Friday, January 8, 2010

A Year in Review: Favorite Projects 2009

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman

Oh my goodness, it's going to snow! Uh-oh...too late, it already has. I guess that's why I'm posting a THIRD time this week.

The gracious Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting a Top Project's of 2009 Party and I wanted to link up. So here's my favorite projects from the past year.

Curb Appeal

  • Our house, affectionately dubbed Seaborn was in desperate need of TLC when we purchased it in 2005.

  • This past summer we completed our vision of Seaborn's curb appeal with Hubby-built shutters and window box, painted foundaton and new landscape.

  • Sideview of house as it appeared in 2005

  • After the addition of a Hubby-built deck with pergola and landscape, Seaborn now shines.

  • I adorned these Dollar Tree gift boxes with wire-edged ribbon and hot glue for my Christmas mantel. Aren't they adorable!

  • Sewing these copy-cat Ballard's stockings was one of my favorite projects. I loved how they turned out.
  • And of course, I can't forget Hubby's contribution to our Christmas. He installed these beautiful Christmas lights for us and the kids to enjoy! The snow before Christmas made the lights even more magical.

My proudest achievements

  • The newest addition to our family, Miles Alexander was born on April 14, 2009. No epidural for me, he wanted out fast and hasn't slowed down since!

  • My family. Yep, that's me! I tend to be a little camera shy, so you may want to look fast before I have second thoughts.

Well, that's it folks! The first three months of my blog and the last three months of 2009. I hope you'll join me in this New Year, I have some exciting things planned for Destination Seaborn.

Sincerely, Lisa


  1. OMG!! A Picture of your beautiful self!! Those little ones are the cutest ever!

    Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to reading more in 2010-

  2. Lisa,
    What a beautiful family you have...yes including YOU! I'm so glad I found your blog. You home is simply wonderful, fantastic job on the redo!
    Dee Dee

  3. Oh my goodness what a lovely family you are! How I wish I could get my hands on those sweet boys. You should also be proud of the truly lovely transformation of your home. Well done!

  4. Lisa, your home is just lovely! It looks like a post card all lit up for Christmas. Don't have second thoughts about your family photo, it's beautiful and I love being able to put a face with a blog. So nice to "meet" you.

  5. WOW! You and hubby have certainly added a lot of charm to your cottage! The shutters and pergola gave it the perfect touch. I can't wait to see your future projects.

  6. I enjoyed seeing your projects again combined in one post AND your lovely family! What a great quote at the beginning of the post, too - excellent advice. Hope you're having a good weekend.

  7. Lisa,

    I knew your were beautiful on the inside but the outside is gorgeous too! What a great looking family and I would have never known you are new to blogging as am I...your a pro girl.


  8. Lisa - beautiful family, and what a great job you did on the exterior of your home..! I'm smitten with the pergola - beautiful!

    I wanted to say, also, that I was sorry to read about Morgan... All my best to you on this difficult weekend.


  9. Lisa, You have a beautiful family and home. You did such a wonderful job on the exterior of your home. I love your pergola. Thanks for dropping by Happy Nester.

  10. I absolutely love your house! You guys have done an amazing job with it. It looks so inviting. Love the family picture too!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  11. Lisa, now I see your whole family! I missed this post. I'm still catching up from my party from being out of town. So glad to see your beautiful self & your family. My question is answered now. You have 2 beautiful boys.