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september small goals

The days are short but the months are long…is not really a thing that people say, but for me it definitely applied to August! After kind of a busy spring and summer with lots of weddings, lake trips, etc., August really slowed down for us and I was able to get all of the things done. Which is great, because now it’s football season which means every weekend is taken over by tailgates, losing fantasy football games, and searching for the perfect low-carb baked potato soup recipe. (Yes, I know, it’s a tall order but stranger things have happened, yall.) Anywho, here’s how August went:

August’s Goals

  1. Take a weekly bath. I did this 5/5 weeks of August. Future notice, self: August is maybe not the best time to sign up to take weekly warm baths. What’s the point of taking a bath if you can’t do a face mask at the same time because you’re sweating too much? TMI? Sorry? Anyway, once I abandoned the face mask plan it was nice to just chill and read a book.
  2. Collect inspiration and write out some plans for the study. I did this, posted about it here, then got a wild hair one weekend while Matt was out of town and I did all the things. Seriously, it’s basically done. (That’s the finished inspiration board at the top of this post!) I am tentatively planning on sharing updates via the One Room Challenge in October orrr I might get impatient and just share it all at once.
  3. Put the finishing touches on a friends’ nursery project. My friends’ nursery is done AND inhabited by a teeny tiny human (a.k.a. they had their baby!!) I’ve gone over and photographed the space (and the babe!) and plan to share it all v soon! I’ve got most of the post written but it’s a LOT, so I’m debating splitting it up into a couple of posts.
  4. Get camera fixed. Done, thank goodness. It’s hard to take pictures of nurseries and tiny babies without a camera. Luckily it was just a matter of replacing the lens and not the whole camera, which would have been a lot more costly.
  5. Go HOME! We did it! Matt and I went home a few weeks ago (our parents are both from the Dallas area), and I had so much fun that I didn’t take any pictures. Well, that’s a lie, I took the one below of our favorite sushi place. We golfed (…I drove the cart, that counts), we dined, we lounged, saw three sets of parents in two days, and came home tired and happy.

5/5. NOT BAD. Feels good to just totally nail it and win at life. If this is the only test of whether or not I’m successful, then I am VERY successful.

Sushi Sake Richardson

September’s Goals

  1. Share my friends’ nursery reveal. I’ve teased it twice now. Can’t keep the cuteness to myself anymore.
  2. Submit the nursery photos to three publications. Just trying to share the nursery cuteness even further. And get better about doing more submissions for the blog.
  3. Treat myself to a shelter mag subscription. My mom got me a thoughtful gift for my birthday – a subscription to Sunset magazine, one of her favorites that I’ve always loved flipping through when I go home. That + my finished inspiration board that is ready for an ever-changing rotation of magazine clippings makes me want more! The no-brainer option is Domino, but I wanted to crowd-source: any gems that I might not be thinking of?
  4. Drive a jet ski. Yes, I’ve lived in Texas most of my life and been on many, many lake trips and have never driven a jet ski. Just last year I got brave enough to ride one (the only requirement was that I made my friend who was driving go like -3 miles/hour), and since we’re heading out for our last lake trip of the year next weekend, I want to drive one. VERY EXCITING to me, VERY BORING to normal people.
  5. Find a chair for the study. This and a little bit more decor are the only things standing in the way of a completed study. I’m writing this in the study, perched on a stool, and every minute I sit here I think more about how nice a chair would be. I have my eye on a few, but haven’t found exactly the right combo of great price/style yet. p.s. Pro tip: if you have an extra room that you call by a different name- “the den,” “the bonus room,” “the office,” “the loft,” etc., try calling it “the study.” You will feel 800% fancier.

What’s new with you guys for September?




    • Umm…amazing. Just added to my Feedly and followed on Insta. Thank you for sharing!! You have the best recs!

  1. Holly Twitchell Holly Twitchell

    Love your post. Need to ask if I should be embarrassed that I only just now discovered Domino? At the CM checkout. It caught my eye because Cement Tile had just posted on Insta that they were being featured. So, what I really mean to say is I applaud your possible choice of publications.

    • I’m grateful to you for 1) teaching me to love a good magazine and 2) teaching me how to pronounce the word magazine.

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