Year Two

Today marks the birthday, blogiversary, whatever you call this thing that we feel the need to measure in increments of time. Two years… already?  Apparently so!  Last year’s recaps are here and here.

Hmmmm… 2010.  This year was vastly different from the last, and I guess we’ll just wait and see what going to 11 does.  This year’s biggest project was completing the next phase of landscaping…front steps and back decks specifically.  The tour of the exterior gives a feel for the sequence of things that seemed to drag on, mostly due to our crazyass weather this year.  The city flooded, which caused us to lose a treatment plant, thus water shortages.  It was a difficult Spring for a lot of Nashvillians.  We were VERY lucky.  We still had a home.

At the end of 2009, I still couldn’t get in my front door, despite having some nice new concrete steps up from the driveway…

But we got that done in 2010….

With some big jobs done outside, it was time to start focusing on making it a home inside….read FURNITURE.  2010 was just getting this place starting to feel like it goes together.  I’ve updated the Tour a bit to show where we are on the main rooms. For example..the living room last year….

was very different than it is now….

I moved in with a mix of Mid Century and Deco furniture that seemed to work well in my previous 1912 home, but, notsomuch here.  It was time to cycle out some old pieces and get in some things that seemed to suit the house..and me better.

With that in mind, I faced a challenge with ModFruGal this year.  When you move inside and start decorating, it’s a lot more personal!  Sharing exterior projects doesn’t hold the same amount of dread that showing your living room to the internet does!

Thankfully, that fear has eased over the year, mainly because I have awesome readers I NEVER thought I’d have, so seriously, THANK YOU for making this a fun, and less terrifying endeavor.  There was a certain comfort in thinking that no one was reading, then boom! There you were, and you surprised me by how supportive you were..and are.  While renovations and growing pains are not everyone’s thang, I’m glad it’s your thang, and you can keep me company while I get this place groovin’.  I don’t call it the Regal Beagle anymore because all the green carpet, maroon walls, and general decor malaise is almost gone! Almost.

So let’s knock out some more projects in 2011, whaddya say?  I can predict one thing for sure for this year…there will be concrete. The CC got something for Christmas that he’s wanted for a few years..well, ever since we did this.

Pour, baby, pour!!!!

Stay tuned, it’s almost time for the annual list reconciliation…..

11 thoughts on “Year Two

  1. J&JHome says:

    I love your house. I understand the idea of putting your house out there. I’m not a designer/decorator by any means, but I love making my house my own. I have found that my style has changed so much over the years, but I can’t keep my house up. It’s hard to justify buying or redoing things when they are just fine. I’m working on convincing my husband on many a project.

  2. Beth says:

    Happy 2 year blogiversary, MFG! I love that exterior after shot showing off your awesome new front steps and patio. So much hard work but the pay off is huge. You have a beautiful home!!

  3. admin says:

    Thanks so much guys! Now if we can get the garage cleaned out, he might have room to get that bad boy mixing and making..oh that and getting temps above 25.

  4. Dana@Mid2Mod says:

    Happy Blogday! You have an excellent blog, and I hope to read it for many years to come. I haven’t even made it to 6 months yet. I’m still a blogbaby, and you’re a full-fledged grownup now. 🙂

    You have a beautiful home as well, and I’ve loved watching it evolve.

  5. nkp says:

    Congratulations, your home is coming along beautifully and I’m excited to see what you have up your sleeve for 2011. You and the mister make for one awesome twosome and a decorating/design weapon not to be taken lightly.

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