1. Pay Down the Mortgage
We were able to make 2 additional payments towards the principal for August.
2. Buy Nothing New for 1 Year.
I didn’t have a burning desire to buy anything this week. Yay!
3. Track Spending and Figure Out New Ways to Cut Spending Even More.
So this is odd. The Girl went to Costco to get an eye exam. She paid the $35 copay, insurance was submitted and then we received a check in the mail from the insurance company for $100. Weird.
4. Try 52 New Recipes.
Nope. Too busy stuffing my face with grilled zucchini and beans. Out of all my goals this year trying 52 new recipes is the hardest one to get motivated about. Why is that? Maybe some years we have a burning desire to try new things, and other years, we are just trying to power through them so we can get to the next big thing.
5. Keep My Grocery Budget Under $100 a Month.
We went a little overboard last week and spent $32.77 at the grocery store. Oops!
6. Go on 52 Dates with the Handsome Husband
The HH and I walked around the harbor and then he took me to 7Seas. Not exactly my idea of an awesome date but hey, sometimes you have to let the guys pick the spot. Right?
So far this year we’ve gone on 24 dates and spent $385.52 out of pocket for our dates.
7. Turn My Wool Stash into $5,000.
In April I sold $29.99
In March I sold $799.53
In February I sold $1077.27
In January I sold $1563.92
8. Get Rid of 1,000 Things.
Baby clothing. Seriously. Why have I been hanging on to it all these years? The Girl and I finally went through the bin I’ve been hanging onto and decided to keep just a few items. In case you missed it, you can read about it HERE.
So far this year I’ve gotten rid of 1023+ things.
A few days ago I started listening to The Life List on audiobook and so far I LOVE IT.
10. Track Hours Spent Working on My Vegetable Garden and do a Cost Analysis at the End of the Year.
This week I picked beans, zucchini and tomatoes and so far this year I have harvested 50 pounds 4 ounces of fresh veggies from our backyards. I spent $19.40 at the greenhouse and about $16 on mulch. You can read all about my gardening adventures at Dig for Your Dinner.
Time spent working on Vegetable Garden in 2016: 19 hours 15 minutes.
This week I broke out the magic erasers and wiped down all the doors and filled a few nail holes. So ya. Super exciting stuff. 😉
12. Make all Birthday and Christmas Gifts This Year or Acquire Them for Free.
A few days ago I made a sign for above the mantel and gave it to the HH for our anniversary and it didn’t cost me a dime.
How about YOU? Did you set any goals for 2016? How are they coming along?
Read About My 2016 Goals HERE.