Year in Review: Celebrating 2015

A look back at the top DIY projects and recipes from 2015!

Happy 2016! Do you feel as positive about the new year as I do? Last year was a challenging one for me with many rewarding moments, but many bumps along the road too. Thankfully, I was able to get past those difficult times and learn so much in the process. I’m so grateful for my husband and son who continue to show me unconditional love and support. I also can’t express enough appreciation to all of you, too, for being so encouraging and thoughtful.

I look forward to sharing our newly renovated home in the coming months, in addition to some decorating and organizing projects I finished up just before Christmas. Sometimes I get so caught up in what I’m doing behind the scenes that I don’t do a very good job of keeping you up to date. That’s definitely one of my goals moving forward.

Until then, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and share the top posts of 2015. I always find it interesting to see what resonates with you, and this time I’d say most of my personal favourites made the list. (Click on each heading to be taken to the post.)

1. Beautiful Front Door Paint Colors

Tried and True Front Door Paint Colors

2. Roasted Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

3. Country Garden Party Table Centerpieces

Country Garden Party Table Centerpieces - DIY Log Vases

4. Mini Wreath Gift Tags

Mini Wreath Gift Tags Made From Wood Beads

5. Ikea Hack Bar Cart

DIY Outdoor Bar Cart Using IKEA Baby Change Table

6. Homemade Pink Grapefruit Salt Soak

Homemade Pink Grapefruit Salt Soak

7. Homemade Caramel Pecan Ice Cream

Homemade Caramel Pecan Ice Cream

8. Salvaged Wood Farmhouse Table

DIY Salvaged Wood Farmhouse Table

9. Sweet Potato Brownie Bites

Sweet Potato Brownie Bites

10. Our Kitchen Renovation Plan

Our Kitchen Renovation Plan - Classic Kitchen with a Touch of Vintage Bistro

11. Fireplace Makeover

White Fireplace Mantel With Carrera Marble Surround

12. Vintage Tool Box Planters

Trash to Treasure Vintage Tool Box Flower & Herb Planters

Magazine Feature

Another big moment in 2015 was having my skillet s’more brownie recipe published in Yum Food and Fun for Kids magazine.

Yum Food & Fun for Kids Summer 2015 Feature

The top project of all time is still my jingle bell ornaments closely followed by my DIY roman shade project.

Favourite food post? Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Have a favorite in the bunch or was there another post from 2015 you enjoyed more? I’d love to hear about it! Be sure to pin for later :)

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what this new year brings! Anything big or exciting planned?

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All the best,

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Happy New Year, Shauna! I always love stopping by your blog. Your images are so pretty, and you share the best recipes and DIY ideas. My last few months really blossomed with Audrey Would!, so my blogging slipped quietly to the side. This year I am hoping to pull these pieces together in a more systematic, concise way – those are my plans, now we’ll see what I can do to implement them! Looking forward to staying connected with you in 2016 :)

    1. Thank you so much for the kind comments! So happy Audrey Would! is taking off for you. It’s so hard to find balance, isn’t it? Here’s to both of us being a bit better at it this year!

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