Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Year!

Happy New Year

And while we're at it Merry Christmas, I seem to have forgotten that one :o)

Christmas was a quiet affair here and it made for a lovely change. Just relaxing with my girls and my Mum.

I don't normally do resolutions but I feel good things about 2013 so I thought I'd try and organise my brain dump into a meaningful list.
  1. Organise our home - We moved into our little townhouse in May. We've finally finished unpacking but things are still cluttered. I'm going to kick of the New Year with The Organised House Wife's "20 days to organise and clean your home challenge" I also hope to get my hands on Kiki-k's family diary if it ever comes back in stock!
  2. Build up my garden - We are very lucky in that our entire back yard is garden. This means no mowing and incredibly low maintenance. But there is also a lot of space to plant new things if you are that way inclined (which I am)
  3. Become Debt Free - This is pretty self explanatory and just requires discipline. I've paid down a lot of debt in 2012 but am no where near where I could have been if I'd stuck to my plan. I'm trying hard at the moment to find that balance between being frugal and living a little :o)
  4. Become healthy - It would seem that I'm experiencing out of control migraines (waiting on official confirmation) at the moment. I need to find out why this is happening and how to stop it!
  5. Finish things I start - I have so many unfinished projects its beyond a joke. A main goal of 2013 is to finish what I start.
  6. Sew at least one item a month - The motor on my overlocker has died and since I'm forking out the $300 odd dollars to get it fixed I need to make sure I get some value out of it. What better way than more sewing for me and the girls. I was lucky enough to be given Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing as a Christmas present and there are so many things I want to make.
Gosh I think I could go on forever but fear the more I have the more likely I am to fail. So expect to see some posts on organising, gardening and sewing. I think 2013 is going to be a great year, what about you?


  1. I love your resolutions! I have a feeling 2013 is going to be an amazing year for you xx

    1. And for you too Tam! You're poised on the precipice of great things :o)

  2. Hi Jen, you sound like me bit younger :) Hope your migraines clear up soon.

    1. No wonder I've always enjoyed your posts Vicki! I hope the migraines clear too, I'm going insane :o(