2021 Goal Setting Worksheet

I can’t give you all a prize for surviving 2020, but I will happily give you a free printable goal setting worksheet for 2021. I want to show you two different ways that you can use this worksheet below.

The first way to use this worksheet is by using each of the 12 squares to set a monthly goal that leads up to a bigger goal. For example, you can name each of the squares a month and set a goal for things like losing a certain number of pounds in a month (leading up to a larger total amount) or saving a certain amount each month (totaling a larger amount that is ultimately the goal). Here is an example below of using the worksheet to set smaller monthly goals:

Another way to use this worksheet is to use the square to set multiple different goals. I used it this way in 2020, and I did not use all of the squares. I felt 12 separate goals was a little ambitious for myself. Below is an example of how to use this worksheet to set multiple different goals:

You’ll also notice on the bottom of the page are two spaces to write an inspirational or motivational word or quote. You can also write notes that will be helpful for achieving your goals.

You can download your own copy of this 2021 goal setting worksheet below.

I hope you find this useful in making 2021 a great year!

Free Housewarming Printable

My closest friends and family know that I am a horrible gift giver. It’s not that I am stingy; it’s just that I am not big on receiving gifts myself. So coming up with gifts to give others often causes me a great deal of procrastination and stress. Earlier this week i dropped off a housewarming basket to a friend that moved just a few minutes down the road. And since I struggle with gift giving ideas, my stand-by housewarming gift is inspired by the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life.

In the movie, George and Mary Bailey give the Martini family a loaf of “Bread, that their may never know hunger. Salt, that their life may always have flavor. And wine, that joy and prosperity may reign forever.” I love this for several reasons. First, the gifts in the basket are almost certain to be used and consumed. It also keeps me from having to stress about what to give when I might not know.

I do bake bread, but in this case I thought a cranberry walnut bread from our local grocery store would go with the wine I picked out. I just added a piece of ribbon on the bread for seasonal color. And, full disclosure, I know some of my friends may be looking at these pictures and thinking, “Hey, Abby gave me a Thanksgiving kitchen towel exactly like that one!” Yes, friends, I did. When our local William-Sonoma store closed I bought about 10 of them on super-duper clearance to give aways as gifts.

I want to share the printable that I made to use in my housewarming baskets. It’s free, and there’s no sign up or anything required. Just click on the link to save or print. This looks very nice printed on a piece of cardstock. I hope you find this useful and your friends and family will be blessed in their new homes.

Click the link above the photo to download the printable for free.

For more of my blog posts with free printables, go to BelleAntiquarian.com and search “printable”.

Free Substitute Teacher Printable

Have you ever taken a personality test? It’s amazing how accurate the results can be after answering a series of questions. Something that my results usually say is that I am 50% extroverted, 50% introverted. This means that I enjoy being around people, but when it’s time to recharge, I need a little bit of alone time. I mentioned in a previous post that I work as a substitute teacher. This has been an unexpected blessing to me in many ways.

Working as a blogger and antiques dealer, most of my time is spent alone. It is incredibly isolating to spend days hunting antiques, researching them, photographing them, and writing about them. There is also a lot of “work” time that you don’t get paid for. In 2016, after 4 years of blogging and antiquing I was in need of human interaction and supplemental pay, so I began to substitute teach. In 2017 our family suffered the loss of 5 people close to us, as well as our dog passing away. I’ve told a couple of my teacher friends this, but not many. That year when I went to work at school, I didn’t talk about it, but subbing and being around people, feeling like I was making a difference somewhere, definitely helped me get through a tough time. I am thankful for every day that I worked that year (and since then) that has gotten me out of the house and around some of the most amazing teachers and kids. It’s not all roses, by any means, but it’s a blessing. I try to let the teachers, kids, and admin know every time I work how truly thankful I am to be there. I am not only grateful for the pay, but for the friendships.

The school I work at is half a mile away from my house, and it is the school my kids attended. When my kids went to school there I was very involved. After years of volunteering and subbing, I developed a form for substitutes to use. It makes sure a sub leaves the teacher some vital information about what happened while she/he was gone. This form is free! Teachers are welcome to print it and leave it for their subs to use. Subs are welcome to print it and use it themselves.

Click the download button above the picture for a free printable version.

Laundry Tips for College Students

Printable  Laundry Instruction Tags for College Students

Our son, Jackson, goes off to college in just a few short weeks. Oh, the emotions! He’s very independent, and he’s been washing his work uniform for about 18 months now. But he hasn’t been washing much more than that, so I wanted to send him with some basic laundry help in case he needs it.

I created these tags that I zip-tied right to his laundry hamper. The instructions on them are pretty straight forward. Since he’s been washing his uniform, I don’t think he’ll have any problems.

First, you’ll need to print the tags on a piece of card stock. You’ll need 2 pieces of Scotch single-sided laminating sheets, a zip-tie or a cable tie, something to cut with, and a hole-punch. I intentionally used card stock and 2 of the laminating sheets because I wanted to make this as thick and durable as possible. I probably could’ve waited to use the laminator at work, but the lamination isn’t as thick as this.

First, I cut out the tags. Then, I punched out the holes. Next, you will use the first sheet of laminating to lay down the tags with space in between them. Carefully line up the other sheet of laminating and place it on top so that you stick them together. Before you cut out the tags, make sure you press down along all of the edges. You’ll want to cut out the holes again with the hole-punch.

Put the tags in order, and zip-tie them to the handle of your laundry hamper.

I’ll put the printable below in case anyone would like to use it. Honestly, this would work well at home, too, if you are trying to teach kids how to do laundry.

I’ll be posting soon on some tips I have for getting towels free or inexpensively to send with your college student. Move-in day is about 5 weeks away. Lots to do!

Please comment and let me know if you found this helpful or if you have any suggestions.

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