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February Goals!

Well the first month of 2016 is in the books. Woo! Like I said in January I am breaking down my “resolutions” into monthly goals. I went back and updated my January goals with how well I accomplished them. Read more here. I didn’t nail all the goals but I still feel pretty good with what I did accomplish.

January in an Instagram

It is fun to look back through Instagram and see what my month was like. To sum January up I would say chicken wings, big salads, and coffee which is totally accurate.

Some recipes feature in my Instagram this month:

Here are my February goals in no specific order: 

goals updated in red at the end of February

  • host a dinner party hosted 2 lunch parties and a dinner party
  • read 2 books read 3 books and started 1 follow me on Goodreads 
  • make my bed everyday not every single day but most! 
  • increase my running speed got in a lot of treadmill time this month and am working on increasing my endurance
  • get my garden planned I’ve been daydreaming but haven’t put pen to paper yet
  • one date night with my husband was able to get in 3 date nights! Thanks to my in-laws and parents for watching the kiddos for 2 of the 3
  • make 8 new recipes haven’t had much time to develop recipes this month 
  • organize basement storage closet ugh I put this off again! But spring break it will happen.

Shout out your goals in the comments or shout it out to me on the social media. Sign up for my email newsletter to stay up to date on all things The Kitchenarium. Happy February friends 😍

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  1. You’ve inspired me to start getting serious about my goals. If you write them down or share them with others, you’re more likely to follow through. I know this but I just have to stick to it! Great list for February. Think I’ll have to do that date night too! 🙂

    1. It is funny how after four kiddos we have to actually make it a goal to have a date night. 😉 Writing down my goals publicly is definite accountability / motivation for me to achieve them.

  2. I love this idea!! I love setting goals eventhough I’m not always great at keeping them!
    My January Goal was to keep better track of my goals, so I hope I’ll be able to keep it up next month 😀 Reading more books that are NOT recipe books is definitely high on my list for February too!

  3. sounds like january was a good month! if you want to get into a bed making habit, you should adopt a cat who is finicky about sleeping on an unmade bed and shares her aggravation by using your bed as a litter box. after a few times of having to wash everything from your bed (mattress pad, sheets, blanket, quilt) you very quickly learn to make it every single day without fail. 🙂 haha. but in all seriousness, we started doing this a few years ago after our cat started showing us her anger (about the bed, but probably also about the other cat we adopted around that time) and i actually love how much cleaner my bedroom feels…just by making the bed!

    1. The days I made the bed I noticed everything else seemed cleaner. The shoes got put away, the laundry picked up, etc. It is a great clean slate focal point.

  4. I’m finally back to blogging, and I love the idea of monthly goals. I attempted them a couple of times, but didn’t keep myself accountable. I hope that by posting them, I’ll keep at them. Good luck to you!

  5. ps. not sure if it was just me or not, but the link to review your january goals took me to your runza recipe…which looks amazing by the way. 🙂 but didn’t see your goal updates. hehe.

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