Monday, January 2, 2012

12 Goals for 2012

As cheesy as it sounds, I have 12 projects and goals I've set for myself for the coming year. Many of them are just projects I want to finish around the house. The biggest goal is one I have no control over, however: Either selling or finding a long term tenant for our old house. I really want to only have one house payment this year. Since that is really out of my hands, wishful thinking goals aren't included in this list. That's also why I don't have a weight loss goal this year either.

1. Finish paying off the last of our non-house debt. This was a big goal for last year, too. And we came ever so close. We would have made it if we hadn't have found our dream house and moved! I am hoping to accomplish this one by March. Fingers crossed.

Many of the projects include work around the new house

2. Paint the dining room.

3. De-Clutter using this great planner.

4. Plant a Garden. Here's a great tool I'm using for that project! Apparently this week, I'm supposed to start planting leeks indoors. I have a feeling that's not going to happen.

5.Paint some furniture. Like this beast:

6.  Get closets.

7. Get a pantry

8. Sew. Lots of things.

9. Have an awesome Halloween Party. I am planning it already.

10. Take one fun vacation.

11. Go to a conference.

12. Make it on a reality TV show. OK, that's just being silly, but the thought has occurred to me that perhaps being on a reality show might help us save up the money we need to do the bathroom remodel. Or replace the roof. And it makes me totally wonder...would you be willing to go on a reality TV show if it meant completing a financial goal about a year sooner?


  1. Your list sounds a lot like mine. Gosh how did people live with lack of or tiny closets?!? I had to hang shower rods in recessed spots to hang all of my girls junk. Happy New Year!

  2. Paying off debt is one of our goals this year! With any luck, we will have most of it gone by the end of Feb! Of course we'll still have mounds of Student Loans, but that will be our only debt for awhile!

    I think if doing a reality show really benefited us, like giving us the opportunity to fix up our house, or set up some savings, we would think about it, maybe.

  3. As to #12. I totally would (assuming that it doesn't compromise my morals). Good luck! :)

  4. That list sounds great. I'm paying off a bill tomorrow and it feels SO good! Congrats on making good goals, they look very doable


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