October 2016 Goals/Intentions


And just like that it is October! I honestly love that October is here for many reasons. The number one reason being that Fall is finally here! I am so ready for some cooler weather and all the fun Fall activities! September went by fairly quickly for me because I was on vacation the first two weeks. However; when it was a very busy one as well. I am excited to be participating again in the Monthly Intentions blogger link up this month! If you would like to join us visit here. Today I will be sharing a re-cap of my September goals and my goals for this month.

September Goals Revisited


-Read at least 50 pages of Leave Your Mark// This did not happen. I did very little reading in September.

-Start working out again// Yes!!! After returning from vacation I have worked out 2-3 x’s a week.

-Eat healthier// Yes and no. Still need to get better at this.

-Start saving money for Christmas presents// I have not started saving for presents yet. I will be though this month.


-Post at least 3 x’s a week// Done! I have been trying really hard to post more. 

-Plan/Write posts ahead of time// A big yes again! I find that it’s less stress on me when I am able to write posts ahead of time.

-Interact more on Instagram & Twitter// I’ve improved somewhat in this area. I still have a bit of a ways to go. I am happy that I stepped my game up a little this month.

September Highs

-Going to Cancun

September Lows

-Having to return from Cancun

October Goals: Personal & Blog


-Work out at least 3 x’s a week.

-Start saving for/buying Christmas presents.

-Reduce my debt by $700.

-Read my Whole 30 book to understand how it works better.

-Read at least 100 pages in one of the books I am in between reading (Nice Is Just Another Place In France, After You & Leave Your Mark).

-Starting eating healthier.


-Continue to blog consistently.

-Post on Instagram/Twitter at least twice a week.

-Update at least 5 Pinterest graphics.

What are your goals for this month? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!


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  1. Amanda wrote:

    I love reading your goals! I definitely want to commit to working out more often/longer sessions, and blogging as consistently as possible. I have the whole 30 book and completely the 30-day process, which was extremely hard honestly. Happy October!

    Posted 10.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Amanda! I worked out for an hour last night. So I am increasing my sessions. I hope to continue it. I have heard that the Whole 30 is hard but is worth it. I hope to try it soon.

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  2. Oh my gosh CHRISTMAS GIFTS. That’s a great idea to start saving now. I need to do this!

    Posted 10.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chrissa I keep thinking about what gifts I need to buy and how much I need to save! I can’t believe Christmas is not far away.

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  3. Michelle wrote:

    Great idea and great goals. I need to make some.

    Posted 10.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Michelle!!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  4. Shann Eva wrote:

    Great job with September. I’m a little behind on my October goals…I’m actually off to write them later tonight. I really need to get ahead of the game with blog posts because it is less stressful for me too. If you have any Whole 30 questions, let me know!

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Shann!! I was behind on writing my goals for last month, so I wanted to try to get this month’s done early. It happens to the best of us. 🙂 I am slowly learning about Whole 30. I purchased the book. I just keep telling myself I can do it!! But then I am like no wine for 30 days. Ahh!!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  5. Jenny wrote:

    Awesome goals for October! You’ve got this girl 🙂
    Make sure to link up with me tomorrow.

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jenny!!! Hopefully I’ll accomplish my goals this month. Good luck with yours this month!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  6. Amanda wrote:

    Great goals for October!! Congrats on pretty much accomplishing all your blogging goals last month! I seriously failed on my September goals so I’ve been putting off posting this month’s goals and recap, but at least it keeps me accountable! >.<

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Amanda!!! I have really been trying to be a better blogger! Let’s hope I can keep it up! Hey sometimes life keeps you busy and that’s okay if you don’t accomplish all of your goals. Good luck with your goals for this month!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  7. Sky wrote:

    I’m still working out my October goals but exercising more regularly and blogging again are definitely on it!

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Sky that is great goals to have!!! Good luck!!

      Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  8. Rachel wrote:

    Good luck with your goals! I want to get ahead on some blog posts too!

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Rachel! I really hope to get ahead with some posts soon!

      Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  9. Bree Hogan wrote:

    I love reading goals posts as it helps to keep me motivated with my own goals. Good luck for October!

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Bree!!! Good luck with your goals this month as well!

      Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  10. Chel wrote:

    Okay, totally giggled at your September lows. Totally would be a sad point leaving Cancun. That’s where I went for my honeymoon. It was so hard to leave it and come back to the real world. I took one dress out and months later still smelled like Mexico.

    Good luck with this month’s goals. Keeping up with social media seems to be a hard point for me. I get lost in a sea of beautiful pictures then forget to post my own. Lol.

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chel September was not really a bad month for me as far as having any lows. I was happy about that! The months before that were kind of rough with work. Social media is hard to keep up with at times. There are some weeks where I do really good with posting and others where I completely slack off. Good luck with your goals this month as well!

      Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  11. Keep setting those awesome goals! Stay fabulous!

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You!!! I’m hoping to continue to reach my goals.

      Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  12. Rochelle wrote:

    Start working out is definitely on my list after our move. I feel like we’ve been eating out way too much. These are all great ideas.

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Rochelle I had been slacking on working out previously. So I have been trying really hard to get back into a routine. Good luck with your move!!!

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  13. Your September low totally made me laugh out loud. Coming home from vacation is never fun! I am so glad you had a blast though!
    I love your goals for October! I can’t believe though your taking Christmas already, it’s happening too soon!! Good luck with your goals, I can’t wait to see what the month brings!

    Posted 10.10.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Angela I was so sad that I had to leave Cancun. It was such a fun time! Christmas will be here before we know it. It’s insane! I really need to start shopping for presents soon. I typically wait till the last minute. Oops. Good luck with your goals as well this month!

      Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  14. Caroline wrote:

    Such great goals! I definitely need to start planning my Christmas gifts and start saving for them! I can only imagine how sad it was to leave paradise like Cancun!

    Posted 10.14.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Caroline! I really need to buckle down on Christmas presents soon. Cancun was beautiful!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  15. Jessica wrote:

    Now you’ve got me thinking about Cancun, lol!

    Love your list of goals – reducing your debt by $700 is no easy task!!! And thanks for the reminder that I need to start thinking about Christmas – the end of the year is coming too soon!!!

    Posted 10.18.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Jessica, Cancun is so pretty! Lots of things to do and see there. I really hope that I am able to reduce my debt by $700 this month. I am on a pretty good start. I think I should be able to reach it. Yes the end of the year is coming so soon! It’s crazy!

      Posted 10.18.16 Reply
  16. Kellie wrote:

    Your September low was too funny! It’s always so sad coming back from a vacation, I can’t even imagine coming back from somewhere as amazing as Cancun!

    Good luck on all of your goals for the month of October!

    Posted 10.23.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kellie I did not know what else to put for my low. I honestly had a good September. Cancun was so nice! I did not want to leave.

      Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  17. Christi wrote:

    Your September lows!! I legit laughed out loud. I can imagine coming back from Cancun would be torture. I hope you were able to knock out all of your goals for October!

    Here’s to an amazing November!

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Christi leaving Cancun was not fun. It is so pretty there. I did fairly well on my goals in October. 🙂

      Posted 11.8.16 Reply