Top 10 Posts from 2012

Happy New Year!  I can’t believe how 2012 has flown by!
I thought it would be fun to look back and see what were the most viewed posts on The V Spot this year.  There were a couple of surprises…

#10. A quick update for your outdoor cushions.

If you can wrap a present, you can update your outdoor cushions…

#9. Vinegar is fabulous for so many things!

Who’d a thought that vinegar could make my coffee taste better?
An easy schedule for scoring those fabulous deals at Tar-Jay!

Who doesn’t love Duck Tape?  Or Houndstooth?  Put them together on a pumpkin and it looks great!

#6. Shabby Chic Flower Pots

Dress up a plain terra cotta flower pot with some polymer clay, spray paint, and a bit of melted candle wax…

#5. Faux Rust Effect

This fun effect is easy to achieve with a little salt and some spray paint.

#4. How to extend the life of fresh herbs. 

Fresh herbs make everything taste better… here’s a great way to keep them fresh a bit longer.

#3. DIY “Spooning” Artwork

How to make a unique, personalized wedding or anniversary gift for less than 20 bucks!
I thought this was a super cute idea, but my Hubs thought it was TMI.  Oh well!
little boy, bird watching, sketch pad, note book, brick planter, binoculars, cute, patio

This was a huge surprise… it was simply Grant, watching the birds in the backyard, and the hand drawn journal that he kept of his “observations.”  A larger site got a hold of this and sent it out in some sort of a newsletter.  My more popular posts average between 5,000 and 10,000 views, but this one has been viewed more than 18,000 times.  Go figure.

#1. How to store and preserve fresh produce.

Well, Bird Watching may have been a big surprise, but I expected this one… This post on how to properly store fresh produce has been viewed more than 250,000 times and has been pinned on Pinterest more than 180,000 times.    Which is kind of ironic, considering that I don’t like vegetables.
It’s fun to look back and reflect, but I’m looking forward to the coming year.  I wish health, happiness and prosperity for you and yours in 2013!

Happy New Year!


  1. says

    You have had a busy year for sure. Your success should be no surprise as you have worked really hard here and it shows. Happy New Year to you and your family Viv.

  2. says

    Wow! Impressive following! But then YOU have Grant! :)
    I was down in your area last week. Our daughter and grandies live in Eastgate GG.
    Keep up the good work!

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