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Let's Get 'er Done!

 While we're on the subject of embracing November, I figured it would be a good time to set some intentional goals about making the most of the month, and check in on how I'm doing with my October goals.  I must say, having my goals published definitely makes me stay motivated!  Not that anyone is actually checking up on me...but you know. ;)

1. Help Dom raise money for No Shave November.  If I'm going to have to look at that 'stash all month long, he better raise a lot of money for cancer research.  His team has already raised $200, which is awesome.  If you feel like donating, you can follow this link!

2. Throw a Friendsgiving! We have one planned for the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and I can't wait.  However, Dom got a little ahead of himself and invited 12 people! Our table seats 6.  Hopefully by then we will have figured something out!

3. Make at least 1 new meal a week.  Cold weather crock pot recipes are so easy and amazing, so I need to take advantage of the cold and make them!  Plus, my lack of excitement in my life has made blogging a little more difficult.  If I start making yummy things I will have a happy boyfriend, and more blog material!

4. Be more intentional about blogging.  Blogging makes me happy, simple as that.  However, it can be stressful.  I think I let that take over and ruin the fun for me.  When I decided to just not worry about anything and write whatever I want, I got a flood of ideas for blog posts.  Sure, they might not be super exciting for anyone but me, but hopefully they are, and I'm just excited to get my passion for blogging back!

5. Help my best friend celebrate turning 25! She's the first of our friends, so it will be a big one.  I can't wait to spend the weekend with her!

6.  Get home to visit. We have Thanksgiving Day off, but I won't know my schedule for the days before or after until the week before.  I'm hoping to have a few days so I can get home and see my family!

7.  Have our Christmas tree up by December 1. I'm going to squeeze every inch out of the holidays that I can!

8. Use all my cute fall clothes that were stored away all last year and make some cute outfits!  Fall fashion is the best, might as well embrace it while I can!

9. Try to get most of my Christmas shopping done by December 1.  This will make it more fun, and a lot less stressful!

10. Wear lipstick when out in public. It makes me feel like I really have my life together. ;)

 Now, let's see how I did in October!

1. Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel.  Done! We made it through Dom's 3 months of torture and are now enjoying Dom only have class 2 days a week!  We have lots of pancake and pj breakfast mornings now :)

2. Try not to cry during Dom's White Coat Ceremony.  Done and done! I was proud and definitely got chills, but I was too happy to cry!

3. Get healthy! A work in progress.  Still going through tests with my doctor, but I'm making a conscious effort to eat more, and I can definitely feel a change in my energy.

4. Get strong! I'm crossing it off because I succeeded in getting into a routine, but it will be a goal forever!  I've been going to the gym 3-4 times a week and doing strength training, and every day it gets easier.  I'm going to be ready to rock that bikini in Puerto Rico come December!

5. Be more intentional about housework. Halfway crossed off. :)  I have definitely improved, but I have more to go.  I'm better at laundry, and have been really intentional about keeping the kitchen, and living room clean and decluttered.  My upstairs, however, could still use some TLC! 

6. Celebrate Dom turning 24!  Done :)

7. Buy makeup remover. Lol. Yes, this was accomplished ;)

8. Spend more time on the couch drinking wine and snuggling Dom.  Yes! His new schedule makes this so much easier! Sometimes our quality time is in the morning or afternoon, but we always have it.

9. Get our gallery wall finished by the time everyone comes for White Coat.  FAIL. Okay, so it wasn't for a lack of trying.  I have all the frames and pictures picked out, but we can't get them to print in the correct dimensions without being all pixel-y, so we are working on other options.  

10.  See the massive rubber duck in Pittsburgh.  Yes!  You can read about that here!

What are your goals for this month?


  1. I need to make a list! Maybe my life wouldn't seem so out of control then!

  2. I never do goals but I think I'm going to start, not writing things down was just another excuse not to do them.

  3. I love all of your goals especially friendsgiving! And you know what if you can't write whatever makes oh happy on your blog then where can you? Someone will like it!

  4. Love all of your goals! You are brave for hosting a pre-Thanskgiving with that many people! I cook every night, but I've only ever watched people make a turkey! Best of luck :)

  5. I love the lipstick goal... I may have to try that one, too! Good luck this month! :)

  6. I need to write my goal list for this month so I can help hold myself accountable! We're having a holiday potluck and I can't wait :) Your puerto rico trip is so soon!!!

  7. Yay! You rocked your goals lady!! I didn't even MAKE any goals in October soooo that's saying something haha! So proud of you for hitting the gym so much too! :)

    Pass along any good crockpot recipes, you know I have a serious relationship with mine ;) I'm excited that I MIGHT actually get the Friday after Thanksgiving off this year so if I do, we are certainly putting our tree up that day!!! :)

  8. I love your goals! It's so good to write them down and then even better when you can cross them off! Hosting a Friendsgiving is on my list for next year :)

  9. YAY for goals and lists. You have lots of good things coming up friend. I know you'll get them done. I really hope you get to go home and see your sweet family. Fingers are crossed for you!

  10. L O V E the goals! :)

    I just posted a few of mine too! I'm with you on the blogging though! It can be stressful at times!



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