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8.13.2014

A New Idea

so there's a new idea i've been mulling.  a new monthly link-up with steph at life according to steph.  both her and i love making monthly goals and life goals in general.  we're pretty much constantly posting these on our blogs (i have my 101 list, she has her seasonal goals, among other things.)  and we especially love reading about it when other people do the same.

the link-up would be a 'choose your own challenge' goal setting link-up.  beginning in september, we'd give a general topic, like 'food,' 'relationships,' 'finances,' etc.  it would be up to you to pick one thing within that category to work on for the month.  (or more than one, we like ambition.)  under 'food' you might try meal planning, making a new dish from pinterest, eating out less, or packing your lunch each day.  under 'relationships' you might try writing love notes to your husband, sending your mom surprise flowers, or walking the dog more without checking your phone the whole time.  we'd both offer ideas of things to try and let you know what it is specifically that each of us is planning to work on on at the beginning of each month.

then, at the start of the following month, once you've had the full 30 days to work on your challenge, we'd want to hear all about what you challenged yourself to do.  what you tried, how you did, what advice you'd give others, and what resources you used.  did you find a great printable to help with meal planning?  did a new phone app help with sorting out your finances?

i thought about starting this in january with the new year, but september also brings about renewed focus and a fresh start.  so... are you in?


hawkeye is so ready for her month.  "it means daily ice cream for me, right mom?"

41 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I did pretty well with the make your own rules spending freeze... it helps to have others doing it with you!

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  2. Well, I'm a fan of this duo and while I'm not as ambitious/organized as either one of you, this could be a step in that direction. Count me in for a trial!

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  3. I am so in!!! Can't wait to do this in China!

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  4. I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready! Whoever knew spongebob would come in handy! Anyway, please do this. Please. I'm begging.

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  5. I AM TOTALLY IN. Can we start yesterday?! J/k.... Maybe...

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  6. Yay, two of my favorite blogs teaming up ...I'm in!

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  7. Great idea and great hosts so Im in!

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  8. I think this is a marvelous idea! :) I used to give myself 30 day challenges all the time and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing where this goes and which topics you choose!

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  9. Sounds like a fun game. I'm in :)

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    1. Great! Thanks :) Can't wait to get started!

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  11. Sounds like a great idea. I need to be better about focusing on my goals so this sounds perfect.

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  12. I'm in! I'm already think of different ideas/goals! Love it

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  13. I stopped goals for the summer so I could be a beach bum but September sounds like a good month to jump back into some goals! I'm in.

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  14. I love it. I also make random goals throughout the year (instead of waiting for New Year's Eve). It's also nice to announce my goals publicly to help with accountability. I'm totally in.

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  15. I love it!! sounds like a fabulous idea!

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  16. I am totally in! These sound more like life goals rather than the list of shit to get done goals that I set for myself every season. I like it!

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  17. this is a great idea, and i love all of your suggestions rather than a huge sweeping list of shit i'd never get done anyway haha. count me in!

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  18. That sounds like such a good idea! I can't wait to see more.

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  19. I think that sounds like a great idea!

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  20. I'm kinda of loving this... Focusing on one given topic instead of a hundred things at once! I'm in.

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    1. It definitely makes it easier, you can focus your energy on just one thing and get it done - and do it well!

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  21. I'm intrigued. I could definitely use some accountability and cheerleaders for various goals.

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  22. Count me in! Focusing on one topic will make it easier to actually meet the goal.

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  23. Sounds like so much fun! I am going to have to try this!

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    1. Yay! I'll be excited to see what you come up with each month!

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  24. I love this, and so excited about doing it.

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