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12.30.2010

House of Smiths Projects: 2010 Year in Review











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2010 has been SUCH an amazing year!
It's been really fun to look back at all we've accomplished together as a family!
For this coming New Year, I was asked:
What do you hope to accomplish in 2011?
My answer...

BALANCE

Such a simple word, for such a complicated task, right!? ha!
I would really like to find a great balance between my work and family, friends, and well... life in general! :)
Sometimes I find myself slipping into a bit of a "work-mode-rut"... where all I can focus on is the "bottom line", or things that "need" to get done.  And before I know it... a whole week has flown by, and I can hardly remember what day it is!
hope I'm not alone here... lol.
I want to set "limits" for myself, to what I can REALISTICALLY handle, so that I'm not consumed by what I "think" needs to get done to feel accomplished, before I can relax or play!
This will require the practice of me having to say "no" more often...
(which I am NOT good at ... lol) but I think at the end of my days
I will feel much more complete, satisfied... and hopefully... Balanced!
 :)

Our family wishes ALL of YOU a happy and healthy new year.
I hope it's the best one yet!



58 comments:

  1. You are AHH-mazing! Everything you do is wonderful. I am a fairly new follower so I missed a few of the projects earlier in the year. I love the changes you made in the entryway. So fresh and bright!

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  2. OMG...I am in love with your kitchen pantry! I'm definitely putting that on my to-do list for 2011!

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  3. All of your projects are gorgeous you have great taste. You are also such a big inspiration with all your DIY projects. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the new year!

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  4. Of course it makes sense with you and your daughters, but seeing this collage of projects makes it clear how girly girl your house is! Love it!

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  5. What a great year of inspiration from the Smith house! Thanks for sharing your talents and knowledge with all of us!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your beautiful inspiring projects!

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  7. You are so great, Shelley! I love everything. We definitely have close to the same style!

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  8. Your house looks absolutely amazing!! I would not mind living there haha. And your girls are absolutely lovely. Keep up the good work!!

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  9. Alright, so I am aware that we have never met and you have no idea who I am, but just so you know- I'm moving in!!! :-) Your house is AMAZING!! Nice work mama!

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  10. You have some jaw-droppingly good projects!! I still love your girls' rooms. Just fab!!! :)

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  11. I love all that you have done! I love the new color schemes you have chosen. It's very similar to mine. I get good ideas from you, Thanks! I love checking your blog-daily...Thanks for sharing all your amazing talents!

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  12. You accomplished a ton! I am with ya though...no needs to become a bigger part of my vocabulary!! My motto for this year...SIMPLIFY!

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  13. OMG- these are beautiful images and are a true reflection of your talent and art as a blogger, home renovater and mother! What camera do you use? Your pictures are great. Thanks for the re-cap . . . there were a couple I missed this year due to the pregnancy sleepiness so I can now catch up! Happy New Year!

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  14. everything is GORGEOUS....I love love love it all. You have such a light, elegant, classic hand! When can I move in? :)

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  15. Wow, wow, wow -- thank you for giving us so much inspiration! Happy 2011 (can't wait to see what you crazy people come up with next)!

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  16. You are so inspiring! I love all the projects you have tackled this year.
    You are definitely not alone in the 'trying to find balance' department, I'm right there with you!
    Happy New Year!
    Theresa

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  17. I love everything you do! I want my laundry room to look just like yours, I envy your pantry and the front entry way is so welcoming. Everything is so clean, fresh and bright. Thanks for your inspiration and talent. I am inspired by you and all you do. As you work on balance read the LDS General conference talk by Elder Uchtdorf "Of things that matter most". Good luck and Happy New Year!

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  18. Wow, what a collection! I am so glad that I stumbled on your blog this year and can't wait to see what you do in 2011!! You go girl!

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  19. Happy New Year Shelley! You are so amazing and such a blessing to all of us! :)
    I was just looking at your pantry earlier today thinking "I can do this" except for the quatrafoil..lol..if only vinyl was cheap! ;)

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  20. Shelley, you are so good with the projects! What a great recap of the year. I totally remember your pantry & what a big buzz it got & you've done some amazing things. Happy new year to you.

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  21. Your house looks stunning. I have no idea how you are going to top that year!

    Taylor
    www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

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  22. I am so happy I found your blog! I just bought my first house and feel so overwhelmed with how to decorate it! I love your style, and I love how "simple" you make everything look...and that you show tutorials too. You are so awesome and very inspirational. Thank you.

    I love your plates on the wall.
    What did you use to get them up?

    I have a vaulted ceiling in my living room and have no idea how to decorate! Any tips?

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  23. Wow! What a year! It is amazing how much you have been able to accomplish in one year. I wish I could afford to re-decorate most of the rooms in my house. As it is, I will have to be content with the way it is for a few years even though it is outdated. I will definitely keep your blog on hand for future reference though. Lovely!

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  24. A year of inspiration...amazing!
    Hey, strange question...what font did you use for the words "NEW YEAR" on that last pic of your family? I would LOVE to know. It's darling!

    Thanks a bazillion,
    Courtney
    stablercourtney@gmail.com

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  25. You inspire me! You've done some amazing things this year. I posted a link to your site on my blog. I hope that is ok, I thought that others might be inspired like I was. Can't wait to see what you do next year!
    http://happytobe-the6ofus.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow! You are just too cute for words! I love your blog and love your ideas! I met you at the Pier One thing and wish that I had known the creative genious that you are!

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  27. What a fun roundup! Just watched your Studio 5 segment for the first time...you're a natural!!

    Also wondering where you found that cute little chandy in your littlest's bedroom? You may have mentioned it, but I couldn't find it.

    xoxo
    Wendy

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  28. WOW WOW WOW!! I have TOTALLY enjoyed following your blog! You have given me so much wonderful inspiration! You know learning to make those crepe paper roses were the FIRST crafty thing I have done since um.....grade school!! I can't wait to see what you bring us in 2011!! Have a wonderful Happy New Year!!!

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  29. Thanks for posting this. Since I found your blog just recently it was nice to see what I missed. Now I can go back and look at all the amazing things you have done this year. I look forward to following along in 2011!

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  30. Dear Shelley, I am in love with the color on the walls in your childrens' rooms. Are they both the same? Is it the Autumn Haze? I think your 'color palette' is the most awesome idea and when we build our house soon, do you mind if I just take what you've done and copy-cat like a redundant kitten? Okay, that is all...

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  31. I am a newer reader, so I am loving the review of everything since I didn't see it the first time - LOL. I love the girls bedrooms and the collage! My girls bedrooms are on my list for next year - these are great ideas - thanks for sharing.

    Jenn - greendoordesigns.blogspot.com

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  32. You forgot the part where my neighbor Jami fell madly in love with you.

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  33. Simply gorgeous transformations!! I too am a fan of your taste in remolding and decor. Can't wait to see what's up your sleeve for the new year!

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  34. WOW!!! that is one AMAZING year!! I was wondering where you got the yellow polka dot quilt and also your laundry room rug. I LOVE them!!

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  35. Wow! You have been busy!! LOVE all the transformations and can't even begin to think of my favorite! Happy New Year!

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  36. love it all of course!!
    So i was wondering...what kind of vinyl machine do you have? Do you like it? Would you recommend it? I am wanting a bigger one but have no odea which is a good way to go!!!!
    THANKS

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  37. I love everyone single one of these but I have to say I have pantry envy every time I look at that thing! Wishing you balance and blessings in the new year!

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  38. You're my inspiration! Look forward to this year!

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  39. You sure have had a great year!!! I'm so glad I found your blog...so inspiring! :) Cheers to more projects and more home improvement in 2011!! Makes me smile just thinking about it :)

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  40. Wow amazing!!! I love the laundry transformation great idea. Thanks!!!

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  41. Wow, what amazing progress on the house this year! Can't wait to see what you do this year ❈

    Loving your blog,
    Jen

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  42. Love all your project shares!
    Lusi

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  43. Hi! I just found your blog...you are going to make me late for work! ;)

    Can't wait to come back this evening when I get home!

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  44. happy new year to you shelly! i'm glad you did a recap of your year. i missed a few myself and now i'll be enjoying getting emails as you post! whoohooo now i won't miss a thing.

    i'm the one that contacted you about getting your help with my ceiling. still working on that project.

    hopeing your 2011 is a wonderful one and look forward to all your inspireing projects!
    lori

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  45. All of these projects are FABULOUS!

    I echo what you said about balance; I have serious health issues and really need to embrace these moments I have with my daughter.

    <3

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  46. Do you remember where you purchased your rug for the front entry way? We are doing gray in our office, and that is what I had in my head. I love your ideas, can't wait to try more of them this year.

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  47. Wow! What an awesome year for you! I loved this idea of reviewing all your projects for the year so much that I did the same thing on my blog. It really is amazing how much can be done in a single year.

    Audrey @ the audzipan anthology
    http://audzipandesign.blogspot.com

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  48. I love all your tutorials and your home is gorgeous!!!! I just got tons of inspiration :)
    One question- on the "entryway table re-do"- the adorable bright pink wreath on the board that says "spring"- did you make that the same way you made the hanging balls? And if so, what size wreath did you use? Thanks so much!!
    Joy
    joyousvin@aol.com

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  49. I love seeing all of your beautiful projects in one post! Happy New Year to you and your family...

    -Desiree

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  50. I can not find anywhere where you got the twin's and B's bed coverlets. ideas?

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  51. Great projects! Love love love your laundry room and pantry! Those are two areas in my home I'm working on this winter. Thanks for some inspiration! Great blog - I'm a new follower!
    Jo-Anna

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  52. Love everything! I will now be very busy for the next month lol. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Jennifer

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  53. I swear I saw you repaint a gumball machine and post it on your blog? Or am I just crazy?

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  54. just love your website--living in northern ontario canada (wawa ontario) and long winters---you brighten my day! thanks! emma desgagne

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