Well, my friend, Nester, is hosting a link up party that I just had to join.
She has encouraged us to make some goals for our home this year. A sort of “checklist”, if you will, of things we would like to get accomplished in 2012.
So here is a rundown of my top 5 goals!
1. Finish the Addition to our Home.
Goal #1 contains about 248 projects in itself!
We need to drywall and install hard wood flooring in the whole upstairs and downstairs. We need to install vanities, showers, toilets, and lights in two bathrooms.
Trim, baseboards, outlets, and much, much more.
And again, when I say “we”, I really mean “he.”
My superman of a husband.
2. Paint the outside of our home.
Well, our home still remains unpainted because there were still a few projects we need to complete on the exterior of our home. This spring, we hope to get those finished and get the house painted! I cannot wait! I’m sure our neighbors will appreciate it too!
3. Create a Living Room that I actually like!
I can honestly say that in the 15 years that Cy and I have been married, I have never really liked any of our living rooms. Or dens. Or family rooms. Whatever you want to call it.
We have never had a home that has had a formal living room and a den. Thankfully, I don’t really want both.
But I do want a den that is cozy and beautiful. It seems that our den has always had hand-me-down or mismatched furniture. It’s never really looked cohesive.
So I REALLY want to put some time into planning and decorating my new den in this home. It’s right next to my newly renovated kitchen, so I am hoping to make the two rooms flow together.
And the den brings me to my 4th goal…
4. Make the Fireplace beautiful.
Our fireplace is a big eye sore and strangely located between two little windows in our den. I want to make this thing pretty!
I don’t know if that means to paint it, cover it with wood, leave it alone?
Not sure yet. But I will keep searching for inspiration until I figure it out! I love fireplaces, and I know I can make this one work for us.
(I also hope to replace our front door with a pretty antique-looking door when I makeover our den.)
And the last and most important goal:
5. Fill our home with gratefulness and love.
Though there are many unfinished projects in our home, and sometimes our home looks torn upside down, I want to always be grateful for the blessings God has given me. I also want my children to remember their childhood home as a place of love and security, not just rooms and material things.
Do you have any home goals for 2012? What’s your main one?
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