Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 Home Goals

So remember how I’ve been promising preggo pictures? Remember how I was going to take bi-weekly pictures of the entire pregnancy? Remember how I haven’t taken a picture of myself since week 17? Yeah, I remember that too. It was a nice goal. It didn’t happen.

These goals are not like that goal in that I actually intend to follow through on them.

Room 3 Before
This is top goal because there’s this looming deadline to have it finished. Technically, that deadline is February 18th. However, since I’d really rather not be hanging the curtains as I go into labor, I plan on having this finished by January 31st. The picture above is the BEFORE picture. it doesn’t look like this right now. It’s well on it’s way to being adorable. Here’s where we stand right now:
  • Remove painted wallpaper boarder and fix walls
  • Paint ceiling, walls, trim and closet doors
  • Add bookshelf, crib, dresser and glider
  • Reupholster ottoman
  • Add tree/branch/animal decals
  • Replace ceiling fan
  • Hang curtains
  • Hang pictures
  • Make cross-stich sampler (this will make sense later, I promise)
2. Entryway/Upstairs Hallway

I don’t even have a picture of the entryway, but I really hate the color. Plus, I’m hoping to look under the nasty carpet and reveal beautiful hardwood treads… then I’ll wake up from my fantasy.

3. Living Room to Dining Room Transition

This is the second major goal of the year. I will be moving the Dining Room into the current Living Room:

Living Room Before
It’s bigger, it’s brighter and it’s the first room you see in our house, so I don’t want it to be wasted space. We’re going to make the current dining room into a downstairs play/crafting area.

This will be a gradual project. First up… popcorn removal and getting an electrician to install an overhead light. The full list is:
  • Popcorn removal
  • Add overhead lighting
  • Replace dining room table
  • Replace carpet with hardwoods
  • Add chunkier crown molding
  • Paint walls, ceiling and trim
  • Add buffet
4. Outside

JM Outside 3 Before
There are some big projects I’d like to tackle outside, but I’d be happy if I just painted the shutters and changed out some plants.

I know, I know… you’re thinking,” Only 4 projects, are you sick or something? You completed 6 rooms this year!” Not exactly, I’m pregnant and figure life is going to be pretty interesting over the next 12 months and I might want to give myself a little leeway. With that said, I am not going to be posting 3 times a week for the near future. I will be posting 1-2 times. I love my blog and I don’t want it to become a burden so that I just quit. Plus, I have priorities like my new family, my job and retaining my sanity (hopefully), so those will take precedence.


  1. I think you did a great job with your goals! You don't need to list a million and one things, especially when you have a little one on the way! Can't wait to see the nursery come together! :)

  2. yay!!! so excited to see the changes the new year will bring! :)

  3. That's still quite the list for a pregnant woman! I can't wait to see things come together! It's all going to be so gorgeous! :)

  4. I can't wait to see your nursery!! :)

  5. You are going to be one very busy lady. I can't wait to see the Nursery and I hope you are feeling okay and not getting over tired from all the work you've been doing. Be sure to rest and take it easy too!

  6. Dude. The nursery suspense is killing me.

    I think you should add like 10 more things to your list. I don't think babies are really that much work. ;)

  7. I completely understand where you're coming from. And don't feel bad. I think there is only one room in my house that is truly done. I think it took the whole year...ridiculous. Can't wait to see the nursery though. No pressure-ha!

  8. Considering a teeny tiny person is going to rock your world, that's a good list!!! I love that lighting in your new dining room…I know a few people who have switched those rooms so they can have more space in the DR. A great idea!

  9. That's actually aiming pretty high for life with a newborn! Try to get 'em all done in January! :)

  10. Good for you! Priorities, right? And you've got some big ones coming up! It'll be fun. :)

  11. You will get these things done easy! I know it may seem like you will have your hands full, but for the first 3 months they pretty much just sleep! Can't wait to see the nursery!

  12. You have done a great job with your goals. And I’m eagerly waiting to see your nursery.

  13. You have done a great job. When I read your do list I felt like it is a quite hard task but at the end you have changed my mind showing me your sacksful. Great work.

  14. Still an ambitious list! Can't wait to see the nursery come together :)

  15. Can’t wait to see the end result. I myself am making certain changed to the extra room in ma house. Im going to transform it into a gaming room.

  16. good work!! looking forward to see the nursery :) keep up the great work! good luck!

  17. That is cool home pictures. Family is completing with in home. If can makes like this home actually it is be a little bit different.

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