past year. I just feel like it turned out even better than I had imagined during the planning stages. That's always exciting. If you recreate it be sure to check out the safety tips in the post.Brussels sprout chips6. I am a big brussels sprout fan. Huge. This is my favorite way to prepare them as a snack. Super easy, healthy and delicious.Best ice cream recipes7. I also learned how to make ice cream this year. And now I'm addicted! Along with these basic recipes I've also made cookie dough and lavender ice cream. Looking forward to more fun flavors for 2013.Sweet potatoe soup8. I got really into making soups this autumn. Me love soup. If I had to pick a favorite I'd have to say it was this spicy sweet potato soup. Mmmmmmm.How to make pickles9. Homemade pickles are awesome. Duh. This is the easiest pickling method ever, and you can make so many different things. Ruche sister style10. And this was my favorite sister style of the year because we got to meet all the lovely folks from Ruche too! It was such a fun time filled with pretty clothes, treats and lots of laughs.

So that's my top 10 from ABM… boy that was hard. Too hard. Here's a few honorabel mentions of things we did that I can't help but still include: Molly's Makeover Story, this Mixology, favorite trip this year, proud moment, favorite photo tip, love these so much, loved working on this with Katie, and had a lot of fun sharing this.Chest redoAnd on my personal blog a few highlights from this year include this coffee table restyle project and when I posted about how Trey and I had completed our goal of cooking 25 dinners together.

Feeling happy and excited about the New Year! xo. Emma