Thursday, September 08, 2016

Goals for September

We're nearly two weeks into September already, and I'm just now swooping in to share some goals for the month (oops). My work schedule has been pretty hectic the last two weeks, but the next few seem to be offering some free time. My August goals were far from crushed. In fact, I barely put a dent in them. It is what it is, but hopefully I'll get more accomplished this month!


(✘) Start + finish a new book.
(✔) Visit Disney at least once.
(✘) Take my gun to the shooting range.
(✘) Try to hit 10,000 steps a day.
(✔) Keep up with blogging regularly.
(✘) Go on a few family outings.
(✘) Spend at least 30 minutes a day studying HTML / CSS

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Start watching more sermons.
I don't go to church as often as I should. I used to watch sermons here at home whenever I'd miss a service, but I've slowly stopped doing that too. I'd like to set aside time every other day to watch Joyce Meyer (or others) + dive back into the Word.

Read as much as I can
You guys already know how I am with reading. Some months I can plow through a book or two, but most months I struggle to even finish one. So, this month, I'm simply striving to read as much as my schedule allows. I've been working my way through a couple different books, but I'm not setting a goal to finish any of them in particular (as I'm sure I'd fail).

Find a way to be more active.
The eating better thing, I've got that in the bag. So far, I'm down 11 pounds + one pant size (whoooo). But, I want to start being more active as well. I'd love to find (or create) an exercise routine I can do in the comfort of my home. I'm leaning towards Tae Bo because I've done it in the past, and I actually enjoy it. Also, once the weather grows cooler, I'm going to purchase a bicycle so I can go biking with my mama. There's a bike trail that runs along the front of our property, so I might as well put it to good use!

Visit Epcot's Food + Wine Festival.
My mama's birthday is actually next week, so we're planning on celebrating by visiting Epcot for their food + wine fest. I'm really hoping it works out, because we haven't been in five years. I've already made a list of food / drinks I want to try while we're there.

Tackle all remaining yard work.
Yard work is my nemesis. There's no denying that one. Add in the fact that we live on three acres and it's been raining for 40 days and 40 nights (ha), and you can clearly understand why there's a need to 'tackle' it all. It basically looks like we live in a freaking jungle. My brother has been coming over to help us over the past week, but there are still many areas that need serious work.

Have at least one day date or date night.
Between our crazy work schedules + G's new school schedule, we are in dire need of a date before the month draws to an end. Spending time together has always been a top priority for us. We'll probably try a new restaurant or go see a movie (or both).

Try out a new pumpkin recipe.
Hard to believe it's already pumpkin time! Baking is one of my favorite things to do around this time of year, but I'm really quite bored with pumpkin bread / muffins. Thinking of making scones, cobbler, or donuts this time around.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Color Crush No. 5

I figured I'd share one more summer-esque color crush since the season seems to be quickly fleeing us. Just like the last one I shared, this photo was found while perusing the pages of (my go-to for stock photos these days) as well. I'll always be a sucker for blues + greens. Seeing this seaside town makes me want to pack my bags for a tropical vacation somewhere.