Around The House at My 100 Year Old Home – Week One

Welcome to Around the House at My 100 Year Old Home. This is new a weekly update I share every Saturday about what is going on at My 100 Year Old Home.

Around the House

Welcome Inside My 100 Year Old Home

It’s a New Year and there are a lot of new changes at My 100 Year old Home. I have a new calendar on my blog that highlights some of the things I am doing this month, which you can see here. I decided to share this primarily makes me accountable and focused on what’s happening ahead and not just today! I am hoping you will find it interesting. 

I came up with themes for every month this year and January is Back to Basics. I am taking a step back and learning and sharing some fun basic ideas all month long. I started this week by sharing my recipes for Homemade Pasta and Homemade Marinara Sauce.

farmhouse kitchen

I also have a new extensive yet interactive Editorial Calendar that I use all day long and it is amazing. (If you are wondering what an editorial calendar is, it’s where I plan out all of my blog posts for the year. All of my blog posts for January are all planned out. I am working on blog post ideas for February now. If you have any ideas or requests, please email me at [email protected].)

Home in California

What’s New in The Family Room

It was great to have our family at home for the holidays but it was very difficult as my husband’s dad passed away on January 27th. It’s a loss we will all feel forever and I still can’t believe Dave and I both lost our fathers this year. I am so grateful for all of the kind comments and thoughts you posted on my Instagram. I can only read them a few at a time as I am still very emotional. But I will read every single one. I promise.

New Year’s Eve was quiet. We took two of our boys and Charlotte (Matt had to head back to Australia) to a great restaurant in LA called Bestia. Somehow I got a reservation the day before … which is completely impossible, especially on New Year’s Eve. (My kids were actually impressed.) After dinner, we came home, watched the east coast feed of the Times Square New Year’s celebration, and went to bed at 10pm. Our children, however, went out at 10pm. That always makes me feel old. 

Around the House

This was a busy week on the blog. I am now blogging a lot more and I hope you like it!

Frozen Vodka

I shared how I freeze vodka in milk cartons to create a festive presentation when I create a bar for our parties.

I offered some tips on how to transition from Christmas décor. Perhaps I am just being lazy and don’t want to put all the Christmas stuff away. But I like this look!

dining room in waco fixer upper

I shared my greatest accomplishment in 2019. This only took me a second to decide as it was definitely our fixer upper remodel of our home in Waco.

Ny 100 Year Old Home

For the New Year, I shared my plans for 2020. The start of this new year feels very different than in previous years.

Organizing your pantry

I also shared organization tips. This included the Seven Best Ways to Organize your Pantry.

My friend Liz Marie Galvan shared the new Hearth and Hand furniture line

New Décor Trends shared what’s coming décor trends in 2020. I am glad to see things like texture, open cabinets, cement, and fewer walls are in our future!

Karianne at Thistlewood Farms has the best blog ever and she shared 25 Ways to Update Your Home and The Best Christmas Storage Ideas for All of Your Stuff.

Half Baked Harvest shared her recipe for Burrata with Lemon Pepper Salami Bites. Yum.

Looking Out the Front Door

Next week on the blog I will be sharing how to make a finger knitted scarf, seasonal produce (what is that?), my favorite Cranberry Orange Scones recipe, how to use my color-coded spreadsheet to plan parties and Chef Monique Chan and I are cooking cakes in my kitchen. I can’t wait to learn a basic cake recipe and all the fun things we can do with it!

I am loving the changes at My 100 Year Old Home. Thanks for being here with me as I share Around the House.

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  1. Leslie,
    I l o v e your blog!
    As I scrolled through the photos (yes! I did read your blog),
    I noticed there are few photos of the interior of your home.
    I’d (personally) l o v e to see the ‘other’ rooms within your 100 year old home.
    My Sister, also,lives in a 100 year old + home. . .and we share decor ideas!
    Your home is always filled to the brim with inspiration!
    Lookin’ forward to all your organization tips for 2020!
    (Always trying to maximize the minimal space in a 1970’s Ranch Style Home!)

  2. Hi There!
    I’m so happy I recently found your account! I love Pasadena and your house is beautiful! I live in the Westlake/Agoura Hills area. I’m looking forward to your trip to Ventura!(I saw this on your calendar) My husband and I were there last night for Thai food at Rice by Mama on Main St. Highly recommend! Your writing style is great and I’m excited to follow you this year!
    Happy New Year- Cindy

  3. So enjoy your blog and how your decor, tips, and recipes help to inspire me. Thoughts for a blog post, how do you keep all your home repair/updates, receipts, warranties, instruction books, etc organized? Thanks and looking forward to that yummy recipe and finger knitted project in your next blog post!

  4. Hello Leslie,
    My condolences on the passing of your father-in-law. The Los Angeles Times had a beautiful obituary of his life. A retired judge, loving father and doting grandfather. He left quite a legacy.

  5. I love the idea with the ladder and lights over your dining room table. I have a question about the lights. Do they give off much light? It gets dark here early in Michigan in the winter and we need good light over the table for projects. What do you think?

  6. Hi Leslie…I’ve just discovered your blog and am loving it….just a little confused tho…is the above posting the Blog? I thought it was but then you keep mentioning over on the Blog…so not sure if this is a newsletter above…anyway….I want to get it all!! Thanks for the great design, I’m looking forward to seeing all you do in 2020….a fellow So. Cal gal…I live in Ontario…..Carole

  7. Thanks for the wonderful blog. I just got new windows from a local company conservation construction of dallas, and I was looking for some cute ideas to frame inside the windows. This blog has givin me a ton of ideas for Farmhouse touches around my house I can use. I can’t wait to utilize these colors in my own home. Nice Warm House! Thanks!

  8. Hi Leslie,
    I was reading the obituaries in the LA Times and saw a gentlemen with your last name and assumed it must be your husband’s father or grandfather. I am so sorry for your loss.l He sounded like an incredible man who will be sorely missed. My condolences to you and your family..

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