January Wrap-Up

One month already down in 2012 and I feel good about our start.  We checked off a major project with the closet and had lots of tutorials to share, along with some other small projects in between.  Let’s review, shall we?

As we worked on finishing up the closet, I snuck in some navy throw pillows and gave a quick tutorial for the ruffly one.

I shared a few goals for 2012 this month that we hope to accomplish over the course of a year.

I also spent a couple Fridays sharing our budgeting tips. This printable can help you get started!  It’s not too late:)

To go along with the budget planning, this menu board can help keep your organized and stay on track with your spending plan.

Our biggest accomplishment this month was our closet makeover. It was a pretty big undertaking and we are so happy with the results.  Anyone out there considering constructing your own closet, do it!

Then came a slew of tutorials to explain how we did it all.  It started with our DIY $3 storage boxes.

Our DIY pendant light is one of my favorite pieces in the closet.

Mike whipped up this simple hat rack to hide his collection behind the closet door.

A picture-heavy post explaining our “his and hers wall” came next.

I also shared how we created the cubby shelving wall.

I wrapped the whole thing up with a quick tutorial on our DIY roman shade, wall stencils, and sources for everything left.

I also threw in a cheap, yummy recipe this month: my Mexican Stuffed Peppers.

After making the new navy throw pillows, I decided the sectional pillows needed an update too with this simple envelope pillow tutorial.

I was clearly on a pillow kick this month because I made a sweet little pillow using photo fabric as a gift for a beautiful family I lived with for awhile in New Zealand to let them know how much I love them!

This super simple ruffled bedskirt can be done in an afternoon for about $6!

If you haven’t visited my friend’s blog about her year-long trip around the world with her husband, go now.  Their story is amazing.

And just this week I shared our upcoming project:  a round wood table. We’ve been researching more this week-can’t wait to get started!

What did you accomplish this month?  I’d love to see your favorite project so feel free to share in the comments!


  1. Great Job on the closet Jessie! I am anxious to see how your round table comes out!Very cool table!

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