Best Projects of 2015!

Happy New Year, friends!  I cannot believe we have started a new year!  

We have a lot going on this year with our son Jonathan that I haven’t been able to tell you about yet, and it is killing me.  

Y’all are going to freak out!!!  (I will be able to spill the beans in about two months.)

I’m just getting around to looking back at my blog projects from 2015.  I know that a lot of bloggers have already posted their round ups, but I wanted to go ahead and share mine too. :) 

Truthfully, I didn’t have as many DIY projects as I have had in years past.  This year was all about “life” projects for me, especially our adoption.  But I did want to highlight a few for you, in case you missed them.

First off, we had a BLAST working with Lowe’s on this home makeover project down in Tennessee.  You can see all of the before and after pictures HERE.


There were a couple of DIY projects from the home makeover that we shared on the blog.

Our DIY board and batten shutters…..



And our DIY Window Box…..



In our own home, one of my favorite DIY projects was the wood floor we installed in our girl’s room. 


And of course, the front of our house got a brand new look (my favorite project so far that we have completed over the five and a half years we have lived here.)

Our new front porch…


I had a blast decorating our new porch for Christmas, and can’t wait to decorate it throughout the seasons in the new year!


Lastly, I absolutely LOVE the barn door we recently built for our mudroom in our new entry way….

how to build a barn door


That’s it!  A quick look back at 2015!

I am looking forward to another year with you!  We have some more DIY projects planned for our home in 2016, but we have some big “life” projects going on as well this year.  Thank you so much for the love and support your show me each day!  I am so very, very thankful for you!!!



  1. I don’t know how y’all get so much done! I love everything y’all do, you are such an inspiration! Can’t wait to see what’s coming up next. Good luck Jonathan. My guess is he’s going to be on “The Voice”.

  2. Traci, I love your blog! Your ideas and faith are so inspiring. Sending love your way from CT! (and ps: my husband built some handsome shutters based on your board and batten post – so thank you very much!)

    1. I just found your website oh my gosh I love everything going to tell my daughters! Thank you for your fantastic ideas!

  3. Hi!

    I am so excited I just found your website and love it! I have the exact same dining room set as you and I have been wanting to make it over forever!!! I can’t wait to try your DIY project on it. Do you love the way it is now?
    Would love to hear your input. Thank you😃Diane

  4. Hi Tracie, I have been following your blog and also your Instagram for awhile and enjoy your warmth and love for your family. I don’t think you need to change a thing as far as my tastes of reading is concerned. I love the honesty of life with your kids… sometimes happy, other times difficult. It is what all of our lives are about. Life is always changing around us, that sure doesn’t mean what you have been doing with your blog needs to change too. Do what is comfortable and feels right to you. Hugs from Washington State.

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