2015 was a huge year for us. We did so many things and tackled so many projects and we just wanted to put a little recap/thank you post out there because really and truly, we are so very grateful.
I always say that I have the best readers in the world – you guys send us Christmas cards and notes and gifts and encouragement and it literally makes our day. I love y’all and wanted to dedicate a whole post to just the sentiment of ‘you rock’, ‘we love you’ and ‘thank you for giving me the best job ever’.
We made a little video for you…
For those of you that can’t watch the video….In 2015 we were able to craft SO many projects and provide so many tutorials. We talked about waterproofing bathrooms, trends for the current year, tiling backsplashes, and our favorite tools. We tackled so many rooms and redid not one, but two decks (here and here). Plus, we added to our family with the arrival of our sweet Maxi Knight.
We worked with a lot of different brands in 2015 too. I know that some times people shy away from sponsored posts but in actuality, these sponsorships are what keeps this blog free and available 24-7! There are a lot of expenses with a blog that has so much content and we are grateful to them for partnering with us on projects and posts that are 100% organic and 100% our ideas and 100% our voice. Our vetting process is very stringent (we actually turn down majority of proposed brands & posts) and these companies made the cut. Not only do we recommend them on the blog but in real life too!
Thank you to each brand. We love introducing you to our readers and sharing the role you played in our year, the place you have in our home and the way you made our lives better. We are thankful that we got to partner with you in 2015 and can’t wait to work with you in the future.
Thank you also to our sweet, lovable and adorable kiddos. Will, Weston, LJ & Max – you boys mean the world to mommy & daddy and we are grateful that we get to spend every day with you. We are so proud of who you are becoming and your heart for loving others. Thank you so much for being patient with us and for letting us take your photo and for reminding us of the “why” everyday 🙂 Love you.
A huge shoutout goes to the other bloggers – every single one who has linked to our projects, pinned our makeovers and allowed us the privilege of being on your blogroll. Thank you guys. You inspire us all the time and we can not believe how creative and hardworking and inspirational you are. We are truly your super fans! In 2015 we started filming videos with other bloggers and we are super excited to continue with more in 2016. If you are a blogger that would be interested in making a craft/shopping/randomly hilarious video with me this year, I would love to hear from you – [email protected]
I get that this is kinda like blind dating but hey, sometimes that works out. Right Jeremy!? 🙂 If nothing else, I really want 2016 to be the year that I meet more bloggers. I am part of this online community of amazing people and I want to be part of building relationships both online and in real life.
Thank you especially to our top blog referrers…
If you have room on your reader or are looking for more inspiration….please follow these amazing blogs…you won’t be disappointed!
- Hi Sugarplum
- Passionate Penny Pincher
- The Budget Decorator
- Young House Love
- Centsational Girl
- Thrifty Decor Chick
- A Room of His Own
- Ana White
Last but not least – thank you to our readers. You guys are just simply the best. I get to meet you sometimes in stores and restaurants and random places and I think “Be cool katie! Don’t hold them for too long! Don’t start freaking out! Don’t kiss their hand! That’s socially awkward!”….the truth is, you guys are cool and fun and hilarious and great parents and good people. I like you. I really really like you. And at the end of the day, you awesome people make this blog go round. I really appreciate it when you comment. I love it when you share. I can’t tell you how much I am thankful for you, your encouragement and you allowing me to have this awesome job. So thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And a ton of kisses. From the whole Bower clan…that’s a whole lot of slobber and sticky hands right there 🙂 We can’t wait to do more in 2016!