Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 Home Goals

My Kitchen (that seriously needs some color!!)

Today I'm joining up with Nester's 2nd Annual Home Goals Linky.  These are the things I want to get done in my house this year.

I've had this on my list for three years at least – maybe more. I LOVE this bed. I would love it in antique white as shown here but I have grown to love a pale robin's egg blue too. We will need color as we continue to rent a home with our future nomadic lifestyle. 

Ana White Farmhouse Bed
Put stuff on my walls.
Most of my walls are empty. Most walls I've lived with in the various places we've lived have been blank. I hate it. But Nester is freeing me from the need for things to be perfect. I will hang things. And I will love it. (And if I DO hate it, I'll take them down and re-hang something!)

Remove photos of fake people from the picture frames in my house.
And replace them with people I actually know! I'm not the only one in the world who has fake photos. I actually saw a few fake family pictures hanging on my sister's wall over Christmas. :)

Decorate seasonally.
I realized after decorating for fall, a month of December birthdays and then Christmas, that I love seasonal décor. Why not do that year-round too? I also want to make some sort of interchangeable wreath for the seasons as well as a few special ones for various holidays.

Make a rug for schoolroom from recycled tee shirts.
This is a big project, but we spend a lot of time in our schoolroom. I want something fun to go with our fun, mistreated, twin sheet curtains (which really need to be hung higher!!) 

De-clutter and simplify.
We aren't moving until sometime around the first of the year 2013 or spring 2013 at the latest. But I would really like to enjoy the remainder of the time we have in this house and would like to be de-cluttered by March.

Finish a few projects I started last year and never finished.Like the shower curtain for our bathroom that I made when we were snowed in for an entire week LAST January - this week in fact!! It has been waiting to be hung but doesn't have holes for the shower curtain hooks. Lame, I know. I'm scared of them. But I will be tackling that this month because it doesn't have to be perfect!! I also want to make a Family Sign.


  1. The fake people in the frames cracked me up!

    1. Yep, it is pretty sad for a photographer to admit that their are fake people in frames at my house. That changes starting this week. :)

  2. I'm dying to make the same bed! I love that one. I also want to try making an Ana White daybed for my room upstairs... just a little nervous about where to start!

    1. Caitlin, have you decided on a color for your bed? We completed our first building project last week (blog post to come!)

  3. I love your goal-setting for your house! I never would have thought of that. I have a few things I really need to do in my house this year too. I think I'll set myself some "house goals" for this year as well. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    1. I made a list of goals last year too but never posted it. And of course, they didn't get done. I decided to have it out there in the open this year so I could have the accountability!!


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