2012 Home Goals

It’s that time of year when there is a lot of talk about resolutions and setting goals for the New Year. I kind of like the idea of starting fresh (even if it only lasts a few weeks or sometimes days in my case). It’s just nice to be able to put things behind you and look ahead with fresh ideas and a clean slate.

The Lettered Cottage is challenging bloggers to pick a word that will inspire and define 2012. Out of all the words I thought of (in my busy head) there was one word that kept coming back to me. Courage. It’s one of my personal goals for 2012 to muster up some of this stuff (among a dozen other resolutions). Courage to not worry about what others think and just follow my heart and not be afraid. My step daughter and her husband just moved half way around the world to persue their dreams. Now that takes some courage. Don’t you think?

“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

And then Nesting Place is challenging bloggers to make some home goals for 2012 which I think is a great idea. I’ve always set personal goals, but none for my home. I’ll keep my home goals simple (much more simple than my personal ones) and then maybe I’ll be able to achieve them.

  1. Make our house feel warmer by adding some color, texture and layers.
  2. Try to use a lot of what we already have. So many things can be re-purposed, reinvented, recovered or painted.
  3. Enjoy the process of making our house a home. Be happy with the small changes along the way.
  4. Somehow convince my husband that we should see what’s under the wall to wall carpet (believe me that’s going to be the biggest challenge of all).


Cowardly Lion: All right, I’ll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I’ll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I’m going in there. There’s only one thing I want you fellows to do.
Tin Woodsman and Scarecrow: What’s that?
Cowardly Lion: Talk me out of it!


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