Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Monthly Meet Up

It's almost Spring!
It's a new month, and you know what that means - it's time for the Monthly Meet Up, y'all!!

My girl Marie, over at Family and the Lake House, and I get together every month to host a fun link-up party.  We want to know - what are your goals for the month of March?  Big, small, it doesn't matter.  Your goals could be any and everything.  Maybe you want to cut out fast food, keep a clean kitchen, exercise more, not go shopping, organize your pantry, etc.  The possibilities are endless!

You can be as ambitious as you like - maybe you only have one goal for the month, maybe you have 10.  Just join us and have fun!

Not only do we want this to be a great opportunity for you to gain some awesome, creative ideas from other bloggers, but we also want this to be a great networking tool as well.  So please, grab a cup of coffee, tea, water, vodka (we won't judge) or whatever you fancy and party with us.  It will be fun!!

First thing is first.  Just like anything fun, we've gotta have some rules.  Ours are short and sweet:
  • Link back to us - copy and paste our linky button on your post - we want your friends to join in the fun too!
  • Follow us!  We'd love to connect with you, and you to connect with each other!
  • We challenge you - visit, comment and follow at least four other partiers.  Are you up for the challenge?
  • By posting, you give us permission to feature an image or post on our blog(s).  We'll always give you credit and post links back, don't you worry!
Easy enough, right!?  So, grab our button, link up, and par-tay!!!

Let's recap last month's goals first, shall we?

1.  Blog More.  Welllll.....I have posted a couple blog posts this month.  Not quite as many as I was aiming for, but better than zero I suppose.  One of them is a recipe for a super yummy Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder so that earns me extra points, right???

2.  Continue Purging/Organizing.  Okay, so I didn't get to the linen closet quite yet.  But, I really feel like I'm doing much better not bringing crap into the house that will just need to be thrown away later.  I am planning on doing some serious spring cleaning in the future...

3.  Free February - Round 2.  I did fairly well with this!  We only ate dinner out twice (never mind that it was two nights in a row!).  And, I stayed away from anything processed for the most part.  There were a few cheez-it incidents, but I'm only human and cheez-its are so damn delicious!!

4.  Get Up.  I started the month so strong on this one!  I was getting up and stretching/doing yoga every morning when Jason headed to the gym.  I'm still getting up most mornings (it's currently 5:32 am, fyi), but I can't guarantee that I'm being productive.  Unless sipping coffee and scrolling through Facebook and/or Instagram is productivity in your eyes.

Now, for March's goals!!
Begin Spring Cleaning.
My goal is to go through each and every room and closet this spring and do a thorough purge and cleaning.  This is going to be a short month (vacation, baby!!!), so if I could get 2 rooms/closets/hallways done this month, I'd be super happy.

Be Good(ish) on Vacation.
I have been working so hard and I really don't want all my hard work to get thrown out the door while we're on vacation this month.  I'm down almost 10 pounds and have been eating so well.  I need to not overindulge and do some sort of exercise while we're away. 


Enjoy our Vacation.
Have an amazing trip.  Build sandcastles. Play.  Go on adventures.  Make memories.  Put the phone down.  Take pictures.  Enjoy each other and our family.

And that's it!  I'm keeping it easy this month, folks!  It's a short month here at the Hayes Homestead and I know I'm going to be super busy the weeks that we are here at home. 

How about you!?  Spring is right around the corner (yay!!!!!), do you have any goals you'd like to make before it gets here?  Please link up and share them with us - and don't forget to spread the word of our awesome little linky party with your friends :)

See ya soon!

~ Sara :)

1 comment:

  1. A maid! Yes! Where do I find one of those?! Your vacation is going to be so fun. Isn't it funny how "putting down the phone" is necessary to take in the moments and to have a "relaxing" vacation. What were people doing every day in the 90's?! LOL! Great goals, girl!