Monday, July 2, 2018

July Goals

Happy July, everyone! We are at our vacation house on the Oregon coast, and will drive back on Thursday. We've never driven it, but needed our car for various house projects this time. Wish us luck on the drive with the kids. :-) We expect it to take ~14 hours. Fingers crossed.

Here are my goals for July:


  • Keep dining out to $150   $300
  • Devote an extra $150 of our grocery budget to dining out, as the kids will be out of town, and we are much more likely to have a few extra date nights. 
  • Come up with one way to reduce what we need/spend on an ongoing basis
  • Earn another $200 in sidehustle money. Split this between college money for the kids, & an extra payment on our vacation house mortgage.
  • Stay on budget for our adult weekend

  • Have one family evening together: cooking dinner, board games, etc
  • Have a date night with my husband
  • Continue financial help (knowledge, not money) with sister & friend
  • Survive road trip with the kids, on the way home from our vacation

  • Complete another full round of 21 Day Fix
  • Eat 5.5 servings a day of fruit & veggies
  • Lose 3 pounds
  • Start training plan for half marathon, and run at least 8 times
  • Complete 4 pace walks for my relay. A friend had to drop out last minute, as she's taking her daughter to college, so I'm adding an extra leg & need to be really well trained. 
  • Work from home 2 days
  • Fill one of my open roles
  • Set a new end date, and have "the" conversation with my manager :-) 


  • Make one new recipe
  • Spend time with a friend
  • Volunteer at least 1x
  • Order the book "Now What" from the library & complete it

That's it for us! What are you hoping to accomplish in July? 


  1. So you're intending to have that conversation with your manager - so happy for you!

  2. I'm not very prepared yet for July. Home prohects and surviving a syressor at work, while counting down to vacation.