June Goals & Habits

I am excited for this new month.  I feel like I constantly repeat myself with this, but work has been really busy, but (knock on wood) the rest of the month is look pretty 'normal', dare I say (semi) slow?!  I am hoping this bit of slow will help me get back to getting stuff done around the house.  

Usually when I post my monthly goals and habits, I recap how last month went.  Well, May was a wash, haha, so I am not even going to go back there this month.  Everything would pretty much have a 'nope' next to it.  

That said, I have high hopes for this month.

Goals:
1.  Walk 3 times a week.  I feel like this, or something similar has been on my goal list on and off for years.  It's getting warm here, but I want to make sure to get out and get in a walk at least three times a week.  The fresh air and sunshine does wonders on my mood, and moving a little extra never hurts!  

2.  Clean out magazines.  Another one that continually comes on this list, haha!  They just seem to pile up so quickly! 

3.  Make bread.  I purchased a Dutch oven not too long ago, and one of the things I would like to try making is bread.  I have never tried my hand at that before, so it could be a big flop, but I sure would like to give it a try.

4.  Try 2 recipes from Magnolia Table Volume 2.  I was so excited to get this cookbook, but since COVID-19 hit, I really haven't been looking at cookbooks for recipes.  I have been sticking to things I know with relatively minimal ingredients.  While that has been nice and easy, I want to get back to perusing cookbooks for meal ideas, starting with this one.

5.  Find a good bug repellent for the backyard.  I have this great little backyard, but the bugs are terrrrrriiiibbbbblllleee.  I don't sit outside as much as I would like, because of this.  I have tried sprays, and tried candles, both of which have helped previously, but for some reason just are not doing it this year.  I have a few things I am looking at and am hoping to find a real solution.  If you have any suggestions, please, please let me know! 

Habits:
1.  Daily devotional.  

2.  End the night with a clean kitchen.  

3.  Weekly yard work.  

4.  Delete junk e-mail at the end of each day.

5.  Weeknights, asleep by 9:45.  This is a new addition for this month.  I love waking up early, reading my devotionals, and getting in a good workout before work.  Because I get up so early, though, I don't always get enough sleep and I would like to work on that.  Setting 9:45 as the time would allot me 7 hours of sleep.  I'd like to get a minimum of that during the week. 

Linking up with Lindsay.

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  1. Same with the bug problem here (Nashville)! I have been using Young Living Citronella in a cordless diffuser and it works amazing. Plus they have bug repellent wipes that I'm going to try soon!

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    1. I never thought about oils for this problem! Just another reason to get into them. :)

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  2. https://simplysoothing.net/collections/bug-soother

    Bug Soother! It's made in my home state of Iowa, actually works and smells so good!

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    1. Thank you for sharing! It'd be nice not to smell like regular bug spray. :)

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  3. Which two recipes are you thinking of making from the new cookbook? I've been watching her cooking youtube videos since the quarantine happened!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. If you find a great bug solution we'd love to hear it!

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    1. I will! I am going to look into the two options the ladies above shared, and possibly try one of those lanterns. Hopefully something will work!

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  5. Awesome realistic goals! Hope you crush them!

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  6. I use Citronella essential oil to repel bugs and it works! I mix 1 drop of the Citronella oil with 1 drop of a carrier oil (I use jojoba) and I just dab it on my wrists and ankles before going outside. You can also diffuse it outside if you don't want to put it on your skin. But you'd have to stay kind of close to the diffuser for that to work.

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