Printable Goals List for Filofax + Travelers Notebooks

Projects Lined Notes | part of a 3 sheet set

Personally, I haven't made resolutions in years. But, I do like to set goals and writing them down is a way for me to "remind" myself of my good intentions. If you're the same, print out a sheet or two to tuck inside your planner or journal as personal reminder to yourself make 2018 a very good year.

A few of my goals for 2018 are:

  • read more | I read mostly for pleasure and 2017 was a great year for that. I read more books than I have in a very long time. As much as I love holding a real book in my hands and turning the pages, reading on my Kindle Paperwhite {make a Kindle cover for under $1.00 with my easy peasy tutorial} has allowed me to read and finish more books than ever. And, without those pesky overdue fines from the library because I didn't make it back into town in time! 
  • spend more time outdoors | Being a small business owner responsible for all aspects of making it run smoothly, I tend to spend more time in my craft studio that overlooks the creek than I do outdoors splashing and splashing IN the creek. I must change that, life is too short to work all day without a little play time.
  • date night | I am so often reminded that a little "we" time goes a long way in making our family time all that much better. Too often we think of the family unit and forget that we need time alone together to make it all work.
  • think first, then speak | Yes! I too often speak my mind when I should just allow what is on my mind to remain unspoken.

I have more to add, but they're for my eyes only, wink, wink.

Things You Should Know About Me

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The December 30 Days of Lists challenge has begun and I'm all in. I guess you could say that I really do love this concept, it will be my 15th time journaling my right now story. Now on to the lists! Oh, and you may have notice that the polkad dotted card is not included in the journal. I used this tutorial showing how to add pages to your spiral bound mini books and journals so I could have a reminder of the month and date.

Here's the journal I'm using for this round, there are only 2 left and they are a ready to ship item. Included is an awesome embellishment pack that includes that cutie pie red and green pom pom paper clip.

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Metal Rimmed Tags | Set of 10

The red polka dotted journaling card was a part of a 4-card freebie set with registration but you can also find it in the shop. I like to include an "All About Me" card for each round of listing and I used a holiday themed card, part of the Tis the Season journaling card set, to tuck inside the kraft paper bag pocket.

Here's the post sharing how I embellished my Tis the Season card.

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I usually snag all my mostly used letter sticker sets and use them for the list prompts, but that takes make sure that whatever set it is has all the letters to spell out at least one word in the list prompts. So, I decided that my much neglected letter and date roller stamps will get a work out for list prompt duty this month.

List 1 | Things You Should Know About Me
If you've been hanging around with me for a while, you know more than a few things about me. Maybe much more than you really want to know. But here are a few more to add to the list of Monika. Oh, and I should have added that I am the world's most horrible stamper, but it's fun and done.

Red Bracket Journal Card | part of a 4-card set
Kraft Paper Bag | sets of 10, 25 and 50

I have more fun mixed paper journals and mini books in the shop and even a Gratitude Journal with 80+ mixed papers, envelopes, more. This year, I even offer the option to only have the papers {without the monthly cardstock tabbed pages} giving you more freedom to journal your thankful thoughts on your own schedule. Shop all Gratitude Journals here, to choose which one is your favorite.

Free December Calendar

It's December {already} and that means this will be our last free calendar of the year. 

Our chilly weather has arrived but on the days we have bright sunshine, I seem to have an extra bounce in my step. And we are in full holiday mode here: the girls have already baked the first batch of {homemade} sugar cookies - we'll share that recipe soon, it's super easy, our tree is decorated, almost all our gifts are purchased and we are all just in the "right" place in our hearts.

You may remember our Christmas tree, I shared over on Facebook and Instagram.

When I found the ribbon, I was also lucky enough to find a table runner that matched. Gordon has been wanting a plaid ribbon for ages and this year, I found the perfect pattern! Even our reindeer has his little bowtie on.

The girls are more excited about the Advent Calendar activities than the table runner and ribbon, though. Here's a Flashback Friday for you, from my very first year blogging in 2010, with a list of advent calendar activities AND a photo of my babies when they were still babies.


Find your December Calendar Cutie download here...and enjoy your December my friends!


December may be the busiest time of the year, but don't let it get away from you. This countdown calendar has a fold out list for you to help your sanity. Download your Countdown to Christmas Calendar, also available in letter size for the kiddos.


I've been working on some new designs for Instant Download calendars in the shop. They'll be available in the 4 x 6 and 4 x 8 sizes and I hope to have them listed before the holidays so you can download, print, trim and GIFT these cuties to family and friends. Buy once, print as many times as you want, how cool is that?
Here's a colorful Perpetual Calendar from the shop you may like, it makes a wonderful gift. It's a great way to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates. I've even had customers use them as Gratitude Journals