Happy July // Goals for the Month

I'm a list-maker by nature. Grocery lists, packing list, to-do lists, and so on. I get total satisfaction by crossing items off of lists--it makes me feel accomplished. Although I haven't ever posted a list of monthly goals on the blog, I make lists on my own. And I'm not very good at keeping up with them or finishing them, so I'm putting it on here to hold myself accountable. 

Can we talk about the fact that 2014 is halfway over? I actually wrote June Goals in the title and then realized that it's actually July--which makes me want to be as intentional as possibly with the last 6 months before 2015 creeps up on us.

Some things I want to accomplish in July:
  • Join a gym. My weight struggles are getting out of control and it's time to do something about it. 
  • Finish reading 7 and read two others by the end of the month (probably another Shauna Niequist or Melanie Shankle book.)
  • Make two new recipes.
  • Finish a DIY and publish to the blog.
  • Stay accountable with our blog Bible study by writing posts, engaging with the girls doing it, and maybe posting another vlog.
  • Have photos taken of me for blog purposes (being in front of the camera terrifies me)
  • Continue to purge our closets and simplify our home. The amount of clothing we have is a bit ridiculous and I'm eager to clean out! 
  • Take a weekend off of social media. This one will be BIG for me but I feel like it's needed. 
  • Eat some watermelon (duh, because it's summer!)
  • Post an OOTD on the blog.
What goals do you have for July? Happy July! Xoxo


  1. Im sure you will do these things and more!!!! I love a list. Now, I need to make one of my one. Btw, whats OOTD?

  2. I should write out some goals myself. I have health and fitness goals already, but I should come up with some others and have them written in front of me. I'm so excited about the Bible Study! I'm reading day 2 this morning or at lunch.

  3. I love these goals, Rachel! I would love to see a post on an OOTD :) I do a lot of those myself and have become more of a fashion blogger than a lifestyle, like I was before when I first started! :)


  4. There is nothing better than crossing items off a list! Do you have an IG for your closet purge?

  5. I know July will be a busy month for us too! You're right, I hadn't thought of 2014 as being half over already but it is!

  6. Love, love this list. You can do it, sweet friend!

  7. I think you can accomplish all those goals. The best part about our upcoming vacation is that we don't have wifi so no phones, internet, nada for a whole week. Heaven!

  8. I love these goals! For your OOTD, you should definitely link up to The Creative Closet. :) If you want, I mean. No pressure, but we'd love to have you join us.

    Will you blog the new recipes you make? If so, I'm excited to see what you make. :)

  9. I'm a list maker, too! Love them, and I love yours! These are really great goals! I especially love making two new recipes--making them!? That's awesome. I would love to do the same! I can't wait to see all of these new blog posts you have coming up!

  10. Love that our goals are so similar! I'm definitely a list maker and feel so accomplished marking things off my lists. I have been known to write things down just so I can mark them off. Real life confessions, ha.

  11. I agree with purging closets/simplifying your home. I need to do this. Clothes just pile up!

  12. Seriously, where is 2014 going?! These are all great goals for July - I love the social media one! That would be sooo hard for me, too. My husband's birthday is on Monday so I'm going to attempt to leave my phone behind for the day :)

  13. Everything from working out to watermelon to decluttering... I love your goals! Can't wait to keep up with your progress, friend! Praying that the Lord will bless you as you work towards these things XO