Some Favorites from 2011

With the end of the year fast approaching, I thought I’d reminisce about a few of my favorite projects from this year (in no particular order).

My bathroom mini makeover took me a while to get finished, but I’m rather pleased with the end result.

Bathroom after

The Bridal Shower favours I made were a bit of a departure for me, but I like the project as they were done for a good friend.

The Finished Product

The dining chair project was one that seemed to take FOREVER, but I’m happy with the end result. Next time I paint furniture though – I’ll think twice before using a paintbrush.Rewiring my bedside lamps is a favorite project because I was incredibly intimidated to try it, and in the end it was very simple to do.My dollar store bookend project is a favorite because it was the first time I’d really made something new instead of just modifying it.

Fred and George – the Lion Bookends

It’s was fun to go back and take a look at some of the things I’ve accomplished this year around my home. I wonder what projects will be my favorites in 2012?

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Merry Christmas

Christmas Tree by Andrea Ihlefeld via Etsy

On this marvelous Christmas morning I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite Christmas quotes.

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes and bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What is Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more. ~ Dr.Seuss

I wish you and your family a day filled with love and laughter as you gather to enjoy all that the season brings.

~Michelle