Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Welcoming the New Year at All About Home #125

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!

It seems like yesterday that we were heading into 2021 with a lot of optimism and energy. Well, it didn't quite live up to it's expectations, but since I'm basically a positive kind of person, I'm praying and believing that this is the year for things to turn around... for all of us. 

I hope you had a beautiful Holiday Season,
 and wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to 
this week. We always look forward to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, 
crafts, gardens, and recipes that you are all creating this first week of the New Year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Wrapping Up the Year at All About Home #124

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!

Here we are at the very last week of the year and 2022 is upon us!
I'm not sad to leave this year (and last year) behind.
I pray you had a beautiful Christmas and wishing you a 
Healthy and Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to 
this very busy Holiday week. We always look forward to seeing all
 the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardens, and recipes that you are all creating 
for the Holiday season.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Winter Inspiration at All About Home #74

Hi Friends, welcome to the All About Home Link Party.
I hope you are off to a good start on the New Year.
We so appreciate you taking the time to come by 
and join in on the fun as we look forward in 2021!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Welcoming the New Year at All About Home #73

Hi Friends, welcome to All About Home.
How wonderful to look at 2020 in the rear view mirror!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's.
We so appreciate you taking the time to come by 
and join in on the fun as we look forward to 
this clean slate of the New Year!

Friday, January 1, 2021

A Look at Life in 2020

At the end of the calendar year, I'm like most bloggers and I like to do a recap of the year through the lens of my camera and the posts which document what I've been up to these last 12 months. So here's a few popular posts, a few thoughts, and maybe even some optimism for the year 2021.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Wooden Crate Refresh and an Ironstone "Candleholder"

Before I say anything else, I want to say thank you to everyone who read my previous post on my health update and family "goings on". Those are hard posts to write, but I feel like I need to be open and honest in my blogging, just as I try to be in my everyday life. It's difficult for me to share a minor little DIY or decor update when there are things going on in life that are important. Having said that, I also don't want to be burdening you all with personal stuff constantly. So thank you for your comments and prayers, and for sending good thoughts my way. I want to share things with you all in case something I'm dealing with can maybe help one of you or someone you know.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Be Inspired: #172

Thanks so much to all of you who came by last week to link up to our Year in Review Party! Some wonderful Top Tens were out there and some great Reviews of the Year. (If you were like me I couldn't find a lot of DIY projects from last year that were notable, so I did a few, and then my top visited posts) I could only highlight a few of all your great links, so, take a peek for some beautiful inspiration, DIY, and decor. 

Faded Charm
Top Ten Posts

Top 5 Roundup

Top Ten Posts

Beautiful Things

from The Cowboy's Daughter/Winter Journal

thanks so much gals!

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    Wednesday, January 8, 2014


    Last year I bought these wonderful wooden monogrammed letters for my sis and the girls for Christmas. They turned out so pretty; all scrolly and interesting. They loved them, but I didn't order one for myself because our initials are sort of boring... D-O-D (could be worse, it could be DUD). But after seeing so many people use these in different ways last year, I decided I'd have to go ahead.

    I haven't been able to decorate or change things up after putting away the Christmas decor since everything is on it's way into a box. But I did have a sunny day because of all the blinding white stuff that's outside...that made for a great photo shoot day. I had to take a picture of something...

    So I put together a little New Year vignette on the Hallway Sideboard. I don't know if I'll have room for this piece at the new "little house". My "vignette" days may be severely hampered.

    But one thing I know for sure is all my sheep and lambies will be grazing around 
    and that my scrolly chalkboard will be leaning against a wall somewhere.

    We're supposed to get the keys on Friday. We've had so much crumby weather that we're hoping that the cleanup and painting has been done over there; if not we'll have to wait. But we're praying for better weather, so we're hoping it all goes as scheduled.

    Just thought I'd throw in a few pics from last year this time...

    I've decided that I have way too much stuff stored in my office. I've had to go through and decide what is necessary and what is not. It's ridiculous. It's a good thing this move will be in stages, since I'm not making much headway. I told my husband that if I didn't finish this up soon that he had my permission to turn me in to Hoarders Anonymous. OK, back to work...

    I'll be joining in on these fabulouso parties this week:

    Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
    Inspiration Gallery at City Farmhouse
    Blissful Whites at Timewashed
    DIY By Design
    House Party at No Minimalist Here
    Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
    Fab Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo
    Shabby Art Boutique


    Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    Looking forward...

    If you happened to read my post "2013: The Year in Review", you know I had some news about what's coming early in the New Year. If you didn't catch it then, here goes...

    One thing I've learned in my Spiritual walk is not to spend too much time revisiting the past. God keeps us continually growing and moving. Maybe not always in the physical sense, but allowing Him to change and challenge us, is part of His plan for our life. He always has a plan that is for the "good"; sometimes it's hard to see exactly how that works, especially if we are hanging on too tightly to the past. So I'm looking forward, and not focusing on the past, except to take some wonderful memories, and times of blessing with me.

    My husband and I have known for at least two years that there would come a day when we would need to downsize and be in a more manageable home. We live in a wooded area and have a pool, both of which need to have a young family to take care of the maintenance. My husband is thinking about retirement and this is not the place to do that. 

    So after months of prayer and waiting we've taken the first step toward our goals and have leased a smaller house so that we can move in and get settled, then take the time to have some updates made to this house before we put it on the market. We need to lighten up and thin out our load of "stuff". I'm actually excited to be in a place where I don't have to yell at my husband to find him, and that I don't have to spend all day watering flowers and shrubs in the heat of the summer.

    (Aren't these plaid tea towels adorable?
     My mom made these for me for Christmas with her new Monogram machine.) 

    Now comes the part that I don't like even a little bit,
    and that's the sorting and purging and packing.

    (I mentioned earlier that I ordered 80 Paperwhite bulbs this year, so it's kind of a sea of Paperwhites around here. The ones below are planted in recycled candle jars. This is one of my problems...I hate to throw perfectly good "things" away, when there might be a way to reuse them later.)

    This year will be a year of change, and right now we are heading for the first move. Hopefully, after this house sells we'll be able to start thinking about buying another home or building one. As much as I love the character of an older home, my husband and I both know we want and need new construction. I grew up in a 1840's farmhouse and it was cold and hot and unpredictable at best. 

    We can't see the "big picture" here, except to know that God has called us out of this place and is asking us to be ready to move forward with whatever he asks us to do. Being "available" to God is what I've always been about. I don't want to miss out on the good plan for our future in any way. If it looks a little scary and overwhelming, then I'm trusting God to give us daily direction and wisdom. He sees the big picture so to speak, when I can only see what's right in front of me.

    I'm still planning on blogging, but it may change up just a little. I had to crop out boxes and packing materials just to get these photos today. I'll keep you updated on how things are going, and you may even see some of the day-to-day work going on around here. Can you stand wading through cabinets filled with vintage decor and sorting my stash of magazines? My posts may be shorter, but you'll be with me through it all. As I said in the Review post, I consider this more of a "lifestyle" blog than a decor blog. It may not be all pretty pictures, but it will be "real life"...and right now I need to stay connected with you all through this blog. Hope you'll stick with me while we take on this new year of change, and blessing. 

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    Wishing all of you a wonderful New Year.
    love y'all bunches,

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