When I posted my 20+ Unique Gifts for Creatives holiday gift guide last week, I included a planner-there’s nothing more useful for both the most and least organized types of people. I’ve used varying types of planners over the years, but on that post I immediately received several comments from people who either loved or were wanting to try one I hadn’t yet heard of-The Happy Planner from Create365. After a little research, I’ve decided that’s the next planner I’m going to try my hand at using-it’s adorable, has such cute accessories, and it’s easily half the price of some of it’s competitors. (No, they didn’t sponsor this post-this one is all on me.) So when I thought about what prize to come up with for my personal day of the 12 Days of Giveaways here on the blog, which happened to fall on the same day as my Monthly Goals link-up needed to go live, I figured what better prize?
So before we jump into entering the giveaway, let’s do this whole goals post thing. If you’re new here-this is a monthly link-up hosted by myself and Karen of A Peek at Karen’s World. Each month we recap our previous month’s successes and failures, and then set some goals to accomplish for the upcoming month. This linky goes live on the first Thursday of every Month-we hope you’ll join us!
How I did:
→ Get my spare room set up for Josh’s visit. IN PROGRESS… Only a little more painting, but it should be done this weekend.
→ Unpack the kitchen stuff and the bookshelves at least. FAIL. At least the boxes made it in the house, right? Right?
See if I can get my dad to come out and put up a fence for Bub before it’s winter. SUCCESS! We have a fence.
Clean up the remaining junk in my yard before the snow. SUCCESS. Mostly. There are a few things…
Clean out the garage (which still holds yard sale stuff) so I can park in there when it snows. SUCCESS!
Rake up the leaves in the yard. SUCCESS!
Get about half of my holiday gifts completed or figured out. SUCCESS. But only half…
→ Start doing Yoga or some form of exercise at home a few days a week. FAIL.
→ Cook more, eat out less. Significantly less. Only once a week. FAIL.
Put together a kick-A group giveaway for a Kitchenaid Mixer. SUCCESS. It’s still running-enter HERE!
→ Finish updating old posts and pictures here on My So-Called Chaos. FAIL.
→ Finish updating old posts and pictures over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps. FAIL.
→ Decide whether to keep Health NOT to NUT or merge it with MSCC. FAIL. I’m still not sure…
→ Put together my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways and schedule them. IN PROGRESS. lol
Register for classes for Spring Semester. SUCCESS!
→ Really make good progress in my CompTIA certification. FAIL.
Well… I’ve been so busy I feel like I can hardly hold myself too responsible for everything on this list. I’m. So. Exhausted. lol
→ Finish getting the spare room painted and set up for Josh.
→ Unpack all of my books. These are currently in boxes all over my house…
→ Unpack the pantry items. These are currently in boxes in my kitchen…
→ Finish covering the windows in plastic.
→ Weather-proof the back door.
→ Nail the wood back up on the side of my garage where the wind blew it off. :-/ blah.
→ Clean the carpets and rugs.
→ Give Bub a good bath.
→ Get all the laundry done and hung up properly.
→ Unpack shoes and clothing and set it up in my closet.
→ Dejunk my closet and set stuff aside for sale/donation.
→ Celebrate Yule/Winter Solstice with my friends.
→ Have a good time while Josh is in town.
→ Throw a successful holiday party.
→ Figure out the rest of my holiday gifts.
→ Enjoy Star Wars (thanks to my company!)
→ See Krampus and maybe another movie-I have movie passes and Josh will be here!
→ Host a successful potluck and cookie competition at work.
→ Finish updating old posts.
→ Get the rest of my Work With Me section of the blog set up.
→ Grow my IG following to 5k before the end of the year.
→ Put together another awesome group giveaway like the Kitchenaid one.
→ Do something to be more active-I have got to. This is killing me-I totally didn’t fit in my winter coat this year.
Anyway, enough with my goals-what are yours? Snag the button, write up your goals and progress, and link them on up here!
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