In my recent post about how we fared on last year’s home goals, I proved that I am not the “goal ninja” I had once hoped, completing all my 2012 house goals quickly and effortlessly, then stabbing them in the kneecaps until they begged for mercy!
In fact, I may be the opposite of a goal ninja, whatever that is…
(PAUSE! Time out while I quickly research what the opposite of a ninja is. Google says it’s a couch potato, or possibly a sloth. One person curiously suggests it may be a banana, or a farmer. Andy strongly maintains the opposite of a ninja is a pirate, and he rejects any suggestions to the contrary. DO NOT SUGGEST ANYTHING ELSE TO HIM. IT IS A PIRATE.)
In the interest of saving my marriage, I’m clearly a “goal pirate,” which is a new term I just invented for someone who didn’t finish all their goals last year. (I think “goal banana” has a nice ring to it, but don’t tell Andy. He’s passionate about the pirate thing.)
Anyway, despite my goal-pirate ways (“AAARRRRRGGGHH!”), I’m still setting out goals for our home for 2013. We’ve been in this house 4 1/2 years now, and it’s time we made some progress in a few areas. Ahoy!
1. The Laundry Room
I know I keep promising laundry room reveals to you guys. We’re like one five-minute job away from finishing it. At this point, you probably think my laundry room is an imaginary place I invented, like that imaginary boyfriend who “went to a different school” that you invented for your friends at summer camp.
But it’s real, guys. I promise. (And it’s sooo good-looking, popular and a star athlete.)This is how the laundry room looked when I started (back in the summer of 2012! Embarrassing!).
I know this picture looks fuzzy. The whole laundry room looked fuzzy back then.
Goal: Finish the laundry room.
2. The Guest Room
Our guest room was one of the first rooms we actually finished in the house, and I was thrilled it was done, but I’ve felt kinda “meh” about the way it’s decorated and I’d like to make some changes.
Goal: Punch up the accessories and bedding with more pattern, color and texture.
3. The Master Bedroom
UGH. Enough already with the neglected master bedroom! I’d love for this room to feel cared-for and finished, less like a catch-all temporary space.
- Find new nightstands, lamps, dressers
- Finally add some art and accessories!
- Begin to furnish the sitting room area
- Get a new chandelier (Maybe something DIY? Maybe something crystal and vintage? Not sure.)
4. Weston’s Bedroom
Speaking of catch-all and temporary… Weston’s room needs help. It’s not just an aesthetic thing (although, hello, it definitely needs help in that department): it also doesn’t function well for us.
- Reconfigure the room so the layout makes more sense for how we use the room.
- Kiddo needs a new bed, bedding and window treatments
- Design a fun play/creative space so he uses it more during the day
5. General Home Goal
Last year, my main goal was:
I do try to practice gratefulness, especially when it comes to our home, but this will always be one of my top goals for our house.
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And we’ll see if we can attack these goals with ninja-like speed and accuracy, or if it’ll be more of a goal-pirate poop-deck failure come 2014. Have you set goals for your home? Are you a goal-farmer/banana?
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