Friday, January 22, 2016


I'm usually not the type of person who does New Year's resolution or even makes big project plans for my home.

And there's a reason why. I AM CHICKEN ....


Yup, I'm chicken to be the kind of person who shells out a plan and does not go thru with it.
I'm chicken to make promises to others or myself I can't keep.
I'm chicken to disappoint others and myself.

But that STOPS TODAY...

 I don't want to be CHICKEN... well at least, not the scared Chicken anyway. ;-)

I feel that wether or not I finish a project, what the heck, right?! Life goes on, nobody dies or gets hurt, I just  have to go past my ego and just place it all on the shelf of "unfinished projects" and try again someday right?

So what if I don't go thru with my New Year's resolution and end up back where I started ?! At least I could say that I TRIED right?! RIGHT.

So here it goes, let me tell you my plans:

1) Tackle the Master Closet

Like everyone, I want a nice and lovely Master Closet that I've always dreamed of, without breaking the bank (Sorry California Closet, you won't be getting my money for this one)! Tough - but doable. More deets on this later.

I want to say good-bye to these wire shelvings for sure!

Here's a sample of the "mess"

2) Re-do our younger son's bedroom.

It's just time, he'll be turning 11 soon and Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat just doesn't cut it anymore for this young man.

3) Update our Dining Room

It's time too I think (Although my husband thinks otherwise), this room needs a lot of things done, not so obvious, but I'll tell you more about it later on.

4) Organize, organize, organize
Yup, I have such a closet. It's a MONSTER, literally. And my craft room and kitchen needs some serious re-organizing, AGAIN.


5) If possible, and if I still have the energy (and budget), renovate our entire FIREPLACE!!

Yup, this is how unsightly this thing looks
I have a lot of other little projects here and there, but overall, these are the MAJOR ones.

 I hope you all cheer me along this home journey and hope that I can continue to be a BRAVE CHICKEN overall!

Let's Do this!


 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...


  1. Oh I have a to do list a mile long too. Good for you, can't wait to see how you tackle your list. That closet will be fun, I love mine and it was so simple.

  2. I can't wait to see what you do in all of these spaces. Whatever it is, it will be awesome I am sure!

  3. You can do it!!! And if it makes you feel better...your closet looks great compared to mine. :) I've always said my master closet will NEVER make it onto my blog, it's such a mess! Lol!

  4. Your post reminds me of a song my high school phy ed teacher used to play while we warmed up. It was called "Go, You Chicken Fat, Go!" So silly - it was supposed to be motivational, lol. Good luck on your organization and redo plans - you can do it! Jane

  5. No doubt you'll do it Vel, and you'll do it with your usual flawless style. Can't wait to see your spaces.

  6. Hello Vel - let me be one of many cheering you on! I too am partaking in some big re-do plans and as I'm sure you steps. Once a accomplishment is completed, no matter how small, the motivation spikes for the rest of the list. You will do great and I can't wait to see your progress - You Go Girl!

  7. Oh we all have lists, don't we? I am sure you will accomplish your goals, Vel and I know that all of your projects will be lovely!

  8. So much projects! It's going to be a fascinating year for us, your readers!

  9. I'll be cheering you on, Vel! No one will be disappointed if a project takes longer than you think. That's the fun of blogging about your home--you can do it on your timeline and no one else's. We're just along for the ride. I know whatever you tackle first will be a huge success! :)

  10. I have no doubt you will be posting before and after pictures soon. I look forward to them.

  11. Vel, that's a big list! I'm also a chicken, I don't like to make lists! Maybe that's why my projects take longer than I want! I'll be following your work/ ;)


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