Last month, I started writing down my monthly goals and I’m so glad I did! Not only did it make me really aware of certain things I needed to accomplish but it really helped me focus and do things I might not normally do (because I knew I would have to report back to you guys!).
Before I get to July’s goals…let me recap June’s…
1. Get my hair wet more often…
…done. I told Erika, the other day, I went to the ladies room at the pool and my sunglasses were crooked, my leftover makeup was all over my face and my swimsuit wasn’t exactly covering everything God intended it to cover…but you know what, my kids were having a great time. (I put myself back together and went back out to have more fun!)
2. Not look at my computer on Sundays.
Done! I might not get to everything I need but I’ve really tried to not do any work on Sunday afternoons.
3. Read 2 books a month…
I read two great books this month! First I read…
…and I loved it! Such an easy read…perfect for beach bags, patio reading and sitting by the pool. And FYI: the main character is named Shea and lives in North Texas…just like me :). I love everything by Emily Giffin and this was no exception. Loved this book!
I also read…
…and oh my goodness, this book spoke straight to my heart. As a mama, there are many moments throughout the day when I become unglued…I really felt like Lysa was speaking directly to me several times. Loved this book!
4. Work on French with Kensington
Oui! Oui! We spent a little time daily to identify and pronounce objects around our house in French, plus, we reviewed a few conversational phrases and began learning to count. She loves all of this French stuff :).
5. Go to the library at least twice
Well, we went once. The second time I asked them if they wanted to go, we ended up going to the Perot Museum with Andrea instead (and had the best time!).
6. Smith needs to nap less
Yup. We have been napping less. Last week, Smith had two afternoon play dates instead of napping…he was happy and just went to bed a little earlier (tired and happy!).
This month is going to be crazy fun.
I’m doing something HUGE mid-month. Huge. Gigantic. You will flip out when you find out.
My goals for July are…
1. Read two more books.
This goal was really good for me because I forced myself to read (because I knew you would ask!), and I’m so glad I did!
2. Find the perfect hair mask.
Listen, with all of this sun, chlorine, heat and humidity, this lady needs a good hair mask. My goal is to find a fabulous one (at a great price!) and report back to you!! (If you have any suggestions, please share!)
3. Make homemade ice cream at least 3 times.
We love homemade ice cream, so I want to make it at least three times this month. I’ll share the recipes with you after we make them!
4. Host at least 2 groups of people at my house.
Summertime is great for entertaining, so I plan on hosting at least two summertime get-togethers at my house.
5. Start buying a few Christmas gifts.
I am the queen of shopping early for Christmas presents. When December rolls around, I want to be spending every minute with my kids, watching movies, drinking cocoa and listening to music…I do not want to be stressed about buying gifts. Every July, I start buying a few gifts and setting them aside at my house for Christmas. I keep a good list of everything I buy so that I don’t forget and come December, I’m always super grateful I started early.
Speaking of July…on my foodie blog today, it’s my July 4th Menu! I thought of the menu, you just bring the fireworks!
Click here to see my complete July 4th Menu.
Have a great day!!