Home Goals 2015

Home Goals 2015

Well, its that time of year.  Resolutions.  You know those things you say your going to do but you don’t do for long or at all.  Yeah.  I am anti resolutions.  I do however believe in goals.  So this year I am setting some new goals, both personal and home design and some of those goals intertwine.  Here are just a few…

1.  Think! My family is on a budget.  And while I would love to buy everything on my wishlist and all the things I see and “fall in love with”,  it is just not possible without going into debt which I refuse to do.  So, I really need to make smart decisions and only bring in items that truly I LOVE, and that I have a specific home for.

2. Organize and declutter.  Everything in my house as a place to go, but the place itself, while out of sight, is not as organized as I would like. Food is in the pantry, towels are in the linen closet, but I can do better.  Also in this category is decluttering or plurging.  Everything may have a home but we can always to with less.  I can only display so much in my vignettes, I have only so much room in my closets.  If I don’t need it, use it, or love it, it has to go.

3. Finish tasks.  Most rooms in our house still need one or two things until I can call them finished. I have a tendency of getting things almost completed, then, I stop. It is usually little things such as putting the last coat of paint on the window trim or purchasing frames for a gallery wall.  I also have a problem with starting projects and either never finishing them myself or I give up completely.  This is going to be the hardest goal to accomplish! Stay tuned for a 2015 projects list.

What are you hoping to accomplish this year?



Pretty Paper

If there is anything that could top my love for Christmas trees, it may be beautiful wrappings and trim.  This year I was hoping to wrap our gifts in kraft paper.  I was on the fence about ribbon but it was narrowed down to black or navy satin.  But then, we got all of our decorations out from storage and the decision was made for me.  I had apparently purchased six rolls of silver and white wrapping during Targets after Christmas sale last year.  I forgot all about them!!  So now I get an extra year to decide on ribbon. Here are a few ideas if you are on the fence about your wrappings.  Warning, there will be a lot of kraft paper, because it rocks my socks!!

Pretty Paper 1

Michael Graydon via Vintage Luxe

Pretty Paper 2via Copy Cat Chic

Pretty Paper 3via Boxwood Clippings

Pretty Paper 4via Eddie Ross

Pretty Paper 5via Miss Mustard Seed

Pretty Paper 6via Going Home to Roost

Christmas Trees

We are one week away from my favorite holiday, Christmas!!  I love everything about it, from baking our annual chocolate birthday cake for Jesus, enjoying time with family, even shopping, hello amazon.  My favorite decorating element is the tree.  I would leave if our tree up year round if my husband would let me, but it usually goes up a day or two after Thanksgiving.  Our tree looks the same every year.  As fun as it would be to change it up year after year, I just can’t justify the extra “stuff”.  Why spend the money on more, plus the hassle of storing everything.  Thankfully there are blogs, Pinterest and many more sources to find drool-worthy trees to help me get my fix.  Here are a few I am loving right now.

Christmas Trees 1via Ballard Designs

Christmas Trees 2via Southern Living

Christmas Trees 3Eddie Ross via Country Living

Christmas Trees 4via Martha Stewart

Christmas Trees 5via Better Homes and Gardens

Welcome to Sarah B Young Designs

I’ve been following blogs for several years now and felt it was my time to join the blogging community.  I have a great passion for design and thanks to the wonderful world of blogging there is an endless supply of inspiration to discover.  I hope you will follow along and maybe find a little inspiration of your own. Thanks for stopping by!