Insane Goals: December 2013 Update & Closing Thoughts

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This post contains affiliate links. Last January I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for the year.  Each month I looked over the list and wrote an update on my accomplishments and disappointments.  I haven't posted an update since the end of September.  Today I want to share what I accomplished in the past 3 moths and my closing thoughts for the year. October-December Accomplishments: 1. The children knocked over my jewelry box and everything went flying.  That forced me to organize it. … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: September 2013 Update

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I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. September Accomplishments: Well, well, well...  I didn't do a single thing off of my Insane Goals list in September.  Part of me wants to hang my head in shame.  However, I did... Celebrate my 8th wedding anniversary Rejoice after my brother-in-law's successful open heart surgery Plan and pack for a vacation at the beach Plan and organize Grace's 4th birthday party Plan all of my … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: August 2013 Update

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I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. August Accomplishments: 1. We had a radon mitigation system installed!  Radon is a naturally occurring, harmful gas that comes into your house from the soil.  It is very common in PA.  When we bought the house our levels were low, but just over the recommended amount.  We finally got the system installed and now we are radon free! 2. I canned salsa and pickles.  I froze corn and applesauce. … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: July 2013 Update

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I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. July Accomplishments: 1. I cleaned and reorganized the attic.  Friends are storing some things in our attic while they look for a new house and this was the perfect motivation to finally get up there. 2. I canned bread & butter and dill pickles.  I also froze 40 pounds of blue berries.  (The box pictured above is 20 lbs.)  Of course my children ate about 150 pounds worth while I was … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: June 2013 Update

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I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. June Accomplishments: 1. Grace is fully potty trained!!!  She still wears a pullup at night time, but 90% of the time she wakes up dry.  I am so thrilled.  As a reward for finally getting into the routine of going #2 in the potty, she got to pick out a dress.  It is so tacky.  It was the only one in the store I hated and of course it is the one she picked.  I can live it with though if it … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: May 2013 Update

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I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. May Accomplishments: 1. I HUNG SOME PICTURES!!!!  This is a huge deal.  I've lived in this house for nearly 4 years and there is barely a thing on my walls.  I added a decorative mirror to the upstairs bathroom, a picture collage in Grace's room, a canvas wrapped print in the master bedroom, a cloth covered bulletin board in the dining room, and a vinyl lettering "sticker" in the living … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: April 2013 Update {link-up}

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I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. April Accomplishments: 1. I breastfed Noah for an entire year!!  I am so thankful that we have had very few complications with breastfeeding.  I am guessing that Noah will continue to nurse for at least 6 more months. 2. I sorted through 3 more months of photos from 2012 and uploaded the good ones to Snapfish. 3. We had our monthly date night in honor of Nate's birthday this month. 4. … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: March 2013 Update {link-up}

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I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. March Accomplishments: 1. I did some major hosting this month.  I had a friend from high school stay with us for 3 nights along with her husband and 2 kids.  Plus I hosted Easter dinner for my sister and her family.  Speaking of Easter... 2. Nate and I have been rocking the at-home-date-nights.  One night we played board games and asked each other cliche thought provoking questions like... If … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: February 2013 Update {link-up}

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I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. February Accomplishments: 1.  I hosted a wedding show & tell themed Girls Night at my house this past month.  We brought our albums and shared clips from our ceremony videos.  Then we voted on things like best dress, flowers, men's wear, cake, and get-away car.  The winner of each category got to pick a prize (chocolate, lip gloss, bubble bath, etc).  My hosting goal this year was just once … [Read more...]

Insane Goals: January 2013 Update {link-up}

I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals. January Accomplishments: 1.  We did a pretty good job of "thinking outside the cereal box" in January.  We did eat some boxed cereal, but we also had yogurt, oatmeal, and eggs.  I made 4 pans of baked oatmeal - one that we are still eating and 3 that went in the freezer. 2.  I did a lot of work cleaning the master bedroom and closet, but I'm not crossing it off the spring cleaning checklist … [Read more...]