My 14 Goals for 2020 Week 11 of 52


My 14 Goals for 2020

Goal #1 – Take Full Advantage of Having My Husband Home 24/7

The HH found me a heart shaped rock. 🙂

Goal #2 – Take Better Care of Myself. 

I got to go on a mini adventure with my friend Heather, the HH finished the kitchen tile, and I made some new pottery pieces. It was a good week! 🙂

Goal #3 – Get Organized

I am a week behind on my painting goals… Whatever. Playing in the garden trumps EVERYTHING. And that’s all I have to say about that. There are two rainy days in the forecast for next week though so I should be able to get some painting done then.

The plan:

  • March 1 – 7 Finish Up Hooking Projects for Etsy Update and Finish Tile in Kitchen HA HA HA
  • March 8 – 14 Paint Kitchen Walls, Trim Doors and Office Door {Find new project for HH to get started on}
  • March 15 – 21 Paint Master Bedroom Walls, Trim and Doors
  • March 22 – 28 Make/Hang Window Treatments
  • March 29 – April 4th – Finish up New Etsy listings

Goal #4 – Get Proper Window Coverings on All Our Windows. 

Well, I still have 6 Roman shades to make for the sun room while I know I need to get those finished before the weather starts to warm up {to block the afternoon sun/heat coming into that room, I also found some great curtains at the Home Depot this week that I think I’ll be using on all the upstairs windows.

Goal #5 – Master Bedroom Make Over

The rug I ordered for the master bedroom looked so good in the family room that I decided to put it there instead. I also ordered some cheesy mermaid pillows {totally out of character for me} and hey, what do you know, the room is almost done now.

Goal #6 – Kitchen Update

He chose the Snow White grout!

I wanted a light and bright kitchen, and I got one. The HH thinks he did a horrible job. I think he did great {and especially for his first time}. This week I plan on painting the rest of the kitchen white and fixing the shade over the sink and then it will be done and I won’t have to think about it ever again!

I think it looks SO MUCH better than before! Mini makeovers are just that. MINI. If this was our forever house we would have bought new cabinets and changed out the flooring. But it’s not our forever home and so for around $1,000 we were able to update the hardware on the cabinets, install new light fixtures, change out the backsplash, add a Roman shade and bought white paint to cover up the yellow walls all for around $1,000.

Goal #7 – Install Vegetable Garden

On it!! Yesterday I pulled up the back patio area to make way for the new garden boxes the HH is going to build me {next week I hope}. The beds will be about 4′ 6″ x 6′ 6″ which I think is a pretty decent size for growing vegetables.

I also rounded the corner on the espalier bed and will now be working on digging up a gazillion clumps of Iris {and moving those to along the back fence} to make room for my vertical growing area {slender bean tepees and black eyed Susan vines} as well as what will be the new back patio/bbq/eating area.

The giant compost heap at the back of the property is still frozen so I’ll get to that as soon as I can. The plan is to clean up the back of the property {currently littered with a ton of old stumps and rotting wood rounds and weeds} and get that leveled off in the next month so I can plant a row of hosta along the back fence area and some Canadian Hemlock trees along the side of the fence to hid the neighbors backyard.

It feels SO GOOD to get my hands in the dirt again. 🙂

FYI: If you still haven’t ordered your seeds, Botanical Interests is currently offering 30% off online seed orders with code SEEDS30 at checkout.

Goal #8 – Explore More of Maine 

Looking forward to my next day trip with the HH! I think it will have to be on a cold or rainy day though because I want to save my sunny days for working in the garden.

On the radar for exploring Maine this month:

  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Lincolnville Center General Store in Lincolnville, Maine
  • Wallace’s Market in Friendship, Maine
  • Alewives Fabric Store in Nobleboro, Maine
  • Harpswell, Maine and Bailey Island

Goal #9 – Host Some Sort of Get Together

I think it will be a summer BBQ.

Goal #10 – Read/Listen to 12 Books

This week I listened to The War I Finally One  {having already listened to The War that Saved My Life last year} while working on pottery. I also popped by our local library and picked up a few books to tide me over until they re-open again {they are taking it  on a week by week basis}.

This week I’ll be reading:

Other Books I’ve Picked Up From the Library This Year:

Goal #11 – Learn A New Skill or Craft

My neighbor has been learning the art of fused glass {and coming up with some really cool pieces} and I’m hoping to learn how to make stained glass pieces soon. I also went over and checked out their greenhouse and will be starting the tomato seedlings over there in a few weeks. I’m excited!

Goal #12 – Visit 12  Museums, Historical Homes or Botanical Gardens {and bakeries too!}




Goal # 13 – Reach 5,000 Etsy Sales by the End of The Year 

As of this morning, I have made 3229 sales on Etsy. That’s up from 2804 on January 1st. I didn’t hook a single thing last week but I  did update my Etsy shop with a bunch of new wool bundles {and will add more today + a few patterns}.

Goal #14 – Once a Month Menu Planning {for 2}

The fridge and freezer are stuffed to the gills and gardening season is fast approaching and we need to get a few freezer meals done before the chaos starts! Finding time though…. Gaaa. It’s a little hard right now.

Have YOU made any goals for this year? If so, DO TELL! We all want to hear about them.

Have a great Sunday everyone,


Mrs. Hillbilly’s Update

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