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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a nice relaxing weekend!

We had a great Thanksgiving day.  Then I was able to find some good deals and get a good start to my Christmas shopping over the weekend.

Here’s how we did on the goals last week:

Home and Barn

  • Clean, clean, clean in prep for an easy Thanksgiving (although we are travelling, not hosting) and also so we can start Christmas decorating on Black Friday
  • Move goats into a different pen and do some repairs
  • Bathroom project!  (Even baby steps are moving us towards our goal)

Money/Frugal Goals

  • Be very picky about my Christmas shopping  This wasn’t a SMART goal, but I feel good about how it went.
  • Earn 250 Swagbucks   I was able to cash in for a $25 Amazon gift card! FYI, the $25 is cheaper than the other denominations of Amazon cards.

Family Goals

  • Enjoy our favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas season traditions together
  • Prepare a Jesse tree for Advent  (I’ve wanted to do this for several years!)
  • Work on the Baby’s First Christmas stocking (that should have been done 2 years ago…whoops!!)

Blog Goals

  • Continue to grow Twitter account
  • Write a Thanksgiving post

Personal Goals

  • Daily Bible readings
  • 6 Burpees on 5 days
  • Finish reading Better Than Before and blog about it
  • Eat 5 fruits and/or veggies per day


New goals for the week:


  • Deck the halls!
  • Declutter 5 bags of stuff

Money/Frugal Goals All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Family Goals

  • Jesse tree for Advent
  • Finish Baby’s First Christmas stocking (We use these to celebrate St. Nick Day each year.)
  • Make cookies

Blog Goals

  • Grow Twitter account to 300
  • Get a week ahead on posts

Personal Goals

  • Daily Bible readings
  • exercise 4 times
  • Finish reading Better Than Before and blog about it
  • Eat 5 fruits and/or veggies per day

That’s where we are this week!  How will you spend your hours this week?  Is there anything you still want to accomplish in 2015?

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