02 January 2012


Let's see....first I'd like to wish you all a very Happy New Year....and I hope that this year brings you much joy and love.....because that is what you have all brought to me.

Now....on to some randomness.....

like....um....where's the snow? it's only snowed once so far....what's up with that.

I'm waiting for my boys to go back to school in a couple days so that I can get my cleaning and painting on.

I'm still thinking about my basement....and what I can do to make it more me. I'm thinking some painting and rearranging is in order.

My son's bedroom is pretty much done....but ya know....is it really ever done....so I'll be sharing that with you soon.

I'm already thinking about spring....is that wrong?

I promised myself that this is the year I finally do something with my big ol' wrap around porch ....any ideas.

That's about it for now.....

But I did want to give a big thank you to Beth Livesay and everyone at Romantic Homes magazine for featuring my blog and bathroom in their January 2012 issue....I'm honored.

Okay....really....that's it for now....except that I have lots of ideas in my head of new projects for my home....and I can't wait to share them all with you.


  1. HI Andrea we don't have Romantic Homes here in Germany but I am downloading it always as an App on my Ipad and I am just watching at the January issue you have been featured in:-) looks great, congrats and Happy New Year!


  2. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones x
    Spring no not wrong at all but i mentioned Summer in my post today is that too far?

  3. I saw your feature in RH. Congrats! I am feeling the same way. Excited about all of the projects I have planned for the year. Happy New Year!


  4. Congrats on the magazine feature, that's wonderful! Happy New Year to you:)

  5. O that is great !!! ...why can;t we buy that magazine in Holland???? so sad for me.......

    Gelukkig Nieuwjaar !!!....ik hoop dat al je dromen mogen uitkomen......Liefs Ria...xxx...

    Happy New Year !!!...I hope all your dreams may come true....Love Ria....xxx.....

  6. congrats on your feature!! You have made your home so pretty! Happy New Year!!xoxoxo

  7. Love it! I wish we could have goats here. Our kids when they were younger had goats at farm area with 4 H. But those places are gone now. The city is moving in.
    Love your Etsy shop, I have one too! WildOakDesign.etsy.com

  8. Oh, now I have to go out and pick up the magazine so I can check out your home! Congratulations!


  9. Hi Andrea,

    Oh I so enjoyed your feature in RH! Your home is just amazing! I'm equally excited to see what your son's room looks like - I have two boys too, so I'm always looking for inspiration to decorate a boys room since I always see decor for a girls room! :)

    And you're not the only one thinking about spring...I've been thinking about pale pinks, creams and greens throughout. Don't know why - but I guess I'm eager for the beauty of all the blooms that spring often brings with it. :) Anyway, Happy New Year to you! So nice getting to know you throughout the last few months! Cheers to 2012! :)


  10. A big Hurray on your feature in the magazine!! I can't wait to get a copy. This must have been a great experience!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your new projects. I have been thinking about spring, too, maybe because we haven't had snow and it seems more like March!!

    Hope you had fun ringing in the New Year! Happy 2012!


  11. Hello,

    Can't wait to check out Romantic Homes.... Congratulations!
    Take care,

  12. I'm thinking Spring too. Don't you worry!! You are not alone! As soon as Christmas ends, my heart is ready for warm weather and tulips!

  13. My dear, I'd like to wish you and your dear family a so Happy and Wonderful New Year full of so much blessings and love! Thanks so much, my dear, for all the beautiful inspirations you share with all of us! Love all of them so much! Kisses, Rachel :))))))

  14. Happy New Year, Andrea!
    I LOVED the feature in Romantic Homes--it was wonderful!
    You have such a lovely home...beautiful style.
    I was wondering the same thing~where is the snow?? My kids are expecting snow days! :)
    Can't wait to see what new projects you'll be into ... and I'm ALWAYS looking at your ETSY shop (one of my favorite places to shop!).
    FYI: I gave the towels to my sister in law for Christmas and she LOVED them (I was tired of her stealing mine!!) LOL
    Have a wonderful week!

  15. Congratulations on the feature, sweetie! Soooo well deserved!! Looks like you're going to be one busy girl in the weeks ahead. Can hardly wait to see what comes together! And....ummm....I'm dreaming of springtime, too, already...lol!

    xoxo laurie

  16. we have had hardly any snow here in IL too! what gives? all this brown needs to be covered up I say. loved your feature in RH, i always enjoy seeing pics of your pretty home, and am looking forward to seeing your boy's room and basement (maybe?). we have a finished basement (kind of) but it's pretty sad still...LOL ;)
    happy 2012 to you!

  17. Happy New Year Andrea, and congrats on your feature. You have a down to earth style that is very inviting. Can't wait to see what your up to in 2012.

  18. i am thinking about spring too. we have been lucky with winter so far...mild and no snow. we will probably get that in march. then i won't be happy. oh i wish i was making plans for a big old wrap around porch. my dream. i can't wait to see what you come up with. happy new year!!

  19. Happy New Year, Andrea! Loved your feature in Romantic Homes - it was SO nice to flip it open and find your bathroom inside! Can't wait to see what you've done with your son's room.

  20. Don't you just love the planning stage...you always have something on the go!! Happy,happy,happy 2012! xox0

  21. Happy planning. I hear you about the snow. I've finally received a dusting a couple days ago. Last year this time we'd give up counting how many feet we had!

  22. Andrea,

    It's no wonder your bathroom was featured in Romantic Homes -- it is exquisite! I completely understand your 'never being done' statement. In fact, I usually consider my next update as I am working on the current one! :/
    I adore your newest family addition! We are going to be getting another puppy soon.

    Your Friend,

  23. you said:

    I'm already thinking about spring....is that wrong
    LOL- no I'am too
    I hope to make it through the winter dreary stuff ..so mean while I like you will work on my house (:)ALWAYS a fun thing to do ~

  24. Happy New Year! I am still waiting for snow as well. We have had a couple of dustings, but nothing substantial. Congrats to you on being in Romantic Homes! I am also looking forward to seeing your sons room. I just started working on my boys rooms. Now I just have to finish. Getting their input is a tricky thing!!! and a slow process!!!

  25. I have not picked up tht issue yet! Can't wait to see the feature! Congrats! andrea@townandprairie

  26. happy new year to you too! congrats on romantic homes! looking forward to seeing what you're up to! susan

  27. Happy New Year. Congrats on the Romantic Homes. Can't wait to check it out.

  28. Congratulations on being featured! & a Very Happy New Year!
    ~ Zuzu

  29. Congratulations on the feature. Happy new year from Italy.