Goals etc.

Winter Goals & Fall Recap

I just recapped my fall activities, but I wanted to revisit my “goals” list, too.

And share my winter goals!

I did pretty good this season 🙂

Outside Stuff

  • Go to at least one festival Atwood Fall Festival
  • Take a vacation Daufuskie with my fraaaands
  • Family Thanksgiving trip to Williamsburg Yep
  • Get some mums
  • Get some pumpkins
  • Carve some pumpkins
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  • Do a fall craft
  • Take a dog or two on a fall hike

Inside Stuff

  • Gather the necessary items for our costumes… Nailed it.
  • Host our annual Halloween party! Check it out here

  • Decorate the house
  • Start & finish a project I’m working on with K My mother-in-law’s surprise party was a SUCCESS!!
  • Try out three new recipes for dinner I found a new way to cook chicken and it’s SO GOOD
  • Bake a new fall cookie
  • Drinks lots of apple cider
  • Meet my cousin-in-law’s new baby! (She’s due early Oct.)
  • Celebrate my bffs’ birthday!! (One in Sept. & one in Nov.)
  • Find a new fall cocktail to make at home 
  • Get a PSL
  • Get 50% of my Christmas shopping done
  • Paint the house YASSS.
  • Hang 90% of all art/pics once house is painted
  • MAKE. ICE. CREAM.(If I don’t do it this time around I’m selling my ice cream machine)
  • Scrapbook Year 4
  • Order Year 5 photos
  • Continue working on office & emptying my parents’ basement

Eff that damn ice cream maker. UGH. Other than that, I think I crossed lots of good ones off this fall! I also finally learned how to cook fish and bake yummy chocolate chip cookies!

Alright, on to my Winter Goals:

I’m sticking with five goals each season this year, plus some “fun stuff” (a.k.a. bucket list items) that I will occasionally share about.

  1. Finish Year 4 Scrapbook
  2. Read at least three books per month (January, February, March)
  3. Visit yoga studio at least one a week (I bought a class package)
  4. Meal plan every week
  5. Finish Xmas shopping & enjoy the parties and off time we have coming!

Additionally, I’m still working on my Overhaul Goals. I failed in September, did ok in October, was moderately successful in November, and have been doing well this month.

What’s on your winter to-do list? What are some fun things you like to do or see when it’s cold out?

26 thoughts on “Winter Goals & Fall Recap”

  1. What’s keeping you from doing the ice cream? Too many recipes to choose from? No time? I can give you a recipe I’ve made and loved if you want.

    Please tell me about your new chicken cooking. I’m bored with mine.

    Great job!

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    1. It’s a mixture of forgetting that I have the ice cream machine, not making the time to do it, and not taking the time to hunt for recipes. I’ll gladly take some recipe suggestions!

      The chicken recipe is amazingly easy.

      Boneless/skinless chicken breasts. Pat them dry. Coat them in an Italian panko mix. (No egg or anything on them- just pat them dry and get the coating on them.) In a pan heat up some olive oil and a few tablespoons of butter (maybe 2ish). Let that melt and get hot. Then toss the chicken in. You can season with salt and pep if you wanna. 3 to 6 minutes per side, depending on how thick the breasts are (sometimes we do thin cutlets and those only take a few minutes per side). And that’s it. They crisp up and are SO yummy.

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    1. Thank you!! I’m much more motivated and energetic in fall 😉

      I’ll paste what I wrote to Steph!!

      Boneless/skinless chicken breasts. Pat them dry. Coat them in an Italian panko mix. (No egg or anything on them- just pat them dry and get the coating on them.) In a pan heat up some olive oil and a few tablespoons of butter (maybe 2ish). Let that melt and get hot. Then toss the chicken in. You can season with salt and pep if you wanna. 3 to 6 minutes per side, depending on how thick the breasts are (sometimes we do thin cutlets and those only take a few minutes per side). And that’s it. They crisp up and are SO yummy.

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  2. You did SOOO good on your goals. So proud of you – Id chuck / sell the ice cream machine if it really isnt being used. I have a few appliances Ill be getting rid of myself!

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    1. Thank you! I don’t usually cross that many off my list. LOL

      I am so close to selling it… but I’m afraid I’m missing out! Ha. It took us 1.5 years to finally use the popcorn machine and now I LOVE it. I just need to do ice cream once and see if it’s worth it 😉

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  3. Sad to see the ice cream make has bit the dust, but it’s probably fr the best. That’s been a recurring goal. 🙂 Your costumes look awesome – great job! I’m with you on meal planning. I’ve added that to my goals for the next 3 months as well.

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    1. Apparently we’re content with store-bought ice cream. Whether or not I really get rid of the ice cream maker is still tbd. LOL
      I was getting pretty good at meal planning in our old house, then we moved. That was over a year ago. Haha.

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  4. Yes! You got SO much done, how awesome! I worked on Bella’s baby book for the first year last month..I was only complete through month 5 and printed off a ton of pictures to update it. I want to work on our Disney Cruise scrapbook since we went on that about 4 years ago and I have NOTHING done haha. Winter is a great time to knock some things off the list!

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    1. I can’t believe how smoothly everything went this fall goal-wise. That rarely happens. Great job with Bella’s baby book! It’s funny how the funny stuff and hobbies become “chores” because we don’t take the time to do them. Scrapbooking seems like a task because I never get around to it, even though I love doing it!

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  5. Great job on all of your Fall goals. I still need to use my ice cream maker, though hopefully it will actually happen this summer. I have my nieces and nephew around these days so that might be a good incentive to bust it out. LOL I’m hoping to get back into my writing. I think Winter would be a good time for that. I need a better balance with blogging and fiction writing.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you! My husband has been on me about using the ice cream maker. I don’t know why he doesn’t give it a try…… lol. I need to be better about writing in places other than this blog!

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