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My name is Kelli.
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2018 Goals

My One Little Word for 2018 is ACCEPTANCE.  

So many things went a different way than I expected it to go between mid-December 2017 and mid-January 2018, but instead of fighting change or resigning myself to my fate, I decided to accept that “it is what it is…” which is actually something I say ALL the time. We’ll make it work and I’ll THRIVE no matter what.

Now onto my goals… they honestly didn’t change much from my 2017 goals simply because I didn’t accomplish… well, anything on my list in 2017. Waaaaaay too busy finishing my degree. But 2018 looks like a lot more downtime and less work hours, so I’m hoping to cross a bunch of things off my list this year!!

Crafty Goals:
–  100 cards
–  Color four images a week. That works out to almost every other day.
–  Participate in Project Life – monthly
–  Print pictures regularly.
–  Scrapbook a couple layouts a month.
–  Participate in a crop every month.

Personal/Blog Challenges: (All three challenges are combinable)

100 cards for 100×100 challenge: March 1 to June 2

My rules for the 100×100:
–  I will not buy anything to make these cards.  Don’t get me wrong, I will buy stuff, but nothing specifically to make a card for this challenge.
–  I will try to post one card every day.
–  ONLY new, individual cards count towards goal, DT cards included. When I say “new, individual,” I mean duplicates don’t count.

“What It’s Worth” Card Challenge – Make at least as many cards as a stamp/set is worth in dollars (rounding up to the next dollar).  Each individual card counts as $1.  So if I buy a stamp for $4, I need to make 4 different cards with it.  If I buy a stamp set for $20, I need to make 20 cards, trying as hard as I can to use each stamp in the set evenly.  I looked at the stamp sets I have and there are some that will make it hard to use every single stamp evenly… but I will try!  The rule: No buying stuff to make these cards.  I have to use what’s already in my stash or leftovers from other projects.

“WERK IT” Card Challenge – Make the most out of sheets of coordinating paper and 6×6 paper pads using OSW tutorials and Paper Pad tutorials (like on OWH), and post progress every month.  Try to do one a month.

Business Goals:
–  maintain Etsy store
–  launch and maintain retail store
–  maintain locker more regularly
–  participate in craft fairs. Do at least one every other month
–  continue teaching papercrafting classes and up enrollment

Home Goals:
–  clean and purge until there’s more storage than stuff – downsize craft stash, clean out boys room and my bedroom.
–  fix up garden, restart garden and grow things!
–  cook 6x a week
–  bake 1x a week

Personal Goals:
–  work on my fitness!  Get in shape.  Be able to run with my kids.
–  lose 70 lbs.  SERIOUSLY.  I think of it as 20-ish lbs per kid.  haha.
–  spend time with friends/extended family at least 1x a month.

Financial Goals:
–  continue to put money aside every month according to budget plan
–  start saving up for next trip
–  start saving up for renovation

lovies, =o) kel