Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Goals for March and February Goal Review

I have to say, knowing that I would be sharing how I did on last month's goals really motivated me to get to work! I should have started doing this years ago...I would have gotten so much more done! (Yes, it's only March...we'll see if this lasts. By the end of the year I may no longer care if you think I'm lazy.)

February Goal Recap



Home: 

1. Buy and hang shelf for dining room. I finally made it to IKEA, where I found these shelves. I still need to add more things to the shelves, but the shelves are up. 

2. Organize and clear out cabinet under kitchen sink. This one is mostly done. However, I do need to get some sort of bin or basket to store all our cleaning supplies, or they won't stay neat and tidy for long. 



Blog: 

1. Order new blog business cards. I ordered these from Minted (just in time for a blog conference I attended) and I love them! 

2. Create a schedule/routine for social media. This one is still a work in progress. I've been making it  a habit to be more regular with my Instagram posting. Twitter is still a challenge. I signed up for Hootsuite but haven't done any tweet-scheduling; I have, however, been using it more frequently than I did before. 



Fun / Family: 

1. Fill album with January pictures and details, and print February's pictures at the end of the month. Done! (As seen here.) 

2. Try a new recipe for Jona. I made Applesauce Muffins from Deceptively Delicious and the jury's still out. Jona ate a few bites and then moved on to the fruit portion of his breakfast, and didn't look back. Aaron and I liked them though, so it wasn't a lost cause. 

3. Read more than two books. See the three books I read here


March Goals




Home: 

1. Finish organization projects started last month. I made some progress last month, but I need a few things to make a lasting difference. As I mentioned above, I need a basket to store cleaning supplies. I also need some desk-area storage solutions. (Preferably something that I can hang on the wall to get the clutter off of the desk.) 

2. Hang updated family pictures on the wall. And by family pictures, I mean pictures of Jona. (I wish we had some of all of us!) I want to try this idea from My Only Sunshine.

3. Sharpen knives. I know, this is a strange goal. But my kitchen knives are getting really dull!

Blog: 

1. Create a media kit. This is one of the "big" blogging goals I mentioned at the beginning of the year. I'm feeling motivated to grow my blog after attending the Go Blog Social Workshop last month, so why not harness that energy!

2. Use social media consistently. This is a continuation from last month's goal; I may not have gotten it down to a routine just yet, but I'd like to at least be consistent and focused in the social media channels that I post on (Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus...boy that seems like a lot). This post on The Well is going to be my jumping off point.

Fun / Family: 

1. Fill photo album with February pictures and memories, and print photos for March. I'm going to keep putting this goal down each month until it's become a part of my monthly routine. I can't wait to use some of the awesome stuff that Kimberly sent me! 

2. Take Jona to a local kid-friendly place or event. We've been so busy lately that it's been a challenge to go anywhere on the weekends other than our usual errand-running stops, but I'm hoping to take the time to explore a museum or park if it's nice enough. 

3. Try a new hairstyle. Now that my hair is getting longer, it's getting to where I can actually start doing stuff with it. Which is great! Except I don't know how to do stuff with it. Pinterest will be my master-teacher this month.


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16 comments:

  1. How did you like Ikea? I really want to go, but I hear it's alwaysssss crowded, which totally turns me off. I like quiet shopping, haha. (In related news, I'm a big ol' spoiled baby.) :)

    -Ashley

    Le Stylo Rouge

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  2. You did a great job hitting your goals for February, that's awesome! I'm sure it feels good to be able to check so many of those things off! And sharpening knives is not a strange goal, it's important to do it when they get dull! I know we try to do ours about once a year, I am not sure if they need it more than that or not, but we try to do at least that much!

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  3. Oh man, that's what kept me from it for so long! I'm also not a fan of shopping in crowds. It was a little overwhelming, but they had some great stuff! It also wasn't that crowded when I went, which was surprising. I went on President's Day, but it was in the morning and the weather was kind of bad I think. Maybe it kept people away!

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  4. Thanks Beth! It does always feel good to check off the list :) I try to do them once or twice a year too, it just gets easy to forget!

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  5. so you know i'm trying that photo a day post thing, and it's starting to become a bit of a challenge! i was thinking yesterday that i might let it slip - you know, who would notice, no big deal, the usual - but this post reaffirms that i should keep it up. not only am i sticking to my goal, but it helps with the consistent social media use :) OOOH, and i want some tips on a media kit!

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  6. I think it's awesome you're doing that photo-a-day challenge, I think it would be really hard to keep up! But I love seeing your pics, so I'm glad you're continuing.
    And I have no clue what I'm doing when it comes to a media kit...if I figure it out I'll let you know though :)

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  7. I love how organized you are with your goals!! I need to start doing this!! Off to doodle down some goals RIGHT NOW! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  8. Thank you! I wasn't always this organized with goals, believe me! This year I'm determined to get stuff DONE though!! :)

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  9. I LOVE reading through other peoples goals. Especially loved reading about your blog goals. So great to hear you're using Hootsuite... and yay for making a media kit. I made one a few months back and I love being able to email it to companies & brands!! xo

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  10. Thanks! I know, I feel the same way about reading others' goals--it's so motivating! I've been wanting to put a media kit together for a long time now, I need to just do it already! ;)

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  11. Thanks Megan! That's so nice of you to say! I love blogging and would do it even if my mom were my only reader, but I do want to continue to grow and learn, so I'm hoping these goals will help me get there! :)

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  12. Thanks Anne! I feel like having them written out really helps keep me on track, and sharing them with you all even more so! And yes, checking off the list is the best.

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  13. i can't even think of all the stuff i have to do right now, life has been overwhelming lately--but i get a strange delight in seeing items crossed off others' lists. i've been wanting to visit an ikea for a bit. and i live 5 miles from one!

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  14. Talk about overwhelming...Ikea is definitely that. Fun though. And I agree, I love seeing other people's goals and lists. I hope life slows down a little for you :)

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  15. I'm so with you that these little monthly goals posts are so motivating! I want to make sure I can have a good report back every month, haha! :)

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  16. Haha I totally feel the same way! When I'm not feeling very motivated to get something done, I'm like, but I wrote it out on the blog as a goal, I HAVE to do this!

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