Happy New Year to you all! I have been enjoying this little holiday bloggy break but I am even more excited to get back to the grind and catch up with all of you. I hope everyone had a chance to relax and rest up so that we can all take on the new year with gusto!

I thought it would be fitting to have a little look back on the past year to see all of the changes that have taken place on this little blog. I’ve had such a blast indulging in my creative side and sharing it all with you along the way. I can’t wait for what this new year will bring, though. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head and I’ve actually managed to get quite a few of them planned out on paper. So hang tight because this year is going to be full of projects and makeovers and remodels galore!

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. How about a look at Little Red Brick House’s first year?

1. DIY Wooden Doormat
Oh, the little wooden doormat. My very first post. Still love it!

DIY Wooden Doormat

2. Fireplace Makeover
My fireplace makeover was, by far, my most popular post. This was the first renovation type DIY that my husband and I attempted and I am happy to say that we are still happily married. 😉

Fireplace Makeover: Take 2 | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

3. DIY Sunburst Mirror
Another reader favorite was my this sunburst mirror tutorial. I absolutely love this piece and it will always be one of my top favorite projects.

side view of sunburst mirror

4. Wooden Crate Storage Table
Along my little blogging journey I have met some amazing other bloggers. We formed a sort of support group (hey guys!) and shortly after, our Monthly DIY Challenge was born. We kicked it off with wooden crates and I transformed mine into a storage table.

Wooden Crate Storage Table | Little Red Brick House

5. Wooden Black Cat Silhouettes
Fall came around and I tried my hand at some holiday DIY decor. These Black Cat Silhouettes were an easy and fun creation.

Wooden Black Cat Halloween Decor | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

6. Fireplace Makeover #2
After blogging for quite a few months I started to finally come into my own and decided to take my fireplace to where I had envisioned it in the first place. I’m so happy I went with my instincts and didn’t let the boldness of it hold me back further.

Fireplace Makeover: Take 2 | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

7. Thanksgiving Tablescape
My first ever (literally) holiday tablescape came about when I jazzed up the dining table for Thanksgiving. I was amazed at what a few cheap decor items and some things gathered from around the house and yard could create.

Handmade Thanksgiving Tablescape | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

8. Roman Numeral Pallet Clock
This piece was a long time in the making. As soon as I saw the inspiration piece on Pinterest I knew I had to have this clock in my life. It only took me 5 or 6 months to get around to posting it. Oy!

Roman Numeral Pallet Clock | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

9. Grain Sack Stripe Sled
Christmas brought about a whole host of DIY projects. This little grain sack sled was such a fun one and I can see it returning in my Christmas decor set up for many years to come.

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

10. Rudolph Marquee Sign
My favorite Christmas project, though, was the DIY Rudolph Marquee Sign made from clear ornaments; another Monthly DIY Challenge creation. I love it so much I am thinking of making a couple more for other seasons or just to have around the house year-round.


Well, there it was! The first official year of blogging at Little Red Brick House. Like I said, there are so many more things to come. I am so excited to get started on them and to share each and every update with you. This is going to be one fun year, so stick around! I ‘d love to have you along for the ride. As always, thank you so much for your kind words and support. It really does mean the world to me. 😀

Happy New Year to each and every one of you. May this year bring you many blessings!

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  1. I just absolutely adore all of your projects, Sarah. I’m so blessed to be in a bloggy tribe with you and be inspired by you and laugh with you everyday! Can’t wait for all the awesomeness that is to come in 2015. You’re going to rock it! xoxo

    1. Aww, Erica! I love youuuuu! We have a stellar group of girls don’t we? 🙂 I’m looking forward to taking on this new year with you gals by my side. Thanks for all of the encouraging words!

  2. I feel SO lucky to have found such a talented and supportive bloggy friend! LOVED following along with your adventures and cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for us!!!

    1. Aww! Kristi, you are too sweet! I am so glad we connected. I, too, am super excited for what the new year will bring! 🙂

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