Monthly Goals, June 2016

Just like that, May is over.

June Goals
And what a month May was! It was our first month of no school. That alone seems crazy. Have we really been out of school for a month already?! We went to a NASCAR race, ran a half marathon and spent a weekend out-of-town. May felt a bit like a whirlwind to say the least. With the busyness the past month brough,t it didn’t leave much time for working on the goals I set. Let’s see how thing went anyways.


*Keep posting 4-5 days a week.
*Work on my Pinterest strategy and growing followers to 1,000. (Take two)
*Reformat 50 blog posts since my WordPress transition.

I was WAY to ambitious on that reformat goal. I managed to do about 25 and sure there were days *cough* weeks *cough* that I didn’t do any at all. But hey, its pretty much summer. I’ll get them all done in… about 2 years.

When I wrote this I had 1,050 followers on Pinterest. So unless I have a massive un-following I seriously kicked that goals butt buy gaining 103 followers this month.

May Blog
*Go to a car show.
*Family milk shake or donut date
*Do something spontaneous?!

Done, done and done. I say deciding to go to a baseball games an hour before it starts and running a half marathon with little to no training are spontaneous enough!

May Family

*Complete half marathon #5
*4-5 workouts a week.
*Get diet in strict check this month.

The race is over. My workouts have been going great, but I wouldn’t call my diet strict. Better, but not strict. 

May Fitness

*”Summer” morning devotions with girls. 
*Continue reading.

And now is when you hear the massive explosion of failure go off. Mornings have been totally unorganized around here. I have to get a grip on this one folks.

May spiritual

Home School-
* Start lesson planning for 2016/2017
* Shop for some used curriculum that I need

Lesson plans are underway, more on that later this week. I also have almost everything I need for school next year. I have about 4 more books I need to gather and I am praying I can find some of those used too.

May homeschool
*Work on our spring bucket list
*Date night.
*Get out of town
*Two Girls Nights

I’m a bit shocked that all of these happened, but they did! Our spring bucket list has 4 things left on it and hopefully we’ll cross a couple more of those off this week. I really think we could actually finish the whole list by the weekend with a little bit of luck.

May Random
All in all May went a lot better than I expected it to. I really missed the mark in some areas but did pretty well in others. Now to set some new goals for the month of June. It took every thing I had to not just stop with go to the pool. 


*Keep posting 4-5 days a week.
*Post one photo a day to Instagram and grow to 1600 followers
*Reformat 25 blog posts since my WordPress transition.

*Celebrate Marissa’s 8th birthday
*Go swimming as a family
*Try something new together

*Pick a new event to train for this fall
*4-5 workouts a week
*Kids Classic 2016 for the girls

* Summer morning devotions with girls
* Read a book of the Bible
* Attend VBS

Home School-
* Continue lesson planning for 2016/2017
* Shop for some used curriculum that I still need
* Start lesson planning for the Co-Op Kindergarten class I’ll be teaching

* Finish our spring bucket list
* Create & Start our summer bucket list
* Girls Night Out WITH Marissa
* Go to a cruise night
* Try a new recipe
* Swim lessons

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Tell me a goal you have set for the month of June?

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  • Jessica

    Overall you had a great month of goal crunching! Life happens and something you don’t get as much crossed off as you think, but I think you did great. It’s summer, relax. πŸ™‚

    • Yes, yes, yes. Thank you so much for that reminder.

  • You did a great job with your goals. Our summer mornings are a hot mess, too. I need to figure something out to get a little routine.

    • I hope you find something that works. But hey, at least your summer just started. We’ve been at it for far too long to still be a train wreck :P.

  • Great goals- I am going to think about reformatting posts this summer. We’ll see how that goes.

    • Even if I could just talk myself into one a day…. BLECK.

  • Man you kicked butt again on your goals!!! I’m constantly amazed how well you do. And seriously I can’t believe you guys have been out of school for a month already?! The summer is already flying!

    • I know :(. I was just making out back to school plans yesterday too. We start back on August 8th…. that is a record for us and I am NOT happy about it one bit. But a week off in September means an extra early start.

  • Man you did great on your goals this month! So jealous you’re in summer mode, I want to be in summer mode too! So great that you get to spend so much time with your girls. I need to be better about IG too…I can do it!

    • You have a pool in your backyard and live in CA?! Isn’t that like endless summer ;).I hope you find summer mode soon friend. You totally can do it!

  • I really love your goals and that you do so well on them each month! I haven’t had a chance to make an offiicial goals post, but I’ve been trying to grow my instagram following – it’s very slow going!

    • It is SO slow going and sometimes it feels like mine gets stuck. I hope I can actually meet my goal.

  • I love your June goals! You did great on your May goals! I am quite the opposite of you…my diet is in check, but I haven’t worked out in forever! Too bad we live so far apart, we could be each other’s accountability partner!

    • That would be awesome you could feed me and I could drag you to the gym :P.

  • Love all of these goals! I think I want to start doing some monthly goals posts as well. They’re always some of my favorites to read!

    • You should! And don’t forget to join the link up too! I am so glad you found my space. I keep seeing that we hang out in the same circle and had been meaning to go visit you for a week or two now :).

      • Yes! I’ve been following your blog for quite sometime now and I saw that you recently joined Naptime Nation… I was so excited to see you on there!

        • That seriously turned into my favorite blog support group overnight. I LOVE it.

  • you’re such an achiever… tell me more about this cruise night! And reformatting posts— bleeh!

    • Cruise nights are just what they call car shows around here, not nearly as fancy as it seems. And yes, no fun at all.

  • Reformatting 25 posts is impressive. Seriously. Great job! And congrats on beating your Pinterest goal!

    • Thank you so much. I feel like I worked pretty hard, nice to get a “good job”!

  • Oh you will do so good hosting the co-op Kindergarten! How fun! What are your resources for used curriculum books? It never hurts to ask… πŸ™‚

    • Most of my resources are local Facebook groups or bookstores, or curriculum sales. Ebay is a JOKE. Sometimes amazon has good deals too!

  • Get your butts in church this month. Even if it’s just once. I’m with you on the slacking but let’s hold each other accountable.

  • Meghan Flinn

    I would definitely call you spontaneous in May! And how fun to bring Marissa on a girls night!!!

    • It is going to be a lot of fun and the perfect way to celebrate her birthday week! Yes, week :)!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    You accomplished so much in May!! I’m totally in awe of running the half with the training you speak of. You kick butt, lady!! I can’t wait to see you crush June’s goals!

    • Thank you so much friend your encouragement is always valued.

  • Every month I see your list and it’s so organized and honest and I really think I totally need to do this and then….I don’t. πŸ™‚ Happy Summer!

    • It’s only the second day of the month you could totally still go for it!

  • Sara McCarty

    I love that you do monthly goals and keep yourself accountable! And now I really want to run another half – I miss those races!

    • Nothing like the worry of public shame to keep a girl motivated.

      I bet there are some AMAZING half’s up around St. Louis. There is the race the Cardinals do every year up there too. Someday I am going to make the trip and do that one.

  • You made great progress in May!! One of my June goals is to avoid the heat as much as possible. Ha! I’m also working on some deep cleaning at home. πŸ™‚

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • Haha! I don’t think my girls would let me get away with that one. They are fish and LOVE the pool. I could do some deep cleaning too. Things can get way out of hand WAY to fast.

  • You are my hero that you can do 5 to 5 posts a week. I wish, but especially during the summer 3 is about my max πŸ™‚ You go girl and keep rocking these goals!

    • Summer is HARD. I was just telling my friend that blogging and summer just really don’t mix. We’ll see if I can keep going.

  • Girl, you rocked your goals! That Pintrest growth is amazing! That is something I really need to work on.

    • Thank you! I am working on upping my game even more… we’ll see how that works out for me.