Nov 10, 2011

monthly goals update one

I debuted my monthly goals list a handful of months ago, but I don't think anyone read my blog then. Actually, I don't think many people still do, but I love those of you who do read it! Anyway, here's a little update on the month goals and what to expect :]

Monthly goals?
Being the Virgo that I am, I decided to set goals for myself for the next year. I started this past August and so far have completed three months of goals (whoo!), but I do have nine more to go. I think I'm going to do this every year. It's a great way to push yourself to achieve certain goals you've been wanting to for awhile and it keeps life interesting. Here's the little list I compiled last July and more information about the progress I've been making and my experience.

August was quite a hard month! I was in the Philippines (where shopping is a sport) and I was so tempted to buy buy buy. Actually this was probably the perfect month for this goal because it really pushed me.

September was a super fun goal! I FINALLY framed some black and white pictures I've been meaning to for a while. I did a post a while back on it and I even rearranged my room a little bit to showcase my new collage of frames. Check out the post here.

October was a challenge. I've been a Pescatarian (where you are allowed to eat fish/seafood) when I first started college, but that ended when Capone's accidentally put chicken in my pizza (oops!) This month allowed me to try more vegetarian meals with my friend Melissa and it was super fun! Check out what we cooked here and here. I'm definitely meant for meat (that didn't sound right), but vegetarian options are, well, an option! Plus, my wonderful package pal LauraJane got me this great vegan cookbook!

November is a month of thank yous. I've always been a fan of writing thank you notes to family and friends, so I thought this would be the perfect month for this goal. Leah over at inspired me to write one everyday in November. Check out her blog. She even has a book, so you know she's legit.

Here's my notes so far -

PS - These note cards were won through a giveaway offered by Lori and Sarah from Yes, Teacher! I absolutely love these mini cards. I thought they would be perfect for this little thank you project. They were my first thank you :] Check our her etsy store for some more of these cute cards! Actually won another giveaway from both of them and ordered the mustache love cards! Just a lucky girl I guess ;]

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! It's almost Rebecca Black day, I mean Friday.


  1. You just tunred 21? Happy Birthday!

    What a sweet post and I so want to go sky diving, too! Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs xxx

  2. I'm a Virgo too!! Haha, far away from 21 though! I remember my 21st birthday though - lots of fun. ;-) Thanks for mentioning me! That is a super cute idea to do with Sarah's cards!! And I mentioned it already but I love those mustache cards too! So cute!

  3. how cute :) i love people who are as organised with lists as i am! ;) you had some amazing goals, i might add a few to my new years goals list!

  4. Awww thanks for the shout out! I love to see what customers do with the mini cards :D

  5. Seriously, this is such a good idea. I love it. Love love love it.

  6. When was your birthday? Because I just turned 21 and I'm a Virgo too! I really like this monthly goal idea...I might have to steal it :) You also need to add "Visit Danielle ASAP!!"

  7. you are still the cutest thing in the world!
    I think the HC thank you note is my favorite (but Raleigh would be a close second as well)

  8. Good job on your goals so far. I can't wait to see what ring you buy yourself. I love turquoise!

  9. truer words were never is a lifsaver...lols
    I am your newest follower!

  10. oh my gosh....I love how you wrote down your goals on that pretty paper!! I hope you achieve each one!!
    and those little birdie note cards are beautiful!

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  11. Hehe this is so cute, I wish I'd made a list of monthly goals :o Maybe I'll do that come the new year?!? It's a great idea, and not overwhelming and vague like most new years resolutions :o


  12. It makes me so happy that someone else in the world has made a point out of trying to go to the movies alone! I was just thinking about that the other day and would love to put myself out of my comfort zone and try it!

    Cute blog, girly!!