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Hi, I’m Becky

For the last 5 years we have lived in our fixer upper home. We’ve done little projects here and there but now we are getting to the good stuff. I’ve always loved interior decorating and had a vision of the potential our house had lying in store.

I hope you follow along with our everyday life and feel inspired to create a space you love no matter where you are.

Goals for 2019

Goals for 2019

2018 had a lot of both successes and failures but overall it was a really good year. I grew more in the garden than ever before, the blueberries and blackberries really started taking off, and we made some good progress on renovating our bathroom.

A look back at the garden from this year! So much green!

A look back at the garden from this year! So much green!

Here are my 2019 Goals

Garden:

  1. Keep a record of how much produce gets put up for the year.

    After 2017, I knew I needed more of everything- tomatoes in particular. I did preserve way more of everything in 2018. However, I wish I had kept a record of how many jars I canned, how much I dehydrated and how much I froze. I forgot that I couldn’t just count at the end because things get eaten as you go along. I feel like a record would help me better line up how many plants I need with how much I need to preserve. I plan on making a chart in advance to make that easier.

  2. Make a better attempt at buying produce locally where my garden falls short.

    I often wish I had more garden space. Perhaps I will always wish for that?! Someday the ultimate goal is to eat 90% of our produce, both fruit and vegetables, from the garden. Even though I get a little more efficient with the space I have each year, living where we are now, it’s not going to happen. I’ve been really inspired to preserve each fruit and vegetable in it’s season when it is fresh and abundant. Did you know that on average food travels 1500 miles to get to your plate? I don’t want to support those numbers. This year I want to put up food from my garden and locally, then shop from my basement in the winter.

Home:

  1. Finish the downstairs bathroom. We are close on this one.

  2. Get the major kitchen renovation done. We’ve already done step one and two of the kitchen. But there is so much more. I will go into detail on that in the future. I’m hoping to get the big stuff (aka very expensive) checked off the list this year. If we have enough money left to do little things like backsplash and new appliances that will be a bonus!

  3. Update the entryway and staircase.

Most of our home renovating gets done November-April when the garden is sleeping. I like to set realistic goals, and I really, really, really hope to get these things done this year!

Fermented Carrots from this week. My attempt to help my youngest to stay healthy. She has been sick so much this year.

Fermented Carrots from this week. My attempt to help my youngest to stay healthy. She has been sick so much this year.

Kitchen Open Shelving

Kitchen Open Shelving

The Start of Something New

The Start of Something New