2021 in Review

Everyone is making a Tik-Tok or a reel about their 2021 year in review but I’ll stick to blogging for this one.

January – We all survived COVID and realized I wanted to start a legitimate business. Went to Wisconsin Dells and celebrated our natural immunity while it lasted. Kalissa starts picking up hours in ER.

February – Gannon turns 2!

March – Actually launched the Etsy shop and made my first few sales. Kalissa gets her BRACES OFF! First mountain bike ride of the year!

April – Eli and Emmett (our twin nephews) are born! Kalissa has great success with selling her first stitching/quilting related tee.

May – Carver graduated 3 year old preschool, Kalissa turned 26.

June – Lots of Summer fun!

July – Kalissa passes CFRN exam! Carver gets pretty bad pneumonia but he also gets third place at the county fair pedal pull!

August – Went on a week long mountain biking trip to Crosby, MN – just Craig and I. Carver started 4 year old preschool. Our home town suffered terrible flash flooding.

September – Carver turns 5! We set a record for most money put towards debt in one month – $6,800! WE celebrate our 6 year wedding anniversary!

October – Craig turns 28! Gannon graduates from speech therapy.

November – Craig wraps up Harvest 2021 mid November. Kalissa hits over $6,000 in sales in one month on Etsy! Kalissa totals her car in a car vs. deer accident and we have to get a new vehicle.

December – Lots of family time! We don’t do much outside of home because COVID is ramping up again with the Omicron variant. Mom begins cancer treatments for the second time.

Hopefully 2022 will be the LAST YEAR we spend in debt! We are on track to be debt free in December 2022!

My word for 2022 (because that’s the cool thing to do) is PUSH! It’s going to be a real PUSH to meet our financial goals and finally be DEBT FREE this year but it’s our main goal! I’m also looking to PUSH myself when it comes to being physically active and getting in shape! I want to PUSH my limits when it comes to building my business and branch out and try new things!

My new years resolution is to GET AN EMAIL LIST GOING! Oh my, this is long over due. I need to be emailing about my shirts, about my blog posts, it would be really beneficial to my business – even more effective than social media posts! I’m gonna do it!

Did you hit any major milestones? What will you remember about this year?

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2 Comments

  1. Elle
    January 2, 2022 / 6:00 pm

    Congratulations on all the fun and growth of 2021 as well as your patience and support of family who needed you-you’re always there 🙂

    I’m looking forward to your 2022 journey of goals. And oh my can I feel the elation come December. Debt-free is an indescribable feeling.

    Here’s to a healthy fruitful and FUN 2022🥂🥂🥂

    PS: did the bathroom get finished? Did I miss that final reveal?

  2. Kim J LeMere
    January 2, 2022 / 9:53 pm

    What a great year in review and lots of good things happened in your life, celebrate the Joy. I shall remember this past year as the year of being still and not really objecting to it.

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