Monday, December 31, 2012

Best of 2012, My First Year


I first would like to thank all of you that follow my blog, Uptown Acorn.


What started out as a New Year’s Resolution (which I finally kept…Hooray!) on a suggestion of my BFF Amanda at Dixie Delights has turned out to be a fun and rewarding experience. As I look back over my year’s worth of 380 blog posts (259 Google Followers, 75 Linky Friends, 529 Pinterest followers, and 333 Facebook “likes”), I look back at a year of growth, development, and lots of fun along the way. I am so humbled by my numbers of followers through Google Friend Connect, Linky Followers, Facebook, and Pinterest. What started out as a small idea last January has blossomed into a “full time” commitment. I hope to grow and learn even more in the next year. If you are not following Uptown Acorn, please join my journey in 2013.

Today, sit back, grab your coffee, and enjoy my TOP viewed posts of 2012. What a year it has been!

1. Decking the Halls, Den {Christmas 2012}


2. Paula Deen, y’all {Deen Team}

FYI: I have yet to hear anything from Mrs. Paula

Paula Deen

3. Decking the Halls, Front Facade, Lights On {Christmas 2012}


4. Southerners love a Front Porch


5. Ma Maison…Stair Parlor{Our Foyer}

stair parlor 2

6. Ma Maison…The Parlor, My Favorite Room

parlor and stair parlor

7. Decking the Hall, Front Facade {Christmas 2012}


8. Thankful for…


9. Decking the Halls on Perrier {Christmas 2012}


10. Parlor Mantle {Summertime}


11. Ma Maison…the Powder Room


12. Oyster Wreath {How to}

9 4 2

13. Taco Casserole {Recipe}


14. My Favorite Mollusk… the Oyster


15. DOP Antiques & Architecturals


Thanks also to the ladies of my top referring sites.

Kelly’s Korner

Dixie Delights

Savvy Southern Style

No Minimalist Here

The Polohouse

French Country Cottage


If you are not following Uptown Acorn, I hope you will make the commitment in 2013. I still have lots and lots to say, do, and share.

Thanks for a great first year!

Happy New Year’s Eve to you and yours! Be safe!


Cheers to 2013!

Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here


Best of 2012, y’all!


  1. Happy New Year's Eve to you and Jeff! I have enjoyed our "virtual" coffee tawk over the past year. Looking forward to your 2013 posts! :)

  2. Thanks for the fun & inspiration, Ron! Looking forward to another year. AK

  3. I have really enjoyed your blog and bringing the Big Easy and your style into my home via your blog! Looking forward to 2013!!

  4. Thank you for all of the inspiration this year and wishing you all the best in 2013!!

  5. I love reading your beautiful blog! Happy New Year to you and Jeff! Looking forward to another great year!

  6. We enjoy reading your blog, Ron. Congrats and Happy New Year.

  7. Ron, your home is beautiful! I just love that southern style. Congratulations on thevsuccess of your blog. Have a wonderful new year!

  8. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to Ron! Can't wait to see what the new year brings :o)
    Happy New Year!

  9. This blog is always on my first 'cup of the day' rotation..thanks for making sure it is an enjoyable one! Happy New year's to you and yours!

  10. Didn't know Atlanta was in New Orleans. Stay safe tonight.

    Honey Carrier

  11. I am so glad that you found blogging in 2012, Ron. Congrats on your first year. You are doing a great job whether Paula D likes you, or not! xo Diana

  12. Hi Ron, I love your blog and found you from Amanda. You're on the top of my list every morning. We're heading to NOLA tomorrow and I have a list of your favorite places that I can't wait to explore. We're staying at the Hotel Monteleone so if you and Jeff are in the neighborhood stop by the carousel!! I hope I can find some cute oyster plates while we're there. Cheers Yal'll!!

    1. Fun, Candy! Who knows? I might run into you as The Carousel Bar is a fave of mine. Mr. B's Bistro across the street is on top of the list too. Have fun. Enjoy the City! Thanks for following. xo

    2. Ron, my husband and i just returned from our "Uptown Acorn" tour of NOLA. The Monteleone was beautiful, the Carousel bar was so much fun and the bartenders were very entertaining. The oysters at Mr. B's were swoon worthy!! We went shopping on Magazine street and I bought 3 oyster plates and a bowl at Hazelnut. We had one of the best meals of my life at Commander's Palace (what a surprise when we found out about the .25 martinis!!) I'm planning on framing my menu and hanging my oyster plates above it. I'm kicking myself for not going in to Mitch's flower shop! A wonderful stroll thru the Lafayette Cemetary and a memorable dinner at the Court of 2 Sisters (where we went on our honeymoon many years ago). The only disappointment of the trip was that the Gators did not step up to the plate. Even the misty weather did not slow us down. I'm thankful for your blog and all your recommendations! thanks, Candy

  13. Hi Ron, So glad you started blogging and so glad I found you. I always enjoy reading your posts and I always learn something new. Who says a 70+ old broad can't learn new tricks.
    Happy New Year! - Ginger

  14. Oh what great pictures and your home is fabulous. I love how you decorate inside and out, and always fun to see what you're up to. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  15. Happy New Year, Ron and so glad to be a top referrer. Looking forward to 2013.

  16. Isn't blogging such a fun outlet? I thought for sure I would never keep mine up, but it's such a great way to 'scrapbook' memories and meet new friends!
    Hope y'all's 2013 is amazing! :)

  17. I'm so happy I found your (and Amanda's) blogs this year! Happy 2013!


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