Happy New Year! {goals for 2014}

Happy Happy New Year My Wonderful Friends!

Hope your days are all off to an Awesome start on this first day of a New Year!  I am so excited to start a new year and to be able to share it with all of you!  I have so many ideas up my sleeve for 2014 and some fun new plans for the blog!


Let’s start with the NEW Link Party I will be Co-Hosting…Awesome!  These ladies are beautiful and inspiring and all Boy-Moms!  Make sure to come link up your latest and greatest starting next Tuesday, Jan 7!  Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot Linky-Party


Now, time for New Year’s Resolutions…Hmmm.  I don’t actually make Resolutions.  Why?  Because I always break them.  Instead I create a list of Goals for the Year.  That way, if I don’t accomplish it until June…It’s okay.  Or if I don’t accomplish it at all during the year, I just add it to the list for the following year.


Last year, I accomplished 8 out of 13…Pretty good considering I’m in progress on 4 out of the remaining 5 and I threw one idea out the window!  See {13} Goals for 2013  Can you guess which one I decided not to tackle?

  2014 Inspiration at OneKriegerChick

{1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

So…Here’s what I am setting out to accomplish in 2014…


  • Give my Dining Room Alcove/ Built-in a Makeover
  • Artwork and New lighting on the wall down to our basement
  • Wall Art in our Living Room…Have Awesome Artwork, just need to frame and hang…Why does it take me so long to do this?
  • Transition our youngest’s room from a Nursery to a Big-Boy Room with a Big-Boy Bed…
  • Update or finish the curtains…In both boy rooms, Mud Room and Family Room…
  • Give my Craft Room a much needed makeover- this was on the list last year too…sigh.
  • Create a Learning Area for the boys…Maybe combine with the Craft Room makeover…
  • Give the brick fireplace in our Family Room a facelift.  Just wait till you see the before photo…
  • Finish the Poolhouse decor I started on last Summer…
  • Finish the Laundry Room makeover…Just need to make it pretty!
  • Finish the Bathroom in the basement…New walk-in tiled shower perhaps…


Feel free to hold me accountable for these…Sometimes I just need someone to ask how a project’s going to really kick it into gear.


2014 is going to be an Awesome Year…I can feel it!  I’m excited already!


How do you do with Resolutions?…or do you stick with Goals too?


Happy Day!



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    Sarah says

    I always make goals and I always commit to doing something for someone else. This year my focus is doing more to honor and show appreciation to my husband. I have other personal goals as well. Can’t wait to see what you do in 2014!!

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    Hi Ariean. I hear you about the whole resolutions thing! I don’t know why I sometimes set myself up for disappointment. But, one of my major goals is to simplify, and just do one project to the next and ENJOY the time it sometimes takes! Things are really drawn out because I have 8 kiddos, and there’s usually not a lot of “me” time☺ Thanks for your inspiration that you post, I just LOVE it!–♥Angie

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      onekriegerchick says

      Oh, Angie…I totally understand and I only have 3 kiddos! It always takes 10 times longer to complete any project around the house. I’m trying to simplify too and focus on what is most important. My blog readers may never see a complete room reveal! :) So happy to have you stop by!



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