A Look Back at 2017

Hello, 2018. It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, and while this one has been full of ups and downs personally, I am so happy with where I’m at today and the possibilities for what the future holds. In a lot of ways when I look back on this year, I feel like I just sort of coasted when it came to the blog. The year prior I wrote and released my first book, which was such a HUGE project for me, and between wanting to slow down a bit from the fast pace of author life and needing some calm in my personal life, I went into a little bit of survival mode here on the blog. This wasn’t a terrible thing though because I was able to really evaluate my time and priorities and where I wanted to take my business next. I’ve learned to be more intentional with my time and not work all hours of the day and night, which I’m totally guilty of. I’ve learned to make time for myself by going to the gym regularly (and actually loving it) and make time for the people in my life who are worth keeping. And I also took a few big steps forward in my career by opening up a little retail store close to my home in Indiana and began the process of overhauling my blog into a much more grown-up, professional, inspiring website that will hopefully launch sometime early this year. Nothing is guaranteed in life, but this year I’m committed to making changes to be a better me and making Love Grows Wild a better place to inspire you. I can’t wait to get started implementing these new changes in my life and business, but first I think it’s important to look back at what I did accomplish this year and the top posts that YOU found most inspiring from 2017!

1 | Spring Master Bedroom

A clean and cozy farmhouse master bedroom with tons of vintage charm

2 | Softening the Farmhouse

Touches of lace and other feminine fabrics soften this beautiful farmhouse for easy summer style.

3 | Peonies From My Garden

Freshly picked peonies decorate this beautiful farmhouse kitchen by Liz Fourez

4 | Winter Wonderland Christmas Kitchen

Step inside this beautiful farmhouse and discover a winter wonderland themed kitchen decorated for Christmas with simple touches of greenery and winter charm!

5 | Armoire Makeover – Whitewashing Tutorial

Step inside this beautiful Indiana farmhouse entryway decorated with a mix of timeworn antiques and unique DIY projects!

6 | White and Cream Christmas Bedroom

This cozy master bedroom is beautifully decorated for Christmas with soft neutrals and tons of farmhouse charm.

7 | Winter Living Room Refresh

A beautiful farmhouse living room that feels cozy, bright, and totally charming!

8 | A Cozy Farmhouse Entryway

A cozy farmhouse entryway with the perfect balance of function, storage and style.

9 | My Trip to Waco, Texas

Follow along as I travel to Waco, Texas to meet Chip and Joanna Gaines and learn about the Magnolia Home paint line with KILZ!

10 | Fall Living Room

A beautiful farmhouse living room decorated with soft neutrals for fall

These posts beautifully highlight how our little farmhouse has changed over the year and some of the personal journeys I’ve had. I’d love to hear what YOUR favorite posts were from the year and what you would like to see more of in 2018! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following along and being a part of the Love Grows Wild family. I am grateful for each and every one of you! Below are top home and DIY posts from over 30 top bloggers that I encourage you to check out. Cheers to 2018!

Top Home & DIY Posts from Top Bloggers

TIDBITS | Finding Silver Pennies | Stacy Risenmay | Julie Blanner | Live Laugh Rowe

Maison De Pax | House by Hoff | Town and Country Living | Summer Adams | Unskinny Boppy

Zevy Joy | Decor Gold Designs | A Burst of Beautiful | Shabbyfufu | Seeking Lavendar Lane

Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Shades of Blue Interiors | Bless’er House | ZDesign at Home | Life on Virginia Street

The Wicker House | Cherished Bliss | Nesting with Grace | Place of my Taste | Simply Designing

AKA Design | Rooms FOR Rent | So Much Better with Age | French Country Cottage | Thistlewood Farms

Designthusiasm | Love Grows Wild | The Happy Housie


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  1. Liz, Your blog is one of my favorites! I got your book for Christmas, and I just love it. The way it is put together and all the beautiful pictures are wonderful! I’ve got my eye on a few of the DIY projects for this year…I wish you a ton of success again this year!

  2. Judy Van Meter says:

    Could you tell me where the rocking chairs on your patio came from?

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