Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year- My Ten Most Popular Posts


Joan from "For the Love of a House" does an end of the year post titled "Please Leave Your Calling Card". You can read her post here.  This is such a lovely way to connect with one's readers.  We share a little piece of our lives with you I feel so fortunate that I have heard from many of you via email or instagram but I would love to hear from those of you who don't leave comments.  You can remain anonymous but let me know where you are from and or your age.  My top ten posts according to you my readers are as follows. If you are new here and haven't read them you can just click on the link.

#1 Over 55 Decor-Ten Tips for Achieving Timeless Interiors

Many of my readers are in this age group. We don't want our homes to look like "Granny Lives Here". We want stylish interiors but we are "over" trendy looks that don't stand the test of time. 


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#2-From the Land -A Book to be Savored

If you haven't added this book to your library you are missing out.  It is a family favorite in our home amongst males and females. We are all still enamored of the American Farmhouse Vernacular.  One of my most popular Pinterest Boards "American Farmhouse Style" illustrates this.  Will this trend continue into 2017?


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#3- A Stylist's Farmhouse Kitchen-More Over 55 Decor

This post featured my friend Roxanne's new kitchen also in the "farmhouse" style



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#4 Friday Fun Stuff Rocking Gray Hair & Makeup Tips for Mature Women

We want to look our best whatever our age...enough said!!

So stylish and hip:
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#5 Farmers Union Pour House Update

In this post I showed you how to treat redwood to get this aged look.


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#6 Over 50 Fashion That's Artistic and Fun-Artful Home



#7 Friday Fun Stuff- Spring Fashion Basics for Women Over 50




#8 Beth Webb- A Study In Neutrals



I love everything Beth Webb does and apparently you do to. 

#9 Farmers Union Is Up and Running



#10- Christmas at My House



Thank you so much for reading my little blog.  I have learned so much from you guys. You have kept me going through these challengin couple of years. I would love to hear which post was your favorite, where you are from. your age, and anything else you would like to share. I hope to continue to bring you what you are most interested in  Here's to a New Year filled with love, peace, joy and success in whatever you choose to do!

I love this..love what you see in the mirror:
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31 comments:

  1. I love all your posts. This was a great idea as I think I will just reread some!!!
    Happy New Year. Hope to see you soon!

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  2. Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2017. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year xx

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  3. Thank you for your lovely posts all year. My favorite post was how you decorated The Farmers Union for Christmas. I'm going to try to some of your ideas at my house next year. I'm 62 and live in Newnan, Georgia. Born and lived most of my life in the Bay Area. Love antiques but don't want my house to look too dated. Happy New Year!

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    1. Living in Georgia after the Bay Area must be quite an adjustment. I think the Atlanta area has some of the most beautiful homes and the best decorators in the country. Thank you so much for reading my blog!

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  4. I always enjoy your blog, especially the how-to postings and those on decor. I am 71, live in Santa Cruz near my daughter & her family, including a 2 year old boy who was a delightful surprise for us all (my daughter is 49!) For the first time in nearly 50 years, I live alone and am relishing all aspects of it, including not having to please another person with my home decorating choices. I am an avid gardener & garden writer (am a retired horticulturist) and birder; the 2 activities get me outdoors and moving every day. Happy New Year to you.

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    1. You sound like my kind of girl!! I too love to garden (though I do not as much as I would like to anymore). My father in law was an avid birder and one of his favorite birding spots was the Elkhorn Slough area. I love the Santa Cruz area and try to get there as often as I can!!

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  5. I enjoy all your posts - but my favorite would be the Over 55 Decor. I have always leaned more to the traditional styled rooms, but want freshly decorated rooms as well. Antiques are a favorite of mine - the history and stories they have to tell! I am 57 and live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and thanks to designers such as yourself I can educate myself on the "art"' of keeping my home fresh, well designed and welcoming to friends and family. Thank you for sharing your talents in each and every blog post. I also love the fashion posts...those are just plain fun.

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    1. Hi Lori

      It is so great to hear from you! I am originally from the Midwest and my Uncle Bud who recently passed hailed from Sious Falls! Thanks so much for reading my blog!!

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  6. Happy New Year and I love all of your posts!

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  7. Happy New Year! You have great style in everything!

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    1. You are too sweet!! We have to meet for lunch one of these days!!

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  8. Cindy,
    I love your posts on decor, but I also love the posts on fashion and makeup for those of us over 50 (ahem, 60). I'm a native California girl, in fact so is the mister and our two sons. I live in Southern California (Irvine). I've recently retired my blog site but still delight in reading yours and other talented folks out there.
    Your region of California is Mr. B and my favorite area. Carmel, the bay area, it doesn't get any better than that.
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Oh no you retired your blog!! I can still follow on instagram! I hope you will let me know when you guys come to our area. I would love to have you for dinner or lunch!!

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  9. Happy New Year Cindy! I always look forward to your posts although the is the first time I have responded. Your Over 55 Decor posts are my favorite. I have a collection of antiques that I want to keep and work into an updated look. I am 67 living in Charlotte, NC after having lived in Richmond, Chicago (twice), San Francisco, Calgary, and central PA. After my native NC, I love the Monterey/Carmel area best where my brother and I try to visit every chance we get. If we win the lottery we will move there!

    Your post on your difficult relationship with your mother touched home with me as my mother from Minnesota and I had a similar one. I felt like you and I could have long talks about our lives and how we see those relationships now.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth
      My two nieces reside in the beautiful city of Charlotte. We are very fortunate to live near the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. I would love to have coffee with you on your next visit here!!

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  10. Happy New Year Cindy! I love your style, energy and outlook, it's always fun to pop over and see what you're up to! Btw, I'm 29. :)

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    1. You don't look a day over 18! Steve from UCB reminded me that I am 41 according to his calculations!!

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  11. I missed one! I love all your posts but I do need to go read the one about gray hair and make up tips. I hope you had a fabulous new years, I took some time away from social media so i'm just now catching up. belated new years hug to you!!
    ox
    Leslie

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  12. I learn and enjoy your posts Thanks for the recap I loved the décor and style blogs Have a Happy Healthy 2017 Im 61 and live in the sad state of Illinois

    linda

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    1. Hi Linda! I am a fellow midwesterner. I am from a tiny little town in Indiana! Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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  13. I'm 60, grew up in southern California and now live in southeastern Washington (the dry side). I love reading your "over 55" posts. I too, love a well decorated home, timeless but also "timely", if that makes sense. Happy New Year!

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  14. Hi Teri
    Timely totally makes sense to me. I am so happy that you enjoy the Over 55 posts. I have some ideas for upcoming posts. Thank you so much for commenting and reading my blog!

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  15. I like your LIST here at the END!
    My FAVORITE POST?I do not have a favorite.......I ENJOY everything that you talk about.
    MY AGE?56...........and YES I DO COMMENT!
    I am waiting for you to show up here with your daughter for LUNCH!!!!!!!!!!BRING the GRAND DOG!!!!!!
    XX

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  16. I may be coming up in a couple of weeks will let you know!!

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  17. I am 70, have lived all over the world but now reside in central Texas on the banks of the beautiful Brazos River.
    I like the over 55 décor posts the best!
    Blessings,
    J

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  18. Thank you so much Jaybird. My father lived in Texas for many years and loved it. I plan to expand on the Over 55 decor posts this year.

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  19. Hi Cindy, I am also in the over 55 age group of ladies who enjoy your blog. I'm a Bay Area native, I live in Aptos now. I look out over our Monterey Bay everyday and think how lucky I am to live here. I know you love it too.

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  20. Hi love your stylish blog and clever posts. I'm 54 from Knoxille, TN, transplanted after spending my first 50 in Chicago. Love the weather and natural beauty of East TN.

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  21. I am a lurker but LOVE your blog and look forward to each one. Wish we were neighbors....66 from The Woodlands, TX.

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