We are officially one full month into 2018 (which is CRAZY) I’ve been thinking it is about time for me to briefly recap/revisit my 2017 GOALS with you…
1.Finish Cottage Remodel
We have made AMAZING progress on the cottage! It is now in living condition and ready for final inspection. We are looking forward it to enjoying it fully this summer. However, I don’t know when the cottage will ever truly be “finished”, and we’re 100% ok with that. With the interior nearly done we can space out projects over the next few years…replace the roof, work on the basement, landscaping, etc.
Before Mark switched shifts at work we came a long way in our culinary skills with the help of Plated. I shared several posts under my food/travel category if you’re interested in our experience. I have also been focusing on healthier recipes and also plan on going back and recreating some of our favorite meals from Plated.
3.Refresh Living Room
We planned on changing our entire living room around…but did a trial run rearranging all of the furniture and it just didn’t work. Our current arrangement is the most practical for functionality and appearance. So we went ahead with a refresh including new lamps, side tables, ottoman & accents. It is surprising how much those small changes made a big difference. I plan on posting about that very topic soon…
5.Simplify & Organize
This is definitely a continuous WORK IN PROGRESS. I have made countless trips to Goodwill over the past year, and I keep a box at all times to put new items to donate in. I start the process by asking myself a couple of simple questions…do I NEED this? and/or do I LOVE this? If not, its probably time to let go.
I’ve been using the “1 in 1 out” rule in my wardrobe…for every new piece I add I have to pull out one I haven’t worn in over a year to donate. Focusing on quality over quantity when it comes to new purchases is also making a big difference. As a starting point, I tried several of the clothing delivery services including: StitchFix, Trendsend, Wantable and Trunk Club. Anyone interested in hearing more about my experiences with those services? I’d be happy to share.
Overall I am very pleased with all of the progress in 2017 and will continue to work on the same goals in 2018. I look forward to sharing with you this year!
What about you…any big or exciting goals for 2018?