One of the first things I did in the new year was write out a list of all the home decor projects I want to accomplish this year. I am in love with our apartment, it has beautiful high ceilings and the whole wall in our kitchen dining area is covered in windows that give great light to our living room too.
Thankfully/Surprisingly I got started right away on the list by putting up that lovely chalkboard in our kitchen/dining area. I'm trying to keep the momentum going by re-organizing everything and starting a new to be sold at Just Between Friends / go to the Goodwill pile.
Expedit & craft area midway through re-organizing
The 2012 Decor List
Spray paint my Ikea Ung Drill frame - I love this frame and I'm still debating if I want it yellow or turquoise..
Get our family picture from Christmas printed to put in the frame
Buy & hang a 12x12 shadow box frame to rotate my scrapbook layouts in throughout the year
Make embroidery hoop art
Get some 8x8 Instagram prints to frame/hang
Paint frame of bulletin board
Attach fabric to bulletin board
Make or buy some sort of key holder
Put out more picture frames
Make some more throw pillows for our couch
Add book storage for Hayden (spinning metal rack... wall shelf... too many options..)
Re-paint for Hayden my kid-sized table and chairs my Dad made me
Put patterned and chalkboard contact paper on spinning rack
Reorganize craft area and books (in progress)
Hang Ikea Merete curtains
Hang kitchen bars plus hooks and baskets from Ikea for jewelry and makeup storage
Purge old and unused makeup
Make an earring frame
Hang brown linen curtains
Make some sort of garland for our four-poster bed
Finish hanging art for walls
Purge unworn clothing
Hang my magnetic knife rack
Hang Paris rack
Organize my cleaning supply closet
Organize cupboards more effectively
Organize storage and books
Hang/frame "wash hands and brush teeth" print
Sew loops to towels for better hanging
Order a mason jar soap pump
Clean out & organize
Cute desktop background from
I literally almost typed 2011...
I'm so excited!! why? Well because January is my second favorite month!
Remember, I love a fresh start
Its my motivation to clean/organize/plan
Goals for 2012:
: Its been hard for me to get this down. Since our schedule is far from normal and needs to be kept loose since things tend to suddenly come up. I really only need to plan 4-5 dinners a week but I need to plan breakfast and lunch because I tend to forget/neglect to feed myself.
: I'm still figuring out what this will look like for us.. Most likely it will be a weekly collection of photos and journaling and not necessarily a picture a day cause lets face it some days are just boring. I've started my title page and am working on organizing my supplies today. I'm hoping to post my pages weekly so you can see our week in review as well.
: We got a lot done on our apartment before and the first few weeks after Hayden was born while Patrick was home but now its time to fine-tune everything. I wrote out a list of all the little projects I have in my head to do this year and have already completed a couple!
: I am working on adding new product and trying to streamline the way I make and list product. I would also love to try doing a craft fair this year too!
: First off its been super dull around here... I need to get back to posting about Hayden.. and I also want to really find my strengths and focus my writing and projects toward those.
What are your favorite topics or posts I've written over the past year?
- I've been using my WonderWash to save on laundry costs and its been working out pretty well
Get rid of boxes from moving -
In progress, still many more to figure out what to do with
Finish organizing bedroom and craft/play area -
craft/play area is about as good as it is gonna get for now (only papers to organize and file left) and bedroom is organized, just needs to be beautified
Write emergency number list to post on fridge
Get oil changes on both our cars... plus my car needs to be smogged :(
Finish thank you cards
Attach Billy bookcase to wall
Work on address change items (Dmv, social security, etc..)
Prepare freezer meals for post-partum
- done, Thanks Mom!
Find out if I left some Pyrex pieces at old apartment...
Install car seat
and get checked for safety -
okay so I know you are supposed to get it checked but...
Set-up notebook to track feedings, changes, activity, etc...
Finish packing hospital bag -
Set-up index card cleaning system
- Now I must do a post on it and surprise, surprise I'm actually mostly keeping up with the tasks :)
Make birth inspiration book
Sew mermaiden doll for baby girl
Sew hospital gown for moi
Work on base pages for Gma brag books and our own photo and memento books for baby
- Went with the lovely Steiger ladies:
Work on decor projects for the baby nook (hang shelves,
make tissue paper poms
, make faux mats/ frames for artwork,
paint her letter
To buy: more baby hangers-
some bought they were out of the other ones I want,
seat protector to go underneath car seat
curtain rods for bedroom and living room, stamps for mailing baby announcements and thank you cards, heavy duty eye concealer, lamp shade for baby night lamp, furniture fuzzy protector pads for our ottomans, shelf for in freezer,
more clothes pins
and possibly a rocking chair and rug...