Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekly Goals

My goals from last week, which I thought were so easy - weren't.  Both boys were out of school Monday, my youngest was home Tuesday & Wednesday with cough, congestion, and an off & on fever (same child is home today for the same reason, going to the Dr. this afternoon), babysat a 3 year old on Wednesday, had to run some errands Thursday (oldest needed 3 CUPS of sesame seeds for a school project, thankful for the local bulk store!!), Friday ended up wasting a lot of time waiting to get my oil changed on the new van.  Saturday was our oldest's first dodgeball game - who knew that was going to be so much fun - then a 3 hour cast party for him that afternoon. I was at least able to run to the grocery store while he was there and grab copious amounts of cereal for ridiculously low prices!  Yesterday we stayed home due to the little one still not being 100%.  I made homemade chicken noodle soup, grandma's refrigerator rolls and whole wheat pita bread.


My 10 goals for the week of February 19-25
Family/Mothering Goals
1. Find a book to read as a family and read a chapter a night.-- Picked out Hank the Cowdog - The Case of the Booby-Trapped Pickup


2. Write a letter to our Compassion child, Maikol.

3. Make an effort to look good for my husband when he arrives home from work! --Well 2 out of 5 days isn't terrible.

Personal Goals
4. Walk at least one mile a day, every day. -- Did this once

5. Blog 2 times this week. (Halfway done!)

6. Start reading A Woman's Guide to Overcoming Depression -- Still haven't started this, I really do want to read it just hard to get going on it!

Home Management
7. Go through my 6 year old's room and de-clutter! -- Got this about half done, still a lot to go through!

8. Make Whole Wheat Pita Bread

9. Wind all yarn into balls and organize it. (Taught myself how to crochet a couple of weeks ago!) -- Yeah, got one done...

Business Goals
10. Create 2 items to sell and post on business page -Karla Creative -- Didn't see the inside of my craft room this week!

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Since it was my first week trying the goal list I am not going to beat myself up over what I didn't do, just be thankful for what I did get done.


Here are this weeks goals:
Goals for the week of February 27 - March 4




Family/Mothering Goals
1.  Read a chapter a night with the kids in Hank the Cowdog - The Case of the Booby-Trapped Pickup

2. Write a letter to our Compassion child, Maikol.

3. Do at least one thing a day I know that my husband would really appreciate

Personal Goals
4. Walk 5 miles this week

5. Blog 2 times, not including this post

6. Read one chapter in A Woman's Guide to Overcoming Depression

Home Management
7. Get dining room de-cluttered and ready to move in new desk.

8. Get some freezer cooking done - breakfast items

9. Make a cleaning schedule I can stick to

Business Goals
10. Create 2 items to sell and post on business page -Karla Creative 

Looking forward to trying this again! I have a couple of goals for today also:
1. Get all laundry folded & put away
2. Keep up on dishes
3. Do something fun with my little man while he is here with me!

Have a great Monday!!



Friday, February 24, 2012

Minivan Momma and a Thrifty Thursday!

We have been making it work with one vehicle since May of last year and I am happy to say that we are once again a 2 vehicle family! Woo Hoo!! I have been having to rely on my parents a lot to get the kids back & forth to school and to run errands. I am SO thankful that they have been willing to help, I have the best parents ever!!

I am once again a minivan momma! We were able to get a great deal (thanks to my dad & a family friend) on a 2002 Honda Odyssey and I LOVE it! It will be nice for traveling, as there is so much room and the boys won't be all over each other!!

I started thinking yesterday about how I would like to start a weekly post called Thrifty Thursday. You will never guess what day I am going to do it! Well, this week it won't be Thursday but I am going to do it anyhow!

I absolutely LOVE a good deal. Whether it is from couponing, finding a deal through a local Buy, Sell, Trade site or at a Thrift store!!  I may not always have something new to post, but chances are I will!!

Last week I wandered into our local Goodwill, it is really hit & miss there and they have raised their prices. I was able to pick up a pair of Levi's for my oldest for $2 and another pair of jeans in a bigger size that were just too nice to pass up, also $2. Snagged a Mario tee for my youngest and a KC Royals tee for a little dude I get to watch sometimes, each $1. While those were good deals, the best ones (to me) were the "Guess Who" game that was like new and the coffee carafe that matches my dish pattern, each $2!!  I also have a discount card that gets me 10% off at Goodwill!  I have been wanting to get Guess Who for a long time but I am just too cheap to pay $15 for the game.

Earlier this week I happened to find a gal in the area, through a Buy, Sell, Trade on Facebook, who was selling some dishes & pieces of the same pattern I have. I was able to get a platter, napkin holder, sugar & creamer set - all of which I didn't have - and 5 plates, 7 cereal bowls, and a serving bowl all for $10! That pattern is no longer available so when I can find things I try to get them.

Our Kroger grocery store is holding a good sale right now so I'm hoping to snag a few good deals with my coupons this weekend! Good deals I will be able to load in the large area my new van provides me with!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Becoming a Goalie

One of my favorite blogs ever,  Money Saving Mom, has been posting 10 weekly goals and has inspired me to do the same! I am always trying to become more organized in my life and in my house and I think this will really help me get there! I am a big list maker anyhow because I love to be able to cross things off as I accomplish them! So for my first week here is my goal list:

My 10 goals for the week of February 19-25

Family/Mothering Goals


1. Find a book to read as a family and read a chapter a night.

2. Write a letter to our Compassion child, Maikol.

3. Make an effort to look good for my husband when he arrives home from work!

Personal Goals


4. Walk at least one mile a day, every day.

5. Blog 2 times this week. (Halfway done!)

6. Start reading A Woman's Guide to Overcoming Depression

Home Management


7. Go through my 6 year old's room and de-clutter!

8. Make Whole Wheat Pita Bread

9. Wind all yarn into balls and organize it. (Taught myself how to crochet a couple of weeks ago!)

Business Goals


10. Create 2 items to sell and post on business page - Karla Creative



I feel like these are all attainable goals for my first week! I do plan on making the goals more challenging eventually, but for now I am looking forward to crossing each & every one of those off of my list!