When I first started my blog, I would write monthly updates as a sort of catch-up on all the things that I was doing, planning, etc. In 2022, I decided to clean up my website; so, I’ve condensed all the original posts into easy (and quick) to read highlights. Here’s what happened in 2015:
Looking to The Future of This Blog
I started my DIY blog in January 2015. It was originally called the Q-Schmitz Home Design + DIY Blog. “So, let’s look to the future together – I’m excited to see what it has to bring!”
Our first kitchen renovation, our garage door broke, attended a local homeshow and started going through my clothes
March 2015 (And Moving Towards Minimalism)
Tootsie, my first dog, is 6-months old. The Husband bought me some flowers, I made these yummy brownie sandwiches and we continued work in the kitchen. I also started reading about minimalism and was first influenced by this zero waste home article.
April 2015 (Showers)
Setup a small wedding display shelf in our bedroom, installed kitchen wall cabinets and base cabinets and mounted the handles. Talked about The Happiness Project and moved all my clothes into boxes to see what I wore.
May 2015 (Flowers and Sun)
Shared plans for the front yard, veggie garden and back deck. Finishing our kitchen and realizing that our summer was shaping up to be busy!
June 2015 (One Year Anniversary)
Wrote about our DIY wedding vases, alternative guest book and wedding programs. I also discussed the 5 things I would change about our wedding day.
July 2015 (Summer is Here!)
Wrote about our raised garden beds and how we filled it with veggies and finished our deck benches. I started recording items I removed and added to our home.
Haven Conference Recap
I attended my first blogging conference in Atlanta Georgia. I didn’t talk to anyone at all the first day, but by day 2+3 I was meeting lots of other bloggers. The Husband came too but did all the touristy stuff. We went to a dine-in movie theatre, that was fun!
August 2015 (Random Plants)
Finished our major backyard projects, went to Miami for a girls’ trip and cleaned out the eavestroughs. Talked about shopping bans and tracking spending.
September 2015 (Goodbye Summer)
Continuing with minimalism and our garden started producing veggies. We also started the walkway and sideyard. Recapped all our summer projects and started going through my toiletries (got rid of/used over 25 things). Tootsie had her first birthday!
October 2015 (All Things Orange)
Fixed the gate hardware (ish) and made a trip to the dump to clean up our yard. Accidentally tinted some of my clothes pink/red.
November 2015 (Remember)
Shared our bathroom before and after our renovation. Organized my baking cabinet and worked on our primary closet organization. Tootsie started doing obedience training.
December 2015 (It’s Here!)
Organized our front closet, shared our living room tour and gifts that keep giving. We had snow, and then we didn’t so I added the last patio stone to our walkway.
So There’s This Thing…
Possibly the biggest news of 2015? I announced that I was pregnant! I dropped a lot of subtle hints on Instagram and Facebook leading up to the news, but the official announcement came in mid-December.
Did you enjoy this recapped version of 2015? I also have one for 2016 and 2017! Or, just check out my other family/life updates here.