Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Re-cap…schmeee-cap. Or…why do I feel like a slug compared to so many…

So…I literally had to look through the months to see what I actually


accomplish this year of twenty-ten.

Not as much as some years…maybe more than other years.

I’m a Libra. And middle child. Surprising, eh?

Started out with a little Laundry re-do

tiled,painted built cabinets, new floor, new lighting…




That was fun…onto

Big butt…The chair with multiple personalities…


chairbb1 IMG_5307

Then…the demure little butt chair…who didn’t put up nearly the fight!


Then, somewhere…painting and re-decorating the Livingroom…windows, walls, art…


Then…I lost track… We had a son in the hospital…And, somehow I ended up with three jobs…

…and had a hard time keeping it all together.

But did continue gardening.

well…keeping plants alive.



This year….who knows?

I’m a live by the seat of my pant’s kinda girl…

But....What ‘bout you guys??


Join Rhoda to find what other much more energetic than me people have been doing.


rjerdee said...

Hi Linda,
O, but it's been a rough end to 2010 for you, my dear. No need to beat yourself up! My accomplishments have been just about nil and I'm beginning to enjoy my life doing nothing...never thought I would. It all started with losing my job this summer...having a little surgery and discovering a lot less energy left in my body afterwards...just recouping these days and my biggest hope is to keep up with my three little houses, blogging and family affairs. We'll see about 2011...perhaps an improvement in energy will come if I practice healthy habits :)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Dayum Becky...I didn't know you lost your job this summer! Recoup girl...enjoy just being. It REALLY is the best!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Love, Love your home! Your images are great and I find so much inspiration from your blog. Thanks!

Karen @ Mignardise said...

Seems to me like you accomplished quite a bit. It's hard not to compare ourselves to others (like Martha Stewart), but that's where we get into trouble. Go easy on yourself!
Hope your new year is happy and healthy for all.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful projects and beautiful home!!! Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

You are an amazing and strong lady, Linda!

Fantabulous projects as always!

Ivy Lane said...

Linda, I have enjoyed all your 2010 projects and the wonderful glimpses you give of your beautiful home and garden! You accomplished a lot by my book! I can say I will take over the "slug" trophey if there is such a thing as I did not accomplish much at all .... 3 jobs! wow! I thought I lost my mind with the 2 jobs I have! I hope to get my kitchen chairs covered... fabric has been "waiting" for me since the late summer! Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year! (( hugs ))

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

You did good!!! And anyways..., I believe the biggest accomplishment in life is to just Be Happy.

Thanks for joining the Coastal Blog Posts Linkup!!!!

Visual Vamp said...

You have quite a year my dear Linda.
Onto 2011!
And I think you did alot of projects around the house!!!! And they look fabulous.
Slug...whadaya tawking about?!
You are a graceful gracious swan gliding along a sometimes murky pond...
Happy New Year!
xo xo

Nikki said...

Isn't it great to be able to look back at our blog and see all we've done? You've got me beat!

Happy New Year!

Decor To Adore said...

The ahem, little but chair is my fav!

Melissa said...

Seems to me that you've done a great job of keeping it together! Your house and garden really are amazing. I can't wait to see what size "butt chair" you discover in 2011! :D

the cape on the corner said...

my goodness, i love the art all over your living room! amazing! such great transformations, can't wait to see what 2011 brings!

Lila said...

Looks like you accomplished a lot during 2010! I do love that laundry room! I feel like I should have done a lot more during this year. Oh well, it's almost a new year with new resolutions!
Lila Ferraro

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Thanks for sharing your great projects. I am particularly fond of the big butt chair!

Joyce said...

You could join the circus with all that you juggled this year. I think you did a lot my friend. Compared to moi, who slept from May till November. LOL... Enjoy and many hugs... xo

Anonymous said...

You have made my year of 2010 seem pretty boring. I am not nearly as creative as you but I have had a pretty good year decorating my home with a lot of inspiration from YOU! I really would have never guessed you were a middle child. You seem so 'normal', just like me (I am a first born, hehehe).

Honestly, your sense of humor and compassion has been an inspiration to me, especially through your rough period with your son in the hospital. I wish you all the luck and love in the world, this next year and forever.

Anon Susan

Karena said...

Linda, my god you accomplished so much!! I feel like the unmotivated one, with health images comtinuing to loom.

All of my friends encouragement keeps me encouraged and positive!!

All the best in the New Year!
Art by Karena

anita said...
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anita said...

my favorties for 2010 would be all the roadtrips, travel, beach days, sights, sounds, tastes of everywhere BUT home!!!

BUT your place is like all that rolled into walls and windows. your place is alive and we love it!!!!
happiness and best wishes for 2011 linda

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

I simply LOVE your red door, how amazingly cheerful! Enjoy and here's to a good 2011!

Velvet and Linen said...

Life is a crazy winding road, isn't it?
Sometimes all we can do is close our eyes, hold on, and pray for the next day! You can be proud of what you accomplished this year. Anyone who is on this ride and doesn't give up should be proud.
You should be proud of how all of your gorgeous projects turned out!
It's an honor being on this ride with you. Thank you for your constant support. I hope you know that you have mine as well.
May 2011 be a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous one for you Linda!

Rhonda Roo said...

er...umm. i hope it isnt a prerequisite or anything to be a *productive* reader...after all, lovely Linda, we live in FLORIDA. People come here to Relax and Enjoy and getaway and hang with us in our kick backed kinda life

{three jobs you say? holy busting briefcases batgirl!}

i reallllly hate to disappoint people who think we're all beach bumming or surfing....

I'm going with that excus-er. Reason. Yeppers.

By the way you get an A+++++ for effort and productivity in my book!

Mwah! kiskis and happy 2011!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

You were busy. I completely forgot about the laundry redo. Love that room. I'm always doing something. Do I really need to list them?;) Makes me tired just thinking about it!

Eloise said...

That having a child in the hospital thing rather sucks the energy out of you and overshadows the rest of the year, in my opinion! I think you accomplished a lot this year, and your blog is always amazing and inspiring.

The Happiest of New Years to you and your family! Look forward to seeing more of you in 2011.

PS My marinated black-eyed peas were only made a day in advance this year. They'll be great no matter! xoxo

Kelley said...

Hey Linda....I just love a great schmee-cap!

Yours was such a treat to look at.

Cheers to you and your family,

And here's to moving forward into 2011... like the strong women we are ; 0 )

woo hoo


Simple Daisy said...

You have had quite a year.
Here's to a happy 2011!!!

Life always ebbs and times it's up and at times it's down! If we didn't have the down times then we sure wouldn't appreciate the up times!!

Take care:)

Cobalt Violet said...

Um, I can't remember. Oh... Italian. I took Italian 101. What else ... I went to Italy and taught summer workshops (art) and finally booked a commercial in December -the day before my birthday. Oh, I worked a little on my pastels and mixed media art but that was soooo rare. So ... my resolution is to work more and create more ... and speak more Italian.

Thanks, now I know what I did!

Happy New Year Linda!!!!
Blessings and light to you and your family!

lila Braga said...

HI Linda!
I had lemons for last year and had to make the most of it! lol
bitter,sour days,that with much effort become times for learning patience and the end,it was a year just as good as any other...yet one of the best if I may say so!
Happy new year Linda!
Many Hugs

vicki archer said...

Happy, happy New Year by the seat of our pants....that says it all...just going with the flow....taking a chance and making a change...that's how I want to live too....xv

Ana Balbinot said...

Dear Linda,
I hope 2011 be a wonderfull year for you and your family. With love and health!
Xoxo from Brazil

Kathy said...

Love all your have provided lots of inspiration to us readers for sure this year and you must not forget what joy you brought us!

Kristin Lea said...

I love this post, it inspired me to want to create a similar post. I simply love your home, it captures a lot of the decorating style I enjoy. I often say my style is bohemian meets and falls in love with vintage-1960's but they get into a car accident with Mexican/Latin style. I think you capture it very well!!

Unknown said...

I've been lurking for a while but I'm trying to comment on all of the blogs that I previously haven't as part of my new year's resolutions. I've loved the projects that I've seen and can't wait to go back and check out some of your older posts. I noticed the boots in the launudry room, do you ride?

You can find me at:

Deborah said...

**sigh** Your home is so, so . . . homey in the most lovely way. Me thinks you accomplished quite a bit last year! I look back on the past 8 months after quitting my life-sucking job and wonder the same a bit...however, I am perfectly content in my new position of life, being more present in the moment rather than a furious flurry of accomplishment. Things seem to take me longer now to accomplish, but only because I am soaking in every movement. Slowing's a GOOD thing. **blows kisses** Deb


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