January in Review

Now that we will be officially starting renovations soon, I thought it would be good to start doing a monthly review every month. That way, if you are new, or if you have missed a post, it’s your chance to get caught up on all the happenings.

January in Review

So, without further adieu, here’s what happened in January.

We bought a house {although this post technically went up December 30th, it’s sort of where the renovation story starts, so I figured it was essential to include}.

1919 House Renovation

We went on a family vacation to Breckenridge, CO.

Snowtubing in Breckinridge, CO

I shared pictures from our rustic farm wedding at Yesterday Spaces. And also shared that our wedding was featured on Southern Weddings.

Rustic Farm Wedding at Yesterday Spaces

I showed you pictures of some of my favorite details from the wedding.

Wedding Old and Blue

The exterior selections for the house got approved by the design review board and I shared some of the color selections.

1919 House Renovation- Color Selections

I also shared how we displayed our favorite wedding pictures and some of our reception decor in a gallery wall.

Display Wedding Photos in a Gallery Wall

I’ve been pinning and dreaming about our soon-to-be new kitchen and rounded up 7 inspiring kitchens that caught my eye.

7 Inspiring Kitchens

We all had dreams and aspirations for our careers as children. And I think as children we were more in tune with our passions and talents more than we are as adults. I shared about what I wanted to be when I grew up and how I’m re-discovering that childhood dream as an adult.

Our inner child knew our true dreams and passions, it was just a matter of re-disovering them as an adult

With the day of love right around the corner, I showed you how to put together this simple ruffled Valentine’s Day vignette and how to make an ombre felt heart.

Simple Ruffled Valentine's Day Vignette and Ombre Felt Heart | Megan Brooke Handmade

I’m learning how to think out of the box when it comes to decorating our temporary rental. Showed you a few of the things I’m using to decorate our walls and accessorize our shelves.

Banjo & Plate Initials

My first wedding contributor post over at Uncommon Designs went live and I showed you how to make your own diy silhouette cake toppers for your wedding cake.

DIY Silhouette Wedding Cake Toppers

I showed you before pictures of our 1919 house and also gave you a little video tour.

1919 Den Before

Last but not least, I love the look of textured walls, whether it’s with wood planking or board and batten. I showed you some additional ways to add texture and dimension to your walls and which ones I might want to incorporate into our new house.

Planked Walls

Happy last day of January!

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