Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WE MADE IT!! - Our One Year Blog-a-versary...

This post, believe it or not, was difficult for me to write...
Never in a million years did I think this little blog would still be going after one year.
It took everything I had to click the "publish" button that first time,
 never really knowing if anyone would find this little blog,
 when there were already so many great and big blogs out there.  
In my heart, I hoped there was room for one more.

We've covered a lot of ground in the last year...I thought it would be good to review a few of the bigger projects we have tackled.

A total renovation of our living room/dining room, including putting up a half wall, painting and installing new laminate floors.

Some small changes and organization in the Master bedroom..

I showed you our awful laundry room and then we changed it and made it more presentable..
.by painting and re-arranging cabinets and installing new vinyl tile flooring.

We also...

painted the kitchen and hallway...a beautiful teal colour.

...completed a budget-wise makeover of the bathroom by adding a new shower curtain and a few accessories.

Even with all that we have accomplished, there is still so much I want to do!!

We are always looking for ways to get the look we want on a budget,
just like so many of you out there.
There are no sponsors here...
and we are a single income family, so money is tight!

We are getting ready to start to paint the remaining trim on our main level white from stained, and
we are looking at completing a wall treatment in our master bedroom as well.

We hope you stick with us as we venture into more budget friendly projects!!


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  1. I'd better get moving on my place. You've done so much and it looks great, Cheryl!


    1. thanks Karen - and there is still so much to do!

  2. Hi Cheryl
    I love your blog. It is so pleasant and uplifting. You have such a beautiful smile that cheers me up each time I see it. You have done so much in the last year and I want to wish you all the best. God bless.

    1. thanks for the lovely comments Pat - all the best to you as well!

  3. congrats Cheryl....I love the way your Family Room turned out....big changes.....keep it up....

  4. Congrats Cheryl you have a done a wonderful job with your home and with your blog! Love the living/dining room, it turned out beautifully. I have joined you on FB via my personal page, still don't know how to "Like" someone from my blog FB fan page. Hugs, Diane

  5. Cheryl, Your home looks lovely with all of the improvements you have made. I have lived in my house for ten years and have not accomplished half of what you have done. Great job and congratulations on your first anniversary Have a wonderful evening.....Candy.

    1. Candy - there are still many things to be done - I'm sure my husband feels like we have done more than we need to...but the list gets longer everyday...LOL

  6. Congratulations Cheryl! You have come a long way!


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