Sunday, December 28, 2014

Year in Review ‘Mosaic Monday’

I’ve never created a ‘year in review’! And it’s HARD!

It’s been an eventful year and I blogged about most of it. So I wanted to show a representation of each month or of the things that meant the most to me.

But I gave up on that! lol

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So these are a random hodgepodge of photos I shared. (and a few I did in Waterlogue and colored pencil effects)

I sewed dolls and bears…elephants and bunnies, and various other animals!

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We spent time in Florida and at our home in the mountains of NC.

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I had fun thrift store shopping and read some really good books. (I read 45 books this year)

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AND I HIKED…50 hikes total for the year 2014! We hiked at Halpata Taskanaki Preserve, Ross Prairie, Silver River State Park, Canaveral National Seashore, Withlacoochie Trail and the Cross Florida Greenway. It’s been such fun and we’ve seen some amazing sights along the way.

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And last but not least. It was kind of a big deal to go from blond to gray. But I’m glad I did.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

I hope you’ll join us with your mosaics this coming year! Thanks to Judith for keeping Mosaic Monday going!

49 comments:

Beedeebabee said...

Wow Diane, you've been busy! It's always such fun to visit your cheery blog. :) Wishing you all good things in the coming year, and lots more time to enjoy doing all the things you love most!...You're as beautiful with gray hair as you were with blonde! xoxo

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I love the after look for you, so glad you decided to go that way. It has been a busy year that has just flown by. Wishing you and your family all the best for the upcoming year.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful year - love all the photos and the stories. You are lookin' great, girl!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i like gray. :)

Susie said...

Diane, I love this post. I loved the pictures. The things you made. I truly love your hair. Why is it a brunette or blond can go grey and it looks awesome..my auburn hair looks dirty where it's grey. Yuck.LOL.You look great. Wow, all those wonderful hikes. Fantastic. Blessings for a healthy and happy new year. xoxo,Susie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It sure has been a busy and exciting year for you. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us one more time.

Diane said...

Very nice! I bet it was hard to select photos-- you have so many good ones! Keep the camera clicking in 2015!!

Ariadne said...

As I usually say..."It was a good year!". I love the new hair look, and all the crafts and hikes and thrift store finds. Wow 45 books. You are good!Hope 2015 is even much better!AriadnefromGreece!

kathyinozarks said...

you had an awesome year! I was just thinking about how best to show photos of my year too-I am not real savy at that tech stuff-your photos look great
Happy New Year!

Vee said...

You look fabulous to me! Now you're a platinum blonde. I just did my year in review as well...tough is so right. (I haven't hit publish yet.)

A wonderful New Year to you, Diane.

Kathy said...

Loved the re-cap and love the hair. When I went au-natural it felt very liberating.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love this post sharing your events for the year. And I really love your new hair colour! It looks really sweet on you. I did it (stopped dyeing) 11 years ago and am still greying. LOL I think yours is really pretty. Have a great week! Hugs. Pam

podso said...

I love your gray hair! But then I like mine too. I enjoyed your mosaics. It is hard to recapture the year but you did well. I like all your "special effects." Have a happy new year.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I'm in the middle of doing my mosaics for my review of 2014 and yes, it is hard isn't it! As soon as I think I have finished one part I realise that I haven't included another one that I want to remember! Your 2014 was a very busy one and I love how you have put it together! Here's to a fantastic 2015 my friend xx

Laurie M said...

beautiful year in review! Your hair transitioned beautifully! You have a lovely color naturally! I wish mine would go that way but sadly I will be the mousey one!

Terri Buster said...

I think you look lively in gray..I keep thinking I will do it and then I chicken out! You've had a wonderful year!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

You had an amazing year! Love your hair, such a beautiful shade of gray. My aunts and father have a pretty shade of gray also, it really looks great Diane!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cathy Keller said...

Great post and congratulations on your wonderful achievements!!! Happy New Year to you and yours!! Cathy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Ah yes, so many photos and how to show a whole year! You managed to share many highlights that included your hikes and crafts...45 books? Wow, that was an accomplishment!
Hmm, the hair thing. I'm just starting to get a bit of grey, lucky with my hair colouring I guess that it hasn't appeared before now. I've already told my young hairdresser I don't want to colour my hair so I'll keep doing the highlights and hope for the best with a blended transition. Personally lavender sis, I like the after photo of you better.
Thank you for linking and supporting Mosaic Monday Diane, friends like you keep it fun.
All the best for 2015!

Patty Antle said...

Hi Diane, I know what you mean by writing about your year as I just did it too! It was time consuming but was neat to remember so many things. You hiked a lot girl and visited so many beautiful places! Wishing much more for you in the new year to come!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, it is hard to choose favorites from the past year. You did a beautiful job on this post. I love all the photos and your cute new "do" and color.. Congrats on all the hiking..Have a great week. And I wish you and yours a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

Doreen@househoneys said...

I had no idea you went grey this year Diane! Either way, you're a beauty!

I did a year in review too and it was fun to see what I accomplished, but boy, you kicked my butt!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely review. (I didn't read the directions on MM and so I didn't do a year's review ... wow, that's the same kind of problem I had when I was in school). You had a wonderful and beautiful year. And you went from blonde to SILVER -- and it is beautiful!!! Happy New Year!

cynthia lee designs said...

Diane...thanks for sharing your wonderful year with us. I have gray hair and I love it...you look great with it too.
hugs,
Cindy

20 North Ora said...

Looks like 2014 was a great year for you. Love the grey!

Judy

Shug said...

A wonderful year and I have enjoyed being a part of it through the blogging world. BTW...your hair looks great!

bj said...

Enjoyed your year in review...
I remember when I went from blonde to silver...and I, like you, LOVE my silver hair....

DeniseinVA said...

One my best friends has the most beautiful grey hair and yours is exactly the same. You are beautiful too :) Thank you so much for visiting me, I have loved it at your blog. Fabulous photos and mosaics. Happy New Year, may 2015 be the best ever :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You've had a great year and I've loved following along. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next year. xo

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great mosaic of your creative year Diane! Here's to a New Year filled with even more creative fun.

Kathy said...

Wow, Diane, you've had quite a year! You did so much I don't know how you had time to read 45 books. Love your hair gray. I'm thinking about doing just that.

ann said...

The year has gone quickly hasn't it? Have enjoyed following your adventures, especially seeing a part of the country that I have not seen and perhaps won't visit. Of course, we are kindred spirits when it comes to sewing (of which you do much more than I) and your beautiful dolls. Happy New Year, Diane.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have had a very busy year Sis! I enjoyed going along with you on your adventures. I love your gray hair! You are so cute!
hugs,
Linda

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I enjoyed your year in review, Diane. I'm envious of your 45 books read as I've got such a pile of them to read. That's my goal this year...to get to the bottom of the stack! Your hair looks pretty, no matter the color. BTW, your style is just like mine except that I tuck mine behind my ears. :)
Have a great week and Happy New Years!

Julie Corbisiero said...

It has been an amazing year for me getting to know you better! Wow you did an amazing job with your post for 2014! I love you make blogging fun and I love your creativity and upbeat ways about you. Here is to another wonderful year of blogging together sweet friend!
Big hugs, Julie

Sara D.B. said...

What a wonderful year you've had!
Thank you for sharing it with us!
Looking forward to admiring your beautiful photos also next year, I wish you and your family all the best for the new year 2015! xxx

Donna said...

Diane I love the hodge podge actually and 50 hikes what a great idea....I need to get out and about more. The best is the beautiful before and after where I did not notice the difference at first until you said you went gray. You look amazing my friend.

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane! Love your year in review! I hope to do that this year too! You had some wonderful trips during 2014. Hope you get many more during the new year! By the way, I love your "new"hair!
xoxo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

vivian said...

I never have the patience to figure out how to do the smilebox or the mosaics! maybe someday. Im usually in too much of a hurry and need to quick blog and run! lol! I love your hair gray.. .(might be a little partial to gray and white hair.. lol!)
have a happy new year!
xoxo
vivian

Beatrice Euphemie said...

You have been very busy, my Dear! Love all your dolls and toys and the beautiful photos of your adventures. You look lovely in silver...I am still working up the courage. Hugs xo Karen

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That is almost one hike per week! xoox

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful mosaics, Diane...you have been a busy girl! Your hair look lovely au naturel!! Happy New Year!

Sam I Am...... said...

That was a great compilation of your year. I went from blonde to gray this year too although my gray isn't as pretty as yours...more salt and pepper as my Mother used to say. Happy New Year!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your posts were delightful this year, and I especially liked to go along with you on your hikes because I got to see nature at its finest. Your cloth dolls came in a close second. ;~)

love,
~Sheri

Elizabeth said...

You have had a busy year! Love your hair! You know I went from black hair to white , everyone says they like it and it sure is nice not to have to color it!

Dewena said...

Your gray hair is lovely! I've been gray since I was 35 and now refer to myself as platinum.

Thank you for your visit! And you spend the summer at my favorite place in the world, the beautiful mountains of western NC! I only visit now but leave a little part of my heart behind every time I leave.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Wishing you a blessed 2015. Keep on having fun! Keep on playing!

Mary Cromer said...

Happy New Year to you! I love the hair! I am so hoping to be well and travel to Deerfield Beach Florida in February. Happy New Year to you! I wanted to reach out to each of you, and say thank you for giving me such a beautiful friendship across many miles. It has been a difficult month for me. If I sit to use the desktop, within a minute, or two the nerve compression pain begins. If I lie down, and prop up my laptop, which is very slow to run, as I am doing now, I have pain relief. Thus said, I am going to copy and paste this message to you wonderful people who encourage me to keep moving forward in this amazing blog world, otherwise, I would not be able to greet each of you at this time. I cannot tell you enough, what having you as friends has done for me...just wonderful blessings! Hugs from afar~ Mary

carolann said...

oh I enjoyed your blogs. Pictures.

Your a sweet lady.