At the end of every December, we like to take a moment to look back at the past year. Here’s a collection of our experiences and favorite projects!
The Year of Balance
When I asked Scott how he would sum up our entire 2019 with only one word, he easily replied: balance. Balance! It couldn’t be more true. 2019 was the first full year that Scott and I have worked together, fully, on Yellow Brick Home. It’s also the first full year that we’ve had a toddler (what!), and it’s the first full year that we’ve allowed ourselves the grace to take the weekends off. We’ve found – scratch that – we are still finding our groove between work and family, business and play, but I can confidently say that we’re getting better every day.
2019. It brought us a new adventure in the form of our Two Flat! It was a year that taught us to flex our quick-thinking-muscles – the ones that need to make decisions fast and blend practicality with design wishes. It was a year of (almost!) wrapping up the Tree House, completing the renovation of the last untouched space in our Chicago home and diving deep into photography tutorials – my favorite nerdy topic in the world. We also celebrated Lucy’s first birthday and started new traditions with cross-country DIY friends and family adventures! And somewhere along the way, we celebrated 10 YEARS of blogging. Whoa. But 2019 also saw loss; both Scott and I said goodbye to a grandparent, and with heavy hearts, we hugged our beloved Libby one last time.
Have a happy holiday, friends.
Over the next two weeks, we’re pushing the reset button. We’ll be focusing on our family, rest, mornings of sleeping in and brainstorming of projects to come. We’ll see you on the blog next year(!), but let’s be honest, we’ll still be hanging around on Instagram! We wish every one of you a warm and happy holiday, and we thank you, truly, for being here. It’s you that allows us to do this thing that we love, to share and grow and stretch and learn! This home-loving community can’t be beat.
A Look Back | 2019
Below, we’re sharing the projects and stories across several categories that topped our list in 2019. Click on any thumbnail to take you right to the post! xx