Monthly Goals

August 2017 Goals

August 5, 2017

I’ve seen this idea on a few other blogs I’ve found and I really like it. I think it’s a great way to keep myself accountable and also share with you all what’s going on in my universe. I’m an obsessive list maker so this is right up my alley!

Here are some goals for August:

  • Get to the beach!

    I had a few days off from work the end of July, but the weather didn’t cooperate. And I really don’t feel like fighting the crowds on a weekend. We’re going on our family vacation to OBX in October, but that’s not the same. Hopefully we’ll get to go in a few weeks.

  • Getting blog posts up 2-3 times a week.

    This is more of a continuing goal for me. I’ve just started this process, so it’s been really important to get the content up, but I don’t want to lose that momentum. I’ve got a slew of drafts going, so it’ll be a matter of just digging deep and finishing up the thought process.

  • Get more organized at home.

    This includes (but is not limited to) meal planning, cleaning schedules, daily routines better established. While I’m a firm believer in ‘go with the flow’, school is starting up soon, so it’d be great if we could get a little more organized, since our days will be more condensed then.

  • READ more.

    I love to read. But I haven’t picked up a book for just the pleasure of getting lost in a story since before my son was born over a year ago. Now that he’s becoming a bit more independent, I’m hoping that’ll mean a little bit extra time to read a chapter here and there.

  • Pick out paint colors.

    We’ve been in our new home for about eight months now, but to be honest, we haven’t really done much other than bring in our stuff. The most urgent areas are the living room, foyer/hallways/stairwell, master bedroom and Fota’s bedroom. Time to put those Pinterest boards to good use!


Ok, so hopefully by putting these out there for all to see, it’ll push me more to actually get them done! Only time will tell. What are some things on your August to-do list?



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  • Reply Amanda August 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Cant wait to see all the new decor! Fotas room will be so fun to do!

    • Reply Marie August 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Yes I knowww! She’s got all sorts of crazy ideas. I think another IKEA trip will be in the works once we finalize paint colors.

  • Reply Lauren August 6, 2017 at 4:50 am

    What a fun post idea ๐Ÿ™‚ How many times a week do you usually blog? I’m trying to draft a schedule myself!

    • Reply Marie August 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      I’ve just started, so all 14 posts have been in the last two weeks — now that I’m officially live, I’m hoping to get new posts up 2-3 times a week. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply jiselle jones August 6, 2017 at 6:19 am

    this is a great idea, I have been thinking I haven’t written my goals down in a bit so I think i’ll do it but ill be putting it on my beadroom wall though.

    • Reply Marie August 10, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      That’s a great idea. I like to try to keep myself accountable. I figure if everyone knows what I want to accomplish, I’ll be disappointed in myself if I can’t show I at least tried. Thanks for stopping by !

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