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It’s official Goal-Thinking-About-Season. And I’m doing it too, but of course, since I wear house colored glasses, my thoughts include our home.

Here’s where I hope to head this year when it comes to our home::

Handmade items–from my hands or other people’s hands, it doesn’t matter, but I’ve noticed that the things that seem to finish my rooms often are handmade items.

Look for Contrasts–black and white, sparkly and rustic, masculine and feminine….

Using what I have in creative ways

Investing in pieces that will serve us for a long time

Having fewer things in our home, but I don’t want it to be empty, I just want the things I have, to have a voice. Focus on larger, more purposeful, items instead of lots of tiny dustibles.

Plants, and being ok with learning what plants I’m good with by killing off the one’s I’m not (I wrote a series about using plants in our homes, here’s the first post if you want to read all about what I’ve learned so far about being planty)

Unfinished woods, I just like ’em

Pay attention to how we use our rooms and be willing to adjust accordingly.

So there’s no specific goal this year like “Add a 48 in rod to the guest room for the drapes I’ve bought but yet to put up” although that’s something I do need to do. This year I have more of a general direction and I’ve learned I don’t really need to write out a list of directions when it comes to my house to lead me where I want to go. But I may change my mind and write out a 20 page proposal next year of my 2014 goals for our home.

What about you? Do you actually write specific house goals? I certainly have in the past and I think it’s been really helpful. But this year I like the simplicity of stating the overall ideas I’m after. If you want to write down your specific goals, Melissa created a printable that is just the right amount of goal setting that seems really doable.

Past Home Goalie Posts::

2011 Home Goals–both mine and yours, it’s a link up!

2012 Home Goals Prep:: Some questions to ask yourself to help you think about your home

2012 Home Goals Link Up:: both mine and yours from last year–just fun to look back!

Need direction for how to think about your home? Here’s a 31 Day Series about the purpose of our homes, it’s a great place to start!