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YEARLY ROUND UP – YOUR FAVORITE POSTS OF 2014

IT WAS A GREAT YEAR. IT WAS A BUSY YEAR.

phoebe and poppi
phoebe and poppi

7 days into 2014, and just a fragile 45 days after the death of my sister in law Maura, we lost my father in law, Leonard DeVito aka “POPPI” …it was a very difficult start to the New Year. Funerals followed by surgeries followed by the accidental hitting of my sweet Charlie dog and his long recovery…we were put to the test…Nonetheless…the year was a GOOD one…a successful one on both a personal and professional front …and we resilient DeVito’s have learned to cherish what we have… when we have it…we are stronger for all the challenges.

THE TOP TEN BLOG POSTS OF 2014.

..(Ironically only two of the 10 most READ posts were written in 2014! !!!) The remainder were written in 2013 and one was actually a post from 2012.

10. favorite-benjamin-moore-blues/

BENJAMIN MOORE BLUES: BOOTHBAY GRAY, BREATH OF FRESH AIR,NOVEMBER SKIES, MT RAINER GRAY, NIMBUS GRAY, QUIET MOMENTS, SANTORINI, VAN CORTLAND BLUE, VAN DEUSEN BLUE
BENJAMIN MOORE BLUES: BOOTHBAY GRAY, BREATH OF FRESH AIR,NOVEMBER SKIES, MT RAINER GRAY, NIMBUS GRAY, QUIET MOMENTS, SANTORINI, VAN CORTLAND BLUE, VAN DEUSEN BLUE

9. monday-makeover-haint-porch-ceiling-blue/

BIRDS EGG BLUE CEILING DARK GRAY FLOOR
BIRDS EGG BLUE CEILING DARK GRAY FLOOR

8. the-kids-bathroom-makeover/

KIDS BATHROOM
KIDS BATHROOM

7. the-best-interior-yellows/

9 of the 10 most popular Benjamin Moore Yellows: Concord Ivory, desert Tan, Hemplewhite Ivory, Mannequin Cream, Montgomery White, Philadelphia White, Rich Cream, Weston Flax, Windham Cream.
9 of the 10 most popular Benjamin Moore Yellows: Concord Ivory, desert Tan, Hemplewhite Ivory, Mannequin Cream, Montgomery White, Philadelphia White, Rich Cream, Weston Flax, Windham Cream.

6. colors-in-my-old-country-house-2/

moch paint colors

5.yesyou-can-tile-over-tile

tileovetile

4.Choosing-formica-over-real-marble/

BEST OF 2014
BEST OF 2014

3. Neutral Territory – My 9-favorite-neutral-wall-colors

ALL BENJAMIN MOORE COLORS: 1. ASHWOOD, 2. CREAMY WHITE (AKA SPRING IN ASPEN), 3. EDGECOMB GRAY, 4.FEATHER DOWN, 5. FRENCH CANVAS, 6. LANCASTER WHITEWASH, 7. MARITIME WHITE, 8. OLD PRARIE, 9. SAILCLOTH
ALL BENJAMIN MOORE COLORS: 1. ASHWOOD, 2. CREAMY WHITE (AKA SPRING IN ASPEN), 3. EDGECOMB GRAY, 4.FEATHER DOWN, 5. FRENCH CANVAS, 6. LANCASTER WHITEWASH, 7. MARITIME WHITE, 8. OLD PRARIE, 9. SAILCLOTH

2. Monday-Makeover-part-one-the-budget-kitchen – 

MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE
MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE

1. my-summer-reading-john-green-and-company – Ironically the most popular blog post of the year was one written in the summer of 2013…but which gained an enormous amount of popularity via Pinterest…and with the opening of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

john green and company
john green and company

The TOP 10 POSTS actually WRITTEN IN 2014

10.the-year-of-navy-blue-and-snow/

PATRIOT BLUE, ANCHOR GRAY, HALE NAVY,  BLUE DANUBE, DOWNPOUR BLUE,  IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, MARINE BLUE, MYSTERIOUS,  POLO BLUE
PATRIOT BLUE, ANCHOR GRAY, HALE NAVY, BLUE DANUBE, DOWNPOUR BLUE, IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, MARINE BLUE, MYSTERIOUS, POLO BLUE

9. going-green-part-ii-neutral-greens/

Top Selling Benjamin Moore Greens: Camoflauge, Georgian Green, Hunter Green, Louisberg Green, Nantucket Gray, November Rain, Palladian Blue, Snow on The Mountain, Wythe Blue
Top Selling Benjamin Moore Greens: Camoflauge, Georgian Green, Hunter Green, Louisberg Green, Nantucket Gray, November Rain, Palladian Blue, Snow on The Mountain, Wythe Blue

8.monday-makeover-living-room-sea-salt/

SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEA SALT
SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEA SALT

7.loving-spring-mint/

BENJAMIN MOORE : MINT GREEN, SPRING MINT, FRESH MINT, LEISURE GREEN, COPPER PATINA, LIGHT PISTACHIO, SHORE HOUSE GREEN, SOFT MINT, MANTIS GREEN.
BENJAMIN MOORE : MINT GREEN, SPRING MINT, FRESH MINT, LEISURE GREEN, COPPER PATINA, LIGHT PISTACHIO, SHORE HOUSE GREEN, SOFT MINT, MANTIS GREEN.

6.like-white-on-white-my-favorite-interior-whites

FROM TOP LEFT: ACADIA WHITE, CHANTILLY LACE, COTTON BALLS, GLACIER WHITE, LINEN WHITE, MOONLIGHT WHITE, MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE, SIMPLY WHITE, WHITE DOVE
FROM TOP LEFT: ACADIA WHITE, CHANTILLY LACE, COTTON BALLS, GLACIER WHITE, LINEN WHITE, MOONLIGHT WHITE, MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE, SIMPLY WHITE, WHITE DOVE

5. is-camel-the-new-grey?

Benjamin Moore Colors: From top Left - Blanched Almond, Bridgewater Tan, Brookline Beige, Brunswick Beige, Hillsborough Beige, Shaker Beige, Simple Pleasures, Squire Hill Bluff and Stone House
Benjamin Moore Colors: From top Left – Blanched Almond, Bridgewater Tan, Brookline Beige, Brunswick Beige, Hillsborough Beige, Shaker Beige, Simple Pleasures, Squire Hill Bluff and Stone House

4.monday-makeover-blue-living-room

livingroom sea

3. favorite-shades-of-gray

Benjamin Moore: BUNNY GRAY, GRAY OWL, GRAY TINT, HORIZON, MISTY GRAY, MOONSHINE, PAPER WHITE, TITANIUM, WICKHAM GRAY
Benjamin Moore: BUNNY GRAY, GRAY OWL, GRAY TINT, HORIZON, MISTY GRAY, MOONSHINE, PAPER WHITE, TITANIUM, WICKHAM GRAY

2. favorite-benjamin-moore-blues/

BENJAMIN MOORE BLUES: BOOTHBAY GRAY, BREATH OF FRESH AIR,NOVEMBER SKIES, MT RAINER GRAY, NIMBUS GRAY, QUIET MOMENTS, SANTORINI, VAN CORTLAND BLUE, VAN DEUSEN BLUE
BENJAMIN MOORE BLUES: BOOTHBAY GRAY, BREATH OF FRESH AIR,NOVEMBER SKIES, MT RAINER GRAY, NIMBUS GRAY, QUIET MOMENTS, SANTORINI, VAN CORTLAND BLUE, VAN DEUSEN BLUE

1. the-best-interior-yellows/

9 of the 10 most popular Benjamin Moore Yellows: Concord Ivory, desert Tan, Hemplewhite Ivory, Mannequin Cream, Montgomery White, Philadelphia White, Rich Cream, Weston Flax, Windham Cream.
9 of the 10 most popular Benjamin Moore Yellows: Concord Ivory, desert Tan, Hemplewhite Ivory, Mannequin Cream, Montgomery White, Philadelphia White, Rich Cream, Weston Flax, Windham Cream.

and finally, here were your TOP 10 NON COLOR related

Blog Posts of 2014

10.target-run-gold-rush-meets-side-tables-and-wow-sale/

TARGET GOES FOR THE GOLD!!!
TARGET GOES FOR THE GOLD!!!

9. monday-makeover-sea-salt-living-room/

LIVING ROOM SEA SALT
LIVING ROOM SEA SALT

8.burger-for-sale/

SHOLiving-Fireplace-Straight-On

7. prayers-for-charlie/

Charlie resting...the hot water bottle ( with just nice warm ager) really seems to help. I also play relaxing music called "SPA" in the room all day while he is resting.
Charlie resting…the hot water bottle ( with just nice warm ager) really seems to help. I also play relaxing music called “SPA” in the room all day while he is resting.

6. monday-makeover-downsizing/

FRONT WALL REPAIRED AND PAINTED
FRONT WALL REPAIRED AND PAINTED

5. monday-makeover-shut-the-master-bathroom-door/

Master Bathroom inspiration
Master Bathroom inspiration

4. the-story-of-gus/

Phoebe and Gus
Phoebe and Gus

3. obsessed-with-spindles-and-spools/

Gwendoline Spindle Bed, Black BRADSHAW KIRCHOFER
Gwendoline Spindle Bed, Black
BRADSHAW KIRCHOFER

2. christmas-decorations/

CHRISTMAS MORNING 2013

1. one-year-without-you/

AUGUST 2013 - MAURA AND ELLIE ON ELLIES 4RTH BIRTHDAY
AUGUST 2013 – MAURA AND ELLIE ON ELLIES 4RTH BIRTHDAY

It makes me feel a bit uneasy to sum up the year…In blog post ” Greatest Hits” …but compiling this list has actually been an EYE opener…I see what YOU have liked and I see where I want to shift my focus in the next year.

Tomorrow I will lay out my 2015 WISH LIST and I ask for YOUR FEEDBACK…PLEASE..

PLEASE …I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN 2015????

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7 thoughts on “YEARLY ROUND UP – YOUR FAVORITE POSTS OF 2014

  1. I always love anything you write about your art. Anything about painting,that side of things, how you got started, how you ended where you are. Also I love your style and always love to see rooms you design/decorate/etc!

    1. No Michelle, sadly we have heard nothing, seen nothing it is like he vanished into thin air and is so sad. We pray that if he was taken that they are loving him and spoiling him. I still believe we have not seen the last of him.

  2. I have loved all of your posts. I am trying to change some rooms in my home and your artistic eye and decorating ideas have been very helpful. So sorry about Dash.

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