Friday, August 1, 2014

August Goals


So, let's just say that July wasn't the best month for getting my goals finished. I could blame the crazy arrival of Mac back at our house (which actually did throw us off a bit!), but I think that summer just feels less structured. For me, it's hard to get stuff done when life feels a bit scattered!

But, let's take a look at July's goals and see what did and didn't happen :)

Make a house project list. Kinda did this. I wrote it down, but I'd like to actually type it up and put it somewhere.

Take time to really evaluate the print shop. Did this. I decided to go big or go home. I was hesitant to offer hard copy prints because of the extra shipping + printing process. But now that life has settled a bit and the PO is a walk away (plus, I got lots of cute shipping supplies!), I felt excited to launch this new aspect of the shop.

Read two books. I read one, but I've started another one. So, you know ;) 

Go on a baby-free date with Josh. Did not do this. Yikes! It's hard finding a sitter, but I honestly didn't try too hard. I really need to find a reliable sitter :) 

Outline a super secret idea and see about making it happen. I didn't really take the time to do this (I kinda forgot!) I think right now, as much as I like the idea, it needs to simmer on the back burner for a bit. 

Here are August's goals (since I'm spending the latter half of the month in Minnesota, and we are also starting to work on our kitchen, I'm keeping it simple):

Paint hallway and main bath. It just needs to get done. It won't take too much time, but I just need to grab the paint and go for it. However, I need to remove painted over wallpaper in the bathroom--which will not be fun!

Enjoy a date (or two) with Josh. We will do this this month. It will probably be while we are in Minnesota, but I still think that counts :)

Do 10 minutes of Pilates/Yoga/Walking per day. This is very doable. It's not a lot of exercise, but it still matters. 

Organize my computer files on my desktop. I know this won't take much time, but I need to do it. My desktop looks like a digital tornado zipped through my files and scattered them everywhere. I think my super-detailed engineering hubby dies a little each time he sees my desktop ;) 

Make/Find a list of fun toddler activities and keep that list handy. I'm finding that Luke needs more new things to do, and I am struggling to find creative activities for 15 month old. But, I know that there are lots of activities out there! So, I'm excited to find some new things for him, and I think it will be fun for both of us! Once we do a few, I also want to write up a post about them (let's see if that motivates me!)

That's it. Simple. Simple.

ps. next week I'm launching out some new prints in the shop. But, a few will be listed for a pre-sale (for a reduced price) on my Instagram account later today! Follow @nicolejoelle to get a sneak peek :) 



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6 comments:

  1. your prints are beautiful! shipping made me the most nervous when starting my etsy shop. It gets easier each time! my computer desktop is not organized, at all either...

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  2. Date nights are absolutely a must to plan, especially with a little one! :)

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  3. I love your "simple" goals. :)

    Also, I'm excited to check out your beautiful shop. :)

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  4. Popping over from the series and I love this list! Even though some of them definitely sound like hard work, there's not a million of them....which is my tendency. Beautiful shop and happy wishes for a great August. :)

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    1. I'm Happy Little Lovelies over there but my sign in to comment is different. :/

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  5. Yay, congrats on deciding to offer printed pieces! Loving your designs. I hope to one day expand my shop by offering printed pieces as well.

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