Monday, April 2, 2018

April 2018 Goals/To-Do List!

I knew March was going to be busy but it surpassed even what I thought!!!  And, since our busy season is upon us I’m changing my  goals/‘to-do’ list for this month up a bit.  In addition, some of the things I’ve been carrying over from month to month and not finishing will be removed and brought back later in the year when things slow down. 

January’s to-do list can be found Here
February’s to-do list can be found Here
March’s to-do list can be found HERE.
Here’s my April ‘to-do’ list otherwise known as breaking my 2018 goals down into baby steps … 

Complete clue #5 in the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I’m doing ... I worked on it but didn't get it finished!  When I finish clue #5 I'll be ready to start putting it together, I am so looking forward to that!
Continue to stitch up pillowcases for my shop, Pillowcases by Patsi. ... Done!
Complete my 100 Day Sewing Challenge ... Done!
Start a 30 Day Challenge to learn how to do shadow work ... It's Started!!!

Decide on a 'tote' pattern for my Little House On the Prairie fabric I was recently gifted.  (I've decided to make a jumbo tote out of it!) ...  Got this decision made too!!


Fund another 10% of our emergency fund ... Didn't get done this month, we hope to catch up next month!

Purchase one gift card and stash it away ... Didn't get done this month, I really was not out and about very much at all!

Earn enough Swagbucks for an Amazon gift card ... Done!

Earn $5 Amazon gift card through Bing ... Done!

Continue to work on developing secondary sources of income: this month write and offer for sale an e-book ... I didn't get the e-book finished but I continued working on it!!!

Pantry and Preparedness

Spend $25 on a non-food preparedness item ... Done!

Continue working on building up my pantry each week through my $5 or Less Pantry Building Challenge ...  I missed some weeks this month, I didn't need groceries so I didn't go to the grocery store.  I've kept adding my allotted $5 each week.  I'll have a good amount to work with the next time I head to the grocery store!

House and Other Construction

Continue to work on repair of outbuilding/shed  ... Done!


Continue daily Bible reading ... Done!

Continue teaching teenage girl’s Bible class ... Done!

Continue attending our ladies Bible book club class once a month ... Done!

Teach 1st – 4th grade children’s Bible class ... Done!

Start personal Bible study on book of Philippians ... Done!


Continue to post on blog daily or as close to that as I can get  ... Done!


Continue to plant vegetables and herbs ... Done!
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  1. Hello Patsy and everyone :). I love that you keep thinking of more sources of secondary income as it all helps in all of our homes.

    This months goals are -

    Financial -
    - Continue to bank as much as we can into our home deposit account.
    - Add any money I earn from internet sales to our bank account to reduce the debt on the pantry stocking budget from earlier in the year.

    Gardening -
    - Plough manure into the last vegetable garden and set up the drip irrigation systems back on the beds.
    - As the weather gets cooler plant garlic, parsley, broad beans, early Massey and snow peas, more carrots and beetroot seeds in the gardens.
    - Trim basil and rosemary plants and if I get time dry some for home and sale on the internet as they are growing profusely.
    - Trim back sweet potato vines growing onto the front lawn and footpath.
    - Prune the rose bushes right back and put more mulch around the base of them.
    - Mulch around seedlings that are large enough in garden bed no 1.
    - Supplement water newly planted seeds in the gardens between scheduled town watering's until established.
    - If time before rental inspection trim hot shot canna lilies and native lillies and transplant into new garden bed we have prepared and amend and replant other 2 garden flower garden beds. We are preparing to propagate and get ready to take some of these with us when we buy our home to cut down on landscape plant garden purchases.

    Home organisation -
    - Deep clean room by room for our rental inspection expected this month. We have started and done the kitchen already apart from the oven in there.

    Sewing -
    - If time try and make some more 5 layer luxury cotton eye masks for my shop and finish the hankies I have cut out from upcycled white fabric from old bed pillows.

    Internet shop -
    - Continue to take advantage of free listing promotions on eBay and list items gradually that aren't listed.
    - List any seeds or dried herbs we manage to do during the month for extra income.

    Groceries -
    - Look out for and purchase any specials or clearance items on items on our grocery list in the middle of the month.

    Spiritual -
    - Continue to study BOM and bible and learn more from the how to website online.

    Have a wonderful month ahead everyone :).


  2. Sewingcreations15, I love how you are continually thinking ahead and planning ... smart woman!


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