Monthly Life Update: June 2022

Brick Flower Bed

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June was quite busy and I was terribly sick! Zack and I went to a cookout and had lunch with my influencer friends. I painted my office on the new color scheme. And Zack installed a ceiling fan in my office. June was way too hot and there was hardly any air flowing in my office. I borrowed a window unit from Zack’s coworker to help, but I was pretty much sticking to my chair in the afternoons. And it’s only going to get hotter this summer!

Brick Flower Bed

Monthly Life Update: June 2022

GOALS

I hit a couple of my monthly goals, which always feels good. You can find my original list of my goals here: #22in2022.

INFLUENCER

I got to visit the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. I had lunch at the opening of Anaya’s Seafood and I attended brunch as JJs Cafe in Dallas with DSI. My friend and I attended the Mad Hatter Tea Party at the beginning of the month.

LTK: I worked on Fourth of July sales, but I haven’t been focusing on it and I didn’t push it. June had 519 clicks and $1.40 open commissions.

BLOG

I changed my logo, but am still exploring colors for my rebrand. I didn’t realize this would be so difficult for me. I wrote ten posts, which is awesome! I also participated a lot in the engagement groups, but I overwhelmed myself and stopped. I also tried to be creative with a weekly email series, but it was a lot of work for something that I didn’t create a strategy for. Oops on me for trying to do everything.

Here’s what I shared on the blog this month:

  1. How to Clean Out Your Closet
  2. The Best Online Platforms to Sell Your Clothes (and Accessories)
  3. Pin Collection Display Board DIY
  4. FabFitFun Summer 2022 Box Review
  5. Mad Hatter’s Gin and Tea Party
  6. How to Support Other Bloggers
  7. How to Use an Editorial Calendar to Improve Your Blog Content
  8. Free places where you can share your blog posts and grow your traffic
  9. June 2022 Reading List – 8 Books
  10. and this Monthly Life Update: June 2022!

SIDE HUSTLE

June 2022 Income

I started adding these snippets on my Instagram account in April, so I think I will be adding a section about my income. I’ve been keeping a spreadsheet to track my blog goals and I’ve been recording the income from LTK, Poshmark, Thredup, Rakuten and any other platforms that I am making money from.

We have to diversify our income streams, right?

June 2022 Transactions

This is a screenshot from my spreadsheet. I finally received payment for two Thredup boxes I sent in January and February. It takes a really long time for them to process, but even if they don’t sell the items, you have an option to donate or take back your unwanted items.

I try to sell my items on Poshmark first, then send a box to ThredUp.

HOVEL SWEET HOVEL

The front yard got a little uplift with some brickwork. We added a flower bed in the front of the house and a circle around the tree. We’ve been waiting since March (I think) to have this installed and it was finally done!

I started and finished painting my office. Since I painted it blue last year, it took almost three coats of primer to cover it. Once I was done painting, Zack installed a ceiling fan. We plan on installing a ceiling fan in the other spare room, but we will hold off on that project for now.

FITNESS

Since I was sick, I was not working out too much. After I started feeling better, then I picked up and tried to get back to a daily schedule. On 6/15 I finished the 5th round of the Bora Bora Bootcamp series. I only had one workout left, which is crazy to me that I left it like that from 5/12. An entire month and I couldn’t finish one workout!

I also completed the Road Trip United States Walking Challenge.

Total Miles: 35.4
Total Hours: 10:11:38
Total Workouts: 27

PERSONAL

I’ve already read 31 books so far this year! That’s 62% of my goal.

XOXO,

Katie

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21 Comments

  1. July 5, 2022 / 2:30 pm

    Wow, it seems like you’re completing a lot of your goals! My goal was just 12 books this year as 1 book a month didn’t seem so bad. I’m currently on book 7, so I’m doing well! I would love to finish planning our Cape Cod trip, but waiting to hear back from my husband’s work on some details as half of it is a work trip.

    • Katie Kinsley
      Author
      July 5, 2022 / 3:05 pm

      You’re doing good! It’s already July, so you’re right on target!

  2. July 5, 2022 / 5:52 pm

    That is so cool on the income from selling clothes. I need to look into selling my clothes.

    • Katie Kinsley
      Author
      July 5, 2022 / 6:47 pm

      It’s a lot of work, but I seem to be doing okay!

  3. Amber Myers
    July 5, 2022 / 6:12 pm

    It looks like you are doing great on your goals. I am impressed with the books you read. I need to keep track of all that I read. I try to read 2 a week! But mostly it’s 1.

    • Katie Kinsley
      Author
      July 5, 2022 / 6:46 pm

      1 book is still good! I went an entire year without reading anything and I was so sad about it.

  4. Janie
    July 5, 2022 / 8:22 pm

    Wow, thats great youre hitting your goals! I have a list that I need to complete too. BTW, Congrats on getting some income off of those sales!

  5. Richelle Milar
    July 6, 2022 / 6:08 am

    Wow! You are really doing great on your goals! I’m gonna think of selling my clothes too!

  6. Rose Ann Sales
    July 6, 2022 / 6:09 am

    I am so happy that you are accomplishing your goals! So amazing! I’m gonna look onto the books that you read!

  7. July 6, 2022 / 6:28 am

    You are right on target with your goals this year. I’m glad you’ve been able to tackle this much in one month.

  8. July 6, 2022 / 7:28 am

    Wow! I am impressed and inspired, I may need to steal some of your goal ideas. I always think I need to do this or that but don’t actually write it down as a goal but seeing something I want done completed visually would give me such a huge feeling of accomplishment!

  9. July 6, 2022 / 7:34 am

    Wow! It seems like you have had a very productive year so far, and that’s wonderful!

  10. July 6, 2022 / 8:17 am

    Wow, this is so inspiring! I make almost the same amount for my blog and it’s great to see other bloggers work hard too. My goals for next month is to have more collabs with brands.

  11. July 6, 2022 / 9:48 am

    These are some great goals and it seems like you made awesome progress! It’s also awesome that you’re doing well selling your clothes – I need to look into doing that 🙂

  12. Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    July 6, 2022 / 10:42 am

    I do similar to-do lists monthly and weekly. It really helps me stay on track with my goals.

  13. Mleissa Cushing
    July 6, 2022 / 10:51 am

    I am loving this and I have sold things to Thread Up and really should do it again. I have piece I have b=never work and selling them to make a few bucks sounds good to me! Congrats on the money you earned!

  14. July 6, 2022 / 11:31 am

    You have been very busy. Congratulations on your weight loss. I need to write out a goals list and check things off.

  15. July 6, 2022 / 11:44 am

    All the achievements you’ve completed so far are fantastic and I wish I can get my completed sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Rosey
    July 6, 2022 / 4:14 pm

    Congrats on accomplishing so much! I love that you got to tick off those boxes!

  17. Catalina
    July 6, 2022 / 5:52 pm

    I need to start writing down my goals. It will be a better way to start accomplishing them!

  18. July 6, 2022 / 8:03 pm

    That is great you are keeping a running list of your goals like this. It is so nice to be able to check things off too!

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