The Tattered Pew Top 10 Post of 2022

This week I have been looking back and doing some reflecting on my year, my blog, myself and praying about 2023. I’m excited to share with you all some accomplishments, the top 10 posts of 2022 as well as some personal goals and plans for 2023. Today is all about reflecting and counting my blessing for a wonderful 2022!

The Tattered Pew top 10 Posts of 2022

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Looking Back on 2022

At the end of each year it’s fun to look back and reflect on all that has happened and all that I have accomplished in 2022.

What a year of changes 2022 was. The biggest one being that after 20 years of teaching I decided to step away. It was a very tough decision but after much thought and prayer I felt the Lord leading me in a new direction.

My parents brought me coffee and flowers on my last day of teaching kindergarten!

I miss my teaching partners and colleagues but my heart is at peace. Luckily I get to see them often since Crosby is still going to school where I taught and I stop by for lunch dates.

I can’t thank my husband ( and family) enough for supporting me and cheering me on in this new full time blogging adventure! I am truly blessed.

Proud Moments from 2022

As many of you know, I put a lot of time and effort into this blog. It brings me joy to share here and have you join me. So thank you for always cheering me on. Below are a few proud moments I wanted to share with you!

  • This year we had our home featured in the Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Christmas magazine! This was a dream come true to have a professional photographer come into our home and capture it so beautifully and then to see it on the pages of such an amazing magazine. I love all things Christmas so this was just the cherry on the top. Plus, they even included my amazing mom and family! So special for all of us.
  • Speaking of my mom, she now has her own once a month series here on the blog called Tuesdays With Tracy! You can see all of her posts here and see where I have learned my love for all things Jesus, family and home. This monthly series was long overdue since she is constantly encouraging and helping me behind the scenes. I am so blessed to have her live so close and enjoy this crazy blogging journey with me!
  • This year every Saturday I joined several of my friends for Welcome Home Saturday and I was blessed to have a few new friends join me and a few friends move on! This weekly series is my favorite because I get to share more about me and my day to day adventures, deals, and more with you in more of a relaxed post. You can catch up on those here. And stay tuned, we might have some more new friends join this year as well!!!
Welcome Home Saturday A Weekly Decor Digest
  • In 2022 I joined the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint team and wrote a monthly blog post for them. Although it was only for one year, I will always be in love with their paint and feel blessed to have worked with them.
  • In July I joined the Amazon Influencer program, opened my own Amazon storefront (and even started doing Amazon livestreams. I love working with Amazon and especially love doing the lives. It feels like the perfect way for me to still use my teaching skills! * Favor: In order for my livestreams to be shown on the main Amazon page they require that I have 2,000 followers. If you haven’t followed me yet would you take a second and head over to this link and hit the follow button? Thank you!!! 😍
  • We listed our house on to be rented out hourly for creative projects. We had our first project filmed here in July. It was a Chevrolet commercial and a documentary for a bilingual couple who are on YouTube. It was quite the experience and we hope to be able to rent it out some more in 2023. If you want to see our listing you can visit it HERE and check out how you can get your home listed too!
  • This past November I was invited to the Amazon Creator’s Summit in Los Angeles. I roomed with my blogging bestie Brendt from She Gave It a Go and had SO much fun. I learned a ton too!
Brendt, Leslie me, and Jessell at the Summit!
Personal Photoshoot: Kona and I outback

Looking Ahead to 2023

Personally, I am so excited for 2023!

There has been a lot of change this past year and as I reflect on my transition into blogging full time after leaving teaching I know there will be so much more to come and learn.

One of my favorite things to do as I am preparing for a new year is to join my friend Maggie from She Pens Truth for her Word of The Year Bible study.

Word of the Year
Image courtesy of She Pens Truth

Have you ever declared a word of the year? I am looking forward to going through this study to help me prayerfully choose a word and verse for the year. You can download this study at home HERE or you can purchase the study in book form HERE.

If you are interested in joining us ( we are starting January 1st) or doing it on your own, you can find out more over on her Instagram or on her website. The study can be printed at home and only costs $3.99!

The Tattered Pew Top 10 Posts of 2022

Now on to my favorite part! The top 10 posts of 2022 here on The Tattered Pew.

Not my top 10, but your top 10!

That’s right! I looked at my Google Analytics (data collection) for all of the 2022 year and these were my most viewed posts. I will start with my 10th most viewed post and end with my # 1 most viewed post! You can click on the green links to visit each of the original posts. If you are new here then this will give you a nice taste of what I’m all about and if you have been here for awhile I would love to know which post below was your favorite?

Here we go! I bet #1 will surprise you!

10. An Outdoor Summer Tablescape Using Blues and Terracotta

Artichoke in a white bowl on top of melamine dishes and faux bamboo flatware

9. Beachy Teen Girl Bedroom Ideas on a Budget

Beachy Teen bedroom with large black chandelier and white bed

8. How to Make a Flower Arrangement in a Basket

How to make a flower arrangement in a basket.

7. How to Make a Dried Peony Wreath

Large pink peony wreath

6. Quick and Easy No Sew Curtain

How cute is this green and white no-sew pantry curtain!

5. The Best Tips for Limelight Hydrangea Trees

Our limelight tree near the end of the summer!

4. 8 Best Home Organizations Ideas to Inspire You

Use these 8 best home organization ideas to help you take back your messy spaces.

3. Our Red and Green Christmas Home Tour

Deer prints on shutter

2. Colorado Colonial Spring Home Tour

Blue and green pops of color on our Colorado Colonial.

1. How to Make Pool Noodle Art In a Frame

How to make pool noodle art in a frame.

Did #1 surprise you? It sure did me! Which one was your favorite post and what would you like to see more of in 2023?

If you enjoyed this post and want to look at the past 5 years top posts then here they are: my, Top 10 of 2017,  Top 10 of 2018 and Top 10 of 2019 and Top 10 of 2020 and Top 10 of 2021. Honestly I can’t believe I have been blogging for almost 6 years now!

What A Year

Well that was fun!

I am extremely grateful for each and every one of you and want to say thank you! Thank you for choosing to join me here on the blog and for commenting on my posts, pinning my pictures, opening my emails and sharing my ideas. You have no idea how much each of those things mean to me.

My prayer is that you have a happy, healthy and blessed 2023.

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  1. I’m so glad several of your home tours made the top ten. They are always some of my favorite posts of yours. Can’t wait to see all the big things in store for you in the new year. Cheers to 2023!

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