I’ve been mentally making goals in my head here lately, and I feel like if I say them out loud (or at least blog about them) then I will be one step closer to actually completely them. I tend to make crazy, ambitious, intimidating checklist that just result in more procrastination. So, I decided to make a simple (seemingly doable) checklist to help me accomplish a few important things before the end of the year!
1. Tackle at least one major home repair project- Home ownership is ever so delightful as I imagined it would be! We’ve only been in our house since March, but since it’s an older home it needs constant TLC. We need to replace some of the old wood siding that is rotting out in a couple places. We also need to get our front door reframed as that is also rotting out. Oh, and one more, we absolutely have to replace the window (in our shower!) because it’s see-thru and (as you probably guessed) rotting out too! Eye roll.
2. Complete a furniture makeover- I have a few pieces of furniture I’ve been wanting to give some love but just haven’t made the time for. The dilemma is if I should reupholster my kitchen bench, finish painting my art cabinet, or re-paint my dresser?
3. Develop the look and the planning behind this blog- This has been on my list for awhile. I know I want my blog to have a different look and purpose these days but just haven’t managed to do anything about it. And obviously, when it comes to planning and consistency, this is not something I’ve mastered yet. I recently saw a blog planning post on A Beautiful Mess that encouraged me to get more organized and inspired.
4. Start an antiques booth and grow my inventory- I’ve already begun the process for this, but I just have to wait and see if I can get a space. I’ve got a little bit of inventory going on, but I need lots more. In fact, I’m going treasure hunting on my day off tomorrow. If you have any suggestions of items you love or are always on the hunt for, I’ll do my best to track them down. P.S. I’ll give you more info on this later when it’s more set in stone.
5. Come up with creative Christmas gifts for all my family members- This is important to me because I love giving thoughtful gifts. Sometimes I don’t feel like I have enough time to put that extra effort into getting special gifts for the people I love, but I really want to come up with good ideas this year. I want them to be unique and heartfelt. Plus, I can’t wait to wrap my presents in sweet little packages.
So, now that I’ve proclaimed my goals, I hope this will help me follow through!