Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goodbye 2010, hello 2011!

Happy New Year!  I am most definitely looking forward to 2011 and everything it brings!

2010 was the first full year in our new house.  We enjoyed it so much....the summer of 2009 was so busy, since we moved in June--while we had a five-month old baby!  So, needless to say, this last year was more relaxing and fun.  Some things we did:

  • Replaced carpet in our living room, since our old carpet got dirty about three seconds after we had it cleaned.
  • That project inspired us to start fresh in our living room and we installed a new shelf unit to cover one wall....we LOVE it!  This took the place of our behemoth entertainment center that didn't really work well in our new house.

  • Painted the living room/kitchen (color--Behr "Island Palm").
  • Had new garden beds dug around the perimeter of the house and expanded in the, added new shrubs and perennials.
  • Built two raised vegetable beds behind the garage...the big one is mine and the small one belongs to my best little helper.
  • Planted two street trees--Amelanchier 'Autumn Brilliance' aka Serviceberry.  I really can't wait until these bloom this spring!

  • Painted the office (color-- Behr "Witch Hazel").  Pics of this room coming soon.
I guess we keep well as chasing around a five-year old and an (almost) two-year old!  It feels good, though, to be settled and making it ours.

Today, Christmas begins to come down.  I have a few ideas for some winter-inspired decor that is not Christmas-y.  I'll share!

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