Friday, December 30, 2016

Best of 2016

 2016 was a pretty big year over at 12th and White. Not only was it most of our daughter's first year of life (she was born in late 2015) and her first birthday, this blog saw a lot of growth as I found my groove between being wife, mom, working and managing the blog. I'm really excited about all 2017 has in store. I have some fun ideas I'm really excited about in the coming months, as well as a couple more room refreshes as I refine my style. We are also planning to start looking for a new house this spring or summer, so you know that will be so exciting to share with you! (Anybody in Wichita looking for a great 4 bed, 2.5 bath ranch?!) 

As always, thank you for coming along this journey with me. Here are some of the highlights of 2016. Click on the post links to read each one in case you missed them! Happy New Year, everyone!

I shared my favorite Instagram accounts in the post 16 Best Home Decor Instagrammers to Follow. (I have even more great accounts to follow so I may do an update post soon!)

I also shared Our Fireplace Before and After – which just goes to show a coat of paint and some serious editing can go a long way in making a space feel new.

One of my favorite makeovers to date – our Hearth Room Refresh – was so fun to complete. A new couch, rug and coffee table anchored the space and the rest was just editing down and switching out accessories. Such a huge difference!

Apparently it was the year of the refresh as our Living Room Refresh came next. I've shared several times about the shift in my style from vintage to more modern, and this room definitely moved more in that direction.

And we can't forget what was probably the highlight of the year for our family, our daughter's First Birthday Party. I was so thrilled with how it turned out, with peach, blush and soft florals galore. It was simply beautiful, but also even more fun just to celebrate our sweet girl and her first year of life.

And lastly, I shared Our Christmas House Tour at the beginning of December. From my $25 thrifted tree to gold and blush accents, I love how our Christmas home turned out this year.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve! I just wanted to pop in to share our Christmas cards and to wish everyone a merry Christmas. This has been such a special year for us – experiencing many firsts with our daughter and her turning one. Thank you for sticking around while I found my rhythm and my voice again after having her. Blogging definitely took a back seat for a while, but I feel like I've found my groove now and can fit in at least the occasional post.

This little blog of mine is definitely my happy place, my place to be "me" instead of always mom or wife or employee. You may know that in addition to being a wife and mom I also work full-time as the director of communications at a large local church. So doing all that plus having a one-year-old is definitely a lot, but I've decided blogging and interiors is where my heart lies, so it will continue to be a priority for as long as I'm able to keep up with it all (annnnd baby number two may change all that haha!)

So, I just wanted to say thank you all for being here – whether it's here or on Instagram or Facebook, know that sharing our home and life with you is one of my greatest joys and I am so grateful for you joining me. I truly hope you find a bit of inspiration from 12th & White – I try to share the things I truly love, so know whatever I'm sharing (even shopping posts or baby ideas) is really what's on my mind at the time. It feels inauthentic to do otherwise, so I hope you enjoy it and find some inspiration along the way.

I hope you have the merriest of holidays and enjoy time with the ones you love! Many blessings to you in 2017!


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Best of Instagram at Christmas

It's no secret Instagram is my favorite form of social media...there is just so much inspiration to be had, and I love connecting with others on IG (find me @courtneymbrowning if you'd like to connect!). This year the Christmas inspiration has been endless...I've loved so many posts and looks! I thought I'd share a few with you today (ok, more than a few...lots of photos ahead : )

According to Instagram, here are some of the trends I'm seeing in Christmas decor this year:

- Fresh Greens
- Pink + Blush Everywhere
- Gingerbread Houses and Accessories
- Pom Pom Throws
- Fairy Lights
- Sugar Paper Gift Wrap from Target
- Using Non-Traditional Greenery Like Eucalyptus
- Velvet Ribbon Accents

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