Ali's Adventures

October 5, 2011

Getting it done- Fall planning

Filed under: Plans — by Alison @ 9:38 pm

It seems that putting your house up for sale is an excellent motivator. The majority of my quickly drafted fall list has been completed. Our kitchen is revamped with new paint and a lovely neutral new floor.

It's so neutral and unassuming.

The basement stairs have also been transformed. I don’t recommend leaving others to oversee your renovations, the contractors did a fine job but forgot some of the finishing elements (like doorknobs and light fixtures). With the help of my dad, these were all taken care of before the open house.

So with the major work done around the house, and a consignment sale next week to purge the last of the baby gear, I’ve decided to refocus my to-do list a little.

The fall house list:

  • Fix up front door
  • Blinds for dining room Real estate agent decided they looked better uncovered
  • Paint kitchen
  • Replace kitchen floor
  • Purge baby gear Underway
  • Basement landing
  • Tidy basement storage
  • Sell house

The new to-do list:

  • Commit to blogging three times a week
  • Figure out a gym schedule that works now that I’m solo parenting
  • Plan a night out with old friends
  • Plan a night out with newer friends
  • Buy new clothes
  • Stop buying chocolate bars
  • Try a new recipe a week
  • Organize Groupon type coupons and use them
  • Stop buying the coupon deals
  • Go to bed earlier

This solo parenting thing is going okay so far but we’re only four days in. Here’s hoping the rest of the fall goes as well.


  1. Wow, so it’s all really happening eh? 😉 that is a great motivator.

    To do lists are awesome!

    I think you should add to it ‘play date with Rebecca’ 😉

    Comment by Rebecca — October 5, 2011 @ 9:43 pm |Reply

  2. Good luck! I need to do the going to bed earlier thing.

    Comment by Brie — October 6, 2011 @ 6:22 pm |Reply

  3. LOL! I SO need to add “stop buying groupon deals” and “organize purchased groupon deals” to my list. OY!

    Nothing motivates like selling a house I tells ya!

    Comment by Lara Wellman — October 12, 2011 @ 10:19 pm |Reply

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