Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goals... maybe

Okay, so I talked last year about how I am terrible at resolutions, but my main thing for last year was to force myself to "follow-thru". Well, let me just say this: If you stink at meeting goals or even setting them, don't make a ridiculously broad "resolution". Although, looking back at that post, I did make a dent in the specific things I needed to follow-thru with. Let's take a look, shall we:

I need to finish the curtains for our kitchen.  Done.
Make the balloon shades for the dining room. Done.
Put together another bookshelf for the bedroom. Done, but I never blogged about it.

Put together the Expedit for my "office/craft room". Done, but I don't have a pic because that room is ridiculously cluttered and icky.
Lose 20 pounds. Not so much.
Exercise more. Nope.
Paint the bedroom. Done.
Paint the "office/craft room". Nope.
Finally get all the prints and photos framed that I have been buying at art shows for the last 10 years. Partially done, but I haven't hung ANYTHING yet. Well, except the three in the DR.
STOP BUYING MORE CRAP until I finish all this stuff. Um. Yeah right.

So here are my goals for 2011. 

I want to break it down two ways, maybe it will get me motivated if I tackle some smaller, yet high impact, projects first. 

January Goals:

Hang the gallery wall. 
Hang art in the bedroom. It's been sitting on the dresser for 4 months now...
Do Jenny's "111 things in 1/11" challenge.
Make a new coffee table/ottoman for the living room.
Make the leopard pillows I talked about last month.

Broader 2011 Goals:

Paint the basement.
Paint the bathroom in the basement. 
Paint the "office/craft room".
Organize the "office/craft room".
Have the kitchen cabinets painted. 
Keep some plants alive. 
Find a rug for the living room.
Take and show you more pictures of my finished projects (and actually remember to blog about them). 

I'm sure there's lots more, but I can't think of it right now. Let's see how I do February 1st and I'll go from there!


Kristina P. said...

I found that deciding to sell your house is a good motivator to do those things. That's what I discovered in the past couple of weeks!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I think that you did awesome on your goals. Good luck!

the cape on the corner said...

i love the "makes" in your list. i could never make those things-hope you remember to blog about them!

Anonymous said...

I love how your goals are realistic. I hate it when people make these crazy goals and then forget about them a week later. I can wait to see you get through your goals!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

That's pretty darn good and at least you set goals...I don't because I figure I can't fail that and sad simultaneously...Maybe I should just delete my comment...LOL

Erin said...

I had to laugh at "Cluttered and icky"...that totally describes my office/craft room!!!

You have attainable goals. Can't wait to see that gallery wall!!! :)

Jenni said...

I think your lists sounds good, and are realistic. (Unlike mine, which I will never in a million years finish.) ;) I chuckled at the "keep some plants alive" because that sounds so familiar. I think I have one plant currently hanging on for dear life...

I read your previous post, and think you did quite a lot last year! I love the tie up curtains you made, by the way. And that chair you redid is gorgeous! :)

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on the mini wreaths! It was so good of you to stop by! :)

Have a good night~

{Beautiful Nest}

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Looks like you'll be super-busy this year! :) Can't wait to follow along as you cross stuff off your list!

Anna See said...

Love this! I can't seem to get anything done these days, if you don't count eating.