The year is flying by. I’m having a hard time focusing on my goals during the busy month of June! Keeping the house picked up for showings, staying on top of the gardening and about to leave on our first road trip! Hard to stay focused on the goals.goal setting spring 21

1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make it secure. Done! This was the first goal accomplished this year and I am so happy to have a secure website.

2. Monetize my blog. This is in the works, I have set up two affiliate accounts. Soon you’ll be seeing links to my favorite items on amazon. I’ve also teamed up with an amazing heirloom seed company, Mary’s Heirloom Seeds. The .99 cent sale is still going on. Plus she’s got a lot of other great offers on her site.  Click here for more information. I have to say I made my first little bit of income from the Amazon Affiliate program. Thank you my readers for supporting this blog!

3. Create a cookbook. One step at a time, as we are now in the gardening seasoning and I’m spending as much time as I can outside this goal might be pushed off until later this summer.

4. Be diligent about getting 10K steps in 5 out of 7 days a week. I was determined this week to meet this goal this week. Now that my husband is on board he is encouraging me to go and get it done. If I don’t have by 10K steps by dinner we go for a short walk after dinner. I love walking in the evening and we were blessed to see these wonderful Swallowtail butterflies the other night. So many of them.goal setting

5. As we continue to prepare for an eventual house sale, continue to de-clutter. Finished the book The Magic of Tidying Up, can’t recommend this book enough especially if you are looking to de-clutter. My focus this week was getting ready for our road trip so only 7 items out the door. 36 items to go.goal setting

6. Read 25 books this year! Still reading a book called The Insanity of Obedience. But I finished two books this week, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up which I loved.  Also finished the book Whisper, which my husband and I have been reading together. Very good devotional. I would highly recommend both books! Only 5 more books to read!

7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead. I am loving the new book I was asked to review called Prep Ahead Breakfasts & Lunches. Made a wonderful batch of granola from this book. Decided since we are going on a road trip this week that granola would be a good snack item.goal setting Also bought some small yogurts to go along with the granola. Haven’t made a recipe from this book that I don’t like! If you are interested in ordering the book, click on the image below.

8. Finish 4 knitting projects. Completed! Made two hats and two scarves. No progress this week BUT I’m bringing my knitting bag with me on our road trip. Hope to make great progress!goal setting

9. Clean out our freezer. Used the last of our frozen rhubarb to make the first jam of the season. The freezer is looking mighty empty. Only some tomato sauce left.first jam of the season

10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see as often once we move to the west coast. Just a few more days and we will be on our way! It’s defiantly going to be a lot of driving but I can’t wait to visit our friends and family. North Carolina here we come!goal setting


Some days I feel like I am plodding through these goals, then I remind myself if I wasn’t looking at them each week I might not be making any progress at all!


“Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.”

Les Brown


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