Category: Financial

Mar 23 2015

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Mar 18 2015

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Mar 09 2015

The girls had their first full week of school since the first week of February.  Now it makes sense why these past few weeks have gone by so quickly with them home one or more days each week over the last three weeks.  This week was busy with school, Jake traveling, getting everything caught up (or trying), and more fun stuff.  I was able to tackle a lot of tasks that needed my immediate attention last week, but I have a lot to still get done for the month of March. Overall it was a productive week.  I am hoping to spend some good time getting things done this week, but I am going to “lighten” the load for this week so I can focus on some of the priority items!   Here are my goals for this week:

Last week’s goals

Family Goals

  1. Finish reading Rascal by Sterling North to the kids! – we finally decided on the book and got through the first chapter this week with the busy schedule, but so far they are loving it!
  2. Plan one special activity with the family
  3. Play a Game with the Kids
  4. Prepare for Upcoming Winter Activities
  5. Spend time Monday – Friday helping the kids with Homework
  6. Attend After School Activities
  7. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  8. Prep for upcoming Family Adventure
  9. Go on a Date Night with one of the kidsI got to hang out with my Brina, so sweet having some time to relax and chat together!
  10. Send out Thank You Notes

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)
  3. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Use up food items in our pantry and freezer
  4. Clean House (Focus – Laundry Room) – laundry room has to go on hold, I got the basic pick up completed
  5. Organize Chaos (Focus – Spring / Summer Clothes Organized) – they are out and tried on, but not put away yet
  6. Yard Cleanup (Focus – Check the Boundary Fences)
  7. Pet Care (Focus – Pick Up Turtle Food)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Respond to Inquiry – Business Relation Emails
  3. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention
  4. Work completed for clients

Ministry Goals

  1. Meet a friend or family member for Breakfast or Lunch

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car – working on it
  2. Payoff Medical Bills– working on itgot a couple smaller ones paid off this week!  WooHoo!
  3. Payoff Other Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, bed, and other debt)– working on it
  4. Pay Bills & File Paperwork
  5. Go grocery shopping one time to one store this week and stay within budget – didn’t do as well as I hoped on this one
  6. Sale Items no longer using or do not need on Facebook / Craigslist / Ebay – didn’t get the items posted

My goals for the upcoming week

Family Goals

  1. Finish reading Rascal by Sterling North to the kids
  2. Plan one special activity with the family
  3. Play a Game with the Kids
  4. Prepare for Upcoming Winter & Spring Events (Spring is just around the corner)
  5. Prep for upcoming Family Adventure
  6. Spend Extra Time with the Family

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Clean House (Focus – Basic House Clean Up)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention 

Ministry Goals

  1. Meet a friend or family member for Breakfast or Lunch

Financial Goals

  1. Pay Bills & File Paperwork

I think it is important to share and encourage each other as we seek to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.  I want to live intentionally not just hope all my dreams and goals come true.  When I focus on small steps of improvement I am able to see results as I get closer to my goals.  Some weeks I get closer to the goals I have in my life and other weeks a take a few steps back (life happens, emergencies occur, people get sick).  Once the goals are written down and shared it provides a guideline for what I aim to accomplish this week.

Why Share My Goals?

  • To keep me accountable
  • To share a piece of my life with you as I strive to be a better Child of God, Wife, Mom, Friend, Homemaker, Entrepreneur and the many other roles I have each week
  • To have my goals consistently written down so I can gauge progress more accurately
  • Create healthy habits in my life
  • To encourage you to share your goals with me as you continue to grown and learn

How did you do this week on your goals?  Feel free to share or link to your list of weekly goals.

The picture above is one that I created for my own purposes, however, The “SMART” acronym was originally coined 30 years ago by Peter Drucker in his classic work, Management by Results.

Mar 06 2015

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Mar 02 2015

Hello March!!! Last week the girls only had one full day of school.  We had a great time playing in the snow and spending time together, however, our schedule was off with all the changes.  There is so much going on in March I just know it is going to zoom by quickly.  Our family has some exciting events planned in March and I look forward to sharing them with you soon!  Spring is in the air and I think we will start seeing a little warmer weather soon.  I have a lot to get accomplished this week, but hope to make great strides in a positive direction! Here are my goals for this week:

Last week’s goals

Family Goals

  1. Finish reading Wonder’s Yearling (Thoroughbred Series #6) by Joanna Campbell to the kidsthe girls LOVE this series, if you have a kid who enjoys horses this has been probably their favorite horse series that we have read so far. We finished this up with the extra snow days this week! 🙂
  2. Plan one special activity with the family – it was a spontaneous SNOW day playing outside for hours – building a snowman, scouting out animals tracks in the snow, sledding, eating snow cream,  going for hikes in the woods, and more fun!
  3. Play a Game with the Kidswe got to play several games with them home more this week!
  4. Prepare for Upcoming Winter Events – working on it
  5. Spend time Monday – Friday helping the kids with Homeworkwe did homework even on snow days, but we had plenty of fun too
  6. Attend After School Activities – a couple of these were cancelled this week due to the snow
  7. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  8. Prep for upcoming Family Adventure – getting ready!!!
  9. Pull out our Spring / Summer ClothesSpring is around the corner!

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day – I was so busy having fun with the kids I didn’t do great drinking all my water! Opps!
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)
  3. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Use up food items in our pantry and freezer – still going through items in the deep freezer!
  4. Clean House (Focus – Laundry Room) – playing in the snow with the kids took priority over laundry room organization
  5. Organize Chaos (Focus – Linens Cabinet) – didn’t happen….
  6. Yard Cleanup (Focus – Pick Up Down Sticks) – let’s just say there are more sticks now than at the beginning of the week due to the snow / ice storm
  7. Pet Care (Focus – Pick Up Sweet Hay)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Respond to Inquiry – Business Relation Emails – have some items that need my attention
  3. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention
  4. Work completed for clients

Ministry Goals

  1. Meet a friend or family member for Breakfast or Lunch

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car – working on it
  2. Payoff Medical Bills- working on it and made the final payment on a couple this week
  3. Payoff Other Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, bed, and other debt)- working on it
  4. Pay Bills & File Paperwork
  5. Attend “Financial Peace University” Class & Become More Accountable with our Finances – this got postponed due to the weather
  6. Go grocery shopping one time to one store this week and stay within budgetI did it, so excited to finally hit my target budget this week
  7. Sale Items no longer using or do not need on Facebook / Craigslist / Ebay

My goals for the upcoming week

Family Goals

  1. Finish reading the new chapter book that gets picked out to the kids….still haven’t decided on the new one yet!
  2. Plan one special activity with the family
  3. Play a Game with the Kids
  4. Prepare for Upcoming Winter Events
  5. Spend time Monday – Friday helping the kids with Homework
  6. Attend After School Activities
  7. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  8. Prep for upcoming Family Adventure
  9. Go on a Date Night with one of the kids
  10. Send out Thank You Notes

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)
  3. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Use up food items in our pantry and freezer
  4. Clean House (Focus – Laundry Room)
  5. Organize Chaos (Focus – Spring / Summer Clothes Organized)
  6. Yard Cleanup (Focus – Check the Boundary Fences)
  7. Pet Care (Focus – Pick Up Turtle Food)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Respond to Inquiry – Business Relation Emails
  3. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention
  4. Work completed for clients

Ministry Goals

  1. Meet a friend or family member for Breakfast or Lunch

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car
  2. Payoff Medical Bills
  3. Payoff Other Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, bed, and other debt)
  4. Pay Bills & File Paperwork
  5. Go grocery shopping one time to one store this week and stay within budget
  6. Sale Items no longer using or do not need on Facebook / Craigslist / Ebay

I think it is important to share and encourage each other as we seek to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.  I want to live intentionally not just hope all my dreams and goals come true.  When I focus on small steps of improvement I am able to see results as I get closer to my goals.  Some weeks I get closer to the goals I have in my life and other weeks a take a few steps back (life happens, emergencies occur, people get sick).  Once the goals are written down and shared it provides a guideline for what I aim to accomplish this week.

Why Share My Goals?

  • To keep me accountable
  • To share a piece of my life with you as I strive to be a better Child of God, Wife, Mom, Friend, Homemaker, Entrepreneur and the many other roles I have each week
  • To have my goals consistently written down so I can gauge progress more accurately
  • Create healthy habits in my life
  • To encourage you to share your goals with me as you continue to grown and learn

How did you do this week on your goals?  Feel free to share or link to your list of weekly goals.

The picture above is one that I created for my own purposes, however, The “SMART” acronym was originally coined 30 years ago by Peter Drucker in his classic work, Management by Results.