Fall Goals

I think I may be getting ahead of myself by setting goals, when I’m due to have a baby in somewhere around 8 days, but I might as well put some out there and have the possibility of accomplishing them.

1. Most important: have a baby.
Along with this goal is: naming said baby and feeding and otherwise caring for her. And cuddling, I hope there is lots of cuddling to go along with the screaming and pooping.

2. Keep using apps to save money – Ibotta, Ebates, & Cartwheel.
I have enjoyed Ibotta, as long as I remember to save the receipt and scan it and my items in relatively quickly. I finally started using Ebates and while I’ve only saved a little so far, but it’s nice to get something back. I use Cartwheel all the time and have saved so much with it. Any other good apps or coupons I should know about?

I forgot to add my referral links for Ibotta and Ebates, because I’m silly and don’t think of things like that.
Ibotta: If you join, you get $10, I get $5. I signed up this way through a coworker’s referral, and got $10, so that was sweet. Use the link or referral code: xobrihg.
Ebates: If you join, I get $5, with extra bonuses if I refer more than one person.

3. Take baby for her newborn photos.
I have been planning and accumulating accessories and things for the photos we have planned. I am nervous, becauses I have never had a newborn, much less tried to get a newborn to take photos, but our photographers are lovely and have been so helpful in suggesting ideas and going along with what we want.

4. Find out our immediate plans.
This isn’t totally in my control, but it involves both Greg and I. We would really like to move sometime soon, but it depends on things beginning to get rolling and waiting from there. It’s a military thing, and nothing is fast in the government.

5. Take the baby for a walk.
We have the stroller ready, so if she likes it, I would love to take her outdoors around the neighborhood or to a park.

6. Clean out my closet.
I did this recently, but I like to do it every now and then because there’s always something I can clear out to make more room. I was actually on the waiting list for a ThredUp bag for months and months, and finally I took my bag of clothes to a donation place, because I needed the space for baby stuff storage and it was taking too long. My ThredUp bag arrived literally the same day. I was annoyed, but at least the clothes are going somewhere good.

7. Try new recipes.
I was doing well with this for a while, and I made lots of veggie curries and things, but I haven’t been cooking much new for a bit. It’s a bit tricky since Greg eats meat and I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t mind cooking things just for me.

8. Take fitness as it comes.
I really like getting out and walking right now, and I’m going to have to be patient after baby is here in taking small fitness steps.

I’m linking up with Steph and Sara today for Fall Seasonal Goals.

Life According to Steph

What goals do you have this fall?

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Fall Fashion Wishlist

When does fall start? I have been looking for a few new things to wear to work, but no luck. Maybe fall fashion sales are not in full swing yet. It’s still summer clothes time for now.

Jean jacket: American Eagle (similar) // Shirt: Old Navy // Shorts: Old Navy // Wedges: Tom’s

I can find a billion dresses I would like to wear, but dressing for work is harder. I don’t wear dresses to work, because mostly everyone wears jeans/pants etc.

Not that I’m complaining about being able to wear jeans to work, but I’d like to wear something different every now and then.

Any good Labor Day sales coming up??

Kristen’s recent post about boots made me start thinking about what I’d like to find this fall.

Fall Fashion Wishlist:
Distressed denim with just the right amount of rips.
A cute peplum top.
Rain boots – I actually need these for all seasons.
Tights for layering + cute boots. Last time I wore pantyhose (real life pantyhose, not tights), I Hulk-ripped them. I would like to find some that do not squeeze me in an iron grasp, but don’t know if it’s possible.
Colorful separates. One thing I am not ready for is the shades of autumn – is it okay to keep wearing bright colors during the fall? I think so.

What is on your wishlist?
Do you need anything for your fall wardrobe?