Goals for February

I'm back to check in with my January goals and set new ones for February. It's the only way I stay on top of things, I swear. I love reading what other people's monthly goals are too, so if you post about yours be sure to let me know so I can check 'em out and we can cheer each other on. Also, I think I've asked this before- but is there a goals link-up out there somewhere?? In January my goals were:

- Get rid of something every day. This was actually tougher to remember to track, but I'd say I nailed it. We got rid of SO MUCH STUFF, and I did a better job of keeping up with clutter on a day-to-day basis, rather than waiting until there was a giant pile of mail to go through or 7 loads of laundry that needed done at once ;) There were multiple trips to GoodWill and massive amounts of junk just pitched. There is no better feeling than seeing clutter leave your house!

- Finish and order our Disney photobook. Didn't quite get there. Lots of progress, but didn't finish. I apparently take a ridiculous amount of photos on Disney trips.

- Push myself to stay active. I feel like I deserve a yes on this one as well. Coming off the chaos of December/holidays I knew I needed to make working out more of a priority this month. With our purchase of a treadmill it's much harder to put off a work out. I averaged 3-4 workouts a week in January and got my daily step average back up. Hoping to do even better in February!

- Go on a fun/unique date with Jared. While we spent a lot of quality time together, I don't know if I can classify any of our outings as a unique date. It's hard in the winter to want to be out and about; and to be honest? Our at-home date nights are just too fun sometimes! We still need to get out more so there's always next month ;)

Baby Related Goals:
 Buy a crib
 Find out if we're having a boy or girl - BOY!
 Start brainstorming some nursery ideas - We have a theme and I can't wait to pull it all together.
 Start writing in our baby book - This is the best baby book ever, seriously. It's so cute and quirky; Jared and I are both having fun writing answers in it PLUS it goes all the way until the child's 2nd birthday. Love!

So apparently I rocked all things baby this month and not quite so much the other items. For February, let's see how well I can do on the following goals:

- Meet with a financial advisor.
Another item Jared and I have put off for months but really want to do soon. We feel like we're in a good place but would love the expert's insight, especially with a little one on the way.

-Make a big, fat extra mortgage payment.
We are committed to making an extra mortgage payment each month and I hope this month we can reign in our spending and put a solid chunk down. We made a large payment in January which felt great; I love seeing that number go down. It's a big number but every little bit extra adds up to savings in the long run.

-Finish and order that photobook.
No excuses, it needs to be done this month! How will I ever keep up with baby pictures if I can't get all our vacation photobooks done before he gets here?!

-Steam clean our carpet.
This is mainly for our baby's room, but if we're going to rent a steam cleaner we might as well go all out and deep clean the whole house while we're at it. Fingers crossed it'll make a big difference.

-Write 15 blog posts.
I have all these ideas and plans for the blog and often lack the discipline to sit down and actually write them or take the necessary photos for them. I only blogged a handful of times in January and really did miss it, so I'm hopeful that February gets me back into the routine of blogging 3-4 times a week and keeping up with everyone's blogs, too.

Baby Related Goals:
-Get my 1st prenatal massage. Jared bought me this package back in October and I am officially ready for some pampering!
-Start looking at various hospital classes and decide which ones to attend. Yikes!
-Paint the nursery. There are SO many blues, but I think we're narrowed it down.
-Work on our registry. We started one and added some of the 'easy' stuff but definitely need to do our research on a lot of the bigger items still.

Cheers to getting stuff done! :)

25 comments

  1. Great job on all you accomplished last month! If you find a link-up, definitely let me know...I looked for one awhile ago but didn't have much luck. That photo book definitely sounds a bit intimidating - good luck!

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  2. Man, you are killing it! Hope you're feeling good these days. Registries are so fun and it's nice that it's easy to keep adding stuff on online later. And my 2 cents.... While I find weekly bump updates kind of annoying (personal opinion of course but it's just every week!) I would love you to write a pregnancy update once in a while on here. Gotta see that bump, lady! ;)

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  3. Registries are just so fun when everything is so tiny!!

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  4. I loved doing my registry...seriously just register for everything and anything if you dont get it most places give you a discount on what didn't get bought!!! I cant wait to see what you do for the nursery.

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  5. If you need help painting - call us!!!!! ;) I can't wait to see how the nursery turns out. Eek! You're gonna rock these goals girl!

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  6. Do let me know where you end up registering ;) xoxo

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  7. Great February goals girl! Love all the baby ones, so fun! And yes to that prenatal massage, that sounds amazing! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. To go along with your financial advisor mtg (which I have one and she rocks) I'd start one of those Gerber funds or baby's first savings now and put a little each month for a college fund. It'll all help in the end

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  9. I highly recommend buying a bissell steamer cleaner instead of renting one! You will save money in the long run. We spent about $100 on one and have used it a ton since we had a son a year ago! It is nice to be able to use it whenever I want, especially when he was crawling everywhere!

    If you do buy one, make sure it is one that heats the water for you! Totally worth the extra cost!

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  10. I've been searching for a good goals link up and have yet to come across one :( Sounds like you accomplished a lot in January! And that sounds like a really great baby book, much more unique than the typical list of 'firsts'.

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  11. Good luck with all of your February goals! Sometimes it can be hard to have a "unique" date every month. Life just happens sometimes.

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  12. Good luck with your February goals! All things baby related are so much fun and make me miss mine being little; painting/decorating the nursery was one of the best memories I have. :)

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  13. Lots of big goals for Feb and I really like the one of throwing something out every day!! That's one I might have to steal too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  14. if you want any advice or research help, i know a crazy person who reads and knows too much about baby related stuff and she is not pregnant so that's really weird, if you're interested. unless you think that's crazy then.... no i don't know of any such person.
    i don't know about a goals link up, but Gretch and I are starting a new monthly link up this thursday and you can post anything, including goals :)

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  15. We have all the same baby goals! :) Although we still need to find a crib - that's our mission this weekend! But those are the fun ones to check off, right?!

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  16. Congrats on sticking to your goals for January! We bought a treadmill last year, and it makes it so much easier to work out! Plus I love being able to blast Real Housewives as loudly as I want when I'm working out too! Visiting a financial adviser is such a great idea! I'm sure he can give you lots of ideas for planning in for the future, especially now that y'all are having a little boy!

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  17. I love your goals! I put up a monthly goals post too and it really helps me stay accountable. Sharlee at My New Lines does a monthly goal check in linkup at the beginning of each month that you might be interested in!

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  18. If you find a goals link up let me know! I shared mine on the blog tonight. :)

    Great job with last month's goals. I'm sure you'll crush this month's as well.

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  19. YES, YES, YES to a financial advisory!!! Do it ASAP! I've been investing since I was 26 and it's the best thing I've ever done. :)!

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  20. Decluttering is seriously the best! Also, nice work still working out while pregnant!!

    I'm so excited for you guys to visit a financial adviser. My parents did this recently and my mom said she wished so badly that she had done it 30 years ago, so we went and I think it will be one of the best decisions we've ever made!! They are SO knowledgeable and it's crazy how many different things you can do with your money that will actually garner you some additional money, instead of that pitiful interest payment from a regular savings account! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

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  21. You are doing awesome on your goals! And I nominate you to start a goals link-up! That would be so fun!

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  22. Yay for monthly goals!

    And like others said .. Add as much as u want towards the registry .. Towards the end of the pregnancy .. Target sends u like a 15% off coupon to use towards what's remaining on it .. Babies r us does too 😊

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  23. These are great goals! I love the one about getting rid of something every day. I need to try that!

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  24. You are going to ROCK this February! I just know it! :)

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  25. Massages are EXTRA magical when you're pregnant!! Yay!!! Also, did you get rid of one thing a day or were you like me and throwing/giving away everything you own? I just can't seem to stop once I'm on a roll! I hope you have a fantastic weekend :-)

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