Well looking back at last months goals, I honestly didn’t achieve many of them, life got in the way along with the summer heat and to be honest nothing really got done, my fault completely but I’m an optimistic person and like to attempt to try again with many of my goals, but I will attempt the ones I didn’t in June along with ones I hope to create for July!

  Go for walks – it’s hot, and I’m lazy so naturally I’d rather spend time in front of the fan and not go outside where the pollen is high and the temperature is horrible, but I want to try and get out more for walks in the morning when it’s cooler, Robin and I used to walk all the time and I don’t know what happened to make us stop, but I want to get back into doing that.

Spend more time with Dann – we both work, he works full time and on his website and sometimes we never find time to do anything together, my work is usually the children and housework so by the end of the day I’m exhausted and just want to crash into bed, but we are trying to spend an evening together once a week, either a movie or simply me sitting and watching him play a game, it’s nice to just chat about stupid stuff going on in the game.

Be more creative – I’m useless, I’m trying to learn how to write calligraphy and other fancy lettering but I am just a complete butter fingers and also not confident in myself with doing it, but I want to continue to learn and start using it in my everyday life for cards and even my bullet journal, which has been forgotten thanks to just being mad busy and not feeling very clever with how I do it.

My blog is going great, but with anything I want to continue to improve it week by week, I’m considering changing up my logos a bit and having look cleaner and better but it does look okay now, I think I’ll always been changing it up and working on it

My main goal for my blog is to just keep writing, I had a slump last week when I just didn’t want to do anything and I really want to prevent that from happening again, I blame the heat and tiredness for that hah.

Anyone else excited about Autumn?

I managed to reach my Instagram goal of 300 followers and I am so pleased! I’ve worked so hard on it lately and I feel like it’s paying off and unfortunately I didn’t reach my twitter goal of 2,000 but these are my social media goals for the following month

Instagram : 400

Twitter : 2,000

I still want to attempt the 2,000 followers, I expect it will remain my goal until I reach it hah! But I’m pleased with the steady growth that’s occurring despite the follow/unfollow that seems to be going on.

And there you have it, my July Monthly Goals!

What have you got down as your goals?

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I hate the heat, I think I have made this pretty obvious in a few posts in the past, and thankfully I am not the only one who cannot stand the sunshine, the warm weather and the endless headaches that the heat can cause.. plus with heat comes pollen and then I am a walking sneezing sad person who just wants nothing more to hide inside and never come out.

When I am suffering I tend to just hide inside, I realize I sounds like a complete bore but whenever there is a situation that its needed to outside, I avoid it at all costs, family meals when everyone apart from you wants to sit outside in the sun and the bugs, what do I do, why I sit inside! and there is nothing wrong with not being a sun worshiper, I am overweight so that’s one of the main reasons why I dislike the hot weather and I also suffer with bad hay fever, I once had a meal over my aunts home and we sat outside, it was shady so I hoped it wouldn’t be to bad but I ended up with the worst allergic reaction to something that I’ve ever dealt with and retreated inside to suffer in silence and what surprised me the most about my dislike for the heat is just how many others also hate it, I honestly felt like the only one who just simply didn’t want to go outside or sit in the shade..

and with summer fast approaching, I decided to asked some wonderful mums out there to shade their top tips of keeping cool when you just cannot deal with it all and they offered some wonderful tips that I am going to share with you, so you can also deal with the heat and know you are not suffering in silence, or being anti social just because you like being inside!

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 “I tend to sit in the shade and grumble and when I have to I get the hose on spray mode and hold in over my head” – Nicole from The Littlest Darlings 

“Spend good money on a great air con/fan – I see it as an investment because I will always be this way and it will always be on full blast every year as soon as the temperature goes above 20 degrees” – Kate from Ever After with Kids 

“We make up juice and leave it in the fridge. I hate the heat and I find cold drinks are the best way to cool down.” – Pete from Household Money Saving

“Not a fan of the heat. Get as many windows open as possible, plenty of cool drinks to stay hydrated and avoid the sun as much as I can” – Candace from Buckets of Tea

“Keep the bedroom curtains closed during the day- it really helps to keep it cool for bedtime” – Vicki from Family Travel with Ellie

Fill the freezer with plenty of ice lollies, fill ice cube trays and make smoothies with frozen fruit. I bought a big cannister that we keep in the fridge and each evening I fill it with water, lemons, cucumbers and mint leaves – it is delicious and really refreshing” – Carla-marie from Mybump2baby

“I love the heat but my son who has eczema really struggles. We bought an air conditioning unit for his bedroom and it was worth every penny. When it gets really hot I pop in there for some relief too! Also black out blinds in his bedroom helps to keep it cooler during the day.” – Michelle from Time and Pence offers us a different perspective of the heat.

“Freeze a hot water bottle and pop it in your bed at night, it will help cool you down when trying to sleep at night.” – Anne from Midwife Mama Bear

“Dress as comfortably as possible and wear light clothes. Avoid black because black absorbs heat. Although I have shopping, I like to go to the shopping centers when it’s hot outside because it tends to be cooler in there. I’ll grab myself a Caramel Frappuccino and I’ll shop around” – Eliza from My Everything Beautiful

“I find heat is only bearable when you’re actually on holiday. When you have to do normal work or parent things it’s more stressful!” –  Ayse from Arepops (I 100% agree with this one)

“I put a packet of facial wipes or baby wipes in the fridge, they make a quick refreshing cool down when it’s hot! ” –  Bee from The Lupie Mummy

All such wonderful tips from fellow sun haters! I am going to definitely put some of these to the test as the weather continues to get warmer and we edge closer and closer to summer!

What have been your top tips of staying cool when the weather is against you?

Until next time

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