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Sparkling in 2017! New year, means new opportunities! I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions. I try to regularly set goals for myself and entire family. It helps me not to remain stagnate and constantly pushing and working to be better. 

This is the 1st blog post of the year so it was fitting to share some of my goals for 2017.  Hopefully we have some of the same, and can encourage each other to keep working on toward achieving them! It feels so good to be back blogging.  December was absolutely nuts (in a good way).  Between work, running after these kids, and holiday festivities. Along with Rick and I getting ready to make one of the biggest purchases of our life (eek!).  Needless, to say it was all I could do to keep my eye lids open. BUT, I’m back!

Prior to each year, Rick and I always sit down and have a “Family Business Meeting”.  We recap the year that is closing, we share our successes, challenges, and areas of improvement. In addition, we share our goals for the upcoming year.  This has been great for us, because #1 it’s great to hear what goals we have individually.  It allows us to become each others cheerleader and accountability partners.  Another major reason we meet, is we set our family goals.  I love doing this, because it helps keep our family growing in every area. Throughout the year we will have our “family business meeting” and check in on our progress to each goal. 

Can I go off topic for a second? Rick and I regularly have business meetings, and it have been so awesome for our family and marriage.  It allows us a safe time where we both are mentally prepared to discuss the not so fun stuff about being married and running a household.  We discuss finances, schedules, family operations, and any pending challenges. This has been extremely helpful to our marriage.  We have an set time that we can tackle the operations of our household.  That way no one is caught off guard.  It has been very productive, and helped us a ton with communication. Just had to share that. 

Here are just a few of my 2017 goals.  I will definitely need some help keeping me on track! haha.

Maintain a regular workout regime: Normally I am pretty good about this, but the way my life has been lately….well…The scale has not been my friend lately.  The biggest struggle for me is remembering that even if in the midst of a busier season of life, I can’t neglect working out. For me, working out gives me energy, definitely making this a higher priority!

Add new recipes in the rotation: I know that my boys probably get so bored with my normal handful of meals. (although they better be glad I am even cooking) Even still I want to get some new meals that are easy, healthy, and kid approved.  If you have some please share! 

Decorate for each holiday: This may seem small, but growing up my mom always decorated that house for each holiday.  I loved it, and it made every holiday that so festive! I always say I want to do this for the boys, but it never fails I end up slacking. 

Organize family photos: Am I the only one with tons of pictures, with almost all of them not in a scrapbook or photo album.  I’ve been wanting to make scrapbooks and also make some Shutterfly albums. I WILL tackle and complete this project.  

Grow my accessories:  I have the hardest time keeping my jewelry.  I swear in my jewelry box I have some many earrings missing the match. 🙁 I keep them there in hopes that I will find the match.  Because of that I didn’t always buy really nice jewelry.  I want to start growing my jewelry collection. 

Completely decorate our house: We will be moving soon, and into a bigger home than we have now.  I want to take it room by room, and decorate each to completion.  It will be a journey, but I really am excited about the journey to get our home exactly how we want it! 

Regularly take “me” time: I always take care of my boys first, but sometimes that causes me to get burnt out.  Making it a point to spend some time on me, even if it is going to get a pedicure or dinner with the girls. 

Those are just a handful of my goals this year.  Can’t wait to continue to grow my blog, and keep sharing my life + style with everyone! 

Happy New Year!