Tuesday, December 31, 2013

35 Reflection and Goal Setting for 2014

I can't believe Christmas is over...2013 is quickly winding down. This is the time of year I start reflecting and goal setting.

New Beginnings

 Thinking back over the past year I wanted to concentrate on two things:
  • saving money
  • getting organized
I made some progress in both of these areas...

Saving Money

All This for Under $9

 Getting Organized

Honestly, this is an area I struggle with.  I was not born with an organized mind...I'm spontaneous and easily distracted...therefore that has me starting new projects before I have completed others...
But thankfully, I was able to get a few things organized around here:

Although I made some accomplishments, as I look forward to a brand New Year...both of these items are still at the top of my list. Being organized is really essential to saving money right??...that is why I need to find new ways to reach these goals.

I feel like this may be a common goal for many of us every year. (Anyone agree?)


Getting Started

I already made a jump start on 2014 by purchasing my planner and setting it all up yesterday! Woo Hoo!
This planner is by Jen at I Heart Organizing.  I bought her planner last year and loved it so much I am going to use it for 2014 as well!
The planner has to be printed and assembled yourself...but to me a great planner is the first step in an organized year! (so totally worth it and cute too!)

Who Wants to Help?

I thought it would be fun to work on these two areas with YOU!! Nothing motivates me more than seeing others make progress!  I have set up two group boards on Pinterest; titled Saving $$ 2014 and Getting Organized 2014.  As we find ideas to help achieve these goals we can share with each other by pinning them. 
When you make progress on either goal you can share it with text or a picture on my Facebook page or on my Google + page.

To join the Pinterest board(s) do any of the following:
 You can join both boards or just one depending on your goals for the New Year!
I'm super excited to get started!
I hope you are too!
This would be no fun alone!!

Thanks for Reading!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

0 Merry Christmas from the Nest

Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas!

The Lieutenant is on duty at the fire-station today so my daughters and I will have some girl time in our PJs this morning.
I'll head to see the fire family later.

Hoping Santa brought you everything you wished for!

Enjoy your day!

Thanks for Reading!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

7 Wrap it Up Like Santa

Well...Christmas is only 10 days away! Although this year is a bit different and low key due to the broken wrist...normally I leave wrapping until the last minute! How many other Christmas Eve wrappers do I have out there?
Wrap your Holiday Presents to Look Like Santa!
I typically like to choose one wrapping paper for each person. I like everything under the tree to color coordinate.  Last year I stumbled upon an adorable picture on Pinterest.  There were no directions but I knew I could recreate this idea on my own!

 DIY Santa Wrap

Wrap your Holiday Presents to Look Like Santa! Adorable!

Friday, December 13, 2013

10 Don't Forget the Dog ~ Gifts for Man's Best Friend

I ADORE my pups...If you follow me on Istagram or Facebook you know I do!!! I have 300 pounds of "Rottn" Love at my house!

Rottie Tested Dog Toy's for Man's Women's Best Friend!

Rottweiler Recommended Dog Toys

Sunday, December 8, 2013

21 Lesson in Gratitude

My Life Lesson in Gratitude. Stop and appreciate the little things.

Tile floor + stocking feet + me falling backwards = fractured wrist

After a tumble Friday night I am temporarily one handed.  The wonderful doctor in the ER said it looks like a  clean break and hopefully I won't need surgery. I'll know more this week after a visit to an Orthopedic.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

1 Merry Moolah Giveaway

We spent Thanksgiving at the Firehouse with our Fire Family.  Great food, company and no calls...until we left!!  It was a great day....I hope yours was as well!

At this time of year I reflect, more than usual, just how much I have to be Thankful for!  
When I starting Life After Empty Nest last December I never imagined the people I would meet, the amazing comments I would receive and the over all cyber love I feel on a daily basis!

I am so thankful for my AMAZING readers who stop by to see what "lil ole" me has to say! I am OVERWHELMED by that!  Since this is the time of year for giving, what better way to show my appreciation?? Some Holiday Spending Cash would be nice...don't you think? Two of my favorite places to shop are Target and Amazon...so how about $500 to spend at one of those places?? 

I've teamed up with some fantastic bloggers for a giveaway just in the Nick of time....

Merry Moolah $500 Gift Card Giveaway! Enter to Win!