Friday, January 8, 2016

2015 In Review

Hello!  Happy New Year!

I love the month of January when you have the chance to look back at the year behind us.  It was mostly a busy year with house hunting in North Carolina, packing up our rental and finally making the move.  I actually moved into our new home the first week of September.  Moving is not one of my favorite things to do, however, I am finally getting settled and actually love where I live.  My neighbors are so nice and more outgoing than where I was living in SC.

Around the home, I have not really completed many projects.  My home is fairly new and it was in excellent condition when we purchased it.  Eventually there will be projects that I will want to tackle but at this time nothing really is needed.  The only project that I worked on was repainting the powder room so far.  See post here.  I am very pleased on the paint color decision and would highly recommend it if you are looking for a new paint color in your home.  There are other projects that are in the works but nothing that is so crucial to be done!  I am in the midst of working on my bedroom furniture -- just unsure if I want to repaint what I already have or look for new (not store bought new but vintage style) for my bedroom.  I am actually back and forth on painting the furniture as I am not a lover of painted furniture.  Hope to share my bedroom in another upcoming post.

In May of 2015, I vacationed in Berlin and Prague. If you missed the post see here and here.  It was so beautiful and would go back in a heartbeat.  Now I am looking forward to our next getaway.  So many choices to choose from!

During the holidays, I worked at a small family antique business right around the corner from where I lived.  It was great getting out to meeting people and actually buying things for my home from the shop.  It is one of my favorites in Raleigh.

I really don't make resolutions for the New Year, however I have started a membership at a gym which is located right in my neighborhood.  How is that for convenience?  I love it because I can run there and it is open 24 hours.  I have been running for over three years now and have to say I really like it.  I wanted to join the gym to work on free weights for muscle strengthening.

One other subject I would like to learn more about is my Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 program.  I love it so far but it is a huge learning curve for me!!

Well that is my 2015 yearly recap.  How about your 2015 review?

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Just keep working with your psp program and google tutorials. That way you can learn at your own pace.

    Love your front door~!

  2. I remember your visit to Berlin and Prague. I've been to Germany, but Prague is high on my list.

  3. It is good hear you are enjoying your new home. I hope the new year brings you more wonderful adventures. Hugs!

  4. Wow, I didn't realize you like to travel too! My girls love to travel, but Jess won't be doing much of it this year because of her wedding. Your front porch is so charming, and I really like seeing bits of your home and getting ideas. That's great that you joined a gym for the new year. I want to start walking more also. And do you know that I've always wanted to work in a quaint shop with home décor? The antique shop must have been fun for you.

    Wishing you much goodness coming your way this year.


  5. It sounds like you had a great year in 2015! Looks like a beautiful home! Wishing you a wonderful year 2016!

  6. Happy New Year !
    Nice post; nice blog !

  7. A busy 2015! Moving house is always a huge project.




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