Looking Back at 2013

Saying good bye to another year is always sad to me but exciting at the same time.
This past year was wonderful and hard for our family.
We grew to love being back in Texas and this house feels like home now.
I won't dwell on the hard parts...that's the great part about a new year. 
You can put some things behind in a way.

I thought I'd show you some of my most visited posts 
and share my favorite project of the year.

Without a doubt, the most visited post was Nancy's kitchen which was featured back in June.
Her southern home just makes my heart skip a beat every time I look at the pictures.

We all love a pretty kitchen and hers is beautiful!

In my house, y'all visited our Girly Guest Room many times.
I love this room because the colors are soft and so pretty.
My husband and I made the padded headboard and we are quite proud.

Recently, this cake recipe post has been visited many times with the help of Kim who posted it on Pinterest.

Thanks girl!!

If you haven't tried this pound cake you really should. 
It's wonderful!

We worked hard to make our house homey in 2013. 
We've been in the house now 18 months and things are almost finished....sort of...for now. :)

The dining room was definitely my favorite project.
This was completed with the help of the sweetest fellow bloggers Andrea and Lisa.

Thank you for visiting Poofing the Pillows and leaving sweet comments.
It is wonderful to connect with other people who love decorating,
 gardening, and all that goes into making a home.

Looking forward to a New Year!!


  1. I love both Nancy's kitchen and your gorgeous dining room! Have a wonderful New Year!

  2. I absolutely love your dining room. Checks and toile are my favorite decorating elements and these look so fresh and pretty together:>) Happy New Year!

  3. I can't wait to see what 2014 will give us. Love your 2013 pictures!

  4. Just stumbled on your blog and loving the posts!
    It seems 2013 was a year for many changes for you (and most of us I daresay) so I'll join you in sending heartfelt wishes above that 2014 will be different (if not better).
    SIL is Texan and tells me there is nothing like 'Home'!
    All the best,

  5. It's been a wonderful year! I'll be changing my Christmas pillows and thinking of you....when I poof! Sweet hugs!

  6. Your dining room is gorgeous and I still love that girly guest room! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

  7. Stacey, your posts are always beautiful, you know that I adore your style and all that red! I hadn't seen Nancy's kitchen, it is dreamy! I love those curtains! I was so surprised to see my name in your post! That was ridiculously sweet of you! :) That cake is so yummy and even this box baker made it well, so it deserves to be shared! I told you, you're becoming an internet cake sensation! ;) Happy New Year~ Kim

  8. Dearest Stacey, I am cheered to hear you are snug down there in Texas. I would gladly sleep in a sleeping bag in your gorgeous red dining room as it is so pretty. I had that same chandelier in white in my hall. blessings, olive

  9. I love the gingham curtains! I'm glad it feels like home now.

  10. You really have come a long way in one year, Stacey. I have loved every minute of seeing what you've done with your new house, especially the landscaping. And your dining room is to die for!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!


  11. I was doing great looking at the photos until I saw that bundt cake. I am trying to take off the Christmas pounds and I think I gained weight just drooling over that cake.

  12. I was doing great looking at the photos until I saw that bundt cake. I am trying to take off the Christmas pounds and I think I gained weight just drooling over that cake.

  13. Great posts, I totally adore your dining room. So Pretty. Hugs, marty

  14. Haven't been in the blog world in a while, but wanted to say hope you had a Merry Christmas.
    Great review of a great year. Your house has come a long way to becoming your home. It is beautiful. I love your dining room. Wishing you a Blessed New Year and I will look forward to inspiration from your blog in the new year.

  15. You have some wonderful room makeovers from 2013! I'm personally glad to see this year over. It was stressful for me, so I'm hoping 2014 will be better.

  16. Stacey- visiting your blog and exchanging thoughts and encouragement has been a highlight for me this year.

    Your home is lovely!

    Happy New Year!

    White Spray Paint

  17. I have so enjoyed all of my visits to your blog this year. Best wishes for 2014!

  18. Stacey, your dining room is still among my favorites. I think it was the post that sent me your way. Saw it featured on a blog and loved it! So happy to have found you in this land of blog! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  19. Great posts! Always a pleasure to visit. Have a blessed New Year! Martha

  20. Stopping by from the link up at Making Lemonade. Your dining room was the most eye catching thumbnail in the collection! I love the red, and the crystal chandelier.

  21. Happy New Year Stacey!
    Always a treat to come "visit" your home...love your style and so glad you are now feeling at home in Texas!
    Best wishes for the coming year!
    Miss Bloomers

  22. Your house is so pretty, Stacey. You've completed so many wonderful projects in a very short amount of time. You should be proud!

    Still McLovin' the red dining room *le sigh*

    Happy New Year!!!


  23. you have a truly lovely home
    and i especially adore
    those reds (my favorite)

    i've brought back Fridays Unfolded
    for 2014 and would love for you to stop by and join the fun

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

  24. Hi Stacy
    Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed looking back at 2013. Your dining room is great. I love the red! I hope that 2014 is a good year for you and your family.
    Rhondi xo

  25. We have the same chandelier in our kitchen!

  26. LOVE the fabric you chose for curtains in your kitchen window.


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