At the beginning of this month I set out to FINISH 31 Unfinished Projects from my huge on-going list. Read all about the list and the reasons why I am doing this here: http://hydrangeahippo.com/31-days-of-unfinished-projects/

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My hope is that the sharing of my journey inspires you to get some things done around your house, in your craft space, and just to tidy up your life. It feels really good to get things done. It has been really rewarding to hear from you on Instagram, Facebook, and here on our blog about how you are now inspired to get things done. Some of you might be aware of some of the health obstacles I face and why DIY projects can be particularly challenging, among which are fibromyalgia and terrible knee issues.  But, even with those obstacles, we are getting things done around here!! The trick is to move slow, take projects a piece at a time, and to take alot of motrin :) ALOT of motrin! LOL And a good deal of naps.

But, probably the biggest part of this process is accountability. I feel like if I don't work on things every day, well, I won't have stuff to post and share here and HOW then will I get all 31 things done?!

I have pledged to post a video of all the things I finished (or didn't finish) each Friday, here on my blog, to hold myself accountable to you.  I lost a week in there so this week's update include the last 2 weeks, since May 3rd:

#1 – Paint patio table to match chairs –  now DONE!

#6 – Weed Garden the rest of the way –  now DONE!

  • #7 – Plant remaining seeds and plants in garden-  now DONE!

#12 – Patch and paint holes in laundry room – we've patched the holes – now DONE!

#13 – Paint ceiling and cut in paint in laundry room – now DONE!

#18 – Paint facia board and front door – front door and trim are painted

#23 – Replace 2 dead plants front yard – pulled out the dead plants; decided against replacing the plants – now DONE!

#25 – Weed front yard- now DONE!

#30 – Remove plant holders from garden, spray paint, and install in Katie’s Room for stuffed animals – now DONE!

#31 – Paint Katie’s Room  – now DONE!

#34 – Paint new bed for Katie and get matttress – realized new bed (free) was cheap so scrapped that idea and traded mattresses with my parents' guest roomnow DONE!

#38 – Figure out what to do with weird space above oven – using it for my baking racks and cookie sheets now DONE!

#44 Take down the drying rack in laundry room (we don't use) – DONE!

#55 Scrub oil off driveway – I found this amazing product that took it right off at Home Depot but I can't remember the name and threw the bottle away! It was in the painting sectionnow DONE!

#56 – Finish organizing garage – it took THREE FULL DAYS but we did it!! First time in 5 years I can walk ito the garage, find a tool and supplies, and really “do-it-myself”. Also, my car fits back into the garage :) – now DONE!

  • #57 – Spray Paint Candle holders in master bath now DONE!

#58 Add shelves in master closet and put luggage on them – DONE!

#59 More drawers in master closet built-ins (about $75 at Ikea) – DONE!

#61 – Fix Chair hooks that fell off wall in garage – now DONE!

#64 – Fix House Number Sign – it just fell off one night, broken?! – now DONE!

#65 Plant seeds in flower pots, front yard – DONE!

#80 – Add shelf in guest bath now DONE!

  • #81 – Move shelf and/or towel ring in master bathnow DONE!
  • #84 – 
  • Fix solar landscape lights that are broken- now DONE!

#85 – Remove broken stepping stones in front yard – DONE!

#87 Do something with the ugly green wreaths I waited too long to return – DONE!

#88 New rug in master closet – DONE!

#89 Organize the Junk Drawer – DONE!

#90 – Install the door stop we found when cleaning out the garage – now DONE!

#91 – Replace the broken flag holder with the one we found when cleaning out the garage – now DONE!

THIS (above) IS ACTUALLY #31!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We got more than 31 Projects done and it is only the 22nd of the month!!! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!

#92 – Finish a black and purple topiary I had in my stash!!!! – I actually finished a crafty project!!! now DONE!

#93 – Hang the Barbecue sign I got for Xaver at Christmas on the patio – now DONE!

#94 – Hang the windsock I found when cleaning out the garage – now DONE!

 Here's what went down:

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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