Well, welcome to 2015….only a few days late

Hello friends!  How is it already day 9 of 2015???  This year is already starting to fly by.  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New years.  Things have been plugging along on this end.  Been battling through some migraines since Christmas day, so that has not been fun.  I am not really sure what is causing them, but I am ready for them to go away!  I used to get them often several years ago, but then they went away for the most part.  Other than the migraines, the rest of 2014 was a bit of a let down.  I have yet to really post about my last race, and the disappointment that came with not finishing.  I know in my head that I pushed myself really hard in 2014 to reach some goals that were challenging, yet attainable, and I am proud of those goals, but not finishing the last race really set me back.  I think all year I had this dream and vision that I was going to rock the last few races and really prove that I CAN do this despite some other things I have been dealing with.  Not finishing was like a smack in the face with a reality check that I have a lot of work to do….So in lies my goals for 2015 which I am still processing through and working on.

So in other news I was very blessed and fortunate to receive some really great Christmas gifts, spend some quality time with The hubs, and get some things done in my house.
A few weeks before Christmas I was asked several times what I wanted. As I have grown older, I really don’t NEED anything, but there were a few kitchen items I have had my eye on for a while.

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A girl can dream right?!?!

Well thanks to my darling husband, and generous gifts from several friends, my wishes were granted!!!
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I have been in the mood to change some things in our house, but did not want to fork over $$$$ to do it.  This past weekend I finally got some new bedding (thanks to a gift card) and painted a dresser that we use for kitchen storage!  Bedroom furniture is next on the list to change!!

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After!!

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During

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After!!!!

I am pretty happy with how it all turned out.  I have a few areas I need to touch up, but overall I am pretty happy with it.  I got the look I was aiming for for around $50 vs $1200!!  Not bad, not bad.

How were your holidays?
Have you ever done a DIY makeover?

XO,
Esther
CRG

4 thoughts on “Well, welcome to 2015….only a few days late

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