In the winter of 2011 I developed Interstitial Cystitis, (IC). For months I was stuck at home, in constant pain and misery. After lots of prayer, my own research, and taking my health into my own hands, I slowly got better. I am so very, very thankful to be living a pain free, normal life once again. I will have to share my journey with IC in another post. After being stuck at home for months, I was tired of the dark colors. I needed a change, but thought changing everything would be too daunting and expensive of a task at the time. After Christmas last year, I couldn't stand the thought of going through another winter in the darkness, the memories of my illness the previous winter were still very fresh in my mind. I didn't know how I was going to do it, I didn't have money to go out and just buy all new things for my home. So, I started selling, and to my surprise it all sold quickly.
What a difference a year can make. Here is our home Christmas 2011.
2012 was a good year, not only were we all in good health, we also made some very special and fun memories. We put the new floors and kitchen on hold to go on a big vacation instead. They are only this age once, so glad we went!
I am looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring, I have so many projects and goals planned for this year. Flooring, a kitchen redo, and hopefully a master bedroom makeover. I would also like to learn more about photography, and how to really use my camera. Before I get started on those though, I am working on a deep cleaning and organizing of our home. All month I have been going through all my cabinets, closets, and drawers, it feels good to clean out and feel fresh for the new year. I have also been thinking about exactly what I want to do with our kitchen. Here are a couple kitchen pins from pinterest that I absolutely love and find inspiring. I wish I knew the original source for both of them.
I will return soon with some new goodies I got for my birthday. :)
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