2012 - Year in Review

Happy New Year, dear readers!  Every year I do a little re-cap of the previous year's completed projects and achievements. It's a nice way to take stock of the past 12 months and breathe a sigh of contentment before pressing on to new resolutions and goals. (If you're interested, you can take a look back at 2011 and 2010.)

While, the year was somewhat slow for home improvements,
2012 was an enormous transitional year for me and my family. 
Here's a look back at my top 20 highlights:


one
I painted my living room BLUE.



two
I finally replaced my SINK




three
I traveled to Ithaca College in New York for a READING OF MY PLAY.


four
I did some fun DIY projects like THIS.



five
I took a WRITING RETREAT so I could work on my book and do some PAINTING



six
I began a new writing ROUTINE


seven
I opened a shop on Etsy TO SELL MY ARTWORK.



eight
I had a large but necessary EMOTIONAL MELTDOWN


nine
I transformed our guest room into a HOME STUDIO and office. 



ten
I discovered that Charlie had EPILEPSY due to his stroke. 


eleven
I was honored to participate in the KENNA CUP golf tournament - 
a benefit for my son, Charlie, and two other inspiring kiddos. 



twelve
My home was FEATURED ON HOUZZ.com.



thirteen
I reached my goal of losing 75 POUNDS IN ONE YEAR.



fourteen
I started working as a freelance contributor for HOUZZ.com and published 28 articles.


fifteen
I celebrated my 75 pound weight loss by taking a sojourn to ZION NATIONAL PARK.



sixteen
La Maison Boheme hit 1,000 FOLLOWERS!


seventeen
I completed the WARRIOR DASH without dropping dead.



eighteen
I created a RAISED VEGETABLE GARDEN in my back yard
and then WATCHED IT GROW.



nineteen
I ran my FIRST EVER 5K.


twenty
And I started the year with some TOUGH NEWS from Charlie's January MRI.