Top 10 of 2012

Happy New Year! The week between Christmas and New Year’s is one of my favorite times of the year. I love thinking back over the past year (2012 was a doozy!) and making plans and goals for the new year. I’m so excited about 2013!

After taking 4 months off I came back to blogging last February. I survived the 2nd half of pregnancy, the birth of Samuel, moving to Nashville with a 5 week old, and losing my mom. Yep, 2012 was a doozy. In the middle of all of that craziness were lots of DIY projects. I took a look back and rounded up the posts that you guys liked best. And apparently y’all really like bracelets. :) But no worries – so do I. Yay for more bracelets in 2013!

Top 10 Posts of 2012

diy braided tshirt bracelets

DIY braided t-shirt bracelets | This was my favorite post of the year too! I was obsessive about figuring out how to make these bracelets work. And it was such an awesome day when I posted this because you guys liked it too!

my stretch mark secret weapon

My stretch mark secret weapon | Have I managed to convert you to coconut oil? Anyone? Love this stuff. In fact, I’m smelling all coconut-y right now. :)

get glowing skin with turmeric

Get glowing skin with turmeric | My mom turned me onto the many benefits of turmeric. And like the coconut oil post, it has been amazing to read the tips shared in the comments.

25 bracelet tutorials

25 bracelet tutorials | Yep, you guys like bracelets! It was fun to round up 25 of my favorites.

DIY neon striped shirt

DIY neon striped shirt | This might be my second favorite post of the year. I admit I had a bit of a spray paint obsession going on for a while.

DIY belt bracelet

DIY belt bracelet | Katie saved my life with her fantastic DIYs while I was moving and getting settled. Isn’t this recycled belt the coolest?

DIY nautical knot bracelet

DIY nautical knot bracelet | I’m surprised my knot necklace didn’t make this list since it got so many views from my brief fame on Regretsy. :) Love the simplicity of this bracelet.

10 easy updos

10 Easy Updos You Can Actually Do With Two Hands | This year I discovered a missed calling in hair! It was so fun to create a messy side ponytail and Chanel chignon – and find some new ideas for my short hair.

How to make your own sugar scrub

How to make your own sugar scrub | I still can’t believe how easy this was to make. And it smells so good!

DIY bobby pins | Despite the ugliness of my photos, you guys apparently liked this tutorial! Honestly the best thing I did in 2012 was get someone to help me take pictures sometimes. You’ve got to realize your strengths (and weaknesses), right?

Happy New Year! See you back in 2013!


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  1. says

    So many great projects! I’m torn about which is my favorite…I think the neon striped shirt was my #1 fav! I have neon paint on my supply list :) -Jen

  2. says

    The neon striped shirt is one of my favorites too. Stripes + Neon is such a happy combination, right? Oh, and I’ve been trying to moisturize my hands with coconut oil, but I can never get it to absorb. What am I missing?! Anyway, I hope 2013 is a better year for you personally and a HUGE year for Henry Happened. I know it will be!

  3. says

    Well, 2012 may have been a doozy, but you still managed to pull together some amazing blog posts. Here’s to a fabulous 2013 with lots of DIYs and even more bracelets! :)

  4. Joen says

    Happy New Year! looking forward to reading your blog in 2013! Would love if you would share any tumeric recipes you could share. My yoga instructor shared a golden milk recipe with me which is warm and wonderful on a cold evening.

    • gerbermom says

      Nothing like the ol’ blog to get us motivated to do fun projects, right? :) Happy New Year to you & your family too!

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