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

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.

Welcome Inside My 100 Year Old Home

It’s been such an incredible week and I love how the new year is starting off. I am still way more organized and loving my new life style. It’s been life changing.

I have a theme for my blog every month and January’s theme is Back to Basics. I have literally taken a step backward to learn some of basics that I am loving it. This week I mastered a basic cake from scratch and I loved the process! Chef Monique Chan was back in my kitchen and I loved cooking with her.

I started out his week by sharing a DIY for How to Make a Pom Pom Basket. I ordered the basket on Amazon and made the pom poms. This is one of those DIY’s that looks way harder than it was!

I mentioned last week that I have a new Editorial Calendar that I use every day and it is amazing. All of my blog posts for January are all planned out. I am working on blog post ideas for February and March now. If you have any ideas or requests, please email me at [email protected].)

ventura sunset

What’s New in The Family Room

I spent three days in Ventura at our beach house with three amazing friends and influencers, @debrahalllifestyle, @barnhousechicksmarket and @the pinkporchventura. We cooked, ate, laughed, shopped and spent a lot of time brainstorming. Our few days together were magical! And I loved every minute of it.

I have a few cleaning and organizing projects happening in our home. We are doing a lot of work in the backyard and on our third floor. If you are wondering about our “third floor” it is an area of our home I have never shown. And why is that? It’s because the entire floor has been a storage area for all of my “unused décor”. It’s pretty bad and I haven’t shared it. But I do have pictures so I may share them someday.

Around the House

eating healthy

I shared some Tips to Eating Healthy which included buying and eating seasonal produce. If you aren’t familiar with this, then be sure to read this blog post.

cranberry orange scones

Every Wednesday I share a wonderful round-up of posts for Easy Elegance Wednesday. This week I shared one of my favorite all-time recipes, my Cranberry Orange Scones. These are really delicious!

Entertaining in the Back Yard

I love to entertain and plan parties. This week I shared what I think is the best tool to organize my party planning … My Color-Coded Spreadsheet!

color coded spreadsheet

Entertaining in the Back Yard

I am so excited to share the cake recipe for this amazing 1-2-3-4 Basic cake and Swiss meringue buttercream frosting. Chef Monique Chan was in my kitchen this week and taught us all how to make this amazing cake!

You can watch on IGTV to learn exactly how we made this cake. Watch Part one, Part two and Part three.

Let’s see what my friends are up to.

Karianne at Thistlewood Farms has the best blog ever and she shared How to declutter a room in twenty minutes.

Janine at Happy Happy Nester shared some Tips for Kitchen Organization.

The Happy Housie shared a great family planning calendar.  

Looking Out the Front Door

Next week on the blog I will be sharing a tour of my blog, lots of Instagram tips and a really fun Valentine Craft. I will also be baking homemade bread in my kitchen. I can’t wait to learn a basic bread recipe that I can change up every week for my boys to enjoy.

I am loving the changes at My 100 Year Old Home this year. Thanks for being here with me.

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  1. Leslie,
    My, you have been busy this first full week of 2020!
    You have me quite intrigued at what lies up in the third floor of your 100 Year Old Home!
    That cake is gorgeous!

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