Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let's do a "Year in Review" Party!

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I put this mosaic together of some of my old photos and I realized that this should be titled "My Romantic Home ~ A Year in Review" because these photos were all taken over the last year for my blog. That made me think that it would be great to see other blogger's favorite photos for 2008 so I decided to host a  "Year in Review" party. Do you want to join in? How about Monday, December 29th? You can either do a mosaic like mine or just share some of your favorite photos you've posted on your blog in 2008. I used Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker for mine. Click here if you want to make one.   I made the little graphic below...feel free to grab it and put it on your blog if you want.  I'm going to try to get the Mr. Linky set up on my blog for this so look for more info coming soon if you want to join in!
Maybe I'll even make this an annual event!

67 comments:

Joyce said...

How cool! I'll join in! This will be fun!! I'm going to try that mosaic so thanks for giving time to get "prepared".

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I put this on my calendar and you can expect me to join in.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Cindy,

That is such a great idea!! how creative of you !! and count me in too :)

I love Big Hug Labs, it's so much fun to play with pics!

Wishing you and yours a fabulous Holiday Season!

Hugs, Cynthia

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy, I'll try, maybe I'll learn something. I just love doing creative things on the computer even tough sometimes I get really frustrated.
Sandyt

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That is a lovely idea.... I wonder if I could do it?.... I will give it a try....
HUgs
Linda

Joanne Kennedy said...

I don't normally join in on these blog parties but this one is something that even I want to join in. So count me in!

I'm off to work on it now.

Hugs,
Joanne

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Sounds like fun Cindy, I always wondered how to make the mosaic pic's! I'll have to give it a try! Your pic's look beautiful.
Hugs~Kelly

Liz said...

What a great idea! I should be able to handle this?! : )


~Liz

a pink-bee said...

Count me in too :)
Fun :)
have a happy day :)
crystal

Anonymous said...

Cindy...I don't have a blog but I just wanted to tell you that all your photos are gorgeous...especially grouped together like that. Everything looks SO professional and beautiful!
Sue :)

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Cindy - sounds really fun. Since I just started my blog last month, I'm not even sure if I have enough pics to create a mosaic, but I will see. I'll come back to sign up if so. Sounds fun!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hello Cindy,
Great idea! Looking forward to it; maybe even I {a new blogger} will try and give it a go. Sounds like fun.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri and Bob said...

Ok, I'm in! Are you going to create a list on your site for us?

Carolyn said...

Great idea,I would love to join in.
Carolyn

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What a fun idea Cindy! Count me in!

Gollum said...

Count me in! What a great idea!

Karen Deborah said...

I really like this idea, if I can figure out the technical aspects I'll do it.

chatelaine said...

Cool idea, count me in. The photo has to have been posted on the blog? Can we do other photos we've tsken during the year? I've only had a blog since the end of May.

TerTerH78 said...

Hi Cindy,

I've enjoyed looking at your pictures and just recently started checking out your blog daily. I now can't wait to see what you'd done next. You are so talented and your apt is beautiful! Please tell me where you got your three tiered "thingie" (I can't think of a better term) - I want one just like it - I actually want you to come and do my house! Thank you for the pictures that touch my heart! Wishing you the very best Christmas and New Year!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

TerTerH78: Thanks, the tiered stand came from a cute shop in Disneyland in the early 1960s. My mom bought it and passed it down to me a couple years ago. I love it! I've had people email me and want to buy it but I'll never sell it. It's very sentimental to me.

salmagundi said...

Sounds like fun! It would make me try the mosaic - I'll see how it goes. Great idea. Sally

Anonymous said...

Cindy, your photos are beautiful! I think your blue armoire is my favorite piece of furniture that you've redone.

You need to post a new picture of your mirrors going up your stairway.
It looks like you're finally finished with them.

~elaine~

debi said...

Oh this sounds like fun! I'm in!
Debi

Jen r. said...

I'm in!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Toooooooooooooooo fun! I'm in!!!

M ^..^ (the employed!:)

Charmingdesigns said...

oH i lOVE this Idea!!! Thank you. I'll get to working on mine. Laurie

Lauren said...

Sounds fun! I've only been blogging a couple of months so mine might be more of a "season in review" ;)

Jan and Tom said...

Wow...sounds like fun! I'll be here!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What great fun! I'd love to join in. I'll be practicing on the mosaic, as I've not ever tried that before.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Jojo said...

I am just exhausted as I think back over all that you have shared with us over the past year. I will be traveling and won't be able to participate but I look forward to reading what others share at the Year in Review Party. Great idea!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great idea Cindy. sounds like fun...I'll try to do it!
Diane

Trisha said...

Cindy,
Love this idea! Count me in!

Trisha Evans
a vintage white
my2roses

Really Rainey said...

I would love to join in too, I haven't been blogging a whole year tho either. But it would be fun to fill in the blanks with things I had done this last year.

Maison Douce said...

I'll join in!!! That's a wonderful idea!!
Isabel

texasdaisey said...

What a neat idea. I would love to join.
Debbie

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

Count me in Cindy. I've been so swamped I needed to make sure I could pull it off. I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks and great idea!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

How fun! I will admire this year and perhaps join in next year.

Cottage Magpie said...

What a genius idea! I can't wait to go through my old photos to post and also see what everyone comes up with. Fun, fun, fun!
~Angela :-)

Villa Extra said...

How nice!! Good idea..since I have done a lot of mosaics in my blog I would like to join the party!! But...I am a bit stupid and I don't know whether you want us all to make it in our own blog or that you want us to send a mosaic from our blog...I am from The Netherlands..and hope to hear the answer....kind regards, sylvia extra from Villa Extra.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Villa Extra: You would put it on your blog and I would put a link to it on mine so everyone could come and visit your blog to see it. (I hope that makes sense?)

Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

I'll try! I've been wanting to make a grid photo for a while. I use Photoshop. Hmmm.... what pictures to use?

Barbara said...

Cindy what a great idea, but since I just started and don't have many pictures, I will sit this one out and wait until next year. Please drop in to see me.

Merry Christmas!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Cindy, I have only had a blog for a short time but have a mosaic to share, so count me in.

Renee

Alice said...

Would you mind telling me what program you used to make this mosaic? What it's called? I love the way it looks and it really highlights your photos. Love your blog. Thanks, Alice
kenoly2000@hotmail.com

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

count me in.. this should be fun!.. hehehehe

Melissa Lester said...

I love this idea! If I can get my post ready in time, I can't wait to join in on Monday!

Joy said...

I'm in!

Adriana Ortiz said...

I love your idea!!!

Regards,
Adriana

. said...

I'll join.

Alfazema

miss gracies house said...

I'd love to play!
THANKS
Rene'

podso said...

Ready to join in!

Donna said...

Hi Cindy - I wasn't sure if I'd be able to join in (so much going on here)... but I've put your link on my sidebar and will be joining in after all - your mosaic is gorgeous!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Cindy,
What a wonderful idea. Thee are so many beautiful blogs that have joined in. I tell you I just can't figure out how to do the mosaic thing so I'm going to have to pass I'v tried for over an hour now. But I did advertise on my blog that you were hosting this beautiufl idea.
Hugs,
Ginger

Elyse said...

ooh -- i'm late in finding out about this but enjoyed your photos and cynthia's. a very fun idea!

Kasey said...

everything looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I do not have a blog, but I will be checking out all of the links that get posted. I love all of your photos, you have such great style and the fact that you do it on a budget gives me hope. I especially love the white framed mirrors that go up your stairwell. So beautiful!! I would love to just have one like them. You always offer such great eye candy!! And, you have a great name. Hugs, Cindy S.

Miss Sandy said...

Cindy,
I am a day late to the party but I'd still love to join in! Thanks for hosting!

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

I just found out about the party! I am so new that my only pics have been over the holiday's....so I will put my last header which was a mosaic of the last month's posts, at the bottom of my post for today. Please count me in. This was a great idea...and I hope you continue as a yearly tradition! Seems everyone wants to come to the party! ~Cheryl

Miss Sandy said...

Cindy,
Your home certainly has that romantic quality! Your photos are fab! I love the softness of your interiors, they have such a restful quality. Thanks for sharing your inspiring beauty!

Elizabeth said...

Hope your 2009 is as wonderful as 2008!

Tracy said...

Hi Cindy, I'm late, but count me in. This is such a cool idea. I hope I did the linky thing right?
Have a great New Year!
Tracy

lisa said...

Cindy ~

I love your collage, each and every picture is amazing.

Lisa

Diana Meade said...

Hi Cindy, I am so new to blogging that I don't have enough pics to make a collage. But I am going to add you to my blog roll. Your blog is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Bre said...

It's been so much fun reading all these blogs and their year in review.

Thanks for organizing and all your lovely organization !

Bre
http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

NWlambear aka Tricia said...

Whoops...ok...well after I posted I realized I missed the deadline! But I did learn about "Mr. Linky" and where to go to build a mosiac. Thanks!! I'm new at Blogging and I think Mr. Linky with help me along!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Tanya said...

Love, love your mosaic! The colors are beautiful and seashells always make me swoon!

Denise Auras said...

Amo seu blog, é muito lindo e delicado. Parabéns!!!!!