Monthly Goals {April 2015}

I started posting my monthly goals at the beginning of the year. At first it started out as an experiment, but I found that the motivation from publicly proclaiming my “to do’s” has been a great source of motivation for me to keep going.

March Goal Recap:


*Continue blogging about 4-5 days a week.

*Grow my Instagram account to at least 400 followers.

*Host a giveaway to celebrate my one year blogiversary (spoiler alert, it’s tomorrow).

Done, Done and DONE!


*Do more crafts and art projects with the girls.
*Family game nights have at least 2 this month.

*Have one movie night with the girls.

We honestly didn’t do any big art projects. Marissa was hard at work on her project fair board most of the month and that sucked up a lot of craft time. Emily did do LOADS of schoolwork this month. The one month I didn’t make it a goal. 

No official board game nights but we did work on pages and have computer game nights.

Movie night, check! Dad squeezed in two movie nights with the girls. I missed out but I know they had a blast.


*Exercise at least 5 days a week including my 3 runs. Let’s try this again… no promises. 

The knee is still not 100% yet.
*Drink more water. I think I may try labeling a bottle by the hour.

*Half training is in full swing now. This months long runs include some 9 & 10 mile runs. 

My goal for that, survive.

*Get the hubby running! His first 5K with me is in less than 5 weeks.

I crushed my fitness goals this month, drank my water and Russ is more than ready for our 5K on Saturday!


*Pray more.

*Start reading again.

*Continue to listen to more Christ centered music.

Reading and praying… still not doing anything consistent or scheduled. Worship music I have listened to a lot this month, mostly my All Sons & Daughters c.d.

Home School-

*Continue preparing for placement testing at the end of the month.

*Celebrate only having one quarter (9 weeks) of school left.

* Take a field trip or at least plan one.

Testing was prepped and is now over. We celebrated the last quarter of school with cupcakes and a field trip is on our radar for next Wednesday!


*Finish my first photography course.

*Continue garden planning and prep.

*Make a new pallet sign.

*Complete The Blogger Life Photo challenge on Instagram #BLphotochallenge

Still not finished. Things have just been “to busy”.

The garden planning is going great.
The pallet sign is assembled and hung but still blank. I need some inspiration. I also happened to finish our gallery wall!

FAIL, total epic fail. I am really bummed about that too. I love a good photo challenge. 

So I missed the mark on some of my goals and others didn’t end up looking exactly the way I thought they would. Overall I really feel like I accomplished a lot this month. Definitely a lot to be happy with. 


*Continue blogging 4-5 days a week.

*Grow my Instagram account to at least 500 followers. I feel this one isn’t really possible… but who knows, I might as well try!

*Write a Q&A post on homeschooling & my gallery wall, that is finally “complete.”


*Work on completing our spring bucket list.
*Have at least 2 Family evening walks/bike rides.

*Have one movie night with the girls.


*Exercise at least 5 days a week including my 3 runs.

*Finish my half training and complete my first of 2 half marathons this summer.

*Run the Amazing Grace with Russell.
*Do a one mile fun run with Marissa and Emily.

*Keep logging calories on My Fitness Pal


*Pray more. For my girls, my husband and that God would help us to find a new church home.

*Start reading again, again. Praying I would hunger for words of truth.

*Listen to more worship music. Find some “kids” worship music for the girls. 

Home School-

*Enjoy the rest of spring break!

*Finish strong, May 7th is coming fast.

*Have more fun.


*Finish my first photography course… this IS the month

*Continue garden planning and prep.

*Make Finish a new pallet sign.

*Have a girls night out with my BFF

Linking up with Andrea from Mitchael Journey

What is a goal that you have for this month? 

Leave me a comment and tell me about it

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  • Great goals! I should re-visit my blogging goals to see how I am doing.

  • Oh great goals! Happy bloggiversary! So exciting!

  • Summer Ann

    You're one busy lady! I have no clue how you keep up with all of it. Great job!!

  • Well it's kind of deceiving. School stuff consumes our day, family/friend stuff afternoon and evening and my exercise is only because I wake up at 4:30 AM so I don't interfere with the other stuff. Races are on the weekends too. We don't really feel that busy, but I do have a lot of LONG days.

    Thanks friend.

  • Awesome job with your goals! Keep growing your IG. I've been amazed at how quickly mine has grown!

  • Yay for april goals! I think you did a great job with your March goals — even if you didn't finish them all – it seems like all were worked on. Which isn't that the point of goals? I mean sure we want to finish them but really we're just trying to improve things and every step towards that counts! I totally think you can grow your IG account to 500! Maybe not in a month but sooner than you think! Enjoy spring break!!! It's a short dash to summer break from there!

  • You are doing so awesome! And yay for your blogiversary tomorrow!!

  • chall1018

    Yay for completing most of your March goals!! Wahoo!!! Sounds like March was a good month. And good
    luck with all of your April goals. You've got this!

  • Liz

    I love these! And I really like how you split them into easy categories…I want to do that next month 🙂 HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! <3 So much fun! And agreed with some other comments…setting the goals is wonderful, but I don't always reach all of them either…it's just great to set and aim high 🙂 Can't wait to check back in tomorrow!

  • Ashley

    I love reading your goals each month! I feel inspired to join in but then everytime I remember it's like the 15th of the month!!!

  • Thanks Danielle! You definitely should. I have a tendency to forget my goals for the month, let alone a whole year! Happy almost Friday!

  • Thanks Kelly! How long have you been blogging now?

  • Thanks Becky! I am trying my best, it is definitely hard work. I seem to be averaging around 75 a month. But since the beginning of the year it has almost doubled! So I have to be doing something right?!

  • Lol! I totally understand that. I can barely remember my goals for the month, let alone a year. I say a 1st quarter review/update is in order, I'd read it!

  • Thanks Jamie! It was actually last month…. I just didn't update that from last months goal post, lol! Oooopppss!!

    Happy almost Friday!

  • Aaaaahhhh, thanks friend. March went much better than February did. So that felt really good. We will see how much spring and warmer weather distracts me this month :).

  • I am kind of OCD like that :), it also helps me to focus better.

    The blogiversary was actually last month. I just copied and pasted my goals from my last post and I should have changed that tomorrow bit. I didn't even think about how it would throw some people off. Oooppps, I should have thought about that.

    I totally agree. They are goals, not a to do list. Some of them might not get done and that is okay!

  • Oh duh- I remember that post! I'm just going to blame my forgetfulness on pregnancy brain…. 🙂

  • It's totally legit friend! I just call it mommy brain now :).

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Awesome goals, again!
    I absolutely love the Russ was able to have movie nights with the girls. Talk about sweet memories for those little ladies.
    And I'm so excited for your 1/2 training. I so wish I was doing this right along with you. Next year. 🙂
    Keep up all the awesome work!!

  • It is a lot isn't it? Most of them are things that I already am working on anyways like school and fitness so I just try to be a little more intentional within those categories. I am pretty excited but a bit worried I won't be able to keep up with him :).

    Have a great weekend!

  • Thanks friend.

    I think so too. Sweet memories for them and mama gets a night out!

    I am so stinking excited about OKC, it is just such a huge race. I've never done anything huge before. You will definitely be back at it next year!

  • Ashley

    You're right!! I will try working on it today!!!

  • Elizabeth

    You did so great!!! I'm so impressed! I think I need to make a spring bucket list… but with the weather here, maybe I should just make a summer bucket list that lasts from now through September? LOL.

  • Just a link thing with some other bloggers. I can get you info if your interested!

  • that sounds like a lot of fun! If you don't mind sending it along I think it sounds like something I'd be interested in for sure!

  • The link up organizer is Shaylee at Manner Of Joy. I sent her your info and hopefully she will contact you soon!

  • Thanks! Lol yeah that is probably a great idea for you. At least you get to skip most of the spring showers. Those darn things always seem to be ruining all of my fun plans :(.