January goals update!

I am proud to say that with the first month over, we are checking off lots of goals! Super proud here!!

So, here are the goal recap for January:

1.Begin beekeeping! I’ve already taken a class and made great contacts! We have ordered the bees!!! We are getting 2 nucs around April!!!!

2.Make a pollinator garden.
You know, to attract those bees and butterflies! No progress on this one  

3.Vacation somewhere different! (Now that the boy is getting older, we want to see more of this country!) We are planning on a fun long weekend this month! Pictures coming next month!

4.No new fashion for me for 2016! I know most females would freak out over this one. (The fashion industry is just too throw away for me!) Haven’t bought an item yet! But I really need a medium sized bag to help carry my green items! I’ll check the goodwill! Or, maybe the yard sale sites! 

5.Reduce garbage! I need to Compost more and quit buying packaged items! (Did you know the average American produces 4.4 lbs of garbage per day?!?!) Although next month I need to keep better track of how many bags that we create, we composted a lot!!

6.Complete the 2016 in 2016 challenge. That means getting rid of 2016 things in our home this year! We can do it!! (I did the math and determined that I have to rid this place of 168 items per month!)

January!! 175 items! 

7.Finish our kitchen remodel. We have been dragging our feet majorly! I have majorly decluttered the kitchen! And we decided to keep the flooring so less for the landfill!

8.Build an arbor and plant some grapes. (I’ve wanted to do this for years!) Come on Spring!!

9.Expand the garden! Springtime!!

10. Preserve more food for next year! (Since I kinda learned how to last year!)

11. Organized the least organized area of the house! (The garage!) It’s looking better! But I still need to declutter that area! Pictures next month!

12. Treat my crafting more like a business instead of a hobby.

My etsy shop

Even though I haven’t sold a lot, I’m treating it more like a business!! And I’ve made a good many hooded towels!

13. Work on budgeting and paying down this house!

We have been writing down our expenses and keeping track of our money for a while! We discovered that we are paying too much for our cellphone plan! We also were able to pay extra on this house! Take that mortgage!!

So, how are your goals going?!?! I feel like we are rocking 2016!!


4 Comments on “January goals update!

  1. I mean that I’m finally being more responsible with where my income is going and not just assuming that everything is fine. Living more purposefully! 🙂


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