Monthly Goals, April 2016

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Another month of is gone and so is 1/4 of the year.

Thankfully it is the 1/4 that I couldn’t be happier to see gone. For me it seems like the year gets better and better as it goes along, each month bringing just a little more excitement than the one before. Today I’m going to take a look at how I am doing goal wise and make some new goals for the new month, which is nearly a week over already.
*Keep posting 4-5 days a week.
*Celebrate the blogs 2nd birthday.

*Work harder towards 500 Facebook follower. It feels impossible but I have less than 50 to go! So if you want to help a girl out you can find my page HERE

Done, done, and done! I hit 500 like with just a couple of days to spare. I am SO excited to have finally made that milestone. It feels like I have been working toward that one forever.


*Family Game Night
*Family Movie Night
*Take a walk or family bike ride.

Family time this month was a bit less intentional than I planned for but 2 out of 3 isn’t bad. Plus I still feel like we did quite a bit together, just not the things on my list.


*Work out 4 days a week.
*Stop eating so many cookies. I mean it this time. Really, I do.
Thanks to some training runs with Marissa I still managed to hit my work out goal even with some lazy mornings and a cold. I was shocked that I some how pulled it off. As for eating better I’m still not doing amazing but if you are grading on a curve I did much better than last month, so I call it a win.

*Finish the She Reads Truth Lent study.
*Start keeping a prayer journal with Marissa

Prayer journal was a bomb, but we are praying more frequently together. I also barely finished the study. I need to pick something else up soon though. Maybe I can get back to that book I borrowed from MIL forever ago and have yet to really dive into.


Home School-
*Stay on track, we are so close now!
*Begin working on our project fair projects.
*Start Purchasing curriculum for next year.

One month from today we will officially be done with school, that feels AMAZING to say. I also have been gathering curriculum for next year, I even picked some up for the year after that too #overachiever. As for our project fair projects, procrastination won out. After we wrap up our testing this week we will dive into those.


*File our taxes
*Trip to the shooting range
*Prep stuff for the consignment sale
*Start some more seedlings
*Girls night

Taxes were filed, the consignment sale stuff was BARELY prepped in time and I threw a few seedlings in a pot on the last day of the month just so I could cross it off. I went on two girl nights this month which wasn’t nearly enough and my trip to the shooting range got delayed until this past weekend which was technically April. Sickness and exhaustion really had a huge impact on my March social life. Hopefully April proves to be more exciting.


*Keep posting 4-5 days a week.
*Work on my Pinterest strategy and growing followers to 1,000.

*Family movie night.
*Family outing (walk, donut date, something).
*Go to a car show.

*Run a 5K.
*Get serious about half-marathon training.
*4-5 workouts a week.
*Improve my diet more this month.

*Pray more as a family.
*Start reading something.
*Attend Sunday School at church.

Home School-
*Survive academic testing week.
*Begin wrapping up subjects at the end of the month.
*Complete project fair assignments.

*3-4 Girl nights.
*Trip to the shooting range.
*Finish and participate in the consignment sale.
*Date night.
*Take the 37 Ford Russ built for a drive.

April should prove to be a pretty busy and exciting month with lots going on as we wrap up the 2015/2016 school year. That will also be this months #1 priority. It should be a lot of fun too!

What goals are you working toward this month?

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  • Meghan Flinn

    So many great goals… You will definitely be busy and have fun! You reminded me that we didn’t do our family movie night last month. We do a lot as a family already, but I definitely want to try for it in April πŸ™‚

    • All the April rain should give you plenty of chances, right?! Thanks Meghan!

  • Great goals! I used to do monthly goals but I stopped for some reason. I wonder if I should start again.

    • You should totally start again. I am on my 16th month of posting goals and always love to do them.

  • You got a lot done in March! I need to start writing my goals down like this!

    • Yes, start again and join the link-up too! It is the perfect way to keep me accountable.

  • Almost done with the school year! That is so fun. It sneaks up on me when nobody does any school around here. I guess summer really is around the corner.

  • We finished our taxes last night, but the cookies I consumed while i did it… Um, it was a lot! I love your monthly goal rundown it makes me feel kind of like I need to make myself more accountable in several aspects of my life. I have a list in my head, but I lose the paper every time I write it down. Perhaps getting that written on the computer should be my first goal πŸ™‚

    • Baha ha! You always make me laugh. Yes, that is exactly why I write and post my goals for all to see. The fear of the shame of admitting mass failure has kept me some what on track ;).

  • I just made these amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars yesterday…which I had for breakfast today. (There is that counts?) So you could just switch over to bars, so you can hit your quit eating cookie goal? πŸ˜‰

    Congrats on hitting 500 followers! I know of a Facebook eBook that is coming out tomorrow that is a great resource for growing a Facebook following. Let me know if you care and I will share more about it in our group. πŸ™‚

    • Totally counts as long as it has oatmeal, or cereal in it ;).

      Thank you, I saw the link earlier and hope to check it out soon.

  • Girl… you rock!! I need to learn from you. πŸ˜‰

  • You did an awesome job with your goals. I still need to get on the healthy eating train! I feel like FB followers are so hard to get. Awesome job on that!

    • They are SO hard to get. It is really frustrating actually. Thanks Becky. Good luck on the eating too, that is also brutally hard.

  • Chelsea Williams

    I need to make some goals!! I always think I want to do this and this and never get anything done πŸ™

    • Yes! Goals are just what I need to stay motivated, as long as I remember to check in on them :P.

  • Doing it all is hard, right? I mean we have so many things we juggle something is going to fall between the cracks. I think you did really awesome with your goals, even missing some because life happens.

    • I think it is impossible without loosing your…. stuff. Thanks friend.

  • I really love the layout of your monthly goals! Way to go getting your followers up.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  • What?! How is is already the end of school! Crazy! We find out if we got into the school we really want Baby Fox to go to in the next week or two, eeeekkk!!! It’s a lottery system, so we won’t know till they mail out letter, yuck. I love your Titles for March and April how did you do it? I’m always curious as to how people come up with such good ones πŸ™‚ I need to work on my Pinterest game too, as in I need to get one…LOL

    • Oh good luck friend. I know that kind of stuff all you can do is hope and pray.

      I create everything on Canva, expect my collages, those I make on PicMonkey.

      You don’t have Pinterest?!

      • I do have pinterest but NEVER use it! I can’t access pinterest at work, so I don’t pin my own stuff very much and then when I get home I forget and I haven’t found a fast way to do it on my phone yet…

        • Ah yes. Look into sumo me. I put it on my WP blog and it makes things SO easy to share. I thought it was WP only but I noticed Courtney from Sweet Turtle Soup has it too!

  • I’m would love to know more about your Pinterest strategies. It’s complicated to me since they made so many changes.

    • Maybe if I figure out anything good I will put together a post :D!

  • Jessica

    Way to go girl! You accomplished so many of your goals. That always feels so good. I can’t wait to see what all you do this next time. πŸ™‚

  • I love that you guys went to a Home Depot workshop! Did the girls love it?!

    • YES! We have been going to he HD workshops for around 4 years now. We used to hit up Lowes too but HD has a more flexible schedule and they are just generally way nicer in there so we only go to it now.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Oooh, who’s more excited about the end of school nearing? You or the girls? πŸ™‚
    And, for being sick during the month I’d say you did a pretty awesome job killing your goals!

    • There is no way anyone could possibly be more excited than me :P. Thank you!

  • Im shocked your school year is practically completed!!! You rock! How long of a school day do you guys put in each day? I have slacked so bad in March Im trying to get motivated again!

    • We typicall work 6 hours on school work a day then you have to factor in all of the things that are more fun to do too ;).

      I can’t wait to be done!

  • chall1018

    Woah, talk about crushing goals friend! You are doing awesome. Can’t wait to hear more about that prayer journal. Amazing pictures!! I know you will crush those April goals, too!

    • Thanks sweet friend. Not sure how I missed your comment, but I see it now!

  • You are doing so well! Woohoo! Love all the hard work- thanks for linking up