Happy New Year!
As you can see this post is coming out on a Monday. For 2017, Garden Matter will be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays will be dedicated to garden-related posts. On Wednesdays you will find more projects, including DIYs, decorating, and crafts, including this month’s $100 room makeover event starting this Wednesday. Fridays will wrap up the week with great easy recipes, and posts about entertaining family and friends.
I hope you are all as excited as I am to begin this new year creating many beautiful home and garden projects that will make your hearts sing.
For now, here’s a look back on 2016 and our readers top 10 posts.
Top 10 Posts of 2016
#1 Mason Jar Oil Candle Lamp – This was a holiday favorite, however I think you could adapt it and make one any time of year by changing up the plant material depending on what is in season.
#2 – Decorating with Apothecary Jars – An easy decorating trick that can also be adapted with different types of flowers and filler. Dollar store beans, rices and other grains would work great in this application.
#3 – Ten Long Blooming Plants You’ll Love – A great list for those of you looking for more plants that bloom for more than just a few weeks.
#4 – Spring Cleaning Never Smelled So Good – Recipes for basic cleaners using essential oils so that you can enjoy the smell as you clean.
#5 – Favorite Shade Loving Plants – Plants I use year after year in this large planter on the front porch.
#6 – Simmering Potpourri – Super easy gift giving at any time of year to make your house smell all warm and cozy.
#7 – Easy Kokedama: Moss Ball String Garden – A fun indoor garden craft to hang or set on a pretty tray.
#8 – Handwritten Family Recipe Tea Towel – Transfer a loved ones recipe, poem or note onto a tea towel for a lasting gift.
#9 – How To Make Potholders – Pick a pretty fabric that goes well with your decor or someone you love and make these easy potholders.
#10 – Fancy Chocolate Charlotte Cake Recipe – Fancy, decadent and delicious. This one can be made ahead too.
Thanks again for all your lovely comments and support in 2016. I hope you will continue to enjoy Garden Matter, and will stop by often to see what’s new and share your own ideas.