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I all the time get pleasure from taking a little bit of time to look again on the 12 months because it’s coming to a detailed. It is a chance to replicate again with gratitude and discover silver linings in all that occurred. I additionally prefer to look again on the 12 months on the weblog, and all of the methods we have made progress in our house.
Creating a house takes time, I all the time say that, nevertheless it’s so true! Some years it would really feel like progress was “sluggish” and even uneventful, however in reflecting again I can see that even when we did not full any main tasks to point out for it, we did make progress!
Even when it is just a bit step ahead, we did what we felt was mandatory or essential in every season. We will have fun that progress, too, nevertheless huge or small. Additionally it is good to replicate on and acknowledge the hassle spent on much less seen or behind-the-scenes work and planning, too. For us, 2022 concerned A LOT of planning (which I will clarify under) in addition to merely getting located in a brand new house.
We had our first full 12 months and all 4 seasons in our new house. As I think primarily based on previous expertise with transferring, 2022 was a 12 months that we’d be “recovering” from the planning and the transfer that happened within the weeks earlier than the 12 months started :). Ha ha! That may sound dramatic to say, because it was a great transfer for us, however I discover it actually does take time to recuperate from the inevitable stress and exhaustion of transferring in addition to the power wanted to settle into new comfy rhythms and areas.
This 12 months we additionally went proper from transferring on to planning a marriage, too! My daughter Courtney obtained engaged proper after we moved in 2021 and obtained married in July. What great recollections which might be from 2022! There have been additionally laborious instances and losses in our household. Highs and lows, joys and sorrows.
We additionally spent numerous time this 12 months planning for our transform that can (lastly!) start in just a few quick weeks. We’re excited to see the addition for my mother and father in addition to our new kitchen and eating room. Generally a 12 months entails behind the scenes planning for the long run, different years you start to see the rewards of your plans.
2023 can be rewarding when it comes to seeing new tasks come to life (house and enterprise) so we’re wanting ahead to the thrill of all that can happen within the upcoming weeks.
As I look again on 2022 I’m additionally reminded of how a lot has been completed via our every day work The Impressed Room. We put collectively A LOT of weblog posts this 12 months that I hope have been encouraging or inspiring! I additionally accomplished and launched my eleventh ebook, A Beautiful Life. We even labored on a “new” ebook that can come out subsequent 12 months (particulars to return).
And we’re SO excited concerning the plans we have been engaged on that can be put into movement this 12 months on a dream we have had for years. If you wish to get a sneak peek, you will discover it right here. Many extra particulars on this can be shared within the subsequent few weeks.
We additionally keep up a correspondence with our group often via our emails and all of our social media channels, and we labored with many manufacturers this 12 months. Staying in contact is so essential to me. With out an energetic, supportive group to share with, it simply would not be rewarding for me.
And, we navigated one other 12 months of on-line enterprise (January 2023 marks our sixteenth 12 months in enterprise!). That is enormous! The web is all the time rising and altering and which means we (my women and I) are all the time navigating our method via. I miss the less complicated days of on-line running a blog in some ways, however am additionally so grateful we have been in a position to develop via the modifications and do the work we’re nonetheless pleased with.
It is laborious, however I am so glad I obtained to do what I like (and have since 2007!). By means of The Impressed Room I’ve the chance to encourage others with their houses. That is why I began The Impressed Room within the first place, so I really feel extraordinarily blessed to have been in a position to proceed to try this for all of those years. I by no means dreamed I might get to do that! I am particularly grateful in your help and encouragement that makes this all potential.
Do you look again on the 12 months to see how far you’ve got come?
Even via laborious or troublesome years, I’ve felt there’s a lot to be pleased about in addition to to sit up for within the 12 months forward.
I will have a lot to share in 2023, our transform can be in full swing, and extra methods I sit up for connecting. I hope you will observe alongside for it. Be sure to’re subscribed to my emails right here!
I very just lately did a publish about these 7 easy methods we made progress in our house within the first 12 monthsand I rounded up some extra highlights and favourite posts from the 12 months under!
Listed here are some highlights and posts from the 12 months, listed so as from my MOST RECENT posts, again to the start of 2021! Click on the hyperlinks under to learn.
Getting Prepared for Winter within the Comfortable (shared pictures and particulars of how we organized furnishings and what we used on this cozy multi-purpose area)
DIY Whale Wreaths
My early winter cottage bed room and seasonal printable paintings
Determined to call our multi-purpose room THE SNUG and shared about our whimsical winter visitor area
Continued our custom of the Moravian Stars on our porch
Modified out our lounge chairs for these inexpensive striped armchairs (and shared how our Christmas tree helped me make a design resolution!)
Embellished our stairs for Christmas and shared suggestions for making garland fuller
Shared about one among my favourite classic items and suggestions for telling your story in your house
Hung our DIY porch lantern with a flickering battery candle
Acquired our battery-operated window candles which set such a heat temper in our house
Put money into some combine and matchable pillows and share suggestions for pillow sample mixing and saving cash
Embellished our porch for fall
Made our entry extra comfy and shared suggestions for a welcoming entry
Shared my secret adorning tip and blue lamp in a brand new spot
Solved storage wants with these shallow underbed storage baggage
Hung up artwork round the home and shared the place I discover coastal/seascape paintings
Savored summer season sunsets on our porch
Acquired white slipcovers for Ikea chairs
Found these light-weight reversible blankets (so lots of you instructed me you bought these and love them!)
Added railing planter containers for curb attraction
Summer time door basket
Shared about how a house is not a showplace, it is a sanctuary
Our small area laundry closet storage answer
Our full seaside home tour with earlier than pictures I have never shared
Small area storage suggestions and making room for what you like
6 months within the seaside home – progress report
Added character with a brand new lantern gentle in our entry – see the earlier than and after!
Spring door basket
Our kitchen and eating room transforming plans – the earlier than pictures
Winter bed room sanctuary updates
A couple of different issues that occurred in 2022:
Launched my eleventh ebook, A Beautiful Life! Examine what A Beautiful Life ebook is all about right here.
Began Monday Temper Boards collection
Began @theinspiredroomstyle (our curated Instagram store of timeless furnishings and charming equipment!)
Courtney obtained married and shared pictures from her marriage ceremony and marriage ceremony planning recommendation right here
Shared numerous cozy house inspiration in our annual Fall Nesting collection
Extra favourite posts:
Kylee shared progress on her house right here
Realized I’m a Coastal Grandmother 🙂
Shared my downloadable seasonal planner and the way to be intentional in planning for seasons
Shared my ideas on Creating An Intentional Residence and Secrets and techniques to Success
My Design Philosophy + The Reward of Residence
We Shared 10 Favourite Cleansing Instruments, Devices and Hacks That Make Life Simpler!
How you can Dwell a Extra Beautiful Life
Why I Love Being Known as a Homebody
Comfortable New Years, mates!