December 29, 2014

A Look Back at 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what we accomplished this year.  I am incredibly grateful that so many of you have visited to check out one of our projects...and stuck around to see more.  At the start of 2014, I wrote a list of goals that we hoped to complete.  We didn't get to all of them, but that's what 2015 is for, right?

In January, we posted a tutorial for out mantel hood project.  Hands down, my favorite project of the year.  For not much money, we took the whole look of our kitchen to a new level by removing the over-the-range microwave and replacing it with a DIY mantel shelf.

In February, we added this DIY chalkboard to our newly decorated entryway and I have enjoyed changing it with the seasons.

In March, we "hacked" a coffee table that we bought at Ikea by adding some planking to the top.
In April, we added a new chandelier and drapes to our dining area.

In May, we added some affordable, light blocking window panels to our Master Bedroom so Billy could sleep better during the day when he is working nights.  
In June, we added a DIY stair runner to the wooden (very slippery) stairs that lead down to our entryway.
In July, I shared more about the namesakes of this blog, our goldens.  I was so touched by the many wonderful e-mails from so many of you who love your pets as much as we love ours.  Forrest continues to do well and we pray that he stays that way for 2015!
In August, we were thrilled to see our master bathroom in a magazine!
In September, we did lots of decorating for fall, my favorite season.
In October, we painted our family room wall unit white to brighten up the space.
In November, we added some planking to a wall in our family room and created a winter themed gallery wall.
In December, we shared our Christmas Home Tour.
And now, I can't wait to see what 2015 brings.  


  1. What an awesome year you've had! I have loved following along with your beautiful projects and have enjoyed getting to know you better as well. Best wishes for a wonderful 2015!
    Cheers! - Shelley

  2. Courtney,
    You have had a great 2014 and I know 2015 will be even more creative and full of inspiration. I have so enjoyed getting to know you and your wonderful blog. Looking forward to sharing of friendship and inspiration in the coming year. Happy New Year.

  3. Your home is so beautiful and I get so much inspiration from you!! I pray 2015 is a wonderful and blessed year for you and yours!! Happy New Year!!

  4. Your home is so gorgeous! You got so much accomplished. I'm so glad that that I met your sweet and talented self on IG. Cheers to 2015!!

  5. You sure accomplished ALOT last year. I so look forward to seeing what you do next year!

  6. You have decorated a lot in one short year...and it all looks so good. Blessings to you and yours for a Happy New Year. xoxo,Susie

  7. Courtney, I am so happy I found you and your beautiful blog. Since I missed some of yours throughout the year, I have enjoyed reading back. Of course, you know that the one about your Gumpy, and all your goldens, just stole my heart. You have had a full, but wonderful, year and I hope that you continue to do so for 2015. I hope that we all do. i certainly will be following along with you..Happy New Year..Judy

  8. You have such a beautiful home and have decorated it so well, Courtney! It is a pleasure to look over the past year with you and I look forward to seeing more in 2015.

    Happy New Year!

  9. I recently found your blog and lost a few hours reading the entire thing. Your style is inspiring!

  10. Great job recapping the year! You've gotten so much done!