Home Goals 2017

Does anyone else love the “goals” hashtags? Such as… #homegoals #decoratinggoals #lifegoals #squadgoals or simply #goals I’m not sure why, but it always puts a smile on my face and I find myself using them all the time. Anyway, instead of making a list of New Year’s resolutions, I started to come up with a list of #goals for my home this year. It’s really more of a to-do list, but I think it will help me get the ball rolling on some projects I’ve been looking forward to. I can’t wait to share my progress with y’all throughout the year, too! So here it is: Contemporary Charm’s #HomeGoals2017

Goal 1: Have an awesome vegetable garden. Last summer, Kevin and I took a stab at gardening. We built a raised garden bed (ok, Kevin built it), bought some small plants, and took some unsolicited advice from the garden staff member at Lowes. It was so much fun to watch our plants grow throughout the summer, but we clearly had no clue what we were doing. We had the most success with our cayenne pepper plant, which produced peppers like crazy! Kevin eats them plain (hot!), but I used them in guacamole, salsa, and even sautéed veggies. He uprooted the whole plant and made a home for it inside this winter because he loves it so much (it’s kind of cute). The cucumber plant, on the other hand, was a little monster. It grew in every which direction, taking down our poor squash plant, even swindling around blades of grass in the yard. No one told us it was a vine. #fail Nonetheless, it produced several cucumbers that we got to enjoy. This spring, we have plans to move the garden bed into a sunnier spot in the yard to hopefully have better success with growth and producing fruit. Any and all gardening tips are welcome!;)

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Goal 2: Decorate the upstairs living space. I’ve never shown y’all our upstairs common area. The reason being that we just have odd furniture in there and it doesn’t really serve a purpose yet (other than the fact that we have my old school Super Nintendo hooked up and we play it on occasion). I want to establish a purpose for the room and make better use of it this year! Some ideas I have for it are:

  • Game room – we don’t have children, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to play!;) Since we already have the Nintendo hooked up, it might be fun to get a foosball table or shuffleboard to have for entertaining guests.
  • Man Cave – Kevin has his taxidermy and sports paraphernalia in his office, so I’m not sure that he needs additional space for his “man stuff,” but I’m willing to consider it!
  • Sitting room/additional living – I know, this is kind of boring, but I think it was the builder’s intention for the space to be an extra living room.

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This is the way the room was staged before we moved in (not my furniture). Like I said, now it has our old couch, a TV, and a couple of side tables, but I want to spruce it up! I would love to hear your thoughts/ideas for this space, so I can start tackling it in 2017!

Goal 3: Complete the laundry room. In one of my first posts I talked about turning my small laundry room into a makeshift mudroom. It’s been great so far!  However, I would love to install a functional shelf above our washer and dryer to round everything off.  Here are few of my inspirations…

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Cherished Bliss

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Angies Roost

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Thrifty Decor Chick

Goal 4: Create an outdoor living space. Our house has a pretty neat covered back porch, but the space is too small to hold our dining patio set and rocking chairs, so we want to extend it by adding a concrete or paver patio at the base of the stairs.  Kevin wants to screen in the back patio, but my vote is to keep it open and airy. That’s a discussion for another day though;)

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What are your #homegoals for 2017? Share them in the comments below..I would love to hear them! Thanks for reading:)

-Summer

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