/**/ The Purposeful Wife: Just Another 3in30 Update for January...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Just Another 3in30 Update for January...

My Favorite Little Girl, Great Motivator for My Goals! If she doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will.

 Here's how I've been progressing on my goals for the month so far:

1. Purge and Organize the Nursery- Doing so good, I didn't even have to go in there this week :). I am basically finished, I have only one drawer that I really ought to sort. The next step will be decorating... but I'm on a tight budget. Any good inexpensive ideas for decorating nurseries?

2. Exercise 3xs a week- Only got two in last week (I knew I wouldn't do it on Saturday, ugh), but did manage to make it 3 times this week. I'm learning that flexibility is key- Monday, Wednesday, Friday isn't always going to work, for example this week I had a Doctor's appointment on Wednesday morning. My schedule was a bit random, Monday, Thursday, Friday; but it's getting done and that's what counts!

3. Read six books- I have finished three, but if you do the math, to be on track I should've finished 4 and a half by now. We'll see if I can manage! Here's my list:
~The Extraordinary Mother by John MacArthur, finished. Read my review here.
~The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half by Stephanie Nelson, finished. Reviewed here.
~Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy, finished. Hope to write my review next week!
~Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock, about half way through.
~God's Solutions to Life's Problems by Wayne and Joshua Mack, about half way through (I started this in September, it is definitely not one to rush through in a month! Excellent so far!).
~ The Magician's Nephew by C.S Lewis, not even started yet.

How have you been doing on your goals? I am super excited that my friend Katie has joined 3in30 this month :). Please encourage her :).


  1. Look at you go! You're rockin them right out! Great job.
    You're little motivator is ADORABLE!! So sweet!
    Are you crafty? If so there is a lot that can be done with repurposing things. A nice rag rug, a cute rag quilt (saw it on pinterest and now have to make one or two) :), pictures of people that are important to her, etc. My son loved having pictures for family all around his room. Just a thought.

  2. You're almost there with accomplishing all of your goals for January! Great job!! Congratulations on exercising 3x a week.

    When my daughters were younger, their rooms were very basic - not a lot to things to distract them. The exception to that was putting some white hooks in the ceiling and hanging butterflies (from Michaels or Joanns...one of the two stores...cant' remember which one). In that way, that gave them something to look at while being changed.

    Do you have a Waldorf school by you? If you do and they have a young children's program, it may give you some ideas for how to decorate a room beautifully and simply. Lazure painting is often used and it really can be a focal point in the room.

    You could take a look on Flickr (www.flickr.com) as well to get some ideas for decorating a nursery. I always find lots of inspiration there for projects I would love to do.

  3. It sounds like you're doing very well on your goals!


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