For those of you new to the idea, here's the plan...
You take ten weeks... the last Thursday in June (that's today!) until the first Thursday in September, and you set yourself 5 goals... five things you'd like to achieve by the time the autumn rolls around. These things can be as varied and as unusual as you want... but they have to be realistic!
Then over the next 7 days, link up your #GetGoodSummer goals post to this linky (or in the comments section if you're not a blogger) and we'll touch in every week to see how we're getting on! We cheer each other on, share some comment love, steal each others ideas and inspiration, and generally have the most productive summer you've ever had...
So, after much deliberation... here are my #GetGoodSummer goals for 2014...
1. Make a photo wall
Our bedroom was the first room we decorated when we moved to this house... it was done and dusted within 5 days of the move and it was our one haven in the chaos that was our house renovation. For that reason, it was done pretty quickly, and we didn't faff around with the details... you know, the little touches that make it homey and lovely and yours.
For that reason, a photo wall behind our headboard in our bedroom has been on my to-do-list since we moved in, and my beautiful assistant was on hand today to show you the "before" pictures. My aim is, that come September, this wall will be a creative little celebration of our family.
2. Make an item of clothing for the girls
I had this one on my list a couple of years ago, and it didn't happen, and then last year, in a flash of motivation, I threw together this little dress for Ava... it was an easy pattern and she has worn this little pinafore loads. This summer, I'd like to have a go at making the girls matching outfits... we're all about saving the pennies here, since I stepped out of work, and this is one fun, creative way we can do that!
3. Organise a Safari 3rd birthday party
OK... so we pulled off a pretty successful Rainbow themed party in March, so I was feeling fairly confident when I asked Ava what kind of party she would like for her 3rd birthday... until she answered "A Lion King Party"... oh help! So we've found a happy compromise, and I am going to spend the summer planning and pinning for Ava's Safari party. Lions galore... so watch out!
4. Half and hour exercise every day
This was my most successful goal last year... and one I intend to keep going. I always feel so much more motivated in the summer to get back in shape! Last year, I swam the Norwegian fjord almost every day we were in Norway - come rain or storm - and this year, I'd like to do it again! Throw in a bit of cycling and good old "Insanity" and I should be able to knock off that last bit of baby weight by September!
|Braving the Norwegian fjord last summer!
5. Use the Library
I am a big reader... and never more so than in the summer. I adore my Kindle, and it has been serving me very well with small babies and middle of the night feeds. But I'm out of that phase now (thank goodness) and there is just something nice about holding a real book in your hands...
... and a real free book? Now that's even better.
And so one of my goals this summer is to make the most of our local library. We use the library all the time for the girls, but I hadn't used it for a while, so figured it was about time to rediscover it... and this is what I came out with this week...
I can genuinely say I'm really excited about reading every one of these books! Better get cracking!
So there you go; every Thursday, for the next ten weeks, I will be updating you all on how I get along with my little goals... and I'd love to hear how you're doing with yours. So just blog an update and link it to the linky party below. The secret to success with goal-setting is accountability... and that's what we're all here for! To cheer you on, give you a pat on the back and generally shout encouraging things at you through the blogosphere!
So what are your goals? Share them below and then go an encourage some other bloggers by commenting on their posts too... and if you aren't a blogger... let us know your goals in the comments!
Now lets go and Get Good this Summer!