Tuesday, September 11, 2012

goals for the upcoming months

ok. i am a list maker. no matter where i am, or what i'm doing, i've got many lists on my person. it's just me, it makes me feel focused. my favorite list at the moment is an idea i saw on a favorite blog here--a list of simple, attainable goals for the remainder of the year. even just jotting my goals down on a slip of scrap paper at my desk rejuvenated my spirits and filled me with excitement!

so without further ado, here are my goals:

  • start a blog--one day in and i've already accomplished one!
  • organize the garage--honestly, this is not going to be fun. at all. but i suppose life isn't always fun, eh?
  • create a bedroom we LOVE--we've only been living in our home for a few months now, and though our room has everything it needs to function as a sleeping space, it's rather lacking in inspiration. time to change that.
  • finish zoe's quilt--i committed to making a t-shirt quilt for my lil' sister for college. she is now at school and i've no quilt to show for it. oops...
  • 50 faces in 50 days--i'm a mary kay consultant, and i've been challenged to facial 50 women in 50 days. i missed the deadline, but i'd like to do it on my time anyway.
  • complete, from start to finish, a dress and coat ensemble--i've got my patterns, so i'm really excited to complete this one
  • throw a party--more specifically, a birthday party. for a very special man of mine <3 
  • paint the kitchen, bedroom, and office--again, new to us house means new paint. it's just awful right now. 
  • dedicate one afternoon a week to creativity--i ran out of space on my paper, but that's what i meant. at least a chunk of 3 hours per week spent on pursuing something unique and new. anything that makes me think outside of the box.
there you have it! my goals :) what are some things you can pursue that will keep the beauty in your life during the next few months?

xo janaya

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a little about me

well hello there. i see you have stopped by to check out my very first blog post EVER. yay! (whether i forced you to read because you are someone already in my life is irrelevant...) i figured that i'd take the first post to explain a teensy bit about myself and what i hope to achieve here. ok. so here i go.

me. on my wedding day. beauty of the moment: brushing my teeth without ruining my lipstick.
me. on my wedding day. beauty of the moment: brushing my teeth without ruining my lipstick.
i am a twenty-one year old self proclaimed lover of all things beautiful, including, but certainly not limited to: vintage everything, diying, books, my husband, whimsy, baby anything, rainstorms and shoes. oh, and snow. i love snow. i cry more tears than most girls i know, but the majority of them are because the sheer beauty of a moment blows me away. if you haven't cried those tears my friend, you have yet to live. i find that i tend to dabble in lots of different things, always searching for a new way to find beauty. finally, after doing this for, oh, i don't know, my entire life (why yes, i DO think the harry potter books and my years spent obsessing over them count as beauty), i came to the decision to enter my musings into the blogosphere. i refuse to lie, i am quite nervous. i hate the thought of starting this simply to abandon it later. but finally after much deliberation i've gone and done it. there! no going back now :)

ftb is going to consist of anything that i can find beauty in. some days it might be nothing but pictures. other days it might be stories. anything from fashion to home design to random acts of kindness will be fair game. i definitely want your input too. ideas, questions, comments, critiques...it's all welcome. if that sounds too willy nilly to you then this might not be your favorite place, but don't worry, i'm not offended.

well that's it for the moment. this has been a super long post as it is. until next time.

xo janaya