Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 {Goals}

Starting the new year always makes me think about what I want to accomplish this year.  Some years I make "resolutions" and some years I don't...but usually, they never happen.

This year, I am going to attempt to document my goals for the year here.  My goals are things that I want to accomplish.  I'm really happy with life right now.  I always want to eat healthier, be more active, grow closer to God, and grow to be a better wife and mom, but those are givens for me.

This list is more concrete.  Easier to quantify.

Without further ado...

1) Decorate my kids bedrooms.  We built our home 2 1/2 years ago.  At the time, they were sharing a room. That only lasted for about 3-4 months until we moved Grayson to our office.  I have lots of big ideas.  But we need to make some decisions first.  Are we building on soon or not?  Do we want them to stay in the rooms they are in?  As soon as we make those decisions, we will be decorating! {Better than the Cars and Princess decals on their walls :)}

2) Do more with less.  This is kinda vague, but I want to do more with the limited space we have in our house.  Organize.  Create more storage.  I also want to do more with less moola.  Get back into my couponing like early last year.  Buy more with less.

3) Create a budget and stick to it.  Believe it or not...as tight as I am, I've never had a budget.  And this because my husband hates budgets.  {He just said that...really}  But I want to limit and plan our spending.  We don't buy a lot of extra as is, but my weaknesses are eating out and extra spending {like my crafting spending}.  We can still do this stuff.  I just want to set a limit for these and stick to it.

4) Make a "honey do list" for my honey. He hates honey do lists too :)  And I don't blame him.  We spent the first four years of our marriage building our house little by little.  Who can blame a guy for getting burnt out.  Especially when he does this stuff every day.  It won't be a long list.  But there's a few things I want "us" to accomplish this year.

5) Get back to meal planning.  This kind of goes along with #2.  In November, we planned our meals for the entire month.  And I cooked all month {okay...well almost every day} with so much less stress.  And we only did a big grocery trip once in 6 weeks.  Yes, it was pretty scarce for the last two weeks, but my grocery spending was awesome.  I will be doing this more this year.   Like hopefully starting soon.

What are your goals or resolutions?  Any of the same ones that I have?

1 comment:

  1. These are really good goals! Food was my big one last year - no eating out, healthier cooking, etc. I'm just curious how you managed to only go grocery shopping once in 6 weeks?! How did you keep all of your fruits and veggies from going bad?? Freeze them?


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