Posts Tagged ‘new years’

{RECAP} 11 SIMPLE Goals for 2011 + Extras

posted by Andrea | 01/15/2011 | 3 comments

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of January…how are you doing with the goals and resolutions you set just 2 weeks ago? I don’t know about you, but I’ve had so much fun blogging about my 11 in 2011 challenge! I feel confident that I’ve set 11 very reasonable goals for myself and I’m excited to work towards them over the next year. And if you missed any of my 11 SIMPLE goals…here they are for your weekend reading pleasure! […]

Make Time for What REALLY Matters

posted by Andrea | 01/14/2011 | 3 comments

It’s the final day of my “11-in-2011” challenge. I hope you’ve been inspired to set a few simple goals for yourself this year. Today’s goal is a little different than my other goals, because today’s goal involves NOT doing something. Goal #11 = Make Time for What Really Matters I’m often guilty of being too busy to just sit back, relax, do nothing, and enjoy the simple things in life. Are you? I always have an agenda, I always have […]

Organize Your Paperwork

posted by Andrea | 01/12/2011 | 11 comments

Wow! We’re already on day #10 of my “11-in-2011” challenge, and today’s goal couldn’t come at a better time. It’s that time of year…time to start pulling together all your documents, forms, pay-stubs, and other tax information. If you’re an organized person, this is no big deal. You might even have everything together already. However, if paper clutter is your nemesis, you’ll have a bit more work ahead of you! But don’t worry, I have a bunch of simple tips to start […]

Try Something New

posted by Andrea | 01/12/2011 | 9 comments

It’s day 9 of my 11-in-2011 challenge and I’ve got some “NEW” news to share… I love the idea of newness. I love the idea of trying new things, learning new information, experience new things, setting new goals, etc. I love the idea of change…but I don’t always follow through on my ideas. Can you relate? How many times have you wanted to try something new, but didn’t for one reason or another?  What stopped you? Was is time? Money? Fear? Laziness? […]

Get More Sleep

posted by Andrea | 01/11/2011 | 23 comments

Today I’m sharing goal #8 of my “11-in-2011” challenge — it’s a good one! I’ve talked A LOT about time management since I started this blog back in July…and one of MY major time management goals for 2011 is to get more sleep. Who’s with me? Goal #8: Get More Sleep Growing up, I ALWAY got at least 8 hours of sleep…even all through college! If I had to wake up early, I was in bed by 9:30 or 10:00pm, […]

Establish a System For Pictures

posted by Andrea | 01/8/2011 | 17 comments

It’s day #6 if my “11-in-20110” challenge — we’re over half way! How are you doing? I’ve received several emails, comments, facebook messages, and “tweets” proclaiming that many of you have started making your bed, stocking your freezer, tracking your finances, donating your unused stuff, and better managing your time!! Yay…so exciting! I’m also really excited for today’s goal because it’s has been on my goals list FOREVER…and while I have made some progress over the years, I’m not ready to take it […]

Better Time Management

posted by Andrea | 01/7/2011 | 4 comments

Ah…day #5 of my “11-in-2011” challenge and you HAD to know we were going to discuss time management at some point!! Better time management always seems to make my list of New Year’s goals each year. It’s not that I don’t follow through; in fact, I can honestly say that I manage my time better today than I ever have. But “Time Management” is still on my goals this year because I know there’s always lots of room to improve! For example: […]

Purge Something Monthly

posted by Andrea | 01/6/2011 | 7 comments

It’s day 4 of my “11 in 2011” challenge and this goals is a MUST for anyone looking to declutter their physical space in 2011. Goal #4: Purge Something Monthly . I LOVE purging — it’s so freeing {you should try it some time!} Sure, you may have paid good money for your stuff; BUT if you don’t use it, need it, or love it, I guarantee you’ll be happier if you just donate it. Getting rid of needless clutter around your […]

Track Your Finances

posted by Andrea | 01/5/2011 | 72 comments

It’s Day #3 of my “11 in 2011 Challenge” — and this goal is one of my favorites! How many times have you been told to “Create a budget”? You know you SHOULD create a budget…but have you ever actually taken the time to make one? And even if you have a budget, do you use it and stick to it? If you answered “no” to either of those questions, chances are you either hate budgets, or you don’t know […]

Ten Reasons to Make Your Bed

posted by Andrea | 01/3/2011 | 34 comments

Today is DAY #1 of my 11 in 2011 challenge! Are you ready?? {If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here to read all about it.} Don’t worry, I’m starting out with the easiest one of the bunch. It’s something that takes less than 5 minutes a day but it can totally transform your room from a cluttery-looking mess to a peaceful, organized “oasis”! OK, well maybe it’s not THAT special, but it does make your room look a […]

New Year, New House, New Blog!!

posted by Andrea | 01/1/2011 | 7 comments

As many of you know, Dave and I recently purchased our dream home — a 120 year old farmhouse! We moved on December 20, and were SO excited to be all settled in by Christmas Eve. As you can probably imagine, the house is very outdated, so we have all sorts of fun renovations and projects planned…and we can’t wait to share them with all of you on our NEW blog: FarmhouseLove.com! We knew we wanted to document all our projects but I hate […]

Get a Goal — My “11 in 2011” Challenge

posted by Andrea | 01/1/2011 | 6 comments

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE beginnings, I love fresh starts, I love “newness”, I love possibilities! It’s officially 2011, with means a brand new year; a fresh start, and lots and lots of possibilities. What are you going to do? What are your GOALS? I recently read a statistic that estimated nearly 50% of all New Year’s resolutions will fail after 2 weeks, over 66% will fail after 3 weeks, and over 75% will fail […]

Holiday Cards — 98 Days and Counting

posted by Andrea | 09/18/2010 | comment

Holiday cards can seem like a waste of time, especially if you wait until the last minute to whip something together. Here are a few ideas that might help you simplify and organize your cards this year.