August Goals Revisited

Happy September everyone! Let’s recap the August goals:

1) Read two books- CHECK!

I read The Garden Intrigue and Lean In.  I also finished up Dad is Fat, but I’d started that before August.

August Books

2) Eat more salad- ALMOST

I did better with this at the beginning of the month and slacked off as the month went on.  I think I’ll carry this one over to September.

3) Put more effort into my outfits- CHECK!

Here are a few nights out with friends where I wore something other than jean shorts/capris and a cotton tshirt.

Outfit Collage

4) Buy my wedding dress – CHECK!

I ended up purchasing something I hadn’t tried on before.  It is a mix of all of the styles I’d liked though so it will be perfect.


August Goals



At the end of this month, Zac and I will have lived together in Arlington for a whole year!  I can’t believe how fast that year went.

My goals for August are:

1) Read two books

I started reading ‘The Garden Intrigue’ by Lauren Willig on the plane ride.  This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while and the tenth book in the Pink Carnation series should be delivered to me this week so I need to read book nine first!

2) Eat more salad

I’ve been having salad for lunch a few days a week and I’d like to keep it up.  I think its a good healthy eating habit to make!  When I was in New Jersey last week I had a particularly tasty one at Tables for Two that I need to buy the ingredients for and recreate myself.  It was romaine lettuce, tomato, roasted peppers, artichoke heats, fresh mozzarella and grilled chicken.  It was served with balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

3) Put more effort into my outfits.

I feel like lately I’ve fallen into a bit of a fashion rut.  I wear the same things a lot and don’t mix and match or accessorize as much as I could with what I have in my closet.

4) Buy my wedding dress

I do have a trip to Minnesota planned for 8/22-8/26 where among other things I will shop at the store my sister is interning at this summer.  I am hoping to find something that I love.

Goals for June

I like to make a few goals for myself each month.  Sometimes I keep the same goal for the next month or build on something I accomplished from the month before.

Now that I have a blog to keep track of everything, I can write them here instead of in a notebook!

This month, I’d like to…

1) Do some form of physical activity at least 3 times a week

For whatever reason, I’ve  been slacking lately on working out so I want to get myself back into a more regular routine

2) Keep my nails nice

This could be either by getting manicures or painting my nails myself

3) Drink more water

Pretty self explanatory.

4) Finish 2 books

I have a few on my kindle and in the bookshelf just waiting to be read.  Hopefully having a pool to sit by on the weekends helps this goal!

What are your goals for the month?

Five For Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Here are five things I’m looking forward to this weekend!

1) 90 degrees and sunny on Saturday.  Perfect for sitting at the pool.

2) The pool will be the perfect place to read these

3) Planting some herbs on the balcony

4) Date Night on Saturday at Zaika

5) Vintage Virginia Wine Festival on Sunday

What are your weekend plans?