Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Year in Review at Small Home in The Country

Wow, 2009 flew ! I really enjoyed my year  - although it wasn’t quite a year as I started to blog in March 2009. I have learned so much about myself – I never thought I would say that !  I have “met” so many great bloggy buddies and YOU have inspired me to keep it going !

Here is my first photo submission – old camera and small picture – I posted it WACKY – and I am still learning – months later..

Here is when I got a REAL camera and I got my love for photography back…..

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I really loved tablescapes….but needed more dishes…. don’t worry I bought and bought – mostly at the thrift store and now am on a Dish Diet !





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Finding things and re-painting them became one of my traits….I first started with some Brand New stuff…then found that thrift store stuff was better !


I did a few Outdoor Wednesdays – and had a few adventures…..

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I did a few tutorials on some thrifty craft projects like my Spicy Tassel !


I showed you my complete kitchen remodel – just in time to decorate for fall..





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This is picture of the napkin with jingle napkin ring is one of my favorite pictures….I bet you didn’t know that…..002


So here is a recap of 2009 and what I discovered :

I like dishes

I like to paint stuff

I like to share my critters

I love to take pictures

I love all my fellow bloggers, Thank you , you inspire me !

Hugs & Smooches ~ Kammy

p.s. I also know I am not fancy schmancy – I still have a SPRING header and lame sidebars….I am of little words and BIG pictures –shhhhh don’t tell the Blog Police !


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a thrill to see some of these pictures again. I have so enjoyed your blog this past year and really look forward to all of your posts in the coming year. I am always inspired. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Wow! Love all your pictures. Now I have to go back and read the posts that go with them!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I absolutely love this retrospective, Kammy!

Michelle said...

Beautiful Post. Your projects are terrific. Happy 2010. I can't wait to see what you inspire us with next!!!

Lori E said...

You are one of the most creative bloggers out there my dear. I always love to see what you have posted. Looking back over the year (almost) I am reminded of just how fabulous you are.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Isn't it wonderful to be able to look back in time with your blog. It gives you a look inside yourself. I enjoyed your memory lane! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Your photography is incredible!

xinex said...

Oh Kammy, thanks fro this lovely post. I enjoyed seeing the pictures again and your beautiful dishes. Happy and more dishes in2010!...Christine

g.suzie said...

Kammy, it has been fun getting to know you through bloggersville! You seem like the kind of girl everyone would love to have as a friend or next door neighbor. . .A talented girl, full of fun, with a beautiful smile. . .Traits that have really been very endearing to all of us who like to call you one of our blog buddies! I look forward to following along in 2010, and Happy New Year a you!

A New England Girl said...

The photos are gorgeous! :) Happy New Year. :)

Unknown said...

I loved looking at all the pics. I love that black hutch! Thanks for sharing some super great photos.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have enjoyed your blog this last year, and seeing all your great redo projects. Yay! for black paint. :)
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Unknown said...

G'morn, Kammy ~
What fun recapturing memories of this past year with you. You have a keen eye for photos.

May the new year bring wonderful moments, it has been a joy to share with you.

Have a beautiful day.
TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

I agree with Lori, you are a very creative blogger. My husband and I have so enjoyed your critter stories this last year. Hope more are to come.
Many blessings to you and yours in not only this New Year, but New Decade!!!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats Kammy!
I loved the note you left, I am just like you always telling my hubby about something having to do with a blogger buddy! You have been an inspiration too Kammy and I have so enjoyed all your great make-overs, tablescapes and outdoor pics! Here's to many more! Cindy

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Have so enjoyed getting to know you this year and I love your blog....who needs fancy smanshy.....not we wonderful bloggers, no siree...give us lots of pictures and we will revel in eye candy for days on end.

Kathleen said...

Great post, Ms Spray Paint!
Looking forward to many fun posts from you in 2010..and yes, a dish diet is what we all need!

Kerrie said...

What a fun post! I loved the "barefoot" pic and all the others! You really have a great thing going, Love it! Kerrie

Deanna said...

Dear Kammy,
What a year it has been and I look forward to seeing what 2010 will be like. It will be neat to see what you create this year.
You have a sweet Blog and it is always fun to stop by and see what you've been up to!
Appreciate your Blogging Friendship.
God Bless,
d from homehaven

Its So Very Cheri said...


Great job--I look forward to lots more photos and projects and getting to know you better.


gina said...

Looks a very creative year for you- and your kitchen is GORGEOUS!!!

little words and big pictures is the blogging style I like (and follow) most!!

Happy New Year!

Marilyn said...

Happy New Year. Fun looking back and am looking forward to more inspiration. You make me smile because you are so REAL and a Coloradoan!! Love those animals, too.

Unknown said...

I loved seeing all the pictures. Your creativity is just amazing, and I'm so glad you are willing to share it with the rest of us. I look foward to seeing what you have in store for us this year.

KimMalk said...

Hi, I just found your blog. Everything is so lovely. I am going to check out what you painted and those dishes --I think I need to start collecting more! P.S. What kind of camera did you get??

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Kammy! You got a lot done! I love the furniture pieces and I know you are on a "dish diet", but I do love all your dishes. I think I bought more dishes this year alone than I have in my 24 years of marriage! Happy New Year!

LouLou said...

I loved taking that little trip through memory lane.... LOVED all your projects this year and have really enjoyed getting to know you. I can't wait to see what you do next!

2 Dogs said...

Yes I have noticed you have been gone! It's been too cold to paint anything. Too cold to do anything. LOL!!

I'm so tired! Off to bed. I'll come back and visit tomorrow. Hugs

Jane said...

That was a great 2009 review. I loved seeing the first picture you posted and where it has led you. I think you are an amazing photographer and have some of the best pictures in blogland.
Looking forward to seeing what you are going to show us in 2010.

Darlene said...

I love seeing everything about your blog. Love your dishes, projects, critters and BIG pictures!!! Just beautiful.

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I look forward to blogging with you in 2010!♥

Joyce said...

Kammy it was fun to see your year in clicks. How fast a year goes. I remember reading your blog for the first time last year when you and I started to blog around the same time. Your photos are always amazing to me and you have inspired me to spray paint a few chairs at the beach house. Now tackling an entire big chest of furniture I still have to think about that one:) I can't seem to drag myself away from playing with flour and baking pans:) All the best in 2010.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love your pretty header!

I need to go on a dish diet too. It'll probably wind up like all the other diets I've tried LOL.

I loved seeing all you're lovely photos - looks like we both love black paint!


Anonymous said...

Loved seeing your 2009 review pictures!! It is fun going back over the year and seeing that we really did accomplish something!

Looking forward to see more great projects and inspiration from you!!


Sue said...

I liked your look back in time... I look forward to much more fun, creativity, and inspiration.
hugs, Sue

The Lazy Peacock said...

you take such gorgeous pictures. i love the retrospect.

Blue Creek Home said...

I enjoyed strolling through your 2009 did so many incredible make overs.
And your photographs are great!

Decor To Adore said...

I LOVE the picture of your daughter jumping on the trampoline and your dog is jumping right along with her. The chicken is great and the brown toleware~sigh.
What kind of camera do you have?

Thank you so very much for your feedback regarding videos. I am going to try to keep them under 3 minutes and will also continue to have traditional posts too. Your insput was MUCH appreciated.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Kammy~ I've been away tending to my kitty over the holiday. I truly appreciate the year in review.
It was such a joy to see your photos.
You've capture some beautiful shots.
Someday when my training wheels come off I'll get a "real" camera.
I love how large the posted photos are and it has nothing to do with the fact menopause has taken my sight along with my memory...well, maybe just a little, lol. I look forward to what inspiration you'll bring our way.

Sweet wishes,

Brenda said...

I love your blog the pictures are great.