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2019 Monthly Goals: September

After taking the entire summer off from doing anything blog related it feels great to be back. I guess it’s obvious that I’m back so I didn’t feel the need to do a big intro post again. I’m still going to be doing book posts, including new releases and book reviews, but I’ve gotten a ton of requests from people who know me in real life to start sharing other things that they find useful. So I’m going to be sharing menu plans, recipes, weekly lunch and dinner prep, favorite items, organization ideas, routines, etc. I’m really excited to dive back into writing- I’ve missed it! Please feel free to share my posts with friends who you think will enjoy them or find them useful! I’ve updated a lot of the information on the blog, including social media links, so feel free to check them out and follow along! 

Goals for September:

1. Personal Goals:

  • Continue only drinking water during daytime
  • Get new digital planner updated and running
  • Add new recipes to app

2. Family Goals:

  • Start kids’ weekly calendar on fridge
  • Clean out kids’ closets & donate clothes
  • Try 5 new recipes

3. House & Organization Goals:

  • Organize laundry room
  • Organize bonus room & closet
  • Organize Zoey’s bedroom

4. Book & Blog Goals:

  • Read 5 books 
  • Schedule out at least 2 weeks of posts
  • Work on getting past posts edited 



Five Things Friday {1.18.19}

{ONE}

New to my Queue

                                         

 

{TWO}

Favorite Book of the Week

{THREE}

When I Wasn’t Reading

Unfortunately I had a bunch of sick kids this week. Today is the first day all 4 are actually back in school. We also had the varsity football banquet for our senior, which was so bittersweet. I’ve spent most of this week medicating, sanitizing, and washing bedding. Is it Spring yet? 

{FOUR}

New Books I Borrowed

          

{FIVE}

What’s Up this Weekend

We have a 3 day weekend and we have absolutely nothing planned except relaxing and enjoying some football on Sunday. I need to grab some groceries but other than that I plan to wear my comfy pajamas for 99% of the weekend! I’m trying to fight off whatever devil virus my kids had this week so I cancelled all plans. Next week is super busy so this weekend of nothing is much needed. 

 



Five Things Friday {1.11.19}

{ONE}

New to my Queue

                                          

 

{TWO}

Favorite Book of the Week

 

{THREE}

When I Wasn’t Reading

This was my kids’ first week back to school after a 16 day winter break. It was hard, y’all. So hard. Cranky kids, cranky mom…even the dogs were cranky. But we survived. I’m not even sure what I did all week- laundry, cleaning and organizing, grocery shopping, and took one kid to 2 different doctor appointments. I’m so ready for the weekend!

{FOUR}

New Books I Borrowed

       

 

{FIVE}

What’s Up this Weekend

We have no set plans this weekend. Three kids have social plans but other than that I think we’re just going to stay home and watch the NFL playoffs. And do more laundry, of course. 

 



2019 Monthly Goals: January

I’m going to do my goals a bit differently this year. I’m breaking them down into 5 categories to help keep myself motivated and accountable.

1. Personal Goals- 

  • Replace coffee with hot tea in the mornings
  • Drink only water during the daytime
  • Delete at least 10 unwatched things off DVR

2. Book Goals-

  • Purge and organize my Amazon wish lists
  • Read at least 5 books from Kindle Unlimited
  • Work on my delia.reads Instagram account 

3. Family Goals-

  • Redo chore lists
  • Have at least 1 family movie night

4. House Goals-

  • Clean kitchen every night before bed
  • Create new laundry schedule

5. Blog Goals-

  • Update pages & categories
  • Sort old posts from 2018

I have high hopes for actually accomplishing some much needed things this year!

~Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn



What I’ve Been Amazon Priming

It’s no secret that I love Amazon Prime. I hate to go into stores, I hate to run errands, and I hate lines. So Amazon Prime is pretty much the best thing ever invented in my eyes. Ha! Here’s some of my favorite purchases over the last couple of months. 

Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm Lip Balm– This is the best lip balm ever! Tyler had such a hard time with extremely dry and cracking lips while he was on Accutane and this was the lip balm recommended. Now we’re all addicted to it! 

Not Your Mother's Deja Vu Do Style Extending Hair Primer Spray 6 oz [688047130340]

Not Your Mother’s DeJa Vu Do spray– I love this stuff! I don’t wash my hair every day, usually every other day or every 2 days sometimes. On the day I do wash my hair I spray this on my roots of my wet hair before I blow it dry and style it. The spray helps eliminate oil the next day and then I use dry shampoo. It’s a game changer if you have fine hair that gets greasy after one day!

 

Intex PureSpa Cup Holder– I needed cup holders for our new hot tub and this one turned out to be perfect! It fits snugly on the side and holds 2 drinks. It’s worked perfectly for my margaritas!

Skywalker Jump ‘N Dunk Trampoline– We promised the kids a trampoline when we moved because our new backyard is completely flat and even. But I didn’t want a huge one so we finally chose this one. It’s big enough for the kids to have fun but it doesn’t take up the whole yard. 

Gourmia Electric Kettle– I’ve been working hard to limit myself to one cup of coffee a day but I still want hot drinks. I bought this kettle so I can make myself cups of tea. My mom is British- hot tea is a staple! I love how quickly this kettle boils water and I’m going to use it for priming thermoses when the kids go back to school. 

Tazo Awake English Breakfast Tea– speaking of tea, this is my absolute favorite tea! It has enough caffeine to keep me awake and moving! It also has a pretty strong taste- I cannot handle weak tea. Blech! 

Whitmor 5 Section Closet Organizer- One of my least favorite things about the school year is the fighting about clothes. My kids wear uniforms, you would think that would cut down on the arguments. It does not. Zoey is the worst for this- she never wants to pick out her outfit the night before and then we spend 15 minutes arguing about it the next morning. I’m not doing this anymore. Every Sunday night we will pick out 5 outfits for the week. And that’s the end of the discussion. Pray for me. 

Mpow Cell Phone Holder– My old cell phone holder doesn’t fit in my new car so I needed a new one. After reading about a gazillion reviews I finally chose this one. I’ve had it for about a month and so far it’s been great! I try not to use my phone at all while I’m driving since the new Pathfinder has navigation but I like to charge it and having it in this holder keeps it from sliding all over the place. 

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel– I bought this last month in prep for our beach trip because my feet are awful. I played soccer for so many years and I have soccer player feet. It’s embarrassing. I was so pleased with this foot peel. I applied the booties, waited the recommended amount of time, and then about 5 days later the dead skin started peeling right off my feet! I’ll definitely buy this again!

So that’s some of the things I’ve bought off of Amazon Prime lately. It’s probably the most random collection of stuff ever. Ha! I love me some Amazon Prime!