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2014 Year In Review

Here are some of my favorite posts and moments from 2014!

JANUARY
Participated in a 90 day No Shopping Challenge w/Kelsey
Renovated our Guest Bathroom

FEBRUARY
Partnered with Langford Market for an Austin City Guide


MARCH
Witnessed the birth of my best friend's son
Joined Austin Moms Blog as a Contributor - You can find all my posts here!


APRIL
A much needed Girls Weekend To Fredericksburg


MAY
Found a BIG problem in our Master Bathroom, which led to our first homeowner's insurance claim
Celebrated our 4th Wedding Anniversary


JUNE
Spent lots of time outside and in the water
Desk Makeover w/Bolt Fabrics -  My 1st Reupholstery project



JULY
Welcomed my first nephew in to the world
Needed a change and cut my hair off 


AUGUST
Went on a 6 day vacation to Northern California (baby-less)


SEPTEMBER
Celebrated our 1 Year Home-Iversary - The projects have been non-stop, but it has been a true labor of love this past year in our new home.



OCTOBER
Threw a Halloween Party with our closest friends/neighbors
Celebrated Turner's 2nd Birthday with family and friends


Photo by Kim Neuman Photography
NOVEMBER
Accepted a new jobAfter quitting my job after Turner was born, I found it difficult to find another marketing position. I accepted a job at State Farm as an Auto Adjuster because....well, I needed a job, and my friend who worked there said there was a marketing department that I could hopefully one day join.  After a few hard times, many interviews and resumes later, a marketing position was offered to me! I'm beyond excited to be back in the field of marketing, but I can say that being an adjuster taught me a lot. A lot about myself, stressful situations, communication, insurance and car accidents. I'm glad I got the experience, and will use those skills for the rest of my life.

DECEMBER
Became DEBT FREE!
Hosted the first #ATXBloggerMixer


Took a girls trip to NYC for my Mom's Birthday


At the end of every year, I think of how quickly the year went by. I really enjoyed writing this post, because it reminded me of all the amazing things that happened in 2014.  I spent quality time with family, accomplished personal goals, worked on numerous DIY projects, and watched my baby turn in to a toddler.  I don't have specific goals this year...just don't really care to this year.

My 2014 goals were;
  • Budget
    • Proud to say we got back to a budget, and started using cash envelopes. We also led a Financial Peace University class with our neighbors.
  • Learn how to reupholster furniture
    • Did some small projects that put me in the right direction. Maybe I'll be brave enough to reupholster an entire chair in 2015.
  • Get involved
    • We hunted and hunted for churches in our area this past year, and finally found one we really enjoy! Alex and I have served in the nursery, and are hoping to get involved with Young Life in our area very soon.
  • Become a better wife
    • Always working on this one. We loved our California vacation, just the two of us, and thanks to great neighbors and friends we have had many date nights!
I'm not a fan of odd years, but here we go 2015!

4 comments:

Lee Benjamin said...

I love all of your home remodels! Looks like you had an awesome year! Here's to another awesome year in 2015!
xoxo
Lee Anne

Kathy d. Clark said...

I just came across your blog and I think this post was a great place for me to start! I feel like I've gotten a nice sampling! Love the before and after photos of the room and furniture makeovers.
Excited to see what 2015 brings!
-Kathy
www.laceandwhimsy.com

Jesse Coulter said...

Thanks Kathy!

college paper said...

Such a productive year! You really have a lot to teach us with your goals. I wonder if you achieve all of them in 2014 but for that I need to go and read through your blog, I guess :) Thank you for sharing your achievements with us.