18 July 2017

# crafty

Resolutions Revisited

Before I left Blogger and moved to Wordpress for a time, the last post that lived here was my New Year's Resolutions for 2014. Seeing as it's been a solid 3 years since then, it seemed like a fun idea to go through my old list, and see how I'm doing so far! You can find the original post here.

  • Redesign of Cobo's Closet - merge the website, etsy, Facebook page, Ravelry, blog, etc. into one central location.
    • Still working on this, it's a longer process than I intended! 
  • Design 6 new crochet patterns. 
    • Man, I wish this had happened... I think I completed 1 new pattern. But, it's a work in progress. I have some ideas brewing! 
  • Finish my Christmas gifts... from 2013...
    • Done... I think. 
  • Take and pass my A+ Certification exam.
    • Complete, woohoo!
  • Begin studying for either Net+ or Sec+.
    • Done! Also went ahead and got Network+ certified this past year. 
  • Date nights with the hubby more often.
    • Definitely done. As soon as we discovered the wondrousness that is Texas Roadhouse, date nights increased quite a bit. 
  • Finish our granny square 'family blanket'.
    • This is a nope. It's a bit of a running joke at this point that it will never get done. It's almost big enough to cover a full-sized bed, but, it won't be 'finished' until it gets to king sized. 
  • Make a lapghan sized corner to corner throw.
    • Started one... does that count? 
  • Make a lapghan sized granny square throw.
    • Didn't get this done in 2014, but I'm working on my Charlotte's Dream afghan that will complete this resolution. See my post on it here! 
  • Blog more often and post pictures of my work as I finish it.
    • Fail. Big time fail.
  • Better photo practices - figure out a specific setup for photos and be consistent with it.
    • See above.
  • Make a crochet quilt. 
    • Not totally sure what I meant by this one, to be honest.
  • Have a booth at a local craft fair.
    • I did this that one time, but, it didn't go too well. 
  • Make crochet throw pillows.
    • Bought the pillow inserts! Just haven't actually done anything with them yet...
  • Network more with other crafters.
    • What can I say? I'm shy. 
  • Complete a graphgan.
    • Changed my mind on this one - way too many ends to weave in. 
  • Study/Read the bible daily.
    • I continue to fail at this, but, I won't give up. 
  • Attend Financial Peace University.
    • Kinda? 
  • Pray for my husband everyday. 
    • Most days I get this one. 
  • Pay off the car.
    • Done! Yippee! 
  • Learn to quilt.
    • Also done! I will post my 'girl quilt' soon! I love it so much. 
  • Learn at least 5 new stitches.
  • Try at least one new recipe per month.
    • This one has been hit or miss. Mostly because I'm such a bad cook and I'm awful at following recipes. There's this inner part of me that is a Rachel Ray wannabe and just assumes, "hey, garlic is great. if the recipe calls for 1tsp of garlic, surely 2tbsp will taste even better!"
  • Read at least 50 books.
    • In 2014? No. Between 2014 and now - probably. 
  • Catch up on reviews for the book blog and have a consistent review schedule.
    • I'm hoping this will improve as I integrate the book blog here with Cobo's Closet! 

Overall, not actually as bad as I'd originally thought I would do! I'm sure it helps that I've had 3 years to work on my resolutions, instead of just 1 year like most folks :) 

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