We’re in the dog days of Summer down here in South Florida. Heat index over 100 and daily afternoon thunderstorms that arrive out of nowhere and leave just as quick. It’s pretty bananas. So, Chet and I are escaping to Delray Beach for a few days. I’m going to sit my butt on the beach (with a couple good books + an iPhone full of podcasts), eat conch fritters, drink rosé, and soak in some #saltlife vibes.
I’ll get back to posting ’round these parts next week. But since you’re already here, why not stick around and check out some posts I pulled from the archives! Here’s how to do ONE DOZEN super rad things…
How to start a fascinating conversation with a friend (or stranger).
How to use stickers to stick to your goals.
How to make a super cute calendar from burlap.
How to use jars for DIY wedding decor.
How to create the perfect care package.
How to take meaningful breaks during long projects.
How to give your office a style upgrade.
How to tap into the power of self-care.
How to work on your female friendships.
How to practice styling photos.
How to dance more.
How to pack for a weekend away in the Tom Bihn Synapse 19 + Side Effect.
I hope all of you have a wonderful week and I’ll see you back here soon! 🙂
P.S. If you have any posts (how-to’s or otherwise) you think I should tackle when I get back, LEAVE YOUR IDEAS BELOW! Thanks.
Did you get a pretty 2017 wall calendar for Christmas? Still trying to figure out the best way to use it because you are happily married to Google Calendar (or iCal or your Jofelo journal or phone reminders)? Why not display it some place prominent and use it to track your goals in the months ahead.
It can be easy to stick to resolutions right off the bat. Early days and all that. But it can get a little trickier as your enthusiasm starts to wane. For a jolt of accountability, I love the idea of picking three goals for the year and buying a stockpile of three different types of sticker. Correspond the stickers to a goal and award yourself one for each day you complete your goal. Your goals for 2017 may be big — like training for a marathon or saving money for a down payment on a house — or they might be slight — like packing your lunch more often or apologizing less. Either way, there’s something so satisfying about watching those stickers add up.
I’ve got my eye on these gold stars (always a classic), hearts, and EMOJIS(!). 2017 – me and my stickers are comin’ for ya!!!
Have you set any goals for the new year? How do you hold yourself accountable?
(The calendar pictured above is from the Etsy shop cobblestonestudio2 and you can purchase one HERE. 10% of the proceeds from these calendars go to Mental Health America. Which is awesome.)