New Month Resolution :: October Edition

After I already said hello to fall it is about time to post my monthly goals for October. While I like my monthly goal setting I also have to admit that I am getting tired of it. I feel like I do repeat stuff (because I just don’t get it done and it’s somewhat embarrassing). On the other hand it keeps me accountable. I will finish this year strong so here is my list:

2015 goals

Contribution to goal #1

September:
♥ finish the two challenges. Start the next one. And keep going with 60 squads, some arm and ab exercises daily. Well I kinda did finish the challenges but I did have a few days I skipped. I also stopped the squads because my knee started to hurt. I liked doing them though. I also started a new job where I am able to ride my bike to. So I actually picked  up on moving more just differently.
♥ cook more healthy stuff. Candy on weekends. Less carbs for dinner. Whatever but something! Just let me cry….

October:
♥ Pick one challenge and get back into the routine.
♥ Ride my bike to work unless its pouring but don’t let the cold stop ya!

Contribution to goal #2

September:
♥ always improve! Ah this one is truly the hardest.

October:
♥ I want to listen better. And remember what was said. Please, if anyone has suggestions on little trainings or such give me a hint please.

Contribution to goal #3

September:
♥ skip this months of selling shit. Maybe it’s been online too long. I sold something! Edit: I might donate all to the refugees currently arriving in Germany Ahhh I have it packed up but didn’t drop it off. Lame excuse I know.
♥ keep looking for a regular cleaning lady. Didn’t happen.

October:
♥ Work on this enormous to-do list and get some stuff crossed off.
♥ get rid of the packed up clothes that already got sorted out. Don’t procrastinate!

Contribution to goal #4

September:
♥ We really need to get back to more cooking and less ordering take out. Maybe I try to do some weekend meal planning. Didn’t really go well. It’s just so damn convenient to order.

October:
♥ Cook more! (Not helping that I wait for delivery while typing this!)
♥ I’ve got a few recipes I would love to try. It’s time for mushroom risottos and stews and such…

Contribution to goal #5

September:
♥ I will keep adding some more jewelry over the next days. And I have plans on doing more. So keep coming back. I did add lots of products to the shop and would love for you to visit.

October:
♥ I have a few more products to add to the shop and ideas to realize.
♥ I want to start doing a few things for x-mas.

Contribution to goal #6

September:
♥ Finish “Moby Dick” Naaa didn’t happen.

October:
♥ I won’t add some book as I will not make it.
♥ But while typing this I wait for food so I can start watching a real classic I haven’t seen before – Jurassic Park. Maybe I should go to watching classics instead of reading… This it should be an easy one then…

Contribution to goal #7

September:
♥ 2 birthdays but my immediate family so no real cards required to be sent out. My aunt however is on some rehab and all alone for the next weeks so I might cheer her up. I wrote one letter to my aunt.

October:
no birthdays and such. I skip and get ready for Christmas cards.

Contribution to goal #8

September:
♥ lets skip this months. and gather some energy to do lots next! I did a few scheduling this but thats it.

October:
♥ I have big plans. I want to add a Christmas page with all my related posts.

Contribution to goal #9

September:
♥ I have splurged on lots of new fabrics to sew myself some tops. And I really could use a few long sleeves. So I hopefully start that. And unfortunately my fall purse didn’t make it till fall and I really need new totes. I was strategically planning my patterns and fabrics and matching them all. I started one shirt and would have been done a million times but of course I had to sew the sleeves wrong three times. But I finished.

October:
♥ projects lining up: 1 hoodie, 1 sparkling long sleeve with a different neckline, newborn baby outfits and purses and totes. Hopefully I can cross lots off next months.

Wow… as you can see I put lots on my plate this month and I really hope I didn’t overdo it. I want to get a lot done.

As always I link to Elisa. Check out the other goals.


Happy goal reaching,

Tobia

New Month Resolution :: September Edition

Hello!

So here we are September. Crazy. August was unexpected. I had some time at home and got a few things done. Let’s have a look and set goals for the new months.

2015 goals

Contribution to goal #1

August:
♥ Keep finishing my squad challenge and start a new one (sit-ups?) Yes! So proud I got it done! 5 weeks ending with a 100. And I started two more!
♥ Candy on the weekends being good during the week. Mmhm not so much but I believe it got less?! Or maybe not the weight suggests differently.

September:
♥ finish the two challenges. Start the next one. And keep going with 60 squads, some arm and ab exercises daily.
♥ cook more healthy stuff. Candy on weekends. Less carbs for dinner. Whatever but something!

Contribution to goal #2

August:
♥ I can be better. I will be better! I think I did better?!

September:
♥ always improve!

Contribution to goal #3

August:
♥ work hard on getting shit sold. Oh I am having beef with eBay! The second time someone bought something and is not paying and now blaming me for not delivering. I am about done with selling. Way too much trouble.
♥ how about starting to clean up/declutter 30 minutes when coming home. Ok lets stay real do that twice a week. Aaaehm maybe not but I feel like I kept things more tidy and I actually cleaned weekly (don’t judge!)

September:
♥ skip this months of selling shit. Maybe it’s been online too long. Edit: I might donate all to the refugees currently arriving in Germany
♥ keep looking for a regular cleaning lady.

Contribution to goal #4

August:
♥ Two healthy dishes from my books. Well I made some Pinterest recipes but they were nowhere near healthy…

September:
♥ We really need to get back to more cooking and less ordering take out. Maybe I try to do some weekend meal planning.

Contribution to goal #5

August:
♥ Keep going with the experimentation. I didn’t go on with them as I felt it wasn’t secure. However I did make some jewelry. Check out this post or visit my store.

September:
♥ I will keep adding some more jewelry over the next days. And I have plans on doing more. So keep coming back.

bow bracelet in shop

Contribution to goal #6

August:
♥ pick up the kindle and finish this one book about time travel So I did and it was good. I also started and finished “The Paper Magician” and then I started “Moby Dick”.

September:
♥ Finish “Moby Dick”

Contribution to goal #7

August:
♥ 2 birthdays coming up, 2 cards it is! Mhm I didn’t write any…

September:
♥ 2 birthdays but my immediate family so no real cards required to be sent out. My aunt however is on some rehab and all alone for the next weeks so I might cheer her up.

Contribution to goal #8

August:
♥ Maybe start the bundle this month? I haven’t yet.

September:
♥ lets skip this months. and gather some energy to do lots next!

Contribution to goal #9

August:
♥ Just keep going! I am creative and just having thoughts counts as creativity. I felt really creative this month. It felt good. But I didn’t work much in August either…. Coincidence?

September:
♥ I have splurged on lots of new fabrics to sew myself some tops. And I really could use a few long sleeves. So I hopefully start that. And unfortunately my fall purse didn’t make it till fall and I really need new totes.

Now you know my plans, goals and troubles. Lets here yours and link up with Elisa.

New Month Resolution :: August Edition

So we are diving heads first into August. Crazy I say. But before I am all consumed with my goals and to-do’s, want-to’s and have-to’s let’s have a look how July went and what I can improve in August:

2015 goals

Contribution to goal #1

July:
♥ lets stay honest. No candy won’t work but maybe only ice cream. More salad and less carbs. Always try again right? However I have to admit I am a bit frustrated. Weeeeell… more salad probably, less carbs not so much (damn I just love bread, potatoes, rice and pasta…) no candy *lookbehindmyback* uups
Overall I am not very happy with myself. However I started a squad challenge and I am through 2/3. I actually got up again at night when I forgot so I say I see some determination.

August:
♥ Keep finishing my squad challenge and start a new one (sit-ups?)
♥ Candy on the weekends being good during the week

Contribution to goal #2

July:
♥ And again, a goal I always can improve that’s hard to measure. There were good days and there were bad days.

August:
♥ I can be better. I will be better!

Contribution to goal #3

July:
♥ Last month goal is this months goal. Find aid because we’ll not gonna make it on our own. One lady came by this month. I liked her and would book her again. I just need to find a schedule when someone can stop by on a regular basis. But I am getting there.
♥ take those cleaned out clothes (remember February?!) to the Salvation Army. YES I did it. 3 big bags went right there. Now I only have 1 Ikea sac and a suitcase full of stuff to sell puhhh

August:
♥ work hard on getting shit sold.
♥ how about starting to clean up/declutter 30 minutes when coming home. Ok lets stay real do that twice a week.

Contribution to goal #4

July:
♥ We are invited for a BBQ and traditionally I am responsible for dessert. And I want to make one other recipe from my many books. I have made some cake dessert, garlic bread, corn muffins and ice cream.

August:
♥ Two healthy dishes from my books.

Contribution to goal #5

being realistic, not gonna make it this month I made pictures of some finished products and started experimenting with some materials. 

August:
♥ Keep going with the experimentation.

Contribution to goal #6

July:
♥ same as June. Didn’t really read much in July as I was driving a car to work most throughout the month so my commute time wasn’t for reading.

August:
♥ pick up the kindle and finish this one book about time travel

Contribution to goal #7

July:
♥ write postcards when on vacay. No birthdays I know of. I wrote 3 cards from my weekend vacation at the Baltic Sea.

August:
♥ 2 birthdays coming up, 2 cards it is!

Contribution to goal #8

♥ start reading the party bundle and implement the things I learned.  I didn’t start on the party bundle. However I invested some time in social media and looked into some plugins.

August:
♥ Maybe start the bundle this month?

Contribution to goal #9

July:
♥ sewing? I sewed myself a maxi dress. Unfortunately wearing it I look like a fat hippie. So not possible to wear outside of the apartment. But it’s very comfy… Just not a very flattering pattern. Bit sad.
♥ sketchnoting. I started the July challenge from TanjaI was trying but didn’t manage all days. However more sketchnoting, more drawing, more happy.

August:
♥ Just keep going! I am creative and just having thoughts counts as creativity.

Wow, again what a long and ambitious list this is. Let’s hop over to Elisa and see what the other lovelies come up with and spread some encouragement:


New Month Resolution :: July Edition

This months has a few days on the clock and I finally take the time to sit down, to reflect and reevaluate. June was a busy month. Once again I didn’t get everything done – some I didn’t start. But then, they weren’t that important, right?

2015 goals
Contribution to goal #1

June:
♥ Back to basics. Less candy, cake and sugar. Maybe less carbs at night. Mhm I don’t think this was the case. 

July:
♥ lets stay honest. No candy won’t work but maybe only ice cream. More salad and less carbs. Always try again right? However I have to admit I am a bit frustrated.

Contribution to goal #2

June:
♥ I will work on it. There were bad days. But I had a few good ones too.

July:
♥ And again, a goal I always can improve that’s hard to measure.

Contribution to goal #3

June:
♥ I admitted to myself I hate cleaning. I hate doing the work but love the result. And I hate my bitching about it and being all grumpy. So I seriously considering a maid. This I my months goal. Find cleaning aid! It started yesterday trying out one service. And when the everyday chores don’t get in the way I might actually get some deep cleaning and decluttering done. I hope all works out how I plan and we live a cleaner life with less stressing. Being away most the weekends didn’t help. I don’t want a cleaning maid in my apartment when I am not around.

July:
♥ Last month goal is this months goal. Find aid because we’ll not gonna make it on our own.
♥ take those cleaned out clothes (remember February?!) to the Salvation Army.

Contribution to goal #4

June:
♥ I will bake three new cakes this month at least. So I catch up big time. I also want to get back to cooking more. Maybe I will get to it. I did bake a lot. And I tried even more recipes. I made an interesting cake with semolina for my work buddies and then some really yummy macadamia cupcakes and a really great take on the classical strawberry cake. I also tried my hand in ice cream making: current fave peanut butter ice cream 

July:
♥ We are invited for a BBQ and traditionally I am responsible for dessert. And I want to make one other recipe from my many books.

Contribution to goal #5

being realistic, not gonna make it this month

Contribution to goal #6

June:
♥ keep reading this new book. I am still not done.
♥ I got a great book (The creative habit, by Twylar Tharp) for my birthday which will definitely be read this month. Haven’t started its a book for vacations where you’ve got lots of time to ponder over the written words.

July:
♥ same as June.

Contribution to goal #7

June:
♥ I think it’s only hubby’s bday and I rather bake a cake than write a card. I know, I know pushing hard screwing up on goal #1. Not even cake for him. Uups.

July:
♥ write postcards when on vacay. No birthdays I know of.

Contribution to goal #8

June:
♥ It’s blogtacular month so it’s my ultimate blogging month. It may not show on the blog but I will meet friends, make friends, be inspired, be scared and overwhelmed, find new motivation and discover new ways. I am sure in the long run this blog will see it. I did go to blogtacular and I did have a lot of fun but I have to be honest: I didn’t get that much out of it as I have expected or wished for. Hence the missing recap. However I took part in an awesome webinar and spend 30$ on a party bundle with lots of fun stuff in it. I believe it has more value for me than the conference.

♥ start reading the party bundle and implement the things I learned.

Contribution to goal #9

June:
♥ Maybe get around to do some fabric printing or sewing?! None of the above.

July:
♥ sewing?
♥ sketchnoting. I started the July challenge from Tanja.

Now, let’s head over to see the goals of my friends:


 

Happy goal hustling,

Tobia

New Month Resolution :: June Edition

This month is well on its way and I have big plans. Better share them before it’s too late and I feel like I don’t need to try to accomplish them.

2015 goals

Contribution to goal #1

May:
♥ get back to less chocolate, cake and candy and trying to catch up on the weight thing. I am a bit disappointed with myself after such a strong start. Not happy with myself at all.
♥ I know I need exercise… Maybe I’ll start one of those challenges because that might do the trick. Of course I didn’t start. However I wrote my bike twice. Baby steps…

June:
♥ Back to basics. Less candy, cake and sugar. Maybe less carbs at night.

Contribution to goal #2

May:
♥ There is always room to improve… And there still is…

June:
♥ I will work on it.

Contribution to goal #3

May:
♥ I planned on cleaning all the kitchen cupboards. But I am scared to actually mention it here. I am still trying to do Februar… I am just not the traditional neat housewife. I hate cleaning and tying up… What a waste of time. Well of course I didn’t start this. I have an image to keep by now… I did clean two more windows though. 

June:
♥ I admitted to myself I hate cleaning. I hate doing the work but love the result. And I hate my bitching about it and being all grumpy. So I seriously considering a maid. This I my months goal. Find cleaning aid! It started yesterday trying out one service. And when the everyday chores don’t get in the way I might actually get some deep cleaning and decluttering done. I hope all works out how I plan and we live a cleaner life with less stressing.

Contribution to goal #4

May:
Ah lets skip this…

June:
♥ I will bake three new cakes this month at least. So I catch up big time. I also want to get back to cooking more. Maybe I will get to it.

Contribution to goal #5

being realistic, not gonna make it this month

Contribution to goal #6

May:
♥ skipping or maybe not who knows I started a new book 

June:
♥ keep reading this new book.
♥ I got a great book (The creative habit, by Twylar Tharp) for my birthday which will definitely be read this month.

Contribution to goal #7

May:
♥ I can only think of one birthday… 1 card it is! Ups I missed the birthday card here but wrote three birthday invites so I figured it counts. 

June:
♥ I think it’s only hubby’s bday and I rather bake a cake than write a card. I know, I know pushing hard screwing up on goal #1.

Contribution to goal #8

May:
♥ keep going and tackle this technical-blog-to-do list didn’t really find the time and mood to do so.
♥ comment on more blogs I try but it’s hard and I recently feel nothing’s coming back
♥ maybe write a few more posts… who knows mhm I might have. I definitely had plans.

June:
♥ It’s blogtacular month so it’s my ultimate blogging month. It may not show on the blog but I will meet friends, make friends, be inspired, be scared and overwhelmed, find new motivation and discover new ways. I am sure in the long run this blog will see it.

Contribution to goal #9

May:
♥ Trying to put my creative energy in some home improving. I build a shelf, worked on some craft lab improvement, made some candles (post to follow), and finally used my not so new tool: the Dremel.

June:
♥ Maybe get around to do some fabric printing or sewing?!

As always looking forward how you’ll did on your list and what you’ve planned for the next months. Join Elisa and I and add your list!


Happy goal catching,

Tobia