November 15, 2013

Personal Goals.

WOW! It has literally been one insane week. School has taken over my social life plus I have been trying to get the house more of feeling like a home. But there is something about Fridays that picks me up off of my feet and today, I am feeling mega creative. I have all these thoughts running through my mind of different tasks I want to accomplish. Finally I had to grab a pen and write them all down before I drove myself crazy. So, without further ado :)

Goals to be Achieved
Personally 
      - DAILY devotions: Something I really want to stick to. I have to admit, after a long day of work with school to follow, I will just pass the devotion on tomorrow's to do list...and it goes on and on. 

      - Learn to sew: This has been something that I have been wanting to do for so long but first of all, I have no sewing machine. That would be a great start right!? Like every November, I have already found some great deals in Black Friday ads and a sewing machine is at the top of my list :) {any sewing tips would be greatly appreciated}

       - Learn to cook: I know this is absolutely horrible. Since September 15th, my husband has been taking over the meals. I will cook sides, make the tea, make a salad, but he is the one slaving over the stove. This is definitely not the way this wife planned our meals to be. SO I have come up with a solution. Every Sunday, I will make a "cook plan for the week." Im pretty excited about this one. I will go on  and write down what we will plan to eat for dinner that whole week. Then on Monday I will take a grocery trip for all the supplies :) I have also been printing some great recipes from my absolute favorite cooks The Pioneer WomanBarefoot ContessaTrisha's Southern Kitchen, and of course Martha Stewart. I will post our meal plans success so you can get some ideas as well :)

-GROW this blog: Seriously, I am really wanting this. I would love to be one of those blogs everyone loves to go to. Bear with me, I know I still need work. Blogging is a lot harder than I thought it was but I am so excited to grow with all you lovely people!

- Start my Etsy shop: This one is in the works. I have this great idea that I plan to make soon and Etsy will be the place. It is still under construction just a bit, but I cant wait for you to see it!

Photography
- Learn how to use Photoshop: Yes, I have been putting it off. As mentioned, school is first right now. This weekend I plan to do a lot of research and sit with Sean to figure this baby out. Discouraged is a great word to describe how I get when I look at that stuff. I am hoping it is much easier than it seems.

- Photograph every moment: This may be more of a personal goal but I figured it would do just fine over here. I have to admit I wasn't one that always carried my camera and now I totally regret that. I feel like there are so many years missed because I never took pictures. Now that I have this camera, I plan to photograph every moment. 

- Purchase a Mac: My goodness I want  one so bad. But as we all know, they are not cheap by any means and this lady is on a budget. I can't just go and throw over $ 1000 on a computer. SO goal- save up and finally get one! Seeing Sean edit and post his photos on his Mac is a 360 from my little Toshiba. 

- Photograph a wedding and newborns: BIG jump in the goals right?? I am not looking for photography to become a career for me but I would love to do it part time on the side, only because I love to shoot! I would love to join a photographer and just shoot a wedding. It is such a beautiful time for a person and I love capturing photos for others to hold onto forever. And of course, who wouldn't want to take tons of newborn pictures :) {last weekend, Sean and I took photos for his sister and family. Very excited to get those up in Photoshop and loaded for you to see!}

 Home 
- Paint living room, kitchen, den, bathrooms, guest room and office. My oh my do we have some painting to do. Tonight I will be painting the kitchen which I am SO EXCITED about! With painting the bedroom, I noticed how important painting is to make a house a home. I will be posting before and afters so keep an eye out!

- New den, kitchen and bathroom floors. This will be a mess. The home we are in actually belonged to my grandparents. It is an older house with that adorable 60's style....right. Luckily we ripped up carpet in the bedrooms and living room which revealed this pretty, vintage looking hardwood. I am very happy with how those floors look so that will save us a bit with less flooring to put down. But our den floor is definitely a must. I don't know how much more I can look at that laminate, pattern, 70's style thing. 

- Stain kitchen cabinets, get new counter top and new faucets. Self explanatory :)

I'm mega happy that I have found other bloggers who have been in the same spot as me. This sweet girl at Happily Ever Strader has given me SO MUCH INSPIRATION! We pretty much started out in the same situation with the older modeled house. What her and her husband have done to their house absolutely blows me away and all I have to do is look at her home post....then I am off for more paint and home ideas. I cant wait to paint tonight. Look for pictures to come :)

1 comment:

  1. That's a huge list ! And I understand what you mean: too many things to do and so little time to do them ! I'm trying hard to be a better girlfriend, be more available for my friends and take time to study ! Good luck to you :)

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