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One Month at a Time | April Goals

Well that was quick, March I mean!! On top of the to-do lists I make for myself daily, having these monthly lists is just an extra little to keep myself on track, for what is exactly I don't know, but it does help me feel like I'm accomplishing things each month!! 
Before April, came March and here's how I did:
1// Finalize all Puerto Rico plans: PASS on this since we just got back from Puerto Rico! 
2//Buy a new camera: FAIL, well not really fail because I wasn't planning on buying it in March, just wanting to narrow down my options. But after everyone posted their suggestions, I still haven't been able to narrow it down! 
3// Create a Boston Favorites Tab: PASS! You can see it at the top of my any page! 
4// Get to bed earlier & hit the gym in the morning: PASS. I don't think I went to bed any earlier but I made it to the gym in the morning 6 times in March so on average twice a week and the rest of the week I would go after work! Definitely going to continue with this since it's getting warmer. 
5// Visit the MFA: PASS - you can check out what we saw here

~April Goals~

1// Start running outside again (2x/week): I'm not training for anything, but having been cooped up inside for far too long with my workouts, running outside is just a must! 
2// Start the squat challenge: I actually started this on April 1st and it will be my 2nd time doing this challenge! I really liked it last year and definitely saw a difference! 
3//I've been trying to find a nice way to merge our "office space" and living space with the three shelving units we have. This month it's going to happen...hopefully! 
4//Finalize the details of the coming out event for Bespoke Boston Weddings! For all my Boston friends, the event is being held on May 7th at Fabulous Frocks and if you're interested in a first look at Spring's wedding trends I'd love to see you there!! 
You'll also notice a new face on my side bar under "lovelies"...I'd like to introduce you to Jill from Capri + Co. Jill is such a fun and sweet mama to her gorgeous little girl and also has a new bundle on the way!! Hope you'll hop on over to show her some love - she's got some amazing DIYs and I'm pretty much obsessed with all her home decor!! 

I'm dabbling with "Sponsorship's" and if it's something you'd like to chat about feel free to reach out!! 

What's on your list this month? Any tips to shelf styling?
xo,
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  1. Yay for getting all of your March goals done!! I'm sure you'll do the same with your April goals! Oooh just looking at that squat challenge has my legs burning! :)

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  2. Yes! I am gonna start that squat challenge today! Thanks for the inspiration. I need to find a better way to organize my craft supplies. They are taking over our ikea shelves. I am about to go check out Jill's blog, as you know I am obsessed with home decor! xo

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  3. I like your running outside goal! Sometimes it's just nice to be outside after being inside all winter ... regardless of whether or not you're training for something. Enjoy the running!

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  4. March did go by sooo quickly! Congratulations on accomplishing most of your goals for the month! I'm so happy it's finally (eventually) going to warm up. I always attempt those 30 day challenges but can never get in the habit to actually do them so I never finish- maybe I should try again. Your event sounds like it's going to be so amazing, wish I was in Boston so I could come!

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  5. Girl, you kicked butt in March! Way to go! And I totally get how you feel about running outside! It can be so peaceful and such a great way to get some vitamin D :) I can't wait until this half training is over and I can go out and enjoy my runs and not feel like I'm being forced!

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  6. Being able to run outdoors again is something to look forward to and makes the time go by so much quicker. Love the office inspiration.

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  7. Definitely checking out your Boston favs! I haven't been to Boston in years, and we're excited for our day trip when we're up in CT in July. Still trying to narrow down if we'll come into the city on Thursday, or on Saturday when we can catch a game at Fenway. Decisions decisions...

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  8. March really did fly by! You did awesome on all of your March goals and I know you're going to kill April as well! I totally did that squat challenge last year too and it kicked my butt! I definitely noticed a difference. I think I'm going to try to start hitting the gym in the morning too... wish me luck!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. You did a great job on your March goals! Good luck in April.

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  10. You rocked those March goals, babe! And every time I saw a Puerto Rico pic pop up on my Insta from you I was soooo jealoussssss; looked amazing! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. Great April goals! I’ve done a similar squat challenge and definitely saw a change too!

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  12. So with you on the running part! It's been too long that I've been cooped up inside and I am making it a point to get outside more!

    xx, Leah / eat pray wear love

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  13. good for those accomplishments. i just bought a camera and i love it. now i just need to sell the old one! off to check out her blog now.

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  14. running outside is such a difference from being cooped up - i am excited for you to be able to get out there! and i think i need to do this squat challenge! i literally looked at my butt the other day and was like hmm nope haha. downloaded!

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  15. March was a huge success! Good luck with all of the launch event planning...I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  16. March was a great month for you - you did awesome! I miss being able to wake up and hit the gym. It always felt so great to get it out of the way! And I feel you on getting out to run! I can run outside all year in Dallas, but when I was in Minneapolis and it finally warmed up it was an "I'm FREE!!!' moment to get outside, lol! Good luck on your April goals!

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  17. great goals! i love that you have a boston tab now :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  18. It's too bad I don't live in Boston, I so would've been there! Sounds like it's going to be a productive month - which reminds me, I need to get back on track with my goals!

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  19. The first one made me laugh, haha. Obviously you passed that one... lol Awesome goals though lady. Good for you for keeping up going to the gym too. :-) I'll definitely check out your new friend's blog and if I lived closer I would go to your event!! Have a lovely day!! :-)

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  20. You're so productive! I'm so excited for your event and way to go on the early am workouts! I can't even squeeze two of those in a week!

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  21. YAY, lady! You kicked butt in March! I know you'll rock out April, it's an amazing month ;)! That squat challenged looks awesome and I know you'll style your shelf to perfection.

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  22. You did great on your March goals! I need to get my April goals up asap, thanks for the reminder!

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  23. Dang you killed it in March! I can't believe how fast it flew by! Oh that squat challenge sounds interesting! I might have to give it a go! Happy Tuesday!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  24. Oh snap, I need to update my March goals, too. I'm so behind this month. How is it already the 7th??? You rocked your March goals!

    I might steal the squat challenge from you, I need to get my booty in shape BIG TIME.

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  25. You did so great on your goals. I need to get more focused like you!!! Right now, I feel like I'm all over the place. Totally need to get my butt in gear and make a goal list and stick with it.

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  26. I swear I have had 'buy camera' on my to do list since 2014 but the choices are just so overwhelming!! You'll have to let me know if you settle on one :)

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  27. I'm also in the market for a new camera! We bought our DSLR with the intention to use it for everything, but it's honestly turned into my blogging camera because we just don't like lugging it around everywhere - we tried it in Vegas and ended up ditching it in the hotel room to just use our phones instead. I'm looking at one from Samsung that basically is a DSLR but more compact. You have so many great goals this month - I wish I would've known about the squat challenge. My thighs need all the help that they can get!

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  28. You go girl with your squats and runs!

    Can't wait to see how you merge the office/living areas.

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  29. I'm super excited about your Boston favs tab!!! Can't wait to see your launch event either - I know it's going to be FABULOUS!!! Congrats for you for going after it!!!

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  30. Love the quote and hope you can achieve your goal :)

    Eatlovemerry

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  31. These are great goals! Running outside will be nice-- because then you can get a little tan and it just feels so good! Is Boston warming up enough for you?
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  32. What a great list sweet girl!!! You CAN do it!!!!! April, watch out, you got this month my dear!!!!! ;)

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  33. So true! Some times you just have to start with the basics! Great goals!!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  34. I totally agree that march just flew right by. I need to get back in the habit of doing goals/month.

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  35. I swear I have no idea where March went?! But we have a little warmer weather here so I am all for it ha!! I need a new camera as well--so when you do buy let me know if you love it!! I am saving up as we speak :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  36. I've never thought about it before - the quote i genial and Audrey a myth.
    xxx
    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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  37. March DID fly by! It's crazy. Girlfriend, that squat challenge is crazy! I tried a plank challenge once and didn't keep up with it. Thinking I'll try again soon! ;) you've inspired me.

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  38. Great goals! Running outside is on my list too!

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  39. I'm on a mission to get my office space organized too!!!
    It's the perfect time to get those running shoes back onto the pavement! Go get 'em girl!

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  40. Nice Squat challenge!!! I'll be checking out your newly finished 'Boston Favorites' tab!

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  41. I agree with the shelf styling! I've got the same challenge. Looking forward to seeing how you do it!

    Jess

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  42. Hurray for finally getting outdoors this month! I can't wait for the weather to be nice enough for walks and bikerides

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  43. You are a girl after my own heart. I am kind of obsessed with To-do lists and it feels so good to stay on track, focused, and feel accomplished. I love that you were able to accomplish so much last month and you have a pretty great list going for April. HOW IS IT APRIL?

    Thank you for the shout out! I am excited to be seen on your blog!

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  44. I'm working on the squat challenge too! You can certainly feel the burn! We are working on merging our styles and my challenge is how to incorporate the cant live without posters into some chic rustic/French country living space! Yikes! Can't wait to see how yours!

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  45. I need to try that squat challenge. I think I need to set a list of goals myself.

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  46. I need to start running outside more...the weather is just to nice to spend that time in doors. Plus outdoor running is 10X more enjoyable than a treadmill. I struggle with shelf styling, it's always a goal of mine to finally finish the ones in our living room :)

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  47. Go on Instagram and type in #shelfie hopefully you will find some inspiration!

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  48. Great goals for April! I need to do one of those 30 day fitness type challenges. Obvi when I'm cleared to work out post baby! I'm interested to see what you finally decide on camera wise! Also, I did a shelf styling post way back in the day that I still reference: http://www.perpetuallydaydreaming.com/2012/08/29/inspiration-wednesday-shelf-styling/ Hope that helps! xo

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  49. I agree; I make a goal list every month to make sure I'm doing things I say I'm going to do and not just letting them fall into "someday..." Nice job with your March goals, and I love your April ones too! (Obviously I have a little extra love for April goal #1 and totally agree ;))

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  50. Great job on your March goals! March really did fly by! Love your April goals, so exciting about the event for your business!!

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  51. Congrats on striking March goals off the list! I love doing random challenges like a squat challenge or the monthly blogilates challenges, I think I'll have to do this squat one starting today. I'm sure you'll have beautifully styled shelves! My go to is not too much clutter or nick knacks but that's just because I think it can become a floating "junk drawer" if you're not careful. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    xoxo,
    Meghan
    Southern Belle Secrets

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  52. love the recap you give. it's a great way to show real progress on certain goals and the reality of not being able to keep up with others since we're all human and time flies! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  53. Looks like you were pretty successful with last months goals! I too am in the market for a new camera. Something smaller but without sacrificing quality. Can't wait to see what you go with. Running should come a lot easier now that the weather is getting nicer! Good luck!

    Thanks for the recommendation. I love finding new blogs to read. Especially fellow mamas. (:

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  54. Ohhh my goodness, love that squat challenge! Pinning it now.

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  55. You did good in March! That squat challenge looks serious! I feel the burn! I cant wait to see how your shelving turns out. Good luck with your April goals :)

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  56. You did great last month- keep after it in April!! :) I love your squat challenge! I've been trying to make a better effort to do a few things at my office--- like lunges or squats a couple times a day. I just feel so much better when I move!!

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  57. Dang girl you just about nailed all those goals! So excited that you are starting to take sponsors! I just told myself as I unpacked everything and was trying to button jeans today.....I need to get going with early morning workouts again for sure! Total win on the Boston tabs that is awesome!

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  58. Congrats lady! Going to the gym in the morning is one of the hardest things for me since I am so far from a morning person. Looking forward to reading more of your Boston-related posts.

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  59. Oh Girl, I just started running again and oof am I in pain today,but it's one of my goals for April as well! We'll have to keep each other accountable :)

    xoxo
    Karen
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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  60. oooh that squat challenge looks legit. and go you for gymming in the morning, that's awesome!

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  61. Congratulations on your March accomplishments! What a fun way to keep yourself in check! Loving the squat challenge -- I will have to incorporate that into my workout routine! Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  62. Congrats on your 4/5 accomplishments in March. Are you sure it's already April?! This year is going by so fast, good luck on your April goals!

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  63. Girl, you rocked March! So impressed! Good luck with April!

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  64. So awesome how many of these goals you reached!! I did the squat challenge and it was not too bad! You definitely get used to it! Good luck!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  65. I think I'm going to get off the couch right now and do some squats! ;) Way to rock out your goals girl!

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  66. Way to kick some tail on March goals, lovely! I kinda want to give the squat challenge a go, but with the program and the amount of squats already on THAT list, I might never walk straight again. Lol. Maybe I'll try it out this summer instead ;) xx

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  67. I may have to join in on the squat challenge! You did great on your March goals! I definitely need to go to bed earlier and head to the gym in the mornings. I try to go in the afternoons, but if I work late, it's definitely a lot harder!
    xo

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  68. I like a good squat challenge, I need to get on a workout routine in general!! You did amazing on your goals & I will check out your favorites tab for sure! I love Boston and haven't been back in years. What are your sponsorship options? I would love to find out more as I always like sponsoring different blogs, and I think you would be great!

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  69. Thanks for reminding me that I need to get my ass in gear and create some April goals! Can't wait to see how you style your shelves...

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  70. I know what you mean about getting outdoors again to exercise! I cannot wait! And I'm loving that chic shelving unit. A perfect example of style and function!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  71. Love your first goal! Running outside is my jam and I really hope you guys are through this winter weather so you can finally get outside as well! It feels so good to run in the spring!

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  72. 250 squats in one day?!?! Whoa! Didn't know anyone quads could do that! :) I'm trying to run more outside as well since the weather is nice. Here soon it'll be really really hot here.

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  73. Running outside more is definitely on my list of things to do this month! Im also not training for anything in particular but running is my jam so I need to not stick to the treadmill so much.

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  74. Way to go on your March goals! Running outside is definitely part of my April goals too as I train for an upcoming half! Xo, Stephanie

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