What's Will 2012 Bring?

Are you a 'resolution' type person? I like to make a few goals when January rolls around. As soon I get the Christmas decorations taken down and the house cleaned up, it only seems fitting to take stock of things and refocus. Last year I set a few goals for myself, you can read the entire post here.

But basically this was the list for 2011:
 1. Savor the little moments with my girls- our 'chicken days' won't last forever.
2. Spend as much time fussing over my husband as I do picking out my clothes :)
3. Enjoy more time with our family- we are so lucky to have so much so close by.
4. Run a bit more.
5. Make a warm and loving home for my husband and children.
6. And finally, I need to decorate our master bedroom!

Surprisingly, I think I did pretty well. (I must have set easy goals!) I think my first three goals will always be on the top of my list. You can't go wrong with family.

And as for the last three, well I actually feel good about those too.

With the exception of the running and our master bedroom, these aren't really the types of goals I can ever just put a check by and then cross it off my list. For example, look at #5, some days I know I do a better job than others at 'creating a happy home'.  (I just never take photos of those days!) Aren't there times when it feels like keeping everyone happy is nearly impossible?! But maybe just having it on the list is good. Afterall it is a goal. I will never achieve perfection, but a girl's got to try her best right?!

So here is my list for 2012. I am stealing some from last year. But I threw in a few new ones too.

1. Have fun with my girls! Time continues to fly by- the older they get, the faster it goes. 
2. Invest in my marriage. We're in this for the long haul:) 
3. Make time for family. 
4. Keep on running- challenge myself mentally and physically. 
5. Eat healthier- I don't think 'baked chips' have much nutritional value...
6. Organize my pantry. 
7. Keep blogging! I have tons of new projects in mind for Crafty Texas Girls.  
8. Grow my hair accessory business-"Samantha Conner Designs"

What are you hoping to do this year? Is your list short and sweet or long and detailed?
And what about 2011, did you cross a few things off your list?

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  1. Love your list! I'm so excited to have you as a guest on MMM. :) Good luck in all your goals, I love the 'fussing over husband as much as I do picking out clothes'. So true! :) I guess I'll include my home in my goals too. I woke at 3 a.m. just dying to write out a longer/more detailed list of goals for me, family and as a couple. Hopefully the family will all be on board w/ it. :)

  2. Thanks Jessica! I can't wait to write for your blog- running goes right up there with crafting on my lists of 'things I love'. I am impressed you were up at 3am setting goals, bet you've got some great ideas for the new year!

  3. Following from thrifty decor chick-
    stop by for a visit!

  4. I think you have a great list going, Samantha! Reasonable goals, for sure. I did a post on my goals today...I kept thinking of more and more I wanted to add, but I didn't want my list to get overwhelming. :s

  5. Glad you stopped by Claire. Amanda- I am trying to keep them reasonable. Although 'eating healthier' may be harder said than done :) I'll stop and see what you have on your list!
    :) Samantha

  6. Great list!! Thanks for sharing! And great job on completing last years! Woohoo!

  7. How did you train for your marathons? Have you always ran?

    Great goals!

  8. Thanks Brittney- In answer to your question, I use Hal Hidgon's training. You can find it online here: http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/

    I never ran much until I had my daughter, 5 years ago. That's the great thing about running- anyone can start at any time!

    Happy New Year
    :) Samantha

  9. Thanks so much Samantha!

    I'll be a runner in no time! haha


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