Friday, July 1, 2016

Goals for July and June Goal Review

Each month I share my goals as a way to motivate myself to get things done and stay accountable. Here's this month's recap and the next month's set of goals for my home, my blog, and my family and personal life. 

Goals for July plus how I did on my June goals.


June Goal Recap

{home}


1. Hang crown molding and buy a rug for our living room. No. I'm learning that I'm not great in general about getting house stuff done, but I'm particularly crappy about it in the summer. We have just been too busy to think about the state of our living room. 

2. Start making plans for the nursery. Yes! I found some crib sheets from the Oh Joy collection at Target, and that really kicked off the planning for me. While I haven't yet bought anything else, I've been doing some pinning and I have a theme in mind. This will come as a huge shock to you all, but baby girl's room will be ice cream themed. I can't wait! 

{blog}


1. Start using checklist for posts and promotion. Yes, I mentioned last month that I made myself a little "to do list" to help me remember to do some more technical and promotional things for blog posts (e.g. adding text for Pinterest pins/"alt text", scheduling tweets on HootSuite, etc.). This month I got into the habit of actually using it. 

2. Try out Snapchat. Yes! I'm still a somewhat sporadic snapper, but come follow along at @shealennonblog to see lots of ice cream, Jona videos, and everyday life. 

{family / fun}


1. Make ice cream. Yep! I tried a no-churn variety and it turned out delicious. Blog post to come next week. 

2. Do a fun summer activity with Jona. Yes, we've actually been doing a lot of fun summer activities. Our library does an evening storytime in the summer, so we went there one night. We also visited the farmer's market, which was fun.  

3. Plan a potty training weekend. The weekend of July 29th we're going to say goodbye to diapers. Or at least I hope. 

July Goals

{Home}


1. Buy a rug for the living room. For crying out loud, how hard is it to buy a rug? This needs to happen.

2. Hang pictures that we have. I am pretty embarrassed about the state of our house that we've lived in since OCTOBER. We need to hang some pictures at the very least.

{Blog} 


1. Reach out to 2 brands I'd like to work with. Typically when I work with brands, it's because they've reached out to me. However, there are a few I'd like to work with that I may as well just ask them. The worst they can do is say no, right?

2. Apply for an affiliate network. I've been a member of the Weave Made Media network for a while now, but they haven't had as many campaigns as I hoped for. I've heard good things about a few other networks, so I may apply. (This article on ad networks is a great place to start.)

{Family / Fun}


1. Go to garage sales. I love garage sales and can't believe I haven't been to a single one yet this summer!

2. Try new ice cream place. There's a new one I've been wanting to try for a while now, I need to get there soon!

3. Research/contact photographers for family photos. I'd really like to get some family pictures taken next month, so I need to get on it and find a photographer. 


What are your goals this month? 

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