You and Me & Chasing Little G


23 Goals for My 23rd Year

Sabra GilbertComment
Saturday was my 23rd birthday! Before I share my goals for the new year, how about we look back on this past year!

Simeon and I bought a new car.

I finally passed Organic Chemistry!

I had my final advisor's appointment of my college career.

I've killed two orchids, but I think this third one is going to thrive!!

I started a buisness plan & website for a photography and blog design buisness.

I was picked for two contributor spots on other blogs!

Simeon and I defeated Super Mario 3D World.

I lost my childhood pup & best doggie friend.

I read a ton of wonderful books.

I started writing a book of my own.

I wrote a buisness plan for a future miniature horse operation.

I redesigned this blog into a space that I'm proud of.

It's been a crazy year for sure. And this next one is full of mystery and craziness all in it's own! It's the year that I'm going to graduate. That Simeon and I are going to move away. On our own. To an unknown place. Yeah. . .  more on that later. But anyway, on to my goals for this year!!

1| Graduate with my BS in Biology.

2| Redesign Becoming A Gilbert (I've been tossing around this idea for a while and I think I've finally come up with a an idea that I absolutly adore)
3| Design a blog planner that is branded the same as Becoming A Gilbert.

4| Finish the Midnight Photography & Design buisness plan.

5| Get MPD off the ground and working.

6| Try new things in design.

7| Read 12 books

8| Host more Giveaways

9| Continue to grow Becoming A Gilbert

10| Help grow A Pinch of Faith and His Endless Love by being a contributor

11|  Pack up our apartment & move to a new place

12| Find an apartment that Simeon and I really Love

13| Learn 15 new recipes that Simeon and I both like

14| Start to cook from scratch 3 times a week

15| Eat healthier

16| Start a herb garden in my new apartment

17| Get my orchid to rebloom

18| Re-learn how to play the guitar

19| Deep clean my car.

20| Finish reading though the entire bible.

21| Start a Prayer Journal

22| Do a Styled Photo Shoot

23| Enjoy every second of the life that God has given me.

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Back to School: Planner Organization & a Birthday Giveaway!!

Sabra GilbertComment
It's August! Which means one thing, it is back to school time! You can see it in the grocery store in how ramen and mac & cheese is getting pulled to the front and school supplies is shoved in everyone's faces! I know that it is coming by the random calls from my little sister panicking about what she needs for her first year of college!

It's one of my favorite times because I love rebooting my organizing ways around this time to get all ready for the semester. Guys! This semester is my final college semester! This time next year, I don't know what I will be doing with myself. Or even where we will be living, but that is a story for another time and a worry for another day.

My favorite thing to look for this time around is a new planner!! I bought my newest one back in April when the Day Designer came out with their May to April edition! I adore it. It is everything that I could ever ask for in a planner and it has taken me forever to find a planner that I could say that about.

The number one tool for me to keep my planner organized is washi tape! I use it to mark off my catagories in the to do list part of my daily planner and also to mark off imprtant events in the monthly calender part of my planner. It just adds a pop of color to my everyday.

My other favorite tool for blocking my days for classes or work on the hourly part of my planner are highlighters. I use different colors for different things. Green is for work (Dolla Dolla Bills yo!). Pink is for the time that I work on my blog. Yellow is for working on stuff for MPD. Blue is for classes. I like it alot more than using lines to block off my time and I still have the space to write in things that I have to do in that color block.

I usually try to sit down a few times a week and work on dividing up my to do list to different days and planning out my week. I stuggle with meal planning but i'm trying to be better at it by putting it into my planner and making sure to put meat in the fridge the day before.

August also means that it is my birthday month as well!! So for my birthday and because I love my Day Designer so much, I teamed up with some ladies to give away a Bluesky Day Designer and all the supplies you could ever want to plan your days away!!

Included in this giveaway . . .

- Bluesky Day Designer
- Pencil Case
- White Coffee Mug
- Highlighters
- Colorful Pens
- Pencils
- Washi Tape
& Post It's!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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