August Goals + Oh Hey Friday Link up

July is sadly gone, I’m a year older and Skylor turned one. August is here but it’s Friday so you get two for the price of one today{BONUS!} August goals with a side of a Friday link up with Karli and Amy.

Per usual, lets take a look at my July goals and how I did..yikes! If you remember I was taking 3 goals from the past 6 months that I needed to work on and one new goal for a total of four goals this past month.

1. RunFailed. Horribly might I add! With all the birthdays & fun plans in July I think I went ONCE. Yea, once. I officially have 10 weeks till the marathon {don’t worry, I’m only running 6.4 miles} but I need to get my ass in gear, and fast!!!

2. Drink more water- Semi completed. I’m drinking ‘more‘ but not as much as I’d like to be drinking.

3. Meal Plan– One weekend we ate out for EVERY.SINGLE.MEAL. So that’s how that went. {barf}

4. Film more- SUCCESS! I’ve been on a roll, the only thing is I need to do is upgrade my air to a pro because I have ZERO storage space and I’m always hooked up to my external drive dropping things off or importing things and it takes up a lot of my work time. I also want to get Final Cut Pro because I’m annoyed with iMovie already #thestruggle

Moving on to August goals, I will be doing FIVE this month in honor of this Friday’s link up, hopefully I can accomplish one or all, we shall see!

{Life of a toddler grocery shopping}

1. Finish Kayla Itsines workout– I started this weeks ago and was doing great! And then Forth of July came around and I was eating more fried food and drinking more beer than I knew what to do with myself! I had 5 weeks to go so I’m forcing myself to do this so I show you my “after” pictures because the “before” pictures are still haunting me {gah}

2. Family Pictures/Skylor 1 year pictures- Skylor turned one and we’ve been a family of four for 365 days now. We do have pictures of us four but I want profess pictures. Like in fields, with flowers, laughter, smiles, the whole thing! Stay tuned and hopefully this happens because I never did newborn pictures of Sky and soon he’s going to 18 and I’ll be..old and that will be that.

3. Bike Rides- We got a bike seat for Sky for his birthday this year and we need to mount it still. We use to go on family bike rides with Tracen the past two summer’s with the bike trailer and Trace loved it. I want to get back in the habit of going because soon it’ll be winter and everyone will be posting annoying Facebook status’s of how they can’t wait till it’s summer and we will all be locked up inside going bonkers with toddlers. #dreadingwinter

4. Run- Again, this must be a goal! This will also help with goal #1. Or so I think it will…

5. No booze- Yup, I said it. I’m not going to have any booze for the month of August. Now that all the birthdays and July holidays are over, August needs to be a month where I get back on track. Dare I say that working out won’t be nearly as hard as not having a glass of wine after the boys go to bed. I know SO many people that are pregnant between family and friends right now I might just pretend I am so I can not drink with them. This might help? Probably not though.

|| I recently just added advertising on East Willow Grove and with the start of a new month I’m offering 30% off all ads with the coupon code ‘WILLOW’ entered at check out.||

Happy pizza party Friday friends! 



  1. 08.03.14 / 2:51 am

    I need to get busy on some goals for myself too.
    I'm also curious about Final Cut Pro. I use iMovie to make a yearly video of our family, but I'd happily change if there was something better. Have you used it?
    Good luck with your new goals, and thanks for linking up with us!!

    • 08.03.14 / 4:26 am

      It's never to late for goals! I haven't used it before but I've watched far too many Youtube videos on things to do (when I'm trying to figure out something with iMovie) and I need it in my life! So many more options and amazing things to do with the program!

  2. 08.02.14 / 2:20 am

    I love this idea of monthly goals! You may have inspired me here…

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. 08.02.14 / 1:02 am

    Love the pic of Tracen "grocery shopping"! At least you've found a way to keep him occupied. When you were little I HAD to shop at the Kroger at 13 Mile & Woodward because they had the plastic little kid shopping carts. You'd run around like a crazy girl steering your cart up & down each aisle with me, throwing everything kind of junk food into your cart. (Then I'd have to quietly tell the cashier that I really wasn't buying all the junk in your cart! Heaven help me if you head me!)

    • 08.02.14 / 1:32 am

      Me? no way 😉 I went grocery shopping after work today and it took me 30 minutes, childless! It was insane! Trace loves Trader Joes because they have the little carts 🙂

  4. 08.01.14 / 7:52 pm

    LOL you crack me up, as always! I'm right there with you on the whole professional family photos thing. And as for booze…I have had a sip of champagne and one Corona since June 2012. So you can probs do a month 😉

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