A 40 x 40 Check In + New Priorities

Good morning!

Tomorrow marks the halfway point into my 37th year on this planet we live on. So I thought I’d checkin on my 40 x 40 list progress. In theory, my last checkin post (HERE) should have gone up in January (when I celebrated my 36th birthday), but as it turned out I only posted it just 2 short months ago. So not much new to report here… 

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Monday Musings // 07.27.2020

Hello friends,

Just a short post today, to say I had an unexpected realization over the weekend:

I worked on a project this weekend for phase one of my bathroom renovation and it required building something from scratch. It was a little nerve wracking to start, but was extremely satisfying when it pretty much worked out how I planned. I was very proud of my efforts and happy with the results. I have a lot of moments of self doubt and it was nice to have a moment of confidence for a change.

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Monday Musings // 07.20.2020

Good morning!

Tomorrow is Day 50 of my 100 Day Challenge (HERE)! Wow, time is really flying! And I feel like I’m only making progress on my bathroom renovation goal… which is no small feat, so I’m okay with that. And this is my first 100 Day Challenge, after all, and I’m still trying to get into the swing of it. And trying to give myself grace.

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Monday Musings // 07.13.2020

Happy Monday!

Last week I took a couple of days off of work, and when tied in with our office being closed on 7/3 in observation of Independence Day, I had 6 days off in a row… though I did go in to work for a little bit on Friday… and Saturday… because I’m SO bad at being off (or preparing to be off)! Nevertheless, it was nice to get some time away from it all.

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Living With Less // Paring Down Decor

Hello friends!

First, how is it July already??

Second, a funny thing (or two) happened after I wrote the introduction into my Living With Less series (HERE). In that post I said, “I’ll never be an all white with touches of cream and beige kind of girl” and after I published it I suddenly started to see that scheme EVERYWHERE (ever get a new car and suddenly see them all over the road?? Yea, like that!) and now I find that subtle color combo to be QUITE appealing… when it’s done right, it’s done right. It can be warm and inviting. I’ve seen evidence (on Pinterest, of course). What can I say?

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Monday Musings // 06.29.2020

Good morning! Another Monday is upon us…

Last Friday marked Day 25 of my first 100 Day Challenge (HERE). I’m one quarter of the way through, so I thought I’d do a mini check in today! Ya know, to keep me honest…

So far I have attempted to eat less processed food (I am not measuring this but I think I’ve failed, so beginning again!), drink more water (and limit sugary drinks), and to do PT everyday (I have been pretty good at this except the past few days). I’m getting back into the PT right away because my body seems to be revolting. I hope it’s just because I stopped and not because I’m falling apart already…

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The Junk Drawer

Hello all! How’s it going out there?

Last week I shared some of the tips (HERE) that have helped me in my quest to tackle clutter. One of the tips was to clear off flat surfaces, with a quick-fix option being to just put everything that didn’t belong on the counter/table/floor into a box and to shove the box into a closet. We are probably all more familiar with this concept as it exists in the form of a junk drawer, or sometimes… a junk room. Today I wanted to explore this idea and take a look at the pros and cons of the junk drawer.

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