Plans For 2016

How is it possibly Friday already!?! Like many of you I’m sure, I have been busy reclaiming my house after Christmas. I don’t know about you but for me there just seems to be things stuffed everywhere during December. And by January I feel like I must clean out all the stuff before the walls close in on me!!
 
I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction things will be headed in 2016 and I’ve nailed down a few things that I would like to accomplish.

Personal Goals
 
*Get more fit. I don’t need to run a marathon or lose a ton of weight. I just want to be able to walk up a couple flights of stairs without being out of breath. Or be able to hold a light fixture above my head without my arms feeling like they are going to fall off.
 
*Be more hospitable. I enjoy having people in our home. But, we never do it. I can always come up with some lame excuse why. But, I feel like the Lord is calling me to be more open.
 
Home Goals
 
There are really only a few things left on my master list to get our home to where I would like it to be style wise. I am super excited about this!!
 
*Freshen hallway – new paint for walls and trim, and finish panel treatments for all those doors, and possibly new lighting. I am also planning on getting a ton of family photos out of boxes and on the walls!
 
*Master closet makeover – this will be a full gut job and rebuild. Custom and DIY.
 
*Master bath details – just a few finishing touches that need to be done – trim paint, window treatment, wall decor, and maybe a shower door.
*Organizing – I’ve done a lot of organizing in our home over the past few years, and we are leaps and bounds from where we used to be. But, there are a few things that have been neglected – the tedious things – photos (both printed and digital), CDs, DVDs, kids keepsakes, our keepsakes. I’m hopeful to make it through a lot this year, but we shall see!!
 
*Landscaping – this one seems to be on the list every year. It seems to be one step forward and two steps back with our yard. We lost lots of tree limbs and possibly a medium tree that anchors the corner of our house in front. We will see how she fairs in the spring. 
 
*Home repairs – we have some bigger, more boring things that we may have to spend money on this year – ugh – the fun part of owning your own home. 
 
Business Goals
 
*Blog more – I love to write here and share both projects and family things! You may even be seeing more crafty things. 🙂
 
*Craft more – I am researching and considering opening an etsy shop or a booth at a local craft mall. I love to do all kinds of crafts and would love to be able to use my creative skills everyday. (wow, there, I put that out there now I’m accountable to y’all about that. trying new things scares me. the possibility of failure sometimes paralyzes me from doing anything. I am working on trusting the Lord’s leading and His power to put one foot in front of the other.)
 
So, how about you?? Any big plans for 2016? Anybody else venturing out and trying something new? 

 

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Top 10 Posts From 2014 – Looking Back

Today we are taking a stroll down memory lane in the form of the top 10 posts of 2014! If you are new here – thanks for joining me on this stroll! 


Looking back is always a good exercise. Sometimes in the midst of the day to day chaos is easy to lose sight of where you’ve been!  And man o man a lot has happened around here this year!!  So, here we go!!





















Our home has come a long way since last year!! I’m so thankful for each of you being along for the ride with me.  Hopefully somewhere along the way you were inspired or encouraged!! Looking forward to what 2015 might bring!!

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Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#136}

Did you miss us last week??  Hope you enjoyed time off with your family like we did!!  But today we are back and ready to see what’s been going on with you!


This week was all about Thanksgiving clean-up and Christmas decorating, as I’m sure it has at so many homes!!

I took a moment on Monday to share my love and thankfulness for the friends God has brought into my life.



You guys were as creative as usual this last week!!  Thanks so much for linking up your goodness!  Here are my features for this week.

If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there – thanks!

Kristi from Making it in The Mountains created these beautiful and simple Rustic Clay Ornaments

Rustic Handmade Clay Christmas Ornaments from Making it in The Mountains

And how cute is this yarn ball wreath from Jessica at Designers Sweet Spot!

Yarn Ball Wreath from Designers Sweet Spot

I love the way Elaine of Heart Rocks in My Pocket transformed a thrift store cast-off into an adorable Christmas decoration.

Holiday Thrift Store Challenge – Christmas Chalkboard Globe from Heart Rocks in My Pocket

Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles made-over a craigslist find for her daughter and can I just say wow – so glamorous now!

Red Hot Nightstand Makeover from Dimples and Tangles
I am a lover of chocolate and this snack from Summer at Summer Scraps looks super yummy and super easy to whip together, maybe as a gift??

Double Chocolate Sweet and Salty Party Mix from Summer Scraps

And speaking of gift ideas, check out this cute baking gift that Kelly from The Moon and Me put together.  I know several people who would love to receive this one!!

Bake Yourself Silly Gift Basket DIY from The Moon and Me
If you were featured be sure to grab a button!


And, remember to check out the other hostesses to see what they chose as their favorites and check out our Pinterest boards!


Now let’s have some fun!  What have you been up to this week?

Remember the rules 🙂

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: NancherrowInspiring Hearts and HomeSew A Fine SeamMore Than MommiesFrazzled JOY, and Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like – recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways…whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it’s a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#134}

Welcome back to Fridays Unfolded at Frazzled JOY!!


I hope your week has been fun and productive. This week brought along an arctic blast in our neck of the woods!!  I’m talkin’ one day it was 75 degrees and the next it was 32 degrees!!  BRRR!! I know that’s probably not that cold for some of you, but the drastic change is quite the shock to the system!!

This week I have been putting the finishing touches on another project in our kitchen.  The last bit of DIYing that will be done in the space. And I am in love and can’t wait to share it with you all!!

I’ve also been crafting a bit, trying some things I’ve wanted to try for a long time.  And, of course playing around with tablescapes for Thanksgiving, since we are hosting :).


You guys shared some really great stuff last week!!  Be sure to check out and follow our Pinterest boards to see what we’ve been pinning!  

Now on to the features!! Remember to check all the hostesses to see their favorites too!

If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there – thanks!

I love all these pumpkin and I cannot wait to try my hand at these!!

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Pumpkin Scones from Simply Suzanne’s

In the spirit of fall and crafting, I love these darlings!


Felted Acorns by Lisa at Modern Hen Home.

Heather created the sweetest space for her daughter!  So bright and colorful!


Little girl bedroom by Heather at Encouraged at Home.

I’m resisting the urge to even think about Christmas decorations, but this cute wreath had me at the red plaid ribbon!  Besides, Tanya is calling this a “winter wreath”, so I guess that’s allowed, considering the weather and all ;).


Winter Wreath from Tanya at twelveOeight.

If you were featured grab a button!


Thanks to everyone for linking up!!  Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!  

Remember the rules 🙂

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: NancherrowInspiring Hearts and HomeSew A Fine SeamMore Than MommiesFrazzled JOY, and Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like – recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways…whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it’s a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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