Monday, October 31, 2011

Update on my To-Do's of 2011

As part of my 'New Year's Resolution' I came up with my To-Do list. You can see that here....

Then I updated the list to incorporate the little one on the way. You can see that one here....

So here's how I'm doing on my lists.

  • Get Published (a carry-over from 2010). Check!
I can't say much about this yet-- but good news in the upcoming weeks~
(hint hint)

  • Finish our Bonus Room. Half-Check!
I am happy to say that we are well on our way to this goal getting complete! I still want to create a better organized office area- but maybe that can be a maternity leave project! 

We still have to install a fan, rug, and accessories. Art is being framed at the moment and hopefully we can hang them in the coming weeks. I plan to make a matching Roman shade to the drapery panels-- again another maternity leave project?

  • Kitchen Backsplash 

--This is on hold for now-- maybe Christmas present?

  • Wallpaper the Powder Bath.

--I am still looking for that perfect wallpaper to go in there. I want something dramatic, but not overwhelming because it is a pretty small room.

I have a pretty good idea of another maternity leave project in the's a hint.

  •  Make Roman Shades for our bathroom.  

Still hasn't happened. I can't find a fabric that I like with the wall color-- maybe it's time for a new wall color :)

  • ART.  Half-Check!

We have finally bit the bullet and decided to put holes in our walls. Everything is still in progress, but finally looking like a home!

  • Furniture. Check!
We actually did more for this category than I thought that we would. 

We now have our sectional-- that we are obsessed with! We then moved the old sofa upstairs to the bonus room. 

We got this bed at an incredible price 

and the metal coffee table. 

Bought this kitchen table-- which still needs to be refinished. And these dining chairs.

  • Make an upholstered headboard Check!--sorta
  •  This is no longer on the list since we bought our bed. So easy check-off!

  • Work on the screened-in porch.

Not much has changed here. A few cushions are here, but that's about it-- I can't wait to get a real table out here, maybe one will be on a ridiculous sale soon and we can grab one!

  •  Get our backyard functional!
(I'm too embarrassed to put a picture of our backyard on here!) 

Again, nothing has changed here- in fact, it's probably worse than before. We have decided that this will be a spring project for us and hopefully will get it done for Mr. Brodie to play in!

  •  Design a Gender Neutral nursery- Check!

Well, it's not gender neutral-- but it's done!

  • Guest Bedroom Refresh-Half-Check!

We are 90% done with this-- Now I just have to find a chest and a chair and this room is finito!
  •   Paint. Check!

This is something that I have really enjoyed doing this year. I am by no means a professional, but I do enjoy to paint.

  •  Paint my Laundry room.

Well this hasn't happened yet, but I did 'accessorize' it and get SOME color in there. Maybe another maternity leave project?

How are your to-do lists going?


  1. WOWWWW I am utmost impressed about your house! it´s gorgeous!!! and by the way I love doing and writing lists:-))) a big kiss

  2. Thank you Colores! It has been a slow process since we are still "newlyweds" and trying to acquire things. It has been fun making the house out to be exactly what we want and an expression of us.

    I am a list person--it feels like such an accomplishment to mark something off the list! It's nice to know I am not the only one, ha! (Have you ever seen the movie, Chaos Theory with Ryan Renolds? I have to laugh at it because it is totally me!)

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Wow, you are getting published??? Awesome! Can't wait to hear about that!