A New Year and a 101 Things Update.

Hello there 2017.

2016 was a pivotal year in my life. We became parents at the end of 2015 and 2016 was spent adjusting into my new life as a first-time mom. It was an amazing and exhausting season in a way I don’t think anything else can be. But now that we’re into a new year I’m ready to stretch myself and (attempt to) make time for my own creative endeavors.

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Roald Dahl

This year I hope to:

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Unplugged

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For a while I’ve been toying with the idea of “unplugging” for a time, and it just happened naturally the last two months. Sometimes I find myself reading about or looking at pictures of things I’m interested in more often than actually doing them. The internet is a fascinating and dangerous hole. We all need to take care that we’re not window shoppers of our own passions.

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Happy Summer! And a Few Blog Updates

HELLO! Our summer has FINALLY begun! We have been very busy this spring and early summer with bathrooms and decks and yard and plantings and an everything-is-out-of-place renovation for the last two months and it’s finally coming to a close. (Yeah!)

There have been a few changes here on DesignLively that I am thrilled to have made progress with.

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Your Favorite DesignLively Posts of 2013

Oh friends, Happy New Year!

 I can hardly believe Christmas and New Year’s Eve is already behind us and I’m staring a blank calendar right in the face. Christmas was lovely. We spent the week in upstate New York in front of crackling fires, with hot cups of coffee, and front row seats to The Hobbit. And I mean front row. In the corner. I still have a crick in my neck, Precious.

But before we charge ahead, let’s look back at 2013!

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Introducing Design Lively

Lately I’ve decided that I need a bit of a change around here. That change will come in the form of a new name – Design Lively.

Maybe you’ll be sad to see “Withywindle” go – I am too! Maybe you’re relieved because you still haven’t figured out how to pronounce it – in which case, you aren’t the only one! 🙂

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Top 10 Posts of 2012

Happy New Year’s Eve! Every year it surprises me, but here we are on the eve of 2013. It’s been an awesome year of living and blogging. We’ve come so far in our house this year – we’ve nearly finished the first floor!

As always, thanks for stopping by! And special thanks to The Domestic Fringe for being my most frequent commenter – I read everyone’s comments and they always make me smile! : )

My 10 most visited posts this year were:

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