Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Goals for 2013

I decided to go ahead and put some goals together for the new year. I know that some huge percentage of resolutions fail but I'm hoping that I can keep some of these going for a long time! 

1. Work on "eating clean": I do a good job of making sure that everything I buy for Trey (and the household mostly) is organic and free of things like red dye 40 but I also want to make sure that we are getting all of our veggies in and trying to eliminate lots of unnecessary chemicals. Does this mean I'm giving up Starbucks or a trip to our favorite Mexican restaurant? Absolutely not. It just means I am going to try and be more conscious.

2. Get my home organized: Where do I begin? I want to start keeping a cleaning schedule and sticking to it. I hate that overwhelmed feeling of tackling things that haven't been kept up properly. I'd also like to step up HOW I organize things. I should probably just apologize to the hubs now for the order I'm about to make at The Container Store....

3. Switch over to natural bath/cosmetic products: Yep, another place I have always been great at researching for Trey (with the help of my bestie - she always gives me great advice/info on living a "greener" life) but I haven't switched over my bath or cosmetic products - same with the hub's bath products. I am going to start looking them up on the EWG Skin Deep database before I buy anything new! I know once I switched all of our cleaning products and detergents over to natural ones I felt a lot better!

6. Do SOMETHING with pictures: I touched on this in my last post but photo books, prints, canvases, WHATEVER. Just do something with them!!

7. Send more snail mail: I am TERRIBLE at this. And I need to give up the excuses and start hitting the post office when Trey is at school! I love getting mail and I know that my friends and family do too!

8. Decide on a "theme" for Trey's big boy room & execute: The hubs and I have gone round and round and round on a "theme" (if you can call it that - we aren't big on room themes) as well as exactly which furniture to order. I'll be sharing some ideas in a future blog post!

8. Eat out less/try more new recipes: All week we do great dining at home. And as soon as the weekend hits... BAM. It's like the stove doesn't work anymore. We don't plan on giving up our Saturday nights out with friends & kids but no more random Sunday afternoon lunches out. At least not every week. I also want to start trying to make more of all of the yummy recipes that I have "pinned" rather than always turning to our old standbys.

9. Worry less. Enjoy life more.  No explanation needed. 


Anonymous said...

I think you have a reasonable list of resolutions. We're moving at the end of the month so I plan on getting super organized in our new house. I want to buy more natural products for the house too, especially with a baby on the way. It suddenly seems more important.

Good luck with your resolutions! Happy New Year!

Ash said...

We are a theme free family too, kiddos change their interest so quickly we went with nuetral colored sheets and then had pillow cases made in the "things" he is into. He just turned 3, when I took him to pick out his big boy sheets he changed his mind 20x while still in the same aisle so pillow cases it was and it's been great. Good Luck!

Ashley said...

YES! Love all of these! :)

Classy Fab Sarah said...

I am really really trying to stop eating out as much this year. With Mr. RH and I constantly going on different directions it's so dang hard. Meal planning needs to be my resolution!

You go girl!!

Lucy Marie said...

Great goals! I love snail mail. I should be better at that too. It's nice going to the mailbox and seeing something that's not junk or a bill.