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Renovation is Complete

Hello Friends!

Wow, where did the year go?  I think the older I get the shorter the years get.  Yes, I know it really doesn’t but it sure seems like it.  I have an announcement – The Renovation is Complete!!! Yay!

The Renovation –

It may have taken an entire year to complete, but I think it was worth it.  I still don’t have pictures of my craft room or master suite, (I haven’t decorated in those rooms yet!) but I thought I would share what I have so far:)  Please forgive a bit of out of focus, I’m still learning!


My favorite place in the house – the kitchen! The island is made out of an old door out of my parents home!


We call this the gathering area which is the opposite en of the kitchen. Still need comfy chairs to snuggle up to the fire!


Living room, our little dog wouldn’t get out of the way!

We, of course, have the little dog shown in the photo along with our daughter’s dog and cat so the furniture is covered.  You do what you have to in order to keep furniture looking good!

Dining Room – I love the ceiling!!!


Main bathroom (I just smile when I’m in here: It’s so calming)



Street view of house

This was a labor of love!  It had been sitting empty for at least 2 years and the entire subfloor had to be removed from water damage.  Very stinky!! lol  It has now become such a beautiful home and once I get really good at taking and editing pictures I’ll repost and you’ll be able to see how pretty it really is:)

I plan on having some upcoming posts that go into detail on what we did to renovate each room and I hope you stay tuned for that!  The before and after photos should be amazing!

Here are pictures of the gathering area decorated for Christmas –

Christmas Mantle 2017

Next year I will add pops of color to the shelves!  I have seen so many inspiring pictures of bloggers and their beautiful homes and have so many ideas for next year!!  It may be a picture overload:)

Finding Balance – 

This year was a bit difficult with me being sick over the Thanksgiving holiday and working so many hours up until the week of Christmas that I wasn’t able to spend the time I wanted on the decorations.  I had to balance the decorations, work and family obligations.

That’s life though.  We have to be okay with things not being perfect and accept that life throws us curves from time to time:)  I know that I can’t have control over everything and that’s okay!

As I grow older and my journey into my upcoming retirement (maybe?) gets closer I accept that things are changing and I will roll with these changes.  That’s why I have “my crafting therapy” to help me adjust to these changes:)


I hope you all will have a very Blessed Christmas!