So I’m a bit behind this month in getting my November goals post figured out. I’ve honestly just been in a blogging funk the last couple weeks. Posts have been sporadic, but I have been working behind the scenes on some new and exciting stuff, and I can’t wait to share it all with you!
First, a recap of my October goals:
1. Blog Goals
I reached 500 likes on my facebook page! If you want to help me grow that number even more — CLICK HERE! Thank you!
I’m just shy of the 75 subscribers I hoped for — the current tally is 64 I believe. I do have a draft of my first ever newsletter ready and plan to get that out to all of you by this weekend! It’s so exciting for me, and once I got it all set up I started to wonder why it took me so long to get to this point. Oh well, I’m happy to finally be getting this up and running.
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In case you missed some of my October posts:
2. Meal Planning
I’ve actually done pretty good on this goal. We’ve sat down as a family and chosen what we’d like for dinner for the upcoming weeks and have shopped accordingly. It’s made my life a whole lot easier. There’s still room for improvement, and I’m hoping to dive into bulk shopping to make it even easier.
3. Winterizing our Front Porch
I did not get to this goal. October was unseasonably warm for us so I held off on closing it in. However, with yesterday’s first dusting of snow and below average temps coming this weekend — I have no choice but to get this done this weekend.
4. Master Closet
This project is still on the back burner. Expecting to get this done in October was a bit too optimistic, since two weekends were lost due to our vacation. But, the room is cleared out and I’ve been pinning up a dream board, so I’m sure now that my husband’s work is slowing down we’ll be breaking ground soon.
5. Enjoy Vacation
This was an easy goal. Vacation was amazing. Check out the post I made about why you should take your next vacation to OBX here.
1. Blog Goals
Let’s aim for 100 email subscribers! I’m hoping my first newsletter and upcoming subscriber exclusive content will help me build my list. I plan on offering some free content for specific things like holiday/season printables, craft ideas or essential oil info.
Something else I need to work on is all my affiliate stuff. I’ve been accepted in a number of groups and such, but just haven’t sat down and really hashed out particulars and got solid ideas/posts set up to take advantage.
2. Interior House Painting
My husband is responsible for painting all the rooms in our new home. We’ve picked out a few colors so now it’s just up to him to get it done. I’m SUPER excited for this. We were lucky enough that our home was already pretty neutrally painted upon move-in so I didn’t feel an urgency to change it.
3. Master Closet
And I mind as well add this project to my goals yet again. I really want to get this up and running soon so it’ll be a breeze to organize my clothes and accessories. We have the time now so I’m hoping in between painting my husband can help me install the organizing system we have and my dream closet will be a reality. I’m so tired of living out of baskets/bins.
4. Cleaning Schedule
This is something I REALLY need to get a handle on. Our previous home in VT was half the size of our new one, so upkeep was much more simple. I need to devise a weekly/monthly/seasonal plan and stick with it. Now that we’ve been in our home for about a year and all the seasons, it’s easier for me get this plan figured out since I know what exactly we should be doing and when. One major thing is our open field we have — it’s about an acre I think and desperately needs to be mowed, so that’s first on the list is finding someone to do that for us since we don’t have a tractor or anything capable of a job like that.
5. 2018 Planner
I need to get my planner setup for next year. Last year’s move kind of set me up for failure with living out of boxes for several weeks and then being a single mom while my husband was out of the country last winter. I just never set time aside to set up my planner properly and pretty much winged it this year. Now that my son is much more into independent play, I know I’ll have some spare time to get it all pretty with stickers and such and make good use of all the bells and whistles it offers.
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So there they are. I’m hoping the upcoming holiday season isn’t too stressful and doesn’t throw a wrench in our plans and goals. To think that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away kind of scares me, because then Christmas comes on fast and it’s always such a blur. I’m not sure I’m quite ready for 2018!
What are some of your November goals?