Monday

2014 Project List

It's the beginning of the new year, and people everywhere are talking about resolutions. I don't like resolutions. I like goals and projects. Resolutions just doesn't sound concrete enough for me. So I don't make them.
But, I do make goals and project lists. This year my goal is to work on my health and lose some weight (well, more than some hopefully). I will exercise more regularly and continue to change eating habits to more healthy whole foods. I do have specific goals and tasks toward those big ideas, so they aren't just ideas. But I don't feel like getting into those specifics right now.
Then I have my project list. There are always things to be done. And I love lists. So, I made a list of the projects I want to do during the year. Some are time specific, others aren't. I have even categorized them for convenience. I'm sharing the list here to help keep me accountable. Hopefully I will take photos and remember to post on this blog about the projects as they get done.

House stuff:


Build fire pit
Finish side yard path and plant ground cover
Finish shed, install door
Build garage shelving on North wall (to match the ones on the south wall)
Buy/build desk for girl’s room
Paint doors and trim
Install siding along back of house

Organize:

Clean out closets and sort clothes into totes
Toys- clean out and donate
Craft corner
Food Storage- fill water jugs, can rotators
Garage- once shelves are built

Craft:
Disney items- shirts and travel stuff for April trip to Florida

Refinish boy’s dresser- paint blue, and mod podge maps to drawers
Make giant ruler growth chart
Family tree craft- something with the kids, and a fan chart for my dad
Hang picture frames at piano
Finish second stocking for second child
Finish sewing roman shades for family room (been cut and waiting for over a year)
Playroom word art- a Bored Board

Misc:

Go camping at least once in the summer
Study women in the scriptures
Potty train youngest
Learn to make macaroons
Find perfect dinner roll recipe (I've been looking for a while already)

Photography: (but they will mostly live on my photography blog)
 

Make and print family yearbooks (got 7 years made and ready to print at Blurb already)
Dance themed photo shoot
‘Kids were here’ once a month photos/blog post
Project 52- a photo a week, based on themes from a group at Clickin Moms
Monthly photo of me and my kid(s)- hosted by Eclectic Journey Photography
Learn Lightroom better- watch Creative Live's Lightroom course
Take more lifestyle photographs of my own family- especially working on indoor lighting
On-camera flash technique- reread Neil van Niekerk's book and practice
Work through old ‘Creativity Exercises’ at Clickin Moms

I think that sums up my project list for the year. It seems like a lot, but spread out over 365 days, I think it's manageable (and some of those are husband projects).

 

 

1 comment:

Joann Winton said...

With your list of goals and projects, you’re definitely going to have a busy 2014. In my opinion, it’s great because it’s better to be busy and productive than do nothing. Where’s the fun in that, right? Anyway, I hope you accomplish everything on your list. With the right people to help, particularly on installing siding and doors, nothing is impossible. Have fun!

Joann @ AJCRoofing.com