My 2010 Goals

IMG_9336 I made this mini album in 1.5 hours late last night to record my goals for the year ahead. I'm a really visual person, so flipping through it this year and crossing things off will be a good motivation & reward! I used an old photo album (thrifted for 99cents) and removed the plastic sleeves on each photo page. Then recovered the inside 'skins' of the book with a fun locker paper from BamPop and started adding my goals to the pages. I'll share 13 of my 21 goals for 2010 with you... (after the first layer of pages, I drew out my goals with a black fine tip marker) Happy Wednesday! - I have a surprise to share later this week... one of my goals already accomplished!! :) - Now I'm off to catch up on my email :) - Next post: Pretty Thrift Pictures from my Weekend :] - Enter the Big Giveaway here.

61 comments:

  1. seriously great idea!! how did you put those notecards in there?

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  2. Wait! if you are in California- you better come see me too! Did you see my photo planner on my blog today?

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  3. Love this, LA! I hope I get to see your face this year!!! xo

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  4. I love this, I am not too far from Springfield, I really want to go to the RVA store, but I never get down that far anymore!
    I have been having a streak of good luck lately, I hope it continues with your giveaway!!

    xoxo~Meg

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  5. mle jean: The pages were already bound into the photo album when I got it, then I just glued things onto them or drew.
    Vivs: YES! Sorry, I had a brainfart ;)
    Jamie: me too! I had a great time with you last time :)
    Meg: You drive down to Springfield/RVA on a Friday night party, you'll have a blast!

    XOXO, LA :)

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  6. Unrelated comment here, but I juse shopped online!! Can you believe it sister?? My friend at work gave me a 100 dollar hollister Gift Card that he wasn't going to use, i ordered 3 tees and a sweet braided leather belt. So excited, i'll get fun mail...and I didn't have to call any helpdesks to do it, I'm such a hacker. Gotta go hack now. love a

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  7. Nice list. Very acheivable I think. Look at all that crochet!

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  8. Go to California needs to say:
    VISIT OLIVIA too :)

    xoxo
    O.

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  9. No McDs... ouch. Hardly evereat it but when I'm hungover... whole different story. good luck!!!

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  10. picking my jaw up off the floor at this very moment.
    i am so in love with your book. its adorable.
    inspires me to do something close to the same.
    you go girl!
    wishing you the best in accomplishing your goals.
    and yes! come to california!

    :) cali could use some creativeness from a girl like you!

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  11. I LOVE this idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  12. what! no McD's!! I'd be sad. lol.
    Love the book, LA.
    xo

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  13. what a wonderful way to start the year... motivational and cute to boot! are you honestly hiring an assistant in 2010... that will be one lucky person!!!

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  14. It's funny...I bought a photo album exactly like that at Value Village yesterday (mine cost me $2!) and was trying to find a interesting way to use it...this will do the trick nicely!

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  15. love it and love your goal to come to cali! I already have so many great ideas and places to take you and activities and craft fun in my studio! Excited! Plus I can totally help you with your weight goal! Love love love lala

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  16. Great colors and fantastic idea using the old album! Repurposed minis are my favorite kind!

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  17. hire an assistant.
    um. ME!
    i really really really want to come work for youuuuu!!!
    bummer i can't just pop over and help out. ]:

    this is an amazing idea. i'm and very tempted to make something similar. maybe on the wall- and have two sides. a GOAL and a COMPLETED section. with velcro maybe? :]
    aw. L.A. i adore you!
    kxo

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  18. I love cute little mini albums like that.
    they're the best!
    your blog always gives me inspiration.
    and it's awesome that you're from good old manitoba too. :)

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  19. very cute! I agree no McDonalds :D

    Love the locker paper

    Carrie

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  20. thanks everyone! :)
    I'm amused that nobodies curious with the squirrels one ;)

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  21. I thought I'd see Coke on there?????

    Did the squirrels move from our garage to yours??

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  22. oh my goodness this is the cutest thing ever! now i'm torn between making this or using the clipboards from style school for my 2010 goals. arg!

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  23. So cute, I love this idea.

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  24. i love your mini goal book. i especially love the part about kissing your mini horse at the strawberry farm...i remember that blog post over the summer! thanks for the inspiration!
    xoxo andie...

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  25. That is the cutest way to list yearly goals I've EVER seen. You are seriously creative! I love it.

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  26. Olivia and Kennedy are still wondering when you are going to take their 2 and 3 year old booth pics, maybe you need a time machine. The squirrels are very happy where you have them, I know where they are, and mom your squirrels are fattening up on the turkey you think is safely stored in the shed. ps. gross. If you quit coke for a year I will take you out on a date LA. Love Matt lol

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  27. So cute!!! i wish I had that kind of motivation!!

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  28. wow, i love that book; you did a great job! and your goals are really original and fun!

    when you come to cali, i'll send you the best places to eat and shop!

    nice to meet you and love your blog!

    xo, katie

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  29. Awesome! I made just a list of my 2k10 Goals and it really is not appealing. Your book is amazing! MAybe i need to be more visual too.

    and i love your lose 2 pounds each month goal! it seems very achievable than just putting there : lose weight or something. i need to start on that too.

    is the squirrel thing a new product of yours? or r u planning to find yourselves a new home? ^_^ cuteness!

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  30. i would love to make one of those! i've been trying to think of a semi private way to keep my goals visible, and this would just do the trick! thanks for sharing LA.:)

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  31. That's so pretty! Your completely unbelievable. c:

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  32. Ok so I USUALLY big puffy heart your journals and notebooks, but I ESPECIALLY love this one!! What a great album!!

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  33. What a cute little book. I bet having something inspiring to look at when you check things off helps :D

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  34. This is frikkin fabulous! I can't stop my eyes popping out of my head. Gosh! What I wouldn't give to be able to put something like this together... I think one day when I move a bit closer than 1700km from the nearest craft store, I'll attempt it. You have inspired me! Good luck with all your goals, can't wait to see you posts on them all :)

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  35. Crap. I wrote a whole long response about squirrels, toasters, a formal letter to said squirrel, Jill, Lacy, Amanda and Mom... but Blogger ate it... and I'm feeling prego queasy and tired and I don't wanna type it out again. HMPH.

    I miss your pretty face. <3

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  36. Thanks for sharing your goals! I love the no McD in 2010. That sounds like a goal of mine! Their french fries are addicting :(

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  37. We cut out McD's last year and now if I happen to eat any fast food my belly doesn't love it at all. Don't do soda either unless we are having a mixed drink.

    Love your goal book! Right up my alley!! I have a few from my studio I could alter or even a coffee filter or paper bag album! Got tons of those lying around!

    Squirrels terrify me so I would politely ask them to move along also.

    2 lbs. a month would be a great idea as I'm am holding onto 15 that I really don't love. (i hate exercise too! eek! I wrote that really?)

    I so wish I lived near you; I would be your assistant for no pay at all as long as you promise to keep inspiring me. S.E.R.I.O.U.S.L.Y. I would.

    Have a great day and see you at SS!
    ((hugs))
    Stace

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  38. you are so good.
    that will def make anyone complete their goals!
    where do yall live?

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  39. Oh, love your goals and your goal book, I am off to make my own!

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  40. Good luck to you, LA! I struggle most with losing weight, I also have that goal in common. I wish we had real photo booths around here, all I've seen are the digital ones in the mall. :(

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  41. i admire your ambition dear girl!

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  42. BuenoBueno: I live in Winnipeg Manitoba (Canada). It's the province right above North Dakota :)

    Thank you for so many nice comments everyone!! :)

    Fill-ya-in: I have a squirrel (or two) living in my roof... but I have no attic to get up there and access them. So once I get my new roof in the spring, they're "lifting off the lid" and I'll be able to confront my noisy visitors. Hopefully they won't enter my house before then, I'm paranoid I'm going to have a Christmas Vacation moment any day now!!!!! ;)

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  43. *no attic opening/access i meant

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  44. Completely awesome! Love your handwriting too.

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  45. Great Idea and of course the upcycling the old photo album! Hats off to you! :) Glad to hear you are coming to Cali, you should see about doing a few teaching gigs while out here, or maybe you already are? I could give you names of shoppes, etc, but you may already be hookedup! Thanx again! Style School Student Shanti

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  46. i super duper love it!
    i like the idea of no mcdonalds all year!
    i think i will try that also...so far so good. it never makes me feel good after i eat it anyways.
    awesome job on the -2! you go and rock your ass off!

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  47. That's AWESOME!!!!
    ~Olivia

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  48. wow such a good idea! i'm glad that you got your goals together. i'm still working on mine.

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  49. Those look like great and DO-able goals

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  50. I love that, such an awesome idea! And you have some great goals, I really like that they aren't all hard and serious :)
    Good luck with all of them!

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  51. So inspired by this!! I wrote about it on my blog and 'borrowed' one of your pictures as well. Hope this is okay - but let me know if it isnt :) Luve this so much!!!

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  52. I am in love with this. I am moving soon, I think I will make one as soon as I move 8 hrs away, thats a good time to start resolutions in my opinion! :)

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  53. this is such a great idea! I've been sort of "waiting" (procrastinating) on finishing my resolutions list until I could find a way to make them look cute and keep my attention, so I'll actually do them!

    also! I grew up in Nevada, MO and most of my high school friends now live in Springfield. I haven't been there in about 2 years, and I too would like to take a trip there to visit my friends :)

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  54. i happen to live in springfield, missouri and am finding that your handwriting of that makes me feel like it's a prettier place now. haha. thanks!
    i love popping over to Red Velvet. you and Elsie seem like a great team! i didn't get to enroll in Style School but i hear it's amazing!
    :)

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