Monthly Goals: An Update!

I am so happy and excited to announce we are 99% finished with the closet update 🙂  My husband put in some shelves today, and I have been busy organizing all of our new fabric bins.  I also ordered some awesome labels at Target so we will know where everything is; I am just waiting on them to arrive!  I am organizing everything into categories, so I will have a dedicated home for all of our belts, hats, jeans, etc.

I am most excited that my vanity is almost finished as well!  I now have a place for all of my makeup, perfume, and hair tools.  Once my labels come in from Target, I can add those to my bins 🙂  The last thing we need for the vanity is a big mirror.  I’m not willing to spend an arm and a leg, so I will shop around this week for an affordable one.  I am hoping to reveal everything this weekend, so get ready!

Our third bedroom is also in the midst of a transformation 🙂 I painted the closet doors and bedroom door so far, and the trim is almost done!  I still need to paint the windowsill and the trim around the bedroom door.  Once that is finished I can start on the walls.  Since this is ultimately going to be my husband’s hobby room, I want to convey a masculine feel.  I am planning on painting an accent wall a darker color called Intellectual by Behr.  Then the remaining three walls are going to be painted our favorite grey color, Perfect Taupe by Behr.


So far we have accomplished a lot this month!  I still need to find some wall art for the master bedroom and guest bedroom, pick out a comforter for the guest bedroom, and pick out some throw pillows for the master bedroom.  I was able to declutter the guest bedroom closet this weekend, so that is one more thing off the list!  If we can keep up this momentum, I think we will definitely meet our goals for February.

Until next time, cheers 😉

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Closet Makeover Update

As you may remember from my last post, one of my goals for February is to finish all three of the bedrooms in our home.  It sounds daunting, but we are 90% finished with two of them already, so we really only have one full room to do.

To start the month off right, this weekend my husband and I started the work on our master bedroom closet 🙂  We ripped out everything and added some new organizers from Home Depot and a DIY makeup vanity ❤  We are still working on the finishing touches, but I can’t wait to show it off.  We got a lot finished, but we still need to add some shelves for our shoes, buy a cute mirror for the vanity, and switch out our plastic hangers for velvet hangers (since they save so much space.)  I ordered some fabric bins from Amazon, so once those come in I can finish up organizing my folded items and accessories.  We also went through all of our clothes while we had everything out of the closet.  Between us both, we filled up 2 garbage bags full of clothing and accessories to donate to our local goodwill store.

I know it sounds crazy, but I LOVE decluttering.  There is something about purging unwanted items that just makes me happy.  Its like a fresh start.  My husband does NOT love decluttering, but he still makes an effort for me.  He’s great that way ❤

This week after work I am going to try to start painting the trim and doors in the 3rd bedroom.  Its hard to get motivated to work on the house after working all day, but I am going to try 🙂 I will be so glad once we are completely finished painting.  When we moved in, almost every room was either an ugly honey mustard yellow color, or just a blah beige color.  The third bedroom is the LAST room we need to paint, so I am going to use that as my motivation this week.  I am also looking forward to trashing all of my “paint clothes” once and for all!

Until next time…cheers 😉

Goals for February

Tomorrow is already February 1st!  I can’t wait for spring; I need some sunshine in my life ❤  I have several goals in mind for February that I would like to accomplish and share with you:

*Lose 5 more pounds
*Finish all bedrooms
*Make time for Friday date nights
*Work on developing a cleaning routine that I can stick to

As far as finishing up the bedrooms, I really only have one left.  We live in a three bedroom house, and you may remember I posted our master bedroom and guest bedroom reveal a while back.

For our master bedroom, we still need to finish up the closet (add new organizers and a makeup vanity 🙂 ) Then there are just a few small details, like adding some wall art or pictures.  I would also like to get some cute throw pillows for our bed.

The guest bedroom could use a new comforter (I accidentally spilled paint on our current one) and some wall art or pictures would really spruce up the space.  I also thought maybe adding a DIY blanket ladder would be cute to display some of our extra blankets for potential guests that may stay the night with us.  I also need to clean out the closet and come up with a good system for my craft supplies and gift wrap.

The REAL task will be our third bedroom, which still needs quite a bit of work.  Once finished, it will be my husband’s hobby room.  It’s a blank slate right now, but we have at least replaced the light fixture, blinds, doorknobs, hinges, outlets, switches and added a new doorstopper.  We will still need to paint the walls, trim and doors.  Once that is all done, we can put up some of my husband’s pictures and maybe some shelves to display his models.  We will also need to clean out that closet and organize all of his craft supplies as well.  We are just a crafty bunch at my house 🙂  We will probably also put together a DIY folding craft table similar to this one:

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DIY craft table

I know my husband will be excited to finally have a hobby room, and I am excited to be one step closer to being finished with painting!

As far as establishing a cleaning routine:  its great in theory.  I can come up with routines all day long.  My problem is sticking to them.  I don’t know how other people always keep a perfectly clean home.  I will do really well for a day or two, but then I’ll have a really stressful day at work or an appointment that throws off my usual schedule, and then my cleaning routine is out the window.  Perhaps I need to adjust my routine each week to make room for unexpected times where I may not be able to clean that day, or just give myself a day off.  I will have to experiment to find out what works best for me.

Until next time…..cheers 😉