Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Home Goals

Y’all know I like making lists, so I’m sure no one is surprised that I’m participating in Nester’s 2012 Home Goals party.

Instead of just listing specific projects I want to write this list a little differently.

#1
It’s almost been a year, time for my house to stop looking/feeling like I just moved in!
This means I will finish unpacking boxes and actually make some decorating decisions.  Instead of waiting for the perfect piece I need to start using what I have. I can always update/replace things, but for now, something would look better than nothing.
(Not a good look – The tile has been fixed since this picture)

#2
Stop being a cheap ass and spend some of the money I’ve been hoarding!
I’ve been saving money for a couple big projects/furniture pieces, but I’ve yet to act on any of them. I’m planning to:
Extend the Back Patio
Buy a New Couch
Buy a New Entertainment Center
And I’m planning to use my yearly bonus (depending on the amount) to replace my stove and microwave to match the other kitchen appliances.


#3
Simplify!
This one is going to be hard because I love stuff!

However, I don’t like dusting stuff. And I’m starting to feel like I’ve accumulated too much stuff! My boyfriend and I recently dropped off 2 boxes and 1 trash bag full of stuff to the Goodwill…it’s a good start, but I’m sure we have more.

#4
Stop apologizing for my house!
We work full-time and have a puppy – our house isn’t going to be perfect. It will get messy and things will be out of order. I need to remember that.
And I think we all know DIY projects take time. I can’t expect everything to happen overnight. This year I want to stop being embarrassed about the things that need to be fixed and start enjoying the fact that I have my own house. I know I’m very lucky and I want to try and be more appreciative of that.

Here’s a great “Quit Apologizing” post from Nester.

6 comments:

  1. Great goals! I love the quit apologizing one. Having a home is something to be proud of and DIY projects are so satisfying but they can't all be done in a weekend so it's good to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor & the process of working on the next project - when you feel like doing it! :)

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  2. Great list of Goals! Isn't it exciting to write it all down and plan it out?! I'm a list maker too! :)

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  3. What's your name on pinterest. Try to find me! Ellie Seaman, I think! Too many names!

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  4. By the way, do they have Habitat ReStore out by you? They may take your stove and micro if you don't sell them.

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  5. It will be cool to see what it looks like after another year. :)

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  6. Great goals, substitute 'kids' for puppy and 'lazy' for works full time, and you have my reasons for my house not being perfect too!

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