Before jumping into 2015, I thought I would take a look back at 2014 and the posts that you seemed to like the best (according to my bloggy stats).
Valentine's Day Envelope & DIY Dry Erase Frame (this one went viral on Pinterest!)
How To Choose the Right Rug Measurements
10 Things You Need From the Dollar Store
The Overwhelmed to Organized Series was a popular one, especially the dreaded...linen closet!
5 Ways to Welcome Spring to Your Front Steps
A Perfect Cupcake for a Perfect Baby Girl
I'm a Mom...And A Runner!
A Beautiful Soul
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Adding Texture To Your Space
Chilli Coconut Chicken Salad
Mantle Goes Summer
Cottage Living - Adirondack Chairs
DIY Refinishing A Hall Table With Chalk Paint
A New Playroom For the Minis
Mason Jar Series
Fruit & Veggie Wash
Our Home Paint Colours
Mason Jars Go Trendy!
Christmas Home Tour
2014 has been an interesting year around here. I worked really hard to grow my blog and it has opened up many exciting doors that I never thought was possible the day I sat down and wrote my first blog post in 2012.
I returned to the office full time in April after my third maternity leave, which has been a big adjustment as I haven't been able to dedicate as much time to my blog as I was when I was home. However, I love being in the office and working hard on totally separate issues and files.
In May, I struggled deeply with losing my girlfriend Robyn. Losing her, hit me hard. Two weeks after Robyn died, I ran the Ottawa marathon. It was that race where I hit bottom. Every step I took was an unraveling of my emotions about Robyn's death. It took me awhile to realize that it wasn't about my crappy race that day, it was about her and my anger at why such a beautiful woman was robbed of life. Since that race, I ran a 5km with my Mum but haven't officially put my running shoes back on to hit the pavement. I'm just not ready. However, I'm determined that at some point in 2015...I will.
2014 has also been a huge year of opportunity. I was invited to be a guest on Daytime Ottawa and since that show, I've been asked to be a regular guest, appearing monthly. SO FUN! It's also been a fab year for my family which has been amazing.
Did you make resolutions for 2015? I don't typically decide on anything too serious, but I do have a few goals:
- Be Organized: I believe that you have to live in the present! But if I can do it being more organized it just may make it a little more sane...especially with three kids :)
- Be Realistic: I love a good challenge. LOVE IT! So, it's hard for me to say no. My goal is to be realistic and only (well try to) take on a realistic amount of stuff.
- Get Back the Bod: My bod is begging me to get back to the gym. I'm not ready to get back into running so I thought I would switch it up and try the gym. I haven't been a gym girl since University so I'm looking forward to a new workout. Mr. Fix-It and I have a little health challenge going on so I'm game!
By the way. Want to know what the colour of 2015 is? According to Pantone, the 2015 colour is...
MARSALA - earthy wine, red. Like it? Get ready to see it everywhere in fashion and home design
Keep it Beautiful.