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Friday, January 4, 2013

Twenty Thirteen

2013.  Unflippinbelievable.  Where does the time go?  Let's take a look back on the year that was, and see if we actually accomplished anything in those 12 months.

The debrownification of the living room reached an all time high when i found this Missoni ottoman on clearance.


Then i bought the realest looking fake plant to add some life and greens, and i'm happy to say the plant is still thriving.  Ha. 

Then we spent a glorious two weeks in Aruba gorging ourselves on delicious food and ideal scenery.


We installed these ikea shelves to brighten up the kitchen and finally make some good use of this big wall.

A little kitten made an unexpected home with us.

I took my maiden voyage with rub'n'buff and transformed this mirror into something i like much better.


The basement made actual visual progress

Created my most favorite tablescape of the year.


Enjoyed the holidays in a winter wonderland relaxed sort of way.

And lost a door decorating contest (boo hiss!!)


One of my resolutions this year is to actually take the time to photo edit, and i was all prepared to do so with this post-kicking it off on a successful start and all that-but for some reason no new pictures will load.  There was even a collage, people!  Talk about fancy.

The basement is 75% done, and there better be a reveal in the next few months or the boyfriend will have to deal with one pissed off partner.  Prepare to hear about the dining room again, for we have to hang the marbled papers, rearrange some art and install the new lighting that i won. 

And maybe-just maybe-we can seriously entertain the idea of a kitchen update after the basement is complete.  Here's to hoping!  And here's hoping it all looks pretty in pictures!

What do you hope to accomplish this year?


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43 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Well Miss Cape you had a really successful year I would say! I too love that tablescape you did and the shelves in the kitchen are awesome. New kitties are always welcome. You never told us if you won the 'door' prize...he he!
Happy New Year!

hugs,
Linda

sandpaperandglue.com said...

such a cute kitten... and ottoman!!! :)

Mommy Lisa said...

Want to steal the ottoman AND the kitten. Maybe the tablescape too.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

It was a very good year at The Cape on the Corner!

Gretchen said...

A kitten, Aruba, AND house progress? Sounds like a great year! Our basement is on our to do in the not too distant future (we hope) list, so I look forward to seeing yours!

Paula@SweetPea said...

Happy 2013! I can't wait to see your refurbished basement!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, it looks like you've had a productive year and even made time for an awesome vacation. Your kitty is adorable:-)

Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY said...

#1 I can't believe your snowman door didn't win!
#2 Somehow I missed your Aruba post. I'm swooning over here. I went to St. Thomas in 2011 and loved it. I think I need to add Aruba to my list now.
#3 Can't wait to see more of the basement progress (I'm still drooling over the checkered floor!).
#4 I'm hoping that this is the year my master bath remodel will be done or at least started (I've been saying that the last 3 years though). I don't use it since there's no shower (um, hello 1980s - there were showers back then!). But, it seems I can't make any decisions on what to do, which is why I'm still at phase 1. I've been making a bit more progress with the design, so...this year is the year! :)

Chandeen Santos said...

So many great projects. I love your look back at the year. I also need to de-brown my living room. I'm tempted to paint my brown leather ottoman but the hubby might kill me.

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Sounds like you had an awesome year!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WHat a fabulous and wonderful year you had! Love looking back on everyone's year. Thanks for linking up.
XO
Kristin

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great features and such a great year of accomplishments. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Aruba?! Why didn't you take me with you ;) Just kidding...I bet it was a gloriously relaxing vacation!

I loved seeing all you accomplished throughout 2012.

Rachelle Falcon said...

I remember all your posts from last year! All great accomplishments and I'm still jealous of your Aruba trip. Hope 2013 is just as great if not better!

statia said...

Are you putting that flooring in, or taking it out? Because I LOVE it!!

My Garden Diaries said...

Hey! Thanks for popping by my blog! I enjoyed reading through all of your projects from the past year and I'm digging your blog!! I look forward to following along in 2013...I have no idea where the time goes either!

blesid thrifter said...

Debrownification. That's EXACTLY what I am trying to do around here. Loved your recap of what you've done in 2012. Cheers to a new year! xoxo jules

The Quiet Mom said...

This is so beautiful!

Hopping by and following your lovely blog's GFC and FB. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Well, well you have really accomplished a lot. I haven't checked up on you for awhile. Even though you are one of the first blogs I started to follow. Shame on me, I must keep better track of you. Great jobs friend. Keep working hard, things look great. Hugs, Karie

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Here's to another year of outstanding creativity, diy, fun, travel and adventure in 2013! Your photo from Aruba has ignited my wanderlust!

Jenn

Lana Wallpe said...

Sounds like we will be adding on a master bedroom downstairs, which will lead to each girl having her own room! I think that all equals excitement, mess, de-cluttering, and finally starting to believe this house is mine! About time after living in it almost twelve years dontcha think? :-)

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Dibbs on that ottoman when you are sick of it! :) I love it!

Deby Coles said...

What a great year in review. The basement is looking great - and that ottoman was a great find. Thanks for visiting over at my blog too.

Deby @so-sew-easy.com

teenah said...

love the debrownification of the living room, and your fav tablescape! :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You have a lovely home and I like how the debrownification is going!

Feral Turtle said...

Your year looked very successful. Love love love your basement floor! Cheers!

Fender's Mom said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great year! Love your kitten!

The Single Nester said...

Can you believe it is almost February!?

pam {simple details} said...

What a great year, love the Ikea shelves, your tablescape and mantle, but that adorable kitten steals the show! :)

The Boston Lady said...

I'd say you've had a very productive year and I look forward to seeing the end result in the basement. Ann

Kelly said...

I love that beautiful ottoman! And high fives for fake plants! :) I'm rocking a few myself!

Kelly @ View Along the Way
www.viewalongtheway.com

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love all of your projects! Your living room is so pretty! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww..your kitten is so adorable and I love the Missoni ottoman:) It looks beautiful in your living room. Kisses

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Love that ottoman and other touches of blue added to your home! Very pretty! And I am drooling over your cool shelf with the white milk glass pieces, ...now you're speaking my language! LOL! Love milk glass! :)

Agy said...

I love that ottoman! Such a great find. Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my blog :-)

Agy

chateau chic said...

I really like all the changes you've made to brighten and lighten your home!
Mary Alice

Nayana said...

those Ikea shelves, centerpiece and foyer looks wonderful...

Pride In Photos said...

You spent two weeks in Aruba? Oh how grand that had to be? I have wanted to go there for years!! have a great weekend.

Married Filing Jointly said...

I'm jealous of you're trip to Aruba! Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope to see you become a follower.

~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly
http://www.marriedfilingjointly.blogspot.com

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You did get a lot done plus a fabulous vacation too. I'd say that was a wonderful year.

Leah Orr said...

Great projects! I LOVE all your living room updates! Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

graceleecottage.blogspot.com

Mandy A said...

Hi, This is Mandy over at oldhouserefreshed.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

i can see your basement coming along! and i cannot wait to see your bench, i am sure it's going to turn out much better than mine! :)

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like it has been a good year. I'd love to spend two weeks in Aruba! Thanks for stopping by. Laura