Posts About goals

summer goals

June 24, 2014

I’m feeling really laid-back about this summer and don’t have anything huge planned. Maybe that’s how summer is supposed to be. These goals are things that might happen anyway, but hopefully this will motivate me to focus on them a bit more. >Complete Whole30 and reintroduction plan. I’m already on my way, but it’s a big deal and I want to stick with it so it’s going on the list. >Finish Liam’s stocking. When fall comes around there are other holiday projects I’ll want to work on, so I’d love to finish this before then. >Go to the beach. We only live 1-2 hours away, but it’s been years since I’ve been! >Read a long book. I’ve been so out…
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spring goals report

June 20, 2014

Although it has felt like summer for a month already, spring is technically just ending today. I liked doing seasonal goals and feel that they are appropriate for me this year. Here’s how I did with mine this spring: >Finish sewing my quilt top: Completed! Also sewed the back and obtained batting. >Add 5 new easy weeknight meals: Well, I added three. Baked BBQ taquitos, slow cooker taco chili, and taco chicken bowls. The taco chili and the taco chicken could easily be adapted for paleo (since that’s the lifestyle I’m aiming at), but the BBQ taquitos will have to be a splurge every once in awhile. >Complete Couch to 5k: Done, and ran a 5k race too. >Finish the 12-week Bible study:…
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spring goals

March 24, 2014

This year, with a new baby and a new job, monthly goals are a little much for me. However, there are obviously a lot of changes happening in my life and I’m feeling really motivated. I’m going to try doing seasonal goals and see how I like it! Last week was the first day of spring, and here are the things I want to accomplish in roughly the next three months: >Finish sewing my quilt top. I’ve done 7 out of 14 rows right now, then I need to press and sew them together. >Add 5 new easy weeknight meals to our rotation. Stuff like tacos, spaghetti, or burgers. Can be crockpot as long as it can cook for 8-10…
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cross stitch #4: liam’s birth

March 13, 2014

Here is another cross stitch project completed for my goal. This one only took me about two days to stitch up and finish. I wanted to make Liam one of these to match the one I did for Meredith and hang up in their room. The pattern is from an Etsy shop called Sewingseed and I added the personalization myself. I just hot glued it into the hoop and now it’s hanging on the wall looking cute! Nowadays I’m trying to power through the last few squares on my autumn sampler before I get burned out on it!

cross stitch #3 : rosy posy

March 5, 2014

A little over a year ago I set a goal for myself to complete, frame, and blog about ten cross stitch projects. Here I am today finally sharing another one with you, even though it’s only the third one in this challenge. This one is from Cross Stitcher magazine and it was pretty fun. I placed it in a simple wooden frame I found at Goodwill. Eventually I think it might end up on the gallery wall in our bedroom that I’m dreaming up, but for now I have it propped up on our little buffet area. It’s always so satisfying to see a completed project displayed!