Monday, December 24, 2012

5 For Five - Or Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve, lovelies! :) It's such a dreary, yucky day outside here, but that makes for good snuggling weather with my 2 little elves. :)  Can't wait for hubs to get home so we can get the kids in their Christmas pj's and put on a Christmas movie. And then the kids can open their stockings!! :) 


So, once again I'm combining my 12 Days of Christmas series and the 5 For Five link up with Jessica and Jenn to show you my progress on my goals for the past week.

1.)  Create a jar of blessings. SUCCESS! I was going to make a really cute jar and decorate it, etc, blah blah. As we all know, mama (me) doesn't have a lot of spare time, so I make do with what I can find. Voila!

I give you my Kleenex box of blessings! 

Hey, I didn't even have to cut a slit in it, because it already has one. WIN! ;) 

2.)  Bake Christmas Cookies.  Fail. I just didn't get around to getting any ingredients. But I did make walnut fudge brownies, so... not a total loss. :) And my lovely friend Katie was nice enough to email me some cookie recipes that I so need to try! 

3.)  Mail the rest of my Christmas cards. SUCCESS! :) But seriously, next year, I'm getting them out wayyy earlier. Too much stress leaving it to the last minute! 

4.)  Make some type of Christmas craft. Yea... no. :( Maybe next year! 

5.)  Get organized and make a file for Christmas card addresses.  I'll consider this a success, because I typed everything into a Word document. Is that as user-friendly as I want it to be? No, but at least it's all in one central location and alphabetized! 

Alright, time for this week's goals. I'm going to try and keep it low-key. I'm tired. 

1.)  Prepare and pack my lunches for the rest of the work week.  This should be relatively easy, since I'm only working Weds-Fri. And a good way to save some dinero! 

2.)  Start getting my list together of things I want to accomplish in 2013. Not resolutions, necessarily, because I think that word has negative connotations. But just some goals. Goals are something to strive for, so that's positive, right? ;)

3.)  Make a list of books that I want to read for 2013. I have a few already, but of course, a few books is never enough!

These are at the top of the list! :)

4.)  Make 1 crock pot meal this week.  Saving money and saving time is the name of the game, folks! Wish me luck. :) You can find me on Pinterest searching for chicken crock pot recipes. 

5.)  Work on my mountain of laundry. Not sure this goal is attainable, but... I'm gonna try. :) Wish me luck!!!! 

What do you guys want to get accomplished this week? 



  1. Okay you SO DID NOT do poorly with your goals last week!!! You did 3/5- that is great! I think you did a great job :)

    You have good and obtainable goals for the week ahead, too. I was with you and wanted to do something "Christmas week" friendly, too.

    I hope you'll link up with us next Monday for the "5 goals for the New Year!" Same as always just focusing on the whole year!

    MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you my sweet, sweet friend!

  2. Loving that blessings box. :) And I love your five for this coming week!! Wish you had the entire week off! & I definitely don't make resolutions either. I think goals is a bit better. I love the idea to make a list of books you want to read for 2013!! I think I might try to attempt to do that too at some point throughout this week! Thanks for sharing your awesome goals...and even though I'm sure I'll say it again later...Merry Christmas to you and your family!! May it bring many poops to all whom you love! ...I couldn't help myself, hahaha.


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