Top 5 Posts of 2016

I know I promised you a post on my lighting choices today, but I’m still waiting on one more light that’s supposed to arrive tomorrow. I want to check it out in person before giving you the full scoop on them. Instead, I thought I would take a quick cruise down memory lane and recap my top posts of 2016 like I normally do every year. There weren’t as many completed projects this year as we have been planning/working on the new house since August, but I still snuck a few good ones in there. It seems crazy to think we are 6 months into this house process already!

All right let’s get to it –

5. House Plans – I think this post was popular, because you all were curious what the heck we were up to over here ;) The house is coming right along and I can’t wait to share all the details. I’m hoping to even get a little video tour in soon, if I can figure out all the techy stuff (cross your fingers for me!)

Lake House Exterior

4. Playroom Take 47 – The playroom in our last home was definitely the room I rearranged the most. I just could not get it right, although this version was definitely my favorite. I gotta say the playroom/family room in the basement at the new house has me currently stumped as well, it will have a little wet bar area with a mini fridge and snack area, and I can’t quite figure out the furniture configuration in there. I’m hoping to post some pics soon and let you guys hit me with your brilliant ideas!

A living room filled with furniture

3. Stairway Makeover – I loved how swapping out the old carpeted stairs for this striped runner made my ho hum entry way really pop. Spoiler alert I’m hoping to go for a similar look in the new house.

A room with a wooden floor

2. Lake House Spring Decor – I’m so ready for some spring right now amidst the 10 degree snowy weather and my spring tour last year was a definitely a fave.

Lake House Spring Decor

1. Winter Mantel – Oh this post makes me miss our old house! I loved this simple sign after all the Christmas crazy and candlelight makes everything look better. I know you all are going to ask where to get this sign – it’s from an Etsy shop that’s no longer in business so I can’t help you out :(

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

I can’t wait to see what happens in 2017, there are going to be SO many projects and posts coming at you, it’s going to be a fun year on the blog. Thanks so much to all of you who have been following me from the beginning as well as anybody new hanging around. I love sharing all my crazy here with you and 2017 will be more of the same :)

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  1. Where do you get your pillows? I especially love all the blue ones in your living room! Thanks! -Jenn

  2. Where did you get the wonderful white (cream?) chair and ottoman shown in the pic labeled “Winter Mantel”? Thanks for your help!

  3. going to be beautiful and fun to follow your journey, we also stumbled across a lake lot and just closed. meeting architect on Tuesday. we currently have a home we love (looks like you did too) so I’m having problems deciding what to change and keep the same? you too? We currently have white walls, walnut floors , considering light this time around for a cottage feel – have you chosen floors yet? Light or dark?
    Love that you stuck with chrome – I was considering gold for a change but don’t want to get TOO trendy! Lol

    1. Hey Lisa, our new floors are going to be light. I actually sprinkled sand on top of a bunch to see which showed up less ha, our dark floors always looked dirty! I will be sharing flooring soon. Yes I’m struggling with wanted to have really cool trendy stuff and not wanting to kick myself in 5 years so I’m trying to stick with classic with all the hard to change big ticket item things.

  4. Happy New Year! 2017 will be very exciting moving into your new home and I’m sure with your beautiful taste it’ll be very welcoming:)
    Love Laura! Kathleen in Az

      1. Could you tell me where you found your kitchen runner, dining room rug and also the den jute looking rug? Love them all and your house of course:)

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