Wednesday, December 31, 2014

december recap

Every month at the end of the month, I recap my monthly activities/goals and link to various personal blog posts. See all of 2014's monthly recaps here.

That's it. Today's the last day of December and the last day of 2014. How do you feel about that? I'm one of the people that doesn't realize the year has changed for a while. The other day I wrote down "2008." Seriously. I thought to myself, "What the random? Have I perpetually been in the year 2008?"  All that to say: I haven't processed that 2014 will be over after today.

This month like all months was busy. Being that it was the holiday season, it was extra busy. Maybe you know what I'm talkin' 'bout. Because I was so busy, I made the goal to document this month via December Daily. I completed 3 weeks so far, and am hoping to finish up the rest by this weekend. See my pages here.
december recap

I have to laugh at my other goal to completely catch up with Project Life before starting my 2015 book. What was I thinking?

I did have all of my pictures from June to August printed, cropped, and put in my book. I discussed that in this post. That's something, right?
workspace wednesday: my summer book

Anyway, this month we celebrated Jesse's birthday, our anniversary, and my birthday. I turned 32. To celebrate turning 32, I'm giving away 32 favorites. Have you signed up?? Sign up here. Sign ups end this Friday.
32 favorites giveaway

This month, we also celebrated my soon to be sister-in-law Jenna's 21st birthday. (Lots of celebratin' this month. ;) See the masquerade, dinner party we put together here.
jenna's 21st birthday // masquerade, dinner party

This month I completed my 52 sandwiches project this month with 2 delicious sandwiches:
sandwich no. 51: garlic + herb chicken + Havarti cheese on a pretzel
#51: garlic + herb chicken + havarti cheese on a pretzel
52 sandwiches no. 52 (!) turkey, stuffing, & cranberry panini
#52 (!) turkey, stuffing, & cranberry panini
I will be discussing the completion of this project in another post. :)

I got on my soap box a few times this month. I offered Tips for Running a Successful, Small, Business Shop.
in my etsy shop: red, heart kit
I added this discussion to My Weight Loss Toolbox: "I Want Is Better Than I Owe."
my weight loss toolbox: "i want is better than i owe"
I also discussed Goal-Setting Part 1: Overarching Goals, Projects, Resolutions.
goal-setting part 1: overarching goals, projects, resolutions

And since we're on this topic of goals, this is how I did this month with my goals for December:
december goals
(Printable calendar from Jillian McClenahan)

Do 1, cheerful activity every day this month with my girls
Yes. Totally did.
Document this festive month
It's almost complete. Boom.
★Completely catch up with Project Life (scared)
Womp. Womp.
Go to the library and find a book to read
My friend Denise and I exchanged a few books. That counts! ;)
★ Begin and complete a 4 week activity challenge
Not this month. ;/ Don't judge me. It was so busy!

As I said yesterday in Goal-Setting Part 1, there were several things I didn't do from my monthly goals, but there were also several things I did do. Check out my list of 31 Things I've Done Before I Turn 32.

Finally, did you miss my 15 Favorites Before 2015 list? Check that out here.

Goodbye December and goodbye 2014!