You guys, I was looking through my blog this morning as my first *School Year Is Starting, But I’m Not Working Yet* order of business, and I really thought I had more on here than I do. Ha! It’s a bit bare bones isn’t it? I have pages and pages full of post ideas. One of my goals for the school year is to get this little spot up and running with regular posts each week. I do still love Instagram, but I know there are mixed feelings on it. This could be a really cool spot with a little more time dedicated to it, couldn’t it? On to this August to do list though!
If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know that every month, I make a list of things to do in certain (favorite! fun! exciting! whimsical!) categories (Bake, Treats, Cocktails, Meals, and Home). Typically, I do four things under each category and then I pick one from each category every week. So every week I’m crossing something off from each little list. I find that if I list everything out like this at the beginning of the month, I automatically eliminate the need to make any crippling decisions during the month. I do it all at once, and then I’m just left with time to actually do those things on my list! It works, trust me. I’m much more productive since I’ve starting planning my months out like this. You could obviously make the categories anything you’re into. And maybe you could just do a couple under each category if you think it’s unlikely that you’ll do something every single week. This is just what works for me. Make it your own!
So (drumroll please) the August LIST! Just click on the text for a link to the recipes!
- Tomato Tart
- Blackberry Thyme Cake (with a frosting of my own making)
- Peach Pound Cake
- Blackberry Mascarpone Hand Pies
Treats (We usually make these on Thursdays after school)
- First Day of School Blueberry Muffins
- Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cookies
- Mini Dutch Babies
Meals (I typically add more than four in here because well…I have to make dinner every night)
- Hamburger Pie – I shared this recipe in stories the other day and it’s saved under my “dinner” highlight!
- Street Corn Chowder
- Chicken Parm Sandwiches
- Churrasco Steak with Chimichurri
- Charcuterie Board Dinner
- Crock Pot Chicken Gyros
- Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Home – No links for these! Just things I’m planning to do that will maybe inspire you too!
- Back Hallway Beadboard and Peg Rack
- Apple Garland Craft
- Fall Vegetable Garden
- Start Knitting Cardigan