Friday, December 31, 2010


About now, I thought I'd be overloaded with 2011 New Years resolutions from the blogosphere. Funny enough, most of the bloggers I follow seem to be avoiding resolutions as devoutly as I am. I went back to last year, to find I didn't post any resolutions, but a decade in review instead. Maybe the fact I didn't make any, explains why I didn't get much done on the house.

I can't beat myself up too hard. I worked (at my paying job) too much this year. However, I did manage to put a garden in.

I redecorated my old bedroom in my parents' farmhouse.

Bought a car AND a lawn mower.

Canned for the first time - tomato sauce and (super yummy) salsa.

I thought about what I could do this year, instead of resolutions and all I could come up with was a year in review. Maybe post something of significance in every month of 2010. It should be easy. I feel 2010 was a great year. However, I don't want to bore you with minor details that have zero house relevance and may be truly, uninteresting to anyone but myself.

Instead, I'm going to post a "To-Do" list for 2011. You could call these resolutions, but no one keeps resolutions. Myself, included. I have had these things on my brain for a while, and in 2011, I want to get them done.

  • Open a tax--free savings account. Close my credit union account that is inconvenient and not generating any more interest than any other account would.
  • Blog more. 2-4x week, minimum.
  • Start running again. 
  • Finish the craft room.
  • Organize all my craft stuff in the craft room.
  • Tidy up the backyard garden area.
  • Clean out the garage.
  • Clean out/organize the basement.
  • Paint the kitchen cupboards white.
  • Put some wall art in my bedroom.
  • Add to the living room photo gallery.
There you have it. It's not too long. There's a few "gimme's", that I can hopefully knock of fast and easy. Others will be a stretch.

Now, I'll leave you with a little sneak-peak of our New Year's Eve plans.

Happy New Year!!!


  1. I know someone who could help you with that first item on your to-do list! ;)

    Also, that pizza looks amazing. Can't wait for tonight!

  2. Your to-do list sounds eerily like mine! With a few exceptions of course. Ahhh... so tired just thinking about it.

  3. OMG, I loved my first attempt at homemade salsa. Have a wonderful New Year!