A Super Great Year and Repurposed DIY Tutorials

2019 has been a great year both for my family and for Homeroad and as they say "The Best is Yet to Come". 
A Super Great Year and Repurposed DIY Tutorials
First, a rare personal glimpse into our blessing-packed year. If you scroll down to the bottom you will see some of my favorite DIY tutorials of 2019. 
We began 2019 with a new puppy. New Year's day and a bouncing bundle of energy. You can read more about my stories by following the bold links.
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Next up, a new grandson! He made #4, all boys! After having 4 daughters ourselves, we welcome boys around here with open arms. The new baby's big brother... not so much!

As we had to say goodbye to our friend Kitty at the ripe old age of 23, we also welcomed Macy to our home. Because a new puppy is just not enough!
new kitten in the family

This was also the year of 60 for me. Not as welcome as the grandson but I have everything I ever dreamt of, I am one lucky old lady!
Another Year of Repurposed DIY Tutorials
Later in the year, just as I was finishing up another fun filled year of teaching Pre-K, my husband and I vacationed in Longboat Key. It is and will be, one of our favorite Florida vacation destinations.
Another New Year of Repurposed DIY Tutorials
Later the same month our third daughter graduated from college... we couldn't be prouder! ❤️🍎🎓 As you can see, with 4 daughters spaced out for 11 years, we are immersed in all ages and stages around here. And yes, this is my "I hate selfies smirk".
A New Year of Repurposed DIY Tutorials

Next up... summer! As a teacher with the summer off, it's one of my favorite times of the year. (am I even allowed to say that?) This summer we became the owners of 2 small kayaks and from that minute on, I spent the rest of my summer just floating in the sound.
A Blessed Life and A New Year of Repurposed DIY Tutorials

Suddenly, and I mean suddenly, we welcomed grandchild #5 and this time... it was a GIRL! 🙌🏻 Entering the world in a storm of complications, our baby girl and her Mom thankfully came out perfect! The new babies came at us fast and furious this year, we are truly blessed!
A Blessed Life and A New Year of Repurposed DIY Projects
Before I knew it, it was back to school time then Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and now New Years Day. Wow! Life sure comes at you fast when you get older! 
A New Year of Repurposed DIY Projects

And if you thought you came here for DIY, Yes, I am still still cranking out the DIY tutorials, hoping to teach crafting, repurposing and thinking outside of the box to anyone who will listen. 

I look forward to another great year of new projects, new opportunities, and more great friends! Thank you to each and every one of you that visit Homeroad and try my projects!
A New Year and Repurposed DIY Projects

Now a look back at some of my favorite DIY projects this year... 

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you had a wonderful year! 
I wish us all another Happy and Healthy 
New Year!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .