I always like to start a new year with a quick look back to realize all that's been gained and experienced the year before. Though in many ways 2021 was a difficult year for most, it did have some highlights.
In January, I started a new color series where I examine how to use a certain color in decor from accessories, to furniture, to walls, we looked at the best practices in incorporating a new color into your home. I kicked off the season with Green, Decorating with All Things Green (LINK)
In February, I enjoyed trying my hand at making hand pies (LINK)! These were delicious and absolutely the cutest especially in their heart form for Valentine's Day!
As a special treat for my email subscribers in March I hit publish on my first seasonal magazine full of spring decor and lifestyle ideas (LINK)! I hope you signed up to be apart of the community and enjoyed your seasonal copy!
In April, I took a leap of faith and opened my own booth in Westchester Antique Center here in Cincinnati. It has been a fun journey that I have been working at monthly since. You can read more about it, here (LINK).
In May, I took you along on my first shopping trip for the booth to the Springfield Extravaganza in Springfield, OH (LINK). It was a gigantic flea market that they host monthly with two extravaganza's a year.
One of my favorite DIY projects of 2021 was this antique cabinet makeover (LINK). I had never used fusion paint before and believe me, I am now officially hooked! I loved the ease of the paint and this thrift store cabinet is a gem with a fresh coat of paint. It found its home in the family room corner.
Our family had a once in a lifetime trip to Turkey last summer! It was definitely a highlight for 2021. You can read all about our adventure, here (LINK). My favorite souvenir was a beautiful Turkish rug for our family room!
Over the winter, we had a fun exterior refresh. A cupola and a horse weathervane (LINK) were added to our garage when we replaced our roof. It made a huge difference in the character of our exterior ranch home and I love the nod to horses since our oldest, Emma, is a horsey girl.
I've always wanted a red door for our white cottage home and in September, I pulled the trigger and painted it myself (LINK). You can see the reveal and how it brightened up my fall porch for fall!
A new coffee table in our family room just needed a little help to give it the look I wanted for our family room. I used rub n buff and updated a metal and glass coffee table to give our new Turkish rug all the attention it deserved. You can see how easy this project was, here (LINK).
In November, I collaborated with Indigo Design Co. and updated our kitchen and hallway with the most beautiful, high quality removable wallpaper (LINK). What a difference it made and I love it!
Closing out 2021, I decided our dining room needed a bit more personality! To accomplish that goal, I had the room painted a rich blue/ green and below the chair rail some wainscoting boxes were added (LINK). I think this might just be my favorite update of the year!
All in all, I would certainly say it was a good year for our family and for my business. Thank you for always supporting me and I look forward to what 2022 has in store for us!