Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review - 2010

Happy New Years Eve! 

When I started this post, I didn't think I'd have much to share.  My girls are growing up and kept me busy this year so I didn't do as much at home this year as I did last year.  Rather than the projects and decorating I've done at home, what stuck in my mind were things like the major snow storms last winter, the Victorian Tea on Mother's Day with my mom, our trips to The Biltmore house and gardens and our drive through Smoky Mountain State Park, New England, our time at the beach, and simply the daily hustle and bustle of life with friends, family and little ones.  Truly, the things that mattered most.

However, as I looked back, I realized that I had accomplished more than I realized, so here it goes.

Office Makeover ...

Painted my Kitchen  and the chairs.

Shed Exterior Makeover and Bistro Set sprucing.

Baby to Little Girl Room ...

Crib turned bench ...

Hallway Makeover ...

Chalkboard tray ...

Dropcloth drapes ...

My trip to the Martha Stewart blogger show was also a major highlight of my year ...

I also did quite a bit of decorating, but I have a confession to make.  I did a major make-over on my Laundry Room, but abandoned the project when I was 80% finished because that was a "winter project" and spring fever hit me before I finished.  Even in its unfinished state, its a major improvement over how it looked a year ago, but I need to go back to it and finish up for good. 

As for our plans tonight .... My husband and I are celebrating 10 years together tonight and we're spending the night (child-free!) in the same place we were 10 years ago - Annapolis.  We're staying in a historic hotel and I'm pretty excited about our plans since we haven't been out on New Years Eve since before our girls entered the scene and we've never spent a night away from them.  Thank goodness for grandparents who babysit.  Maybe I'll even get lucky with a midnight kiss.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Here's to a memorable 2011! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~


  1. You really did accomplish a ton of things this last year. I always look forward to your projects and your creativity always inspires. I hope you are Blessed with the best New Year ever. Hugs, Marty

  2. What great projects, all wonderful! Happy New Year and what a great plan for this evening, have fun! Wishing you many sweet blessings and a year full of the best of everything!


  3. Beautiful projects! I missed the crib/bench somehow. It looks great!

    Congrats to you and your hubby!

  4. All beautiful projects! You are a very capable mummy and wife! Enjoy your night with your hubby. Happy new year!!

  5. Hi I found you on the linky party. Your house looks beautiful I love your decorating style :) You certainly have accomplished a lot this year and here's hoping you got that midnight kiss! Look forward to seeing your projects of 2011.

  6. What a lovely home! I just found your blog and am now a follower! I really LOVE your little girl's room - I'm in the process of transitioning my little girl's room as well...she'll be 4 in February. Happy New Year! ~Destiny

  7. I love Annapolis, my son Michael lives there and they just bought a house.
    You did some major projects and can't wait to see your laundry room.
    Thanks for visiting too♥


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