Happy New Year

Happy New Year2018!

2017 didn’t hold many good things for us, but I am glad a new year is on the horizon. I am optimistic that better things are ahead for us.

I never make new year’s resolutions, because I cannot keep them. Instead, I like to reflect on the past year and think about what I’d like to accomplish in the year ahead.

“Just me” goals

I have a number of things I want to work on this year, but I mainly want to improve my health and my relationship with God. I was doing well with diet and exercise, and managed to lose 30 pounds, but when I lost my dad, I began to stress eat and gained back 15 pounds. I also stopped exercising. I plan to go back on Trim Healthy Mama and start exercising daily again.

I also plan to do another Bible study and dive back in to my Bible. I was learning so much and I felt like I’d really grown in my faith, but I dropped the ball. I notice when things aren’t right in my heart and my walk with God, everything else tends to be in turmoil as well. I have often found when I fix that first, everything else falls into place.

Home “resolutions”

On the homefront, we plan to install a lamp post in our front yard, and do some sort of upgrade to the garage area of our home. I really love these carriage doors and trellis.

garagedoors

Source: Dykast

lamp post

Source: Our Southern Home

We also plan to upgrade our bathrooms a bit with some new mirrors and lights. I really love the mirrors, lights and floors in this bathroom:

bathroom

Source: House of Rumours

We also plan to change our unnused office into a family room we will all enjoy. I love these built in bookcases with cabinets on the bottom.

bookshelf

Source: Easy Wood Projects

We have many more projects in mind, but we do try to limit our major projects to a few each year. Gets too expensive!!

Have an amazing New Year’s Day. We’ll be back online on regular schedule tomorrow.

Linking to StonegableWorthing CourtCedar Hill FarmhouseConfessions of a Plate AddictThe Turquoise HomeA Place of My TasteThe Happy Housie, The Blissful Bee, My PinterventuresThe Lady Prefers to SaveThe Kolb Corner, Craving Some Creativity,  Let’s Get Crafty, Diane and Dean DIY,  Starfish CottageBluesky Kitchen,  Potentially Chic,  McCall Manor, and Odds and Evans,  The Quintessential MommyChristine Everyday,  Little Miss DexterousDécor To AdorePoofing the PillowsAt Home With JemmaWhite Spray Paint,  and French Country Cottage!

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