The Adventure Starts Here: Monthly Goals | Versatile Blogger Award

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Monthly Goals | Versatile Blogger Award

Happy December!  It's up for debate whether the holiday season started as soon as Thanksgiving dinner was over or if it's today, December 1st.  I'll let you guys decide :)  Since this month has enough going on, I decided not to set 5 goals for myself for the month of December.  I figure I will be busy enough getting ready for Christmas and doing all of our Christmas Countdowns/Advents.  So my main goal is to just enjoy the holiday season, avoid stressing out, and hopefully not get sick ;)  Here's a recap on how I did with my November Goals...

Go through Noah's clothes and toys
I donated a lot of Noah's "baby" toys to his preschool.  They have a baby-sitting room and will take basically anything other than stuffed animals.  I did go through a lot of Noah's clothes, but haven't donated them yet.  I have a box I'd love to send to a friend of ours that has a boy one year younger, but I haven't packaged it up yet.  I have a feeling this will be an ongoing project for the new year.  

Make a birthday slideshow for my niece
Done and everyone loved it :)

Photograph my daily outfits
I missed a few random days, but in general I think it really helped.  While my outfits remained to be comfortable and practical for my lifestyle, the thought of taking and posting a picture of my outfit reminded me to actually get dressed in the morning and put more thought into what I chose.   

Go on a date with Chris
Done :)  This almost didn't happen since Chris wasn't feeling 100% the night we had planned to go, but we persevered and had a great time.  

Start planning for Christmas
I consider this goal met.  I planned out our advent calendar and other Christmas countdowns.  I made a list of all the gifts we need to buy and even purchased and wrapped a few of them.   I still have more to do, but at least I have a plan that just needs to be executed :) 


While I don't have any new goals to share with you this month, I do have 7 random facts about me :)   Why you may ask?  Because two of my favorite bloggers (Whitney and Crystal), turned friends, nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I personally love reading posts like this where I can learn new random factoids about my blogging friends, and I hope you do to :)

The rules of accepting this award are simple -- a) thank the person who nominated you b) link back to their blog c) share 7 facts about yourself and d) nominate up to 15 other bloggers.

1.  I was born in England, lived in Canada until I was in kindergarten, and moved to the US when I was 6.  We lived in Delaware for 4 years and then moved to New Jersey, where I've lived ever since.  Since we moved quite a bit as a child, it still surprises me that I've lived in one state (and town) for over 20 years now.  

2.  I am not a good sleeper and never have been.  I'm such a scaredy cat that I don't like the dark and any little noise freaks me out.  While I never had them as a young child (when they normally present), I had night terrors throughout high school and college and even a few random episodes as an adult (when stress is high).  I've also been known to sleep walk and almost walked out the front door as a teenager.  While Noah isn't the best sleeper (he prefers co-sleeping), I will consider myself lucky if he doesn't inherit my sleeping issues.  

3.  Being a mom is the only thing I've ever really wanted in life.  But if that wasn't my dream, I would spend my time and money traveling the world.  I know that having children doesn't make this impossible, but it would be easier to do without the added responsibility and more money ;)  

4.  I went to school to become an accountant, worked as an auditor for 6 years, and even got my CPA license.  While my career was all business, I've always had a passion for a more creative outlet.  Hence why I started the blog and have been working on my photography.  I also love to decorate interior spaces, especially around the holidays.  

5.  I am addicted to crime shows.  While I don't like things that are too scary, I love trying to solve the cases right along with them.  My current favorites are Castle, Elementary, Minority Report, and Blindspot.  

6.  I used to be a paper and pen person.  I had a pretty planner in college that I kept everything in.  Now I rely completely on my iPhone.  I put everything into my calendar and my notes.  Sometimes I worry I rely too much on technology, but honestly it's one of the few things I always have on me.  

7.  If I could only eat one type of food at every meal, it would easily be cheese.  I love it and honestly wouldn't mind eating it any time of the day.  And apparently Noah has inherited this same love ;)

And now for my nominations:
Erin @ Hello Erin
Megan @ Willow Way


  1. I love that picture of you and Noah! And you did great with your November goals. Way to go, sweet lady. I loved reading your 7 facts about you. I had no idea you were born in England and lived in Canada! So interesting. Do you ever go back to visit? I am so sorry you have had to deal with night terrors. Mason started having them at a very young age. He hasn’t had one in so long. I am hoping and praying he has out grown them. They are not fun, that’s for sure. I am still a pen and paper person. I try to use my iPhone because in theory it seems practical and easier, but I can’t let go of the paper planner just yet. Love all of the blogs you nominated!!

  2. I would totally live off of cheese too!! :) Kindred spirits! I went through Cam and Emmy's clothes before we moved into our rental house. It felt so good to get things out. Can't wait to see all of your outfits this month!

  3. Congrats on the award! I'm a fellow CPA! I worked in public accounting for a few years and am now in industry. Absolutely love it! And that's the perfect goal for December!

  4. I would love to know more about how you use your iPhone to organize! I'm slowly starting to convert to technology but I must admit I prefer pen & paper. Unfortunately, the iPhone is just a tad bit more convenient. I was actually wondering what your previous job before SAHM was the other day! CPA...never would have guessed!! That's awesome!

  5. It's crazy how much I rely on technology too! I have everything written down on my phone. Thank goodness for the iCloud!

  6. Aw, thanks for the nomination! I will try to get a post together amongst all the holiday madness!


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