New Month, New Goals…and a teaser!!

It’s hard to believe that we are in the last *official* month of summer. Of course, here on the East Coast we usually are in the mid 80s until mid October, so we’ll have some warm weather around for a bit.  I keep thinking of everything that is coming up and I want to run and hide! We packed so much into this month that I have NO idea how we’ll get it all in.


I’m keeping my goals do-able again. As much as I have some major things that I want to accomplish, right now it’s more about staying oon track and finally getting all these little things done and marked off my every growing to-do list.

Here are my three goals for August:

* Set up the bar in the craft room so the girls can be downstairs with me while I work.

* Pencil out the first 4 weeks of school. This year I really want to have a plan and actually USE the plan.

* Try 1 fun/offbeat activity a week.  This is the time of year when I usually feel so crazy busy, but I don’t want to be. 

Those are my goals – and it will be fun to see how I do, considering we will be back at the lake in a few weeks, juggling schedule changes and some last minute day trips that we’re trying to cram in before fall starts.

I’ve got some fun news to share on Monday too! If you follow me on Instagram you probably have an idea, but man! I have a story to tell you!!

What are you up to this weekend?


  1. Ok, so I peeked at your Instagram and am so excited to hear more on Monday!! Have a great weekend!

  2. Have you had trouble with your website today? This is the first time I’ve been able to come over.

    I like your goals for the month; I’ve got similar ones in that I’m trying to keep it simple, too.

    • Yes! My site has been down since Thursday morning. Some of my scheduled posts did post, but I lost some :( Sigh. Oh well…..I think everything is fixed now. Fingers crossed!!

  3. LOL must be the month of crazy. Ours is pretty nuts as well.

    • I think it’s the month where we realize that summer is ending, fall is starting and there are a zillion things that we want to accomplish :)

  4. Eeek! I don’t have instagram! Gonna have to check back on Monday for sure! Loving your goals, I need to follow my “plan” this homeschool year as well!

    • Girl. I’d say that you *need* Instagram, but you don’t :) It’s just fun! Check back Monday – our crazy world just exploded :)

  5. I don’t have Instagram. I will just have to come back on Monday. Great goals! Love the pic with Elmo, too. Hope you are well. Miss our emails. We still have to plan to get together. I would love to do the zoo when the weather gets a little cooler. My kids want to go back to the Elmwood Park Zoo, as well, since they just got their first giraffe. :-)

    • Hey! I was thinking about as I was planning out our fall calendar. Yes – we NEED to meet at the zoo!! Where is Elmwood? I’m not familiar with that one?

  6. Ugh – no instagram for me. Can’t wait to hear more!

  7. Those are fantastic goals, Aurie! And I know that you can accomplish them! I can’t wait to hear your news on Monday!

  8. Looks like great goals for a busy week!!

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