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2019 Monthly Goals: March

For a short month, February sure seemed to creep by pretty slowly! We had a lot going on last month and the cold, rainy weather really wore on my mood. I’m looking forward to Spring! Let’s see how I did on my goals for February.

1. Personal Goals- I completed all of these goals!

  • Have a no spend February for anything other than necessities (excluding my book budget)- DONE
  • Work on our family budget- DONE
  • Cut the grocery budget by at least $100 a month- DONE

2. Book Goals- Nope!

  • Read 5 Kindle Unlimited books- NOPE 
  • Organize my Kindle collections- NOPE
  • Read 5 books from my unread shelf project- NOPE

3. Family Goals- I completed all of these goals!

  • Host the Superbowl party- DONE
  • Have at least one family movie night- DONE
  • Start planning our 2019 vacations- DONE

4. House Goals- I completed one and am working on the other 2!

  • Clean out the kids’ closets- IN PROCESS
  • List all outgrown school uniforms for sale- IN PROCESS
  • Organize pantry- DONE

5. Blog Goals- All of these are still in process!

  • Finish updating pages and categories- IN PROCESS
  • Finish sorting posts- IN PROCESS
  • Schedule out reviews for all books I’ve read- IN PROCESS

I’ve been contemplating what I’d like to achieve in March and I have some specific goals in mind. 

1. Personal Goals

  • Finish all the inventory for our school used uniform committee
  • Be in bed by 11:00 on school nights
  • Delete shows off the DVR that I don’t care about

2. Book Goals

  • Read at least 5 books from Kindle Unlimited
  • Re-evaluate my unread shelf
  • Read at least 3 books from my unread shelf

3. Family Goals

  • Try at least 3 new recipes for dinner
  • Plan Spring break activities
  • Have at least 1 family movie night

4. House Goals

  • Clean out and organize laundry room
  • Clean out and organize kids closets
  • List all outgrown uniforms for sale

5. Blog Goals

  • Finish updating pages
  • Finish sorting posts
  • Update sidebars and links
  • Schedule out book reviews


2019 Monthly Goals: February

I swear January was the longest month. We’ve battled illness and appointments and I had a lovely few weeks of stress induced insomnia. This feels like the 548th day of January! I’m over winter! So lets see how I did on my January goals. 

1. Personal Goals- I completed all of these goals!

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

2. Book Goals- I completed all of these goals too!

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

3. Family Goals- I almost completed both of these goals!

  • Redo chore lists- IN PROCESS
  • Have at least 1 family movie night- DONE

4. House Goals- I half completed these goals!

  • Clean kitchen every night before bed- DONE
  • Create new laundry schedule- NOPE

5. Blog Goals- Eh. You can’t win them all! Ha!

  • Update pages & categories- IN PROCESS
  • Sort old posts from 2018- IN PROCESS

 

So I’ve been thinking for a couple of weeks on what I’d like to accomplish in February.

1. Personal Goals-

  • Have a no spend February for anything other than necessities (excluding my book budget)
  • Work on our family budget
  • Cut the grocery budget by at least $100 a month

2. Book Goals-

  • Read 5 Kindle Unlimited books
  • Organize my Kindle collections
  • Read 5 books from my unread shelf project

3. Family Goals-

  • Host the Superbowl party
  • Have at least one family movie night
  • Start planning our 2019 vacations

4. House Goals-

  • Clean out the kids’ closets
  • List all outgrown school uniforms for sale
  • Organize pantry

5. Blog Goals-

  • Finish updating pages and categories
  • Finish sorting posts
  • Schedule out reviews for all books I’ve read


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



2018 Monthly Goals: September

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Where did August go? How is it already September? I feel like I blinked and August is over. I guess the stress of back to school made the month go by much faster than normal. But looking back at my goals for August- I rocked them! 

August Goals:

1. Finish buying uniform pieces. DONE. All 4 kids have full uniforms for the entire year! It’s such a relief to not have to worry about finding uniform pieces until next year. 

2. Get back on the monthly meal planning train. DONE. I’ve been really good with the meal planning. I’m going to start doing a weekly meal plan post again soon, I think. 

3. Get back in the school year groove. DONE. It was painful and it sucked all the life out of me. But we did it. Kids are waking up with their alarm clocks every morning, I’m going to bed before midnight, all the laundry is done on the weekend, and dinner is at 6:00. Go me.

4. Enjoy our last 2 weeks of summer. DONE. We enjoyed the heck out of our last 2 weeks of summer. Carowinds, swimming, the movies….we enjoyed every last minute.

5. Get organized. DONE. All my calendars and planners are up to date, closets are organized, pantry is organized. It feels great!

September Goals:

1. Spend more one on one time with the kids. Maia, in particular, needs some one on one time right now. She’s still having a hard time. I need to be more conscious of taking her out for coffee or to window shop. 

2. Celebrate 2 birthdays. Zoey turns 8 and Camden turns 16 this month. We’re planning parties, and outings, and school celebrations. 

3. Volunteer. I’m class coordinator for Zoey’s class again this year and I’m co-chair of the used uniform committee at their school. I want to do more volunteering on a weekly basis in the middle school though. 

4. Have a minimal spending month. Birthday presents are already purchased, uniforms are purchased, weekend clothes are purchased, shoes are purchased….I want to spend nothing extra this month. 

5. Try 5 new recipes. I’ve found so many new recipes that my family loves since buying the Instant Pot and there are so many more out there! I can’t wait to try even more. 

 



2018 Monthly Goals: August

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I got a lot of things marked off my to do list in July! I love getting things done! 

July Goals:

1. Finish the kids bedroom decor. SEMI-DONE. Everything is ordered but some things aren’t delivered yet. The kids love their rooms and I’m super happy with how they turned out! I can’t wait to share them!

2. Find some new recipes for the Instant Pot. DONE. I have a big list of recipes I plan to try. So far we’ve loved everything I’ve made! I even talked my mom, my sister, and my mother-in-law to buy an Instant Pot!

3. Create a cleaning station in the laundry room. DONE. It literally took me 2 minutes! And it’s saved me a lot of time already when I’m cleaning the upstairs! I love having a laundry room on the second floor. Love it!

4. Finish the bonus room. SEMI-DONE. I created the art center and hung a huge canvas map in the art center. I still need to do the movie posters on the TV wall. 

5. Sort through school uniforms. DONE. I not only got them sorted but I already sold most of the ones the kids had outgrown! I’m ahead of schedule!

6. Furnish and decorate the front 2 rooms. SEMI-DONE. Again, everything is ordered but some pieces haven’t been delivered yet. 

August Goals:

1. Finish buying uniform pieces. I’ve already made my list and bought some items but there are still some on my list. All 4 kids need various things- from uniform polos to hoodies to jackets to bottoms….it never ends. 

2. Get back on the monthly meal planning train. Now that school is about to go back in I need to get back to monthly meal planning. I’m going to plan 4 weeks at a time but I am going to shop every 2 weeks. I think that will work best for my schedule.

3. Get back in the school year groove. I need to get back into the habit of waking up early, doing laundry before everyone is out of clothes, cooking dinner before 8pm, etc. It’s going to be painful.

4. Enjoy our last 2 weeks of summer. School goes back in 17 days. I want to cry. But I’m determined that we will enjoy our last 2 weeks of summer. I’m hoping to take the kids to see one more movie, maybe hit Carowinds at least once more, go to the beach at the lake, and maybe go bowling. We’re saying goodbye to summer with a bang.

5. Get organized. I need to get my calendar and my planner in sync and get folders done for the new school year. I still have to set up the lunch box area and hang up new uniforms. We’re not going to talk about school supplies. Ugh.