Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012: Week Three & Four

Ok so I missed week two and I am almost done with week four and still haven't posted about week three. You following? Basically I'm falling behind. Blah. Here's an update:

Family Goals
  • Be a More Attentive Wife and Mother
    • Check. Been spending a lot of time with the girls and J.
  • Manage Finances Better
    • I created a budget spreadsheet in Excel that will work great for our family, and now I just need to implement it for February. Tough part is, my benefits kick in next month so I will have to make adjustments. Then I will share.
  • Organize, Create, and Manage an Efficient Household
    • B started a "bedtime routine" because it was an absolute struggle to get her to bed. It's been working wonders, and most nights she doesn't even need it. I think putting her responsible for herself at bedtime has helped. I'm so glad because it was stressful!
    • The Chore Chart is on hold for now for good reason. I promise.
Personal Goals
  • Keep in Contact with Friends
    • Once a week, at the very least, I've been sending out texts to check in with friends. I need to get better at calling especially because we have about 6,000 rollover minutes to use...yes, six THOUSAND.
  • Go to Church
    • Null. Very disappointed in myself. Can only move forward!
  • Keep a Journal
    • My "journal" has turned into much more than a diary-type notebook. In fact, it houses grocery lists, to do lists, reminders, upcoming event ideas {like B's 5th and E's 2nd Birthdays}, and whatever else. It's a catch-all for my thoughts throughout the week and I love it. It's been very helpful!
Professional Goals
  • Update Work Environment
    • This was completed earlier this month. The next step would be just to keep up with the filing, but that's ongoing :)
  • Extend Myself
    • I have been getting closer and closer to 40 hours a week which is fantastic. Also, I spent over a week helping another department so I'm expanding my knowledge about the nitty gritty of the company. I love that feeling.
Creative Goals
  • StudioBlonde
    • I've been slacking as far as projects go, but I have a good reason for it. Believe me, there will be MANY opportunities in the next year for me to blog about progress and projects. It's time consuming and there's a big project on our plate right now that we need to get through first. However, I did start "Scrapbook Sundays" so at the very least, it's a step :)
  • Pinterest
    • I have been pinning way too much, but I also discovered that I have been pinned! My Beef Stroganoff recipe has been pinned and viewed and I think that's awesome!
  • Scrapbooking
    • I have been on a roll. Two weeks ago I spent the whole Saturday scrapbooking wedding photos, last week I spent a few hours on Sunday focusing on 2011 photos. As you can see, I got a few pages done and that's a huge accomplishment for me to focus that much! I want to challenge myself to do a 29-Day Scrap Attack for February. Stay tuned.
Fitness Goals
  • Lose 10 lbs
    • I am so happy to report that I am almost at my goal already!!! I have lost 7.2lbs since January 1st so I just have a little bit further to go. Actually, I want to set an additional goal to lose 6 more pounds since it was this easy to shed so far, but that was just changing my eating habits. Those extra pounds will need to be dropped by hard work...meaning I'll actually have to get up and work out. Yikes.
I feel pretty comfortable about where I am at with my goals so far this year. I mean sheesh January is barely over with and I have a lot of them underway to the point where I can already see a light at the end of the tunnel. 2012 is kicking butt so far.

How have you been with your New Year's resolutions or goals?


  1. Hi Kimberly! I am a new follower and I was drawn to your blog because you seem so similar to me - your 2012 goals practically mirror mine!! :-) I am glad your recipe has been pinned, yay! I was one of those people... can't wait to try it!

    Best wishes,


  2. Hi Shelly! Thanks for reading :) Let me know what you think of the recipe when you do!