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**~** July Goals **~**

Hey Y’ALL !!!

It’s JULY!!!! We are moving on to the second half of the year. This year has gone by super fast, but last month I felt like it finally slowed down, maybe because I was so busy.

Last month I set my goals and then bam, I forgot all about my goals in my busy, busy life of mine. This month I am not going to let that happen. I am going to set my goals and accomplish them. Please readers, if you see me slacking call me out!! I won’t be ass busy this month because I will only be watching my nieces and nephews 2 days a week, plus we will only have tournament season with softball. This month there is a lot to look forward to because we are going on some mini vacations, if not a week long vacation.

Anyways…..let get started with these goals!!

*** July Goals ***

1. Daily Devotion

I have to get my relationship with God right again. I have to start doing my daily devotion and I have to get back into going to church.

2. Read 2 books!

This was one of my goals last month that I totally failed on! I want to get back into reading again. I use to read all the time and then one day I just stopped. I need to see which books are out there and find one and start reading on it ASAP!

3. Stress Less and Worry Less

Yes, there has been so much going on that I have been so stressed and so worried that I need to let it all go and let God handle it. I keep telling myself everything happens for a reason!

4. Plank 30-Day Challenge

Last month I wanted to do 4 different 30-Day challenges at once, of course after the first couple of days it went down the drain quickly. With 5-6 kids in your house all week, it is hard to focus on everything at one. This month I want to do the plank challenge.

I don’t want to set to many goals for myself this month because it is going to be another busy, busy month.

What are some of y’alls goals for this month?

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*~* June Wrap-Up & Favorites *~*

Hey Y’ALL

First of all I wanna say I am so sorry I haven’t posted anything these past view days. My life has been really busy and with everything going on I had to take a break at some point during the days for myself.

It’s sadly the end of the month. We are half way through with the year. Where has the time gone? I am excited about July though. We are going to take a family vacation and maybe a couples weekend trip, but for the 4th of July we rented a pontoon for the family and we are spending the day on the water.

This month’s wrap-up is probably going to be short. I am going to be honest I have been so busy this month, I totally didn’t pay attention to my goals. I let them fall away from me. On the days I wasn’t busy, I just wanted to relaxed and just rest up. This heat is taken a lot out of everyone. I went most of the month without even wearing makeup. There were so many products I wanted to test out and try that next month here on my blog, that is mainly  what my blog will be, products I have been wanting to test out.

I feel so bad though not focusing on any of my goals, not even one. I did so good in the month of May, I really thought I had it in the month of June. I guess I didn’t take in effect that school was going to be out and I would be entertaining a house full of kids. For the month of July, I am going to set some realistic goals for myself.

Because I didn’t have a lot of favorites this month because I have hardly wore makeup, I decided to combine this month’s favorites with the Wrap-Up.

I have to admit I haven’t wore makeup a lot this month. With it being hot, I just feel like it is all just going to melt off when I go outside. Plus, every single day this month my house has been full of kiddos and it is hard to get ready when you have to make sure they aren’t killing each other! I did end up finding some favorites this month!

~* June Favorites *~

* Covergirl Peach Highlighter *

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First of all this smells so good! Since I have tested out this product and reviewed it (~*~ Covergirl….It smells like Peach ~*~), I have wore this. It just gives you that glow that isn’t to blinding, it is just right for the summer. It does look like little pieces of glitter on your face, but with this product I don’t mind it. The only downside to this product is, it is dusty. You have to make sure you tap the excess off of your brush. I can’ wait to try the chocolate covergirl products!

* Covergirl Peach Blush *

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There are 2 different ones, there is a lighter color one and a darker one. I love the darker colored blush. These are very pigmented! You have to use a light hand with these blushes. These are also dusty like the highlighter and you have to make sure you tap the excess off.

How did y’alls month go? Did you achieve everything you wanted to achieve?

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*~* June Goal Update *~*

Hey Y’ALL

I can’t believe we are half way through the month of June. It has flown by.

I am going to be straight up honest to beginning with. I am seriously failing this month on my goals. I was suppose to start my 30 day goal challenge, my daily devotions, and reading, but I am failing. Every single day my house is full of children from the age of 2 on up to 12. Every single day I am just wore out. Once my house is quite I just want to lay down and go to sleep. Half the time I am out in no time. I know life gets busy and goals get over looked, but I seriously thought this month I would have it. Last month I achieved all of my goals, but school was still in session. I really feel bad.

Even though I feel bad, I am looking at the bigger picture. Even though I only done a couple of days of my 30 day challenge, I am still walking every day. I still haven’t had no soda (which I am no longer craving). I still want to find time to go to the library and check out a book and read.

How are y’alls June goals coming along? I hope better than mine.

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*~*June Goals*~*

Hey Y’ALL

I am enjoying sharing my monthly goals with y’all. It gives me more motivation to actually complete my goals. I thought long and hard on this months goals and what I want to achieve. I think I have chosen great goals this month for me to achieve.

* Read at least 2 books

I know to some 2 books does not sound like much, but I haven’t read a book in a very long time. Because of my schedule has changed with babysitting, I want to start taking my son to the library weekly/bi-weekly to get him in on this reading goal of mine. I seen last month a lot of blogs I read about monthly goals, they have a reading goal in it. I want to add one in my goals this month.

* 30 – Day Challenge

I think I have decided that every month I need to have at least one exercise goal because I really want to start losing weight again. If y’all read my PCOS post (*~May 17th PCOS Advocacy Day~*), it is really hard for me to lose weight because of my PCOS. I need to start getting my butt in gear.  This month I have decided that I want to do a 30 – Day challenge. Well I am going to do 4 of them! I can’t wait till the end of the month to see my results.

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* Stay offline One Day A Week

Technology consumes us, I want to get away from that. I want to reserve one day a week to stay offline. No internet at all.

*Try one new recipe a week

We use to try a new recipe a month and then it all went down hill, we got busy and we just forgot about doing it. I want to bring it back I want to try one new recipe a week this month.

* Daily Devotion Everyday

I know this was a goal last month and I achieved it, but I want to continue it. I also started a journal. I have been using the YouVerison app and I have been doing 2 bible studies at once. I have been focusing on parenting and marriage during my bible studies.

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*~*May Wrap Up*~*

Hey Y’ALL

It is the end of May!! This year is flying by, but I do feel that this month slowed down some. We are almost half done with this year and that’s just crazy to me. Feels like we just got done with Christmas.

May was a great month for me . I almost achieved all of my goals. The only one I did not achieve was 100 followers, I am less than 10 away from it between my regular followers and email followers. I almost got it. Everything else I accomplished. I am very proud of myself, especially with doing my daily devotion and getting my 125 miles in (because I started the month out slow).   I am ready to start my June goals!!

This month I felt, like I was on the go all the time. Between picking my son up from school, getting my brothers kids off the bus, softball practices, softball games, and just life. I know June is going to be busy to, but I am ready for it. I think in June I need to be even more organized because my house is going to be filled with kiddos all month. So far I have survived the first full week of kids being out of school.

How did y’alls May go? Anything exciting happen?

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~*~Goal Update~*~

Hey Y’all

Can y’all believe we are already half way through this month. I can’t!!! It is flying by for me. This whole year is flying by like crazy.

Because it is 1/2 way through this month I wanted to give y’all a goal update on how I am doing with this months goals.

~Monthly Goals~

1. 100 Followers on my blog!

I am at 77 followers right now on my blog (this is not counting email followers). I am getting there. I have a couple of more weeks left to get to my 100. Please share my blog with your family and friends. It would be greatly appreciated.

2. Daily Devotion Every Night!

I am happy to say that I have done my daily devotion every single night. I have even started a daily devotion journal to write down the things that stand out to me. I use an app and I have been focusing on my parenting and my marriage when it comes to daily devotion. I am very proud of myself. I have already finished 2 plans and I just started new daily devotion plans a couple of days ago.

3. Walk 125 Miles this Month

This one I haven’t done so good on. I am close to the 1/2 point, but I am not quiet there. There has been some days where I have just been lazy. When I have those lazy days, I try to make it up the next day, but it doesn’t always happen like that. I am VERY determine to achieve this goal this month!

4. Work on Myself

I am doing great with this goal also. I have been taking time to myself every week. I take a nice hot bath and just listen to music and relax. I also take some time to myself every night to relax and clear my mind from that day. I wish I could lose weight though. I struggle with losing weight. If y’all have any suggestions please let me know.

5. No Sodas

This is by far the hardest. We went to the movies the other day and I was like, I want a Dr. Pepper, I almost broke, but I got my a bottle of water instead. I have done this before years ago, plus when I had stomach surgery back in August I had to go without soda, which was ease then because it was for a medical reason. I struggle with this daily, I crave either a Dr. Pepper or a Diet Mt. Dew, it is just crazy.

I am still working daily on all of my goals. I am doing great with some and not so great with others. I am going to continue busting my butt on getting my 125 miles this month.

How are y’all coming along with y’alls goals? What goals are y’all struggling on this month?

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*~* May Goals *~*

Hey Y’All !!

Can y’all believe it is already May!! This year is just flying by, I swear. Here in Tennessee our school will be out in 25 days, 25 days till summer, wow.

Last month, I made monthly goals for the first time ever and I shared it with y’all. Let me tell ya that is the best decision. I didn’t achieve them all, but I achieve most of them. I figured because I had success with it last month sticking to them because I shared them with y’all, that I will share my May goals with y’all this month. This month, I think I made more goals because I wanted to challenge myself and there were so many things I really wanted to work on.

~May Goals~

  1. 100 Followers on my Blog

I need to focus more on my blog and I want to achieve at least 100 followers this month. I think it is a very achievable goal.

2. Daily Devotion Every Night

I want to make sure I am fitting my daily devotion every single night this month. It takes 21 days to make something a habit and there is 31 days in May.

3. Walk 125 miles this month

Yes, it seems like a lot, but I have been staying busy and getting miles in, but there are some days where I am lazy. I think this is another very achievable goal. Makes me want to work hard at it every single day. I figured it up it is only like 4.04 miles a day, lol.

4. Work on myself

I need to focus and work on myself. I feel like with my schedule being so busy, I hardly have time for myself and I need to work on myself and give time to myself for me to be the best I can be for everyone else that needs me.

5. No Sodas

I think this one is going to be the hardest. Last month I cut out Dr. Pepper completely and just stuck with water, lemon water, and Diet Mt. Dew. I only allow myself 1 Diet Mt. Dew a day and I want to cut that out completely. Like I said this is going to be the hardest for me to follow. It will be my challenge.

I think all of my goals are very achievable this month. What are some of y’alls May goals?

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*~* Goal Update*~*

Hey Y’ALL!!

It’s Thursday…we are almost done with this week! This week has went by quickly for me. Like yesterday when I made my post about changes, I first put it was Tuesday…ha ha ha, I had to go back and change it. I was like dang it is already Wednesday.

I wanted to give y’all a mid month goal update. If y’all read my,~* Life…It just happens*~, y’all would of seen the goals I set for myself this month. I must say some that are extremely important I am failing on and others I am succeeding in…I believe.

~Goal Update~

  • Restoring my relationship with GOD: I feel like I am failing at this. I have been praying everyday and I have been trying to fit in my daily devotion book, a couple nights a week. I want to make time for it every day. Also, I haven’t made it to church this month. This past Sunday where we were super busy this weekend, I totally forgot to set my alarm and I slept till 11:30 am….I NEVER sleep that late. On Wednesday nights I can’t go because, 1. My husbands truck is broken so he is driving my car to work and 2. He is still working nights. He is at work more than he is here so half the day I am left with no car. I need to work harder on this goal because this is the most important goal I have this month.
  • My Marriage: I don’t have a bad marriage, but it needs to be worked on. We did go to Nashville last Friday and we stayed in Nashville for the night. Saturday was going great and then when we got into town…bam he had to go fix something at work. I was MAD!! We had plans and he it didn’t need to be fixed until Monday morning. The guy that is over the place (not the owner), only wants to do things on his time and I was over it, I lost it. My husband knew I was mad because we had family plans. Friday he took vacation for us to go have time together and I feel that he should of told the guy not to wait till last minute to tell him when something breaks (because it broke the day before) and that it could wait. After he finally got home we worked it out and realized that he should of told him that it could wait.
  • Lose 10 pounds: I know 10 pounds sounds like a lot to lose in a month, I realize that now, but at the beginning of the month it didn’t seem that way. I am happy to say though I am down 5 pounds. I am trying to get our basement in order or office for me to start using my treadmill again. I have been drinking mostly lemon water. I will have a Diet Mt. Dew a couple times a week and some juice a couple times a week, but other than that just water. I feel like my taste buds have changed since drinking more water. My husband brought me home a juice this morning and I as I was drinking it, I realized I just wanted my water.
  • No Buying Makeup: Honestly I thought this goal would be the hardest one to follow, but shocker it has been the easiest to follow. I avoid the makeup in stores period. When I was in Nashville, I did almost break. The makeup store in the mall was going out of business…Thank God it wasn’t a huge sale. Plus, I live in a small town, so when I go to a bigger city, I always stop at Ulta. That was hard not to go in Ulta….super hard.
  • Organizing: I am Spring Cleaning and organizing every room in my house and hopefully by the end of the month my whole house will be organized, minus the basement. We have a full size basement and it became a catch all room, there are so many boxes down there to go through, I am dreading it. I am slowly working on other things in the basement. I think I am going to buy a couple of tubs weekly and start getting rid of the boxes in the basement.
  • Letting Go of People that Do Harm: I think I am doing okay on this one. The people I feel like are doing harm to me or my family I have said something, minus to a couple of them and I think my husband is going to take care of that. When I say harm I am not meaning physical, I am also meaning emotionally, not treating you like family, using us…etc. I decided that we need to talk to a lot of people and the ones I have said something to, have changed their ways. I feel so much better. I feel that if people wants to be in your life then they should also make an effort to be in your life also, not just expect us to do all the work. That is not how it works. Something I cannot stand is my son being treated differently than other children in the family and a lot of people do that. He is at that age now where he notices and he says something to me. I don’t play around when it comes to my child.

I feel that I am doing okay with my goals, minus with goal #1, which is my relationship with God. What are some of y’alls goals for the month of April?

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~* Life…It just happens*~

Hey Y’all

Oh, I have how I have missed being on my blog and writing. Did I plan to vanish for over a week….no, but I needed it, oh how I needed it. I didn’t need a break from writing on my blog at all, I love it actually, gives me something to look forward to, but I needed a break from life in general. As you can tell by the title this isn’t no beauty blog. It is just about life in general.

You know how you just have had a rough time back to back and you feel like you never catch a break, that was me. February was spent in and out of the hospital with my son and then I ended up with the flu and March was just crazy. What makes it worse is that I have insomnia, so when I go without sleep most nights, my emotions start to show and I am just lost at that point.

I would have to say March started off on a good note, but certainly did not end that way at all. It ended with drama, more drama, and again more drama. I also turned 32 at the end of March, I actually had a great birthday. After my birthday, I started doing some thinking and I want to change a lot in my life…one goal at a time

April Goals

  • Restoring my relationship with GOD: So much has went on this year and I need to start focusing on God more. I have been failing to do so this year. I need to start getting back into church every Sunday.
  • My Marriage: I feel like I need to work on my marriage a lot this month. Not that it is bad because it isn’t. I just feel that with my husband on nights and having a different schedule than I do, there is no time spent family wise. Maybe schedule a Saturday nigh movie night all this month….that sounds good.
  • Lose 10 pounds this month: I want to eat healthy and start exercising more. I use to do it all the time, now it is time to go back and do it again.
  • No buying makeup: Yep, you read it right, I am not going to buy no new makeup this month. Last month I hit several big sales and bought a lot…I am just going to review the products I have on hand for y’all this month.
  • Organizing: I need to organize my house and declutter big time. I have already remodeled the living room area and the kitchen is next. I have been working on decluttering it were I can paint it by the end of the month.
  • Letting go of people that do harm: After March, I have came to the realization, I need to let go of those people who are toxic to me. Those who yo think has got your back, but in the end all they do is stab you in the back. I need to focus on myself and my family. I feel that if my family and I are important enough for people they will come around or call. I am so done with drama and helping those people who just take advantage of my kindness.

I am hitting April with full force y’all. I should be back on track tomorrow with a beauty blog for y’all.

Until then, thanks for reading,

Dana