Tuesday, December 31, 2013

it’s coming, 2014…

are you ready?

instead of rehashing my 2013, I’m leaving it behind and, I’m moving forward.

my word for 2014-forward.


I’m looking forward to finishing some home projects…

add walk in pantry to kitchen

remodel the master bath-it’s currently gutted

paint the oak floors white


also, I’m looking forward to do more gardening,


more time for painting,


more reading-(two great new magazines just out),


and more time with these guys,


what are you looking forward to in 2014?

thanks for stopping by!

wishing you your best year yet!


  1. Love this idea of a word, but for me they will be 3 "Loosing less time" !

    `*.¸.*✻✿✿✿*`*HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014* *✻✿✿✿*`*.¸

    *.˛.°★。˛ °.★** **★* *˛.

    xoxo from PARIS


  2. Oh Lynn love the picture of the kids. So handsome and pretty. What a great looking bunch. I cannot wait to see that kitchen and I am excited to see how the floors come out. That new Farmhouse Magazine looks sweet I will have to look for that one. Happy New Year.

  3. Lovely post, Lovely header, lovely family. Last years word for me was focus.. Hmn guess I will give thought today as to what I will chose. Happy New Year! I look forward to following you through 2014!

  4. I too am looking FORWARD! So many projects that I cannot wait to get to. Can't wait to see yours!
    Happy New Year!

  5. I too will be looking FORWARD! What's past is past~~~ The American Farmhouse magazine is new to me, I'll be on the lookout for it. ***HAPPY NEW YEAR***

  6. Love it! But, I think I need to look back before I move forward. I plan to make a new plan tonight and tomorrow...
    Lynn, gutted bathroom? WOW. I've said it are fearless! Happy, happy new year.

  7. I can't wait to see your 2014 projects. Happy New Year!

  8. I think your word is perfect for the new year! No looking back and getting stuck! I'm looking for an intentional word of the year also...I'm deciding between "worthy" and "healthy."

  9. Hi Lynn, I too am looking forward. Your list is great and I love the point for more painting. Wish you lived near by. We could have some painting days. That bear you show is a sweet design. Did you paint that one? I have some patterns like it and painted many bears over the years. Love the pic of the kids. What a gorgeous family you have.
    Wishing you a happy new year and fun doing all the things you love going forward.

    1. yes, it's one of my bears:) i would love to paint with you, celeste! your roses are my favorite!

  10. Hi Lynn,

    My blog post tonight (well at 12:04 am) is all about 2014 too, creative minds thing alike! love your word, mine is Romancing the Home for 2014 and turning my living room white and lots more. Love that we are on the same page and looking forward to your projects as always.
    Hugs dear friend, Lynnie

  11. Great list Lynn and I like that you're just looking forward. I'm looking forward to our new house and trying to get my blog to grow. Growing my blog is going to be a big focus besides getting our home to be the way we will love. Happy New Year to you and your family!!


  12. I can't wait to see the changes you make to your home in the upcoming year, Lynn! Did you paint the bear? I was looking back at photos from my painting days and I found a few photos of painted bears like the one you posted. I retired my paint brushes years ago, but I'm looking forward to more sewing and knitting for our grandchildren this year. You've got a lovely family and maybe there will be some little ones entering your life in the near future!

    Your home is beautiful and you're just as lovely, Lynn. Happy New Year!

    1. i'd love to see you paintings, vickie. yes, that is one of my bear paintings, such as it is. thanks so much for visiting!

  13. You have some great plans! I receive Romantic Country magazine also and like it!! Have a great New Year! Nancy

  14. It's good to look back and forward. Love what you're looking forward to.

    Happy New Year.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Lynn! Happy new year...can't wait to see you do all your projects in 2014! I have a few big ones up ugly wall to wall carpet upstairs is the main one! Organize my closet is the other! Revive the garden...hugs-aimee

  16. Yes looking forward to simple pleasures.Blogging keeps me happy. Happy New year to you and to yours.:):)

  17. Hello Lynn, I have high hopes for a wonderful new year . . . for you . . .for me . . . and for all of our delightful blogging sisters. Happy New Year! Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  18. Happy New Year, Lynn...I will be looking forward to seeing more of what you do!

  19. Happy New Year, Lynn. I hope it is a wonderful year for you all the way through. Your family is lovely!!! xo Diana

  20. I'm all for doing lots of house projects too Lynn but after the 5th, when I'll take the decs down (traditionally they have to be down by Twelth Night).
    All the best for 2014, love the new header !

  21. Great things in store for 2014 for all of us! Can't wait to see what you do! Happy New Year. ~Diane

  22. Nice list. I hope you are having a very happy new year.

  23. Sounds like some wonderful plans you have for 2014 Lynn! Love the pic of your kids and that adorable bear you painted!!! Look forward to seeing what beautiful things you create this year and wishing you and yours happiness and good health :)

  24. Hi Lynn, Hope you are staying warm! I am looking forward to seeing your New Master Bathroom....and the painting of the oak floors!! One of the cottage bathrooms is gutted and will be doing the other one soon. I am considering painting the old floor in the MB cottage......I'm not sure if you saw my last's about a place called Storybook Cottage and the floors are uniquely painted! I'm looking forward to this exciting time! Blessings~~~Roxie