Goals Update {Link Up}

alright it's not the 20 things i crossed off in july, but hey, at least i did something!  three things.  and with a relatively last minute and unplanned move thrown in there, i say i did alright.

bold = completed, italics = in progress

help mom organize her photos and send them to be scanned - i bought my mom a groupon for mailing in her photos to be scanned.  now you just need to use it, mom.

party at northalsted market days - i'm glad i had something on my list that had to be completed in august!  market days is a street festival in boystown, which i've been going to for over 10 years since my best friend sarah and i stumbled upon it by accident when we were in high school.  i think by accidentally getting off the bus a stop early.  we've loved it ever since.  (side note - that photo of me over to the right that everyone loves, it's from when i was a bridesmaid in Sarah's wedding.  she has good taste in dress/hair/makeup.)  it's like pride fest but no parade.

fill my gratitude journal - i finally finished it!  i think it gave me a good outline for starting a happiness project of my own, so that's next on the list.

send a care package to a randomly chosen person who comments some time - i almost did this last month but waited for tomissa to move on august 1.  she's a wisconsin fan, but i decided i like her anyway.  i even refrained from sending her all sorts of iowa merchandise.

how are your goals coming?  link up below!


  1. Tell me more about this gratitude journal please. I am going to do a happiness project but this gratitude journal sounds interesting too!

  2. I like the story behind the festival. That's crazy that you accidentally stumbled upon something cool like that and turned it into a yearly tradition.

    I've been hearing about happiness projects a lot lately, but I'm not really sure what that entails.. I need to look into that.

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'll be sharing the contents on Monday morning!

    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for helping me check something off my list :)

  4. hmmm...i was thinknig of doing the same thing (random care package) and i think i will!! :)

    Vodka and Soda

  5. I have a tote full of pics that need scanned. I have a scanner on my printer but it would take me FOREVER to get all of them scanned. Whats the name of the company that scans the pics. I absolutely need this

  6. this isn't the first time you've sent things to a wisconsin girl.
    next time you send something i expect it to be you.