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Happy New Year!


From me, Evan, Bruno and Fritz: Happy New Year! Here’s to 2011 being a year of health, wellness, snacks, Moomins, organized closets, laughter, good design, good movies, good books, friends old and new, family, piles of blankets next to the radiator, and a decent cup of coffee whenever you need one.

Party animals that we are, we’re spending the night at home eating nachos, drinking wine and…painting the living room! Of course.

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  • Reply kate hart December 31, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    ha! that sounds like the perfect new year’s evening to me. aaand mine’s shaping up to be quite similar 🙂 fyi: i’ve very much enjoyed reading your blog over the past year. looking forward to 2011!

  • Reply Nubby December 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    For some reason, painting at night is more fun. Or, at least more amusing. I am curious as to what color you’re painting it!

  • Reply cottageofstone December 31, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I am guessing black! 🙂

    We’re painting, too. But it’s pale salty blue in the baby’s room.

  • Reply Dave December 31, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    “organized closets, laughter, good design…”
    My sentiments exactly!!! ;^)

  • Reply ALV December 31, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Me three. I am painting my bathroom orange and grey, eating pizza and reflecting/documenting all my house traumas and successes of the past year. Love your new hallway and happy new year.

  • Reply amy good house December 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Also at home just chilling.
    We spent LAST New Years painting our dining room.
    It’s much more fun with alcohol 🙂

  • Reply Jill December 31, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Yay! Happy New Year to D16! (And can’t wait to see more of this week’s progress!)

  • Reply maria December 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Happy New Year Anna! All the best you & yours. Thanks for all you do & share!

  • Reply Grumble Girl December 31, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Enjoy everything, girlfriend. I will descned upon you one fine day, and we’ll be stuck like chuck forever, you and me. And your tallness. And my smallness. What a fine pair we’ll make… Shamone!! xoxox

  • Reply kay* December 31, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    i guess, by your definition, i’m a party animal too 🙂 my plans are the same….subtract the whole painting the living room bit 🙂

    happy new year to you and your family!

  • Reply Sue December 31, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Sounds like a great time, you and your guys…and you get to cross one more thing off your to do list before the end of the year! Thanks for this year of blogging and all the inspiration you’ve given, and for answering all my sometimes, somewhat silly questions…, where did you get The Cure poster??? I’ve been searching……..

    Happy New Year!

    • Anna @ D16 December 31, 2010 at 11:06 pm

      Sue, the Cure poster was a free giveaway with preorders of the 3IB reissue in 2004. I’m not sure where you can find one now…maybe eBay?

  • Reply Emma December 31, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    A very happy new year to you! I’m coming out of my shell and it’s finally time to say hello and THANK YOU to all of the wonderful people out there whom I have been following for quite some time now. So, Anna, hi =) and thanks, your blog is fantastic!

  • Reply Melissa Jaine December 31, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    You’re my kind of party animal. 😉
    Happy NY!

  • Reply misa December 31, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    i made an apple brown betty and we’re watching old episodes of “roseanne.” also, it’s 9:42 here and we’ll probably go to bed in twenty minutes.

    can’t wait to see the new living room paint! happy, happy, happy new year!

  • Reply cheryl January 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Happy New Year to you Anna and Evan and Bruno and Fritz!!! …For auld lang syne,
    we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne…Thank for the year of good reading and wonderful graphics and shared remembrances. May the year ahead be full of new and wonderful possibility, hope and happiness! c

  • Reply Adam January 1, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Happy New Year and lots of love to all of you!!! xoxo

  • Reply Monica January 1, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Happy New Year and all of your sentiments right back at you! I am going to make myself my first decent cup of coffee of the year right now.

  • Reply Benita January 1, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Happy New Year Anna, Evan, Bruno and Fritz!

  • Reply Fat Cat January 1, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Happy New Year to you too ! What better way to start the new year than reading your wonderful blog with a good cup of coffee in one hand and a butter croissant in the other (and a snoring cat on your lap) ?!

  • Reply Jorge January 1, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Happy New Year! Thank you for all the inspiration you never cease to provide!

  • Reply Sarj January 1, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    THAT sounds like a fabulous NYE!!

    Happy New Year 🙂

  • Reply Nat January 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Painting at night is fab 🙂 Unfortunately for me, that is the only way I ever get to paint. Have to wait until the little monster is in bed.

    Cant wait to see the results 🙂

  • Reply Melle Na January 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    2011, toute belle et toute douce…

  • Reply donna January 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I think this is the year everyone I know decided to stay home. I curled up with my dog and watched New York I love You (terrible; not even close to half as good as Paris I love You) and The Single Man. Thanks for blogging and Happy New Year to you and your readers.

  • Reply the brick house January 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Happy belated new year! Fritz is killing me with his long hair, so cute. Hope you had a good one – can’t wait to see how the paint turned out.

  • Reply Megan Kelly January 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Where oh where did you get that fabulous Moomintroll?? I love them!

    • Anna @ D16 January 2, 2011 at 12:21 am

      A friend gave it to me years ago. I don’t know where she got it, sorry…

  • Reply stuffedmice January 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Happy New Year, Anna! Many completed projects and reasons to laugh:)

  • Reply lau January 2, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    mooomins! happy new year, anna!

  • Reply lynn January 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    we love the moomins at our house, young and not so young. have you read any of her adult fiction? i have read several that have been re-issued recently and they are fab! seek them out, you will love them I hope.
    cheers and happy happy to you!

  • Reply Kristina January 3, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Best wishes for 2011 ;o)

  • Reply tallin January 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Happy New Years to you and everyone else living behind Door Sixteen!

    Quick question: What font did you use for the sign/card? I keep seeing it or ones like it around, and it has very much grown on me.

  • Reply Grace January 6, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Hi Anna!
    Happy holidays and Happy New Year 🙂 Love your blog and the transformation of both your homes.

    Quick question, I’m wondering what font you’re using for the Happy New Year on the photo? looks perfect, especially next to that sassy Hippo statue 😉 Thanks, Anna!


    • Anna @ D16 January 6, 2011 at 5:36 am

      The font is called Hannah—there’s a link in the reply to the comment right above yours.

      And that’s a Moomin, not a hippo! 🙂

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