Four Simple Goals and Friday Favorites

knit hat and homemade ax :: plaid skirtSo the Bear totally was not into getting dressed up for Halloween. I made him this little ax and was measuring out some brown felt to make a lumberjack beard when he made it very clear that he would have none of it. Even when a little friend popped by all decked out in pirate gear he remained adamant that he wanted to stay inside, play with cars, and eat the candy we had here. So no adorable pictures for this round. I’m sure he’ll be more stoked about it next year.

Anyway, the gals over at A Beautiful Mess published Four Simple Goals earlier this week, which is a concept that I really like. As the year winds down but the stress of the holidays ramps up, I think it’s a great idea to take a moment and identify some things to work towards and stay focused on so you don’t get washed away in the sea of cookies, pies, and wrapping paper. So as 2013 winds down here are the things I’ll be working on:

1) Do something that scares me: I find that I spend a lot of time talking myself out of doing projects and professional development because I don’t want to take the risk. Let’s try to get away from that.

2) Work on building my upper body strength: I’m disappointed with how my arms look. I have the power to change this.

3) Seek out volunteer opportunities: Something I had started to do when we moved here and then pushed aside.

4) Stay focused on our budget and long-term plans: In other words, don’t buy useless shit at Target just because it’s cute.

I’ll be sure to do a post at the end of the year to recap on the progress that I’ve made with these.

Now, onto some links:

I made these doughnuts as a special treat today and they were heavenly.

Check out these famous B&W photos rendered in color.

I know airbrushing is a thing that all the major glossies do, but this video is still really unsettling.

I was pretty surprised to find out some of the organic brands in my pantry aren’t as honest as I thought they were. (PS. We voted YES on I-522)

The folks over at the Coletterie did this great piece on slow fashion, and turned me on to some new American made brands.

Speaking of slow fashion, Bleubird featured Frank Clegg recently, and I am already dreaming of a new wallet and bag from his collection.

Have a great weekend.

xo, S.

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