Hello 2018

How do you feel about new years resolutions? Do you make resolutions at the beginning of the year? Do you find yourself just a few months into it and you didn’t stick to anything?

That’s me! I can’t tell you how many years I’ve said “New year, new me!”, “I’m going to start working out and keep it up”, or “I’m going to eat better this year.” I can honestly say that I have never made a new years resolution that has stuck throughout the entire year. I read an article that said 8% of people actually keep their New Years Resolution. That should tell you something about resolutions. So this year I decided to set realistic goals for the year and write them down. But then I decided to take the rest, what would normally be considered a new years resolution and take it month by month.

For example, instead of saying in January I’m going to have me time, I sit down at the beginning of the month to decide what I want for my me time to look like, and schedule it right then or mark it in the calendar to happen. Another thing I want to do is slowly continue to do little updates on our house. So for the month of January I wrote down 1 thing that I want to do in the house that month. Small or big, but only 1 thing. Then I thought about where Nathan and I dream to be financially, So I have it set on a monthly plan; how much we want to put into savings in the month of January.

I want this to be a great, healthy and successful year for me individually and for my family. So I want to be realistic in setting these plans and goals for myself. I want to not only make big plans for the first of the year but things that will stick for the entire year.

Something that has been helpful with this is my 2018 planner. At the beginning of every month there is a spot for your monthly mission board. IMG_0917

It includes: 

  • Me time
  • Be Social
  • Home
  • Health
  • Financial
  • Dream Big
  • Blank: God Time
  • Blank: Volunteering

So at the beginning of every month I am filling in those spots with my monthly goals. I have chosen to use my blank spaces for God time and Volunteering. This mission board is really going to help me think through what I want to do each month, to be more intentional and hopefully help me grow every year. Not a goal planned out for the entire year that I more than likely wont stick to. If you feel like a monthly mission board would also be helpful for you, I’ve created a print out that you can print, fill out and look at every month. There is power in writing it down and looking at it every day!

Your Own Monthly Mission Board or if you want to pick up your own monthly planner you get can it here.

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup- Instant Pot

It’s just been one of those weeks in our house. Over the weekend we lost power for a bit because of a 3 inches of snow, Titus has been fighting colds on and off for a while now and then my husband came down with a stomach bug. Yep, one of those weeks and its cold here in Virginia. It may not be cold for some of y’all but anything below 40 is just to cold for me and I usually don’t want to even get out of my pjs on those days, I know I’ve got a long winter ahead of me. But when it’s really cold out I love soup. So I figured why not make homemade chicken noodle soup in my instant pot.

Below is the recipe in printable/PDF form and a video on how quick, easy and delicious the chicken noodle soup ended up being. One of the things I love about making my own food is I can make it however I want. You will see that I don’t have celery in my recipe, I just don’t like it. So again the great thing about homemade you can have it however you want!

Enjoy!

Chicken Noodle Soup- Instant Pot