Thursday, February 2, 2012

Monthly Goal Check-In

So I want to do a month goal check in at the beginning of each month.  I think this will help me to actually accomplish more of my goals by seeing them more frequently through out the year!  So here are the goals I set for 2012:

  1. Try 12 new DIY tasks (one for each month).  I am finishing up my list of things I want to try in 2012 but you can see a sneak peak on pintrest.  

Update: I finished finding my 12 DIY tasks for the year.  I completed 1 in January.  I made foaming soap.  I used this tutorial.  It took about 1 minute to make and cost 1 cent!!  I had saved a foaming soap to try this.  I had it sitting around for way to long.  But I dug it out.  Then I used 1/10th of a regular hand soap bottle that I bought with a coupon for 10 cents!  I want to get some more of the foaming soap dispensers so I can make one for each bathroom and one for the kitchen.  I know we will use less soap this way and its so much easier for Sammy to wash his hands more thoroughly! I also wanted to note I am not picking a specific task for each month.  At the beginning of the month I look at how busy we will be and try and pick something that I can accomplish that month!

       2.   Pay off 2nd snowball in the summer

Update: We have been putting as much money to this as possible.  I hope to save even more at the grocery store so we can use this to finally pay off the credit card.  Then we will only have our house debt! 

       3.   Create a 6 month emergency fund  -no update until we pay off the credit card

       4.   Read through the whole bible

Update: I am doing great with this task!  I have an app on my phone (YouVersion).  It reminds me each day to do my reading.  I have either been reading it on my phone or listening to it on my phone. 

        5.  Go through the 2012 Declutter & Organize Calendar

Update: I am getting rid of this goal.  This calendar just wasn’t working for me.  I think it is great for some people but the schedule just wasn’t doing it for me.  So I started searching for a new plan for decluttering and cleaning.  I have been trying something else.  I will give it some time and if it works out for me I will share about it next monthly update.

       6.  Read 2 books a month

Update: I failed at this one this month!  I read half of 2 different books.  However, one of the books is really long.. so I don’t feel to bad!  I hope to get caught back up with this goal soon!

        7.  Do project 365 and post the pictures from each day (I will be posting a week worth of pictures at a time)

Update: I haven’t done very well with this goal.  I am trying to decide if I should just drop it off the list or pick the camera back up and do what I can with it.. thoughts?

         8. Set month goals for cleaning in hopes to create habits in areas I struggle to maintain

Update: I didn’t really set any specific goals for this month and it showed!  For February my goal is to do one load of laundry a day.  A complete load from dirty to put away in their proper locations.

         9.  Meal plan more consistently

Update: I have been doing really pretty good with this goal.  I haven’t been blogging about our meals.. I hope to do better with that. 


          10.  Revamp coupons and get motivated to save money couponing

Update: I revamped and started using them again.  Now to keep the motivation up and not to bite off more than I can chew!  Slow and steady!