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Goals, Golden Summer & Giveaway {Closed}

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Today is my birthday!

I love birthdays no matter how old I get (so far), ha!  I have to say however, that it can be a time of reflection and self-assessment.  So with my birthday this year, I'm jumping on the "post your goals on the blog" bandwagon, mainly for accountability.  It is written and shared.  This helps me be more accountable to myself and accountable to my readers.  I'm just sharing a short list of 5 goals for now.

1)  Start working from home/blogging full-time by the end of the year.
This is a biggie but I really want to make this happen.  I feel my life just being wasted working away from home..  I want time to to be a better wife and mother and I personally can't do that while working full-time outside of the home.  Kudos to those moms who can but  I'm just not here for it anymore.  I miss my kiddos.  Dax is starting Kindergarten and I want to be able to pick him up from school and help him with homework.  I'm just ready for a change.

2) Lose 40 pounds.
I don't really have a time frame for this one but it's the full comprehensive amount I need to lose.  How about I shoot for losing 20 by the end off the year?  I think that's attainable and then I can focus on losing the next 20.

3) Organize my closet.
My closet is a mess.  My shoes are fairly organized and I've started to replace all my hangers with these.  They really do save space and look good.  I have a lot to do but feel an organized closet will help my mental clarity.

4) Book our 10th Anniversary vacation.
We are so indecisive.  Where are we going??  Our Anniversary is in February so we need to hur' up!

5) Get more sleep.
I am so tired.  I need to go to bed earlier but I always have so much to do.  Briggs is so hit or miss with sleeping in his crib and it's so exhausting.  Did I mention I'm tired?  And I know no one cares when a mom says she's tired but damnit, I'm tired!

Now that I got that off my chest, I wanted to share a recent outfit.  This sweater I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has already been on heavy rotation.  It's really just a knit pullover but chunky textured knits read sweater to me.  This one is so lightweight it's perfect for dealing with a cold office and warmer temps outside.  It has also inspired me to have a signature color this year which is what I call " burnt gold" or the color of this sweater!

I love, love, love how this orchid color plays against the "burnt gold"!  I may need a full size handbag in this color.  This particular color is no longer available but other great colors are here.  A similar style is linked below.

Let's get back to talking about my birthday!  Since I'm in the mood to celebrate I thought I should share a lil' something with my readers so I've teamed up with Basically Joy and Sassy Southern Lindsey to host a fun giveaway.  We're giving away a $75 gift card package to one lucky reader just in time for back to school, or for whatever your heart desires!  

To enter, complete the Rafflecopter giveaway below.  One winner will be chosen at random and announced on this post.  Giveaway closes on August 14th, at midnight, CST.  Winner will be announced here on the blog on Wednesday the 16th.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**No purchase necessary to enter.  Winner of the giveaway will be contacted via email once comments close and announced soon after.   This giveaway is open only to residents of the United States.  Must be at lea st 18 years of age or older to participate.**


  1. I thought about goals on my birthday this year too! Great post and I entered the giveaway ☺

  2. Love goals. I have never done goals on my birthday. But after reading this I will most definitely consider doing that. And I entered the giveaway whoop whoop

    1. Good luck! This is my first time really setting goals on my b-day.

  3. I've never considered goals on my birthday. That is definitely a good idea and something I should start doing!

    1. Hope I can reach some of these goals! Thanks for reading.

  4. I do goals on my bday too! Right now it is titled, 25 while 25!😊 I love that sweater!!😍