September/October Goals

Last month I wrote down all of my goals for the month and I felt like it really held me accountable for things I wanted to accomplish, so I think I’m going to keep this up as  a monthly thing.  Plus I’ve been so into writing to-do lists lately, this will just be an extension of that obsession 😉

September goals:

  • Working out 2-3 times a week – Fail.  I haven’t been to the gym like I had originally planned, but we have been getting out a little more with the kids these days, I walk around the neighborhood as I follow them around on their bikes/cars.  It hasn’t been consistent though, which is why I call it a fail.
  • Potty training – Success!  J was potty trained in 2 days, and I couldn’t love it more!!  He’s been waking up with dry diapers at night for a couple of weeks too, so I might be putting him in undies at night soon too.
  • Finish cleaning out spare bedroom aka new playroom – Success!  I’m happy to report, the room has mostly been cleaned out and we got our toy storage and ALL of the toys are in that room now.
  • No Shopping in September – Success!  I was tempted a couple of times, but all in all it was pretty easy, and I plan to do these type of months more often!
  • Print family pictures – Half success??  The pictures have been uploaded to Costco, now I just need to decide what sizes of pictures I want for our gallery wall.  That may take another 8 months ;)!

I think it was a pretty successful month!

October goals:

  • Stick to cleaning schedule – In January, I came up with this cleaning schedule.  I stuck to it for a while and was happy with the way the house was looking, then slowly fell off the wagon.  It’s so much easier to stick to a schedule because the house stays up to par, and I’m not spending whole days cleaning the house.
  • Decorating playroom:  Now that the room is cleaned out, I want to start decorating and adding a few things to the walls.  I want it to be a room the kids enjoy being in and make it look cute.  Like I said we got the toy storage in, and that’s pretty much it.

  •  Decorate living room – Now that all of the toys are upstairs, I want to accessorize the living room and get it looking the way we want it.  I’ve bought some lamps and a new table, but the room still has a ways to go.

(horribly grainy picture, but you get the idea)
  • Print family pictures and get our gallery wall finished!!  I need to do this ASAP! 
  • Find artwork for kids’ rooms.  I bought a couple of prints off of Jane yesterday, does anyone know if any affordable places to get cute pictures/prints?  I keep checking Home Goods, but they don’t seem to have anything I like.

Hopefully many of these will be crossed off of the list this month.  You’d think I was nesting with all of the decorating I want to do, haha!  I just really want to get the house to how we want it.

What are your goals for October?

Thoughts for Thursday

26 thoughts on “September/October Goals

  1. Is that cabinet in the last picture from Costco?! We looked at that, too and I love it, hoping I can find a spot for it in the new house. Also loving the way your living room is coming together!

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  2. The living room looks SO good! those chairs were such a great purchase and that picture is awesome! We use the same Ikea system for our toys (duh!) I got a bunch of fun prints off of Etsy for the kids. I just looked up with they were interested in (flowers, chandeliers, cars, trains) Can't wait to see the entire playroom!

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  3. Our playroom is a work in progress still, too. I'm hoping in the next week I will have enough done to get to share it on the blog! Great job on getting most of your goals done!

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  4. Way to go on the September goals! Your October ones are great – I need to set some as well. I follow Clean Mama and I really like her schedule (although I can't stick to it with a little one right now). It's really similar to yours. I think I may have asked this (or seen it before on your blog) but where are your living room chairs from? We are looking for two.

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