Hello 2014


Life is what you make of it.  It's so true... and this year will be a great year.  I hope you all had a safe and happy New Year.  Ours was laid back, just the way I like it.  Now everyone's making resolutions and goals for 2014... and in a way, I guess I am too.. but more-so a continuation of the past years... mostly just things that I should constantly try to be doing, regardless of a New Year.  But, I really just like the cliche sound of "starting fresh" at the beginning of a year... anyway..

:: We are continuing our Dave Ramsey "Total Money Makeover" and plan on being at least 90% debt free (if not completely) by the end of this year.  Hopefully I can get around to doing a blog post on what's working for us.

::  "I have learned that I will not change the world. Jesus will do that. I can, however, change the world for one person. So I keep stopping and loving one person at a time. Because this is my call as a Christian.-Katie Davis.  This. 

::  Make more time for myself.  It's essential for not only my sanity.. but for me to be the best wife and mama that I can be.  That 'me-time' will include a lot more reading.  I'm a book worm at heart, and haven't taken the time to do much of it lately.

:: Spend more time in prayer and in the Bible.  And Proverbs 31.

:: Try not to worry or care about the small things.  Running late?  Totally not the end of the world.. I'll try not to get stressed and frustrated.

:: Finish what I start.  I've been doing Project Life for a bit less than a year now.  And I'm really excited to start fresh on it in this new year.  I plan to share many posts about it - I will share my 2014 cover page very soon! 

::  Organization and cleaning out the junk.   I wanted to start the year out clean.  I've started cleaning and organizing our house room by room.. getting rid of the junk that hasn't been used or played with in ages (or just packing it away for storage if it's sentimental, or I need to keep it for future use).  I started this already, and I started with Clara's room and our spare room.. aka, our catch-all room.. and I've put away/done away with so much stuff already.  It feels so GOOD.

Do you have any goals or resolutions for this year?  Or anything you hope to accomplish, big or small?


  1. I wrote 14 resolutions. One of them is to read 14 books. My word/focus of the year is being intentional. I'm really working towards this. Although I'm only 4 days in I'm doing pretty good. I would love to hear how y'all are getting debt free.

  2. I would love to hear some money saving tips! Did you go to a Dave Ramsey clad or read his book?


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