Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012: A Year In Review

A look back on some of our favorite posts from 2012...

We kicked off the New Year by sharing some of our favorite 2011 Holiday Party trends.
We also celebrated a the wedding anniversary of two of our favorite people, Bob and Marilyn Faulkner.
And we heard from Christine about some of the fun January parties that were taking place.

We celebrated the month of love with some Valentine's themed projects such as our Roll In The Hay Coupon and some Cupcakes in a Jar.
We also shared our favorite country love songs, perfect for a rustic, outdoor wedding!

In March, we got the inside scoop from Christine on all of the projects and parties going on at Faulkner's Ranch.
We also drew the winner of our donation giveaway for a free pony party.

In April, our ranch got fancy around Prom time.
Just in time for company picnic season, we shared some super fun and clever picnic snacks.
And we threw a rockin' mother/son party for Pembroke Hill.

In May we launched a special series of company picnic planning tips where we told you all about:
We also introduced you to a few of our new babies.

In July, we told you all about why we love America.
We also wished a big Happy Birthday to the one and only, Bob Faulkner.
We met Jessica, our new director of youth programs.
Sarah shared with us all about her favorite things of Pony Camp.
Speaking of Pony Camp, we wrapped up another wonderful season of summer sessions and couldn't wait to tell you about all of the fun that we had!

We kicked off August by telling you all about the tremendous success we had at our Ponies and Pancakes to benefit SIDS Resources.
Richard shared with us how he restored an old mechanical horse.
We hosted a victorious watch party.
The four Faulkner siblings were once again reunited.
We shared with you all of the creative ideas that we get from our birthday mamas and papas.
We said a sad goodbye to our loveable Tex.
And we found out that Kelly Jo and Ben were going to have a little girl at their western-themed gender reveal party.

We kicked off September by announcing our Fall Contest.
We celebrated with an adorable couple at their very Pinteresty wedding.
Despite losing power, we had a blast at the Boilermakers Annual Picnic.
We even had a Nashville star make a special guest appearance at the ranch for one of our events.
Oh, and did we mention that we were on the news?
We partnered up with Cameron's Home Furnishings to host a class on decorating with real pumpkins
We had another beautiful rustic, fall wedding.
And Lisa, our creative genius, told us all about the new worm farm she made for the ranch.

In October, we once again kicked off an exciting Pumpkin Season!
And did we mention that we celebrated our one year blogiversary?
This month we dove into all things pumpkin, from teaching you how to choose the perfect pumpkin to using melted crayons to decorate them and using items from around the house to turn them into awesome decor
We also gave away some fun prizes for guessing the weight of our record setting pumpkins and sharing the Story of YOUR Pumpkin.
We even did another donation of 5 $100 gift certificates for pumpkins to some very special groups!
And did we mention that we made the news again?

November started off by giving a great big Faulkner's thank you to all of our awesome pumpkin season fans!
Then it was time to give back with another Ponies and Pancakes to help raise money for 4 Paws for Ability.
We reminisced on Throwback Thursday by sharing our family's history in square dancing.
And after sharing what we were all thankful for here at the ranch, the Faulkner's got together for their big Thanksgiving family dinner.

December began with a shout out to our amazing scarecrows.
Then we celebrated the amazing success of our most recent Ponies and Pancakes.
We shared with you the beautiful decor from the BOTAR party at Benjamin Ranch.
And speaking of Benjamin Ranch, we gave you the lowdown on just what goes on there.
We gave away another free pony party to the winner of our Fall Review Contest drawing.
We wished a Happy Birthday to Cowgirl Christine!
We got the Word From the Herd on all of the fun Country Christmas parties that were taking place.  From special guests to wacky tacky decor to wild weekends, you got to see everything that goes on behind the scenes.
For those that didn't have a party during the holiday season we shared the benefits of a post-holiday holiday party.
And of course, we wished everyone a very Merry Christmas!

So there you have it! Our favorite posts from 2012!
We've got lots in store for 2013, including some super fun new weekly segments!
Get ready for a good time!

Until then, Happy New Year's Everyone!

~ Your Friends at Faulkner's

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