hello 2016 + my fave things from 2015

hello 2016.

The past year has in many ways gone by so incredibly fast.  

My kids are taller, we’re all a year older.

I closed a painful chapter in my life and walked into a healthy, new life that I love.

I met a wonderful man & a best friend that would change my life forever.

I had zero time to blog, but I have a job I love, and I am trying to eek out time to begin blogging again because I feel like part of me is missing when I don’t write.

I think the part of the year that I love the most, is looking back and seeing God work things out.

In the quiet times when we have no idea how an impossible situation will be resolved.

In noisy times where we just need five minutes to ourselves so we don’t feel crazy.

In the painful moments where it doesn’t feel like hurt could ever be healed.

He has shown up and handled it.  Handled it when I could not, and gone before me not to pave a perfect straight road, but to remind me that He’s got this and I am His daughter.

And I have learned that I can survive those tough times that are no fun, and really appreciate the seasons of quiet.  That is new for me because I fee like I’ve always been in a hurry to get to the next thing.

 

I used to make a New Year’s Resolution each year, or choose a word.  

I have decided to put zero pressure on myself and just enjoy having another year, more time and living a peaceful (yet crazy/loud/busy) life with my family.

Here are a few things I loved working on this year, and I hope this finds you blessed, at peace, and seeing the good.  Because it is everywhere and wants us to find it.

No matter what.

So here we go, a new year, and some of my favorite stuff from last year….

 

All You Need Is Love Free Printable twelveOeightblog.com #loveprintable #allyouneedislove #freeprintable #valentine #twelveOeightblog

love is all you need free printable 

DIY Leather Wrapped Planter 3

how to make a leather wrapped planter

 

DIY Horse Bookend twelveOeightblog.com #bookend #diy #horsebookend #upcycle #thriftstore #twelveOeight #craft 

diy spotted horse bookends

 

Sauder Nico chair 3 

my modern boho style

 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe twelveOeightblog.com #glutenfree #chocolatechipcookie #cookierecipe #glutenfreerecipe #dessert #cookie #twelveOeightblog 

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

 

copper chair 1

thrift store folding chair redo

 

Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe twelveOeightblog.com #sugarscrub #howtomakebodyscrub #diysugarscrub #scrubrecipe #twelveOeightblog

make your own coconut sugar scrub 

 

How to paint furniture no logo only watermark twelveOeightblog.com

painted vintage dresser 

 

stay true to you friend & know that you are so loved!

xoxo,

Tanya 

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  1. I love these year in review posts. It amazes me all the great ideas which are shared. Tumbleweed Contessa is hosting a Best of 2015 round up party. I’d love for you to share this.

    Wishes for tasty dishes in 2016,
    Linda
    http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/best-of-2015/

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