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!
xoxo







 

35 comments:

  1. Oooh! Oooh! I want in on the Pinterest boards!! Can I get in on both? I really want to work on saving money this year as well, and I'm kind of an organization nutso (although if you were to look at my apartment right now, you probably couldn't tell!). Woohoo! Excellent goals :) Can't wait to see how it goes!

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    1. Of course! I was hoping that my buddy Gabby would want to be included!! Can't wait to see what we can accomplish in 2014!
      xoxo

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    2. I definitely want to do this:) These are two big goals for me along with fitness goals and healthy eating. I would love ideas for healthy recipes if anyone is up for that. I am not on Pinterest but I will join:)

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    3. Join...I already have a healthy and fit board and plan to make a group one soon! Let me know when you are on Pinterest and I will add you!
      xoxo

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    4. Ok, I totally just checked out that site for the planner. Super cute! How hard is it to put together? What kind of binder/labels did you use? How do you print double sided? Organization here I come :)

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    5. I use the Martha Stewart Discbound system that Jen uses. http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/martha-stewart-home-office/discbound_notebooks.html
      I bought the special punch because I know I will use it every year. Staples has a line of binders that are the same system called the M System. http://www.staples.com/M-by-Staples-Arc-Customizable-Leather-Notebook-System-Black-9-1-2/product_886232
      You could always use a nice three ring binder as well. I print the even pages and the turn them over and print the odd.
      I LOVE it though!
      xoxo

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  2. I still have areas I need to organize! http://www.pinterest.com/trustinghim/

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    1. I added you Susan! Welcome!! So glad you are joining! Look at your Pinterest notifications to accept the invite!
      xoxo

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  3. I need to get some organizing done and hope to do so before I head back to work and the kids back to school. We'll see what happens! Happy New Year!!!

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    1. I know...I get the organizing and saving bug at this time EVERY year!
      I'll add you Susi!
      Happy 2014!
      xoxo

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  4. I commented on the Pinterest boards. Count me in! I'm "MicheleStitches" there. http://www.pinterest.com/michelestitches/

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    1. So glad to have you join us Michele! I added you so check for 2 invites in your notifications on Pinterest!
      Can't wait too see what we accomplish in 2014!
      xoxo

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  5. I commented, but I think it got lost in cyberspace. Oops! Hoping this isn't a double-comment. Anyway, I also commented on the Pinterest boards, so count me in! I'm "MicheleStitches" there as well. http://www.pinterest.com/michelestitches/

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  6. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/craft-create-inspire-linky-party.html

    Claire x

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    1. Thanks for the invite Claire! I added this as well as our Kitchen Overhaul!
      I appreciate the visit!
      xoxo

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  7. http://www.pinterest.com/robin_riley

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    1. Hi Robin!
      Pinterest requires that we follow each other to be on a group board. I have already followed you so as soon as you follow me I'll send you the invites. Thanks for the interest!
      xoxo

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  8. great goals for 2014 best of luck reaching them

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  9. I am playing catch up on blog stalking. :) You have accomplished so much this past year, my friend!! I am so glad that we were able to not only connect but also to meet in person in 2013! I also can't wait to see all of your amazing ideas in 2014. And don't you just love a brand spanking new planner?? :) xoxo

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    1. Yes girl...nothing like a brand new planner waiting to be filled up!
      I am so thankful we connected in 2013 my friend!
      Here's to many more memories we make over the years to come!
      xoxo

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  10. Great ideas for 2014. You have inspired me. Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. So glad you could join us!! Nichi -The Mandatory Mooch

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    1. Thanks Nichi!
      Happy New Year! You always inspire me with all your great ideas!
      xoxo

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  11. Hi Sharon, I have been talking about goal setting over on the blog. I am easily distracted from organizing too! I left you this long comment on your redo and blogger ate it! Rather than rewrite it I thought I'd comment on this post. Thanks for sharing at the party and love your new kitchen <3 Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. I HATE when comments get eaten!!! Sorry that happened!
      Thank you for the checking out my new kitchen!
      I LOVE it too!
      xoxo

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  12. Oh, my Pinterest boards are under Theresa Huse thanks ;)

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    1. I sent an invite to both boards Theresa!
      Thanks for joining!!
      Can't wait to see what we can accomplish together!
      xoxo

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  13. Wow lovin this!! Deff a goal of mine this year! I'm pinning this one to our board!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Shelly! I love linking up to your party!!
      Happy 2014
      Let's make it the BEST yet!
      xoxo

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  14. Thank you for linking up @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party last weekend , your awesome project is featured this week.

    Looking forward to seeing what awesome projects your have been working on this week :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/craft-create-inspire-linky-party_11.html

    Looking forward to seeing you there, Claire xo

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    1. Thank you Claire!! I appreciate the feature!!
      Can't wait to link up again soon!
      xoxo

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    1. Hi Mary! Pinterest requires we both follow each other before you can be on a group board together. I'm already following you so as soon as you follow me I'll send you the invites! Super excited to add you!!
      xoxo

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  16. Hi my pinterest is http://www.pinterest.com/tylertonks22/ I have never seen a blog with the pinterest connection. I recently discovered pinterest when I was decorating my new bathroom. I think it is great and I checked out your pins.

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