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.

january:
i started off january by finishing up a crochet project that i had been working on - a blanket for the guest room.
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we also (finally!) finished the baseboards in the office and installed the curtains that had been in our dining room.
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at the end of the month, we debated paint samples and started painting the den.
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february:
i debated and debated what to do with the den.
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we got a lot of snow, which had me dreaming of maui.
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we also worked on one of my favorite projects, a diy light for the dining room.
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march:
in march i posted a tutorial on how we made our dining room light fixture, part 1 and part 2.
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we custom cut and installed 3 roller blinds
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we traveled to chicago for saint patrick's day and to eureka springs for a friends' wedding.
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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!

april:
in april we organized our guest room and extra closet... just in time for a visit from my parents.
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while visiting, my mom helped me make a cushion for the bench in our entryway
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and then my parents helped us finish up our shelf project in the den.
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in april i also ran a 5k and traveled to cleveland to visit a good friend.

may:
the weather got nicer, i kept running, and started planting a few flowers outside.
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i bought a buffet on craigslist
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i finished making another blanket for a friend who had a baby.
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i spent a lot of time working or studying...
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i organized some of my books by color, like a rainbow.
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and ended the month with a real rainbow.
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june:
in june we did very little work on the house. instead, we traveled to ohio for mike's brother's high school graduation,
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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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