Most fabulous posts of 2012



As 2012 careens to a close, and my blog’s one year anniversary fast approaches, I thought it was time for a look back.

In case you missed any of my most excellent posts this past year 🙂 here is a ‘top-ten’ round-up of the most popular and, MY most favorite….

Most popular posts – according to Google Analytics:

1. The Charles Lindbergh house in Hopewell, New Jersey

Charles Linbergh house in Hopewell, New Jersey1

2. Colorado mountainside earthship for sale

Idaho Springs earthship for sale1

3. 10050 Cielo Drive – The last house of Sharon Tate

Cielo Drive - (from

4. Pristine Arizona earth-sheltered home for sale

arizona earth shelter home1

5. Earl Young’s Charlevoix Michigan Mushroom houses

Charlevoix Michigan Earl Young house1resized

6. The house that built me – my childhood home

Gros Cap house - exterior winter from west side

7. The amazing homes of Javier Senosiain

Javier Senosiain11 homeforfuture

8 . Colorado Earthships for sale

Westcliffe Colorado earthship

9. Easter Egg colored homes

Easter Egg Colored Homes

10. A social worker’s/houselover’s take on Grey Gardens

grey gardens today


And some of my personal favorites:

1. Artist Lynn Hanson’s little cottage

Lynn Hanson's kitchen

2. The real life Amityville Horror house

Amityville Horror house2

3. Dollhouse libraries

Little Free Library11

4. Incredibly charming cottage gardens

cottage garden

5. The Anne of Green Gables House on Prince Edward Island

Green Gables1

6. Embrace of the earthship

Fruita Colorado earthship

7. Dazzling 1860’s Octagon house in New York State

The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

8. Touring Colorado Ghost Towns – my visit to St. Elmo

St. Elmo, Colorado

9. History come alive at the Hendrick Kip House in Fishkill, New York

Hendrick Kip House

10. Tuberculosis huts – the neatest little backyard treasures



It was nearly impossible to whittle down that list since there are so many posts I really like. So I ended up just arbitrarily picking 10 of about 100 of my favs!

Fun fact: in my first year of blogging, I have posted close to 340 posts! A few of them were unfortunately “lost” when I had to make more room due to bandwidth problems. 🙁

But not to fear, about 90% of my posts from the first year are still on-line. All you have to do is waste spend a few hours of your time surfing through my categories to see what interests you. I have something for everyone.

In the meantime, my New Year’s resolution is to slow down on the posting a bit.

I aim to do one post every two days from now on – so that I can spend more time researching and writing quality posts, rather than focusing on quantity.

After an exhaustive year of almost daily posting, it is my resolution to savor the process and be a little less frantic/crazy about posting. But don’t worry – there will still be plenty of crazy stuff!

I’m always open to suggestions for subject matter (I have already gotten a few I am researching for the new year) so just drop me a note and let me know!

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