Looking Back at 2020!

As December comes to a close, I find myself looking back on 2020, and reflecting on all that’s happened in my life and in our world, the good things and the bad. I think it’s safe to say that this year turned out so differently than any of us could have ever imagined! It can be so easy to get caught up in the bad, but I think it’s also important to identify and acknowledge the good as well!

It was definitely a crazy year… but there is always so much to be thankful for!! So in the spirit of looking back on 2020, here’s a few things that happened in my own life and here on the blog since launching White and Woodgrain…

Family Life in 2020

This year, was an especially big year for our family! We parented through a pandemic, virtual learning and all. Huge thank you to all the teachers by the way! I have never appreciated teachers more than I do after this year!! I spent more time with my husband than ever before! He usually travels quite a bit for work. It’s been really nice having him home more consistently! I turned 30. Which just feels wild to even type! I watched my brother get engaged and married to the love of his life! And this past October, I launched my blog White and Woodgrain!

mom, dad, son, and daughter holding pumpkins at a pumpkin patch

Most Popular Blog Post of 2020

I was really interested to find out that my most viewed blog post of 2020 was actually my first post ever! I shared a little more of the backstory of the re-build of our farmhouse, and I also shared the episode of Fixer Upper that inspired many of our design choices.

husband and wife holding blueprints by historic farmhouse exterior

My Top 9 Instagram Posts

I have so appreciated all the love and support, and seeing these numbers was extremely humbling! Every like, every comment, every share… it’s meant the world and I hope to keep inspiring you all with our home and our story! Want to see your top 9? Just enter your IG account handle here.

looking back on 2020 with White and Woodgrain's top 9 instagram posts

Most Popular Facebook Post of 2020

I think it’s safe to say that the before and after’s are gonna pretty popular! They’re honestly one of my favorite things to share with y’all, and I’ll definitely be sharing more of these in the future…

farmhouse before and after is the top facebook post of 2020 for White and Woodgrain

The Pin You Saved the Most this Year!

This photo was our most pinned image of 2020, and it was pinned from my DIY Farmhouse Serving Tray blog post. Such a fun and easy project, and I love how ours turned out!!

diy painted farmhouse style serving tray by White and Woodgrain

Your Favorite DIY Project of 2020!

If you watched my Instagram stories, you may remember me polling everyone about their favorite DIY project from the blog. This chippy painted cabinet was a fan favorite and got the most votes!

diy chippy painted cabinet by White and Woodgrain

The Antique Store I Visited the Most in 2020

Hands down, the antique store I frequented the most in 2020 was Fleabody’s Antique Mall. This is one of my favorite shops in our area and I could literally spend hours there!! I plan to share more of my favorite small shops here on the blog in 2021 so stay tuned for future posts!

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Since launching the blog, I’ve gotten so many questions centered around two topics: the old house and the sources for items or products you see in our home.

1800's nc farmhouse exterior with weathered wood siding and red brick chimney

The old house, as we have always called it, was built prior to the civil war by my family many generations ago. One of my main goals during the re-build and even now has always been to honor those generations in our home. The history of our home and our family’s story mean so much to me, and I plan to share more of this type of content here on the blog next year! For now, you can take a mini tour of “The Old House”.

I also plan to share more sources for products I use and love, sources for home decor elements you see in our farmhouse, as well as info on some of my favorite places to shop. Stay tuned for updates as we incorporate more of this content into the blog as well!

4 Thing’s I’m Looking Forward to in 2021

  1. Decluttering my home and participating in the Declutter Like a Mother Challenge with Allie Cassaza. I participated in DLAM at the beginning of 2020 and it was amazing! I’m so looking forward to getting our clutter under control and spending more time on the things that matter in 2021… If you’re even just a little intrigued, go give Allie a follow and join DLAM!
  2. Lots of DIY projects here around the farmhouse and the farm!
  3. Antique shopping! I plan to start sharing more of my antiquing and junkin’ adventures here on the blog as well, and I can’t wait to share some of my favorite honey holes with y’all!
  4. Growing White and Woodgrain and seeing where it can take our family! I have such big hopes and dreams for this blog and for the farm. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’m excited to see what the future holds!
Brittany of White and Woodgrain reflecting back on 2020 and looking forward to 2021

Looking back at 2020 and writing out all that’s happened in our family and here on the blog… It’s pretty amazing and so humbling! And I can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for us!! Now, I want to hear from you too though! What things are you most looking forward to in 2021? What has been your favorite thing to read about here on the blog? And what do you want to see more of in future posts? As always, thanks so much for following along…

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