March Goals

Back at the beginning of the year, I set myself some goals to see out this year, a couple of them I have stuck to, a couple I haven't actually done at all, and a few I have tried and failed. This year seems to be absolutely flying by - I mean how is it March already? With that in mind, I thought it was about time that I refocused my goals, and tried to make more of an effort to actually stick to the ones I set as goals in the first place. A few in particular. With that in mind, I thought that I would share my goals with you, because writing them down and documenting them, is something that will prompt me to actually stick with them.

Make a start on a scrapbook for the girls.
This is something that I have been wanting to do for as long as I can remember. I have started and stopped more times than I can remember, and with the girls growing so fast, I really want to make more of an effort to actually do it. I know that once I start them, I will fall in love with the scrap books and no doubt become addicted to adding to them over the years.

Spend less
In my opinion, this is the most important one for us this year, we really want to make more of an effort to save, and stop buying pointless things. I don't know about you but most of our money seems to go down the drain on takeaways and grocery shopping. We never think to look for deals when we buy a takeaway, then after we always see these coupons on menu's which we could have used and saved ourselves a good few quid. I also tend to go into the supermarket and unnecassarily buy lots of things that we don't need, wont eat, and will end up throwing away. I'm not sure why it happens, but it does and it drives me absolutely crazy.

I'm the worst when it comes to actually going into a store such as Tesco or Sainsburys. I find myself sucked into the BOGOF offers or yellow labels. Convince myself that I actually need that item, even though it isn't on my list, and then it ends up sitting in my cupboard for days and days, untouched and unused - I might as well just left it in the shop?! I have started to shop more in Aldi, which reduced our food bill massively, but we can't ever manage to do a full shop in there as there is always bits and bobs that we need to make up dinners. So, i have been doing a top-up shop online, I make a list, stick to it and get Sam to check over it before I order it - this stops me adding extra treats that we don't need. I have also been using websites such as Latest deals to find good discount codes on our groceries, and also takeaways - which I was really surprised about.

Cook more from scratch
This is something that I have actually been doing and sticking to, and honestly, I am really enjoying cooking and baking again. It has always been a really good stress and anxiety reliever for me, but when I fell pregnant with Isabelle I just couldn't stomach the smell of food, it would make me sick every time. It took me a while to feel happy and comfortable in the kitchen again after I had Isabelle, but I'm glad that I found my love for cooking again. Emily and I have rustled up some dairy-free banana and chocolate muffinsEaster rocky road, and some custard cream cupcakes lately which have all been massive hits.

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