2010 in review: part 1

over the last few days, a few other bloggers have been posting a recap of the last year. i wanted to do something similar, it's nice to have reminder of what all was accomplished. last year i did a series of "best of" posts, but this year i think that i will break it down by month.

i started off january by finishing up a crochet project that i had been working on - a blanket for the guest room.
we also (finally!) finished the baseboards in the office and installed the curtains that had been in our dining room.
at the end of the month, we debated paint samples and started painting the den.

i debated and debated what to do with the den.
we got a lot of snow, which had me dreaming of maui.
we also worked on one of my favorite projects, a diy light for the dining room.

in march i posted a tutorial on how we made our dining room light fixture, part 1 and part 2.
we custom cut and installed 3 roller blinds

we traveled to chicago for saint patrick's day and to eureka springs for a friends' wedding.

and, i finally started taking my architectural registration exams! i took the first one at the beginning of march, and found out that i had passed only a few weeks later. march was a busy month!

in april we organized our guest room and extra closet... just in time for a visit from my parents.
while visiting, my mom helped me make a cushion for the bench in our entryway

and then my parents helped us finish up our shelf project in the den.
in april i also ran a 5k and traveled to cleveland to visit a good friend.

the weather got nicer, i kept running, and started planting a few flowers outside.

i bought a buffet on craigslist
DSC_0005 and and thought about painting it. a lot.

i finished making another blanket for a friend who had a baby.
i spent a lot of time working or studying...
i organized some of my books by color, like a rainbow.
and ended the month with a real rainbow.

in june we did very little work on the house. instead, we traveled to ohio for mike's brother's high school graduation,
4688236910_80fd6dcece_o looked at some new hardware for the buffet, spent some time at the pool, and i bought myself a new netbook.

i also took and passed my second architectural registration exam.

i think i'll divide this up into 2 posts and do the second half of the year tomorrow. when i started writing this i wasn't sure that i would have enough to break it up by month, but we did a lot at the beginning of the year!

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2 Responses to 2010 in review: part 1

Rachel Le said...

I have to say... you have made your house super cool.

Happy New Year :)

Dennis and Su said...

I especially like the blanket, light fixture, and shelving you made. So cool!


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