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I really love our home. It feels comfortable and cozy and just pleasing to my eyes. Not everything is perfect though and there is ALWAYS room to grow, but I always say thats the fun in it. These are my goals for our home this year. Next year I might need and want something completely different.
My Goals for our home
1. Take Risks
I want to take more risks in my home. Not huge scary neon green walls risks...but risks that feel like me, like us. Risks that make this house a home. Risks that make our home feel special, to us.
2. Make it more personal.
I think I do a good job of only allowing things in our home that I love.
And as my family changes, so does our home...in the sweetest way. I'd like our home to always reflect us. Not nessecaryily the trendiest or coolest thing right now. I dont want to do what everyone else is doing, because everyone else is doing it. I want our home to feel like us and surround ourselves with things that we love.
Book Nook...it may not be the trendiest home bloggy thing, but we like it.
3. Stop taking in strays
I have an attic full of junk. I have big ideas of painting furntiure and selling it. I really love fixing stuff up. So when I see something on the side of the road with tons of potential for free...whats a girl to do? The problem is I dont really have the space to fix things up, and it usually involves bringing furntiure up a couple of flights of stairs. So, no more buying or adopting furntiure or items.
4. Purge the things we wont use
I need to get rid of the furntiure that I dont think we'll use. Selling on craigslist has worked for me in the past, but it takes time, and patience, maybe I need to accept that the things that I paid for I just wont be getting my money back on. Maybe getting rid of it for no cash will be reward enough in itself? Maybe I need to try to get rid of two items a month until I'm done? Maybe I should put it all out on the street and write *curb alert* on craigslist? Free and thrifted items are always a risk, one that has paid off so well, maybe I can just look at it as giving back?
Vintage medicine cabinet
Adorable side table
Cute blue side table
2 bedroom side tables
And I have a ton more stuff, that hasnt been finished just taking up space.
5. Live like we'll never leave
Our home is on the market right now. We are planning to sell and move to North Carolina. But as most of you know, selling your home isnt really easy right now. So we've been on the market for 7 months. Its difficult to live in a home that you dont know how long you'll be there for. Emotionally you say goodbye to the home, you try to pack up your personal stuff, still making it look pretty, but trying to remove the us in it.
But how do you live in a space like that for 7 months? Lately I've been trying to forget that the house is on the market, and just live in the moment. Just live in this house until we aren't living here anymore. Maybe we'll move in 2 months, maybe 2 years, maybe 10. So since I dont know...I need to let go of trying to anticipate the departure and just enjoy the now.
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