Friday, March 29, 2013

2013 Goals: Progress Report #1

Since a quarter of the year has already passed us by, I thought I would take a look at my goals for 2013 and see how I'm doing with them so far. I want to be sure to accomplish as many of them as I can and in order to do this, I have to stay on top of them.

So here is what I have done so far towards my 13 Goals for 2013!

1. Make my own cleaning supplies I'm working on this one. I have found recipes for most of the cleaning supplies I would like to make and will be actually making some shortly.

2. Buy more locally grown food This is definitely an ongoing one throughout the year but so far I have been doing pretty decent. We have ordered a 1/4 cow from a local farmer, we're going to grow our own meat birds and we've been buying more fruits and veggies from the Farmer's Market.

3. Take a yoga class I haven't done this one yet but am in the process of searching for classes.

4. Read 10 books I've read 5 which I think is a decent accomplishment for only being 3 months into the year.

5. Quit my job Not yet.

6. Gain 10 pounds I've gained 5!

7. Reupholster couch cushions No progress here.

8. Have an herb garden It's still too early for this but I have purchased some supplies for it, just waiting for warmer weather!

9. Learn to parallel park No progress.

10. Plant a hedge and build a fence No progress, waiting for spring.

11. Learn to live on one income We're working on this one. February we did really well, March not quite as well. I'm hoping to really buckle down in April again though.

12. Raise and sell meat birds The meat birds are ordered, we have 20 "sold" and the chicken coop is in the process of being built.

13. Try 10 new recipes I've tried three so far. So if I keep doing one a month, I'll be golden!


  1. =) I love #9... gotta stop and brag - I don't remember who taught me, but I am a parallel parking queen... Also - can't wait to hear how you feel about yoga once you find a class - I LOVE IT!!

  2. You don't really have to make cleaning supplies. I just sprinkle baking soda in the tub and scrub with water. That gets it nice and clean. To wash floors just use some vinegar and water. I don't measure I just pour a generous splash of vinegar in my bucket. To clean windows it's vinegar and water with a couple of drops of dish soap. I use a squeegee for my windows with this mixture. If I feel the need for special disinfection power I'll add a couple of drops of tea tree essential oil.
    It sounds like you are doing spectacular on your goals for the year. Now if I could only do as well.

  3. Would love to hear what homemade cleaning supplies you come up with!
    ~Mrs. Lopez of

  4. Kate - I wish you were closer so that you could teach me how to parallel park. I really need to get on that one. And I will for sure let you know how I like the yoga class!

    Sparkless - I don't plan on making too many different cleaning supplies because like you said, using vinegar, water and baking soda pretty much does the trick. I will be using that but do plan on making my own laundry soap and dishwasher detergent.

    Mrs. Lopez - I will be doing a post on the cleaning supplies once I get around to making them!