Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Top Projects - Finishing a Basement!

I can hardly believe that this year is already almost over!  
It seems like the older my children get the faster time flies.  
It's been a busy year here!!! 

I don't have millions of pictures of organized drawers and cabinets, fabulous new furniture or anything like that to show you.
  It feels like a year where I've lost control of some things and learned a lot about other things.  Mostly me

Here we go:
 I painted a bathroom...
 We grew our first garden (and I canned salsa for the first time - muy bueno!)
 I made the coolest Popeye costume that you have ever seen....(or maybe it was the cute boy in it that made it so cool!)
 We have worked on a major home improvement project (uhhhh..Dan has done 95% of it all by himself) 
and gone from this....

 to this....
to THIS!!!
 The laundry/craft/flower room is almost done except for a few minor details.  And upper and lower cabinets.  Those will come soon enough...
And my once sad little food storage room that looked like this:
 Is now the home for my couponing stockpile!
 Sweet!




 The best part about this year is that I feel like I keep falling more and more in love with this cute guy here...
and I am filled with more and more gratitude for this little family of mine...
I hope your 2010 was amazing in more ways than just a few Saturday projects to be blogged about.  

I'm excited for what 2011 has in store! 
(Carpet for SURE! Right, Dan?!?!)

Linking up to the party at Southern Hospitality and Savvy Southern Style!

21 comments:

BabiesandBargains said...

wow the basement progress was amazing!! Its nice to see someone re-doing their house with 3 kiddos and a love of couponing I would assume like myself :)

Twice as Nice said...

You should start your own business, Rent a Dan and you would make a small fortune. That basement is going to be beautiful! Blessings to your family in 2011.

Heidi said...

Your laundry room looks awesome! I am looking forward to watching movies down there in 2011. In the basement, not the laundry room. :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your basement is coming along nicely. I like the brightness and I'm sure you will enjoy all that extra space.

Paula said...

Your basement space is going to be incredible. Your husband deserves a big pat on the back for doing such a great job. I literally gasped out loud when I saw your stockpile from couponing. Girl, you must be really good at it!

the cape on the corner said...

holy moly, stockpiling is right. that's flippin' awesome that you have that space! i love your garden and your popeye costume, too! can't wait to see what 2011 brings-we're in the middle of a basement reno, too. not quite at drywall, but hopefully very soon.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

All such great things and it is wonderful to see your beautiful basement!

Chris said...

I am so envious of that basement! Ours is still 2x4's and concrete! It's looking absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see it come along even more!

Rene said...

What a great year of projects. Would love to have all of that storage space too.

Happy new year!

-Rene

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristen, those are some great projects and that basement is fantastic. I know you love have all that new space. Thanks so much for sharing this at the party.

kjtroxel said...

I am exhausted...and those were your projects!

Pat said...

Oh my goodness. What a mamoth project! I know it took a lot of work and it certainly looks wonderful! I can give you my address if you want to start on my house!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Wow! I want that food pantry area! That's just amazing. The basement remodeling project looks so great! Thanks for sharing your great projects!

Manuela

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Wow! Busy year for yall! That addition is great! The food storage place is crazy cool!!!

Now that Popeye costume? Well, that just ROCKS!!!

Christine said...

nice basement! and your pantry looks like a grocery store!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I am SO envious of your basement space!!! It looks amazing already. :) What a fabulous job you've done with your couponing as well...I just wish I had a space like that to store things. :) Thanks for the visit today!

laxsupermom said...

You are too modest. You've done a ton. The basement looks amazing! Fresh salsa straight from the garden. Mmmmm. Totally jealous of the food storage area.

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog I'm glad those words reeled someone else in too they are really sweet hey. Wow massive improvements to your home and all diy I'm very impressed good on you :) I'll be stopping by to say hi again in 2011!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

WOW, Your basement is going to look stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really love the Popey costume!! Have a Happy New YEar

NatRat said...

Look at all the fun house remodels you have done...I want to be the first to see the basement when the carpet arrives. I am so excited for you and so JEALOUS of you as well. :)

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