2013 Project Collage

I realized as I was putting this 2013 project collage together that my computer holds a lot of pictures.

And in those pictures there are a lot of projects I never posted about in 2013.  If you would like to see the projects I did post about, just click on the Gallery of Projects link at the top.

2013 Project Collage

My favorite post of last year?

I don't know if I can pick a solid favorite, but I can easily pick the most fun.  Hands down that had to be the Valentine Hey Girl Link Party

Readers were plenty funny captioning their hunks and linking them up.

Below is one of several Hey Girl's of Brawn that I got away with.......

I'm certain he never saw the post, nor did our daughters, as neither of them commented about a photo I used of their dad dripping wet on the beach. Maybe seeing that sent them to therapy huh?

For the second year in a row my most viewed project is a portable patio dresser bar that I re-purposed out of a free antique from a garage sale.

Antique Dresser Turned Portable Patio Bar

It might be fun to bring the libation station in the house for a New Years Eve celebration.  We'll see; it gathers a lot of dust in the garage over winter that I would have to clean off.

And my most popular project of 2013 just happens to be one of my favorites as well.

Stone Look Concrete Walkway
Stone Look Walkway
We made three faux stone walkways in our yard last summer, the one above replaced an old peeling wood walkway.  I wouldn't be surprised if there is yet another one of these added in our yard for '14.


As 2013 heads out and 2014 rings in, I want to thank the people who read the Bliss Ranch blog. To the 20 who I know, and the thousands who view each month that I don't know....thank you.  If there was only one of you who sent me an email that said something I made (or fumbled through) inspired you, it would still be worth it.

A couple years ago around this time, I sat down at the computer with no expectations or knowledge of blog building.  Other bloggers, some more experienced, some not, took the time, pointed me in the right direction more than once, walked me through instructions, told me when something sucked and high five'd me when I got it right, and they became friends.  I may not boast about who those folks are on the blog, but I'm not shy about thanking them in private, and you know who you are.

So from the nameless readers, the helpful groups, and the places I have business relationships with, to the ones I email and cluck with, thank you.  Just. Thank. You!

Linking out with the old in with the new at:
Unskinny Boppy Year in Review 
2013 Blog Hop & Link Party @Cupcakes&Crinoline
2013 with Rhoda @SouthernHospitality 
WOW us Wednesdays @SavvySouthernStyle 
Favorite Things @BeyondThePicketFence

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  1. So many great projects Bliss! I'm finding a lot of inspiration here!
    That "Hey Girl" party was so fun to follow. Good laughs,

  2. I do enjoy visiting.. May your New Year be joyous and blessed. Have a great day and keep on creating wonderful things. Blessings!

  3. Just catching up on all my reading - been such a slacker lately. Hope you had a very merry Christmas! Have a happy New Year!!

  4. All your projects were fab, Bliss.
    Wishing you a happy 2014 and that Brawn NEVER finds out about the photos. ;)

  5. You rocked out 2013! We *definitely* need to find a way to recreate the hilarity of Hey Girl!

  6. what a great year! and i still love that bar cabinet. :) still crazy after all these two years.

  7. I hope I'm one of the 20! Always inspired and entertained by your projects and your wit!

  8. All great projects, Bliss. Your beverage cabinet will always be a home run. Happy New Year.

  9. Loved that bar!!!! and the Hey Girl party was priceless. so many great projects, such a great year!

    Happy New Year Bliss! May 2014 be full of fabulous projects that come together easily ;) (for both of us!)


  10. No wonder you're tired! Just look at what you accomplished this year! I love to visit blogs that make me smile, and you're a great entertainer. It's been a fun year, and I look forward to the new projects you're sure to come up with in the new year. Happy New Year!

  11. Happy New Year to you and I'm looking forward to more awesomeness from Bliss Ranch in the coming year!

  12. In the immortal words of Ah-nold, "I'll be back."

  13. I've been busy reading everyone's fab 2013 wrap up posts... and have not done one. lol. Typical me ;) Happy Happy New Year friend! I so enjoy your unique projects. Always blissful.

  14. Have loved the bar dresser since I saw it--want to try the faux stone walkway. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Bliss what great projects you had in 2013. Can't wait for this years projects. Happy and healthy new year to you and your family!!!


  16. Not sure what 2014 will bring, but I am betting some more Bliss:) Happy New Year my friend! XO

  17. I love that bar cabinet, and you know I don't drink! I think of all your awesome projects, the Hey Girl Link party remains my favorite. I love to laugh more than anything in the world, and that was THE FUNNIEST link party I have ever seen. My husband loved it, and even shared it on his facebook profile, and he never shares anything to promote me or my brand on there (not that he doesn't love me, he just likes to keep things separated on FB I guess). Hope you have a totally awesome New Years Eve and 2014 rings in with much peace, love and happiness. I just adore you, even if I only know you through my computer. Happy New Year friend!!!

  18. What a lovely post, roundup, wrap up and reminder. I love that bar cart. More furniture should find its way to your hands for a new chance at a more stylish life. Happy new year Bliss. Can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2014!

  19. You have some wonderful projects from 2013! I think one of my favorite "inter-active" ones had to be the Hey Girl! That was so much fun looking for a picture, then coming up with a caption. Always love reading your blog, looking forward to another great year! Happy New Year! Hugs, Leena

  20. I love visiting your corner of the world. You always inspire me and make me laugh while doing it! Happy New Year Bliss!

  21. I smile every time I see your blog post pop into my reader! I know I'm going to hop over and leave with a smile on my face. :)

    You inspire me Bliss. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see what is in store for you this year.

  22. Loved all your inspiration this year. :)

    Here's to an AWESOME 2014. :)


  23. Your dresser bar was how I found Bliss Ranch a year and a half ago and have been following you ever since with great respect for your style and talent!! The Hey Girl party was extremely funny and helped a nervous new blogger like myself loosen up enough to finally make a comment. (I know, I probably have issues) anyway, thanks Bliss for making me feel comfortable enough to come back and comment again, and again, NOT TO MENTION, all your project inspiration from 2013. Can't wait to see all that's in store at Bliss Ranch for 2014. Happy New Year - Amy

  24. You have been busy this year! I will come back for a long visit. I found you via Gail Wilson's blog. I am glad I did. - Rhonda

  25. I'll say it are a rock star. All of your projects were amazing and you constantly provide inspiration to those like me who want to be a rock star one day. Thanks for that. I look forward to hanging out in 2014 ....if you let me. Happy new year bliss!

  26. What a wonderful year full of great projects. Happy New Year, Bliss!

  27. I still want one of those deer you make. We have lots of trees in our new back yard. Unfortunately, most of them belong to the neighbor. Do you think they'd mind if I chopped one down? As long as I made them a deer too, I think it would be okay.

    Happy New Year Bliss!!!


  28. I think I missed a few posts when I had a blogging break last year, but there is always inspiration to be found here Mrs B, and your wonderful Gallery of Projects proves it.
    All the best for 2014 x

  29. You had a lot of great projects in 2013! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year!

  30. I think you are one of the most ridiculously creative gals on the planet, Bliss...and I love ya! Thanks for being such and inspiration and great "Junk" partner this year!

  31. So many great ideas and tons of fun in 2013!! What kind of trouble are you going to get into in 2014? Can't wait :)

  32. It's a little amazing when you stack them all up into a year, isn't it?I wish Bliss Ranch was even vaguely on my way to one of my road trip destinations...

  33. And thank you, Bliss!! You have a wonderful blog for me to follow...and even if it may take me a while to get around to reading your posts, I enjoy seeing them in my inbox. I remember the Hey Girl party, what a fun time that was!
    Debbie :)


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