Chapter 3 : March’21 Goals

Not sure if you missed me, but I took a impromptu break from the blog. I didn’t really have much to say regarding January, especially after the horrific lows I seemed to feel throughout. I know I won’t be alone in saying this lockdown has been the hardest yet. Starting a new year with the same turmoil of the last just had a hugeeee impact on my mental wellbeing.

Thankfully, I’d spent some time managing my thoughts and focusing on myself. Since taking that break, and not being around to update you all, there is a lot to pack into this update and goal post!

Read : My Jan’21 Goals

11 Weeks in the House

I can’t quiet believe that we have reached 11 weeks in the house already! And I’m shocked to say we have conquered our Jan’21 Goals, among many others too! Suffice to say, some of these would have been my Feb goals, but hey ho.

Quick Home Update

Our loft was boarded just a week ago, and it’s been a life changer! We have managed to store all of those nitty gritty ‘ can’t get rid nor store anywhere else ‘ and we are so happy. Baring in mind the weight worry and initial “you shouldn’t store anything in the loft” speech from the builders, we managed to find someone that would do it to the NHBC standards and not void any of our warranty. Obviously, we still have to be considerate towards the weight of what we are storing, but its meant we have been ruthless with the junk we have collected- win win!

Read my advice on getting your new build loft boarded

We’ve Started Painting! Finally. And not one, not two. but three rooms so far. I caught the bug and I just couldn’t stop. My week off in February was very very productive! I’ll be sharing more of the transformations on the blog, but you can check some of them already on instagram.

Our lawn was turfed! Which made a hugeeeee difference. This was something that happened early January and we are so glad we got it done. We thought we could wait, but Rhodie really needed the space, and it’s paid off. We are now about 6 weeks since having it done, and are now thinking garden plans to make the space perfect for Summer.

Our wardrobes arrived and have been fitted! This felt like a task that took forever, but they came, and we finally have bedroom furniture and some much needed storage in our third bedroom. It was a long time coming, but its pulling together and we are both happy with the decision to keep a wardrobe out of our master bedroom!

My March’21 Home Goals

2021 is all about my home, so in truth, there really isn’t any other goals for me outside of it. I have been really struggling to think of other goals outside making our new build a real home, and that’s my sign. I have certainly ramped up my instagram feed, and I have even started to create reels. But my creativity in other areas of my life ( my blog and letterbox ) has all stemmed from finally getting round those bits and bobs I had been thinking about when we were waiting for our home to be finished. And I love that. So instead of making up some probably random things that I’d kinda like to achieve outside my home, I’m keeping my home my focus – at least for now anyway.

Have livable spare bedrooms

As with anything home, there is a domino effect with everything. And now there really is no reason not to have 2 usable spare bedrooms, I hope March signifies that turning point, especially with real storage in our third bedroom and a loft space for those bits we want to store.

Paint some more

After catching that painting bug, and with no more immediate works going on internally, I am eager to get some more spaces painted and with a splash of colour. We still have 7 more spaces to paint, one being the killer hall, stairs and landing. Having been fairly successful in the previous 3 rooms, I am confident we can get it done, and I’m hoping we can before the warmer weather strikes. I have stuck to my colour palette so far, but it has certainly had some revisions since being in the house.

Start the garden plans

We do have a great blank canvas in the garden. And having seen Rhodie run across the grass we are so happy with our decision to turf early. Even during these still chilly, but sunny days, its been lovely to have some green space. But as always, we have some big plans and ambitions for the garden space. We are truly lucky to have such a long garden, and we want to utalise it as much as possible. But our garden is also uneven, sloping away at the bottom. So making the garden plans in March will really help the process of creating a garden we will love, utalise and work well with the space and terrain we have!

Plant…something!

I didn’t ever think I would be that keen to get started on the gardening, but living in a literal building site with dust and mud everywhere, I really want to plant some pretty pretty flowers, atleast in time for Spring. Aside from the back garden, I want to soften the front of our property, and our brick wall to the side of our drive. Lots to do outside this March.

I am so excited for our plans for our home. And thanks to Bojo’s latest announcement, I am just excited to let people into our own green space, hopefully for a BBQ and cocktails!

What do you have planned for the month of March? Do you have any tips for a newbie gardener? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comment section!