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August Goals | Productivity

It's been a few months since I've set any goals for myself and I attribute that to Summer and just enjoying time! I wanted to get back on schedule with these because this is my broader look at the month and it really helps me focus in on things that I need/want to get done! 

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Before I get into my goals I wanted to share this Instagram feed that I just recently stumbled across - every post is something that is motivating and makes you want to do great things!! Another one of my favorites below! 

August Goals

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1//Finish booking our trip to New Orleans! I'm so excited to be heading to NOLA in October. It's both me and Gary's first time down there so if you have any tips of where to stay and what to do - we'll gladly take them! 

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2// Lighten up the wardrobe. I've been accumulating and accumulating, but not really getting rid of anything. I'm planning a huge closet clean out this month. Donating and selling clothes on eBay will be top priority before I buy anything else. I also have quite an obsession with closets since I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them :)

3// Finish out the summer bucket list! I'm sad to say we haven't really made a dent in this summer list, but I am proud that my basil plant is still living and it's amazing having fresh basil whenever we want! 

4// Film one video for the blog. I have a lot of ideas of things to video, but I need to just be brave and put one on film! I really liked this post on tips and tricks and plan on following a lot of them! 

5// Organize under the kitchen and bathroom sinks. This one is a bit silly but ever since I found this DIY I have been wanting to organize under there. We also watched a preview for a documentary on ridding our lives of the cleaners that have chemicals in them - huge eye opener just from the preview so we cant wait to watch the full thing! 
Easy and all attainable - that's how I get through each month's goals! Are you tackling anything this month?

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  1. Summertime is usually where some of my goals fall to the wayside, it's just so much fun enjoying life and doing things on a whim because you can. I know you will rock out the goals you set. NOLA is one of the best cities in the USA, I'll send you some of my thoughts since I've been there four times [wanna go back]. I can't wait to watch your vlog, I know you will do so fabulous. VLOGS are my favorites to do and watch, so fun.

    Love those quotes, that boss babe is quite a smart cookie! :)

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  2. Um following that Instagram account immediately! And yay for NOLA! Really hoping I'll be able to join you guys there! I've always wanted to go. I need to clean out my closet too. One of my goals was to have less trendy pieces and more timeless, versatile pieces. So far I've kinda failed at that lol!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Great goals, and so obtainable. I really need to clean out under our sink, it's a mess!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Closet cleaning is tedious, but so worth it in the end! I can't wait to see your video!! I did one once and it was really fun and easier than I expected!! Good luck :)

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  5. I love following inspiring accounts, so definitely adding that one to my feed! Have you tried Poshmark? It’s my closet cleaning obsession!

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  6. Totally agree with the closet purge. My clothes are split between our closet in our bedroom and the guest bedroom closet. and I probably only wear 1/2 of the clothes I have. definitely need to donate what I'm not wearing!! and YES yes yes to filming a post! I would love to watch :)

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  7. That Instagram account is awesome! I'm a sucker for a good motivational quote. I did a huge clean out under the sink and in my closet but I swear I could do one every month! Great list and super jealous of NOLA! xo

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  8. I love setting goals! That closet...oh my! I've never been to NOLA but want to take a trip there! xoxo

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  9. Success is totally a competition with yourself- I love this! Here's to a super productive month, doll! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. SO excited about your NOLA trip!! We've never been either and it's on our list.
    And I'm so with you on purging closets and cleaning under sinks. Nothing better!! :)

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  11. I want to go to NOLA too!! Proud of you for getting your goals list around. Mine is a mile long for Fall! :-)

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  12. Yayyyy for NOLA! I've only been once, but I'll definitely send you over my must-dos! You girls are going to have a fabulous trip! And loving that instagram feed, so much awesomeness <3

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  13. Great IG account – always love a little inspiration!!

    Annie Reeves

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  14. Yay for planning a trip! I really need to sit down and write out a few of my goals so that they're on paper and so I hold myself accountable!
    xo Southern Style

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  15. I need to organize the bathroom cabinet again...and this time I need to do it well instead of just moving things around. I love all of the bathroom org pins so I just need to DO IT!
    You are going to love NOLA. So much fun stuff to do and delicious food to eat! How long are you guys going for? I did a swamp tour while I was there where you get to see the gators (they feed them marshmallows! did you know that?) and did some liquor tastings. And when I was there during the summer there was a restaurant that had 7 cent drinks. My bill when I left was 49 cents lol

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  16. I've been organizing like crazy this summer and it feels so good to get things in their place!

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  17. you will love NOLA--never had a bad meal there! my fave us city. i just did a huge clean out but have more to go. i need to share it one of these days

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  18. yay for goals! i totally have slacked here as well. and we were doing so well ha. so exciting about your NOLA trip! and totally pinning that vlogging tips - i've been thinking about doing that every so often! great list girl!

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  19. Yeah!!!!!!!! I know Gary and Mark were talking last night about all the plans and where to stay. Mark always plan NOLA that is his trip so definitely that is the person to talk to lol. It is such a fun city I can't wait to hang out with y'all there!!!

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  20. I am so jealous of your NOLA trip - my dad and sister went and they did one of the air boat tours and loved it.

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  21. Ahhh I love Nola!!! You're going to have so much fun!! I'll definitely send you a list of restaurants we loved! I feel like I keep cleaning out my closet and it still never seems like I can fit anything in it! Ha!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  22. I feel like closet and under-sink organization is a never-ending task! But it feels so good when it's clean. Yay for a trip to Nola!

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  23. I really enjoyed this post! I think you have some great goals and I'm cheering for ya! Organizing under the sink is on my to-do list today actually so THANK YOU for sharing that post! Oh, and I also followed that Insta account immediately! Have a great day!

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  24. I need to get back to sharing my goals too, I've been such a slacker. Great goals and thank you for the vlogging tips and tricks. I had fun doing mine, but you feel so self conscious and nervous, which prevents me from doing another one - maybe after I read that article I'll get more comfortable??

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  25. I totally agree with what Brittany said about under-sink organization!! I think that Gary needs to make that closet happen for you some day too!! Haha. Yay to New Orleans!! I haven't been there in almost ten years but it's a fun city. :-) Have a great day lady!!

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  26. Under sink organization is an awesome one! It makes life much easier! I fully support the vlog, too :)

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  27. I am still working on my May goals! lol My closet is still a mess. I sold a lot of poshmark, but there is so much more that needs to go. I did however pick up ingredients for pink champagne macarons which should happen tonight or tomorrow! Wish me luck I don;t always do so well with temperamental recipes! You need to do another video!! Your other one was soo cute! You should get those luxy extensions you were considering and do a braid tutorial!! I have been swooning over all the braids on their account. I need to grow my hair longer so I can try one! xo

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  28. Yay for Nola in the fall, that is going to be so amazing. A few years ago, I reorganized under my skin and it was the best thing ever. I got similar bins at Bed Bath and Beyond. I love that I can see everything and find what I need when I need it. That closet is a dream. I totally need to clean out my closets as well. Just haven't found the time yet. I so need to do it before the fall. Not buying anything until I clean my close is a great idea. I think I should do that. Thanks for the idea.

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  29. Love your list! And the last one if def my fave!! Who doesn't love a well organized space?

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  30. Woohoo for NOLA! Definitely schedule a dinner at Irene's while you're there - that was a blogging recommendation when I went and it was ahhhmazing! Can't wait for your vlog!

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  31. We are on the same wave length! I'm posting my August goals tomorrow after taking a couple months off. Time to get accountable again!

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  32. So funny! I just made an August to do list last night! Cheers to sticking with it!

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  33. Do it!!! vlog! I cant wait to see what you do :)
    I'm afraid to open the cabinets under my sink. Its scary under there.

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  34. yah! NOLA is such a fun city!! try to make it out to the NOMA (new orleans museum of art) they have a free outdoor sculpture garden that i loved and botanical gardens next door with the BIGGEST trees! so pretty! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  35. Lots of great things in here!!! I hope you do a vlog!! I love videos and feel like you get to know people better :)

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  36. So, I usually like to stay out of the action in New Orleans. I've stayed a couple different places, one that overlooked the back of Bourbon Street being my least favorite... The JW Marriott was really nice and sometimes you can get a good rate on it - but we stayed at the Courtyard down the street, and it had a giant balcony that overlooked Canal Street, so that was actually really cool! As far as other things in NOLA, Magnolia Grill out near Tulane is a fantastic greasy brunch (perfect for hurricane hangovers)... I love Emeril's Nola for a fancy night out (the banana pudding dessert is my favorite!)... Acme is good for seafood - I prefer it to Felix's across the street... Bengiets are a MUST! Oh so many good things about New Orleans! I'll keep thinking. I think I have a blog post on it, actually... will send. ;)

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  37. New Orleans is so much fun and October is a great time of year to visit. We usually stay at the Roosevelt. It is so pretty. Can't miss Magazine Street, great antique shops and boutiques. Love the Rum House and Lilette as lunch spots on Magazine. Your husband would probably prefer Rum House b/c Lilette is a little girly. Breakfast at Cafe du Monde. There are so many good dinner spots! I love August (John Besh) and Clancy's (uptown). I could go on and on. Actually going there next weekend :)

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  38. That pictures makes me want to organize under my kitchen sink, too! Have never been to NOLA but always wanted to go!

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  39. Thanks for sharing that Instagram account - I'll definitely be following that one! How exciting that you're headed down to NOLA - we haven't been either, but I've heard good things. I think Katie had a travel guide up on her blog a while ago ... ? Girl, you totally need to shoot a vlog - I'd love to see it!

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  40. This is a great round-up! I love that Instagram account. So jealous that you're going to New Orleans in October, I bet you guys will have lots of fun! I've been dreaming of visiting there for so long!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  41. Amazing quotes... and great goals! I need to do some cleaning this month myself!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    http://everydaystarlet.com/

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  42. This is such a great list! I am trying to be more productive as well, and I happen to be starting with my closet too! I have two closets and both are about to bust. That is on the to do list for this coming weekend. Although, I wish my closet looked like the one pictured, how gorgeous!!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  43. I think you have a really great list of goals here! I have a growing list in my mind too. I always like to have a list of goals because it feels so good to check one off the list.


    Jackie
    Something About That

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  44. That Boss Babe insta looks great - can't wait to follow along. I love your goals this month, and I can't wait to see what you vlog about :)

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  45. The underneath of our sinks is an embarrassment to the eyes. haha. You totally just reminded me that something NEEDS to be done about that. I think it's great to write out your goals. It's much easier to cross off the list when you see it before you. Good luck wardrobe cleaning!

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  46. That closet. I seriously die. I would LOVE to have a closet like that!!!! I really need to get on getting some stuff to organize under my kitchen and guest bath sinks. My master is nice and organized but the others are a mess! Can't wait to see your video.

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  47. that instagram account is so inspiring! love it. i totally need to sell things on ebay and clean out my 'under the sink' areas, they are a mess. yay NOLA, how exciting! I have been, but it was several years ago and I don't really remember anything so I can't wait to read your recap lol

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  48. These are great goals for August! I have several cabinets & closets I need to clean out too!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  49. You should try out poshmark for selling clothes you're getting rid of! I've sold a ton of stuff using that app.

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  50. I always love your quotes and definitely share a few of your goals:) I have been loving grabbing fresh basil from my garden this summer too!

    Wishes & Reality

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  51. Goals?? Productivity? What what... ok maybe now that summer is almost officially over I can tackle a few. Oh NOLA... Café Du Monde for beignets and chicory coffee is one of my favorite places on the planet. Touristy but you must...

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  52. Great list of goals for the month! I love that instagram account—followed. Thanks for sharing. And do you happen to remember the name of that documentary?? Sounds interesting!

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  53. Love NOLA! It's been more than 8 years since I went there though so I don't have any good tips for you - dying to go back soon though! - Svetlana @Life with a Side of Wine

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  54. Ahhhhh, NOLA is the BEST US city! It's definitely my fav, that's for sure. The food is SO good, and the music and nightlife. I'll be big, fat and pregnant and jealous just an 8 hour drive away in Dallas. Have a cocktail or 10 for me!

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  55. I haven't done much productivity-wise this summer, but I've done a lot of seeing and doing and being! I think you have too.

    I love that IG account.

    We're heading to New Orleans in February!

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  56. I just followed that Insta account! Great find! I really need to organize under my bathroom sink but I'm procrastinating hard because it is SUCH a mess.

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  57. Great - reasonable - goals once again! Yay for the basil staying alive, too; mine gets fried every year so I didn't even attempt it this summer ha. NOLA will be so, so fabulous!

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  58. Such a good list of goals, I do this for work but need to for my personal life!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

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  59. Love all of these goals! And love boss babe, best insta account ever :) Checking out those vlogging tips now! I'm excited to see what ideas you have for a vlog!
    xo Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  60. Love the list! I love getting rid of clutter - makes my life so much easier. I'm sure your closet will appreciate it (:

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  61. Insta-follow for that #BossBabe account! Love the inspiration.

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  62. I took a little break from my goals too and have loved just “enjoying” but can’t wait to get back into it also in a month or two! I’ve been waiting and waiting to organize my closet too – I just need to find the time – I’m hoping for just before Labor Day!

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  63. I'll have lots of tips for you after we get back from our Nola trip over labor day weekend! I think I might take to eBay to sell the remainder of my closet goodies. I also tried Poshmark but no such luck yet. Hope you get to put a good dent in this list!

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  64. These are awesome goals girl! I love that under-the-sink-organization idea! I'm going to need to implement this in the new house!

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  65. The bathroom organization is also on my list.. and basically organize Ryan's whole condo for when I move in permanently because God knows there's not enough room for all of my stuff when I move out of this apartment. And you'll love NOLA.. Mr. B's is delicious!! xo

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  66. Love your goals!! AR and I go to NOLA several times a year to see his family. If there is one place I recommend, it is EAT (http://eatnola.com/) It is on the edge of the french quarter and one of the best meals I've had in the city. It is super small and BYOB. So so cute.
    I'd also recommend doing a walking history/ghost tour. We did one last spring and we still talk about it. We learned so much about the city and got to stop at bars along the whole way. It was such a fun activity!
    Y'all will have a blast!

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  67. ...oh how I wish my under the sink situation looked like that ha!! Here's to kicking goals this summer gal!

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  68. I just did a major closet clean out - it's amazing how many things you accumulate over time! I try and do one every year. I also would like to try and vlog at least once - I really just hate my voice!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  69. Ive needed to lighten my wardrobe forever. One day I will actually get to it!

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  70. Yay for making a video! I'm a creep and want to hear your actual voice. lol

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  71. Haha I love @bossbabe their posts are so inspiring!! NOLA is a blast, although I haven't been there since I was a teenager, I'd love to go back as an adult! That will be so fun!

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