2012 In Review

Soooo I didn’t plan on writing this post. I sat here thinking, “Did I even do anything in 2012?” Uh apparently I did! No fancy collages or month by month explanation here, but I selected some highlights of the year. Maybe you saw them/maybe you didn’t, but it did give me a couple of moments of accomplishment. And then I went back to feeling like I never do enough around here. It’s a vicious cycle.

2012

I built a kitchen! Well, sort of..

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$60 dresser on Craigslist? Free Mustard Seed milk paint? Don’t mind if I do…


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This disaster of a deck turned into something kinda beautiful Pretty blessed to have Lowe’s on my side!

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I built a union jack tray.

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One of my favorite projects of the year. I whisper sweet nothings to this gallery wall daily.

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This guy almost died. Sounds dramatic, but it’s true. Instead, we saved his life. And killed our bank account in the meantime.

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I threw the birthday party of the century for my little one! That’s what I’m calling it. ‘Cause I’ll never do something like it again. Until she asks.

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My ribbon fought the law, and the law won.

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$50 workbench turned console table on Craigslist. I transfoooorrrmmmmed it! It makes me feel cool about myself.

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Better Homes and Gardens came. to. my. home.

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Landscaping fought the law and landscaping won. We threw in our shovels and realized we needed to pay to have it done. Well played, landscaping. Well. played.

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I took the WHOLE month of April off, and my friends stepped in for me. Reason #4,915 I am blessed to have these girls in my life!

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The laundry room transformation is slow-moving for me, but these pedestals were a must-have. I’m in love with them.


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And finally? Perhaps the biggest job we took on was the wall of built-ins. Looking at it just doesn’t get old.

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So I guess I did get something done last year. The good news is that the long list of to-do’s has not gone away. I’ve got plenty left to do around here, so I hope you’ll stick around to see if I figure it all out!

Chris
Well, hello. Ahem. Allow myself to introduce..my..self. My name is Chris! And I’m a blogger! I got into blogging after spending months reading all the inspiration that is found in blogland. I thought to myself, “Self, I can do this. I might have something to offer too!” And so it began...
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