It’s that time of year again, where we get to look back at where we’ve been this year and look forward to where we’re heading in the future. These times of reflection are one of the best parts of having a blog because it allows a record of what’s happened over the years. The older I get, the more thankful I am that I have this digital memory keeper!
Thank you so much for letting me share our heart and home with you. This year was full of the highest high (you may have heard we’re having a baby! and we couldn’t be more overjoyed), and the saddest lows (we lost our beloved Dad after a courageous fight with cancer). He is still greatly missed, but we’re lucky to have a tight family to lean on in the tough times. Through it all, your support, encouragement and engagement has made these 6 years of blogging feel fulfilling and worthwhile. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Best of HWH 2015 | Home Decor
Today, I’m sharing the progress we’ve made at our home and some of my most popular home decor posts of 2015. Our home has been evolving over the last 6 years and we are really comfortable with where things are now, which is not to say that there aren’t still things I’d like to change or update.
For 2016, we’re working on: 1) transitioning our playroom into a playroom/media room so that the adults and (soon to be) children can both enjoy the space; 2) our son has moved into the former guest room and we need to make it a true young boy’s bedroom; 3) my office needs some updating since I recently moved the Expedit bookshelf into the playroom and I’m ready for a refresh in that space since I spend so much time in there; and finally, 4) I’d love to update our downstairs half-bath. It’s fine and functional as-is, but it could definitely use a dose of personality. I’ve been wanting to wallpaper it forever!
The stairway was updated with the addition of a large pedestal table
that finally completed that potentially awkward spot under the stairs. That area sat empty for so long and I’m glad we waited to find the perfect piece that we’d really like as opposed to just a space-filler.
Come summertime, we added some easy Summer decor in our Master Sitting Room.
And changed the dining room up for Fall
too. I enjoy decorating for the seasons, but I realize more and more that it simple works best around here.
Our almost 6-year old son has lived in this home since he was just four months old. His nursery was turned into a Colorful Big Boy Room
that he really enjoyed, but this summer he moved to the guest room so that his room could become the baby girl’s nursery. It’s the room closest to our bedroom, so this move made the most sense for us. Don’t feel sorry for him for getting booted, we had a king bed in the guest room that he’s luckily inherited.
HWH Loves Bloggers
This year, I wanted to connect with and promote other bloggers and instagrammers more because at the heart of blogging is sharing and crediting back those whose original content is so creative and inspiring. I started the HWH LOVES BLOGGERS
series as a way to spread the love. Each week, we focused on a different room of the house and you could tag your picture on instagram #HWHLovesBloggers
for a chance to be featured.
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You can get caught up on the series below if you missed it. I promise you’ll be inspired and might even get turned on to some new blogs. I hope so!
It’s so funny to look back now and realized I published this nursery post on July 2 and was actually pregnant at the time and didn’t know it!
I plan to pick this series back up this month and I’ll be looking to feature your home offices
. Follow my instagram @honeywerehome
for the announcement. I’ve met some great people through this series and they all said that the feature brought them lots of new visitors, which is so good to hear.
I know my own blog has grown through the kindness of being featured on other blogs, brands and instagram accounts and I appreciate each and every share. If you are interested in creating a blog, you can read how to get started here