January on SYL

In case you missed them, here are some of the mind-blowing happenings over here in the past month!

First off, we opted out of getting a new front door for a trip to San Antonio, Texas.
If you're visiting San Antonio anytime soon, check out this post on a great restaurant we enjoyed there.

One to remember for next year:  Christmas card photos turned into cell phone contacts.  {I am so glad I did this - it makes me smile every day!}

A signature style board inspired by the amazing Darlene at Fieldstone Hill.  {If you'd like to create a signature style board too, Darlene will post it to her Pinterest board!  Check out her post here.}

A much needed refresh for my teeny corner of the blogosphere by the fabulous Elizabeth of TMC Designs.

Backing up a blogger blog. (Do it today if you haven't already!)

Spontaneous painting black of interior doors - a crazy project that should be done by 2016! - but without a doubt one of my favorite changes I've made to this house.

A new vanity stool for my baby girl's room:

While I told you I was going to tackle the insane asylum also known as my basement, instead I crossed something else off the 2013 Goals list:
Paint my bedroom a dramatic color.
Namely, Gentleman's Gray!
More on this exciting development next week!  I know you're on the edge of seat!!

I hope you're weekend is off to a great start.  I'm heading back to help my parents-in-law dig out from 57,207 boxes.  

Thank you for visiting Shine Your Light, my lovelies!


Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

First of all, your black french doors are looking fantastic. So dramatic! Also, I'm really digging Gentleman's Gray and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

You have been busy...love this recap. I think I only missed your San Antonio trip...love seeing the black doors.

pam {simple details} said...

Oh, those doors are killer, worth every minute no matter how long it takes! Can't wait to see those rich, moody walls, I think it's a prerequisite for diy bloggers to be able to change projects midstream! :)

Dana Frieling said...

I've used Gentleman's Gray and love it! Can't wait to see it in your room. You've been a crazy busy woman this year and it's only January. ha! Slow down, girl, you're making the rest of us look bad. ;)

Tiffany said...

Ooh, I love that paint color! Can't wait to see what you do with it.