July 2016 goals

1 July 2016

As I knew it would be, June was a busy month. (It always is.) I traveled to Hilton Head and to Cashiers. I had two evening work events. We hosted dear friends and visited dear friends in the mountains.

But, we also picked blueberries five times! In fact, we made great progress with our summer fun list, checking off a Bulls game, chicken souvlaki, the Honeysuckle Tea House, and more. So, though those lingering items from a few months ago are STILL on my to do list (and driving me a bit nuts, if I’m being honest), I’m calling June a win. And I’m so excited for July!!

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Revisiting my goals for June:
Perfect the scavenger hunt John and I are developing for my Fourth of July cousin reunion
Get an estimate from one more landscaping company
Finish our will
Master an updo from the Small Things archive
Read “168 Hours” and “Radical” for the NR Book Club (didn’t get to either of these, but I did read “Bringing Up Bebe” and really enjoyed it!)
Have fun in Brevard with our friends the Henrys
Host my two dear friends from elementary school
Plan out our July road trip to Maine

July goals:
— Finish our will
— Master an updo from the Small Things archive
— Move forward in our backyard renovation project (are y’all sick of hearing about these three things yet??)
— Check more things off our summer fun list
— Finish planning and host a baby shower for a dear friend
— Relish our time in Maine
— Email our neighborhood recreation committee about my luminaria idea
— Finish our June in June movie
— Feed June her first solid food!!

As a reminder, here are my 2016 guideposts. If you’ve posted your goals somewhere, I’d love to see – or just drop them in the comments!

7 Responses to “July 2016 goals”

  1. I love that you picked blueberries five times! We kept meaning to go, but it hasn’t happened just yet. Peach picking is also on the radar! I also can’t wait to see what you come up with for Lisa’s baby shower!!

    My July goals are here: https://stephseekingjoy.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/july-2016-goals/ – also working on crossing things off the summer bucket list!

  2. Mary

    What waterfall is in your picture? I took your advice from a previous blog and went to Catawba Falls and then to The Early Girl Eatery. It was such a fun adventure and great recommendations.

  3. You know which of these goals is my favorite :) But I also want to hear more about your backyard plans!

  4. Where is your favorite place to go bluberry picking?! We need to go! Sounds so fun and delicious! :) Also, June’s chubby cheeks are just the.cutest! I also can’t wait to see pictures from Lisa’s baby shower! :)

    My July goals are here: http://www.robynvandykephotography.com/blog/2016/07/goals-july-2016/

  5. I am so thankful to have following the rabbitt trail/hole to yours, Callie’s (from Call Me Callie), and Lisa’s (from Something Pretty) blogs. You three helped me wash away the feelings of needing a specific purpose and external expectation (pressure) to blog. Ultimately, I came back to blogging. One of my first pressure-free blog posts is my July 2016 goals–>https://piecesofpasson.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/july-2016-goals/.

  6. Em

    Hi Mary! So glad you loved those recommendations! The one pictured here is High Falls, in DuPont State Forest! An easy hike and one I’d recommend :) http://www.dupontforest.com/explore/high-falls/