January 2013 Mini Goals

January Mini Goals

I’m determined to make 2013 a great year for us! 2012 was a great year, but I want this year to be even better.

I want to live frugally and move closer to mortgage freedom, but I don’t want that to hold us back.

*A few mini goals for January:

  • Stick to my No Personal Spending Goal (Joining in with Carla’s Challenge)
  • De-Clutter the box room and my daughters bedroom
  • Start the bedroom decorating (sand all the wood and fireplace)
  • Get a quote for 3 new windows
  • Lose 2lbs (Annual goal 24lbs)
  • Read one book (7 HB)

*How did I do in December?

  1. Finalize my goals for 2013 – Yes
  2. Have a date night with hubby (anniversary) – Yes
  3. Have a calm Christmas week – Yes so far :)
  4. Stick to my grocery budget (£200) – No (spent £214.21 + £48 Stockpile)
  5. Log 10 miles of walking – NO!
  6. Log all my calories (except on the 25th & 26th) – NO!
  7. Save over 50% of our income – Yes
  8. Plan our 2013 diary – Yes
  9. Book a trip! – Yes (New York in April)
  10. Read one book – No!
  11. Do a wardrobe (update) post – Yes
  12. Do a random act of kindness – Yes (did it secretly though as it was harder than I thought!)

8/12 I’m calling that a pass!

How did you do in December?

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  1. Fran says:

    Definitely a pass! Good luck in January x

  2. Here’s to frugal happiness! The book looks interesting. I’m working on my January list right now xo

  3. Michelle@TheShopMyClosetProject says:

    You kicked butt in December! Good luck in January and Happy New Year!

    • Thanks Michelle – love the look of your ‘new’ site!

      • Michelle@TheShopMyClosetProject says:

        Thanks! I am still getting used to it and figuring things out.

  4. why are you so organized?????????? Great job though, here is to 2013!

  5. Great work in December! Can’t wait to follow your progress in 2013!

  6. You rocked your goals! Always inspiring, Laura!! Good luck next month! :)

  7. Looks like you had a great December and a great 2012! Saving 50% of your income is amazing! I hope we’ll get there someday too!

    Happy New Year!!

  8. I love your blog and your path to minimalism. Looking forward to see what all changes you go through in the coming year. :)