Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November Goals

Hey ya'll! So today I'm sharing my November Goals with you! (Can you believe we're already into November?!) It blows my mind. But first, let's recap my October Goals!

1. Invite one family over for dinner
Check! We were finally able to have my aunt and uncle over and I made homemade chicken pot pie. It was so nice to have them come over for a couple hours-they only live 10 minutes away, that should really happen more often! 

2. Carve Pumpkins
Check! We had the Juarez's and Nicole over and we carved pumpkins and ate some pumpkin pie. It was a great night! BUT! Yes, there is a but. Those dang pumpkins rotted in 4 days! Yes FOUR DAYS!! I knew that they wouldn't last until Halloween since we caved them a bit prematurely, but I was so bummed it only took 4 days for them to start to mold and cave in-gross. Alas, despite the rotten pumpkins, we were able to check this off our list! 

Proof! Go Us!

3. Get all our wedding gifts put away
Ha. I was really ambitious with this goal. Let's just say those wedding gifts haven't been touched. I gotta get on that. 

4. Print out wedding photos and hang in the house
Yeah, this didn't happen either. I really do want to get this done before the holidays, but we shall see!

5. Sort and Donate Clothes
This sort of got done. I didn't make a huge dent in our closets, but I was able to donate a few things which helped!

So 2.5 outta 5 ain't too shabby! Considering how busy we were, I'd call that a win!

Alright, on to November Goals! 

So I know we have this little holiday in between Halloween and Christmas called Thanksgiving, but even so, this girl is currently listening to Christmas music while writing this post. I saw one of my friends post this and thought this was so spot on!

I mean, yes please!

1. Get all of my holiday shopping done
I know this is ambitious, especially considering we have 2 sets of families to buy for, but I really want to make this happen! December always seems to fly by so quickly, and I would hate to miss out on all of the Christmas cheer because I am braving the masses trying to get all the shopping done. I'd much rather have everything done by the end of November so I can spend December sipping Gingerbread Lattes and lounging in my Christmas PJS while I watch The Holiday. 

2. Have our Holiday Cards in the mail
The hubs and I are taking photos for our first Holiday Card as a married couple (eeek!) this week and I want to have those printed, addressed and in the mail by the end of the month! I'll post a preview of our card sometime next week ;)

3. Start decorating the house for Christmas
Mike officially gave me the OK last night-you heard it hear people and will be my witness!-that I could officially start decorating the house for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving! Yes!!!!

4. Make more of an effort to work out
This has reeeeeally fallen by the wayside because we've been so busy. But I really need to get my butt back to the gym, or even just walk around the neighborhood so I get some exercise. But let's be real, running around after 4th graders all day burns calories, doesn't it?!

5. Just Enjoy this Season
These next 2 months are my absolute favorite, and I always feel like they go by so quickly. But I really want to just enjoy this time and savor all I can. And that includes realizing how blessed I am and to continually give thanks!

So that's it! I'd love to hear if you set goals for yourself, and if so, what are your November Goals?! I would love to cheer you on and encourage you to get after it!

Happy November!


  1. You know what, sometimes goals take a bit to do,I have faith you'll get em done. It took me ahwile to put away everything wedding gift, so don't feel bad. For wedding pictures, try for canvas prints.

    Our first married Christmas card was my favorite and I had mine out the day after Thanksgiving because I was soooo excited. We just received ours for this year and I love em too. Can't wait to see yours!

  2. Aww thanks lady! It's a daunting task, but it will happen eventually! Thanks for the canvas tip-I really want to get one blown up to put above our bed! It's hard hard to pick!

    I'm so excited to take our photos! What did ya'll do for your first Christmas card?!

  3. Great goals! Ambitious, but I like it! I always want to get my shopping done early, but there's always that one person I struggle to buy for, so I procrastinate on them. :)

    1. Thanks lady! I'm really shooting to have the majority of the shopping done, so I'm not running around like a crazy person come the middle of December! Thanks again for your goal tips the other day!


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