Creating Effective Annual Goals That Will Stick

As any good New Year rolls in, so do the Resolutions. But once you figure out that you need more than just a statement of resolution to make good and ambitious things start crack-a-lacking in your life, you'll also realize that setting effective annual goals...

The Easy Way to Determine if You Need Resolutions or Goals

As the New Year approaches, and we're caught up thinking about where we'll spend New Year's Eve, or that party that we may or may not want to attend, one thing will ALWAYS be brought to the forefront of our brains (usually thanks to the...

The Ultimate Teachers Gift Guide

Whether you're scouring the interweb for a teacher's gift for Christmas, your kid's teacher's birthday, or teacher appreciation, one's things for certain--he or she probably doesn't want a damn apple!! And even though I thought it was a little presumptuous the first time I saw it,...

Gift Ideas From Innovative Startups For Anyone on Your List

If you've been on Amazon at all lately, you'll notice they've developed a really awesome way for startups to get noticed and get out there. It's called Amazon Launchpad, and in that section of Amazon, you can find the newest and most innovative gifts for...

How You Can Get ANY Stella Nadene Journal for Just $7 for Black Friday!!

It's that time of year again!! Yep--the day created for crazies.     Just kidding. (sort of) Seriously, I have to give props to those folks that can hack this day of deals. Cause I'll be frank: Cyber Monday is my jam. In my jammies. And really, whatever day is more...

How To Create a Working Budget For Your Household

  I'll be honest here, when my husband and I first got married, money, and creating a household budget, was the least of our worries. The biggest of our worries was that we fought constantly. I honestly don't remember a honeymoon period, and the only reason...

How to Travel with Kids on a Budget

Whether you're traveling for summer, fall, winter, or spring holidays, one thing is certain--traveling with kids is no easy feat! An even harder feat? To travel with kids on a budget. I personally am still working on mastering this skill (nothing says 'money spewing' like...

HOW TO DO A MID-YEAR GOAL REVIEW

Can you believe it's already halfway through the year??!!! Yeah me neither. But the way my first half-year has gone, I'm super excited to re-evaluate and make the second half doubly as awesome!! I did already touch on the mid-year goal review in a previous...

6 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR NEWLYWEDS-OR ENGAGED COUPLES

As much as I'd like to be the hopeless romantic here, weddings and marriage are really and truly the beginning of a (hopefully) lifelong partnership. Don't get me wrong, there's love and affection and romance and all that jazz. But there also have to be...

7 Types of Goals EVERYONE Should Have

The first time in my life that I realized I was totally and completely adrift happened after I was married. It was a shock--I mean like a really friggin big shock! I wasn't quite into the life-stage in your 30's where you really start evaluating...

5 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR GRADUATES

  Graduation is the beloved (and sometimes bittersweet) ending of an educational journey. But also the exhilarating beginning of another. Of something big, and exciting, and...

5 COMPELLING REASONS TO LIST YOUR GOALS

Making lists is one of my favorite things--if you could take a look around my work space(s)--yeah, I tend to spread out through my office and the dining room--you'd see probably like twenty different lists. Now, admittedly, I have ADD and can't remember everything I...

5 Ways to REFOCUS Your RESOLUTIONS

So I have basically taken two entire months away from blogging to regroup and get some serious shit done around my house. (And by serious shit I mean the mounting piles of projects we've been dragging our asses on for the last six months...

How to Make Your Goals Time Bound Using SMART Goals

Have you determined if all your goals are relevant to your overall life plan? Eliminated anything unnecessary? Awesome!   This post is Part 5: Make Your Goals Time Bound! (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!)   That Brian Tracy dude is pretty...

How to Make Your Goals Relevant Using SMART Goals

Have you got your goals rewritten and in manageable chunks? Sweet!!   This post is Part 4: Relevant! (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!) And this, my friends, is how to start narrowing your 876 goals down to the ones that...

How to Make Your SMART Goals Attainable

How are you doing on chunking your goals so far?? This post is Part 3: Attainable   (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!) This quote is so relevant to this step because once you really start chunking your goals into mini-goals,...

How To Make Your Goals Measurable Using SMART Goals

So glad you're back for Part 2: Measurement!! If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!         I love this quote because so many things (especially mini-goals and micro-tasks) can cloud the view of your path when working toward goals. You need...

How To Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals: A 5-part Series {Part 1}

Walt Disney said:    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."   (And who in the world doesn't want to listen to Walt Disney??) So you've quit talking and have decided to start doing. But where do you start...