Stuff I Wanna Get Done in 2012

If I were to list everything I wanna get done in 2012, this blog post would involve so much scrolling down the page that you’d be sure to get carpal tunnel syndrome. For now, I’ll limit it to manageable goals … and goals for which I have pictures taken. So in no particular order …

Paint the house. This photo was taken several years ago so it doesn’t look like it needs painting.
Fast forward about 10 years and this little cottage is in need of a paint job.
Paint the dining room and make some curtains.
Add beadboard to the stair risers.
Paint this desk (are you noticing a trend here? Lots of painting in my future)
in some shade of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Finish the bathroom. Where’d the tub go?
Why, it’s here in the disheveled dining room. Where else would it be?
(Bathroom reveal coming up later this month as a guest post at Ivy Cottage.)
Get our rescue kitty acclimated to the rest of our motley crew.
His name is Puddy and we found him in the basement. Don’t ask. Sigh.
Spend more time with this handsome fella …
And this handsome fella …
And this little princess …
And get my daughter Stephanie hitched to her man, Matt, on June 9th.
Of course, there’s my son’s graduation to attend in May, another daughter to blog with,
aging parents to care for, and a sister to get reacquainted with … so if a few projects around the house
don’t get accomplished because a few people need to come first … that’s quite alright with me!
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  1. Hey that is quite a to do list. Love all the pictures.

  2. I would spend as much time with the handsome fellows( and princess) and forget about everything else !!! Have fun.

  3. You are gonna have a really fun 2012! A wedding? So much fun. Your cottage is so darling, I love to pick new exterior paint colors (mine’s vinyl…boring). I like that desk the way it is and of course the dining room has the tub in it….that was way funny!!! Cheers to 2012. I don’t even know what I want to do. :/

  4. It sounds like a pretty exciting year to me, so if you get anything other than the bathroom done, kudos to you! Your house is very charming. Visiting from Brambleberry Cottage.

  5. Hi Jennifer,
    sound like a very fun year!

  6. That’s quite a list you’ve got!! But, can I say that I’m excited to see the fruits of your labor?! 🙂

    I have some Annie Sloane Chalk Paint on my list as well! I can’t wait to see how your piece turns out. SO many pretty shades to choose from, how will you decide?!

    Thanks for linking up to the FIRST party at 52 Mantels!! I’m so excited to have your creativity there to inspire!

  7. You will have a busy year 😉
    But it is always good to have a lot to do (I love it!).
    Your house looks beautifull and I also love the desk you are going to paint.
    I wish you a lot of fun with everything!

  8. First of all, let me just say that your house is so cute! Everything you have planned sounds wonderful… Of course all those faces look so sweet too, and your time spent with them will be your greatest reward. Have a wonderful year…

  9. I tired just reading your list! You will be a very busy girl this year. Looking forward to see how things are looking and coming along. Diane

  10. Hi Jennifer…I’m here from the Nester. I’d love to try that chalk paint, too. It’ll be great on that desk. Can’t wait to see the bathroom reveal!

  11. I am loving your house and your porch. You have our grandparents dining room and great aunt Phyllis’s staircase and the tub of my dreams. (I do have out in the yard – hill billy hot tub.) I can’t wait to see the desk project. Of course I love kitties.
    And handsome men.
    You will see that I can relate to the pile of magazines!
    I keep going back to stare at the roof on your house. Want to guess what one of our projects is this year? (Actually more than one roof…)

  12. You have a lot of work and goals ahead of you this year and they are going to be amazing. Getting the tub moved from the dining room is a biggie! lol And a wedding? How exciting! Can’t wait to see the bathroom makeover. Have a great day!

  13. Hi Jennifer! Your home is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your project list at the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry

  14. Hi-Found you over at Nester’s 2012 party and I’m your newest follower-can’t wait to see what 2012 brings to all of us-stop over for a visit! Claire

  15. Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for stopping my my blog. Your cottage is beautiful! Though my farmhouse is 100 years old, I’ve been told that tax records weren’t kept until the early 1900s, so chances are it’s been around since the late 1800s, just like yours. 🙂

    Following you now. 🙂

  16. I love your house. We have brick (which is nice) but doesn’t have the country charm I crave.
    I browsed you blog and I’m a fan! I would love to have you pop over to mine (I’m new at this) But having a wonderful time. Nice to meet you Jennifer 🙂
    Sherry’s Bees Nest

  17. I could steal a few to dos off your list. We painted exterior two years ago and the interior is in need of a makeover. Your home is lovely. I love your color. You must be having a blast with your daughter’s wedding plans. I sure hope we’ll see it here!

    Have a great weekend,
    The French Hutch

  18. Hi Jennifer! Thank you for following my blog! You have a great list of things to do this year. I can’t wait to see the results. That baby has the most beautiful eyes. I bet she’s a lot of fun. Have a great weekend!

  19. Your new kitty is cute! Looks like you’re going to have a busy but fun year.

  20. What a list! I hope you get more done than I will.

  21. Very worthwhile goals, Jennifer…especially those involving loved ones. As far as all that painting in your future, I’m glad it’s you and not me. I DO NOT like to paint. 😉

    I’m so glad you’re a partyer at Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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