Monthly Goals for February

Okay, so yeah, February you guys. It is already almost half over and I am just getting around to sharing my goals with you. Yeah, I know. Good thing my goal wasn’t to post my goals on time. But anyway…

In the past, when I was blogging regularly I would post weekly goals. I like the idea of having a public place to post up the things that I want to accomplish, giving myself some accountability. I churned out a few goals each week but after a while it just didn’t feel authentic.  I didn’t feel like I was accomplishing anything this way. Just a bunch of little stepping stones that didn’t take me anywhere.

So after fizzling out with the weekly thing I’ve decided to start fresh and lay out a nice list of goals for the entire month. This way I feel like I can focus on larger, more inspiring goals. No more puny goals, none. I do much better with a longer time frame anyway.

Still with me? Good! Let’s go:

Reach out to 5 bloggers that I admire.  

I haven’t done a great job of getting to know people in the blogging world, I actually kind of feel like a recluse blogger. Blah, that’s so boring. I want to talk and meet people and say hello! It’s definitely intimidating to email someone out of the blue and say ‘hey, I like you, I think you’re awesome.’ Like really, heart palpitations over here. But to me it feels honest and I think people can respect that.

Start a new series on the blog.

I’ve had an idea for a little bi-weekly series floating around in my head for like…a year? Maybe? It’s nothing crazy but it is something that is special to me that would mesh really well with where I would like this blog to go… oh am I being vague? That’s my bad. More to come soon!

Work on Starting a Capsule Wardrobe

Okay, so I am over the top intrigued by the idea of a capsule wardrobe.  I’ve been familiar with the idea for a while now but just recently did I really start considering it. I feel like it might be pretty hard to stick with but that it precisely why I want to try.  And I mean, how cool is the girl that can limit herself to a handful of items and still manage to look ah-mazing (cough, caroline, cough).


I’m putting this in my inaugural monthly goal post but this one really rings true for the whole year. This is the thing that has most convicted my soul and something that I have a growing passion for. I went through time in my life where I genuinely thought that having more stuff meant that I would be less stressed, more prepared for whatever came my way. Imagine me when I realized that all the amassed “stuff” was actually a larger burden than the one I was trying to avoid. Go figure. There is a great deal of peace in living with less.

So that’s that. What are your goals for February?


Life As of Late

Life as of late has gone a little something like so…

one. I recently puppy sat for some friends and I couldn’t get over how precious the little guy was… and how energetic which reminded me of the unique joys of having an adult dog.  I feel that I am officially past the stage of wanting another puppy.

two. Austin constantly inspires me with its everything. I like taking snaps of the things I see around town that touch me. This quote by Mark Twain says “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” This year, for me, is about exploring and about fighting my homebody urge to stay home. This quote says it all.

three.  Speaking of exploring and eating (did someone say eating??) we have been making it a point to get out and try some new to us restaurants. I had been hearing such good things aboutt the pizza at Pieous! The night we chose to go was rainy and cold and I almost called it off (homebody curse!) but I didn’t and we had the best time. If you’re ever in Austin, try to stop by this place, you won’t be disappointed.

Four. My parents have a cat that thinks he’s a dog, and he just happens to do cute things, like peeking ever so slightly over the top of the couch.

Five. Umm, food again! My mom and I both had monday off of work so we kicked off a mother-daughter day at one of our favorite local places. Consequently I’d also recommend Magnolia cafe if you are ever in town…

Six. I’ve been thinking a lot about our trip to New Mexico last fall and when to start planning the one this year. Im kinda sorta wanting to take the trip in November/December this year so we can camp during the snowy season. Call me crazy, I like it cold.

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Weekly Wishes

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your weekend was great! I was a little under the weather this weekend but that gave me time to do some tweaking on the ole blog here and I’m finally feeling like the dust is settling from the big switch over to wordpress! (Stay tuned for a how-to!)

I am hopping on with weekly wishes this Monday because I feel like I need a little extra motivation after the holidays. My long term goal for this month is to save money and limit my shopping. So far, so good! We are already a third of the way through and I haven’t bought a single item of clothing.

So, on to this weeks goals!

run at least four times
last week I was a little bit lax on my running schedule and I don’t want to go too long because the longer I am away the harder it is to get back into it.

blog three times
I have been horrible, horrible at blogging lately and I want to start making it a priority

buy supplies for my headboard
I have a picture of a west elm headboard in my evernote that I have been in love with for years. While I was at my parents house this weekend I talked to my dad about it and he agreed to help (and lend me some power tools)! I want to start working on it this weekend so I need to get the supplies this week.

What are your goals this week? I’d love to hear them.


Is Something New Around Here?

Oh yeah, I’m on WordPress now!

Ive been debating the big switch for a while now and last Friday after a glass of wine (or so) I impulse switched my little blog over. And gave it a new design. So far, so good!

There are still some minor bugs that need to be worked out (and a few new features I want to add, now that I can!) but I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to migrate from blogger. I was prepared for a fiasco but no such thing happened, thankfully! I’ll write up a post later on how I did if anyone is interested.

For now I’m working on the things that didn’t translate well but I’m hoping to be done with that by the end of the week!  If you see anything wonky let me know, I’d really appreciate it.

Until next time!

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Friday Favorites

One I love looking inside people’s homes (like the socially acceptable, home tour type of way, of course) and I love Austin so naturally I was super excited to see this home tour from a fellow Austinite. Represent! Two This Lulu and Georgia pillow has my name written alllllll over it. Like front, back, down the side, and probably on the stuffing too. Three When I find something I like I usually stick with it and such is the case with these flats. I’ve been through two pair and just ordered my third. Why mess with a good thing? Four Have you heard Colbie Caillat’s song Try? If not you really should give it a listen, I think you’ll really love it. She’s kind of perfect, right? Five And let’s wrap this up with something I’d love to wrap up in… this scarf. It’s equal parts cozy and… plaid. And I’ve had a very large thing going on for plaid. I guess that’s that.

We have quite a few plans this weekend. Tonight Nick and I are going “ring” shopping. Like the ring shopping. He wants to make sure that he chooses one that I love so we are going to pick out a few that I like and he’ll take it from there. Then we plan on going to Gamestop. Yeah, you did read that right. My guilty pleasure is nerdy games. On Saturday we are headed down to the coast to have an early Thanksgiving with my family, do some fishing, and I hope to do a little work on my shop. I am planning a post about the shop next week or the week after – I am super excited to finally get this going!

What are your weekend plans? Anything exciting?