March 2017 Goals

2 March 2017

Hi friends!! Apologies for the radio silence – I’ve been locked out of my blog for some unknown reason since last week, which foiled a lot of my end-of-the-month plans! But I’m back, I’m 30, and I’m ready to set some goals for March! :)

What I read in February:
How to Celebrate Everything (SO GOOD!!! Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen my Stories singing this book’s praises, but it’s so good I might end up writing a blog post about it, too. If you love traditions and crave a rich family life, BUY IT!)
The Nightingale (two thumbs up)
Too Busy Not to Pray (in progress and loving it so far)
— Books I’m reading throughout the year: The Power of a Praying Wife and The Lifegiving Home

Revisiting my goals for February:
Peruse the aisles of a bookstore for a new Bible (bought the ESV Study Bible)
Fill out the first month in my prayer journal
Host a favorite things party for neighborhood friends
Start my weekly ballet class!
Submit everything for HOA approval for our backyard project
Post one city for my Triangle guide
Hit 10k steps 4 out of 7 days a week (I only hit 10k steps six times (argh!), but I increased my average steps per day by 500, so I’m happy about that!)
Get our wills notorized
Go to the Museum of Life & Science with June

March goals:
— Offer an impromptu prayer at dinner instead of our standard blessing (something we are trying for Lent)
— Get back into my habit of reading the Bible before bed and prayer journaling (aiming for every day this month)
— Fill out the first month in my prayer journal
— Do a complete organization sweep and purge of our loft
— Complete as much of June’s baby book as I can
— Confirm the location and month of John’s anniversary trip
— Confirm our next camping destination
— Watch the premiere of HGTV’s Home Town (March 21st! I kind of know Erin!)

As a reminder, here are my 2017 guideposts. If you’ve posted your goals somewhere, I’d love to see – or just drop them in the comments!

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March 2, 2017 7:27 am

Emily, I was curious which Bible you would end up choosing and I am delighted it is this one. It’s been on my mind for awhile now and I would love to know if you would recommend it.

March 2, 2017 8:03 am

Happy Birthday, dear friend! 30 feels like a great fit for you. Mature and thoughtful yet still youthful. Thirty, flirty, and thriving, am I right? ;) XO I’ve used the ESV Study Bible for years and love it!!

March 2, 2017 11:02 am

So glad to hear it! Also, my spirit age is 36, so I’m still young compared to that :) :)

March 2, 2017 8:31 am

The ESV study Bible is the best! I’m putting this celebrations book on my wish list and can’t wait to read it! I’m so glad you are back and 30. :)

March 2, 2017 8:57 am

Happy belated birthday! Those hot pink candles are so so fun! I have been eyeing “How to Celebrate Everything” since you posted about it in your gift guides and February goals and am now convinced that I need to get it :) I always look forward to seeing your monthly goals when a new month starts. Good luck with your March goals!

March 2, 2017 11:03 am
Reply to  Hope

Thank you, Hope!! I got the candles at Furbish’s warehouse sale a few weeks ago, and we have been loving lighting them at dinner! June is into it :)

March 2, 2017 11:32 am

I have that book in my Amazon cart. It looks right up my alley! I can’t wait to watch HomeTown either. I love that couple! They seem so genuine

March 2, 2017 11:45 pm

Happiest birthday to you Emily! It’s so fun that our birthdays are back to back! :)

March 3, 2017 11:59 am

I see you often, and yet I still missed reading your blog! I’m so excited about your birthday trips this year! Xo!

March 3, 2017 1:37 pm

Happy birthday, Emily! Welcome to the 30s club! I saw your instagram story about “How to Celebrate Everything,” and completely agree with you. I ordered that book for my mom for Christmas (since she’s the one who taught me to celebrate everything). My mom loved it, and funnily enough, she just gifted me Jenny’s other book “Dinner: A Love Story” (same title as her blog). I love that she writes the book in three different sections: before kids, baby/toddler years, and family dinners. Worth reading if you haven’t already. Jenny can do no wrong!