happy new year everyone!!!
at this time of year it's only natural to stock - think about what made us happy in 2017 and what plans do we have for the new year. so here goes...
i accomplished my biggest personal goal - getting this site up! woo hoo! thanks so very much to my amazing designer Kelly Christine of Kiki & Co.
there are some things about 2017 i look back on and think oh crap. i totally lost my way with my exercise routine! Liam and i were walking to and from school - i was achieving a high heart rate walk 5 times a week. i felt great but, once the rain and cold set in - and the need to get to the market or Target and get on my ToDOList - the walking stopped. ugh! i need to finally stop talking about getting in shape and just freakin' do it! just to be clear friends - my getting in shape is to fit into my clothing better not give up things i love like my daily dose of Prosecco.
i owe to myself and my boys - to take better care of myself.
i'm bummed i only read 6 actual books this year - you all know what a total #bookjunkie i am- so boo on me! gosh i read 18 in 2016 - i must set the technology aside and read more.
but, speaking of technology
i've mentioned it before but, if you still haven't checked Hoopla out you should. i listened to 8 books this year- mostly while walking - sometimes while cleaning the chalet. if i hadn't flaked on walking there would have been more - i even watched a few videos.
i was blessed to reconnect with my bff. i hope 2018 we'll give us a chance for more time together. thank god for facetime!
friendships are what sustain us in this life.
a colossal transformation in 2017 was the porch. my hubby redid it! can you believe the after ?!? turning what was outdoor space into interior space is a HUMONGOUS change for the chalet. cantilevered space over outdoor or garage space is never a good idea but, the craftsmen weren't thinking about that in 1924 when the chalet was built as a vacation home. now the bedrooms are warmer and quieter and we gained living space which is invaluable! this is something i can never ever thank Steven for enough.
thank you B xo
goals for 2018.
some are chalet updates...swapping french doors for windows in Liam's bedroom. i really want to tackle the basement. the walkout level has all the clutter because we don't have a single thing in our attic. i led the charge a year and a 1/2 ago and carved out a small play area with a tv and toy cubbies - you can see here - but, we need finished space and another bath. we'll see how far we get on this project this year.
since i'm writing these down and putting them out into the universe i pray i will stick to them.
- using my calendar everyday - to better use my time.
- map out chaletmomma brand production: daily, weekly and monthly.
- to plan meals and make less trips to the market.
- use my crockpot more.
- read more books - hopefully while sitting on the porch.
- clear out clutter quickly.
- take items to the consignment shops regularly.
- iron clothing weekly.
- play more games.
- go on more adventures with my boys.
- to always have cheese, humus and yummy crackers in the chalet and ready for friends - anytime they can pop over!
- drink more Prosecco!
by doing the first thing on my list - i can certainly accomplish the rest!!!
what made you happy in 2017?
what do you want to accomplish in 2018?
do you follow me here?
til next time.