January 8, 2014

how did i do - 2013 review

So we can't get started on the new year without seeing how I did last year, right? It's always fun to see if your December 2013 self was in tune with your January 2013 self - did I get anything done or not? So with that said, may I have the envelope please.

My 2013 goals were:

1. Entry Refresh - Wahoo! We are off to a good start. It may have taken me a while (I started in June and finished in...October) and I did have to redo the entire stencil, (sometimes I guess it pays to read the directions) but it turned out even better than I had envisioned and now it's fresh and bright and a jolly little welcome to our little home.


2. Sew something. Anything. - Bam! I rocked this one like a hurricane for the One Room Challenge in November. It is amazing what confidence a looming deadline will give you. I had just days to go before the big reveal and I was staring at a pile of fabric and no pillows, so I bit my lip and gave it a go. I will say that the intimidation factor is squarely on that damn machine. Actually sewing a pillow is pretty simple, its that blasted bobbin that gets me. Every. Time.


I even went ahead and made myself some pillows for my bedroom while I was at it. Overachiever.


3. The girls' room. This already feels like a million years ago, but I knocked this one off the list in February/March thanks again to the One Room Challenge. This was one of my favorite projects of the year and I'm happy to say the room still looks largely the same - just with the addition of a thick layer of clothes, toys and naked barbies strewn on the floor.


4. Bathroom Redo. This one is a mixed bag. Yes, I have updated the bathroom. Good homeowner. But I have yet to share the updates. Bad blogger. I did share a very small sneak peak a while back on Instagram but that is it. For shame! I promise a full reveal before we hand out Valentine's.


5. Open my little black door a little more. I just realized how...interesting that line sounds. But anyway, it was about sharing more about other aspects of my work, my life, and just putting myself out there more. And I did work on this. I shared some client projects here, here and here. I started a new series, Fess Up Friday and shared more of my crazy life on Instagram, which I consider like a mini-blog of sorts. I have more plans and more work to do this year, so we will call this one 'under progress'.



So all in all, not so bad for old Elizabeth. And I'll tell you, this has gotten me motivated for 2014. I'm ready to get working! And I'll share those plans tomorrow.

So how about you? How did you do with last years goals? Do you make any years goals for yourself, your business, your home?

31 comments:

  1. What is it with the bobbin? That causes about 99.9% of my sewing problems as well! I love all the color in your house!

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  2. I have a hate hate relationship with my sewing machine too. That's why I make the mr. sew. Yep. He's good like that. Now if only I could get him to center the damn chandy over the dining table...only been 3 yrs of people bonking their heads. That goes on the list AGAIN this yr.

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  3. bam. success! what an amazing year you have had!
    and OMG i am so with you on sewing. a great skill to have but it pisses me off royally when it doesn't go my way.

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  4. It was a fab year for you! Congrats! I just adore your little girls' room and that playroom! You did some really wonderful work. I'm excited for reading more Little Black Door this year.

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  5. Congrats on a very successful year! And bobbins, yes, they are the worst. :)

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  6. You got so much done! Congrats and I'm excited to see what you do in 2014. xo Kristin

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  7. You have a very productive year! I loved seeing your home come together and can't wait for you to open your black door a little more! HA! XOXO

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  8. Such a good feeling to have accomplished so much! Can't wait to see what's up for 2014!

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  9. So nice to check things off that damn list once in awhile! I think you had a great year! Snow day again today?? If not maybe you can get cranking on your 2014 plans :)

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  10. Hats-off to you, my dear. Seriously, just the fact that you'd take on the One Room Challenge twice (and do so much in that 6 weeks) deserves a slow clap. I am so happy to a friend and follower and constant reader because this blog is such an inspiration for me! Here's to new year of inspiration!

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  11. Your girls room is stunning!! Love all those colors!!

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  12. Well done on 2013! Now, can't wait to see what you've got up your creative sleeve for 2104. And I'm terribly intimidated by my sewing machine. It's debilitating. It's been so long since I've used it, I've actually forgotten what the bobbin does. Ridiculous. Maybe I should make that a goal! :)

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  13. I'm so in love with your entry and that green sofa! You did some great things this year!

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  14. You did great! So much better than me with my list.... I need to print my list out this year so I actually remember it. What a great year 2013 was for you and I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store.

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  15. I'm glad to see all of these unfold Elizabeth, yes, you should be motivated more for this year so we can revel in your creativity more! And no, I don't make goals since I just go with comes along - a new wall paper? yes, I'll use that, a new fabric - will do too... whatever I find motivated to work at, that's what I'll do but the boys bathroom is LONG OVERDUE and I NEED to do that for sure this year. :-)

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  16. Welcome back! You definitely accomplished a lot, and I'm glad I discovered your blog in 2013! Your girls' room is one of my all-time faves. I have a few "not" resolutions up on my blog today. I'm taking a negative approach to goals this year. :)

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  17. You start with pillows it'll be onto an entire bedspread next! Great job! Can't wait to see what you come up with for 2014!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  18. I'd say you did really good last year! Looking forward to following along for another one!

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  19. You did a lot! I don't think you have any other rooms left. Can't wait to see what you have behind your door :)

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  20. Congrats on a great (and productive) year! Looking forward to more of your fabulous creativity in 2014!

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  21. It looks like you had a very productive year. I love your couch, it's so cute especially the pillows.

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  22. One of my favorite parts of 2013 was finding you! So happy I did. You had an awesome year and I cant wait to see what this year brings:)

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  23. Wowza, you had an awesome year and accomplished quite a bit! Looking forward to 2014!

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  24. You did WAY better than I did! Great following what you're doing and can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for 2014…. tessa {twoinspiredesign.com}

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  25. You did so much! Awesome job!

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  26. Hadn't seen your girls' room before...super cute! Looks like you got a lot accomplished in 2013! Elle

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  27. I think my favourite project was your girls' room (I still want to move in there myself) but you have certainly done well on your list. We were slightly less successful but I try not to enslave myself to too many goals, more like 'wish lists' and if they get done, they get done and I get a gold star (and maybe a cookie).

    Here's your gold star and cookie. You rocked 2012. Also, that bobbin is a shithead - show 'em who's boss this year, eh?

    xxx

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  28. Dang girl...you were busy last year:). Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year!

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