Goals {2014}

Every year brings a clean slate~full of opportunities and ambition!  I thought it would be a great idea to make my goals official and list them all out.  If they are in writing for the entire world to see, it means they are going to get done, right?  I love how you all seem to keep me accountable!  Can’t wait to ‘check’ all of these items off the list.  Obviously, for the books I will be listing them all out.  Please don’t judge on all the chick lits I will be reading.  =)

Reaching goals quotes

Read 26 Books:                                      

1.  Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell  {1/5}
2.  Time of Your Life by Allison Winn Scott  {1/12}
3.  A Mile in my Flip Flops by Melody Carlson  {1/20}
4.  Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews  

5.  Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham  {2/10}
6.  Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty {2/18}
7.  Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble 
8.  Death of a Kitchen Diva (A Hayley Powell Mystery) by Lee Hollis
9.  On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah 
{3/10}  Kristin Hannah is one of my new favorite authors I found last year.
10.  Summer Island by Kristin Hannah 
11.  The Good Life by Susan Kietzman 
{3/22}  Highly recommend this book, left me wanting more…
12.  Moon Shell Beach by Nancy Thayer  {4/1}
13.  The Things We Do For Love by Kristin Hannah  {4/10}
14.  Promises to Keep by Jane Green  {4/19}  This one hit a little too close to home!  Get the tissues ready….
15.  The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer  {4/24}
16.  The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax  {4/30}  Will definitely read more from her…
17.  No Tan Lines by Kate Angell  {5/5} Part 1 of Barefoot William Beach
18.  No Strings Attached by Kate Angell  {5/12}
19.  Follow the Star Home by Luanne Rice  {5/19}
20.  Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews  {5/28}
21.  Falling for Rachel by Nora Roberts  {6/5}
22.  Body Movers by Stephanie Bond  {6/12}
23.  The Backup Plan by Sherryl Woods 
24.  Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews 
25.  All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
26.  There’s Cake in my Future by Kim Gruenenfelder
27.  Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave him the Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison
28.  The One that I Want by Allison Winn Scott 
29.  Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax 
30.  Babyville by Jane Green 
31.  Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods 
32.  Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah 
33.  The Smart One by Jennifer Close 
{8/25}Still not sure I can make heads or tails of this book!
34.  Golden Lies by Barbara Freethy 
35.  To Live and Die in Dixie by Mary Kay Andrews 
36.  Almost Home by Barbara Freethy
37.  Christmas at the Beach by Wendy Wax
  {9/12} I had no idea that this was a novella and more like a short story, but I am still counting this one, as I have read a few this year that never got counted.
38.  The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
39.  The Heist (Fox and O’Hare) by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg 
40.  Four of a Kind by Valerie Frankel 
41.  The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty 
42.  Honey Pie (Cupcake Club) by Donna Kauffman 
43. Pelican Point (Blueberry Cove Series) by Donna Kauffman
44. The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
45. All That Mullarkey by Sue Moorcroft 
46.The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
47.  Not Your Everyday Housewife by Mary Campisi  {12/26}
48.  A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne, Ph.D.  {12/29}

Decrapify the entire house: 

{Complete this via the 52 week Organization Project}
Week 1:  Kitchen Countertops
Week 2:  Kitchen Drawers and Cabinets
Week 3:  Pantry, Spice Cabinet
Week 4:  Refrigerator and Freezer

Finish the boy’s bathroom:

–          Flooring, large tile or hardwood.
–          Make a frame to surround mirror.  DONE!  Read about it HERE!
–          Add molding to sink cabinet.
–          Light in shower (get B to complete this over the summer).
–          Fix toilet problem by changing the door to a barn style OR buy a new toilet.
–          Decorate.

Entry Way:

–          New lights for the 2 story entry (read about it HERE)  and 2nd floor ceiling. (read about the new foyer light HERE)
–          Hardwood flooring on stairs and 2nd floor landing.  Boys’ room and bathroom to be determined by finances.
–          Build a Newel Post and refinish existing banister/baluster on staircase and landing.
–          Paint entryway and 2nd floor landing.  Will need to hire this out!  Should we do this before completing the hardwood stairs? 
This was completed 9/2!!!  Yes, I did hire out, and they did an awesome job!
–          Paint the front door black- this was not on the original list, but what the heck! 
Read about it HERE!


–          Price out the addition of an apron sink and new faucet.
–          Feasibility of swapping the refrigerator with an existing set of cabinets (allowing double the counter space).  If it will work, then box in refrigerator allowing for a more custom look.
–          Price out new counter tops and addition of raised counter top to the sink area.
–          Beef up existing cabinets with molding.
–          Paint kitchen cabinets.

Family Room:

–          Build cabinets around fireplace.
–          Change out the existing ceiling fan for one that does not have a light kit and darker in tone.


–          Board and Batten OR Raised Paneling Wainscoting in Dining Room, Mudroom Hallway and second floor landing?
–          Tree Stump side table.
–          Building new kitchen island. 



5 thoughts on “Goals {2014}

    • It is the only way to keep myself accountable. =) Also helps that I can look at something as a reminder versus 1000+ ideas swirling through my head. Oh wait….that still happens, LOL!

  1. I hear ya! Been doing the same at my house. It does take a long time to get everything done. I try not to make my daily lists too unrealistic. Yesterday I did the kitchen but NOT the pantry/mudroom…that’s next week. Good luck and looking forward to seeing all your completed projects!

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