How’d We Do In 2016?

Each year here @ frazzled JOY I share with you some goals. Things that I am aiming to accomplish in the year. And at the end of the year I take some time to review that list and see how we did. So, that’s what we’re doing today – looking back at 2016!

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{My goals from last year are in green, and I will comment on my progress below in black. 😉 }
Personal Goals
 
*Get more fit. I don’t need to run a marathon or lose a ton of weight. I just want to be able to walk up a couple flights of stairs without being out of breath. Or be able to hold a light fixture above my head without my arms feeling like they are going to fall off.
I’ve come a long way in the fit department. I’m definitely able to tackle a flight of stairs without being winded which is a huge improvement. The light fixture still might give me trouble though. I’m still at it – haven’t quit yet – which is also a huge improvement!!
 
*Be more hospitable. I enjoy having people in our home. But, we never do it. I can always come up with some lame excuse why. But, I feel like the Lord is calling me to be more open.
Ya, didn’t make much progress with this one. We definitely had more people in our home this year, but not quite where I’d like to be with being intentional about connecting with people.
 
Home Goals
 
There are really only a few things left on my master list to get our home to where I would like it to be style wise. I am super excited about this!!
 
*Freshen hallway – new paint for walls and trim, and finish panel treatments for all those doors, and possibly new lighting. I am also planning on getting a ton of family photos out of boxes and on the walls!
The hallway got painted, and some photos got hung. But…nothing else.
 
*Master closet makeover – this will be a full gut job and rebuild. Custom and DIY.
Done! And, we LOVE it!! Check out the finished closet here.
 
*Master bath details – just a few finishing touches that need to be done – trim paint, window treatment, wall decor, and maybe a shower door.
 
Didn’t lift a finger in this department – it’s moving to next years list. 😉
*Organizing – I’ve done a lot of organizing in our home over the past few years, and we are leaps and bounds from where we used to be. But, there are a few things that have been neglected – the tedious things – photos (both printed and digital), CDs, DVDs, kids keepsakes, our keepsakes. I’m hopeful to make it through a lot this year, but we shall see!!
I got a few things done – CD’s and DVD’s are much more organized. I at least corralled all the keepsakes, now I just need to get them all organized. (next year’s list)
 
*Landscaping – this one seems to be on the list every year. It seems to be one step forward and two steps back with our yard. We lost lots of tree limbs and possibly a medium tree that anchors the corner of our house in front. We will see how she fairs in the spring. 
 
Once again, blah. Hubby worked really hard on the lawn in the front yard, and it looks better than it has since we moved in. Still a lot of things I’d like to do in the front and back.
*Home repairs – we have some bigger, more boring things that we may have to spend money on this year – ugh – the fun part of owning your own home. 
Having another kiddo starting college caused this to be put on hold, but it is one of the first things being done in January.  😐
 
Business Goals
 
*Blog more – I love to write here and share both projects and family things! You may even be seeing more crafty things. 🙂
I have done so much better with staying faithful to the blog. I hope you’ve noticed!
 
*Craft more – I am researching and considering opening an etsy shop or a booth at a local craft mall. I love to do all kinds of crafts and would love to be able to use my creative skills everyday. (wow, there, I put that out there now I’m accountable to y’all about that. trying new things scares me. the possibility of failure sometimes paralyzes me from doing anything. I am working on trusting the Lord’s leading and His power to put one foot in front of the other.)
This didn’t happen. Ha! It’s still in the back of my mind, but honestly all my time was spent working on making the blog a better place for all of you. But, I can say “coming soon”.
So, there you have it. Not bad! Still many things to accomplish, but it’s nice to look back and see all the things that did get done!

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