Monday, January 2, 2012

Favorite Pinterest project so far!!!

I have a shoe rack for which shoe lovers will be jealous. The original idea was here on Pinterest but thanks to my father-in-law it became a reality. Here are the materials:
  • Round Cardboard cement forms
  • Zip ties
  • Saw
  • drill
There really is nothing else to say about it other than isn't it awesome!

My first completed Pinterest project!

Hi I'm Katie, and I was addicted to Pinterest for a week or so. Luckily the novelty has worn off but during my addiction I did manage to pin some projects I wanted to try. I was looking at home decor for the new house when I came across a wreath pinned from the blog A Step in the Journey . I thought this would be a perfect gift for my in-laws who are big Packer fans. So I was off to the craft stores. I didn't like the foam wreaths so I used a straw one instead. Yes it made a mess, but I think I like it better with some twigs sticking out. The yarn.....oh the yarn. I would save this project for a long car ride (like the blog said) or a marathon movie day. Once the wreath was wrapped the rest was pretty quick. I found some good Packer yellow ribbon and some wooden letters. Spray painted white and hot glued them on and my first Pinterest project was complete! Below is a picture of the complete wreath. Maybe I'll getting around to making one for our new house!

Hello 2012

I have heard so many people say that they couldn't wait for 2011 to be over and 2012 to begin. I can't say that I agree. 2011 was pretty good to me. The end of the year was amazing actually since we closed on our house on December 27th! That being said, 2012 is already looking amazing. We are getting settled into our new house and getting married in March! I could go on and on about big plans and resolutions, but I think my biggest resolution is to complete the little goals I set for myself throughout the year. I'm going to set lots of short term goals that are manageable and not try to change the world in one year. One challenge a month is my new goal. Here are my 12 goals for the year.

January: Get the house unpacked and settled
February: Run the Rock and Roll half marathon
March: Love my wedding and new marriage
April: Plant, and try not to kill, some flowers for spring
May: Try boxing
June: Complete a personal goal I have wanted to do for a while (details to come later)
July: Reconnect with 5 friends that I have lost touch with over the years
August: Spend lots of time at the pool/beach relaxing
September: Complete 3 Pinterest projects
October: Keep up with sleep during a busy work month
November: Volunteer for an organization I have never worked with
December: Read 2 classic books 

None of those may seem huge or amazing but that's the point. I'm going to take time to focus on the little things that I've been wanting to do, or that are important. I could say that I want to loose weight, eat better, sleep more, but those are things I will strive to do each day. If some of my goals don't happen, then they don't happen. Although if March doesn't go as planned I will be upset. :-)

So there is my non-traditional plan for the year? What are you all doing for resolutions this year?