August 2017 Goals

Happy August Y’all! Can you believe it’s really August? I can’t!  I will say though that I am excited that we are getting a little closer to Fall (fingers crossed we get Fall here this year). Today I’m going to be recapping my July goals and share what I want to accomplish this month.

July Goals Revisited: Blog & Personal

-Save money for the wedding// Yes! Slowly but surely been saving up some money.

-Continue to pay of some of my student debt// I’ve been going very well at this, you can check this out to get all the details!

-Work out at least 2 x’s a week// Yes! Now i just really need to keep it up.

-Finish writing PR posts// I started some but have not finished all of them.

-Write four beauty posts// I only got around to writing two beauty posts this month.

-Finish reading The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda// Nope didn’t happen. I’m halfway through this book.

-Hit 900 Followers On Instagram // Yes! I am at 903! Thank You to all of those who have followed me. I appreciate all the love and support!! You guys are awesome! Though I will say nothing bugs me more than when bloggers with 20k+ followers, follow me and then unfollow me. I really wanted to call some of them out but decided to be classy.

5.5/7 Not too bad considering this month flew by and I was extremely busy. 

August Goals: Blog & Personal

-Start putting together a vision board for the wedding// I have a ton of ideas for the wedding and I think that once I start putting together the things I really want will help me narrow down and finalize things. I’m so picky. Ahhh.

-Hit 925 Instagram followers// I have been trying really hard to focus more on Instagram and I am seeing some success. Let’s hope I can keep it up.

-Continue to grow my LipSense business// I tried LipSense for the first time a month ago and fell in love. I became a believer so I decided to become a distributor.

-Write three beauty posts// Once again I need to get back to the roots of my blog. So fingers crossed that I can do this!!!

So this month I just wanted to keep it simple when it came to my goals.

What are you goals for this month? What did you accomplish last month? 

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  1. Alexandra wrote:

    Good for you for deciding “to be classy”. Any fool can spew their frustrations; but it takes a lady with some self-control to take the high road – even when their frustration is legit. If it won’t change anything, it only makes us look bad. Proud of you, Mistle.

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  2. Yay girl! You did a great job with July’s Goals. Here’s to knocking August’s Goals out, too! I love vision boards. I can imagine that your wedding board will be gorgeous!

    I need in on your Lipsense group. I had no idea that you were already active with it! YAY you! I love that you are selling it now!!!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend, doll!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  3. La Shell wrote:

    Love your post! I as well am trying to grow my IG following and trying to keep my posts ahead so I don’t feel pressured to write at the last minute. I get the saving for your wedding part. My engagement was 15 months and most if not all of it was saving for it. It’s a HUGE expense! If you look at my August goals…some of our goals are very similar. Check it out! Oh, and I also have a post on wedding planning and what I learned from it. I got married in April of this year. I hope it brings some insight! I love your blog!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  4. Nicole wrote:

    I am so excited to see what you are planning for your wedding! Enjoy every minute, it goes by so quick!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  5. Holly wrote:

    These are great goals! Best of luck! 🙂 xx

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  6. Lynn Woods wrote:

    Good lick with your goals! Can’t wait to see how you did.

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  7. Awesome job on working out and saving for the wedding – I know how hard it can be! We paid for our wedding all on our own and saved for TWO years!! Best decision ever, though! You’ve got this!!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  8. Becky wrote:

    Great job! Lipsense is amazing, that’s cool that you started selling it! I just started selling Jamberry so I’m hoping to grow that a bit too.

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  9. Amy C wrote:

    Monthly goals are so motivating! The vision board we made for our wedding really helped us get started planning when we didn’t know what to do first! Good luck!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  10. Marie wrote:

    This is a great idea! Keeps you accountable for things you really want to get done. I may incorporate something similar for myself. Lovely site by the way, the color scheme is gorgeous!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  11. Lorna wrote:

    Are you planning to finish The Perfect Stranger? I LOVED All The Missing Girls.

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  12. All such great goals! Definitely great inspiration!

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  13. Chelsea wrote:

    Love reading your goals! I was just talking to a friend today about how I’d love to get some of my debt paid off. My student loan debt totally stresses me out!

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  14. Yolanda wrote:

    My goal is to write more (2-3 articles a week), read more (2 books) and walk more (get back to my 10,000+ steps a day).

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  15. These are some great goals! I’ve been really working on my Instagram lately too!

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  16. Your goals are very achievable, I know you can reach them! I have a goal of writing a fashion post for my blog. Fashion is sometimes a struggle for me since I don’t talk about it often.

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  17. Michael wrote:

    Great goals I just published mine as well think it will help hold me accountable!

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  18. Marina wrote:

    Love these goals! Glad I found your blog 🙂 . One of my goals is to eat more mindfully and stop when I’m satisfied.

    Have a great weekend!!

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  19. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! What an exciting time. My daughter Brooke and her fiancee Darin just got engaged in Italy. They found a gorgeous wedding venue. I’m really looking forward to helping Brooke select her wedding dress. I hope you write a special post about your Wedding vision board.

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  20. Yay! Wedding planning is so much fun!! I’ve been married two years now, but I remember planning my wedding like it was yesterday. Way to go on paying off some debt, too! We just started paying down my hubby’s student loan debt, and it has felt so good to know that we are chipping away at it every month. I wish I could fast forward to just being debt-free, but it will come in due time. 🙂

    Posted 8.5.17 Reply
  21. Natalie wrote:

    It sounds like you have a great (and busy!) August ahead of you! I’m working on growing my Instagram as well, but I’m really struggling since they changed the algorithm a few months back. Ugh. Here’s to a successful month for both of us!

    Posted 8.6.17 Reply
  22. Those are great goals! Good luck with everything! I know planning a wedding is a job in and of itself sometimes!

    Posted 8.6.17 Reply
  23. Neely Moldovan wrote:

    So tell me about this book. I need more book suggestions!

    Posted 8.6.17 Reply
  24. Amye Marie wrote:

    I totally agree with the working out!

    Posted 8.7.17 Reply
  25. Alexis wrote:

    These are great goals! I didn’t set goals this month because I’m just wanting to wing it. Good luck this month!

    Posted 8.7.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thanks Alexis!! Hey there are some months I thought about not setting goals and just winging it. Good luck with whatever you have set out to accomplish this month as well!

      Posted 8.7.17 Reply
  26. Isobel wrote:

    NGL I have a wedding pinterest board and I’m not even engaged 🙈 colour schemes are so much fun!

    Posted 8.10.17 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Isobel I was the same way before I got engaged! I had a ton of wedding boards on Pinterest. I mean there is nothing wrong with that! 🙂

      Posted 8.15.17 Reply