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Sunday, February 2, 2014

February goals

Let's talk briefly about goals, shall we? Setting monthly goals is a relatively new practice for me and I'm glad I did it for January. I didn't feel overwhelmed by having a "new year's resolution." Since they were monthly goals they were time-bound, giving me a deadline and that gave me a bit of a push to get them done.

So, let's revisit the January goals briefly...
  1. Assemble a family binder. I'm still working on this; I bought the binder and started to assemble it, but I'm not using it yet.
  2. Finish one book. Still reading...
  3. Donate 5 bags of clothing and other housewares to the Salvation Army. Done! I took three bags the first trip and sent 2.5 bags with my husband one Saturday afternoon. 
  4. Implement at least two new organizational strategies in our home. Does weekly meal planning count? I've been more intentional about that on a weekly basis. But I'm still working on what to put into practice.
  5. Hang photos and artwork on the walls in our bedroom. I'm halfway there; we bought a few frames and we just need to get some photos printed and arrange/hang the collage. 

This month, I'm setting a few new goals:
  1. Plan our dinners for the week ahead each weekend. I've been on a roll the last few weeks, so let's see if I can keep it up.
  2. Take a photo of Maggie in the snow. I think it's safe to say we'll get more snow this month and I've been dying to get the little one bundled up in her snow suit to get a photo.
  3. Create (and order) a photo book of 2013 images. I started one in January, but I'd really like to finish compiling our 2013 in photos since it was such a memorable year.
  4. I am going to keep reading. I've been working my way through Jesus Feminist and Bread and Wine.
Do you have any goals for February?

((I'm linking up my monthly with Hayley.))


  1. Hey Beth! I'm visiting from THe Tiny Twig:-) YES, meal planning definitely counts as an organizational strategy!

  2. I have been growing more and more intentional about reading more. It does such great things for my soul!

  3. I also am making a 2013 photo book!

  4. Isn't it amazing how hard it is to actually get the littles ones bundled up and out the door? Here is to hoping you get that snowy picture -- maybe some snow will come with out sub-zero temps!

  5. Hi Beth! I followed your link from the Tiny Twig! If it is too difficult to get her bundled up in her snow suit. Bundle her up in a stroller and wheel her outside. Snow + Baby - Snowsuit - Sick Baby = Pictures! Hopefully you can knock that off your to-do list in an afternoon!


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