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2019 Monthly Goals: October

I accomplished the majority of my goals for September and it was so nice to check some things off my very long to-do (eventually) list! I’m hoping to keep the streak going for October!

Goals for October:

1. Personal Goals:

  • Clean out & organize my closet
  • Start listing clothes & shoes on Mercari
  • Delete 10 unwatched things off the DVR

2. Family Goals:

  • Plan 2 family nights
  • Start planning Thanksgiving 
  • Work on a family budget for next year

3. House & Organization Goals:

  • Organize laundry room
  • Organize bonus room & closet
  • List all winter uniforms for sale

4. Book & Blog Goals:

  • Read 5 books 
  • Organize collections on Kindle App
  • Schedule out one month of posts

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 

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

2016 Monthly Goals: November


How is it already November? I don’t understand how this year is going by so quickly. I guess when life is busy it goes by faster. I understand it but I sure don’t like it. October was so very busy with football and basketball is starting so I didn’t do great with my goals. But I kept everyone alive and fed and the house did not fall down around us so I’m calling it a win. 

October Goals:

1. Finish organizing my kindle categories. I worked on this a lot but I’m not quite done. I’m getting there. It’s been a slow process but it will be worth it when I’m done.

2. Finish the master bedroom redo. Nope. I got nothing done in the master bedroom. At all. 

3. Finish up some small house projects. I got a few little ones done but not as many as I hoped to do. And I added twice as many to my list as I crossed off.

4. Start planning for the holidays. I actually did some of this. I figured out Thanksgiving- at least I figured out what time we’re going to eat. I made Christmas lists. That’s progress, right?

5. Organize the pictures on my phone. I got a decent start on this but I’m not done. It takes a long time to go through 3500 pictures. A long time.

November Goals:

1. Finish organizing my Kindle categories. Ha! It’s staying on the list until it gets done, y’all. I’d say I’m 70% done. And I have well over 4000 books on my Kindle. 70% of 4000 is….well, a lot. That’s math and I don’t like math.

2. Finish all the projects on my house list before Thanksgiving. We’re hosting a huge crowd for Thanksgiving and I need to get this house in order so I’m not stressing out the day before they arrive.

3. Finish Christmas shopping. I do not want to be doing last minute shopping this year. I want to be done. I’ve already gotten a good head start but there’s a lot left to do. 

4. Celebrate all the birthdays. Tyler turns 16 this month, Maia turns 12, and we have 3 other birthdays in November too. It’s a busy month.

5. Find some new dinner recipes. I need to add some new stuff. Preferably some stuff that all my kids will eat. I’m tired of them turning their noses up at dinner and eating PB&J sandwiches instead. I’m going to find some recipes that they all will enjoy.