Reflecting on 2011

I thought I might start this post with a cliche: what a year!? insideways is still a baby blog (can you believe the first post was in January of 2011? Only one post for the whole month haha!), but I thought it woud be fun to look back on some favorite posts of 2011. I hope you enjoy this little jaunt into the past - you might even see some posts you missed!
~Some Fun~

Fun posts are the best way to start right? I'm continually amazed at how taste and style evolves over time. This post features some some design elements I can't believe I used to hate!

Even though blog land is filled with amazing DIY and craft accomplishments, sometimes the epic fails can be fun too! These next two posts highlight some of my less stellar moments ;)

~Some DIY~

Do it yourselfers are taking over! As funny as it is to fail, succeeding at a project feels pretty dang fabulous. Here are some of my favorites from this year.

~Fave Finds~

Discovering the Hang and Level changed my picture hanging life. There are currently over 50 pictures hanging on my apartment's walls!! I also got one for my Mom and cured my parents of their hanging-up-things-phobia by helping them hang almost 40 pictures! (So proud.)

This year I made the shocking discovery that I love plants and CAN keep them alive. Oh succulents, you know I love you and love putting you in all kinds of pretty containers.

Here's an old find you might not have seen. Now it hangs here.

~Helpful Hints~

I'm kind of obsessive about details sometimes… it can be a good and bad trait, but I think it makes for some pretty helpful How-To's.


What would a decor blog retrospective be without a look back at some of my favorite spaces!

Well, I hope you all have had as good a year as I have. Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit my little corner of the internet!! Next year promises to be another great one and I'm so grateful to be able to share it with you lovely readers.

Here's to 2011 and to an even better 2012!


  1. Thank you so much fit helping us cure our picturing hanging phobia! We love all the great pictures on the walls and had a great time with you! Love you -- Mom

  2. This is a great post! Love how your showcased your posts :) Can't wait to see what you do in 2012! Woot!

  3. awesome posts. it's been a good year :)

  4. Well done! I love that your mom comments on your blog! How sweet

  5. Happy New Year! I just found your blog yesterday and have been looking through these posts mentioned above. I am in love with what you do here. I've been so frustrated with deciding what to do with my house and you've shown me how to view it in a whole new light. I feel so refreshed. Thank you!!!