Pieced Pastimes: 2015 Reflections

Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 Reflections

Another year is about to end and with its closing comes the time to look back and reflect on the time gone by.


In 2015, we were able to complete some long overdue projects and it felt so good to finally get them crossed off our to-do list. 


We took our kitchen out of the 80's and gave it a fresh new cottage look. I am loving the update and only wish I had found the courage to do it sooner.


An invitation to join in with other bloggers found me showing off my love for trays.


A long neglected staircase was finally given its due with the power of paint.


DIY High Wheel aka Penny Farthing
My oh-so-clever husband once again took to creating a blast from the past to add to his collection.



2015 Fall Mantel and Following My Heart
We had a beautiful Fall foliage in 2015, but my heart wanted a simpler look for our mantel....


....using everyday objects and a DIY Sunburst Mirror.


Bacon and Broccoli Quiche with Hashbrown Crust
I shared a favorite family recipe for Quiche that can be easily adapted to use things you have on hand.


Parmesan Butternut Squash
We love our butternut squash in this house, so I was thrilled to find a fabulous new recipe that turned out delicious.


White Pizza with Garlic Coconut Sauce and Sundried Tomatoes {Vegan}
Since switching to a vegan diet I thought my pizza loving days were over, but then along came this recipe that changed everything.


Raw Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Chocolate....need I say more? This no-cook recipe is the perfect answer to satisfy those cravings.



Delicious Vegan Hash Brown Casserole
I am on a mission to try new recipes that my whole family will love and this one hit the mark easily.



2015 Christmas Mantel
I went with a 'Festival of Trees' theme on our Christmas mantel this year using some DIY Wood Shim Trees.

It's always fun to look back and see how you spent some of your time in the past. It stirs my creative side and has me thinking about the things I'd like to achieve in the upcoming year. How about you? 

Here's to another year of completed projects, new ideas and many more creative moments.



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6 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed your projects from 2015! You are so talented! Thank you so much for coming by! Happy New Year!!

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  2. Beautiful round up! Drooling over the hash brown crust on your quiche!

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  3. You have so many wonderful ideas Suzanne! I love the wood shim trees!

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  4. Suzanne, Your kitchen renovation sure is a favorite of mine, I love the farmhouse feel you gave it! However, I kept staring at those steps and the delicious butternut squash recipe, gotta work on both of them! ;)
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2016!

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  5. You are a good cook, decorator, crafter, what don't you do? Love your kitchen. Was that a bin for spuds, onions etc on counter by pass thru? Clever idea and looks so nice, having veggies handy. I too love farm house feel, always have loved relaxed farm house style. Enjoyed seeing your projects and some of your home. That's quite a fire place. Happy New Year

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  6. I really enjoyed your year end roundup, especially your wood shim trees and your beautiful kitchen. Happy New Year!

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