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2017 Was A Good Year

2017 was quite the year. We spent most of it getting ready for our daughter's wedding: mowing and grooming the wedding and reception spots, planting the front flower bed, and working on the art studio (thought we might need the space for guests to stay in) and we got a beehive.
Megan and Dylan working on the Spot
It started off a little bare but filled in nicely by the wedding
Front of studio getting closed in
Exterior of studio done and walkway added
putting the beehive up

Then there was the wedding - it was beautiful and perfectly Megan and Dylan. We had near perfect weather (just a tiny bit hot but nice and sunny) and everyone had a wonderful time.

Lastly, Bruce with occasional help from family and friends got my art studio closed in and done! He finished up all the construction part the week between Christmas and New Years. The walls and ceiling were textured and painted, the ceiling fan and lights were hung, and trim added around the windows and doors.
trim around door ready for paint
ceiling fan hung
window sills and trim in
The next part is for me to paint the trim and seal the floor. Then I can start setting it up. I have my metal grates from Comfort, TX to make into shelving

and I found these red lockers in Canton this past First Monday Trade Days (oh it was so cold but these made it so worth it!). Both will work great for storage, etc. in the studio.

The unicorn (from another Canton trip) is hanging in the studio...whether she stays in that spot or not, time will tell but for now this is where she is. Guaranteed to make me smile.

2017 was definitely a great year filled with wonderful things. And here's to the new adventures 2018 brings!
Many blessings!


  1. It most certainly was a good year! The wedding was the highlight, but your studio is a close second :).


  2. Oh the wedding was beautiful and what perfect weather and to see your daughter so happy but ohhhh that studio Cecilia!!!! I am in love with your space out there. Your creativity is going to flow in this space. Those windows Oh MY!!! I am in love with those and the light that comes in this space. Also the beams are gorgeous. You had some beautiful memories for 2017 now onto 2018 and I know more beautiful things will be coming your way.

  3. Such a wonderful and busy year! What a beautiful Wedding day and your daughter looks so much like you.
    I'd love to see your studio...I am so happy for you that this goal has been achieved!

  4. Happy New Year Cecilia! Hope this year is just as wonderful for y'all! I'm a bit green with envy over your workshop. How wonderful! And especially jealous that you are so much closer to Canton!!

  5. What a great year it was for you! And I'm sure 2018 will be even better:) I've loved being able to watch it all happy that your gorgeous studio is near completion! Enjoy! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home


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