A U G U S T Goals.

We're officially five days into the month, and I'm about to drop some goals for you. July felt like a blur. It really did. We did some fun things last month, but I didn't accomplish much that I wanted to. My kids head back to school next week and the other one the week after. I'm so ready for routine again, although I have to admit I'm going to miss our slow mornings, no agenda and not setting my alarm clock! 

I didn't end up getting to the house projects I wanted to work on last month, hoping to accomplish some of them this month. 

Let's get to some goals;

1. Read two new books- again this is helping me accomplish my reading 36 books this year which I'm behind a bit on. 

2. Reach Pink Status with Younique- this is one of my business goals for the month. I've been with Younique since March of this year and have some big goals I want to hit by the end of the year. 

3. Send out NEW newsletter for my blog/site- this is something that I've wanted to do for a while and I want to make it a goal to put some content together for my first newsletter. 

4. Work on finishing projects for the kitchen- The main part of our kitchen has been done for a few months now. But there's a few little projects like adding blinds, painting the door and finding some art work that I want to work on finishing this month.

5. Paint half bath- We're working on renovating this space, and first up paint! 

Coffee always helps right?!

What are some of your goals for this new month? I'd love to hear them in the comments below. 

The Vic Bar + Kitchen Restaurant

Looking for a West Valley restaurant with a view? Look no further! The Vic Bar + Kitchen Restaurant is a great spot with an awesome view. We've been here a few times and it's our new fave place to go on date nights and take visitors. 

There's such a pretty view up here, I suggest eating before sunset and eating outside if you can stand the Arizona heat. 

The Chop Salad is my fave! I get this every time we come. And I try different entrees each time. I love the flatbreads as well. Sometimes we split the salad and flatbreads if we don't want a big entree. 

Interested in visiting The Vic Bar + Kitchen?

Location: 5325 N. Verrado Way
Buckeye, AZ 85396
Website

What are some of your fave local restaurant spots? We love adding new places to our "restaurant bucket list." 

Anniversary Getaway at The Saguaro

We recently stayed here to celebrate our anniversary. The Saguaro is a cute little boutique hotel located in Old Town Scottsdale. We've been wanting to stay here for a while now, so with our anniversary last month it was the perfect time to book a stay. 

For local Arizona residents they have a special 'staycation' rate that we took advantage of. We loved the location, close enough and within walking distance to lots of shops and restaurants. 

The property itself is gorgeous. Two swimming pools, spa, gym and restaurant all on property. We love all the vibrant colors of this hotel and the southwest vibe. 

They have beach cruiser bikes on property that guests can check out for the day. We checked them out on Saturday and rode around to the shops and to get lunch. It was such a fun afternoon. 

where we ate:

The Saguaro Restaurant - we only ate breakfast here one meal. 

RA Sushi - we had dinner here Friday night. We loved the sushi and the atmosphere was fun.

The Salty Senorita- we ate dinner here one evening and went during Happy Hour (3-7pm.) I highly suggest the machaca beef, and the tacos off the happy hour menu. The salsa is also very good. We both ate dinner for under $20! 

Shakes & Cones- Organic Ice Cream. We loved all their options and split something since their portions were so big. 

Breakfast Club- We had breakfast here one morning. Great food, huge portions and yummy iced coffee. 

We had such a fun stay! It had been a long time since we had the chance to getaway with out kiddos. Much needed and the best way to celebrate 9 years of marriage! 

READ | Giddy Up Eunice by Sophie Hudson

Thank you B&H Publishing for sending me this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. 

The title of this book has me giddy because I have a sweet friend named Eunice too! Seriously. So this book had my attention from the get go! 

I really loved so much about this book, I started reading it here and there when my kids were at swim lessons this month, and just finished it a few days ago. This book is all about the relationships we as women have with each other. As a huge advocate for building community and encouraging women I was so excited to read this book! 

Reading this book is like sitting down with Sophie in your living room over coffee, it's like she's just having a conversation with you. She talks about real life stuff and uses examples of Godly women young and old in the Bible to show us how to learn and grow from one another. One item she touched on that made me nod my head and underline was this passage from page 75;

Culture tells us to compete. To look out for ourselves.
Scripture tells us to bless. To look out for each other. If we let ourselves get side tracked we may miss the wonder of seeing how intricately the Lord has woven us together. 

Isn't that the truth?! Let's be women who encourage one another, cheer each other on. Let's be women who look at our relationships as what can I learn from you instead of what I can take from you. Amen. 

This book brings beautiful insight into how we can do this more, and spur each other on! A must read for sure. I hope you pick up a copy soon, you won't be disappointed. 

Buy your copy here:

Finishing Touches in My Office with AT HOMES STORES

This post is sponsored by AT HOME Stores, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that help make this blog possible. #ad #athomestores #collegemovein

Feels like I've been decorating this shared office and guest room space forever! But the truth is, I love collecting just the right pieces over time, designing things on a budget and putting it all together. 

We got a futon back in May for this room, the one I found can be separated and be two chairs or one couch. When we don't have guests over we keep them separated. I knew I wanted to find a small end table that I could place between the two and move for guests to use when they came over to put their items on. 

We went and did a little shopping at AT HOME stores, have you ever shopped here before? I hadn't been here before, but was so pleasantly surprised how big their store is and how awesome the selection is. 

Right now they have an incredible selection of items for college dorms and everything to get your student ready for their dorm room. Check out their college move in check list here

They have some awesome collections sectioned through out the store and online, I loved the Femme de Luxe collection, perfect items for my office since it's already so girlie! 

I found a really beautiful quatra foil end table for my space. And a fun gold sphere to decorate the top of the table with. 

If you're looking for some fun items for your home check out At Home Stores, to see a full list of their locations visit here. 

Day Designer Planner for BlueSky Review

I'm a huge planner advocate! I've reviewed a few before on my YouTube channel, and today I've got a great review of another planner I've been loving lately. 

I recently was on the hunt for an affordable planner for this coming school year. I love the academic style planner since it goes really well with my daughter being in school. I fell in love with the budget friendly options from Day Designer for BlueSky at Target. Watch the video below for my full review;

Check out all the planners for Day Designer for Bluesky here, get my exact one here