Tuesday, January 1, 2013

26 Goals for 2013!

Chances are if you read my blog, you know I am a big goal person. 

I try to set them daily, weekly, seasonally, yearly and even longer term than that. 

This year, just like any other.. I made a list of goals for the coming year. 

I am really excited about this list and consequently for 2013.. so here you have it!

26 Goals for 2013:

1) See an ocean. {no the gulf didn't count}
2) Attempt to make my own Macarons.
3) Learn to use my sewing machine & make something cool with it.
4) Visit 5 new places.
5) Open my Etsy store.
6) Read at least 25 books, 5 of which must be classics.

7) Upgrade my blog.-{photo label, new topics, better design & layout, ads for other bloggers etc.}

8) Visit a BIG flea market, the kind where you need a wagon!
9) Start buying all organic butter, organic cage free eggs, organic half and half and creams.
10) Actually make green cleaners and clean with them.
11) Start more "upcycling" crafts.
12) Try 25 family recipes and learn a story about them.
13) Buy and care for 2 house plants. 

14) Set up an emergency savings account. 
15) Clean out everything that is underneath the bed, and then use that space in a more useful storage way.
16) Start using eco-friendly laundry products to take when we do our laundry.-{no, we don't currently have a washer/dryer} :(
17) Learn to arrange flowers.
18) Floss & Use Fluoride Rinse 3 X's per week.-{did you know? Flossing regularly is said to help your immune system enough to add years to your life?!?}
19) Make a cleaning schedule.
20) Move More.-walk 3 x's per week after dinner, do yoga 2x's per week, do other workouts {belly dance, Kristi yamaguchi, just dance on the wii} 1x per week

21) Learn to do my hair-{use my diffuser, try blowing out my hair, other styles besides my typical ponytail}
22) Start sending more mail and giving more gifts just because.

23)Host 12 get-togethers.
24) Drink no more than 3 sodas per week. {Seriously, I drink WAY too much soda}
25) Make a menu-making and grocery shopping schedule to ensure less eating out and better budget meeting.
26) Reach 75,000 blog views.

Why it is NOT too late to make your 2013 goals!

1) Goals are much more about little steps than they are about big successes. Many people think that if they don't start right at January 1st or do something successfully every week during that they have failed. This is just not true! Small steps and victories are the best way to gain self confidence when it comes to goal setting!

2) Goals give you a reason to do something fun or something good for yourself! Many nights I sit around wondering what to do with my evening. When I have goals I can spend time working towards them instead of wasting hours of facebook. At the end of the year, even if I didn't finish my goal, I definitely made steps in the right direction & probably had lots of fun doing it!

Check out my other post: 7 Tips for Goal Setting Success!

I hope that this list inspires you to make goals for 2013!

What is on your 2013 list?

All for now,


Coming Tomorrow: My evaluation of my 2012 goals!


  1. Love your goals!!! So many of them ring true to me too, and are ones I have had in the past, especially the houseplant thing and making cleaners! I have been doing a lot of making cleaners and household items, and I am planning to post more on my blog in 2013, so we can work on our goals together!

  2. That's so fun! I got this great set of bottles and a little cleaner "cookbook" and I have read them a lot but haven't started making them yet. I am excited to though! :) Excited to see yours posted? :)

  3. I love your goals! Thanks for the link, friend :) Question....what is upcycling? I guess I could google it, huh? Happy Day! xoxo

    1. Hey SUZE! :) Thank you! Upcycling is taking something old or not used and turning it into something pretty or more useful! I currently turn old buttons and clip on earrings into rings, earrings and brooches. I love it! I want to start doing it with bigger stuff like old furniture and housewares! :)


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