Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Best of MooreMinutes 2011: YOUR favorites in Review


 This post is a highlighted summary of the most read, most pinned on Pinterest, and most popular posts from my lil ole blog in 2011!    I am a passionate believer of living authentically, doing what we love, and doing what empowers us! 



Through the seasons on Moore Minutes...

The year started off with a bunco party and a dinner of mashed potatoes in martini glasses: Mashtinis! With over 26 toppings, guests were able to create any style of mashed potato dinner their little heart's desired.  We served Greek, Spanish, Garden, Meat Lovers, Classic, and more.



In the late winter I shared each of our boys 3 bedroom transformations.  Every room reflects their own personality and personal style.  We created a Game and Book Mix bedroom, a Vintage Urban bedroom, and a Natural Eco-Friendly bedroom.

Cameron's Game and Book Mix bedroom


This Vintage Urban room was by far one of the most popular things of mine pinned on Pinterest this year and also was the most viewed post of the three bedrooms.

Kotah's Vintage Urban bedroom


Titus' Natural Eco-Friendly bedroom


The first party of the year was actually the best as well! Titus turned 7 and we celebrated with a Hocus Pocus Magic party with homemade classic treats like oreos, twinkies, and donuts.   

Click here for details on the Magic Party



In the spring I hosted a Girlfriend's Neapolitan party for my mom.  Full of pastels and dainty loves, this post was a favorite of mine for 2011!  I also served a special six layer cake of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. 

click here for details on the Neapolitan Party

 
We took a family drive to the mountains as the warm sun started to peek out for a new season to share a Mother's Day picnic brunch. I packed delicate romance and carried it into the rustic mountains.

click here for details on Mountain Brunch Picnic


After my birthday, I shared a bit of my inner reflections and put together a
REVERSE bucket list.  
Try one! They're fun!

Click here for details on 30 Things I've Done Bucket List

I added a lot of USA spirit to my blog in the middle of summer.  This post shares 3 EASY patriotic ideas.

Click here for details on 3 patriotic ideas to create

In FULL summertime, we celebrated the 4th with an All American Backyard BBQ.
Click here for details on American Backyard BBQ


The American BBQ post was quickly followed by good stuff about 
Backyard Luscious Berry Pies.

Click here for details on Backyard Luscious Pies


Before the sunshine of summer ended, Dakotah received a special surprise BIRTHDAY visit from the ice cream truck!

Click here for details on Surprise Ice Cream Truck birthday



Chris and I were able to attend an Outstanding in the Field event.  It was one of our most memorable dates we have ever had! 

Click here for details on Outstanding in the Field


I shared more reflections from my heart this fall with our personal story of "Secret Whispers from a Teen Mom".

Click here for details on Secret Whispers of a Teen Mom


For Thanksgiving we made turkey dinner bread boats for the kids!

Click here for more details on turkey dinner bread boats.


I also made over our table with plaid and wood dishes for the cozy holiday. 

Click here for details on the Plaid and Wood Thanksgiving table


Christmastime brought a LOT of posts because it is my absolute favorite time of the year! I decorated a Merry Little Mantel along with a lot of other holiday decor.

Click here for details on our Merry Little Mantel



And finally, the grand finale of every year is Christmas DAY! We had a little escape on a Christmas Day Wonderland at my parent's home sweet home.

Click here for details on Christmas Day Wonderland
And that's a wrap on 
Moore Minutes 2011!
You can also see YOUR favorites in 2010 here



Whatever energizes you, 
Whatever makes you sing,
Whatever makes your heart pitter-patter,
Whatever accelerates you toward success,

These are the passions worth investing time in.
source unknown, please advise



A true, warm thanks to EACH of you 
for sharing in our lives and reading this blog. 
You brighten my heart all the time. 
I always appreciate your support.

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15 comments:

portatoredichrist said...

Good gosh woman, don't you ever rest? It is amazing how dreamy you make our lives! Posts like really put into perspective just how blessed your four boys are to have YOU!

In your 30 things before 30 post, you mention doing a post on the 30 things you want to do after you turn 30. Did I miss that post, or is it still coming? :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

It has been truly inspiring to visit you blog this past year! I always come away with great ideas and plans. How do you do it all?!!

Wishing you all the best in the coming year!

XO,
Jane

Jane said...

You are one inspirational lady! I have truly enjoyed reading your posts this year...and have gleaned many ideas from them. However, I still LOVE your Camping Birthday party with the S'mores Bar (2010, I think). I have used this idea so many times. It's good for both young and (gasp) old...for rehearsal dinners to cookouts.

Thanks for sharing your ideas...and your heart with all of us. You are truly a special lady.
hugs,
J

ps Does Titus still love turtles???

b. said...

Fun post! Great reflection of your year... you really are super woman but more!

Jenny said...

How fun! It made me smile to see that I caught each one of these posts...except one!

You are really amazing!

Happy 2012!

Ronda Batchelor said...

I like all your super cute party ideas and your zest for life!

janet said...

Love it..
Love it..
Love it all..

Marie said...

Such a lovely blog - glad I found it.

Blessings!!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I love your recap. You're so creative and so talented!

Carrie said...

I am so glad to have clicked over from a link post. Your teen mom post was just endearing. Love your story, love your talent.

Ruth said...

It will take me a year to go through all the features here. I remember some from previous link parties. Quite a busy year. I am going back to look through some of these features. I posted my favorites. Hope you can stop by my blog.
Ruth

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How delightful it is to review the year through your post. You have a beautiful family (even if they are all boys!)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! This is my first time visiting your blog. WOW!! Love all the parties ... and I just gotta have a Mashtini!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I am STILL wondering how on earth that 6-layer cake didn't topple over! It was beautiful! Each and every post was a treasure! Happy 2012, Lisa! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Christy said...

What a wonderful gift you are to your family - so creative, you put love into everything you do (just a random person's observation here).