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Happy New Year!

It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve written a Simply Stated blog post.

So…how are you?

How were your holidays?

We both spent our Christmas at home with our immediate families.

Our celebrations were quiet and we weren’t able to get together for Christmas eve with both of our families as we’ve done the past couple of years.

And there was no traveling north to see our parents and sisters this year either.

It was different for sure but we are so grateful for the time we had at home with our husbands and children.

Then on New Year’s Eve we finally got to celebrate and have some fun.

Were you happy to see the end of 2020 and ring in the new year?

Our Top Blog Posts

two women standing beside eachother smiling at camera on dock with lake behind them

And while we’re talking about the end of 2020 did you see our top 10 blog posts from last year?

Can you guess what our #1 post was?

Oh and just for fun here are our top 10 posts from 2019!

We are super excited about all our plans for 2021.

There will be more recipes, DIY projecs, crafts and ideas for family!

But we’d love to hear from you!

So tell us…what would YOU like to see from us this year?

Leave us a comment below and let us know!

Our First Projects of 2021

If you’ve been following along in stories on Facebook and Instagram then you know that we’ve both already started our first room makeover of the year.


We are so happy to finally both give our builders grade laundry rooms a much needed update.

You have to check out all the details of Anne’s French Country laundry room.

mood board for a French country inspired laundry room

AnnMarie is planning a Modern Farmhouse style laundry room makeover.

laundry room mood board

Trim Healthy Mama

Not only is the start of a new year a great time for decluttering and diy projects.

It’s also a time of the year when many people start a new exercise or eating plan.

Did you know we’ve both followed the Trim Healthy Mama plan for years?

This week Anne shared her tips for Trim Healthy Mama and menopause.

woman in menopause smiling

If you’re our age this is a must read even if you don’t follow THM.

Because when you reach a certain point in life that darn metabolisim seems to slow way down doesn’t it?

We found some great ideas for you!

This organizing post.

These winter mantel decorating ideas.

And more pretty winter decor tips.

These awesome home solution tips.

These amazing New Years organizational printables.

These adorable diy yarn wrapped hearts.

Check Out these January Deals

30% off Elfa at the Container Store

Get 20% off the Big Bedding & Bath Event at Pottery Barn

Save up to 25% on furniture and decor at Target

Up to 25% off on storage & org sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond

Well that’s it for this week!

We will both be busy working on our laundry room makeovers.

Hopefully, we’ll be done soon because we can’t wait to share them with you!

Hope you have an amazing weekend!