Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Year In Review

What a year, 2013

Some family and friends made there trip to heaven, some far too soon.

But it brought alot of us closer, and we appreciate each other a little more.

I've met some great new friends, and that made those bad days seem not so bad.

I got blessed with my first niece, beautiful Miss Brityn.

My nephew makes my heart bigger everyday I get to spend with him.

My sons... I couldn't be more proud of the young men they are becoming.

My husband couldn't make me happier! I love him more with each passing day.

This blog has really made me proud of what I love to do!

And I look forward to the new year, and all the changes that it's gonna bring!

Thank You to you all that have come to this "lil ol blogeroo" and read it!! 
Words can't express how exciting that is, and how happy it truly has made me!!

So here is my year in review! It's a little long. But maybe ya just might see something you may have missed! 


My very first try at up-cycling a piece of furniture!

This was an ultimate score! Check out that I did with these 2 pieces!

Exactly one year to the week, our DIY Kitchen Remodel was underway!! What an experience that was. 


A Garage Sale find that'll shock ya!


Total room transformation! All done while he was at school!


It needed to make more sense! And I did it for less than $30!


This was my 2nd highest viewed project!


This pretty girl needed her own seat on the deck!


An old Army Ammo Crate from a military surplus store up-cycled into a toy box!

This was a wedding gift I was asked to make. Total transformation!


This was a fun challenge! You should give your 10 reasons!

JunkStock Spring 2013
Junk-stock-fall-2013 -A true junkers dream!!! Check out what I got and where it came from!


Check out what I did with these beautiful pieces of wood I got at the JunkStock!


The very sad sudden loss of my grandfather in early 2013, has brought our family together for a new tradition! 

Billings-Montana -The loss of my husbands grandfather, led us to wonderful memories of his childhood. And some new ones for our family.

Betty-MJs-Dollar-Tree Rug -My #1 most viewed project!!! 

Fritzy's-One-of-Kind-Cooler UpCycle -I turned my best friends old rusty Coleman cooler into a story! Completely redone and customized just for her!

Cubbys-Old/New-Bar-Tables -A good friend of mine owns a local pub. And I made those old things new and shiny again!!

My-New-Nieces-Room -I painted and decorated this entire room for less than $20!

DIY-Pallet-Deck -One of my favorite projects at home! Can't wait to landscape more using pallets! I have got some great ideas!

Imagination-Station AKA Garage -We finally started insulating and re-doing the garage!! It will eventually be heated and cooled! Perfect for my workshop/hangout!!

What a Ride it's been, and I'm looking forward to the new year!

I wish you and yours all the BEST!

Love Peace n Chicken Grease!!


  1. Happy New Year Shelly - it's been a pleasure viewing your posts in 2013 and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2014!

    1. Aww thanks Marie! Totally just made my day!!

  2. Yes, you should be proud Shelley! Here's to a fabulous 2014!!!!! CHEERS!

  3. I like your year in review! Looks like 2013 was good to you. Following on Twitter and linking up at the DIY Sunday Showcase.