That gave me time to go to the post office to mail off my last Etsy order for the year (after not having a sale in about 2 months, this was a welcomed surprise!) and Target to get some last minute things for when Robyn and Julie came over for dinner and watching the ball drop: cheese, crackers, Christmas candy on clearance, sparkling grape juice (I think they ran out of sparkling cider because I couldn't find any) and chapstick on clearance. This was my best find because when I went the day after Christmas to look for this, I couldn't find it. This wasn't even in the chapstick section of Target. Original price: $4.99 and it was reduced to $1.49. There was a limited edition cake batter one that I'm sure smells delicious, but I thought 1 chapstick purchase would be enough.
Robyn and Julie came over around 7 and I got pizza (spinach/sausage and ham/pineapple). We watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier and watched the ball drop. Wheee.
Let's recap to see how I did in 2014.
2014 Resolutions to complete by January 1, 2015...
- I feel like my recent resolutions have had something to do with my house. This year, I want to do at least one of the following:
- Get my windows replaced as I find them to not be very energy efficient.
- Get my shower door replaced with a shower curtain. The door is so hard to clean!
- Get my closet doors replaced. I think the metal ones that I have now are functional but I don't find them to be particularly attractive. FAIL...House stuff was not a priority because money this year was spent on travel and RJ medical costs.
- Read at least 15 books. I'm hoping to curve my NCIS, Law and Order: SVU, and Real Housewives addiction. SUCCESS, especially with my new author find (Jill Shalvis). I basically binged read several series written by her during the past month.
- Utilize the gym more often other than going to spin class. I'm paying for the membership, I might as well go! Maybe this is where I can watch my reality television, tee hee. SUCCESS. I did more running at the gym this year.
- Limit new make-up, clothing, and craft supplies. I have enough of all three categories. SUCCESS/FAIL. I did really well with limiting new craft supply purchases, but not so much with the make-up (I don't even want to go here...I will be depressed) and clothing (I got a few new dresses from JCPenney and some clothes from Old Navy).
- Branch out a little more when it comes to make-up. Rock a more colorful lip or a more dramatic eye every so often. SUCCESS. I've gotten really good with my gel liner/winged liner. Scotch tape is the key to getting a clean line, a la Casey Holmes.
- Do at least 10 volunteer events. I did a lot of donating last year in terms of clothes and some craft supplies, but I want to do more and focus on donating my time this year. SUCCESS. This is what I'm most proud of this year. The volunteer events I did were either race or food-related.
- Try at least 10 new recipes (baked goodies/desserts do not count). I have my eye on this Taiwanese sesame oil chicken recipe and was inspired when I ate it at my parents' house recently. FAIL, although I did make the sesame oil chicken recipe that I mentioned. I made it to 5 new recipes this year, but really it's 4 because 1 of them was banana pudding which is obviously a dessert. :P
- Get to at least 900 Etsy sales. I'm currently at 824 sales. FAIL, but I came close with 895 sales.