Thursday, December 31, 2015

autumn goals {completed}


I realize it's almost the end of December and I am just getting around to blogging this! So sorry! The last couple months have been really busy for me. 

Anyway, I didn't manage to complete everything on my list, but that's OK! I had fun doing it and may do it again next year.

BLOG:
blog more -- yes! well, at least I think I blogged more in the past couple months than I usually do! ;)
update blogs i follow + recommendation pictures -- i got that done and  am still working on recommendation pictures.
add a contact page to blog -- sure did. check it out here

PHOTOGRAPHY:
practice manual and av settings on camera -- i've been taking a LOT more pictures lately, which is a good thing! i need to keep practicing with it.
take more pictures for blog -- yes! since i was practicing with the manual and av settings, i've been taking more pictures for my blog! i'm sure you've seen them on my last couple posts. ;)
take fall nature photos -- here are three favorites: 
do a 30-day photo challenge in October -- i loved doing a photo challenge with Rebekah back in October! You can see my posts here.

AT HOME:
learn/memorize 4 songs on the piano -- i didn't actually memorize a whole song on the piano, but i am almost half way with memorizing A River Flows in You. i also have been playing more out of the Wissmann's songbooks

keep room clean + organized -- i think this happened. lol i know my room didn't stay spotless, but i did try keep keep it nice + tidy and am still trying to keep it that way. :)
journal 3-5 times a week -- i love journaling!! i usually tried to do it right before bed. sometimes it was in my thankful journal and other times in my prayer journal.
make raspberry lemonade once a week -- this happened most every week, i think.
keep up with emailing + writing friends each week -- i tried to keep up with emailing each week, but a lot of the time it got pushed towards the end of my to-do list. seems like i'm always behind in emailing somebody! any tips on that?
drink more water -- i think i drank more water, i can't really remember! lol i am drinking more now. ;) 
go a week without coffee -- this was one of the first things i didn't on my list. ;) i drink waaay too much coffee (said nobody ever), so going a week without was good for me.

HOMEMAKING:
make liquid coffee creamer -- i made french vanilla creamer and we all liked it! here's where i got the recipe.
try 3 new recipes -- i only tried two new recipes: cinnamon roll bites and reeces peanut butter blondies (can't find where i copied the recipe). i blogged the cinnamon roll bites here
try 2 new coffee recipes -- mmmm this might be one of my favorite goals i tried! lol here's the recipes i tried: mocha java milkshake, and you may remember i blogged the mocha frappuccino
start recipe binder -- i found this photo album at Ollies and filled it with some recipe cards that i had. it still needs lots more recipes in it, but i don't think it will take long to fill! ;)
SPIRITUAL:
read the book of Colossians -- a lot got underlined while reading through Colossians. i really enjoyed reading it.
pray for my friends graduationg in 2016 -- yes. know that y'all are still in my prayers. keep up the hard work. it will all be worth it! ♡

BLESSING OTHERS:
make cookies and give them to a neighbor -- i didn't give them to a neighbor, but i did make some cookie bars for a friend of our family. :)
do a chore(s) for siblings -- did this! it was fun (sneaking around at times!) doing chores for my sisters or mom.
make supper for mom -- i think i did this at least once. other times i would help her get things together or peel potatoes. 
write quotes + verses and give them to friends -- i wrote out some quotes and put them in this little bag a friend gave me. i'm still not sure who i'll give them to. :)
email verses and encouragement to friends -- i love doing this! it's not always easy to find the right words to say, but sometimes just sending scripture or an encouraging quote is fine.

FUN:
do 4 new crafts -- i think i only did three crafts that i hadn't tried before: envelope liners
modpodge jar
get pictures printed -- YES! it's been such a long time since we last printed pictures! we were all excited to get little blue envelopes from Snapfish in the mail. i got some adorable square prints. ;)
write more quotes -- sometimes i go in spurts where i don't write much and then i sit and write a bunch! i love trying new fonts and styles!



I hope you all were a little inspired to write your own goals and do them! I'm glad I did this and will probably do it next year! 



{did you write some fall goals? winter goals? i'd love to hear what they are!}



"Now the God of hope fill you with *joy* and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost." Romans 15:13 


8 comments:

  1. I'm reading Colossians at the moment! It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on it sometime. And your handwriting is so nice!

    I didn't have many goals in these past few months, except finishing school (which I did!), and preparing for an exam which is happening next week. I've got lots of plans for this new year though. What are your plans for 2016?

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    1. Colossians is a wonderful book! So many good things in it.
      My main goal for this year is to learn more about God's light and sharing it with others.
      I may do another post on goals for this year. Stay turned. :)

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  2. I really want to do this for the new year, such an awesome idea!
    In Christ,
    Paige

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    1. I'd love to hear your goals, Paige! :)

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  3. Wow! I didn't realize I was so far behind in reading your posts! You did an awesome job completing these goals. I'm so excited about it being the New Year and I plan to share some of my goals on the blog soon! Hope you have an amazing January!
    Rebekah

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Rebekah! You are so sweet.

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  4. Really enjoyed this post, Tashia! Very inspiring. I just ADORE hearing "River Flows in You" and I'm only about a page in, so I have a ways to go before it's memorized...would love to hear an audio or video of you playing it! :) That quote bag is darling & the "be still" lettering is just beautiful. <3 And yay for getting pictures printed...{especially} square ones. :) I'd love to see more of your goal posts, if you decide to do them regularly! Many blessings!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! :)
      I know what you mean!! I fell in love with "River Flows in You" the first time i heard it and it's been my favorite ever since!
      I have more blog ideas for goals & tips. Stay turned. :)

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