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Best Projects of 2012

With 2012 coming to an end I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the best projects of 2012 on A Pumpkin & A Princess this year. I can’t even express how grateful I am for all of you! My first year of blogging I only shared 1-2  projects a month (if that!) and didn’t know ANY bloggers. This year, however, has been a complete 180. I’m so glad to be part of the blogging world and to have met so many amazing friends because of it. I’m excited to see what 2013 has in store and to continue to meet new friends along the way. Oh and have I mentioned I’ll be at SNAP in April? Eeeek..my first blogging conference! I’m also attending CHA in a couple of weeks. I’m demonstrating at the Plaid booth so stop on by if you’ll be there, I’d love to meet you!

Now lets take a look back at some of the best posts from 2012…

DIY Grey Bathroom Makeover

I’m still in love with my grey stenciled bathroom. It was one of my biggest projects in my home and I’m looking forward to several big DIY projects in 2013. Think master bath, laundry room, and kitchen remodel. I can’t wait!

Placemat Pillow Tutorial

Ahhh the infamous placemat pillow tutorial. These are ridiculously easy to make!

Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe

Mmmm Snickers and cheesecake together? Yes, please! Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe

DIY Safari Birthday Party Decor

First birthday Safari Party – My favorite party so far!

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Chocolate peppermint cupcakes were a big hit around here during the holidays.

DIY Washi Tape Coasters Tutorial

Oh washi tape, how I love thee! Washi tape coasters tutorial.

Organizing tips for a home office in a small space

Who doesn’t love an organized home office or in my case kitchen corner?

Beautiful and easy spring decor

Budget-friendly Spring decorEasy Valentines Day Treats

The marshmallow heart brownie bites are definitely on our Valentine’s Day treats list in 2013. The kids loved them!

DIY Glitter Polka Dot Easter Eggs

A great Easter craft for kids – polka dot glitter Easter eggs.

Easy Salted Caramel Turtles Candy Recipe

The easiest salted caramel turtles candy ever!

Easy Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe

I’m still shocked at how popular the ice cream cupcakes recipe was. I loved receiving emails from you guys sharing your own creations!

I’m looking forward to continuing our creative journey together in 2013. Thank you for being a reader, the sweet comments, and emails. I appreciate each and every one of YOU!

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  1. I love them all! so fun!

  2. You accomplished a lot in in 2012. Your dessert pictures had me almost drooling! I love your stenciled bathroom wall and can bet that any guest in your home oohhs and aahhs over it.

    Here’s to lot of DIY in 2013!

  3. AWesome review!!!! You are talented! Love ALL of these!

  4. I loved every one of them … and I’m SO glad I got to meet you this year! Hope our paths cross again soon!

  5. Love them all Crystal!! Fantastic year! So happy to have “met” you!! ;)

  6. I am so glad to have found your blog this year! Your projects are all so inspiring and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2013!!

  7. What fun projects! I love that moss wreath with the butterflies. It is gorgeous! I am your newest follower. Thank you for sharing!

  8. So beautiful!

    Already your follower hopping by, blogging @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

  9. Great projects, Crystal! My fave is still the placemat pillows! Such bright and fun colors! Happy New Year!

  10. Oh, I’m sooo hungry after looking at those beautiful pictures! Congratulations on all of your success over the past year. Best wishes to you in 2013!

  11. These are all so cute! This is the first time I’ve been to your site, and I’m definitely going to follow. I love your style!

  12. Love your coasters and easter eggs :)

  13. Crystal! You have so many wonderful projects from this year. I think my favorite are the Easter Eggs and your peppermint cupcakes :) Here’s to another great year!

  14. Love the stencil wall and the ice cream cupcakes! I am finally getting up the ambition to stencil a few walls in my home and I am so dreading it…yet they look so good I have to give it a go!

  15. You had such a wonderful year my friend! I love seeing a little reminder/summary of everything! :) I don’t think I could pick a favorite. I really really don’t think I could! Thank you SO much for sharing at Happy Hour, I don’t think I can even tell you how much that means so me.

  16. Those are ALL fabulous! So glad I found your site via Show & Tell linky party. I’m sure I’ll visit almost daily from now on!

  17. I seriously have over half of these on my list to feature- I LOVE your ideas! If you ever want to contribute on my site regularly, I would LOVE to have you! Email me if you’re interested :) steph@somewhatsimple.com

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