Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Year Goals

I have a few goals for 2016 that will hopefully help me maintain some sanity, as well as just live a little. When I hit 30 next year, I don't want to look back on my 20's and think "Shoot. I was so worked up about my kids and work and stress and getting all the things done that I should have just relaxed and lived a little!" So, with that said, here are three of my goals for the New Year. 

Adventure. I love to play and do fun things. Who doesn't? We live in such a gorgeous part of the country and it would be a shame not to take advantage of it more often. Sunset Magazine has such great ideas for fun hole in the wall places and quiet resort towns to check out. I'm 20 minutes from my favorite flatirons hike at Chautauqua. We are only 6 hours away from Mount Rushmore and it's just a quick drive up to Estes Park. My favorite thing about this magazine is that it's not about things, but about living and experiences. I'm all about finding one of those "glorious winter escapes."
Purge & Clear space for things I love. One thing I've always prided myself in is not purchasing items that can't be worn or styled at least 3 ways. It's something I always encourage friend for clients that I'm helping with their wardrobes to take to heart as well. The February InStyle Magazine has some great tips on doubling your wardrobe outfit ideas. Just reworking your favorite pieces into fresh outfits will make your closet go twice (or thrice!) as far and that way you can purge all the excess. Getting rid of items I haven't worn in months and months has been so freeing. 

"Me" Time. Self-care is something that friends & family can come along side you and help out with, but ultimately I've decided taking care of myself is my responsibility. It's really as simple as asking my husband to take both kids to the gym with him while I make dinner in the quiet (or sneak away and get a manicure). He is almost always willing to help and if I'm not willing to ask for help, how will anyone know that I need it? A few ways I've been able to carve out some "me time" so far this year: 
1. Grab a couple of magazines and head to my favorite coffee shop for a vanilla latte. 
2. Wake up early and go get groceries before the kids wake up. Or Wake up early and just drink coffee in silence while I dig in the Word. 
3. Paint my nails and watch one of my favorite TV shows instead of working during nap time. 
4. Try a  new recipe while Chase takes the kids to the gym. Taking advantage of childcare is such a win in my book. There's something exciting about opening up a magazine, picking up some ingredients in a healthy recipe that piques your interest and just going for it while listening to some good tunes. Am I right? I am, y'all. I really am ;)

Do any of these goals resonate with you? Make sure to pick up some fun magazines that will  encourage you in your New Year goals, not to add more clutter or things for you to acquire. If you're shopping at Safeway, like I did, Take advantage of $1.00 off participating titles (PEOPLE®, InStyle®, People StyleWatch®, Real Simple®, and Sunset®) with this digital offer until 2/15/16 while supplies last.

How do you find "me" time? What are some of your goals this year? I'd love to hear!


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and InStyle® and Sunset® Magazines but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #NewYearMeTime http://my-disclosur.es


  1. Such great goals for the new year!! We lived in Salt Lake for 9 years and LOVED exploring out west. South Dakota is beautiful - the Black Hills, Badlands, Mt Rushmore and Deadwood. Also, LOVE Wyoming - Tetons, Jackson Hole, etc. Can't wait to see what adventures you go on this year.

    1. Jackson Hole looks so enchanting and mt Rushmore is on our list for as soon as it gets warmer. Xo

  2. I am all about the Me Time. I have been so bad at taking care of myself, especially over the holidays. I actually got dehydrated, wasn't eating, and passed out. I learned a great lesson that I need to slow down and take care of myself too. I think us moms function better when we can charge our batteries and shut our minds off for a bit. Your goals sound great!

    1. Girl! Yes we are better for everyone around us when we can get away for a bit and have some quiet :) not to mention - creatively I think it's good for us makers too!

  3. Oh and a side note, I LOVE my Choose Joy shirt! Thank you so much! It is so soft and comfortable! Also a great reminder on my off days where I dwell in the crud. :)

  4. I love this! Great reminders - especially with ME TIME. Haha - I expect Ty & errbody around me to be mind readers like all the time.

    Thanks for sharing! Xo.

  5. Those are great goals! I can't wait to see you achieve every single one! Thanks for sharing! I shared some similar stuff on my blog the last week too!

    Allison http://allisons-eye.com/

  6. Love that idea about being able to style something three ways. I might have to give that a shot!

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