Happy New Year {Plus A Surprise} -

*blows the dust off her keyboard*

Hello everyone!!

I’m popping in really quickly to wish everyone a happy new year. I hope that you all enjoyed your holiday thus far and those of you up north are safe and sound in your pack of snow :)

My husband and I have been busy bees working on different projects around the house and I am planning to come back to blogging in the New Year!

Despite my growing belly and aching feet I’m feeling really great these last few weeks and have found some time to get inspired! Best. Feeling. EVER!

And just so you can see how quickly time flies…

That’s right ladies and gents, we’re half way there…

Holy moly! I can’t believe it myself but there’s the basketball to prove it. It’s still happening way too fast for my tastes though. Ready or not I guess!

And because I know some of you are dying to find out… We are having BOYS!

How long until you think I can teach them to paint?

I am carrying around two little handy men (I hope!).

Either way, I could NOT be any happier. This is my dream come true. We have made it half way and I hope you’ll continue to hold me and the boys in your thoughts that things continue on as smoothly as they have for the last few weeks.

I’ve got all kinds of helpful DIY projects coming your way next year. How to replace a door and frame, How to install crown moulding (the easy way), How to install a closet system, and a few fun, cute ways to create art for cheap!

Cheers to the New Year!!


  1. congrats on the half-way mark – I am so glad you will be back posting – I’ve been missing your creativity!

  2. Rachel, So happy to see your post and hear your good news! I have not left a comment before even though I’ve been listening to your trials and been so worried about you. I’ve been praying this past month that you would be happy and healthy. So so happy to see your post today. A real accomplishment and more of that to come with complete confidence of Gods mercy for your good health and outcome! I will keep saying the rosary in your name because i think its been working!! Take care Rachel, Merry Christmas (or my latest tag line…merry Hana Christmas kwanzaday!!) and a happy new year! You actually look skinnier and “fitter” in your second picture except for your expanding tummy.

  3. So pleased all is well with you wishing you a Happy Healthy New Year xx

  4. Happy New Year!
    You look great and so happy. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy!

  5. So happy to hear all things are going well!! Two boys..how exciting for you and your hubby!

    Glad you are back, can’t wait to see what you have been up to!

    Happy New Year!

  6. I can’t wait for the upcoming tutorials and congratulations! I do pray that everything continues to go smoothly for you. =]

  7. Yay! We have missed you. I am so looking forward to the crown molding tutorial, as I am getting ready to install that in our house.

  8. Oh my you look amazing! BTW the fun begins AFTER they are fully baked! You have been missed lots and I’m glad to hear you will be back soon. In the meantime, enjoy your belly and keep those baby boys warm. We are all rooting for you, the HUBS and the those little men!

  9. Great news! I You look great. I’m looking forward to the crown molding and how to replace a door frame. Miss you, praying for you and your family.

  10. Hi Rachel!
    I was so glad to see an update from you. You HAVE been missed. You, hubs, and the boys continue to be in my prayers. Blessings to you all for 2013, and I’m looking forward to new posts!

  11. I was so excited to see your post today! Two boys! Congrats. You look wonderfull and so happy!!

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