Grrrr...New Year's Resolutions

by - December 30, 2014

Anyone else dreading New Year's?  Well, not so much New Year's, but more the pressure to make resolutions that seem to go out the window by Valentine's Day?!  For 2015, I'm going to try really, really hard to stick to my resolutions.  I don't have many:

Resolution #1: Stop buying things we don't need and put that money to work in a high yield savings account.  No, my kids don't need another Lego set.  And, no I don't really need that Tory Burch bag.  Still, I realize I'm human, so I'm giving myself a $100 a month budget to buy myself and the boys some goodies.  That's it: $100 and once it's gone, I'm going to have to wait until the next month.  You hear that J. Crew Factory????  That also includes Michael's, Hobby Lobby and A.C. Moore.
Resolution #2: Stop worrying so much.  I'm a Virgo, so it's in my nature, I'm afraid.  I'm really hoping to take it down a notch for 2015.  I need to realize there are just some things (and people) I can't change and no amount of worrying is going to fix certain problems.  I'm going to go with the flow and be easy like Sunday morning.
Resolution #3: Get rid of the clutter and get back to being organized.  Again, being a Virgo, we tend to be organized to a fault.  Well, I used to be.  Then I had a husband...and two boys. My house isn't quite hoarders-buried-alive, but there are days I feel like it is.  Not anymore.  I'm making a valiant effort to keep everything in its place, toss what we don't need and file what we do.  I don't want to have to dig through the linen closet to find my flat iron.  I want to know exactly where it is when I need it.  Same goes with my car keys, cellphone charger, school spelling words list, etc.

Those are my top 3 resolutions anyway.  Wish me luck!  What resolutions are you making and sticking with for 2015?

*All images courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.*


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  1. OMG…I just got a Tory Tote Bag and waiting on a pair of her shoes to arrive….you are a strong person!! She could NEVER be on my resolution list - hahaha…BUT if you don't spend ANY of that $100 for a few months, then you can get the bag!! See how I think? And as for organization, this is my thought: It works for a few months and then we mess it all up and have to organize it all again - it'a a vicious cycle! Keep us updated on your success (and I will think of you when I use my new bag!)

  2. Hi Jeanine! I think those are some pretty challenging resolutions! Quite similar to mine except for the spelling words list. I'll change that to finish painting rooms that need painting! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful New Year! Blessings from Bama!

  3. Good luck! I prefer to set goals rather than resolutions. Mine is to not spend too much either, but I think I say that every year.

  4. Happy New Year!! Your resolutions sound great!! They mirror my thoughts, but afraid to actually make since I tend to break them. Well one can try, right?
    Thanks for a great past year of blogging and all the inspiration you share. I look forward to many more fun visits.
    Happy New Year!!


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