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2017 Monthly Goals: June

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I cannot believe how much I accomplished in May, y’all! I think it helped a lot that we hosted the annual Memorial Day picnic at our house on Saturday so I had to get my to do list finished! I work best with deadlines. I just don’t like them. Ha!

May Goals:

1. Finish the front yard landscaping. ALMOST DONE. We have everything done except planting new bushes. We pulled out all the old half-dead bushes and plants. We laid new pine straw. I touched up all the paint on the front of the porch and I have new potted plants out there. It looks amazing. I’m still debating what bushes and plants to do in the front and I’ll probably wait until Fall since it’s already in the mid-90’s here. I’m happy with our progress!

2. Purge my closet. DONE. Holy cow. I gave 5 trash bags of clothes to my sister and sent 3 to Goodwill. I pulled everything out of my closet, reconfigured the whole layout and then organized it. I feel so much better. I only kept things that I really love and will wear. And I found things that I forgot I even bought because they were buried under the clutter. 

3. Finish master bedroom redo. DONE. Well as done as it’s going to be for now. I still need to finish the area around our desk but I’m still not sure what I want to do there. I’ll finish it once I decide. 

4. Finish all half done projects. DONE. I touched up all the paint on the first floor and all the paint up the stairway and in the hallway and landing of the second floor. I finished painting a small cabinet to go in the upstairs hallway. I gel stained the bar, bench, and table on the back deck. I touched up the gel stain on the kitchen cabinets, island, and the stairway rails and banisters. 

5. Do another big purge of the house. DONE. We took another huge load of stuff to Goodwill and I cleaned out the kids closets again. I think I’ve finally gotten the house to the point where every single nook and cranny is organized and purposeful. Every item has a home. It’s a huge relief!

June Goals:

1. Clear off the DVR & Watch less TV. This is a big one for me. I’ve cut out nearly all the reality shows that are really so dumb that I’m embarrassed to admit I was still watching them. Ha! I mainly watch house shows at this point. I’m a sucker for House Hunters and all those type shows. Matt and I do enjoy a few shows together but for the most part I want to spend less time watching TV and more time outside this summer. 

2. Make my bed every day. I’ve been doing this for about a week now and it’s made such a difference in how I feel when I go upstairs during the day. I love walking into my bedroom and it feels clean and put together. So I want to make this a habit. 

3. Complete 3 house projects. I want to paint the kids bathroom, build a barn door gate to replace the baby gate that keeps the dogs from running out of the house when the kids open the front door, and install a key pad door handle on the front door. 

4. Keep the house clean. I scrubbed and cleaned for the entire last week to get ready for our Memorial Day picnic. The house is spotless. You could eat off my floors and bathe in my toilets. Now I need to keep it this way to avoid being so stressed out. I’m going to create a schedule to help me. I used to have a cleaning schedule and I slacked off. Now is the time to get back to it. 

5. Plan easy summer dinners. We’ve made a commitment to not eat out this summer with the exception of the occasional pizza night. And it’s so hot here that I don’t want to be using the oven every night. So I need to hit Pinterest and make a menu of delicious dinners to try- pasta salads, grilled meats, sliders….I’m excited to try some new things. 

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