Thursday, January 5, 2012

My 2012 New Year's Resolutions

Yeah, exactly!  Just kidding.  I really do like making resolutions.  It's keeping them that is the hard part!  However, I do think it's important for everyone to set goals.  Call them resolutions or whatever you would like, but I think we should all be working toward something, whether it be small or big.  I have a few goals that I would like to accomplish this year. 

1.) Read the Bible all the way through.  I have actually already started this!  My husband and I are doing it together.  I've actually never read the Bible all the way through, and I'm really excited to finally do it!  We are following a reading plan.  It doesn't go in the traditional order of the Bible.  It's more chronological, which is great because I think it will tie everything in together better for me.  Also, for example, in Genesis when it talks about creation, the very next thing you read are the Psalms written praising God about His creation.  So it's really cool.  If you would like know which plan it is, you can purchase it off of Amazon HERE.  It is called Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible. Adam downloaded it onto his Kindle.  I am using my new Bible that I got a couple days ago.  It's basically the same Bible I have always had, but a newer version.  My Bible fell apart.  I wish I could say it was from reading it so much, but I think it's from going from the car to my school bag to the house to my purse, etc.  I really love my Bible.  It's for women and has GREAT articles in it.  It's called The Women's Study Bible (NKJV).  The only thing I don't like about it is that the words of Christ aren't in red.  But other than that, it is great!  You can find it off of Amazon HERE.

2.) Cook supper at least 5 nights out of the week.  I have a REALLY bad habit of not cooking dinner often.  I am just so exhausted when I get home from work.  I really want to change this because we are both so tired of fast food, and I know our bank account is getting drained because of it.  I would like to say I will cook 6 nights out of the week, but we did that last year and were able to keep it up for about a month and a half.  It's kind of extreme for us and our busy lifestyle.  I am going to come up with a system for planning meals and organizing our groceries so I can make this process as efficient/easy as possible!  I will be sure to let you know what I come up with!

I was cooking the first meal I ever made us as a married couple!  It was actually Taco Soup.  Great stuff in the winter time, but I made it in the middle of summer.  Haha.  It was the only thing I knew how to make! :)

3.) Get organized.  Disorganization really stresses me out.  It stresses my husband out too.  I am usually really good at coming up with organization systems for different parts of our house, but the real issue is maintaining the organization.  This is something I am going to work on, and you are welcome to follow along!  I am hoping to accomplish one organization project each week.  We will see how it goes! 

Source: via Amanda on Pinterest

4.) Simplify.  This kind of goes along with organization.  Since cleaning out the office/nursery (read about that HERE), I have found that we have a lot of stuff that we just don't use or need.  I think extra stuff can make life so much more complicated than it has to be.  I am planning to simplify our lives by getting rid of clothing we don't wear (I recently got rid of 8 bags of clothing....yep, that's bad), makeup I don't need, books we don't read or already have read, purses I never carry, etc.  I would like to live a very streamlined lifestyle because I believe it will be the most simple.  I plan to get the clutter down to a bare minimum!

Do you set goals/make resolutions at the beginning of the year?  If so, what are they?  What plans are you making to achieve them?  I hope your new year is off to a good start!  Check back to see my progress with my New Year's goals!


  1. For the meal planning: I do a 2 week menu plan (with our eat out nights built in) and grocery shop off of that. That helps me from going to the grocery store every other day and blowing cash on extra stuff. I also always have in the freezers a frozen pizza or two, a meal I've cooked and frozen and some kind of frozen skillet dinner. JUST in case I get home and don't feel like putting pork chops in the oven, at least we're not eating out!

  2. I tried E-mealz for a while. It works pretty well and if you get the feeds 2 option for a specific store it gives you coupons and stuff for the things on the meal plan. if you wanna look.


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