20 Favorite Posts from 2015 + Happy New Year!

Just dropping in for a little year end round-up of some of our favorite posts from 2015.  We also wanted to thank you for dropping by this past year here on the blog; we're always honored to have you visit us as we share our latest finds, new DIYs and posting the odd cake!  We'll be returning in the new year with a heap of fresh content and new projects!  See you back here in the new year! In the meantime you can follow us on instagram HERE!

Check out a few of our favorite posts from 2015 below:

1. Behind the Scenes at IKEA Almhult
One of the highlights of the year was my visit to Sweden to attend IKEA's Democratic Design Day in Almhult, Sweden.  Having wanted to visit Sweden for years, this trip was a dream come true and didn't disappoint!  Here's a link to a few highlights, and here, and here and here!

2. Red Velvet Cream Cheese Donut Sandwiches
These were delicious! Get the recipe here!

3. DIY Desk Organizer
This project from last January was definitely a fave from our contributors The Merrythought. A great DIY to help get your desk in order.  Click here for the how-to.

4. Rose HibiscusWhipped Body Butter
A simple DIYthat smells great and is a breeze to make. Click here for the how-to.

5. Raspberry Glazed Bubble Cake
This was a really good cake! Click here for the recipe!

6. Clay Circle Garland
A cool garland made with clay. Get the instructions here.

7. Beginner Cinnamon Buns
We've never had any luck with bread dough till this!  Click here for the recipe!

8. 5 Minute DIY - Copper Planters
This was so simple, and saved us from buying new planters.  Click here for the post!

9. Strawberry Bannock Shortcake
A twist on a summer tradition! Click here for the recipe!

10. Celebrating 10 Years with a Publication
We instantly fell in love with Lynne Knowlton's treehouse, the moment we set eyes on it!  So were thrilled she let us share it in our summer issue magazine celebrating 10 years!  Click here to see.

11. Blueberry and Lemon Glazed Donuts
A classic combo in the form of a donut.  Recipe in our summer magazine.  Click here for the link.

12. A Scandinavian Apartment
We spotted the living room of Julie Wittrup Pladsbjerg on her Instagram earlier this summer and asked if she would share some photos of her apartment here on Poppytalk for a Dispatch post.  We love her style; a relaxed,  modern vibe, filled with lots of plants and creativity. Click here to see.

13. Free Printable Tattoos
We had fun making these back-to-school themed tattoos! Click here for the how-to.

14. IKEA Hacks Galore!
We found a lot of pretty amazing IKEA hacks! Click here for many posts.

15. The Social Sessions
We were thrilled to co-host The Social Sessions this year with IDSwest.

16.  Be Makeful
We're excited about our Be Makeful episodes that we filmed in our home this fall.  Stay tuned for it's launch!

17. Our Kitchen Mini-Makeover
Was nice to get a little paint in our kitchen this fall which made for a nice mini makeover!

18. DIY Paper Flower Wreath
A simple project using paper flowers.  Click here for the post.

19.  Extreme Milkshakes
The most fun we've had in a long time was making these! Recipe here!

20. Our Ten Year Wedding Anniversary!
And we ended the year celebrating our 10th year anniversary!

May 2016 bring you good health, prosperity and all that you wish for! See you back here in the new year and if you wish, keep up with us in the meantime on instagram HERE!

And if you wish, see more year end posts from previous years! 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013 and 2014!

Jan Halvarson


Sol de Noche deco crochet said...

Love all of them!!! Happy New Year!

Jan Halvarson said...

Sol de Noche deco crochet - thank you - you too!

L'Oursonne said...

I love this Christmas tree with gorgeous red big flowers and this wood house wich seems a beautiful dream! Thank you for these moments...

iHanna said...

So many beautiful and yummy posts! Thanks for sharing and doing all this!
Happy New Creative Year!