Goals: February 2016

Despite having a few lazy days in January, I feel like I’ve actually had a productive month.  My goals were met with ‘mostly’ success AND I’ve also managed to work out at least 3 times each week, which wasn’t on my original plan for January!


Let’s have a look at the goals I set in January:

I FINISHED THE WESTIE CROSS STITCH! WOOOOOHOOOO!!!  Now I just need to decide what to do with it. 🙂
I also finished the vintage dress, repaired the doggy car seat and attempted the crate mat covers….that still counts, right?! The only thing I didn’t manage was the quilters coasters for our living room.
Finished All The Light We Cannot See and I’m half way through The Man In The High Castle.
We worked really hard on saving money in January and I feel like we’ve made a great start to the year. We didn’t even splurge on Amazon.:-)
I managed at least 2 dog walks everyday, not three everyday but I’m happy with what I did manage with them.
I didn’t start the crochet blanket at all – the only one of my goals that I didn’t meet!

February Goals:
1. Make quilted coasters, a plastic bag holder, a new zipper keyring pouch (like the ones below from So Sew Easy) and one garment. I may even make a tutu for something I’m doing mid-February!


2. Complete The Man In The High Castle and read Armada.

3. Find some healthier baking recipes and try them out – please pass on any ideas if you have any! I’ve only seen these Apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups from Happy Healthy Mama up to now!


4. Complete 2 dog based crafts that I received at Christmas! 🙂


See you in March!

20 thoughts on “Goals: February 2016

  1. The cross stitch Westie is amazing, something to treasure always and needs pride of place somewhere prominent. I’d advise professional mounting and framing after all that hard work, so you get the best possible result. You’ve saved hard, so one little splurge should be allowed:)

    1. Thank you! I really think that it looks like Maisy too 🙂 There are some great cross-stitch tutorials on you tube, though most kits have some basic instructions within them. I know there’s many different ‘methods’ but I just do one color at a time.

  2. Impressive, Natalie! Lots of progress made, and the Westie is so cute! (hmmm, will Buzz require one, too?) Those apple cinnamon oatmeal cups look delicious, have you made them yet? I’m always on the lookout for healthy baking, too.

    1. Thank you! I think I might just have to do another one so Buzz doesn’t feel left out 🙂 I haven’t made the oatmeal cups just yet, but I’ll be making them this weekend! I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂

  3. Congratulations on meeting almost all your goals for Jan.
    It must be good to have finished the cross stitch 🙂
    I’m sure you’ll do well on your goals for Feb. Having cooking as a goal is always good fun

  4. Wel done, I think I might write down my monthly goals as it is obviously working for you. Live your little westie – I am really looking forward to getting a dog when I retire and it’s a Westie Ai want. Three times a day ? Too ambitious!

    1. Thank you! Westies are great dogs with big personalities – we love them! Walking them three times a day was a little ambitious but I’ve actually managed it a few times each week; morning, lunch and in the evening 🙂

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