FRIEND MAKIN" MONDAY!!! Okay, I just had to yell that. Because I used to participate EVERY week, and I loved it. In fact, some good blog friends, whom I actually now consider close real friends whom I just haven't met in person, were first found through FMM.
It has been such a long time, but I am so glad to be participating again.
This week's topic is resolutions.
I already shared some fitness goals here.
But something I really, REALLY would like to accomplish this year? I'd like to love my home.
Now don't get me wrong, I am SO grateful to have a roof over my head. To have a space for my family that is warm and safe. So please know that I am not trying to sound ungrateful. I know that there are many who don't own a home, or even have a place to stay.
But I don't love my house. It is old, and dated, and is falling apart cosmetically. If you've known me from my early blogging days you know that the bane of my existence is the barforamic pink carpet in my living room. The work done by the previous owner was a bunch of half-a%$ed work that is falling apart. Wallpaper in the bathroom that immediately started peeling. So I decided to rip it down and paint. Only then I got pregnant, and lost my momentum. I now have a bathroom stripped to the drywall, and the linoleum is coming up by the tub. And the kitchen. Ew. That's all. Sky blue and white color scheme. With the upper cabinets painted white, and the lower ones blue. And the most horrid border around the top you have ever seen. Plus the border is falling down. Gag.
I'm not going to keep complaining. But this year I would like to make some improvements to my house, that will help me love my home. I don't have a bunch of (or any) extra cash laying around to do this. So to accomplish this goal, I also need to accomplish my shared goal with my husband of expanding our business and increasing our income. 2009 was rough for us self-employed types. 2010 showed some good improvement (at least for us), and I'd like to see 2011 bring us at LEAST to where we were in 2008, but preferably even better.
I would like to try to start setting a small amount of money aside periodically that I can then use to make some of the changes that will help me be happier with my house. Lucky for me I have some amazing friends with mad skills at thrifty decorating, and some FABULOUS inspiration in blog land. Wish me luck!
Did you make any resolutions? If so, what are they? Head over to All The Weigh and link up to share and see what others have planned for 2011!