Home Goals for 2012

I had planned on participating in a linky party that the Nester hosted, two weeks ago.  Obviously, I missed the party, but I liked the concept. So, even though I missed the deadline I still wanted to talk about the topic that Nester brought up. You see, Nester prompted this question, who are you trying to please this year? Of course this was in regards to the home, and could be discussed in other areas of life. But here, today, I wanted to talk about my home goals for 2012. I’m posting them, so that I can remember them and reference them, these goals are not specific they are more general in nature. I have found that making specific goals is just too constricting. Maybe it’s the free spirit in me that avoids structure, much like I avoid a well structured sentence. Anywho, here are my general home goals for 2012:

Home Goals for 2012

1. Have nothing in my home that is not beautiful or useful.

That means:

A. If it ain’t useful get rid of it. If it ain’t pretty let someone else have it.

B. Find a place for the things that have been deemed both beautiful and useful.

This goes along with the popular William Morris qoute:

“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.”

2. Be realistic when it comes to DIY and other home projects.

That means:

A. Remember that I am only one woman with limited time, budget, and often times energy.  I must remember there is a difference between slapping paint on the walls and rewiring the kitchen.

B. Sometimes that mysterious fuzzy green thing that threatens me every time I open the fridge takes precedence over rearranging the living room.

3. Be content with the home I have.

That means:

A. If we were able to buy a bigger and better home it would still need expensive repairs and updates. It would also get dirty and cluttered just like our current home. Sometimes, bigger does not mean better, it just means a bigger space to make bigger messes.

B. Our home is perfect the way it is, because it is ours. It is the home I share with my beloved Bubba, our dogs, and anyone else who is willing to brush dog fur off their jeans after a visit.

4. Make our home comfortable for us.

That means:

A. My design choices do not need to meet the standards of top interior designers. These choices only need to make myself and my family feel happy and welcome in our home.

B. Upgrades made to our home should make us comfortable,physically, fiscally, and mentally.

There you have it, my 2012 home manifesto. We’ll see how well I remember these goals and apply them throughout the year. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Have you set h0me goals for yourself? Looking ahead in the coming year to any changes?

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