Friday, December 29, 2017

Best of 2017

If you have been following me for a while, then you know that almost everything that happened in 2017 was the Best.  This has truly been an amazing and wonderful year.  I am sharing the posts that received the most views as we begin to transform this house into our home.

#1 We Bought A House 
Actually this happened in November, 2016 - but I have to include that milestone since that started everything off for the entire year.  We got the keys to our new home the week before Christmas.

#2. Kitchen Makeover 

Two weeks after moving in, we started a total makeover of the kitchen.  By February 6th we had this beauty.  This is such a major transformation, you need to see where we started.

#3. Master Bedroom Closet
We have "His" and "Hers" closets, so I had fun sprucing mine up a bit.

#4. Master Bathroom Makeover - Free
We had leftover granite and flooring from the kitchen project, so we were able to do the first part of the bathroom remodel for free. New floors, counter, sink and faucet and later we even used the left over marble from the kitchen backsplash to finish this area off.

#5. The Dish Room
 The closet under the stairs was transformed into my "Dish Room".  All my extra dishes, serving pieces, napkins, candles and even pillow storage too.  This space is a treasure for sure.

#6. 2017 Spring Home Tour
This was the first walk through of the new house with most of the boxes unpacked.

#7.  The Big Dig - The Pool Began
The middle of April the big dig for the pool.  This was my dream coming to reality.

#8. The Pool Is Finished
The first week of June, the pool was finished and this is where I spent the entire summer.

#9. 2017 Summer Home Tour
As time goes on more rooms are switched around and decor is refined.  Still hunting for the right furniture arrangement for each room.

#10.  The Loft
My office is set up in the loft and I officially declare it the "Girl Cave".

#11. One Year Later - "Let Go and Let God"
This was one of the most viewed posts all year.  I share my heart's desire to live closer to family and how the Lord answered my prayers.

#12. 2017 Fall Home Tour
Things are starting to come together.  We added some furniture and took some away, added new lighting and refined some spaces.

#13. Family Room Makeover
This room is where we spend most of our time and the one room that is still a big work in progress.  Furniture from the last house doesn't always translate well into a new house.

#14.  Changes In The Guest Bedroom
Thrifty shopping - a DIY headboard and we finally have a guest bedroom that is done for now.

#15.  2017 Christmas Home Tour
This is the perfect ending to a Wonderful and Blessed Year.  We still have tons to do in our new home, but we are so Thankful for all the Lord has provided.

We are so grateful to all of you as you follow along on this "Stroll Thru Life" with us.  Your comments, encouragement and friendship are such a Blessing.  We give thanks for you every day.

We send our Prayers and Wishes for a Happy, Prosperous and Blessed New Year.

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  1. Marty, your year has been a whirlwind!! Just look at all you've accomplished for a wonderful life! I have realized reading your post and Rhoda's, that I move much more slowly than your girls. :)

    Here's to 2018 being filled with inspiration and fun.

  2. Wow! You have gotten SO MUCH done in just one year! Not many folks could have taken on (and completed) that many major projects. Beautiful home to spend 2018 and beyond in!

  3. Marty it truly has been a fantastic year for you and so much more is in store! May you have a happy and healthy 2018 my dear friend.

  4. Your new home is beautiful. 2017 has been a busy year for you. It was all worth it. Happy 2018.

  5. You truly did have a wonderful year, Marty! Here's praying 2018 is even more spectacular!

  6. Wow! You definitely know how to decorate a space. I love that you put exactly how you did it. While I still live in just a tiny place, I feel like I can use some of this in my zone to make it a little more like home!