How is it possibly Friday already!?! Like many of you I’m sure, I have been busy reclaiming my house after Christmas. I don’t know about you but for me there just seems to be things stuffed everywhere during December. And by January I feel like I must clean out all the stuff before the walls close in on me!!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction things will be headed in 2016 and I’ve nailed down a few things that I would like to accomplish.
*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.
*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.
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!
*Master closet makeover – this will be a full gut job and rebuild. Custom and DIY.
*Master bath details – just a few finishing touches that need to be done – trim paint, window treatment, wall decor, and maybe a shower door.
*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!!
*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.
*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.
*Blog more – I love to write here and share both projects and family things! You may even be seeing more crafty things. 🙂
*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.)
So, how about you?? Any big plans for 2016? Anybody else venturing out and trying something new?