Resolving on 2014

We’re back! The rumors of our deaths were greatly exaggerated – we simply had a crazy December and decided to take the month off. 2014’s here now, though, and we’re ready to get on with another awesome year.

The lister in me loves writing out my New Year’s Resolutions. It’s almost a ritual for me to get out pen and paper on New Year’s day and scratch out what I’d like my next year to look like.  Kevin (who’s not exactly a Type A lister), added his thoughts and the list below took shape.


Resolution 1: Finish what we’ve started. There’s several projects around the Little House that we just haven’t quite put the finishing touches on yet. Not to name names, but… the backyard, office, laundry nook, and master bedroom. We’re so close to calling these spaces done; we just need to push through and get them to 100%.

New Rug Pre FievelResolution 2: Remodel the Bathroom. We’ve been talking about the big bathroom remodel for ages, but the time has finally come. We’re starting to work on finding the look we want and planning for the best time to be without a shower (since we only have one bathroom).

bathroom-progress2Resolution 3: Update the Kitchen. This goal is a big maybe. We’d love to retile the kitchen with the same tile we used in the office, paint the walls a sexy navy, and the trim a crisp white, but the logistics of tiling the kitchen are a bit daunting. More on that soon.



Resolution 1: Get Healthy. In 2014 we’re going to hit the gym 3x a week… in the morning. Before work. Before the sun is up. I am the opposite of a morning person. I don’t see this going well. We’re also going to attempt to run the Dallas Metro PCS Half Marathon next December.  I’m also not a great runner. I can finish a 5k, but by the way I go on afterwords you’d think I just finished an ultramarathon. I wheeze. I gasp. I complain. And now I’ve agreed to run 13.1 miles with Kevin. If I can manage to keep both these goals it’ll be a miracle.

Hollywood Heights 5k

Resolution 2: Unplug. I stare at a computer screen eight hours a day. When Kevin’s not on his computer at work, he’s on his phone for conference calls. So this year we want to unplug while we’re home: go on more walks, ride our bikes, sit in the backyard with our phones in the house.


Resolution 3: Simplify. We have a lot of stuff. We’re not even sure what all the stuff is; we just know that we have tubs and tubs of unknown possessions in our attic, garage, and spare bedroom. It’s time we organized and decluttered the Little House.

Hopefully we’ll be able to keep all our 2014 resolutions. I feel like 2014 is going to be a big year for us, but then again, I feel that way about every year. And I’m usually right.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions this year? Do you have any big plans? What do you think 2014 will hold for you?


  1. Amanda says:

    Way to go with a half marathon! I just signed up for a 10k and have hopes of doing a 10 miler in September (with hills… lots and lots of hills). Still not brave enough for the 13.1!

  2. Kelly @ Corner of Main says:

    Yay for 2014! I too will be hitting the gym and attempting to run (not 13.1 though!). I hope to do the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in March and we’ll see what happens after that! Good luck with all your plans, can’t wait to read how it goes. We would like to redo our bathroom also, but the thought of not having a functioning shower/tub is a tad scary!

  3. Jenn says:

    Welcome back lady! 2014 is going to be great for you and Kevin! And awesome on the half-marathon. You can definitely do it!

    Kelly, I’m running the Shamrock Shuffle with Alicia at Jaybird Blog and Eileen at Leader by the Lake. Come run with us! We can all motivate each other through training!

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