I can't believe how fast last year went by. I've been busy putting away the Christmas stuff, purging as I go. I still have my big tree to take down but I've caught a cold and about all I did was put away the little tree before collapsing on the couch. Maybe tomorrow my head will be clear enough to finish it up.
Anyway, I want to just say "Thank you" to all my readers. I never expected to have very many people reading my little blog and had no idea the friendships I'd make. You each brighten my day and yes, affirm me. I so appreciate each and every one of you!
2016 saw several projects started and some even finished!
I was able to refresh the guest bathroom and BBQ area at the city house and the fence was replaced in the backyard along the side of the yard.
We started work closing in the art studio,
redid the kitchen here at the farm which was a big project to cross off,
and perhaps the biggest thing to happen was our sweet daughter getting engaged to a wonderful young man.
Which brings me to this year. We have a wedding to plan and get ready for! That means we have projects at the farm to get done/wrapped up:
Clean up and create flowerbeds and make the grounds pretty for the wedding
1. Finish the art studio (we made good progress this past week!)
2. Beadboard on the kitchen ceiling and move light in dining room to a better location
3. Dress up the fireplace wall
4. Maybe close in the garage? Definitely add some storage in there and paint.
As I mentioned, we were able to get a lot done on the art studio the week between Christmas and New Years. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen pictures of the windows being added. We couldn't have gotten as much done without the help of our son, Jay, and Bruce's brother Barry, so a big shoutout to them for their help!
Plus Jay spent several hours of raking leaves and digging out thorny briars - I'm now not feeling so overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done. Amazing what having someone help you get started can do! My sweet mother-in-law also helped rake leaves and her help was very appreciated too! (There are a lot of leaves)! All I can say is y'all are awesome!
(Be sure to come back on Friday to see the progress on the art studio!)
So welcome 2017. I think you're going to shine!
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