Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How'd I Do... January Goals

Let's take a quick look at how my goals went for January...

January Goals:

Finish cleaning up Christmas decor
Finalize decorating plans for toy room - I think it's gonna look really cute.  I just need to find the motivation to actually carry out my plans.
Clean house and prepare for guests

Try three new recipes - Garlic Cheddar Chicken (Yummy!!!), Chicken Cordon Bleu (This was delish!!!  I actually used provolone cheese instead of swiss since I already had it.  It was the best Chicken Cordon Bleu I've ever had), the third wasn't an actual recipe really... instead of making rice and black bean tacos we made rice and black bean quesadillas which were really good.
Organize freezers - Unfortunately, I didn't get around to this... this will be high on my list for February.

Practice having more patience
Read stories at least once a day
Do a munchkin craft once a week

Finish sewing curtains for the nursery - Grrr... I really really need to get this done.
Make at least three hair bows - I didn't get three made, but I got two made... close enough if you ask me.

Save half the cost of new desk
Spend $300 on groceries this month

Go back to the gym this month - The week that I planned on going back Andrew was sick and couldn't watch the   munchkins and then the next week Cameron was sick... sooo, February it is.
Start a personal scripture study routine - Didn't happen.
Read a book - I started reading "The Happiness Project", but didn't finish because the book was due back at the library and I couldn't renew... I did however check it out again and plan on finishing it in February.
Blog once a week

Now onto February's goals:

Decorate the toy room
Finish decorating the munchkins room
Add finishing touches to living room

Try three new recipes
Clean out freezer
Mix up a large batch of cookie dough and freeze into individual balls 

Continue practicing patience
Go to the library at least twice this month
Involve Ella and Cameron in the kitchen when cooking

Finish sewing nursery curtains
Paint and hang beadboard picture frames for munchkins room
Sew something for Valentine's Day... not sure what I want to make just yet

Purchase new desk for front room
Make a list detailing how to allocate this months household budget to stay within my budget

Blog once a week
Go back to the gym
Read a book
Get together with the girls for a craft night


  1. Great goals! Good job with your January goals, too!

    I gotta try that Garlic Chicken. Sounds awesome.

  2. I really like your goals and the idea of actually writing them down! But I was wondering if you could please add 1 more goal to your list!!!


  3. Shanade, when I check your blog, I become depressed at my check-list of things that I need to get done and actually get done... you are so ambitious and such a go-getter. Can you rub some of your motivation off on me!!! You are amazing!!!! Hope you guys are all doing well.


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