Friday, August 8, 2014

2014 Goal Update: May-July

Goal Update? Oh, yeah... 
I looked back and realized the last time I wrote a post about goals was May 3rd. I guess we have a bit of catching up to do. :)

Personal Goals:

  • Get serious about having a regular quiet time. 
    I'm still reading the Bible (almost) every morning using the scripture references that go along with the sermon series at church. 
  • Exercise at least twice a week.
    We go on after-dinner walks almost every night, as long as the weather cooperates.
  • Re-evaluate my schedule and responsibilities outside the home.
    I think I have the right balance for now.

 Household Goals:
  • Find a Cleaning Routine that works.
    I made a cleaning routine I thought would work, but I can't seem to stick with it. Any tips?
  • Purge and organize the basement and garage.
    We've been so busy with the garden and chickens, this hasn't happened yet.
  • Finish the Family Room update.
    I've decided to put this on hold for now.

Parenting Goals:
  • Read at least one parenting book completely.
    I read Parenting Isn't for Cowards (passed on to us by my in-laws). {Affiliate Link}
  • Choose and memorize at least two Bible verses with Kiddo. 
    He learned one while we were on vacation, so that makes two. :)
  • Take Kiddo outside to play every day (or if it's too cold or rainy, play an active indoor game).
    I love summer! We're really enjoying our outside time.
  • Have at least one play date a month. 
    Mission accomplished. I love how easy it is to do park play dates in the summer!
Marriage Goals:
  • Schedule an official date night (at home or out) once every month.This has been going pretty well, though our dates have mostly been very informal. In May we had a breakfast date instead of a date night, which was fun. :) 
  • Do one special thing for Hubby each month.
    Umm... I kind of forgot about this, so I haven't been keeping track.
Blog Goals:

  • Continue blogging throughout 2014.
    So far, so good.
  • Monetize. 
    I haven't reached a payout yet, but I am enrolled in Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliates. You can read more about them in my disclosure here.
  • Write at least 6 "risky" posts.
    My "Change" series met this goal.
  • Design at least 2 free printables.
    Goal Met. I have two more in the works, too! You can find my previous printables below:
  • Write at least 2 blog series or challenges.
    Goal Accomplished!
  • Take better advantage of social media.
    I just joined Instagram! Check me out at kim_pinspired_home!
    If you haven't already, connect with me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Bloglovin'! Link parties are another fun way to connect with fellow bloggers and even attract a few new readers. 

How about you? Did you make goals for the year? How are they going?


  1. Thank you for sharing your goal update~ I really should do something like this for myself!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. :) Even if I don't meet all my goals, I still have accomplished more than if I hadn't set them. You definitely should give it a try!

  2. I love that you are sharing your goals {and if you are succeeding or struggling to meet them}.
    Thanks for sharing on Show-Licious.
    ~ Ashley


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