Friday, August 3, 2012

July Flew By!


G0 For The Goal


It's M's birthday month!!!!!!!! Even though he's not as big of a birthday person as I am, I'm super pumped about this month. We have some fun times planned, big things happening, and another mini vacation ahead.  I'm linking up with MeghanLoriMeghan, and Whitney again to share what I've accomplished for the month. Here are my posts for JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril, May, June, and the year.

  • Be happy. That's been tough this month. I try to focus on the positive, but sometimes I feel sad. And that's okay because it was a big loss. 
  • Relax more. I'm not quite sure if you'd call laying on the couch to watch the Olympics relaxing, but that's only because my heart always races as the athletes compete!
  • Write. Still a contributing writer for HooplaHa and loving it, but also have some other part-time work on the horizon. I'll keep you posted. 
  • Read at least one book a month. I'm halfway through 3 different books, so that counts, right?
  • Cook a new recipe once a month. (Spaghetti Squash Cakes, I promise that the recipe will be here soon!)
  • No shop months. Um, not sure when I'm supposed to be doing this anymore. I've definitely been better though. Haven't been buying new clothes. Returned the Lilly dress I had bought too! (I am putting more money into my savings account though.)
  • Give once a month. I donated money to some of the causes at the checkout in stores again.  
I think come September, I'll have done more work on these goals, but for now, I'm just trying to enjoy the summertime and all the exciting things gong on in life right now. Now that we're more than halfway through the year, where are you on your goals?
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13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you had a pretty productive month girl! July really did fly by!!

Jenny said...

July went by so fast! But...I am ready for fall!

Loss is never easy...sending you strength and only remember the special times.

Bonnie said...

I cannot believe that it is August already. Where did July go??!

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Ruthie Hart said...

hahah I could not NOT buy stuff for a month! I am not a big shopper but still!! and Im stll waiting for that recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adam said...

august is my birthday month too. Mine is the 10th

Lauren said...

yay for the birthday month!!

Benlovesting said...

Lovely blog! x

AlliFerg said...

Yay, make sure to get him registered for birthday freebies!

http://alliferg.blogspot.com/2012/06/birthday-deals-food.html

http://alliferg.blogspot.com/2012/05/birthday-deals-stuff.html

femmefrugality said...

You've been doing great! No spend days/months don't really work in our household...we do have a lot of no spend days, but we don't do them intentionally. For us it's more of a mentality shift. Happy bday to M!

Audrey Allure said...

Great goals -- spaghetti squash cakes sound interesting!

Meghan said...

Yes! Watching the Olympics totally counts as relaxation - that's all I've been doing, too:)

Janna Renee said...

Sounds like you are doing well! Having our savings where I want it relieves sooo much of my stress, so good for you!

lori said...

relaxing and focusing on having "me" time is so hard sometimes- i literally have to schedule it into my day. but it is SO important... hope you are able to find some for yourself!