I’ll post these so you can encourage me along the way, or mock me at the end of summer when I’ve accomplished nothing except spending hours with my kids at the pool and shuttling them to and from the library (which will not be a disappointment, but without a list, nothing else will likely get done).
1. Read at least 6 books, 2 of which are not novels. I’m planning to read Crazy Love (which I started 18 months ago and didn’t finish, so I’m starting it over) and Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. I just finally started reading The Pioneer Woman’s Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, and even though I read the first part of it online, it’s still so entertaining.
2. Paint the laundry room walls and cabinets. Change out light fixture (this could possibly be a DIY/spray paint project if I find something worth my time).
3. Add Advent calendars to etsy shop.
5. Complete wall art (subway-style featuring words to one of my favorite songs) + mystery project to go with this, which I can’t talk about because Matt reads my blog.
6. Complete another mystery project.
8. Decorate our entryway on the cheap…I always see incredible furniture and mirrors that have been painted a funky color, and I want to do this so badly.
9. Huge undertaking: spray painting the shutters. We have 16.
810 of them are located very high. This is Matt’s idea, for the record. If we didn’t have to mess with taking them down/scrubbing them/putting them back up, I’d be all over it. But, since we definitely want to change the color as they are currently hideous, this is what needs to happen. But I know that I will be SO happy when we get it finished, and that they’ll look so much nicer with our new front door, arriving next week!
10. Find an old, sturdy, 3-drawer filing cabinet, and do this or something similar to it. (This is very, very low on the list, but if I happen upon a filing cabinet, it’s mine!)
11. New front and back doors installed today, which means that I have approximately 10 items, not exaggerating, that need to be done in regards to this project, like staining and painting and finding new house numbers, etc.
OK, so realistically, this will take me 2 years. But wish me luck…