One Year.

One year ago today, I spent my first night in this house that I am blessed to call my home.  Since that night it has been a year for the books.  From the first time that I first showed y'all my home to now it has changed quite a bit.  I hadn't even been in my house a month, so now there are pictures on walls and more pieces that make it a home.  But just to make sure, in case you were reading that with the understanding that my house is all put together and done you are wrong.  Just like any home, it is a work in progress and I am so glad I get to call it my work in progress.
The only way I know how to describe this past year is as a blessing.  This blessing has challenged me, pushed me physically and emotionally, and helped me grow as a person.  My comfort in being a home owner and living on my own has grown more than I ever thought it would and I am so happy to come home to this house everyday.

My favorite room in my house quickly became my beautiful kitchen.  Just like any home renovation that is where a majority of my money went during the renovation and I am so happy that I did not budge on any of my wants.  Just ask any of my friends and they will tell you that my happy place is in my kitchen.  Whether I am making French Press in the mornings, cooking dinner for my parents or having a late night baking session I am loving every minute.  I was raised by two women who were more than happy to take the time to teach me their ways in their kitchens and it is in mine that I feel closest to them.

My other favorite 'room' in my house is my back porch.  From that back porch and my hammock I can see the world go by and at the same time feel the peace of the country.  My parents and I love to spend time back there in the evenings and to me it is an extension of my home because it is the first thing that you see when you walk up to my house(because no one even knows I have a front door) and the last place you are when leaving.

The room that I use the least amount of the time, other than the guest room. is probably the office.  My office mainly holds my crafting supplies and old bible study and school books.  My laptop bounces back and forth from my desk to either my couch or the bar, so I don't even always use it in there.  One of the things that I do like about this room is that everything has a place.  The long book shelf in there houses books and photos and so much more and the closet holds everything else.

At the end of the day, each room in my house holds a special place in my heart and I am thrilled to be able to share some updated photos of them with you today.  In case you missed any of the other updates through out the year be sure and check out the 'My Home' page for the latest and greatest.  This has been an incredible year in a home that I will never take for granted.  I praise the Lord each and every day for this blessing and cannot wait to see what journey he takes me and this house on over the next year.  


oh it is so exciting to see all your before and afters! What a sweet blessing for you! :)
I can't believe it's been a year!! It's changed so much from the before shots & all I can say is your house is You! You've done a great job! Also I love the detailed layout of the house! You can tell that's what you do for a living :)