My 20 Goals for 2020- Week 2 of 52

Another week down! This past week was crazy so I didn’t really get to focus on any of my goals. I spent Friday and Saturday at auctions. Which proved to be a complete waste of time. I didn’t get home till 2am Sunday so I spent all day Sunday finishing up projects. Sunday evening we received a call from a friend needing us to meet him Monday and go through his storage units and purchase stuff so he could get rid of the. We spent Monday and Tuesday doing this.

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How Much We Spent On Groceries-Week 2 of 52

Shopping for groceries this week wasn’t bad . We are leaving soon for a planned vacation and I’m really trying to use up items we currently have on hand so they don’t go back and so we can work at properly rotating our “in stock” groceries better.

Plus remember I mentioned last week that I inventoried all of the food in our house as well. I also donated a ton of food that I knew no matter how hard I tried we would’t eat anyways or was very, very out of date.

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My 20 Goals for 2020-Week 1 of 52

Time for the weekly recap on how I’m doing so far with my 2020 goals. If you missed the original post you can read it here

Goal #1- Take the girls out on 12 outings.

We have an outing planned for the middle of January because my oldests birthday was on the 2nd 🙂 I’ll talk more about it later.

Goal #2- Read 12 books.

I KNOW what books I want to read. Does that count?

Goal #3- Build a Free Library.

I got a few ideas of pinterest for this. That’s as far as I got. We will likely work on this in the warmer months.

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How Much We Spent On Groceries-Week 1 of 52

I know you probably can’t wait to see what we spent on groceries this week ;). I’m a weirdo and enjoy seeing what people spend their grocery budgets on and how far they can stretch it.

Grocery shopping is probably my number one weakness. I do well if I go alone and make sure to check what we already have in our pantry before I leave. However, If I take my other half with me, or the kids, it all goes to hell and a hand basket. While I could order my groceries from the walmart grocery app, I like to pay in cash so it’s a bit harder. According to creditdonkey the average person spends $250 a MONTH on groceries. Personally, I think I could average less than half of that. This year my goal is to average $400 a month in groceries. That’s $100 a week average. Totally doable!

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Create amazing Furniture with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint

When I picked up these coffee tables I just knew they would need a good coat of dixie belle chalk mineral paint and something else! I don’t know about you, but my girls LOVE mermaids. One of my youngest daughters favorite characters is hands down Ariel from the little mermaid. She even met her when we went to Disney as well. We totally rope dropped dropped it to be one of the first to meet her for the day.

Mermaid Coffee Tables Painted in Dixie Belle Fluff
Now you see exactly why I want a photo staging area 🙂

Anywho, I purchased this redesign with prima image transfer about a year ago. I had planned on using it on a chest of drawer, or armor. However, I had yet to come acr;oss the “perfect” one to use it on. Plus, I was a little timid on using my first transfer on a piece with an uneven surface. When I found this trio I just knew it would be perfect!

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Goals for 2020

Have you made your goals for 2020 yet? Or maybe you call them “New Years Resolutions”. Real life, Every year I make goals on January 01 and every year by January 02 I’ve basically given up on them or forgotten about them. I fall of the bandwagon super easily, well, really I just get distracted easily. When you’re self employed you tend to be pulled in a million different directions. Most of the time I put other peoples needs in front of mine but it’s really time I end that and focus more on what I need.

Yes, some of my goals are ridiculous and small but I’m listing them here to keep me accountable. I’ve included both personal and professional goals in my list. Now onto my list of goals for 2020!

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Goal #1- Take the girls out on 12 outings.

Truth Time, I work, A lot, Like, nearly all the time. It’s a habit I need to break this year because it’s not really fair for my kids. I DO think it’s good for your kids to see you work, but not at all the time. They need to see balance too. I figured 12 outings is one a month would make it an easier goal for 2020

Goal #2- Read 12 books.

I LOVE reading and listening to audio books but I haven’t done it since probably before my youngest was born. Any recommendations?

Goal #3- Build a Free Library.

I’m going to enlist my best friend (lookin at you Natalie!) for help on this one. 😉

Goal #4- Grow a Garden

I’ll be totally honest, Not sure how I’ll accomplish this goal at all. I don’t have a green thumb at all. I may end up just buying produce from our local Amish. Plus, Lee may not go for me ruining parts of his lawn for this.

Goal #5-revamp my pantry

When you actually SEE my pantry you will understand why this is on my goal list.

Goal #6- Redecorate my living room and finish my kids hang out space.

A few month ago we made the girls a hang out area and it’s literally just a couch and a TV. I’d like to do a bit more in the area for them. Our Living room also doesn’t offer enough seating for everyone if we have more then just the 4 of us. I’d like to fix that issue.

Goal #7-Get Back On eBay.

I’ve been on eBay for a bit. I got very very burnt out on it in June of 2019 and took a break. What was only supposed to be a few months off eBay turned into 6 months. I need to get back on the horse. I don’t want to be as big as I once was though. I’ll talk more about this later.

Goal #8- Work on Pinterest Traffic

Pinterest is an excellent way to drive traffic to websites. Need I say more? This is one of my goals for 2020 that I decided on that would benefit my business the most.

Goal #9- Work On our grocery budget.

Our grocery budget is out.of.control. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. WHY does food cost so much?! Why does everyone in my house expect to eat SO MUCH?! My Goal is to get our budget down to $400 a MONTH. That’s $100 a week! Totally do-able!

Goal #10- Average 1K a month SALES the entire year in my booth

I have a booth at a store that I’d like to break 1K a month in SALES in. That’s is gross not net. I’ve done a few times but not consistently. I’d like to push myself more in this area. I plan on adding 12 months worth of sales and then dividing them by 12.

Goal #11- Work on a Furniture Staging Area

I see so many stunning photos of staged furniture! I’d LOVE to be able to do this and think I can achieve this my doing a small remodel in my paint bay.

Goal #12- Paint 2 furniture Pieces a month

I LOVE painting furniture! I’d love to find an antique vanity to paint this year, a buffet, and a hutch! All pieces I typically don’t buy but I’d love to get out of my comfort zone a bit.

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Goal #13-Visit 3 new auction houses.

I go to the same auction houses all.the.time. In fact, my “regular” auction houses know me by number. I don’t even have to carry my card anymore. I’d like to scout some new auction houses.

Goal #14- Plan a family vacation

We went to Disney in October. While I’m sure I can’t top that in 2020 I’d still like to plan a family vacation for all of us.

Goal #15- Go to the water park once a week.

Santa brings the girls season passes to Beech Bend. Last year my youngest broke her leg at the end of may so we didn’t really get to enjoy them for 7 weeks. This year I plan on changing that.

Goal #16-De-clutter 1000 items from our home.

We are pretty minimalist for the most part to begin with but I’d like to work on having less in our house. Space is already limited so the less stuff we have the bigger the house feels 🙂

Goal #17- Finish Loosing 30 pounds.

In 2019 I lost about 60 pounds. No, I’m still not super skinny but I’m thinner that before I had my youngest which is nice. I’d like to finish loosing all the weight I’ve gained these last few years. I haven’t made weight loss my goal because of the holidays but now that they are over I’d like to focus on it more.

Goal #18- Get Back On Youtube and GROW my channel!

I use to have a channel that I posted on regularly but have since deleted all the videos. I’d love to start posting on it again! I’ll make an individual blog post later with a more in depth overview of this.

Goal #19-Secret #1

I’m keeping this one a secret because It’s not something I can publicly announce until all things are finalized. This should happen around June.

Goal #20-Secret #2

I can’t talk about this goal till about August. Hopefully it all works out. I hadn’t planned on doing TWO secret goals for 2020 but this one is GOOD. I PROMISE.

There you have it! My 20 goals for 2020! What are some of your goals this year? Leave a comment down below, I’d love to hear from you!