Tomorrow starts a week of Giveaways!! + Happier for the 'Ber

7 days, 7 different giveaways!! So exciting. My 1 year blogiversary is Sept. 5th, but I’m celebrating all week! Don’t miss out. Each day I’ll post something new.



This giveaway list includes: Grocery budget & Menu planning ebooks, Mason Jar Tumblers, Air Wick, Duct Tape, My Memories digital scrapbooking, and Lia Sophia!! And everything is FREE, FREE, (plus some good deals)!


Happier for the ‘Ber (Months)

…you know Septem-ber, Octo-ber, Novem-ber, Decem-ber. I’ll tell you about that in a little bit, but first I want to review the Summer Goals I had and what I achieved – 12 out of 20, not too bad.

In January, I shared most of my goals for 2012. Here’s what I accomplished this summer:


1. Pray every evening with my husband. - not every evening :( 

2. Bible Reading in a year – read at least 36 chapters this month. - Nope, we have gotten off track.

3. Memorize Colossians in a year – 2 verses a week! (I’m start this in August) - I only memorized the first 4 verses. But, a new month means a new start!


Wife/Marriage Goals

4. Read One of Us Must Be Crazy…. and I’m Pretty Sure It’s You by Tim & Joy Downs. - We almost done!

5. Weekly write a love note to Matt.



6. Start working out regularly again (3 times/week).

7. Lose 5 more pounds.

8. Plan meals according to how many calories my husband and I want to consume each day (using theVolumetrics diet).


Home Management Goals

9. Hang shelves in basement.

10. Have a garage sale.

11. Compile a list of favorite recipes and calculate the cost for each recipe.

12. Weekly freezer cooking. – DIY Yogurt, Healthy Granola, Homemade Waffles

13. Use the sewing machine for at least one project.

14. Clean or organize for at least 15 minutes each day. - Next month I have an action plan for this!

15. Check email only 2-3 times a day instead of every time I get a notification. (I’m turning my notifications off on the my phone!!) - This has been a nice step away from technology.


Blogging/Business Goals

16. Set up a “recipes” section to my blog. - Check it out here!

17. Create a new header/layout to my blog. - Thanks so my wonderful sister!!

18. Add watermarks to my pictures.

19. Organize my first giveaway. - It was a success!

20. Advertise sponsors.


 Happier for the ‘Ber (Months)

So, I’ve been reading the Happiness Project for book club this month, and so far I am LOVING it. The author seems a lot like me in the way she is goal driven and likes lists.

So, inspired by the book, I thought I would draft up my own list of things I wanted to work on to be happier for the ‘ber months. Here is what the document looks like:


I’m going to place a check mark in each rectangle if I accomplish my goal for the day.

Have you every done something like this before? How did it go?

Well, see you tomorrow!! Each day goes live at 6am,



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