Monday, October 28, 2019

Last Week was Weird!

October 19-21 I was in Indiana visiting my best friend. We went to a Tauren Wells concert, which was so inspiring. I spent the weekend just fitting into the life of my friend, I watched her paint, made dinner with her, went to church with her, watched football with her family and then we went to the concert. We had so much time to chat, laugh, cry, worship and rejoice.

I left Monday morning at like 5 AM. Tuesday, Chris left for a work trip at 3 AM. Wednesday, I got up at 4:30 to take a friend to the airport. Thursday was the first morning I felt like I was fully rested and Friday, I finally felt like myself.

While Chris was gone, I caught up on ironing, cleaned out the guest closet and the laundry room, did all kinds of social things and delved into Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas!

Ok, usually, I resist until the day before Thanksgiving...however, it is the 10th anniversary and this year just feels exciting.

Chris has been stressed at work and needs a break, so we are heading to Gatlinburg Thursday to relax in a mountain view cabin. I am looking forward to picking up some apple butter at Apple Barn and just RELAXING with Chris.

This Week's Spread

This Week's Goals
1. Read a lot
2. Crochet a lot
3. Relax a lot
4. Track down final cabinets for Carol's kitchen

Kitchen Renovation
So, this kitchen reno was supposed to be finished. Cue the eye roll. Now, we are pushing Thanksgiving. THANKSGIVING. When I am going to be serving 13 people out of her kitchen. It's ok. I'm not stressed at all. Ok, that's a bit of a lie. But the paint looks less blue since we installed the floor and the cabinets!

Weekly Motivation

Burn this into my brain after Thursday...I'm seriously looking forward to wine, fires, hot tubs, popcorn and hiking.

What are you planning to do for Halloween?

Monday, October 14, 2019

79 Days Until 2020!

Over the weekend, I drove up to Marion, IL to spend an evening one-on-one with one of my best friends. We had lunch, checked into the hotel, chatted, relaxed in a hot tub, napped, drank a lot of wine, ordered Chinese food, moisturized and connected. It was insanely relaxing and grounded me.

Heading into this week, things are going to be busy. I have a lot of things to accomplish on my 19 for 2019 list, Thanksgiving prep that needs to be done and my mother-in-law's kitchen remodel is in full swing.

This Week's Motivation

Last week, I listened to the audiobook version of Amy Poehler's "Yes, Please!" and this quote knocked me off my feet. Why do we take on other people's chaos? She was telling a story about how someone else screwed something up and instead of offering ways to fix it that would be easy for the other person, she stayed silent and let the other person think about possible fixes. This is definitely something I need to employ!

First half of the week

I'm only sharing Monday-Wednesday this week because I honestly haven't planned Thursday and Friday yet.


1. Create and Order 2 Photo Books
2. Find an Area Rug for the Living Room
3. Bake something Paleo
4. Teach Ellie a Trick
5. Thanksgiving Prep
6. Order Christmas Cards
7. Read 3 Books
8. Work on Baby Registry

It's a big list, but I want to knock as much stuff off my list before the holidays as I can!

What is your biggest goal this week?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

My Last 90 Days - Heading into 2020

As we approach the end of 2019, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Halloween is a mere 29 days away, which is when things start getting crazy. I don't know about you, but I don't want to lose the progress I have made in 2019 or lose the momentum I have working toward my goals.

The Last 90 Day movement is about ending the year intentionally instead of getting swept up in the holiday craziness.

I have an insane last 90 days planned.

1. Girls Weekend with Erin
2. Girls Weekend with Tiffany
3. Weekend Getaway with Chris
4. Thanksgiving (maybe up to 15 people)
5. Remodeling my MIL's Kitchen
6. New Furniture for my MIL's Family Room
7. New Carpet for my MIL's House
8. New Light Fixtures for my MIL's House
9. Christmas
10. Weekend Getaway with my Mom

In addition to those things, I have my goals I need to accomplish.

1. Crochet a blanket
2. Make Aprons
3. A lot of sales
4. Catch up on photo books
5. Read a lot of books
6. Get an area rug for the living room
7. Paint the bedroom
8. Remain Gluten/Dairy/Sugar Free as much as possible.

Give me a moment to breathe into a paper bag...please.

I'm going to need all the coffee on the planet.

The stuff at my MIL's house was sort of planned, but in order to host Thanksgiving for 15, she is demanding new carpet and furniture BEFORE THANKSGIVING. Also, the kitchen needs to be done by Thanksgiving so I can serve dinner there. In addition to that, I would also like to clean out her garage and Chris's bedroom and overhaul her filing system all while sticking to my health and life initiatives. I need a raise.

Ok, I need to go make a comprehensive life plan and rethink my life decisions. ;)

How are you feeling about your last 90 days of 2019? Optimistic? Overwhelmed? Ready to Crush it? Looking for some wine to drown away your worries?

Let me know!