Monthly Goals + November Book Review

If you have been a long time reader then you know that I love monthly goals! I love to see what I can accomplish and I love to share them here because it helps keep me accountable!

The first part of this post is going to be all about goals while the second part will be what I read this month.



Before I share December's goals, let's recap November's goals.

November
PERSONAL: 
1. Continue staying on track with Weight Watchers for the upcoming holidays. Overall, I did pretty well.
2. Lose 8 pounds- I only lost 5 this month. 10 pounds total
3. Get a game plan for the holidays, YES and I plan to share it next Wednesday
4. Enjoy Mexico with Ben  Oh YES, I recapped it here and here.
5. Start Christmas shopping This is probably a stretch. I have barely started

FAMILY:
1. Fall Clean YES! and it felt so good
2. Enjoy Thanksgiving with friends and family YES, even though Ben missed it. :( You can see our fun here. 
3. Decorate for Christmas YES and I plan to share our decorations next Tuesday. 
4. Plan a trip to Dollywood  YES and we are SO excited 

ETSY/OH MY GLITTER:
1. Hit 600 sales I am at 642 sales 
2. Hit 1K followers on IG- I don't think this one is EVER going to happen. 
3. Attend first vendor event, YES and it was so much FUN! 
4. Set a holiday cut off date and stick to it, YES and it is TONIGHT at 9pm. 

BLOG:
1. Consider cutting back to 3 days a week I considered it, it didn't go as planned but I did take an unexpected short break.
2. Continue activity on social media platforms YES and NO...It's not always consistent. 
3. Reply to blog comments YES and thank you all for the sweet comments
4. DIY post- NOPE. It was just too crazy of a month. 

I feel like I can pat myself on the back for this month. I'm pretty pleased! 


December 
PERSONAL:
1. Continue WW on the new program.
2. Lose 5 pounds
3. Clean out garage/shed
4. Put up Christmas Decorations 

FAMILY: 
1. Celebrate Ian's Birthday
2. Celebrate Jesus' Birthday

ETSY/OH MY GLITTER:
1. Complete current orders and ship on time
2. Start thinking of a game plan for 2018
3. Start thinking of new designs for 2018

BLOG: 
1. Start planning 2018 posts

Now for the What We're Reading part of this post...


I only read 2 books in the month of November.



Here is the description from Amazon:

 I write about love, but I’ve never experienced it. Sure, I’ve been with guys that I cared about. Even thought I found ‘the one’. He turned out to be the frog and not the prince.

A few Frank Sinatra songs and a wildly handsome cowboy who calls me Darlin’, will have me second guessing everything I ever thought I knew about love.

Does happily ever after really exist…or is it only something I write about in books?

Love Profound is book two in the Cowboys and Angels series.

The second book I read was...




It was such a cute Christmas romance. 

Here is the description from Amazon...

When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.

The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate. 

But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air. 


So tell me, what have you been reading?? Any Christmas romance novels that I need to read this month???