News Months Resolution :: November Edition

Well this wasn’t supposed to happen… two monthly resolution posts in a row. Life took over, I am feel somewhat meeh, too many ideas, too many energy suckers in life, a dull job… in short I am in a funk. But today I woke up thinking “I wanna write a blog post.” So here we go:

2015 goals

Contribution to goal #1

October:
♥ Pick one challenge and get back into the routine. Didn’t happen.
♥ Ride my bike to work unless its pouring but don’t let the cold stop ya! My bike broke two weeks after buying and I haven’t gotten around to fixing it. But I walked the way home once and was totally worn out. Tells me one thing.

November:
I’ve gotten a reminder about this challenge. It wasn’t to loose weight! It was about feeling healthy. I need to keep this in mind.
♥ My back hurts bad daily right after waking up. I need to find something to get rid of it. A new pillow or some stretching exercise or something.
♥ Make 10.000 Steps at least 2 times this month. I love the air and it makes me instantly happy to be outside.

Contribution to goal #2

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. I really don’t know if I was successful here.

November:
♥ Don’t snap back immediately, take a breath, think, answer.

Contribution to goal #3

October:
♥ Work on this enormous to-do list and get some stuff crossed off. Well I have no clue what was on the list when I wrote it a month ago. Its long again.
♥ get rid of the packed up clothes that already got sorted out. Don’t procrastinate! Threw them all out. Almost, not the ones not yet packed up.

November:
♥ There are so many spots still looking terrible. Pick 2 and get rid.
♥ Try selling things now that Christmas is around the corner.

Contribution to goal #4

October:
♥ Cook more! (Not helping that I wait for delivery while typing this!) If cutting veggies and sticking them in the oven counts I got better.
♥ I’ve got a few recipes I would love to try. It’s time for mushroom risottos and stews and such… I don’t think there was one…

November:
♥ 3 new recipes. I start with a bean stew today. An apple sauce cake next week when visiting my godchild and she loves apple sauce I hear.

Contribution to goal #5

October:
♥ I have a few more products to add to the shop and ideas to realize. Lots of new things in the SHOP.
♥ I want to start doing a few things for x-mas. I did. And It’s coming soon. And you can have it too. Follow my shop!

November:
♥ My big goal is making a sale in my Dawandashop. Hopefully with my new product arriving in a couple weeks I will.
♥ Make a new header for the shop.

Contribution to goal #6

October:
♥ I won’t add some book as I will not make it. No reading. Kept this one.
♥ 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… Yes, made it and watched Jurassic Park.

November:
♥ Watch one classic movie. Maybe Breakfast at Tiffany’s? What’s your favorite classic?

Contribution to goal #7

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

November:
♥ I am participating in an advent calendar swap again this year organized by undiversell and fraumasulke. It has been a lot of fun last year and it’s great to get lots of handmade little presents. I use my mug coaster daily. So I bring that on the road.
♥ And Annette is having an Nikolaus Blogger Exchange. I was reading about it last year and really really felt said that I missed out. I want to be part this year but wondering if I put too much on my plate. (But secretly I already know I have signed up by the end of the weekend.) You can sign up until: Wednesday November 11, 2pm.

Contribution to goal #8

October:
♥ I have big plans. I want to add a Christmas page with all my related posts. Ahhh this is a pain in the a**. I started three times and just a few days ago I think I had a breakthrough. Now all the work…

November:
♥ Hopefully setting the page up finally.
♥ I’ve a few post ideas for November so actually publishing is the goal.

Contribution to goal #9

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. Noon, none. I am sooo sad.

November:
♥ Take October goal and do it.

Well, here we go. Lot’s of plans. Only 3 weeks to go. So I better get started.

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

Happy goal reaching,

Tobia

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