2015 in review | home projects and organization

2015 was a decent year. This time last year I vowed to get every space in my home organized and while I didn’t complete that resolution in its entirety, I learned a lot from the projects  I did complete and I am holding onto my resolve to live a well organized life. In 2016 I’m taking you with me on the journey, we’re going to get our spaces together and not go crazy in the process, I promise!

One step at a time, we will do this in 2016! Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter. You will surely not want to miss out on the fun we’re going to have. There will be challenges and giveaways to help, and no you won’t need to have a blog to participate

My major home projects for 2016 include:

  • Repainting the accent wall in the kitchen
  • A master bathroom renovation
  • Carpet removal and replacement
  • Organization of every closet, drawer and hidden space
  • Laundry room floor makeover
  • His/Hers home office makeovers
  • Boys Room Makeover
  • DIY Farmtable

Seeing that we can’t move forward without acknowledging where we’ve been here are the top 4 home projects that I completed this year

Pantry Makeover

Started off 2015 with a much needed pantry makeover. Honestly, this is one of the only spaces that stayed organized the entire year. I know it was because of the time and effort I put in there to make sure there was sufficient storage for all of my essential items

Pantry Organization

Pantry Organization

Daughter’s Room Makeover

When we moved into this house her room was beige with black trim. We conquered painting it in 2014 but I didn’t finish up the majority of the decorating until 2015. I still have a ways to go but progress is good.

Girls Room Decor



Son’s Room Paint Makeover

I’ll be the first to say I haven’t done such a great job of putting as much effort into my son’s room as I have my daughter’s. I have purchased quite a few things for his room that need to be put up. First things first I got rid of that ugly wall color and painted some pretty cool stripes on his wall. Finishing up his room will be one of my first projects in the new year.

Boys Room Makeover


Helpful tips on the blog today on how to get crisp paint stripes. Just one trick and it is super easy with $.99 paint pints from @AceHardware #FindYourColor #Sponsored #DIY #WallStripes #BoysRoom


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Daughter’s Closet Makeover

My daughter’s closet was a hot mess. Not functional at all. Before school started I decided to go in and give her new elementary school wardrobe a nice place to live.

Girls Closet Makeover

I even spray painted her hangers gold. Tutorial here. For those wondering the hangers are still looking good.

Girls Closet Makeover

So excited for 2016 and all of the home projects we have in store. I am looking forward to sharing them with you.

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See you tomorrow when I recap my top recipes from 2015!

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Mom, wife and friend. I moonlight as a cooker, baker, laundry folder and organizer. I like to think I do it in style. Unlikely Martha is my contribution to the internet in helping women "Keep House and Stay Fly!"


  1. It all looks so fantastic! I could definitely stand to reorganize my kitchen cabinets and my bathroom. I can’t do too much since I live in an apartment, but there’s always room to tidy something up! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’m so jealous of your pantry. I desperately need to organize mine! I have plans too for organization next year! I’ve already gotten rid of a lot of clothes, so the next thing I’m moving on to is to organize all of the closets in the house! Pray for me! LOL
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  3. Can’t you just come to my house and work your magic in 2016? I need to figure out how to make my tiny kitchen more functional, decorate my living room (while trying to coordinate with hubby’s tastes), organize my linen closet, and make our bedroom a sanctuary. Looking forward to seeing your projects this year!

  4. You completely rocked this you should be very proud I need to get on board those hangers and your daughtera room is simply perfect !!!

  5. All of the things you have redone are gorgeous! I cannot wait to read about your 2016 projects. I can’t believe we are already a few days away from the next year!

  6. My pantry needs deliverance! I wish I could keep mine together for more than a day or two. I need to pick up some of those baskets asap! I need to step my organization up in 2016!

  7. Great ideas! I love the rooms of your kids! I need to make a little renovation at home, too. We moved to a new house in November and we need to work on the design and decoration of some of the rooms. I am really happy that we have finally moved to our new house and I want to make feel like our forever home! Thank you for sharing your lovely ideas! 🙂

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