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A year in Review – Top 10 of 2014 at 100Directions.com

2014 was filled with all kinds of new creativity for me. I started working with Cricut to create all kinds of fun cutting files, I started sharing more food ideas and recipes and I even pulled out the sewing machine more often. I also have more printables from 2014 and hope to grow more collections to share with you. I traveled less this past year but had the opportunity to meet more people and experience new events.

Best of 2014 - A Year in Review by Jen Goode
Best of 2014 – A Year in Review by Jen Goode

 

I went to Altitude Summit for the first time in January as well as an invite only Cricut event. In that short trip, I met so many fantastic people! The amount of creative mojo in a single room was amazing! In April I went to SNAP! for the second year. This time many of my friends from the Craft and Hobby industry attended and it was so nice to see the mix of old and new friends come to together. In June my husband and I took my oldest son to NYC for the first time. We had a blast exploring my all time favorite city with him, then in August we sent him off to college. My middle son started Middle school… I'd really like to just duct tape them all in the pantry so they stay with me forever.

These past months from October to December have been a whirlwind of crazy busy fun. My youngest learned to snowboard while we took our first winter vacation right here at home in Breckenridge. I have no idea where Christmas went but I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to spend time with both my family here in Denver and my inlaws in St. Louis. Life whizzes by so fast – making the time to sit and enjoy is truly a blessing I cherish. I think 2015 will be filled with far more moments to enjoy and less chaos. I want to draw and create more and worry less. I think I'll slow down and focus on more details and stress less about trying to constantly keep up. I want to be able to look back at the end of this next year and remember the moments we created, instead of wondering where the time went.

A look back at 2014

Favorite projects and ideas according to Google

Such a mix of project ideas, it's hard to put them together in the same list. Each of these project articles were popular for different reasons. I love that they are so different, it's kind of a good example of how many different directions I move all the time!

  1. 52 Weeks of Savings with Printable tracking chart
  2. Shadow Puppet Printable Play Sets
  3. Organize Craft Paint on a Cabinet Door
  4. Cricut Explore a New Creative Adventure
  5. Owl Always Love You Printable Valentines
  6. Easy Breakfast Burritos
  7. Make a Shoebox Picnic Basket
  8. 107 Ways to Inspire Creativity
  9. Love Lunch Notes
  10. Pen and Ink Wood Slice Ornaments

Favorite projects and ideas according to Jen

This list was really difficult to narrow down. I've made so many projects this past year that I am really happy to have been able to share. I love all the Cricut projects and extra cutting files, so I tried not to overload this list with just cutting paper projects. I also shared some of my all time favorite go-to recipes in 2014 so they've made it to this list as well.

  1. Make a Little Love Note
  2. Easy Tie Dyed Patriotic Dress
  3. Best Sausage Biscuits and Gravy
  4. Silly Skull Faces Printable
  5. Glow Stick Valentines with Free Printable
  6. Fridge Photo Frames
  7. Chicken Salad Sandwiches
  8. Paint Your Shoes Gold
  9. Masquerade Mask
  10. Mini Summer Pinwheels

In addition to all the fun I've had here on my own blog, the past year has been filled with project creation as a contributor for many different sites. You can read more about places I contribute art and design on my Featured page.

 

Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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