Happy New Year!
Just wondering if you do anything exciting for your New Year’s celebration?
I have memories of waking up early and watching the Rose Bowl parade with my dad.
If you knew my father, you would instantly know that he was not a very sentimental man. But every year he loved watching the parade.
So, I would drag myself out of bed in the morning, and we enjoyed the quiet morning watching the beautiful parade of floral floats. These special moments with my father, I will never forget.
Also, our New Year’s Day traditionally was a day of making and eating delicious Japanese food.
Growing up as a Japanee American meant that we celebrated New Year’s day with a big a feast. Most families opened their homes to friends and families, and homemade Japanese food was plentiful. And of course, there are certain dishes we made that guaranteed a lucky year. For instance, if you don’t use the right amount of ingredients, the dish will be considered unlucky. So, this year I will be making this traditional recipe and hoping for a lucky New Year in 2017.
So, speaking of traditions, I thought it would be fun to start a new tradition here on the blog.
I’m going to publish each year’s most popular blog posts. Maybe you missed these posts and would like to try making them. I have every single one of these items in my home, and they are tried and true projects. So, let’s take a look at seven of my most popular homemade DIY blog posts of 2016.
Seven Homemade DIY Projects of the Year
1. Arm Knitting
5. DIY Sea Glass
7. Make Your Own Corkboard Placemats
This year, I found my blog voice and so writing these post became a more natural fit for me. My new style was relaxed and easy and telling my personal stories was delightful. Thanks so much for all your support, encouragement, and friendship. I feel like the luckiest girl to have such a wonderful community of readers.
I hope you enjoyed my seven most popular homemade DIY projects of 2016. So, I have many more ideas brewing for 2017, so make sure to keep in touch.