One of my favorite posts is this one! I get to look back and see what you guys LOVED! I have been blogging for 9 years and I love it more than when I started! Thank you so much for sticking with me this year through the years! I love you all!
and when i say “rundown” i mean get comfortable and grab something to keep you hydrated.
2013 was a great blogging year! i had a blast and really felt like i learned so much about the “business” side of blogging (even though it hurts my head most of the time!)
in 2013 i blogged about pinterest: 8 times (like posts devoted to just me talking about how much i love pinterest
I hosted 21 giveaways…..
i drew on 24 lunch bags….
blogging has it’s perks…you get to try new things for free to blog about (i always put a disclaimer so you know when it’s given for free) here’s a fun list of random stuff i got for free:
a new vacuum. a moen faucet, lots of duck tape, a new glue gun, some pens, mod podge, scentsy and wax, frog tape, ice cream, ikea boxes, 3 months free at netflix, lunch at arbys, jo totes camera bag, halloween costumes, shopping trip at world market, kids craft kits (times two), $100 shopping spree at michaels, a lisa leonards bracelet, an xbox, canvas wraps, two kounter keepers, a deer head, and tons of silhouette stuff!
I made up my own blogging holiday
my own special mom day
i sold 151 things in my etsy shop...
i went to joanns 38 times….
and i burned myself twice. (i mean i burned myself lots… but reallllly burned myself only twice)
January: i took my computer to the repair shop…so i scheduled all my posts…
so January started off with a reposting of all my silhouette basic posts i did over at expressions vinyl
followed by a bunch of the presents my family did for christmas gifts (Sometimes i feel like i need to have a disclaimer with me for everyone to sign…so i can steal their ideas and put it on here!)
brought me a new domain name….and a switch to wordpress….
and i’m pretty sure that is when i started treating my blog like a business (aka..i didn’t feel super guilty about being online!)
March brought necklace week (oh how i love a theme week!)
i also had three guest posts…so it was a busy busy month!!!
April showered us with more crap…err…crafts…
as well as some of my most favorite things from 2013
may brought was full of stuff….i must have been very productive in anticipation of lazy summer days
in may i also finished painting at the dentist office
and was happy to have my “free time” back
June: nothing eventful…besides crafts!
i got a new camera…and devoted a week of really random giveaways….
it was also bandana week
it was hot hot hot (not that i’m complaining…cause right now i’m cold cold cold.
it was semi productive…
i got my wisdom teeth out so i reposted a bunch of old guest posts…
but it was one my favorites months cause i got to go on studio 5 and show off this…
and hang out with the coolest gals ever.
we moved at the end of september..which was awesome…and utterly overwhelming…
so i spent a good portion of september doing “moving week” a rundown of my favorite parts of my old house that i would miss in my new house!!
i did manage to squeak out a few crafts though!
i also hosted photography week….
October! Man…this feels like yesterday!
weren’t we just here?
november was filled with pumpkin goodies….
and one of my favorite giveaways to date!
it was also filled with mean comments and me ranting like a crazy person…
i tried to cram as much red and white striped crap into a limited time….
and i’m pretty much glad its over…cause now i can get to crafting regular stuff.
and that’s my year in review!!!!
2010 Top posts
this one hurts. the number one isn’t even mine…it’s from a shout out sunday i did….
source. these are for sale at in an etsy shop. i did not make them. i did think about making some…but we don’t give our kids an allowance. we figure feeding, and dressing them, and putting them in piano and basketball and their general upkeep means they can unload the dishwasher without monetary compensation.
Next up at a number 2…
#7….is one of my all time favs and gets used a ton at this house…
up next is number #8
hair crap…all 41 post of it…
#9 the clipboard chore chart
and number 12 is my land of nod knock off letters..
Top posts of 2011
(my personal fav)
the car mats! all 420 of them…
ruffled aprons! love these cute little things!
cupcake stand using terra cotta pots
this title kind of gives it away…but diy your own skinny jeans!
this quilt that can be turned into a car mat
what to do with those expensive flowers…you know when they die…
the fabric dollhouse is one of my personal favs too!
some of my favorite things this year was getting to be in project run and play—love the opportunity to create fun clothes–and getting the one on one to do a photo shoot! some of my favorite pictures i have ever taken!
i also got to participate in sytyc (and won!)
the OCD in me loves the ds holder...it’s just so nice to grab and go…
here are my other entries
these are one of my most Favoritest things ever ever…
and the shield.…i have to put these…my son plays with them almost daily! they are a HUGE hit!
had a glass jar obsession this year (go here to see them all) (also love these hot glue hearts i made for these jars)
I also introduced kid craft monday
and I finally got my girls room done!
Top post of 2013
my son’s memory quilt.…so sentimental!
these baby canvases are such a fun gift!
this diy bike basket is used often! (well not at the moment seeing how it’s like 10 degrees)
i can’t tell you how much i love my magnetic bowls…seriously. i want 30 more.
so handy to know…adding length to necklace
one of our FAVORITEST things to make! we love funnel cake
my favorites from kid craft monday…
puzzle piece friendship necklaces
I wear this bow shirt OFTEN! goes with my hoards of cardigans
i think i just adore all the colors–and i think these bubblegum necklaces would be so cute at a party!
we never get tired of our paracord bracelets
these are my kids favorites: stuffed animals made from their doodles…
and MY favorite. any time I catch the kids being sassy…they have to draw a chore. it’s awesome. princess cover ups are so cute–loved the way they turned out!
Top posts for 2014
superhero dolls are stinking cute probably cause they are soooo small!
this easy diy ispy bag is a favorite…lots of moms out there trying to keep their kids quiet!!!
fingerprint pendants…super easy–and makes a great gift!
another kid friendly craft…hot glue hopscotch
and we love bARBIES…
Top posts for 2015
2015 was a great year! Every year this little blog grows and grows….and it makes me so incredible grateful! I put my heart and soul (and MANY MANY hours) into this blog and so when I can see results it makes all those late nights worth it! I wanted to do a quick rundown of the most viewed posts of 2015! (you can go HERE to see past years!)
Thank you for being a part of A girl and a glue gun!
This fun geometric printable 20 fun games to play in summer!
Clever ways to give money as a gift
THE yummiest syrup ever Teacher gift ideas
fingerprint pendant olaf game printable
goo slime and gross stuff roundup!my kids art wall was a big hit!30 fun artwork ideas
These are my top posts for 2017!
Okay –here you go…the best crafts to do this year! Do you remember them when I first posted them?
How to add photos onto wood slices!
Hot rocks! A fun kids activity that you will love to do with them!
30 ways to organize with a peg board
Which came right before my new craft room wall!
You guys love your letterboards because how to make colorful letters made the list!
Getting crafty with earrings is next up!
button crafting! So many fun and CHEAP ideas!
Everyone is loving this washi tape hack!
Getting crafty with some BOOKMARKS!
shiplap a wall tricks and tips!
Melting perler beads into earrings
Cutting vinyl small..and my fun phone charger!
and last but not least….You guys love good Ikea’s hacks! this one is all about the spice rack!
My most popular post on Instagram was…..
TACOS! Make sure to follow me there if you want to see more fun stuff!
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