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january goals

January 1, 2013

This year I don’t have any big resolutions. Instead there are a lot of little things that I want to change and accomplish, so to that end my new year’s “resolution” is to make monthly goals. In January I wanted to start small because I’m still recovering from the holidays. I’m signed up for the Day by Day class at Studio Calico, and I’m hoping it’ll help me get the most out of my Project Life. This year I really, really want to make a quilt (I got this book and these supplies for Christmas) but it might take me all year so I’m separating it into simple steps. Of the rest, the hardest one just might be leaving work…
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self-care resolutions chart

December 12, 2012

So after I wrote this post last week about how far my reality falls from my ideal in the area of self-care, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. My original intention was to incorporate these things into my monthly goals for next year, but I was inspired so I decided to do something about it right away. Most of the changes I needed to make were small and all I really needed to do was get them incorporated into my routine. To that end, I made myself a self-care resolutions chart. Right now I have it hung on a clipboard that’s on our refrigerator, and I glace at it a few times a day to make sure I’m not forgetting…
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holiday 2012 to-do list

November 30, 2012

First of all, a reminder – if you are participating in the Book of Lists, we’re posting our first list on Monday (December 3) and the topic is wishlist. So if like me you haven’t done it yet, work on it this weekend! And now, since today is the last day of November, I give you my holiday to-do list. I am pretty happy that I can already cross off a few things. 1. Put up household decorations. 2. Put up tree and decorate it. 3. Make advent calendar. 4. Fill advent calendar. (Decided to skip this.) 5. Buy gifts for family.¬†(In progress.) 6. Assemble my Christmas wish list and send to family (we all do lists). 7. Decide whether…
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101 Goals in 1001 Days: Wrap-Up

January 18, 2012

I started this project on April 22, 2009 and it ends today. I did not complete all of my goals, in fact some of them I intentionally did not complete, but I enjoyed the experience tremendously. Many things I wouldn’t have accomplished or experienced otherwise. All in all, I completed 65 out of 101¬†goals, which I think is pretty good. Several more goals are in process, many don’t really apply to my life right now, and some of them just aren’t a priority at this time. I don’t plan to make a new list right now. Goals really work for me though, so I’m thinking about what to do next. I might make a list for the first year of…
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Inexpensive, Natural Beauty Products

January 17, 2012

Thanks to Walgreens for underwriting this post. I was paid as a member of the Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all mine. Visit *** I’m not super into makeup and beauty products, but I’m also not uncaring of my appearance and skin health either. Actually, over the past year I began the process of transitioning all my personal care products to natural versions, and I’m not talking high-end stuff. I’m on a budget, and I want to do this the healthy way AND the cheap way. I’ve tried a lot of things, and this is what I’ve come up with. >Facial care: I’ve started using the natural oil cleansing method, mixing extra virgin olive oil and castor…
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