Is it seriously August already? It’s hard to believe how fast this year is going. Although right now I feel like fall can hurry up, because I’m officially over this summer weather. It’s too hot for me! July was as busy as ever for us! We started the month off with 4th of July weekend at Dave’s parents’ cottage. By the way, Leia is terrified of fireworks and (ever since that weekend) being outside at night. Any suggestions on that one? July was filled with unpacking, organizing, decorating, etc. July also included my family’s annual camping trip. We cheat a little (mini fridges and a coffee maker), but I always look forward to spending that week outside with my family. Luckily, I was still able to hunker down and check almost all of my goals for July off the list. August isn’t looking much calmer, with plenty of busy weekends ahead. And now, I’m sharing my goals for August as well!
Let’s start with a recap of my goals for July!
Blog and Biz | Complete eCourse
Yes! I’m super excited about this one. As I mentioned in my July Goals, I’ve been working my way through the Book Boss course by Abby and Donnie Lawson for a few months now. In case you didn’t read my last post, Book Boss is an eCourse designed to help you write and launch an eBook in 90 days. It’s an incredibly actionable course loaded with information. If you’ve thought about writing an eBook, I highly recommend checking it out here.
Blog and Biz | Launch New Shirts in Etsy Shop
I did add a few new shirts to the shop this month, and I’m really excited them! They’re a different style from the previous shirts, which I think is so much more fitting for me because I seriously live in v-neck t-shirts. They’re perfect for any bloggers in the house, so head over and check them out!
Blog and Biz | Set Up Ambassador Program
Unfortunately, I just didn’t get to this one. As I mentioned above, my Etsy shop has taken a bit of a back seat since I’ve been working on a new, pretty large project. I’ll probably hold off on the ambassador program until my other project is finished and I really have more time to devote to all things Etsy shop. I’m hoping to make the shop my priority for the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017!
Personal | Finish Unpacking and Organizing
We made a ton of progress on the house in July! We’re officially unpacked organized! We’ve got tons of projects we want to start working on (some of which I’ll probably share on the blog!) Once we’ve finished decorating and furnishing, I’ll do a house tour blog post!
Personal | Get Back to Date Nights
We’re working on it! We’ve been so busy lately, so it’s not exactly a weekly occurrence at this point, but we’ve gotten a couple in!
Goals for August:
Blog and Biz | Focus on Photography
I’m still in the process of learning to use my DSLR camera. I would really like to use August to focus on getting a better handle on photography. I would love to start taking my own pictures for blog posts (I currently use almost all stock photos) and I definitely need to improve my Instagram photography and strategy!
Blog and Biz | Write One House-Related Post
Ever since Dave and I had our offer accepted on the house, I’ve been excited to start writing about our experience as homeowners. And as I discovered on my reader survey, many of you would love to see blog posts on home decor and organization! I would love to write at least one blog showcasing something we’ve done with the house.
Personal | Complete at Least One House Project
We’ve got quite a few projects we want to get done in this house, some short term and some long term. I would like to knock at least one project off the list this month!
That’s all for this month, friends! I’m working on a special project behind the scenes that is getting a lot of my attention right now, so I don’t want to overwhelm myself with other goals!
What are your goals for August?
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