Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

Happy (almost) New Year!!

Happy New Year!

I learned a new term this year--evidently "NYE" is short for New Year's Eve?  I thought people were talking about some fancy club or event in New York when I kept seeing it on Twitter.

Anyway, I hope you all have exciting plans for New Year's Eve.  I'm happy to be hanging out with family including a sister-in-law who's home from school for the holiday, and we're going to a party and then probably just catching up after!  Nothing too crazy.  I get tired early. ;)

But the beginning of a new year does make you think.  This is a good time for reflecting back, and making changes and goals for the future.  And, thinking back on my year, I remember how grateful I am to have all of you out there, readers.  I wanted to take this time to say thank you all so much for reading my blog. (!!!!)  It truly means so much to me that you want to read the stories and posts I publish, and I am so happy to hear your comments and read your emails every day.

A lot happened in my life in 2011, but I'll spare you the details.  The high points: got a "real" job, moved, got married, honeymooned, and started house-hunting!

As for the stuff you care about?  Some blog changes and improvements, for sure.  I started tweeting more, had the blog slightly redesigned, and started my How to Wear DIY series that I'm so excited about.  I love sharing how I incorporate homemade pieces into my everyday wardrobe and style.  And I really I hope you all enjoy reading about how my DIY attitude influences my outfits.

My goals for 2012 include keeping up the blog and getting better at it!  A year from now, I want to have an even better blog, and I hope you stick around and spread the word so that I'm able to get there!

What are your New Year's resolutions or goals for 2012?  Maybe you want to sew for yourself more often, or make more home-cooked meals, or clean out your closet!, or whatever it is... I'd love to hear it!


  1. I totally agree with you on the NYE thing! I am from New York so I was like what am I missing in New York?? Just learned that abbreviation this year too! I love you blog btw and really like when you make an item of clothing and show us tons of pictures of the inspiration and your amazing finished project. Happy New Year!

  2. I love your blog!! Suzannah you are a constant inspiration and a never ending source of great projects and ideas. My best wishes for the next year!!

  3. Your blog has been a huge inspiration to me. My new year's goal is to sew one garment each week until March, and then participate in Me-Made-March. I'm starting up a sewing blog where I will document all of this. My first post is scheduled for Jan. 1st so there's nothing there now, but check back if you're interested :)


  4. Ooooh...so THAT'S what NYE means! LOL

  5. It´s me who shall thank YOU!

  6. I've loved reading about your dresses, and have stocked up on patterns this year based off your recommendations. My goal is to learn how to sew dresses that actually fit me. (I've got the sewing seams down, just need to actually make them fit. >_<) Good luck in 2012!



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