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Monday, December 29, 2014

The Best of 2014

Both Mr. Décor and Sweet Guy are home on Christmas break so while there is a quick lull in the activity I wanted to pop in and say “Hello”. This past year was a busy one full of changes and of course a lot of DIY.


2014 had several great projects. The top 10 of your well pinned favorites included:

Bergère Chair Receives a Slipcover

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Customizing a Standard Shed

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Valentine Cupcake Cloches


Succulent Garden in Thrift Store Containers


3 D Seashell Art


Packing For Paris and Provence

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Monet’s Home and His Garden

After moving to Texas in September and working on our 30 year old Storybook Cottage through much of October the Family Room was revealed in early November.

One Room Challenge-Decor To Adore 141

Early December showcased the kitchen.

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With late December premiering the tiny guest bedroom.

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I am really excited about 2015. The new year is already shaping up to be even busier.

I am in the planning stages for the front entry and living room.

We are currently finishing up the laundry room which should be ready for a reveal next week.  

I’ll be back with party ideas on Wednesday.



Linking to:

Southern Hospitality, Between Naps On The Porch, Classy Clutter, Stonegable, A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just A HousewifeA Bowl Full of Lemons, We Are That Family, Someday Crafts, The 36th Avenue, Ivy and Elephants, Savvy Southern Style, Katherine’s Corner, Posed Perfection, My Fabuless Life,The Style Sisters, Sew A Fine Seam, Craftberry Bush, French Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Imparting Grace,My Romantic Home,The Charm of Home, AKA Design + Life, Shabby Creek Cottage, Classy ClutterTatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, The Dedicated House


janzi said...

delightful posts and inspirational work.. thank you for sharing, first time I have discovered you, but I will be back!!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Oh Laura, I don't know how you got anything done let alone all of those redos on the storybook cottage! I hope that your 2015 is spectacular and I will look forward to seeing the rest of the story on your new home.

Karena Albert said...

Laura you and your family have had quite a year! I know that 2015 will be even more exciting and eventful for you!!
All the best,
The Arts by Karena

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You have had some kind of year, my friend, and you have sailed through it with your head on straight and your creativity at full speed ahead.

Happy New Year to you and our loved ones, my friend.

Be lesser!



Kelley said...

Hi, Laura! Pillowcase Project images are up (all 160 of them)! Bring tissues when you come.

Happy New Year hugs,

ellen b. said...

I keep thinking the new year will surely be quieter then the previous year...silly thought. It seems from here on out there is no such thing as a less busy year. 2015 will be another exciting year at this old house with a wedding being planned for June. Your epic move and DIY new house renovation will continue into 2015 for sure. Fun times and sad times all wrapped up in our years are a given.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have had quite a busy year, Laura! I am enjoying seeing you add your touch to the rooms in your new home. I'm looking forward to seeing the next room!

Happy New Year!

Sadaf Trimarchi said...

So many lovely projects!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

What an exciting year you've had! I love all your posts, from decorating to travel. Hope you have a wonderful new year, with more pretty things to show us!

Lana L. said...

So many lovely projects - and your kitchen turned out so beautiful! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This was such a busy year for you... and an intersting one for us to follow! Happy New Year!

lynn cockrell said...

Laura, I am so glad you posted these highlights of your year in 2014. I missed some of your wonderful posts and this helped me to catch up a little. You did a fabulous job on the Family Room and it was lovely to see the final product. The neutral palette with pops of color and plaids (I love those) is a wonderful combination! The kitchen is absolutely gorgeous. You have been super busy, it is plain to see. I love it all! Wishing you much happiness, health and prosperity in 2015, sweet friend!

Liz Hockamier said...

Happy New Year!
I just got done going thru some of your new projects... Completely wonderful!!!!

Dawna Motz said...

Happy New Year and hope all your projects come together for you! You have done some great DIY's

Auntie Em said...

Everyone of your posts are always special. I wouldn't be able to choose one over another. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and talents on your lovely blog. :)

Kathy Moreland said...

You've made some beautiful changes to your rooms. Love what you've done!