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January 07, 2014

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Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Goodness it sounds like you have a lot of projects planned this year. You are going to be busy. Balance is so very important and it sounds like you are on a conscious path to achieving just that. I hope you have a great 2014.

Kim @ Vintage Pretties

I'm looking forward to seeing everything that you do. It's always such a pleasure to read your updates :)

Kathy

Sounds like you have some great plans for this year. I like the idea of improvements for very little money. So glad you found bead board and marble for your projects. Have a wonderful year!

Ricki Jill Treleaven

Thanks for reminding me why I love your blog so very much. :D Super re-cap.

Debbie Crivello

I am a new reader of your blog and I enjoy your posts immensely. You are so "real" and your style is classic.

Smiles,

Debbie

Becca

Wow, I love what you have planned for the new year! Your shelves always look fabulous with your great styling! And, I can't wait to see your new counter! Happy New Year!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

Loved looking back at your pictures, Andrea! It sounds like you've got some good plans for this year and ones that won't break the bank. You always do things in your home that are budget-friendly and I enjoy seeing what you come up with. It sounds like you got some great stuff for free. I'm looking forward to seeing the beadboard in the bathroom.

Jaybird

Loved seeing the pictures!! Your home is so cheerful and inviting!
Blessings to you in this shiny new year,
J

Stacey

I am right there with you, Andrea. Must be the time in life. :) You just keep doing what you are doing. We'll be here.

Must love junk

Here's to an exciting 2014! (Love your gorgeous cat! :)
Susan

Pat Rutledge

I just found your blog and wanted to say "hello" to a fellow Texan! I'm in the DFW area...are you nearby?

Your home is lovely. I need to check out your recipes. Your paragraph about yourself is very real and I'm sorta doing the same thing. I do have more time than I used to but I don't have a balance to it. If you find the secret, please share! :)

I'm a new follower. Stop by and say hi when you can ~

xo
Pat

work from home now

Hi there! I know this is somewhat off-topic but I needed to ask.
Does building a well-established blog like yours take
a lot of work? I'm brand new to writing a blog however I do write in my journal daily.
I'd like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and views online.

Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or
tips for new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!

Nita {ModVintageLife}

I'm right there with ya...trying to balance things better. I'l be adding a little marble to my kitchen too! I'm all about little fix ups. Last night the drawer under my cook top came off the track. The bottom one did this once before and I had to replace it. I think it was the bottom one. I use these drawers a lot and put the most heaviest things in them...which is why the track gave out. It was a awful job to try to fix it before and I dread it this time. I told myself this is a sign that I should just tear out those drawers and cook top and put in a stove like I want to. The thermostat is also out on the wall oven. I know it could easily be fixed...but if I had money...this would be a good time to do what I want to do in the kitchen.

Can't wait to see the beadboard in the bathroom.

As for floors...a neighbor of mine says the best thing to do is strip them and stain them and do a wax finish. If something bad happens to the floor all you do is fix that spot and add more wax...un like poly...where all has to come off.

I polyed my living room dining room 7 years ago and now it's scratched from the several times I've had plumbers in the house. One big scratch across the living room floor. Did they drag the water heater out? I saw them use a dolly...but boy they did some damage.

My other floors needed to be redone when I moved in and I still haven't done them. My floors are my biggest problem. I am still finding dust on things from the time I did the living room - dining room. Now I know why sometimes people just put a wood floor over a wood floor. It's easier than taking all out and making all that mess.

Here's to us both getting things accomplished this year!

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