Monday, December 27, 2010

2010: In a Nutshell

Another year gone by? Really? This is the point where I start to think, “Did I even do anything this year?” and my friend Rhoda from Southern Hospitality decides to have a party to remind myself that I did!

Perhaps the largest undertaking was also the most rewarding. Board and batten treatments were quite the “blog rage” this year, and I’ve never looked back since completing mine. I’m simply in love.

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You can read more about it (including specifics about the how-tos) here, here, and here.

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The year also included some other projects around the house. Making the office into my craft room was a moment of genius (albeit much delayed genius), and I had fun putting the girly touches on it.

This girly lamp wasn’t so girly when I purchased it. We’re talkin’ eww to ahh here, people.

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Adding some spray paint to an organizer helped me to organize my obsession with love of stationery.

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Then there’s the ol’ “fly by the seat of my pants” project that made me swear like a truck driver. If you’re a truck driver who swears a lot. When reupholstering chairs.

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What’s a craft room without organization? I was in some definite need of storage space, so I resorted to a $23.00 beauty (that didn’t start out that way) to add to the space. Just another one of those love at second site things.

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Organizing. It makes my heart flutter with delight.  I gutted by laundry room cabinets and prettified them with spray painted bins and colorful ribbon. How can you go wrong with those elements?

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Speaking of colorful ribbon (nice segue, huh?) Some chopped up cardboard and a dollar store basket changed my life—well, the life of my ribbon—by keeping it all together.

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I was able to use a picture-turned-canvas as my inspiration for a baseball wall for my son’s room. Unfortunately, this is temporary. Yup. 2011 will bring some major changes for this room. Until then, appreciate the baseball nostalgia.

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And with a year-end wrap up, would it really be fair to exclude the holidays? Remember any of these around here? You can click on the pictures to go there.

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Well there you have it. Some highlights of 2010 at JaG’s place! The good thing is that now I’m looking forward to the new year—which includes new projects! That’s normal, right?

30 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

Wow---I wish I could think THAT far back. Great post.

Happy New Year!

Melinda

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Your board and batten turned out great! And im always in ahh of your organization skills. Just when I thought I was taken a break from blogging, Rhoda go and have a party! I guess I'll have my post up tomorrow!

Have a happy New Year!

Miranda said...

Great post. I love everything you did this year. And what a great idea to have a party of blog reflection :)

Becky said...

I love this post, I was asking myself the very same question today :) You had a very productive year!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Organization is your thing girl! You had another productively gorgeous year :). Looking forward to bringing in 2011 with you!

Rachel said...

Love love love all of your projects!

More Than A Mom said...

Your projects are very inspiring. Can't wait to share another year with you and your projects!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

You are always an inspiration! Looking forward to another year on your blog!

Suzanne said...

So many beautiful projects!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a Blessing to be so organized!All of your projects turned out so well. I love your board and batten.

Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy said...

Thanks for sharing all your fun ideas and projects. I enjoy looking at them!

Debbie Mendes said...

I love the pinecone wreath! I should start collecting now. Thanks for sharing!!! Debbie @ inspiredhoneybee.blogspot.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fantastic projects! There are a few that I am tempted to recreate. Thank you for sharing.

Have a very Happy New Year!

Jenn said...

What a year of fun projects! The upholstered chair is beautiful, and I really like the girly lamp :)

Karen At Home said...

Your board and batten is gorgeous, I would still be in love too!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those are all such great projects but I love the way you organized your ribbon! I have so much ribbon and have tried so many things that it's nice to have a new idea to try out!

Manuela

Anne at Bird/Like said...

That sweet girly lamp has stolen my heart -- what a delicious color!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

These are all fantastic projects, I'm so glad I found you this year! 2011 will be great!

BearShe Cottage said...

I thought all of your ideas/projects were wonderful. Thanks for a year of enjoyment viewing your blog and posts. Happy New Year.

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

That craft room is so much more fun than an ole office. Sweet style; I love it. And the reused items make it all the more nice. Thanks for this inspirational post to get me moving in a good direction. Happy Nw Year to you!

Erin said...

LOVE the girly lamp and the craft storage. You did a great job!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Everything is awesome and i love the board and batten!!!!
Happy New Year
XO
Kristin

Organize With Sandy said...

I would love for you to link this up to my Organizing Mission Monday. Love what you did with your ribbon and also your basket labels.
I'll be linking up your link party to my list of linky parties. I keep it open all week. Hope to see you there.
Thanks

Lisa said...

Just wanted to say that I love your blog!! Have a great 2011

Jana Marie said...

Oh my gosh...I love your Tigers area. And I love your Guillen bobblehead haha. So cute!

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sydney @ memorable minutes said...

i LOVE that ribbon idea!

Chelle said...

Love all the things you did this year. They look so great :)

Jena @ Involving Color said...

You got a lot done this year! I think I have the gray version of your turquoise lamp - is that from Homegoods? I just came across your blog, and I'm your newest follower!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I loved ALL your projects this year...and there were a lot of them!!!

and your resolutions cracked me up. my scale has the same name...excpet he hides in the back of the closet and never comes out!

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