December 2018 - Mommy Life Up North

My Blogging and Social Media Goals For 2019

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Can you guys believe that 2018 is right around the corner? This year has gone by so incredibly fast. My daughter turned one and is continually growing so fast and I also got married in September to my high school sweet heart. 2018 has been one of my favorite years by far. A lot has happened when it has come to my personal life as well as my blogging and social media journey. I have many goals this upcoming year that I am going to work my butt off to accomplish. I wanted to focus this blog post on my blogging goals and social media goals for 2019. I do have some personal goals I wish to achieve in 2019, but I am going to be doing a YouTube video on that.

I think I did a similar blog post to this last year but honestly, I didn't reach many of my goals. Which I am not going to beat myself up about it because I know this year is going to be my year. I am in full crunch mode. Before we begin, these goals may be silly to some people and that's okay. I don't expect everyone to find MY goals important to them. But this is whats important to me and things I want to achieve. So let's start off with my blogging goals for 2019.

Blogging Goals:

  • Second Income: making my blog into a second income for my household is my number one goal. I am a stay at home mom so the only income we have right now is my husbands. The last two months of 2018 was amazing for my blog. I made more in the last two months from blogging and social media then I did all year. I haven't decided how much I would like to push a month, but the first few months of 2019 I would love to make $300 a month and slowly go up. $300 might not seem a lot to some, but that is enough to help pay about three bills in my household, which I know would be a huge help to my husband.
  • 250,000 Views: this would be so incredible to accomplish. I didn't have google analytics set up for a full year on my blog yet, but now that I have everything set up like I should, I can track it starting January 1st. I would love to bring in 250,000 blog views in a year. This one will be tough, but to accomplish that I plan on doing better with Pinterest since I know Pinterest is one of the key's to high blog views. 
  • Posting WAY More: I would love to get into the habit of at least posting two blog posts a week! I have a lot of blog ideas for 2019 including lifestyle, beauty, food etc. So I think doing two post a week will be extremely easy to achieve. 
Those are pretty much my current three blogging goals for 2019. Now let's move onto my social media goals! 

Social Media Goals:
  • Become Monetized on YouTube: this is the first goal I would love to accomplish in 2019. Becoming monetized would just bring in so much opportunity for my family and I. I am currently at 65% percent watch time and I have hit the subscriber goal. So I just need to get my watch time up. I am hoping I can do so by March of 2019. 
  • Upload Two Videos a Week: this is something I think will be do-able. I want to better manage my social media and blog, so I think having dedicated days will help. So twice a week I will have a blog post and also two YouTube videos. I used to tend to focus on one thing over the other, but both are equally as important to me. 
  • Reach 1,000 Facebook Likes: I am currently at 482 likes and would love to reach 1,000 come next year! I think it will be very do-able! 
  • Reach 1,000 Twitter Followers: I am over half way there so I think I for sure can make it to 1,000 in 2019.
  • Reach 250,000 Monthly Viewers on Pinterest: as of today I am at 77,700 monthly viewers. I would love to reach 250,000 monthly viewers in one month! That would seriously be so awesome!
  • Reach 1,000 Followers on Pinterest: I am about halfway there as well! I have seeing the potential in Pinterest so I have been focusing more time on it lately, so I know these goals will also help with my blog views.
I currently do not have any goals with my Instagram. I am kind of just going with the flow on their right now because it is really hard to grow on Instagram. So I am just going to continue to just go with the flow with that social media platform. 

So those are all my current social media and blogging goals for 2019. I think in June I will do an updated post to see if I have reached any of my goals yet. And if I do, I can always add to my goals or switch up my numbers. 

I really hope you guys enjoyed reading my goals. I would love to get a new Erin Condren life planner so I can start planning in full force. I would love to hear some of your goals for 2019. 

Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Teen Girls 2018

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I have been on such a roll with my gift guides and I think this will be my final one for this year! I thought I would end it with my favorite! Opening my stocking was my favorite part of Christmas morning. And I wanted to create a stocking stuffers guide for teen girls. Not only will your teen love these ideas, these are all items I would love to get as well! So these could work from pre teen all the way to late 20's in my opinion! So let's get started!

  • Tarte Beach, Sleep Repeat Mini Set- this set is so cute and is perfect for the stocking! It comes with a mini mascara as well as a mini blush. Best part? It is only $10.00! So super affordable and super cute! You can purchase this set at
  • First Aid Beauty Clean Canyon Set: I am a huge fan of First Aid Beauty and I think this set would be perfect for someone who would love to try out some new skin care. This set comes with face cleanser as well as a coconut water cream. It is also only $10 and can be found at
  • Sephora Collection Give Me Some Glitter Set: this set would be perfect for someone who loves everything glitter and sparkly. It would be perfect to create a holiday eye look for Christmas and New Years Eve. This set comes with 3 different glitters and glitter adhesive to help the glitter stick. It is also only $10 and can be found at
  • 2019 Planner: I think a great item to always receive on Christmas is a new planner for the upcoming year. I love planning everything out and if you have a teen that is involved with a lot of school activities or if you work or go to college, I feel like a planner is a must! I found this super cute blue marble print one from and its only $9.99! 
  • Pens: and to go with a new planner, a new set of pens would be perfect! I know I love pens and I am either always losing them, or using them a lot and the ink runs out. So I think its always important to have a new set of pens! I love this set from because it comes with so many cute colors to spice up your planner! 
  • Goody Comfortable Elastic Hair Ties: THESE ARE A MUST! I don't know about you, but I am constantly losing my pony tails. And I would say a good portion of girls use pony tails on occasion! So I would say throw a pack into whoever's stocking you are doing, because more then likely they are down to like 2 that they guard with their life lol. You can get a pack of 37 for $4.79 at
  • Bobby Pins: these are another must. I swear I go through a new pack of bobby pins a month because I always lose them! And they are also super affordable as well. You can get 45 for only $3.99 at
  • Bath Bombs: I always find bath bombs super fun! They come in many different colors, scents and some even have added glitter! has a bunch all raging from $3-$5. I know my nieces love getting bath bombs! 
  • Makeup Remover Wipes: I feel like this is something that I am constantly running out of. I think this would be the perfect item to throw in a stocking because everyone could use more makeup remover wipes! They are great at removing makeup, but they are also nice to use after the gym, going to gym class etc. And Neutrogena are of course my favorite! You can get a pack at for only $4.99. 
  • And of course some smaller items you can always through in is gum, candy, chapstick etc. 
I really hope this blog post gave you lots of ideas! Looking back on when I was a teenager, my mother always used to have some of these items in my stocking for me. And to this day I would still love everything listed above lol!