Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016

Top Ten Tuesday 

Top Ten Tuesday is created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new Top Ten List to participate in.

My Resolutions



I’m going to do a mix of blog/bookish related goals and general life goals! 

1. Get my butt back in shape. I know this is a goal for mostly everyone every year but I’ve working on this for a few months now and have dropped 20 lbs and still plan to push even more!

2. Read 200 books this year. I’ve always wanted to hit this number for some reason and I’m really hoping this year is the one!

3. Have more family game nights! We have bought quite a few games for us to play with the kiddos lately and I’m really hoping to make this a more regular thing that we do.

4. Stick to my reading challenges. I am the worst at signing up for challenges and not following through with them. I definitely hope to stick with it this year.

5. Be more organized in general with the blog and life. I really want to get a cleaning schedule going for my house. I’m so OCD and I really like I’m ALWAYS cleaning, I really want to be able to find a way to keep everything how I want it but not spend all my time doing it. The the blog organization I just want to schedule posts more regularly.

6. Write my reviews immediately after finishing a book. I always do some good for a few reads then get off track, then kick myself because it works so much better when I review right aftern!

7. Book buying ban. I recently counted how many unread books I have on my shelves and I really need to read a majority of them before continuing to purchase more and more.

8. Chore chart for kids. So that OCD thing, it’s rolls over onto my kids also. They help out some but I’m so picky about how things need to be done that I don’t really allow them to do a whole lot. I really want to work on giving them more responsibilities.

9. Finish decorating my house. We moved into our house Oct 2014 and it’s still a work in progress. I would love to finally finish getting all the furniture we want and painting and all of that done this year!

10. Comment on blogs more. I seriously am the worst about commenting on posts. I’m one of those that will read a post and comment on Twitter. Or read a post via email then not comment at all. Majorly wanting to work on this!


What are some of your resolutions?


  1. Sarah Cone says:

    Those are great resolutions and we actually have quite a few in common,ie: lose weight, read more, comment more, be more organized and more family game nights. I know for a fact though, that my will is not strong enough to implement a book buy ban! 😉

    • Crystal says:

      I try to type one up immediately on my phone in Notes, but sometimes when I’m finish I have no clue what I’m thinking LOL

  2. Bridget says:

    Awesome list Crystal! I am totally with you on a ton of these!!! We actually just made a chore chart for the kids and finally went through all their toys!!! I also want to comment on more blogs!!!

    • Crystal says:

      I’ve got to go through daughter’s room after she goes back to school this week. She has so much stuff she doesn’t mess with anymore! And she’s got an abundance of American Girl stuff and it’s all so huge. I have to figure out something! I’ve got to find a Chore Chart I like, what are you using?

  3. BRITT says:

    I like all this! We should totes be buddy work out reminders….cause I can’t stop eating cookies. It’s getting out of control. Who am I kidding it’s been out of control. And as for organization….what it that? Good luck to us both!

  4. Erica @ Novel Ink says:

    I also am on a book buying ban, though I just bought a book 😛 Well a box set, hehe. But, as of now, it’s over 😛 I also want to get my butt back into shape. Amazing job at losing 20 lbs already, definitely something to be so very proud of! <3

  5. SJ Bouquet says:

    Great resolutions! I’d like to get into shape too xD but not so much lose weight, as gain muscle. I AM WEAK! Noodly armed and I’m basically just a nerd dipped in cellulite. So (1 of) my resolution is to be able to take on Thor in a fight by the end of 2016. I could totally whomp him ye?

  6. Anna @ Adventures with a Book Nerd says:

    I really need to start commenting on more blogs! I really want to start reading and commenting on smaller blogs, and even on bigger blogs. I guess what I’m saying is, I want to spend more time commenting on all different types of blogs. That took a while to get out. Anyway, great list! 🙂

  7. Stephanie B says:

    Ah organization! That would be nice! I wish I had the room to organize stuff. I’ve started commenting on blogs more as well. I don’t know nearly enough people on the blogosphere so I’m trying to expand the circle this year.

    I have a bunch of unread books that need reading as well this year. Most of them are actually eBooks, but I’m hoping to get through most of my physical books in 2016 and part of the eBooks. We’ll see how it goes…

  8. Carina Olsen says:

    Gorgeous post Crystal. <3 Yay for list of awesome goals 🙂 Wishing you the best of luck on all of them. And eee, so many books to read. You can do it 😀 And aw, I always write reviews right after I read the book, lol. You can do this too. <3 I'm sure you will make all of these goals 🙂 Just have fun while doing them all. <3

    • Crystal says:

      Thanks Carina! And I’ve been doing pretty good so far about immediately doing reviews, sometimes I just don’t know what I want to say right then, but then I get to where I forget stuff if I wait TOO long!

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