Hello 2016


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have had a lovely time celebrating with friends and family. 
At the beginning of each of year I like to sit down and look back at the previous year and
reflect on how things have gone. 
I also like to write up my new goals for the year ahead. 
2015 wasn't the year for me with goal making and I have been looking forward to 2016 
and the need for a fresh start. 

I always think that having goals for the year ahead is a great motivator even if
you don't always stick to them. So without further ado here are my goals for 
2016. 


Save Money

I can be pretty good with my money in general but I did a lot more spending than saving in 2015.
My money went a lot on home bits in 2015 :
- New bed and mattress
- New Sofa
- New TV stand 
and we have just forked out for a new hoover in the Sales.
There was also the holiday to Isle of Wight. 
We will be booking to go away in 2016 but I also want to make saving a habit. 
I want to start saving between £10-£20 a week if I am able to. 


Meal Plan
I'm not that keen on cooking, Its definitely not a passion but I want to start meal planning 
again. So that when it comes to dinner time i'm not going to be in a panic of what we are going to eat
and also this will help us to use up what we have in our cupboards, fridge and freezer hence saving money.

Be more organised
Not just with my personal life but also my blog. 
I have a daily planner for personal bits to be written in
I have this very cute sprinkle of glitter one. 
I also have the one in the photo above from a lovely company 
The Bloggers Planner. This of course is my planner for all 
things blogging. 
I also want to be more organised around the home. 
We have a lot of stuff and live in a small flat so its pretty tricky to know where to store most
things so being more organised is key. 


Read more
I don't read as much as I use to.
My free time is mostly cleaning and tidying up when Blake is napping. 
Then when goes to bed in the evening I try and get a few blog posts done
or I am on social media. I want to cut down time on social media and read more 
as its something I love to do and has always been my main hobby.

More Family Days Out
I want to go more places as a family so more trips out.
I want us to go out approx once a month on a family trip
and experience more things as a family whether that's 
a trip to the zoo or farm or just a walk around the lake that's nearby. 


Go abroad

I've not been aboard since I was 15 which is nearly 11 years ago. 
We didn't get a chance to have a honeymoon after we marred in 2012 as at the time we just couldn't afford it.
Now that we have a bit of money stashed away we can now go abroad this year rather than staying here
 in the UK. We haven't fully decided where we would like to go yet but are open to ideas
if anyone has any family holiday recommendations? 

What are your new year goals/resolutions if any?