My week was half productive, half completely not.
Lunch with friends, super hard barre classes, meeting with my spiritual director, napping on the couch, baking, driving to the middle school (twice!) to drop off forgotten lunch and homework, watching that crazy National Championship game, finally packing away all of the Christmas decorations, making business idea breakthroughs (after a few days of hard conversations and lots of brainstorming), staying up way too late (why do we stay up so late?!) and starting a new book.
As I mentioned on instagram (and so many agreed!), these no-sun winter days make me want to get back into bed in the middle of the day. That’s what I did earlier this week … while eating a freshly baked cinnamon roll for lunch.
See? Half productive, half not. But, hey, maybe those balance each other out.
Let’s talk about a few good things happening online this week:
+ I love, love, loved this post about goal setting. Especially this line “Stop setting goals to be a person who really doesn’t matter to you and use that energy for what does. Or for a nap.” How often do we set a goal only to realize that we don’t actually care about it? We go down paths we think we ought to out of duty or comparison or social pressure. I’ve done this plenty of times. This post gives practical steps for setting goals around who you want to be rather than what you want to do. And it’s brilliant.
+ Have you seen the new HGTV dream home? It is in Gig Harbor, Washington and guess what? That’s where I live! The house is just around the corner from us (well, about 10 minutes around the corner) and you can enter for a chance to win it here.
+ My current pinkish/burgundy nail polish color.
+ Thank you for all the nice comments about our dining room makeover. One commenter mentioned that the room felt ‘cold’ and truthfully, I agree. It is a massive improvement, for sure, but not quite the finished space we have in mind. This house is a phase by phase remodeling project and while phase one of each of the rooms make them much more modern and in line with our style, they still feel far from our big vision. And that’s okay. I’m learning to appreciate our house in this moment and not just wish for it to all be done perfectly.
+ A big project we are hoping to complete in the near future (this year would be amazing, but we’ll see) is to replace all of the downstairs floors with a warm-toned neutral hardwood. Something like this. Or this.
+ I love following artists on instagram and one of my favorites is @carrieshryock. She has an adorable series of blending into her canvas that make me smile every time.
+ Sales are fun. Here are some of my favorite online sources running good promotions this weekend:
My baby cousin is due TODAY with her first baby and I can’t wait to meet him! Have a great weekend, my friends!