Farewell, 2017! The Year’s Highlights

Hello, lovelies!

2017 was quite the year! My life was full of ups and downs. I learned a lot about putting my rest and my family above everything else in life. I also changed the direction of my blog, a work in progress I plan on growing in 2018! Before, we count down and the ball drops though, I thought I would share the highlights from 2017!

In January, I announced that my blog was going to go in a new direction. Although I didn’t change, I knew that my blog needed a facelift and a new identity.

In February, I made a spring floral wreath in hopes of warm weather. The next week, we got our first snow.

In April, I started dabbling with vlogging. I hit a nice streak for a little while, before re-assessing what I want to do with that portion of my blog.

In May, I launched my new website! Blessed & a Mess was born!


In July, I crocheted a corner to corner (C2C) blanket for my sweet niece!

I also set up shop at my local farmer’s market.I got an AMAZING new job!
In August, I make a welcome porch sign. This has to be the proudest I’ve felt about a project!

In October, I reflected about everything I’ve learned dealing with owning a goldendoodle.

In December, I went a little crazy with making ornaments. Wood disk ornaments and Rae-Dunn ornaments decorated my Christmas tree!


My last DIY I shared from the year was a stocking hanger, for our stockings!

This year was crazy and messy, like always, but I can’t wait to share what 2018 is going to bring!

Happy New Years!

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