a brand new year full of possibilities

So I’ve been reflecting a bit since I cleaned up Christmas.
And trying to set my goals and prioritize my aspirations for 2015.
My house is almost, almost back to normal.
And it’s nice to feel clean & look around, but unfortunately I see all the projects I want to get done.
Last year I covered the panels on my mom’s old secretary desk with this document fabric.
I’m a sucker for anything with vintage writing on it.  (I know I’m not alone here.)
I have quite a bit of the fabric left & I’m trying to decide what else to do with it.
Pillows are an obvious choice, but the small detail of learning how to sew gets in the way.  Basic sewing is something I would like to tackle in 2015.
And see that empty spot on the secretary?
I would also like to find that vintage typewriter I’ve been searching for in 2015.
Although I don’t usually decorate much for St. Valentine’s day I kept this document heart ornament out when I put all the Christmas stuff away.
We usually travel to our time share in St. Thomas every year over Valentine’s day weekend, but we won’t this year because little Miss M has a cheerleading competition in Atlanta that weekend so we have to bank our time share for another time.
Sooooo I’ve been adding little valentine touches here & there since I’m not preoccupied with the trip.
I found this little chalkboard heart at Target & framed it in the kitchen.
So I’ve been playing around with some things with the kids’ encouragement.  here’s a peek of what we have going on over here, but not done yet.
I’ll share more when it’s all done.
I’m hoping this year to be more active across the board- physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, professionally…and the list goes on & on.
And this call to action includes maintaining my home from decorating to refurbishing to organizing to remodeling to making it the home I want for my family and for  myself.
My one little word for 2015 is ACTIVE.  I haven’t made a new year’s resolution in years since I started using one little word a la Ali Edwards.
My plan & hope is to share it all with you here.
sharing with:
amaze me monday @dwellings-the heart of your home
motivational monday @ burlap & babies 
masterpiece monday @ boogieboard cottage 
making monday @ grace langdon art
home sweet home @ the charm of home
simple & sweet fridays @ rooted in thyme
wow us wednesdays @ savvy southern style
show & share @ coastal charm
tweak it tuesday @ cozy little house
winter blues wednesday @ DIY by design
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life
wordless wednesday @ the oh my heartsie girls
home & garden thursday @ a delightsome life
share your cup thursday @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson
treasure hunt thursday @ from your front porch to yours
the scoop @ stonegable
what’s it wednesday @ ivy & elephants
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage



  1. I love the fabric as well! The table peek is so cute and I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. thanks jann! so sweet of you to stop by & leave a message. xo

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