Wednesday, November 7, 2018

November Small Goals

Happy November friends! So far I'm really enjoying the fall leaves that are sticking around and voting got me pretty fired up (even if Missouri is weirdly insistent on being a red state while voting for pretty liberal propositions but whatever). With my birthday coming up, I'm feeling really reflective on the past year and starting to think about what I'm hoping to accomplish in the coming year. I'm excited to work on some goals this month & see what the end of the year has in store for us! 

Jen's October Small Goals
1. Josie and the Pussycats Marathon.  Until Riverdale, I never realized the Pussycats were part of the Archie universe. I remember being obsessed with the early 2000's movie but they girls seem so much cooler now that I know more about their history.
2.  Removing Carpet.  Bam! I'd definitely say I've removed over half the carpet and glue upstairs. I'm probably the most pumped about this goal because its the most time consuming but I'm so damn happy with the progress I've made. Although my wrists are less happy.
3. Finish Quilt.  Done. Literally the entire quilt. Its ready to be snuggled under and I am so happy!
4. Start an Outfit Diary.  I downloaded "Your Closet" and followed through for a month. But, I don't love the app so I'm not sure I'm going to continue. It's just such a hassle uploading my outfits each day. I still love the idea of having all my clothes/accessories in a database though. Has anyone used a different app and had better experience?
5. Halloween Books.  By the time I got all my reads organized by the library, half the month was over. I did get 2 spookish read in though so not a complete waste.

4/5 - I killed October.

Jen's November Small Goals

1.  Cross-stitch Ornaments.  Last year I had planned to make some cross stitch ornaments to put on my tree but I never finished them.  I'm going to pull them out, finish stitching them and turn them into ornaments because my tree needs some Christmas Kawaii.
2.  Library Books.  My library books are out of control. I have 4 or 5 sitting on the kitchen table that are just staring at me.  Hopefully I can return them all to the library read by the end of the month.
3.  Stretch Challenge.  I've neglected my workouts and this month blogilates is hosting a stretch challenge. This challenge seems like the perfect way to transition into workout out again.
4.  Clean out undergarment drawers.  Lately I've been focusing my energy on building my "cozy" wardrobe.  My, I'm just hanging out all day at the house wanting to live my comfiest life, wardrobe and my pajama wardrobe. It's time to purge some of my older stuff that has seen better days are isn't the most comfy, especially my old bras. It has felt amazing replacing them recently and I want to give Aerie a major shout out (and not just because I want to be an Aerie Girl).
5.  Memory Quilts.  A co-worker has asked me to help her make 2 memory quilts for her niece and nephew for Christmas which is a pretty big project. I don't have all the supplies yet, but I hope to have these half way done by the end of the month.

Heather's October Small Goals

1. Schedule in two kinds of self care I've got a float scheduled for November and I got my nails done a few weeks ago. Done and done! 
2. Go to two workout classes a week I am shocked I kept this up, but I guess I'm in love with spin class now? I go 2-3 times a week on my lunch break and it's amazing. 
3. Make some Halloween crafts I did not get any Halloween crafts done this month, but I did start crafting again. 
4. Redefine my style Still did not get this done. I am mostly living in leggings, but I do still have this on my radar. 
5. Make a budget for the last 3 months of the year Ok so my budget is not super traditional, but I'm committed to tracking every cent I spend through the end of the year & be diligent about how I'm spending my money. 

3/5 goals crushed 

November Small Goals 
1. Host the 3rd annual Friendsgiving! One of my new favorite traditions is Friendsgiving! It's super small but a really meaningful celebration to me. I'm excited to host something low key this year and spend some time with Jen & my sister. 
2. Book a birth chart reading All I want for my birthday is my birth chart read. The only thing holding me back is knowing what time I was born, but I am about to find out so this is happening. 
3. Plan out my birthday goals Every year I make goals on my birthday for the following year. I want to hammer out what those are and come up with a plan to make them more visible throughout the year. 
4. Drink more water I'm trying to drink more water lately. I don't have a goal of oz per day or anything, but I think I have a solid plan in place. 
5. Finish the Intuitive Eating course A friend loaned me an intuitive eating online course that I'm really excited to dive in to. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November Book Club

It's almost the end of the year and we are about to end the 6th year of the Best Friend Book Club. It's my longest running book club and my absolute favorite thing I've ever done. Book club started as a way to stay connected with Jen long distance and I'm overjoyed that we have continued it this long (with no signs of stopping!). Jen chose the book this month, Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. Not only is it very on brand for us, the ebook is also on sale for $2.99 right now! I can't wait to dive in and look forward to hearing what you think! 

What's it about? 

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.