Hey There 2024

Are you like me, wondering where 2023 went?!  It seem like we were just stepping off the 2022 Christmas season and experiencing some spring weather when all of a sudden, boom, Happy 2024!  Or maybe it was the longest year ever for you and you're just happy to have made it.  Either way, 2023 is out and 2024 is the new in.

2023 wasn't a great year for the blog.  Our biggest project was birthed (quite literally) in February and it seems we took the rest of the year to recover and savor.  While we did tackle a few small things around our home, only one made it into writing.  We're ok with it though because it lets us start the new year with a healthy (low) standard that we can surely build on...

in between food storage clean up, of course. 

rug* (<---These types of Loloi rugs are my favorites for bathrooms and kitchens.)

We have a few "we can definitely get this done" projects on our docket this year.

We're going to start off painting and reorganizing the storage room - it'll be something of a phase I project.  It's the only room that hasn't had a fresh coat of paint in probably 20+ years and it's overdue.  I dream of custom cabinetry (diy obviously) in here someday but right now, we'll make due with what we have but make it work harder for us.

We'd also love to tackle the front yard landscaping.  There are a couple of crape myrtle trees that were horribly pruned years ago and have not grown well since that have to go and in their place, we'll plant some new stuff.  New grass also needs to be planted and we have a small live oak I would love to plant in the yard.

We're at the point in kids ages that it would be really nice to have double sinks in the kids' bathroom.  Anthony can rework the plumbing and we want to try our hand at cutting our own quartz countertops so we'll see how that turns out.  The cabinets have seen better days too.  I whipped up this idea board a few years back that's still very relevant.  

This will be tedious but something I think will upgrade every room in the house - painting all of the interior doors.  They were painted a faux wood years and years ago and even though they still look "great", the color is outdated.

I feel like this is a small list for an entire year so I'm hoping we'll cross all of these things off and be able to continue on to some "hopefully we can get this done" projects too.  Things like adding faux legs to our kitchen cabinets, adding box moulding to the dining room walls, reworking the back patio, tackling the master bathroom, and on and on.  Always a thousand things.

My goal is to keep the blog well-oiled and running this year, sharing as we go but I know I'm not a regular poster so if checking in isn't your thing, you can sign up for email notifications HERE every time a new blog post goes live.  I promise I won't spam you with anything other than new posts.

Do you have any big projects up next in 2024?  I don't usually use the new year as a restart - I'm more of a "no time like the present" person - but baby Faustin seems to have turned a corner over the holidays and is getting more content playing and sleeping so the timing is great to up our game in the diy realm.  If I was superstitious, I'd go find tree to tap on...

Good luck to us, Happy New Year to you!

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  1. Call me crazy, but I think your wood doors look nice!

    1. Not crazy, they're definitely not bad by any means. But here's the thing, not all of the doors in our house are the same faux wood. Some were painted before we bought the house five years ago, some haven't been painted in years, and then of course, some are the faux wood. I like the idea of things being cohesive though so I kind of would just like them all the same which brings us 'round to the truth of just painting them all. :)