My goals for 2011

2011 has already started and I know this is going to be a great year….I just have a feeling πŸ™‚  OK, I’m trying to be positive, join with me, enhance your attitude and encourage yourself to complete your goals for the year.

I have created my personal goals for this year.  And to keep me motivated and have a constant reminder that I have set myself a challenge to complete them, I printed and framed it (frame from Big W).  I have placed it on the wall next to my office desk, it looks fantastic, really happy with it!!

Here are my goals:

1.  Loose weight

Yes I know boring, like everybody.  But I really want to make this the year to become healthier.  I need to loose alot and I am on a mission to succeed!!  

2.  Drink less Coke (softdrink in general)

This goes in hand with becoming healthier, however I drink alot of coke, so this needs to be a goal of it’s own.  I don’t drink tea, coffee or alcohol….just don’t like the taste and have no desire.  So Coke has always been my ‘cuppa’. Instead of Coke I’ll try and drink more water.

3. Continually improve this blog.

I have so many ideas for you all, but I just need to magically find some time to accomplish all I want to do.


4. Spend more time with family and friends

I would love to have friends and family over for lunch/dinner more often.  BBQ’s through summer, or curry parties during winter. 

5. Create a school album for each of the kids

This has been in my thoughts for sometime.  I want to create 1 album of there school life filled with photo’s of kids friends, award presentations, teacher photos, school photos etc.  I have purchased the albums as a few of you have seen in the back ground of my project life photo (which I put up on TOH facebook page a few day’s ago).  Once I have worked out exactly what I am doing, I’ll share it with you all. 

6. Become up-to-date with my scrapbooking

I am so far behind in my scrapbooking (like a few years).  I would like to see the end of this year with all my scrapbooking up-to-date and becoming a dedicated scrapper.  I am going to try and scrap every friday night.  A few friends and I have been getting together for a crop so that’s lots of fun, hopefully that will continue through this year.  So for this reason I won’t be blogging on Saturday’s, as I am taking friday’s off to scrap πŸ™‚

7.  Learn to love myself and take time out for myself 

Ok, this is a big one.  It was a big step for me to publish this picture of myself.  I am usually always behind the camera and don’t enjoy people taking photo’s of me.  Even though I need to loose alot of kilo’s I need to learn that I am beautiful the way I am, big girls can still be pretty!!  I want to remember to wear my jewelry (I have lots of it, but just forget to put it on).  Wear nicer clothes to make myself feel better.  I have always made sure the kids hair is braided/spiked up nicely, they are wearing their pretty necklaces, their dresses/shirts aren’t creased, but sadly neglected myself.  This will be a process but I am determined to learn!!!  I need to take time out, watch a movie, read a magazine (I don’t read books), scrap.  I’m hopefully going to plan a girls weekend away with friends mid year!!

What are you goals for 2011?

My Goals

My office, it’s a work in progress, would love to get a white vase and pretty flower to sit behind my laptop.  But that is also where my cat like to sit while I work.


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Corinne January 3, 2011 - 10:26 PM

I have a love/hate relationship with resolutions/goals.

Our main one for this year is our 52 Parks project. As a family project I hope it will result in us getting out as a family, moving around (and getting healthier) and being more motivated once we find some great parks (we found one on the weekend – is fabulous).

My other goals involve a business idea I'm working on. I need to work some on that every day.

Then we have ballet. 10+ hours of classes a week, for 3 kids, plus 4 eisteddfods and a new studio. I need to stay focused and be organised for that (Am helping with organisational stuff for studio & end of year concert).

My last goal involves finding a job for the second half of the year. I have one for the first two terms, but while Economics teachers are very rare, equally rare are Economics teaching positions. Fingers crossed that it works out for me.

Have a fabulous 2011!

Katrina January 4, 2011 - 6:32 AM

I'll pop over to your blog Corinne and have a look at your 52 Parks project….sounds great. I am determined to take the family out for a picnic in the next few day's if this weather stay's sunny. You sound like a very busy lady!

Andrea January 3, 2011 - 10:29 PM

You have said you like softdrinks… how about making your own? I have a Soda Stream and make my own fizzy water. I like it plain and sometimes I add a dash of cordial or fruit juice or even just a slice of lemon. Better than the sugary ones.

Katrina January 4, 2011 - 6:30 AM

I have always wondered about those, I have seen them in KMart. Might have to have a look, otherwise I'm happy with water or sugar free cordial, not a fan of the sweet stuff.

Kate January 4, 2011 - 12:19 AM

I love your goals in the frame, i'm sure it will certainly keep you inspired, I'm going to copy it and create one of my own…THANKYOU FOR AN AWESOME BLOG!!

Katrina January 4, 2011 - 6:29 AM

Thankyou Kate, it's certainly keeping me on track so far πŸ™‚

Marita January 4, 2011 - 2:17 AM

Great goals.

I've got a very simple goal this year, which boils down to paying more attention to myself. Getting my health issues sorted out, improve my fitness and take time to do things for me.

Katrina January 4, 2011 - 6:29 AM

As a mother it's very hard to find time for ourselves but we NEED TO. I'm with you Marita, you go girl!!!

Stacey K January 4, 2011 - 3:03 AM

Great idea to keep your goals visual. My goal for 2011 is JOY. I found this word covers so much of what I want to achieve as a mother, a wife, a homemaker, a scrapbooker & in myself. I've joined Ali Edwards One Little Word class to help make my word more visual & inspire me to keep my word/goal fresh in my mind.

Katrina January 4, 2011 - 6:28 AM

I like that Stacey very unique…great word!!

Kelly B January 4, 2011 - 8:21 PM

I so need to do this! I'm moving next week so I'll wait until then and then put my goals on my desk. Thanks for including the Love the Moment Challenge in your list. My goals are very similar to yours actually. And Katrina, you are so BEAUTIFUL!!

Lyndall January 4, 2011 - 10:17 PM

Very motivational – thanks for sharing. As for my goals – I literally have a pageful. They are roughly grouped into:

1. Legacy – being more strategic about leaving a lasting legacy for my young daughters. Spending more time just having fun; and making and recording memories through diary, guided journals and photobooks.

2. Organising – putting strategies in place to get our home and schedule in order

3. Learning more about God.

Thanks for inspiring me and giving me practical ideas and challenges to drive me towards achieving my goals πŸ™‚ And thanks for sharing your photo -so lovely to visualise the beautiful person behind the brilliant blog!

Cassandra Eastwood January 5, 2011 - 12:20 AM

Good Luck with your goals, and especially your weight loss goal. In the pst 9 months I have been going to weight watchers and have lost just over 15kg and am very happy with the result, (I would like to lose another 5-7kg back to what I was at school). With weight loss comes self esteem and loving yourself as a human being not just a 'mother or house wife'.

I wish you all the best for your goals for 2011.


Alison January 17, 2011 - 1:02 AM

Hi Katrina

I have just discovered your blog via Becky Higgins and am really enjoying browsing. I agree you are gorgeous πŸ™‚

I was wondering what is behind you on the shelf in your Project Life pic..are they albums or folders with the colours and labels? I love the look of them and would love to know where you can buy them in Aus? It is refreshing to find cool products from a girl who's also Australian as I fall in love with stuff I see online then find you can only buy it in the States!!

I also see you're a QLDer and am so saddened by all we see is happening there.All are in our prayers.

Kind regards


Katrina January 19, 2011 - 12:03 AM

Hi Alison

These are We R Memory Keeper Albums, you can by them herre in australia from however they are a wee bit expensive, I purchased these from on a buy 3 get the 4th FREE special. the quality is superb and I love that it is a lever arch that way I can add a page wherever I please. Hope this is a little help.

Alison January 19, 2011 - 9:36 AM

Big help. thank you! Wow! They are expensive aren't they?! They do look great quality and very attractive. Thanks for you reply. πŸ™‚

Alison January 19, 2011 - 9:40 AM

P.S It's great to know about those websites and also to see the albums are on sale at πŸ™‚ Thanks again

Jennine January 24, 2011 - 7:36 PM

I'm new to your blog, but just love it already! Thank you for sharing and helping so many others. I love this idea for 2011 goals, as my resolutions have not started yet πŸ™ Can I ask where you got the white frame from? It's gorgeous!!

Katrina January 24, 2011 - 9:38 PM

Hi Jennine, thankyou glad you are loving the blog. The frame is stunning, it's from Big W and was such a bargin at something like $8 πŸ™‚

Jennine January 25, 2011 - 6:28 AM

Thanks so much, will check them out, what a bargain!! πŸ™‚

Jennine February 9, 2011 - 7:22 AM

I found those frames at Big W, thanks so much Katrina, I love them!! I have saved the 'Goals for 2011', but I was wondering if there is a way to edit it, and type my goals on there? Thank you! πŸ™‚

Cynthia March 21, 2011 - 9:43 AM

For the last week I have been googling white vintage frames/pinboards etc and discovered your blog. Lovely blog by the way! Can I ask if the vintage pinboard on your wall is also from big w?


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