Friday, January 2, 2015

Goals for 2015

Like many of you I'm sure, I've been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in 2015. I have many goals for the coming year, and to help keep myself accountable I thought I would share a few of them with you. 



Home goals: 

1. Save money and prep our current house for selling. We'd love to move in the next year or two into a house with more space. When we bought our current house we knew all along it would be a "starter" house, but we're ready to find something we can stay in for a good long time. 

2. Decorate our house with artwork and current pictures of Jona. I'm not much of a decorator. Our big project last year was painting the walls, but we didn't do much after that. Currently adorning those walls are pictures of Jona as a newborn. We need an update. 

3. Complete one DIY/organization/deep-clean project every month. This sounds pretty easy in theory, but following through on home-related tasks is not one of my strengths. 

Blog goals: 

1. Order new business cards. I've been needing to do this since I rebranded my blog in September and changed the name to Shea Lennon. 

2. Create a schedule or routine for sharing blog posts using social media. I'm terrible about doing this consistently. I think I just need to make it a habit. 

3. Create an area in my house with good lighting for doing food (and other non-style) photos. Also purchase a few "props" and pretty plates and platters to make the photos more interesting. 

4. Take a photography class (online or live) and improve my photography skills. 

Fun goals: 

1. Wear lipstick. I'd love to find a few bold colors that I feel comfortable in and wear them on a regular basis. I love how it instantly adds polish to a look. 

2. Do more crafts (I'd like to say one per month...we'll see). I bought a "craft a day" calendar (I couldn't find The Chew at the stores I went to two days before New Year's Day...imagine that.) so I'm hoping it inspires me to make some stuff. Not that I don't have plenty of DIY ideas on my Pinterest boards too. 

3. Take advantage of the free (or cheap) kid-friendly activities in the Kansas City area. I'm a creature of habit, and lately my habit has been to be a total homebody. When weather permits, I'd like to have more weekends in which the major destination is somewhere other than Target. 

What are your goals for 2015


17 comments:

  1. These are great goals! I'm aiming to get out for some more kid activities too, and I definitely need to get on the finding a good spot for taking food/DIY photos in my house - I've seen tutorials for building a cardboard lightbox, and I think that would be a big help. Maybe a pin to present project in the near future :) Excited to see what crafts are in your future - and what lipstick! I was good about pulling mine out for holiday parties and need to just keep on doing it. Happy 2015!

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  2. Thanks Anne! Ooh the cardboard lightbox sounds like a great idea, I'd love to see it if you do that. There's nothing I can do about light right now when it's dark when I leave in the morning/get home at night, but having a designated "good lighting" spot that's somewhat set-up would be helpful on the weekends and when daylight comes back in the evening :) Anything to give the illusion that I know what I'm doing, haha.

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  3. Wonderful goals! I am hoping to do more kid activities too, my son needs to socialize! I am also hoping to improve my photography and to get back into working out.

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  4. Thanks Beth! Getting back into working out is a good one...I really need to do that too. We'll see though, it's never really been something I've been good at sticking with.

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  5. Wishing you luck with all of your goals. I hope you have a wonderful 2015!

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  6. Let me know what online photography class you find! I would love to take one, my skills are subpar!

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  7. Mine are too! I've seen one offered on A Beautiful Mess, that's the one I was thinking about doing one of these days.

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  8. I hope your goals will come true and even more wonderful things will happen with you this year. Wishing you a happy New Year!
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  9. Thanks Ramona!! I hope your New Year has started off well too!!

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  10. I think those are some great goals to start the year off with! I agree with wearing more lipstick and being more consistent with social media. It's always the first thing to go to the bottom of my to-do list.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  11. I'm right there with you with number one. It's operation staging at our house right now. Happy new year!

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  12. Me too--I'm terrible about doing posting to twitter/instagram consistently...it's so random for me. I need to make it a habit!

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  13. Thanks Kristin!! Good luck with the staging & selling! We still have a ways to go before we get to that point but hopefully we'll get there.

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  14. Target is a great destination though... :) haha I like your goals for the year. The Chew has a calendar.... ?! I am still working on my goals... really not sure what I want to accomplish this year. XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  15. Yes we frequent Target...it's a favorite destination :) And yes, I found their calendar online but wasn't able to find it in stores--Love that show!

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  16. We get starbucks from the one in Lawrence and then do laps around the store... it's like a date night... haha That sounds awesome! I love it too, but I am always at work when it is on. It's funny and I love cooking. I just got one of the cookbooks I am excited to try it out. I love Daphne Oz's so far :) XO

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