April goals

1 April 2014

March was a busy month. Between hosting visitors and being visitors ourselves, we were a bit out of our normal routine – but in good ways. However, I did get a bit behind on my monthly goals, so I’m rolling the leftover items to April!


To recap, my March goals:
Practice new calligraphy techniques
Plant peony in backyard
Plan a really happy trip to NC for two dear friends and their gents
Set an appointment with an allergist
Help launch a new service/community at our church
Plant the first round in our vegetable beds See above! We planted sugar snap peas, kale, arugula, three types of tomatoes, and basil. We’ll put in peppers and more tomatoes later in the year!

April goals:
— Set an appointment with an allergist
— Break out calligraphy supplies and do something with them
— Pick strawberries
— Make final reservations for our California trip
— Purchase a spring/fall jacket – something nicer than my fleece, but casual enough for every day wear
— Send out invitations for two showers
— Fulfill one of our Easter traditions – paying for the car behind us in a drive-through line!

I have been striking out left and right on the jacket front – any suggestions on where I should look for outerwear? And, if you’ve posted your monthly goals, I’d love to take a peek!

P.S. Tips for growing veggies in a raised bed

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April 1, 2014 7:45 am

I’d love to hear more about the new service/community you launched at your church! Your new flowers & vegetable garden will be so fun to watch grow, too. As for a Spring/fall jacket, I love a good, structured, nice-but-casual blazer (navy?)! I posted my goals for April, here: http://stephseekingjoy.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/april-goals/

April 1, 2014 9:18 am

Hi Emily! Check out Old Navy for your jacket. Their spring arrivals have been really great so far this season. Perhaps one of these might work?
1. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=74688&vid=1&pid=954082002 (does not look like a rain coat in person)
2. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=74688&vid=1&pid=952996022

April 1, 2014 9:32 am

I’m kind of an outerwear collector. I have issues haha My go to stores are TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Express (if you have a coupon; I got $40 off my last jacket from there). My sister would say try the thrift store. She’s the queen of finding everything at the thrift store. And if you have military connections (friend, family member willing to take you on base) try the PX. I got a London Fog trench from the PX with a deep deep discount.

April 1, 2014 11:03 am

Fun goals to read! I am loving my new jacket from Old Navy that is great for Spring now, and will also be great for Fall. It’s military-inspired but I love the cinched waist to make it more feminine. It gets softer and softer with each wear! Plus, the olive green looks great with denim and white jeans. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=74688&vid=1&pid=952996002

April 1, 2014 7:51 pm

Hi Emily, Happy April! I am absolutely in love with your garden! It is so cute. I can’t wait to finish college and start a garden of my own (: I recently purchased this jacket earlier in the year, and I can honestly say that I wear it almost every day. It’s perfect to add layers underneath, or to just throw over a t-shirt as well! It was well worth the money. I got it in navy, also!


April 6, 2014 7:40 pm

I had great luck this past year with a coat from C Wonder! Great bright colors, not too heavy fabric and something fun to wear everyday, especially with NC’s awkward seasons. :)

April 8, 2014 5:39 pm

Happy April! Your garden is always so cute! I think everyone has the same idea in terms of jackets…I recently found an adorable LOFT jacket (brand new) for $10 at a thrift store, and a banana republic one too. Old Navy, J.Crew, Banana Republic & Nordstrom are always my favorite go-to’s for jackets!