The Weekly Rewind is my online magazine where I get to share a little bit more behind the scenes, interesting places I’ve visited during the week, new finds, and things from around the web that I think my readers will love.
Weekly Rewind: A Look Back at 2022
Wow! What a year it has been around here!! Thank you to all of you who have been around for a couple of years and to all of my new readers and subscribers.
This was a big year for me and this blog! If you had told me five years ago that this would be my job I wouldn’t have believed it.
I started this website in Aug 2019 but really started learning and becoming obsessed about blogging in 2020 when I luckily joined a mastermind group coached by KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms. She taught us everything she knows and didn’t gatekeep anything. But the best part of the group was making such a great group of blogging friends!!
The type of friends that help each other out and share all the things…we all need friends like that in our lives, don’t we??
We’ve Had Some Fun Around Here!
It’s fun to be able to share some of my favorite places around New England with you here on the Weekly Rewinds. I may be biased but I love my part of this country and there are so many places to visit.
I have received so many messages from readers who used to live in New England or have visited in the past that enjoy seeing my adventures around here!
I shared a local botanical garden Fuller Gardens in North Hampton, NH in June. If it’s cold or gloomy where you are today then check out my virtual tour of the over 1,500 roses in bloom!!
Another Summer day trip was to Rockport, Ma. This coastal town is what you picture in your mind when you think of New England!
Motif #1 is THE iconic spot in Rockport. This red fishing shack at the end of Bradley Wharf is one of the most photographed and painted buildings in the country!
….And I always love an excuse to share how gorgeous the Autumn is in New England.
My husband and I have a tradition of taking a walk on the beach every New Year’s Day to welcome the new year. It’s no secret the beach is my favorite place to be and I have luckily lived near the coast in both Massachusetts and now in New Hampshire my entire life.
Usually, it’s pretty cold here on Jan 1st but this year it was in the 50’s and the beach was pretty busy! Lots of people walking, a horse taking a stroll, and even a few ladies bravely taking a polar plunge!!
Best of 2022
The calculations are in and I figured out what your favorite decorating projects were and also your all-around Reader’s Favorites.
Here is what made your list of top decorating projects of 2022! What was your favorite one?? I love that it is a mix of every season.
Most loved decorating projects
- Pottery Barn Bedroom Dupe Looks
- Decorating with Thrift Store Finds in the Kitchen
- Decorating with Warm Neutrals for Christmas
- Cottage Spring Home Tour
- Celebrating Summer Tour
- Decorating My NH Home for Fall
- Ugly Vase Upcycle
- Spring Thrift Store Haul
- Decorating a Spring Entryway
- DIY Seaglass Rope Garland
- Decorating a Small Porch For Spring
- Fall Porch Decorating
- January Home Refresh
- Top Summer Projects
- Celebrating a White Christmas
What made the list of Top 15 Posts of the Year?? Here is the list of your favorites for 2022!!
What this tells me is that you all love a little bit of everything that I write about…DIYs, knockoff ideas for Pottery Barn, thrifting, and gardening!
The good news for 2023 is that you can count on me to bring you tons of fresh content covering all of those topics!!
Top 15 Posts of 2022
- PB Pumpkin Dupe
- Upcycle Vases
- Pressed Flower Plaques
- Strip Coffee Table w Oven Cleaner
- How to Press Flowers in the Microwave
- How to Start a Cutting Garden
- PB Bedroom Dupes
- Vintage Bazaar
- Decorating with Warm Neutrals
- Thrift Store Finds for the Kitchen
- 16 Pretty Spring Decorating Ideas
- New England Spring Tour
- Celebrating Summer in New England
- Dollar Tree Easter Wreath
- Clay Bead Garland
Hey, I love a good thrift store find!! I put together a month-by-month look back at all my great finds and the projects I did with them! If you are new around here there are tons of good projects to keep you busy this winter!
Projects That You Tried
I LOVE when you try one of my projects…and even better when you send me your pictures!! Here are a few Christmas projects:
Reader Cecile D. made salt dough wreaths with her grandsons. She told me it was fun to be able to see their imaginations bloom…isn’t that awesome!! How cute did they come out…great job boys!!
You can see how to make a gingerbread salt dough wreath here. This project could be adapted to Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s, or Easter by using different cookie cutters and a variety of puffy paint colors…huh, I might do that…
My Pine Cone Door Swag is my #1 most viewed and pinned project on Pinterest. The last time I looked it was over 5 million times..crazy, right?? One of my Facebook followers Jessica S. sent me her version…and she nailed it!!
If you are looking for something to hang on your front door through the winter months after your wreath dries up this would be a good alternative. I would opt for a neutral ribbon to give it a winter vibe.
Susan Kacsits was super creative and adapted my Pumpkin Bead Garland into a holiday version!! Love it!! She’s giving me an idea for Easter…I’ll have to give you credit Susan!!
Carole Fowler sent in a photo of her DIY Bottle Brush Tree Wreath. I adore her brightly colored trees…I will have to keep that in mind for next Christmas. It’s so much fun, isn’t it??
If you are inspired by any of my DIYs or decorating ideas please send your pics in to me! If it’s easier you can always hop on the Cottage on Bunker Hill Facebook page and send them through Messenger or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for some ideas to get your act together after Christmas??
Last week I joined a few of my gal pals to share great organizing and decorating ideas for after Christmas. Truth be told…as soon as I am done writing this I have to tackle the boxes on my living room floor of Christmas stuff and finish bringing them down to the basement.
I shared a few easy ideas to refresh your home in January.
Happy New Year Friends!!
Thank you for following along this past year! I appreciate each and every one of you that take time to visit me every week. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2023.