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Dec 30, 2013

goodbye 2013...

wow, we're about to embark on our third year as bloggers!

but, before we leave 2013 behind,
i wanted to take a quick look back at the highlights...

first up, the transformation of our master bedroom from blah beige to super-saturated green. i love the cozy feeling a new paint job instantly created!

Dec 27, 2013

DIY: gilded journals
(with embossed spine labels)

<<< you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty  ★ ☆ ☆ ☆   
hazards : metal leaf mess
would i do it again? : yes


Dec 26, 2013

reworking the front room

hello, hello!
how was everyone's christmas??

i'm checking in quickly today because i have exciting news: fish surprised me by ordering the piece of furniture i've been lusting after, the west elm ainslie sofa!
aaaaaggghhh!
i love it.

Dec 21, 2013

our yellow and white christmas tree

i just realized i never shared pictures of our yellow and white tree this year...sooo here's where we ended up!
it's not a perfectly perfect blogger's tree, but it makes our family happy to look at it and that's what counts. :)

Dec 18, 2013

update on the dining table IV

look! it's a(n upside-down) farmhouse dining table!
do me a favor and ignore the giant mess, please.

Dec 14, 2013

roundup:
FIFTY fabulous 2014 calendars

one of my favorite things to shop for as the new year approaches -- besides bed linens and clearanced christmas decor -- are calendars and planners. i scoured my favorite shops, etsy, and beyond to find these fifty fabulous calendars to start your 2014 off right.

Dec 10, 2013

merryDIY:
miniature house snowglobe ornaments

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ★   ☆
hazards : messy, messy buffalo snow
would i do it again? : yes!


Dec 7, 2013

merryDIY:
christmas card garland

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
would i do it again? : yep!


Dec 3, 2013

merryDIY:
simple boxwood wreath

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ★   ☆
hazards : blood loss via floral wire
would i do it again? : yes!


Dec 2, 2013

november in review

...and here we are, at the last month of 2013.

i say it every time, but...can you believe it's december?? where did the year go?? we kept pretty busy in november -- it was a month of plans, plans, and more plans.