Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2012 Goal Planning Working At It Day By Day

Hard to believe that 2011 is almost gone. Just days away till we start a new year. Time to work at planning what I would like to accomplish this next year.

1. Cutting down the cost of eating out expense. If we do eat out try to find a coupon to reduce the price or bring home some of it to eat another time
2. Pay down debt  of $2610 this does not include our car that has a balance of $7500
3. Work at decluttering our home by selling items I buy items to resell faster. Boy things pile up fast. Cookbooks, books, barbie clothes and dolls and so much more.
4. Build up our eBay and Amazon sales to about $1,000 a month net
5. Read the New Testament on a daily basis. I have a 5 minute a day New Testament to help me accomplish this
6. Try one new meal a week and blog on it
7. Eat better and find time to walk daily with the goal to eventually lose about 40 pounds
8. Work on my family research on a weekly basis trying to break down some of the brick walls
9. Read at least two books a month one being a non fiction book.
10. Spend more time with family and friends and less time watching TV
11. Be more organized around the home with chores, coupons organizing
This is a good start on what I would like to accomplish this next year. Sounds like a lot but just a little every day will help on some of these goals.
Do you have any goals you would like to accomplish next year?
Thanks for stopping by.. hope to see you soon and lets keep saving together.. Grace

Monday, December 19, 2011

Minimalist Monday ~ Cut The Clutter ~ Discard What Does Not Work VCR Is OUT Of Here

Minamalist Monday and time to think about cutting some of the clutter around my home. We buy and sell on eBay, Amazon and in the antique stores so it is easy for us to accumulate STUFF.
One of my goals for this next year is to organize and declutter stuff. It is always so easy to buy and so hard to find time to get it up for sale on the Internet.
No reason to wait till the end of the year to start this project. We will start right now. Sadly my VCR no longer works. I have alot of Videos and no recorder any more. This next weeks project is to
1. Discard the VCR
2. List the names of my favorite videos and part with all of them. I need to find if there is a place to recycle my video player and then find the best method to sell or give away my videos.
They will either go to a local auction or the thrift store. I am sure there is some one out there with a video player that still works.
I have 2 DVD players so do not need to buy a player that plays both DVD's and vidios. Out goes the VCR this week.

Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace

Sunday, December 18, 2011

LETS MAKE SOME SOUP ~ CHEESY LASAGNA SOUP ~ Whats For Dinner Saving Money Eating At Home

The weather is cooling off and this is a perfect time to make some soup. Some time ago I made Cheesy Lasagna Soup and it was a winner. Click on the link for the recipe.
I will just have to make us a pot tomorrow. All we have to add is some garlic bread and dinner is not only fantastic but warms the tummy.

Thanks for stopping by.. lets keep saving together.. Grace