Uhm, New Years Resolution? Ish?

I have a resolution, and Husband has a resolution. His is to be completely out of consumer/medical/student loan debt by the end of the year… entirely achievable with our current plan, actually (barring unforeseen circumstances. Please don't unforeseen-circumstance us, 2011…).

Mine is a little trickier to define, and probably involves several smaller goals. I want to make our house feel more like a home. And not just any home… but our home. Actually, it's hard to look at our house and not see that it's someone's home, with the toddler toys all over the front room, cat toys scattered throughout the house, random empty Mountain Dew cans, and a half-finished project taking over the kitchen table. That's part of what I want to eliminate, but it's not just eliminating junk… I want our house to reflect who we are.

I want to hang our pictures on the walls, instead of having them leaning against the wall or hiding in storage tubs.


I want to paint and furnish the study, so that it's somewhere Husband can do his work-at-home stuff and somewhere I can work on my beading projects.


I want to learn how to sew, so I can create window treatments instead of sitting around waiting to find just the right things. (And then make pillow covers to match!)


I want to figure out some kind of coherent scheme for both our bedroom and bathroom, and then do something to the bum-ugly Craigslist dresser we bought a while back.

(No pictures of the bedroom... It's too tiny and awkwardly laid out to be able to capture it!)

Mostly, I want people to come into our home and feel warm and welcome. Except in the summer. Then they can feel cool and welcome.

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I'm a working, crafting, loving, baking, home improving Mamma, trying to make my corner of the world better. I also happen to write a lot about my little boy, because I think he's fantastically hilarious!


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