Monday, February 3, 2014

How I Did In January

At the beginning of the year I made my 14 in 2014. I was ready to get things accomplished this year. In order to help myself reach those goals I decided to make goals for each month that will help me achieve my resolutions for the year. Here is how I did....

1//Two dates
We did this even though both dates were lunch dates. 

2//Pick a paint color
We have decided to paint our bedroom a light grey color. We wanted to go a neutral route in case we sale our house in the near future.

3//Five activities with Jack
You can read all about these activities by clicking here

4//Give Secret Pal two items
My Secret Pal is an amazing woman. It has been so much fun sneaking things into her work mailbox. So far I have given her face cleanings items, a Sonic gift card, a Reese cup, and EOS lip gloss. I've overheard her talking about her items and how much it has changed her life. She said these little acts of kindness have put her in better spirits. 

5//Read two books
I have read 72% of 1 book so this one is technically a failure. I have a book that I want to read right after I finish this one book.

6//Write up debt free plan
I'm happy to report that I completed this project. It is so much fun filling out the plan each month and watching the numbers drop.

7//One thing for myself
One of my New Years Resolutions is to do 14 things for myself so I wanted to do at least one thing this month. Two weeks ago I went and got my hair dyed, shampooed, cut, and styled. It was 2 and a half hours of pure bliss.

8//Create a kitchen wall art board and pin ideas
Another goal is to redecorate our main kitchen wall. It is the first wall you see when you walk into the house. It use to be covered in canvas art. Now I want to create a gallery wall and/or paint on strips. I have pinned lots of wonderful ideas and I'm ready to get started in the decorating process.

9//Remove all old carpet from the backyard. 
When we had our floors redone the old carpet got thrown in the backyard. The company was suppose to come back and pick it up. They never showed. I've cut it up and have been throwing pieces of it into our garbage can each week. Although it isn't complete it is getting there. I figure 2 more trash pick-ups and it will all be gone.

10//Organize crafting paper
Did not do this at all. Didn't even touch it.

11//Clean out car
It has been so cold so this has been almost impossible. On the few days that it has been nice it just didn't happen either because I forgot or Jeremy was working so I had to watch Jack.

12//Purge bathroom of products
I did this one pretty early in the month. I'm sure every gal has way too much product in her bathroom. I wanted to get it gone. If I don't use it then I threw it away. Believe me this was not an easy task. I kept wanting to keep things but I forced myself to chunk them in the trash. 

13//Do a Valentines project
I made a very simple Valentines wreath. If you would like to see then click here.

14//Print, buy frame, and hang Jack's picture
I did do 2/3 of this task. The reason it isn't being admired on the wall is because the frame was broken. I didn't realize until I got home. It can easily be fixed with a little glue. It is much easier than standing in line fo-ever to exchange it. 

I'm so proud of how much I accomplished this month. Making a list really does help keep me on track. It is going to be difficult coming up with goals for February. Coming up with this stuff is not that easy. Thankfully I have NY resolution to help guide me. I'll post those as soon as I have a complete list. I really want to stick to the 14 theme. 


  1. You're productive! I got my hair cut and highlighted for my birthday back in December, it took about three hours but it was so amazing to do something for myself for once!

  2. Yay!! What a productive month, it makes me want to make a list for this month!

  3. isn't it fun to keep track of paying off all the credit cards and debt?! I love tracking it every month! good job though on your list! ;)