Hi friends! I trust you had a Merry Christmas! I’ve been a bit MIA lately as I took time off of blogging to celebrate the holidays with my family. If you are a regular reader here, I want to say a heart-felt thank you for an amazing 2014. I appreciate each and every like, share, comment, and repin that you send my way. With the new year right around the corner, it is a good time to stop, pause, and reflect on all that was accomplished on my blog in 2014. It’s always fun to look back and see all the decorating and fun the blog has brought into my life over the last year! Here are my favorite blog projects and moments from 2014.
Last February, I finally completed redecorating our master bedroom which included new flooring, a DIY plank wall, a new bed and new furnishings. It was a dramatic makeover and my favorite of the year. Be sure to click the link for all of the pictures if you missed it!
Having a dedicated office space that makes me smile is a simple luxury that I don’t take for granted. This year my craft room/office received a girly makeover in PINK and gold! I love how light and bright it is in my office now. It’s easy to be inspired in a place that feels so fun and feminine.
Our master bath is one of my least favorite rooms in the house. The beige tile makes the room look a bit dated and the corner shower is much too small. If my budget were endless, I would honestly gut the entire thing and start from scratch! But while I’m waiting for the endless-budget-truck to arrive, I decided to change the paint color, mirrors, and accessories instead. Those small changes brightened and refreshed the space, making it feel much more open and airy. Click the link to see the full reveal with before and after pictures.
5. Lowe’s Creative Ideas Projects
I have worked with Lowe’s as one of their Lowe’s Creative Ideas Bloggers for the last three or four years now, and I always love their challenges. Lowe’s pushes me to think outside the box and come up with obtainable results. Here are some of my favorites from this year:
6. Magazine Features
I was honored to have the following rooms and projects featured in different shelter magazines this year!
DIY Kitchen Makeover featured in BHG’s Kitchen + Bath.
DIY Greek Key Duct Tape Curtains featured in All You Magazine.
7. Blog Events
Every year, I am honored to participate in blogger events and meet up with my friends and fellow bloggers. Haven is a blogging conference that takes place in Atlanta each summer, and I am one of the Haven Conference Team coordinators. Haven is always a highlight of the year for me!
In early fall, I traveled to NYC for two blogging events. One was with HGTV where I met Scott Mcgillivray…
The other was a BHG Stylemaker event where I met Nate Berkus!
My favorite blog posts to write focus on decorating. Yes indeed, I also enjoy crafting, organizing, recipes, and DIY projects but the thing that gets my heart-racing, the thing that makes me feel “in the zone”, is when I simply decorate my home for the seasons or for the everyday! I run a “How to Decorate” series in early summer and it’s a wealth of information. You can click the link below for one of my most popular “how to decorate” posts in 2014.
Thanks for visiting my blog and inspiring me to write! I am blessed to have my passion aligned with my career and you are an essential part of that. Cheers to more inspiration in 2015!