Sunday, August 3, 2014

My August Goals {+ a July Recap}


You might remember that earlier this month I shared my goals for the month of July. It was a really, really great month of establishing some new routines and adjusting to life as the three of us. I have fresh vision building in my heart for family life, myself personally, and for Strong+Sweet. Now that July is all done, I've written up 5 new goals for the month of August. But first, how did I do with my July goals? Read below to find out!


1. Read a book with Luke {nope!} We did actually buy a book to read together so I'm moving this to my August goals.

2. Loose 5 pounds {I think so?} The funny thing about this one is that we don't own a scale. I just assumed I'd find some way to weigh myself, so I'll have to get to that soon. Although I don't know my current weight, I do know that this month I made some better decisions about the food I ate and the activities I did. I've been taking nice long walks with Bekah, doing a little ReFit Rev (a Christian Ministry like Zumba), and eating lots of  veggies. I've also started limiting the days that I can have "sweet stuff". 

3. Write 10 entries in Bekah's book {done!} I keep a pretty little notebook where I write notes and stories to help me capture some of these early days with Bekah. Some of the things I wrote about this week included: Bekah rolling over for the first time, our trip to the beach, Bekah attending her first wedding, and the cute sounds she's been making. For example, "Un-geeeeee" is one sound she makes. It sounds like "hungry" and it cracks me up when she says it right before it's time to eat. She's a cutie. :)

4. Blog a new contributor post {nope!} This one is sitting in my drafts partially completed. I'd like to get it posted this week. A few past contributors helped me out and I love what they had to say.

5. Develop a self care + beauty plan {done!} This month I wanted to develop a daily makeup routine. I was starting from square one and was ready to learn! I'm happy to say it happened. I'll be writing a whole post about this in August, sharing about my time with Kristen (check out her blog here) and how I've kept up with what she taught me. Thank you, Kristen!

July was fun! Here are my August Goals:


1. Read a book with Luke - trying this one again in August. Read, Bonnie, Read!

2. Complete a bathroom makeover - fresh paint, storage solutions, and decorating :)

3. Plan a special get together with friends - we have some new neighbors I'd like to get to know!

4. Get other women involved with Strong+Sweet through a video series - I'm so excited about this! 

5. Start working on family photo albums - I've never organized our pictures from dating, engagement, or our 1st year of marriage. Now that we're approaching 2 years of marriage and Bekah is here, I have a lot of catching up to do. I think I'll try to do this using Shutterfly. 

What would you like to make happen in August? I'd love to hear your goals. August has a whole lot of potential. :)

Love,
Bonnie

21 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read Night with you babe! Enjoying your goal posts...I think it's one of the most effectively encouraging things you've written. Encouraging for you and encouraging for me and encouraging for your readers. :)

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    1. Love you! That means a lot, sweetie. I'm so glad it encouraged you.

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  2. ^ I love your husband's comment! So sweet :)

    I think writing a book to record your daughter's milestones is a brilliant idea. Others Instagram such precious moments but kudos to you for taking time and effort to write them down :)

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    1. Haha! Aw. Yep, he's a sweetie!
      Thanks Patricia - Now hopefully we'll be able to read my handwriting down the road… haha it's not the neatest ;)

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  3. You are always such an encouragement to me Bonnie!

    August goals:
    1. Limit screen time- less time on the computer or watching TV
    2. Cross two books off my "To Read List"- if Im limiting screen time I'll have more time for reading which I love.
    3. Share the gospel with a new friend- your blog posts or facebook messages seem to come at the exact moment God has been speaking to me about something and recently that has been about being more bold in sharing my faith. What a great goal to set since I've really felt God placing this on my heart the past few days.

    Happy August. (:

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    1. Love those goals, Amanda! Thanks so much for always reading and encouraging me! Your feedback and involvement means so much to me. Keep me updated on how your goals go! Praying over them now. Happy August to you, too!

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  4. Beautiful goals! Don't weigh yourself.. Just keep making better decisions and "measure" the way you feel! Believe me, that feeling you get when you make better decisions is much better than what the scale says. Pounds don't matter but if you want real measurements then measure yourself and write down the inches. They change much faster and make you feel much better :)

    And I know how hard it is to not step on that scale :D So I am kind of jealous that you don't have scales at home because they can become one hell of an addiction!

    Good luck with your August goals ;)

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    1. :) You're right! The feeling of knowing I made a good decision is much better! Thanks, girl! And thanks for reading!

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  5. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your video series! Very cool. So glad to have found you through The Peony Project :) There are so many awesome new blogs that I'm discovering. Best of luck with your bathroom makeover -- I'd love one of those as well! ~Jenna // A Mama Collective

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! :) Your interest is so encouraging! I came across your blog just the other day. Excited to explore it more! It is such a beautiful space and I love the community feel of it. Thanks again for stopping by!

      Bonnie

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  6. adorable! you can do it Bonnie! and btw, I would love to meet up with you for walks sometimes once school starts again! :) God Bless!

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    1. Thanks Kaycie! You're a sweetie. :) I would love that, too! I'll be in touch - same goes to you - feel free to contact me any time you need some fresh air and company! Haha

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  7. Love the idea of creating and maintaining family photo albums but I never seem to have the patience or time! I have used Shutterfly in the past and really liked it! Can't wait to see your post next month when you have knocked all of these goals out of the park! :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah, you're so encouraging! I'm with you - It just feels like a ton of work at first but I'm sure once it's done I'll be so happy I did it. Hope you're doing well, lady!

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  8. I love this! I found you through the Peony Project. I have blogged a lot about goals recently. Here is the link to one of my post on goals: http://joypedrow.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/10-tips-for-setting-goals-sticking-to-them/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Joy :) I just visited your page and really enjoyed that post on goals. Thanks for the encouragement and for spurring me on! :)

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  9. What exactly is the Strong+Sweet through a video series?

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    1. Hi Adriana! I've been brainstorming some ideas for Q&A videos that would involve some other women. I love hearing from other ladies about their faith and what's going on in their lives. Still working through some details but hopefully I'l make some progress this month and get videos up fairly soon! :) Thanks for reading!

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  10. that's the main thing of 'losing weight' though- is getting healthier, not so much about the pounds. eating healthy and getting your body moving is so important!! i have so many things i am hoping to get done in august, here's just a few - sand and stain my adirondack chair and rack for my classic car; prep to move to a new city; start exercising regularly again ; eat healthy again! =)

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    1. Good points! :) I love those goals, Laura! It sounds like you have some exciting things going on. Hope you have a great move and a productive August getting the things you want done, done. :)

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  11. Great goals! I did my first ever month goal list. I think long term and short term goal lists are so important.

    xoxo, kerri

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

My August Goals {+ a July Recap}


You might remember that earlier this month I shared my goals for the month of July. It was a really, really great month of establishing some new routines and adjusting to life as the three of us. I have fresh vision building in my heart for family life, myself personally, and for Strong+Sweet. Now that July is all done, I've written up 5 new goals for the month of August. But first, how did I do with my July goals? Read below to find out!


1. Read a book with Luke {nope!} We did actually buy a book to read together so I'm moving this to my August goals.

2. Loose 5 pounds {I think so?} The funny thing about this one is that we don't own a scale. I just assumed I'd find some way to weigh myself, so I'll have to get to that soon. Although I don't know my current weight, I do know that this month I made some better decisions about the food I ate and the activities I did. I've been taking nice long walks with Bekah, doing a little ReFit Rev (a Christian Ministry like Zumba), and eating lots of  veggies. I've also started limiting the days that I can have "sweet stuff". 

3. Write 10 entries in Bekah's book {done!} I keep a pretty little notebook where I write notes and stories to help me capture some of these early days with Bekah. Some of the things I wrote about this week included: Bekah rolling over for the first time, our trip to the beach, Bekah attending her first wedding, and the cute sounds she's been making. For example, "Un-geeeeee" is one sound she makes. It sounds like "hungry" and it cracks me up when she says it right before it's time to eat. She's a cutie. :)

4. Blog a new contributor post {nope!} This one is sitting in my drafts partially completed. I'd like to get it posted this week. A few past contributors helped me out and I love what they had to say.

5. Develop a self care + beauty plan {done!} This month I wanted to develop a daily makeup routine. I was starting from square one and was ready to learn! I'm happy to say it happened. I'll be writing a whole post about this in August, sharing about my time with Kristen (check out her blog here) and how I've kept up with what she taught me. Thank you, Kristen!

July was fun! Here are my August Goals:


1. Read a book with Luke - trying this one again in August. Read, Bonnie, Read!

2. Complete a bathroom makeover - fresh paint, storage solutions, and decorating :)

3. Plan a special get together with friends - we have some new neighbors I'd like to get to know!

4. Get other women involved with Strong+Sweet through a video series - I'm so excited about this! 

5. Start working on family photo albums - I've never organized our pictures from dating, engagement, or our 1st year of marriage. Now that we're approaching 2 years of marriage and Bekah is here, I have a lot of catching up to do. I think I'll try to do this using Shutterfly. 

What would you like to make happen in August? I'd love to hear your goals. August has a whole lot of potential. :)

Love,
Bonnie

21 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read Night with you babe! Enjoying your goal posts...I think it's one of the most effectively encouraging things you've written. Encouraging for you and encouraging for me and encouraging for your readers. :)

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    1. Love you! That means a lot, sweetie. I'm so glad it encouraged you.

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  2. ^ I love your husband's comment! So sweet :)

    I think writing a book to record your daughter's milestones is a brilliant idea. Others Instagram such precious moments but kudos to you for taking time and effort to write them down :)

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    1. Haha! Aw. Yep, he's a sweetie!
      Thanks Patricia - Now hopefully we'll be able to read my handwriting down the road… haha it's not the neatest ;)

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  3. You are always such an encouragement to me Bonnie!

    August goals:
    1. Limit screen time- less time on the computer or watching TV
    2. Cross two books off my "To Read List"- if Im limiting screen time I'll have more time for reading which I love.
    3. Share the gospel with a new friend- your blog posts or facebook messages seem to come at the exact moment God has been speaking to me about something and recently that has been about being more bold in sharing my faith. What a great goal to set since I've really felt God placing this on my heart the past few days.

    Happy August. (:

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    1. Love those goals, Amanda! Thanks so much for always reading and encouraging me! Your feedback and involvement means so much to me. Keep me updated on how your goals go! Praying over them now. Happy August to you, too!

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  4. Beautiful goals! Don't weigh yourself.. Just keep making better decisions and "measure" the way you feel! Believe me, that feeling you get when you make better decisions is much better than what the scale says. Pounds don't matter but if you want real measurements then measure yourself and write down the inches. They change much faster and make you feel much better :)

    And I know how hard it is to not step on that scale :D So I am kind of jealous that you don't have scales at home because they can become one hell of an addiction!

    Good luck with your August goals ;)

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    1. :) You're right! The feeling of knowing I made a good decision is much better! Thanks, girl! And thanks for reading!

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  5. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your video series! Very cool. So glad to have found you through The Peony Project :) There are so many awesome new blogs that I'm discovering. Best of luck with your bathroom makeover -- I'd love one of those as well! ~Jenna // A Mama Collective

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! :) Your interest is so encouraging! I came across your blog just the other day. Excited to explore it more! It is such a beautiful space and I love the community feel of it. Thanks again for stopping by!

      Bonnie

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  6. adorable! you can do it Bonnie! and btw, I would love to meet up with you for walks sometimes once school starts again! :) God Bless!

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    1. Thanks Kaycie! You're a sweetie. :) I would love that, too! I'll be in touch - same goes to you - feel free to contact me any time you need some fresh air and company! Haha

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  7. Love the idea of creating and maintaining family photo albums but I never seem to have the patience or time! I have used Shutterfly in the past and really liked it! Can't wait to see your post next month when you have knocked all of these goals out of the park! :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah, you're so encouraging! I'm with you - It just feels like a ton of work at first but I'm sure once it's done I'll be so happy I did it. Hope you're doing well, lady!

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  8. I love this! I found you through the Peony Project. I have blogged a lot about goals recently. Here is the link to one of my post on goals: http://joypedrow.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/10-tips-for-setting-goals-sticking-to-them/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Joy :) I just visited your page and really enjoyed that post on goals. Thanks for the encouragement and for spurring me on! :)

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  9. What exactly is the Strong+Sweet through a video series?

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    1. Hi Adriana! I've been brainstorming some ideas for Q&A videos that would involve some other women. I love hearing from other ladies about their faith and what's going on in their lives. Still working through some details but hopefully I'l make some progress this month and get videos up fairly soon! :) Thanks for reading!

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  10. that's the main thing of 'losing weight' though- is getting healthier, not so much about the pounds. eating healthy and getting your body moving is so important!! i have so many things i am hoping to get done in august, here's just a few - sand and stain my adirondack chair and rack for my classic car; prep to move to a new city; start exercising regularly again ; eat healthy again! =)

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    1. Good points! :) I love those goals, Laura! It sounds like you have some exciting things going on. Hope you have a great move and a productive August getting the things you want done, done. :)

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  11. Great goals! I did my first ever month goal list. I think long term and short term goal lists are so important.

    xoxo, kerri

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