Fall Goals: Me-Time Activities

In regards to Wednesday’s post, K was not physically fighting Lylee… They were arguing and she was being punished with the squirt bottle on occasion. We don’t physically fight the dogs. (They’d win.)

Let’s just get this out of the way: I failed pretty hard as far as “summer goals” went… If you need a refresher, this season I had planned to:

  • Paint front door & replace house numbers
  • Build small deck in backyard
  • Scrub greasy build-up off kitchen cabinets
  • Order Year 3 Photos & start scrapbook
  • Wash couch cushion slips & dust fans/blinds/neglected places

Yeah, not much accomplished. I’m going to approach Fall a little differently. I believed that life is too short to do a whole bunch of things you don’t want to do. A few weeks ago I put in my notice at Justice and then I decided to dedicate Saturdays to volunteering and then I signed up for a yoga challenge. Less obligatory activities and more me-time activities.

Fall Goals

  • Paint the front door (I’m bloody determined to make this happen.)
  • Keep with the #30DayYogaChallenge that I signed up for (I’m 5 for 5 days right now!!)
  • After the challenge is over continue to practice yoga weekly
  • Continue volunteering weekly
  • Order 3 year photos for scrapbook
  • Get invites out for Halloween Party
  • Walk/bike to work at least twice a week
  • Create a fire pit area in the backyard
  • Get all the pieces of my Halloween costume together BEFORE the week of the party
  • One crockpot meal a week (**buy crockpot liners!)
  • Hardcore wash the dog beds & blankets
  • Wait until the end of Nov. to break out Christmas stuff (... yeah right)
  • Get X-mas shopping done!

Easy enough. I made 5 goals for summer and accomplished half of one so I bet I’ll do great with 13 goals. (Ha.)

Linking-up with Steph & Sara today. What are your F A L L + G O A L S ?


Life According to Steph

36 thoughts on “Fall Goals: Me-Time Activities

  1. SMD @ Life According to Steph September 16, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Sometimes I set goals and when I re-evaulate, I realize I really had no desire or need to do some of them, so I don’t do them. That’s okay in my book!

    How far are you from work? I’d love to be close enough to walk/bike! Especially because the train is a grand PITA these days and I drove in this morning and was rear ended twice on the way in.

    My aunt sent me a beginners Yoga DVD, I need to get myself a DVD player…I took ours to the shore. LOL


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      I think a lot of my summer goals were pretty “meh” in my mind. Some of them need done soon (cabinets… couch slips), but I’ll get to them eventually πŸ˜‰

      I’m about 5 blocks from work. Close enough I should/could walk every day. It’s a 15 minutes walk if I go slow and take my time.


  2. Meagan September 16, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see how the door turns out, please post pics!


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      SOOOO determined to get that dang door done! I will definitely post pics once it’s finally finished!


  3. Rebecca Jo September 16, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Good for you doing the Yoga challenge!!!
    Halloween party – FUNNNN!!!!!
    Fingers crossed on that door! πŸ™‚


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      My thighs were ON FIRE by Friday. It’s tough but I’m forcing myself to go (to yoga) each day. I’m headed there in an hour. Haha!


  4. Jess September 16, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Too true that there are too many good things to spend your time on what you don’t want to do! The volunteering and yoga are some great things. A fire pit area would be so fun.


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      They’re time consuming but I try to remind myself that they’re fun and enjoyable things to do. I’m introverted so going out is exhausting sometimes… lol. But I am really enjoying my time at the volunteer site and yoga studio πŸ™‚


  5. kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 16, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    oh man, if i were close to work, i’d totally walk! my husband rides to work during the summer/fall but i’m too scared to because there aren’t many bike lanes where we are 😦


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      I walked to work twice last week, so I felt pretty good πŸ™‚ I’m five blocks away. I typically have errands to run or places to go on my lunch, so I don’t always walk. But I should more often!


  6. Stephanie September 16, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I LOLed at getting the costume before the week of the party. So guilty of that myself. 2 years ago we were the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus and Megan and I were at the thrift store like 2 days before our party. Whoops!
    To be honest, I’ll probably have Christmas stuff up like November 21. No shame. That’s the end of November right? Sort of? (My birthday is November 20 and Christmas is nowhere on my radar until my birthday is over.)


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      I think Nov. 21st is totally appropriate πŸ™‚ The Christmas season just seems so short and I like to have my decorations up for more than a month!

      I can’t count how many times I’ve put costumes together last minute. So ridiculous when you know that I’ve had the idea for the costume for MONTHS. Haha..


  7. simplyalexandra12 September 16, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    You can do it! Sometimes it’s just harder to get things done than others. No sweat. I frequently revert to fun goals in my monthly ones. πŸ˜‰ I want to see before/afters of your front door space. I’m imagining a magazine in my head with like a snazzy door color, new numbers, and then like a pot of mums and a pumpkin. LOL – getting carried away. πŸ˜› Great goals, I have FINALLY been home for a few weekends in a row, which means we can do a normal schedule! I just need to fold in some exercise.. because that’s definitely lacking! Good luck with your fall goals and have a great weekend! πŸ™‚ XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      MUMS! I need some mums and a straw bale on my front porch STAT! πŸ˜€
      I try to save my fun goals for after I get the un-fun ones done, and then I end up getting NOTHING done! I need to just do the fun stuff when I want to do it πŸ™‚


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:00 pm

      I really should take advantage of it more… That’s why it’s on my goal list πŸ™‚ I’m in the habit of hoping in my car and driving. UGH.


  8. Carolann September 16, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I like more me-time! Also, I think it’s brilliant to get some Christmas shopping done early. Yesterday I ordered a few things for my mom and for Nick’s mom and it felt good to get started. Plus you don’t have to shell out a bunch of money all at once if you start early! Good luck – I love reading goals posts!


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:01 pm

      That’s my thinking, too πŸ™‚
      I have three or four X-mas gifts so far. Unfortunately, my family (and K’s family) has a lot of Nov. birthdays so I’m busy buying things for my dad and mother-in-law right now! Haha!


  9. Nadine September 16, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    I love that you are focusing more on you time and doing things you want. I never wait til the end of November to get my Christmas stuff out anymore. Especially not this year since it will be so close to my due date..I want all that up early!!! And YES!!! get crock pot liners!!!


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:02 pm

      I am lusting over crockpot liners. I’m picking them up next time I’m out πŸ™‚
      A month of Christmas decor is just too short… It needs to go up in November! πŸ˜€


  10. Mattie September 16, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Wait…did people think you meant physically fighting? Did someone get all self-righteous and angry and say I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU FIGHT YOUR DOGS? Haha I am so curious now. I can’t wait to hear about your volunteering!


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:04 pm

      Nooooo, haha. K thought it sounded sketchy, though. I told him I’d clarify, ha!
      I want to volunteer a few more hours before I share about it- just so I feel a little more confident about it, haha!


  11. StephTheBookworm September 16, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Love your crockpot goal because I’m a huuuuge crockpot fan. I hate cooking and that makes it easy for me.

    Ooh, do you have a color picked out for the door?


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:06 pm

      I need to search for some new crockpot recipes!

      Seeee, THAT’S why it hasn’t been done yet! I vote red and the husband says blue. It’s still an active conversation πŸ˜‰


  12. Sara September 16, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Crockpot liners are THE BEST!! I love that you scrapbook each year… Good luck with that! That’s definitely where I would falter! ;). Have you picked a color for the front door yet??


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Oh man… We’re in year 4 of marriage and I still need to scrapbook Year 3. I’m afraid I might be slipping behind. Haha!

      I say a red door, but K says blue. It’s still being worked out πŸ˜‰ Haha!


  13. Laura September 16, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    You have some awesome fall goals! I have had “paint closet door” on my to-do list since April. This is the weekend I will do it, I’m convinced! πŸ™‚


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you!
      I hope you get/got those doors done this weekend!!


  14. Carly September 17, 2016 / 11:24 am

    It really can make such a huge difference when you focus more on things that are fun that you are really interested in doing. It sounds like you have such a good variety of things listed for fall, I’m definitely a November 1st bring out all the Christmas decor person– though we don’t tend to go too crazy with decorating.


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      I think it only makes sense to decorate early in Nov. There are too many cute Christmas decorations to only have them up for a month. Two months is totally appropriate! πŸ™‚


  15. Emily (@embergreyblog) September 17, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    What color are you going to paint the door?! I tend to do a lot of my Xmas shopping year round, but I really failed at that this last year so shopping early sounds pretty good to me! (Although there is something about going out to shop when the lights are up, Santa is at the mall, etc.!)


    • Louise September 18, 2016 / 5:11 pm

      I think I usually get 50% of my shopping done pre-holiday season. I totally agree about the seasonal shopping- the malls and little stores are so magical!

      We’ve narrowed it down to a red door or a blue door… I think we’re leaning toward blue (although my vote was for red, haha)!


  16. lifeasunusuals September 18, 2016 / 8:07 am

    Good luck with all your goals!


  17. Amanda September 19, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    What are you gonna be for Halloween?! I don’t dress up but I will be dressing the dog up lol


    • Louise September 24, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Ha, I love that you dress the dog up! I typically keep my costume a secret until closer to time πŸ˜‰ The dogs are getting dressed up for the party, too, though! Ly is going to be the little mermaid and I think Enzo might be a ninja turtle πŸ˜€


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