2022: A 12 months in Evaluate

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2022: A Year in Review
Brass Window Candles

I all the time take pleasure in taking a little bit of time to look again on the 12 months because it’s coming to a detailed. It is a chance to replicate again with gratitude and discover silver linings in all that occurred. I additionally prefer to look again on the 12 months on the weblog, and all of the methods we have made progress in our dwelling.

Creating a house takes time, I all the time say that, nevertheless it’s so true! Some years it would really feel like progress was “gradual” and even uneventful, however in reflecting again I can see that even when we did not full any main initiatives to point out for it, we did make progress!

Even when it is just a bit step ahead, we did what we felt was crucial or necessary in every season. We will have a good time that progress, too, nevertheless huge or small. Additionally it is good to replicate on and acknowledge the hassle spent on much less seen or behind-the-scenes work and planning, too. For us, 2022 concerned A LOT of planning (which I am going to clarify beneath) in addition to merely getting located in a brand new dwelling.

2022: A Year in Review

We had our first full 12 months and all 4 seasons in our new dwelling. As I believe primarily based on previous expertise with shifting, 2022 was a 12 months that we’d be “recovering” from the planning and the transfer that occurred within the weeks earlier than the 12 months started :). Ha ha! That may sound dramatic to say, because it was transfer for us, however I discover it actually does take time to get better from the inevitable stress and exhaustion of shifting in addition to the power wanted to settle into new comfy rhythms and areas.

2022: A Year in Review
Courtney’s Marriage ceremony Particulars

This 12 months we additionally went proper from shifting on to planning a marriage, too! My daughter Courtney received engaged proper after we moved in 2021 and received married in July. What fantastic recollections which are from 2022! There have been additionally exhausting instances and losses in our household. Highs and lows, joys and sorrows.

We additionally spent a number of time this 12 months planning for our rework that can (lastly!) start in a number of quick weeks. We’re excited to see the addition for my dad and mom in addition to our new kitchen and eating room. Generally a 12 months entails behind the scenes planning for the longer term, different years you start to see the rewards of your plans.

2023 shall be rewarding when it comes to seeing new initiatives come to life (dwelling and enterprise) so we’re trying ahead to the joy of all that can happen within the upcoming weeks.

2022: A Year in Review
A Beautiful Life boookay

As I look again on 2022 I’m additionally reminded of how a lot has been achieved by our day by day work The Impressed Room. We put collectively A LOT of weblog posts this 12 months that I hope had been encouraging or inspiring! I additionally accomplished and launched my eleventh guide, A Beautiful Life. We even labored on a “new” guide that can come out subsequent 12 months (particulars to return).

And we’re SO excited in regards to the plans we have been engaged on that shall be put into movement this 12 months on a dream we have had for years. If you wish to get a sneak peek, you could find it right here. Many extra particulars on this shall be shared within the subsequent few weeks.

We additionally be in contact with our neighborhood commonly by our emails and all of our social media channels, and we labored with many manufacturers this 12 months. Staying in contact is so necessary to me. With out an lively, supportive neighborhood to share with, it simply would not be rewarding for me.

2022: A Year in Review

And, we navigated one other 12 months of on-line enterprise (January 2023 marks our sixteenth 12 months in enterprise!). That is enormous! The web is all the time rising and altering and meaning we (my ladies and I) are all the time navigating our manner by. I miss the easier days of on-line running a blog in some ways, however am additionally so grateful we have been capable of develop by the adjustments and do the work we’re nonetheless happy with.

It is exhausting, however I am so glad I received to do what I like (and have since 2007!). By The Impressed Room I’ve the chance to encourage others with their houses. That is why I began The Impressed Room within the first place, so I really feel extraordinarily blessed to have been capable of proceed to try this for all of those years. I by no means dreamed I might get to do that! I am particularly grateful to your assist and encouragement that makes this all attainable.

Do you look again on the 12 months to see how far you have come?

Even by exhausting or tough years, I’ve felt there’s a lot to be thankful for in addition to to stay up for within the 12 months forward.

2022: A Year in Review

I am going to have a lot to share in 2023, our rework shall be in full swing, and extra methods I stay up for connecting. I hope you will observe alongside for it. Be sure you’re subscribed to my emails right here!

I very just lately did a put up about these 7 easy methods we made progress in our dwelling within the first 12 monthsand I rounded up some extra highlights and favourite posts from the 12 months beneath!

Listed below are some highlights and posts from the 12 months, listed so as from my MOST RECENT posts, again to the start of 2021! Click on the hyperlinks beneath to learn.

Getting Prepared for Winter within the Cosy (shared images and particulars of how we organized furnishings and what we used on this cozy multi-purpose house)

DIY Whale Wreaths

My early winter cottage bed room and seasonal printable art work

Determined to call our multi-purpose room THE SNUG and shared about our whimsical winter visitor house

Continued our custom of the Moravian Stars on our porch

Modified out our front room chairs for these reasonably priced striped armchairs (and shared how our Christmas tree helped me make a design choice!)

Embellished our stairs for Christmas and shared suggestions for making garland fuller

Shared about one in all my favourite classic items and suggestions for telling your story in your house

Hung our DIY porch lantern with a flickering battery candle

Received our battery-operated window candles which set such a heat temper in our dwelling

Put money into some combine and matchable pillows and share suggestions for pillow sample mixing and saving cash

Embellished our porch for fall

Made our entry extra comfy and shared suggestions for a welcoming entry

Shared my secret adorning tip and blue lamp in a brand new spot

Solved storage wants with these shallow underbed storage luggage

Hung up artwork round the home and shared the place I discover coastal/seascape art work

Savored summer season sunsets on our porch

Received white slipcovers for Ikea chairs

Found these light-weight reversible blankets (so lots of you informed me you bought these and love them!)

Added railing planter packing containers for curb attraction

Summer season door basket

Shared about how a house is not a showplace, it is a sanctuary

Our small house laundry closet storage resolution

Our full seaside home tour with earlier than images I have never shared

Small house storage suggestions and making room for what you’re keen on

6 months within the seaside home – progress report

Added persona with a brand new lantern gentle in our entry – see the earlier than and after!

Spring door basket

Our kitchen and eating room transforming plans – the earlier than images

Winter bed room sanctuary updates

Just a few different issues that occurred in 2022:

Launched my eleventh guide, A Beautiful Life! Examine what A Beautiful Life guide is all about right here.

Began Monday Temper Boards collection

Began @theinspiredroomstyle (our curated Instagram store of timeless furnishings and charming equipment!)

Courtney received married and shared images from her marriage ceremony and marriage ceremony planning recommendation right here

Shared plenty of cozy dwelling inspiration in our annual Fall Nesting collection

Extra favourite posts:

Kylee shared progress on her dwelling right here

Realized I’m a Coastal Grandmother 🙂

Shared my downloadable seasonal planner and easy methods to be intentional in planning for seasons

Shared my ideas on Creating An Intentional Dwelling and Secrets and techniques to Success

My Design Philosophy + The Reward of Dwelling

We Shared 10 Favourite Cleansing Instruments, Devices and Hacks That Make Life Simpler!

Tips on how to Reside a Extra Beautiful Life

Why I Love Being Known as a Homebody

Glad New Years, mates!