A year ago I did a post called ’14 Things For 2014′. It was a list of 14 things I wanted to achieve over the year and I’ve come back to it to see how far I managed to get. I don’t normally make New Years resolutions, I never keep them but last year I was determined to keep them for blogging purposes. I also used it as a challenge to get odd jobs done around the house.
So, lets see how I got on……
We did manage a short break to Disneyland Paris. I wasn’t too keen on the idea of travelling too far with Willow and we are lucky enough to live a 5 minute drive away from Cardiff airport. She was an absolute angel on the flight, we had a blast and she loved meeting Minnie. People who have been before……’it’s a small world after all’, sorry, it will be stuck in your head all day!
2. Cake smash.
Nope, didn’t do it. I wanted to attempt my own photo shoot but it would have been rubbish.
3. Pay a lump off the mortgage.
Tick, tick, tick this one off the list! Didn’t pay as much off as we’d like but it all helps, right?
4. Make the conservatory a usable room.
Sort off, We put some rugs down and bought some draws to organise my crafting supplies. Willow is now able to go into the conservatory and play, when I say play, I mean break into the draws and steal craft supplies, mainly yarn!
5. Solar panels.
Done! We are doing our bit for the environment, our electricity bill has dropped and we are making a little bit of money back every quarter. Bonus.
6. New job.
YES! YES! YES! ’nuff said! Can you tell that I’m over the moon about it?
The year did get of to a very good start, I won an ICandy peach jogger pram, £100 of craft supplies, dvd’s and some other bits and bobs. But I totally forgot how time-consuming comping is, there aren’t enough hors in the day.
8. Lose weight.
Totally nailed this one! I lost half a stone, then put it back on!
9. YouTube channel for vlogging.
I did start a channel and do one video but I have confidence issues, face and radio spring to mind.
10. Get Willow into her own room.
I was over the moon to achieve this, we are all sleeping much better as a result. Happy Child = Happy Parent.
11. New blog design.
I did give my blog a bit of a makeover but now I want to change it yet again. I want something a little more professional, less fussy and something that’s easier to read, with a cute header.
12. Learn a new craft or skill.
Does sticking sequins onto a piece of paper count? I do like to craft in my spare time and I did make some family gifts at Christmas but no new skill as yet.
13. More date nights with the Husband.
No (sad face). We have date afternoons, out for a meal, Bingo (if I’m lucky) but it’s not the same as a date night. Self inflicted because Hubby won’t let Willow sleep out.
14. Sort out moving boxes.
They are still there……..
It’s been fun going back over my list, I managed to do more than I thought and I’m looking forward to the year ahead. I only have ‘1 Thing for 2015′ and that’s to make some more awesome memories with my family.