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Thursday, September 8, 2016

A late goal post.

I don't think I realized how much I love September before this year. Although its still 90 something degrees and humid this week, the longing for Fall is REAL here in Ohio. If you're not from Ohio, you haven't experienced Fall here and I feel kind of bad for you. It TRULY is so beautiful. Although it usually only lasts a few weeks, its worth it!

Since we're in a new month (and yes I realize we're already 9 days in), I thought I'd post a new set of goals to try and check off by months end!

Send snail mail. I tried last month and did alright, but I'd like to step up my game. I'd kind of like this to become a normal routine once a month to send some random letters/cards for no real reason, other than to make someone smile!

Take our tripod out for a spin and take some photos of ourselves. We mostly have selfies together, so this will be a nice change of pace.

Get a grip on meal planning. I've been better about this but have also been tired after work so I'm still slacking a bit.

Spend less time on social media at home. I'd like to start leaving my phone on the counter once I'm home. It's kind of a habit to have it near me, for no real reason, either. I don't think social media is BAD by any means, but I find myself checking it  a lot and - as Caleb calls it - mindlessly thumbing for ten minutes here, ten minutes there. Not that checking your feed is bad, but multiple times a night? Not necessary. I'd rather be cuddling with my man, or doing something productive!

See a new movie. either at home or in a theatre... Caleb and I are huge movie buffs!

Finish a new book. I started Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst and I'm looking forward to getting through it! 

Get more consistent with my workouts. I've decided to start Insanity again. Caleb and I did it before we got married and got about halfway through before wedding madness took over and we let it go. I love running, and would like to work on my speed, but I'd like to get some more intense workouts in some other ways!

Start using cash again for things like date nights, our individual small weekly "allowance" and groceries. Caleb and I used to SOLELY use cash, even for gas, and loved it. We've noticed our spending has been a little random the last few months and we don't like it, and know its because swiping our debit card isn't near as painful as handing over cold hard cash. So we ordered these and are going full force again. I realize its not for everyone, but its for us, and that's what matters!

Oh and our WEEKLY goal this week was Caleb's choice: no eating out. I already had a fun night on the calendar planned to go out with some ladies tonight, but other than that we SUCCEEDED!!!! I'm happy! Not yet sure what I'll make our next week's 5 day goal. Any ideas?


  1. Great list, yet again! We've just started getting into the habit of taking our tripod (and remote) whenever we are taking pictures, and I love getting some good shots of us together that aren't selfies and we don't have to ask someone else to snap for us. Happy Weekending!

  2. CROCKPOT for meals - the best thing ever! when i know i'm going to have a super busy week, i pull that out, plan all of my meals around the crock pot and voila! hot cooked meal when i get home.

  3. Great goals. I agree with Kathy, crockpots for the win!!

  4. Fall in the Midwest is so the best!

  5. I love that you two have weekly goals. I love that you want to send snail mail to make people smile. I love that picture of Caleb. And I love that you're working on budget stuff.

    Can you tell I love ya?! ;) Happy Weekend!

  6. Amen on the social media. I hate how often I catch myself mindlessly scrolling without even realizing what I'm doing!

  7. I need to be better about social media too. Maybe I'll make that a goal for this week. When I think about how much time I spend on it, it's really bad.

  8. Awesome goals! Especially love the idea of snail mail and leaving your phone on the counter once you're home. Unplugging and living in the moment is so important <3
    Green Fashionista

  9. I just found your blog and you had me at photographer and Ohio :) former Ohio girl living in Florida and also a photographer!
    I love these goals, especially being on social media less at home. I've got a 1 year old and things happen so quickly with her so my eyes always have to be on her. Plus, who wants to miss something cute for a Facebook update? :) happy to follow along!


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