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100 Goals for 2011. That is NOT a Type-o. December 5, 2010

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In my last post, I mentioned that I would be making 100 goals for the coming year. Yep- ONE HUNDRED. Big and small.
These are going to be typed in no particular order, as they come to me.

  1. Get rid of plastic cups/bowls/utensils and trade for glass & stainless steel.
  2. Switch from Teflon to Stainless cookware.
  3. Get a new toaster oven. Thanks for the free one Sis, but it’s on its last… piece of toast.
  4. Replace body care products with all-natural and organic products as the products we currently have run out (because we’re too poor and I’m too frugal to throw the ones I have out!).
  5. Make my own homemade cleaning supplies.
  6. Buy some plants that suck up VOCs in the air. See more about this here.
  7. Learn to sew. I bought a machine and I’m gonna use it!!!
  8. Finish learning to crochet.
  9. Lose 20 lbs.
  10. Switch from Bare Minerals foundation to EcoGlo Minerals foundation.
  11. Switch mascara to something much better for my body than my current mascara. Have you heard of Skin Deep? It’s a database of cosmetics and their safety ratings. Pretty awesome.
  12. Figure out some kind of system for the paperwork that floats around the house. Suggestions anyone?
  13. Acquire enough cloth diapers to be able to skip a day between washings. ah, to dream…*
  14. Purchase essential oils.
  15. Try Spirulina. I purchased some powder and have yet to try it. Read more about this superfood here.
  16. Organize and go through upstairs storage room.
  17. Replace at least 2 windows in the house.
  18. Volunteer 12 hours minimum. One hour a month. That doesn’t seem overwhelming and seems like a good start.
  20. Push judgments of people out of my head. I shouldn’t even be entertaining those negative thoughts.
  21. Keep all dirty laundry in laundry baskets. This has a lot to do with getting my HUSBAND to do so as well :/
  22. Finally paint the 2 doors in my bedroom. The only 2 brown doors in the house.
  23. Go to the dentist. We’ll see about this one… My phobia always gets the best of me.
  24. Start using cloth wipes exclusively for Cohen, at least when at home.
  25. Find a talent/hobby that can bring in some money.
  26. Save money.
  27. Pay off all credit cards. Hopefully with taxes.
  28. Get adjusted @ the Chiropractor.
  29. Install reverse osmosis water filter, at least on the kitchen tap.
  30. Get chlorine filter for shower.
  31. Switch to BPA-free toothbrushes
  32. Eat my favorite food…pizza…only *crying a little bit* once a month. *crying a little bit more*
  33. Detox from refined sugars. So addicted it’s not funny.
  34. Redecorate Hailey’s room. At least revamp it a bit.
  35. Find shelves and put them up in living room. At least revamp it a little.
  36. Read 10 books front to back without skipping boring parts. I tend to lose interest easily, so this will take some effort. I’m not too much into fiction, so I sometimes skip the boring parts of educational/parenting books, etc.
  37. Finish Cohen’s scrapbook.
  38. Write one thing about Cohen, Hailey and our family life a day for a year.
  39. Actually use my reusable shopping bags for shopping.
  40. Take my pile of plastic bags to be recycled.
  41. Cover my laptop in stickers. Black is boring.
  42. Paint wooden letter blocks for Cohen’s name.
  43. Look into homeschooling and decide if I’m going to pursue it or not.
  44. Have Hailey join some type of social group (she wants to try Girl Scouts).
  45. Convince Evan to get rid of the TV in the bedroom. We don’t ever use it, anyhow.
  46. Meal plan every single week.
  47. Donate money every single month.
  48. Donate goods to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, etc. instead of Goodwill. Goodwill is a great organization, but I’ve paid many-a-salary with how much I donate to them. Some things are put to better use elsewhere.
  49. Send random thank you cards to people and organizations who have made a difference in my life.
  50. Have more patience with people I don’t know.
  51. Have more patience with people I do know.
  52. Spend more time with my outside family.
  53. Make someone feel special just because.
  54. Get together with a Mama group or form my own in my town.
  55. Go to more community functions and events.
  56. Find a church to go to.
  57. Promote breastfeeding to the community and local businesses.
  58. Make my own natural chapstick, lotion, and/or soaps.
  59. Spend a few extra bucks buying something from a WAHM that I would normally buy elsewhere.
  60. Shop locally and support small businesses as much as I can.
  61. Encourage others to shop locally and support small businesses as much as they can.
  62. Make homemade granola.
  63. Start taking a better multi-vitamin.
  64. Have Hailey start taking a better multi-vitamin.
  65. Bake cookies for a neighbor.
  66. Smile at people at times when I usually wouldn’t (when appropriate, of course!)
  67. Buy purple converse. My hot pink ones are living their last days, I think.
  68. Try 5 healthy foods I would never normally initiate trying.
  69. Get rid of the clothes I keep that I will never wear…
  70. Find better cloth diaper detergent. I’ve heard great things about Rockin’ Green.
  71. Make living room feel more like home. It’s a little bare and not very inviting.
  72. Talk Hailey into getting a hair cut.
  73. Get  my hair cut.
  74. Take more pictures of everything/everybody.
  75. Get CD player for Cohen’s room and lots of music for us to sing and dance to.
  76. Visit my last employer before Cohen turns one.
  77. Shop second hand as much as possible. I already shop second hand a lot of the time, but there are times when I could buy used and don’t, usually out of convenience.
  78. Paint frames that have been sitting upstairs for a year, put pictures in them and hang them downstairs.
  79. Find a place for a bookshelf and fill it with books!
  80. Be more careful when recycling: labels, lids, etc.
  81. Find 5 new (to me) bands/artists to listen to.
  82. Take Miyah on more walks.
  83. Be more physically active, myself. Walks, yoga, etc.
  84. Remember everyday how short life is and how I must take everything in and appreciate it while I am being given the chance to.
  85. Cut out coffee except for a few times a year. Right now I have decaf a few times a month.
  86. Make at least one craft with Hailey each Holiday.
  87. Work with Hailey on her math skills more.
  88. Sweep daily- I need to get into this habit now since we have pets and hardwood and Cohen will be scootin’ and crawlin’ before I know it.
  89. Make a food stockpile so we aren’t continually having to go to the store for things we should have on hand.
  90. Use less paper.
  91. Clean oven. I’ve never done this since we bought it… 2 years ago? I tried, but smoke filled the house :/
  92. Gather blankets the whole year and donate them to the homeless in December 2011.
  93. Look into eco-friendly mattresses for all of us. Expensive, but our health is worth it.
  94. Spend less time on the computer.
  95. Watch a sunset with the family.
  96. Take a vacation- even if it’s just for an afternoon.
  97. Travel somewhere in Oregon or Washington where I have never been.
  98. Get a juicer and use it every day.
  99. Talk to my Husband when things are on my mind.
  100. Remember to love myself for who I am and who I want to be. Not hate myself for who I’ve been or who I wasn’t before.

There you have it. 100 goals, big and small for 2011.


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