Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hello 2011!!

So sorry to be 'tardy for the party!'  But, we've had a house full of sick puppies the past couple of days.  BUT, my love for starting the new year has kept me strong - determined to start the year on the right foot.  Here is a glimpse of what I hope to tackle in terms of design for 2011.

1. Finish my office/toy storage room/ guest room.  I resolve to clear clutter, get organized and have a well oiled working machine (!!

2.  Completely redesign our dining room.  It is the last room in our house that has my husband's mark (his decor from pre-marriage days).  And, it is the one room where we do the most activities - eat, crafts, ichat, family discussions, etc.  Go figure!  What was I thinking?

3. Add some finishing touches to our family/living room.  I resolve to have at least one 'finished' room in our house.

4. Complete the renovation on our upstairs bathroom and finally finish my son's room, my upstairs hallway, add some final touches to our kitchen and hang some photo wall galleries.  So, basically every room in our house!! :)

5. Lastly, I'd like to update my blog's look and feel and enroll in a couple of design courses!!  

Here's to all of you - my readers - wishing you the best for 2011!!  I'm amazed each and every time I get a comment - that there are actually people out there taking the time to read my blog!!  Thank you!  And, if you ever find yourself in the CT area, please drop me a line!!    


  1. I love that dining room you've posted - Happy New Year and good luck with the remodel!

  2. Sounds like lots of fun projects ahead! Happy New Year and hope those puppies get better!

  3. I knew this would be a fantastic post (and year) after the "Real Housewives" reference--love that! Very excited to see all of the projects you will be working on this year and I have my fingers crossed for the design job for you!

  4. Looking forward to your projects! Glad everyone is feeling better in your house. We went through that here the week before Christmas.

  5. May all your resolutions come true! This is going to be an exciting year for you. Can't wait to watch the projects come together.

  6. I didn't know you were considering a career in design. Best of luck with that and your personal projects too. Happy new year!

  7. I'm excited to see how the projects unfold Fran. Finishing one room really is a huge undertaking isn't it? I can't say that one of mine is finished.

    Happy new year to you!


  8. 2011 should be a fine year! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your hard work and determination pay off! No one deserves to see their dreams fulfilled as much as you do! I'm so proud of you, Fran! Now, GO GET IT, GIRL!
    -ME xo
    P.S. Thanks for getting that awful song stuck in my head!

  9. that is a lot of projects!! Definitely do the dining room. Love to hear that you actually USE that room.

  10. Wow, seems like this is going to be a big year for you! Good luck!

  11. So excited, Fran, for all your projects and goals! I know 2011 will be amazing!

  12. Everyone is sick here too :-( But I hope you get everything done that you want... And can't wait to hear of the progress ;-)

    Happy Thursday Dear!

    Oh, and have entered my EmersonMade GIVEAWAY yet?