weigh in | march goals.

It's only mid-April and I'm posting my March weigh in.  Guhh.

I am still loving having monthly goals.  It is so helpful to at least have a plan for the month.  I feel like I accomplish a lot more with a plan :)  I'm so Type A.  Sheesh.

Make two presents ::: check!

Thank you, Pinterest!  I found two things to make for one of my best friends, Mollie.  It was her birthday so I made her this headband.  






No, we aren't twins :)  I had to make sure to get a picture of it for the blog.  And I took this just in case I forgot to take a picture of her wearing it...which, I did.  

It looked way cuter on her.  Believe me.
And her hair looked great.  
Sorry, you ended up with pictures of my ridiculous roots.

I also made her this bracelet from Pinterest:



Read The Hunger Games :::  check!

Oh.My.Word.  Not only did I read The Hunger Games but I also read the second and third book.  Catching Fire and Mockingjay.  They were so good.  When I read the back of the book initially, I didn't think I was going to enjoy it.  But, I was sucked in pretty quickly and was completely worthless while I read these books.  When I start a good book I can't do anything but read.  So there were a few days that I pretended that the laundry wasn't overflowing and that the 10 day organizing plan didn't exist and instead I just read.  Any chance I got.  I can't wait to go see the movie!

Complete the 10 Day plan from Organized Simplicity :::  :(

Haha.  I can't completely check this off the list.  I started really strong.  I followed the instructions for the living room perfectly.  But, with each room that I completed, I got a little more slack.  It would have been best for me to complete the plan as I read the book.  If I had read the living room chapter then did the living room and then read the kitchen chapter and cleaned/organized the kitchen, and so on... I think I would have been more successful.  It is fabulous in theory.  And I love the my kitchen and living room are definitely clean and organized.  I also think that the bathrooms and our bedroom and the nursery are pretty close to being done. I still have the guest bedroom and the office/play/craft room.  

Make a photo book of the NICU stay ::: check!

My friend, Meg, told me about an idea she had seen on Pinterest.  To order a Shutterfly book with only pictures and then write in it.  So your own handwriting is in the book.  So, this is what I did.  I've gotten the book.  Now I've just got to write in it :)

Pursue Jordan :::  check!

I want to work so hard to make our marriage the number one priority.  With not just one, but two babies, it can be kind of difficult.  By the time Jordan gets home some days, I'm in need of help.  So he takes one or both boys while I get supper ready or get laundry thrown over or whatever.  And then it's bath time and time to get ready for bed and time to straighten up all the baby gear that has slowly crept from the basket it was in to all over the house.  So, by the time all of that is done, we're exhausted.  And often want to just chill out.  So, we have been learning to work to make time to talk.  And enjoy one another's company.  Thankfully, as the boys have started sleeping more, we have been able to have some time at night after they get in bed.  We can play cards or eat dessert or just sit and talk.  I've learned that the time after the boys are in bed is a sweet time for us - it can be just us.  Kinda like a little date every night.  As long as I can stay awake :)

Make a menu and stick to it :::  check!

So, I came up with an idea that works for me!  


I printed a March calendar and filled in items we could eat every night of the week.  I repeated some of our favorites throughout the month.  Then, I made my grocery list based off the menu.  We didn't stick strictly to eating what I had put on the calendar for that day.  Instead, we chose whatever meal looked best to us that day and then I checked that one off the calendar.  It worked great!

Blog :::  hmm....

So, I've realized, I have so many things I want to do with my time.  And honestly, "me time" is a little far and few between these days.  So it makes it a very precious time.  That I have to be very intentional with.  Some days I fail at this.  And instead of using my twenty minutes or hour (if I'm lucky) of "me time" wisely, I sit in front of the tv and waste this time.  But I guess sometimes, this is not such a waste.  I need a moment to not have to do anything - not even check off an item on my creative to-do list.  But, most of the time I try to squeeze in something fun or intentional.  And to be quite honest, often blogging is on the list but it's just near the bottom and I don't get to it.  I am trying to keep up with my Project 52 and I have really been trying to keep up with my goals posts (fail.).  But, the rest, I'm just having to squeeze in when I can.  My "to blog" list keeps growing and growing...

Extra Credit - Paint Buffet Table :::  fail.

I didn't get to this since I didn't complete my 10 Day Plan.  But, that's okay.  It'll happen sometime.  

Okay, I'll be back with my April goals soon!