All posts tagged: Goals

Top 5 of 2014

Top 5 Hits! Aztec Sweater | Definitely the most worn, but that could be because I made it in January :) It’s actually a major miss when it comes to construction and what not, but it was self-drafted and only my second me-made garment for myself so I just love it despite all of its flaws! B is for Boden Maya Maxi | I’ve worn this one a few times and still love it. I’m excited to continue this self-imposed brand inspiration sewing challenge in the new year! :) Colors Quiet Book | By far my best and favorite sewn gift of the year! Salme Vegas Blazer | My first outerwear. I foresee this being worn a lot… but we’ll have to wait and see :) Adopt Me Vest Sewing Pattern | Not a sewing make… but it’s my first pattern! I hope it gets used by someone… someday! lol Top 5 Misses! Pants to Shorts Refashion | I love that I made these from Danny’s pants and that they were my first pair of shorts, but …

Me-Made-May… maybe next year :)

I’m just getting into this whole sewing world, and I’m realizing more and more every time I come online that the online sewing community is massive! :) It’s awesome. Seriously… lately I’ve been going online in the evenings and Danny keeps asking me what I’m doing. My answer is always something like “oh, you know, surfing the interwebs”… then he says “pinteresting?” (lol)… then I say “no… reading sewing blogs!”. Can you tell how I spend my time online?… :) I’m not sure which one makes me awesomer… but I’m pretty sure he thinks I’ve gone a little insane. But that’s okay with me!… and anyway I can’t keep up! There are so many! (And yes, I realize I just created a whole slew of words in that paragraph…). So anyway, it seems that everyone and their sister (and mother and brother) is participating in Me-Made-May or “MMM’14” – it’s a challenge for people to make a conscious effort to wear the items that they make. I would have loved to participate… but I have two …

Dog Scouts of America

It’s a real thing. Who knew!? Well, apparently quite a few people knew… and their dogs have awesome badges. I’m not sure my dogs are qualified for any of the badges. Maybe if they had badges for licking and biting and jumping on people… or maybe for farting or digging… :( Ugh, I guess it really is time to take them to obedience classes…

Goals

At the end of 2011, I made the conscious decision to not make any New Year’s resolutions. As many people, I’ve never been very good at keeping to my resolutions, and decided instead to make very specific and what I thought were reachable goals. Instead of “I will work out every day in the new year and get super fit” I made the goal to complete one of my workout programs (I love Chalean Extreme and had recently purchased Insanity). I made 10 goals total, and then decided on my top 3, or what I thought would be my most challenging goals. For each, I mapped myself out a 60-day challenge, wherein I rewarded myself at 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, and then the 2-month mark. I used things that I really wanted (or thought that I needed since I had just moved into my new place… some small, some larger) and told myself I could not purchase them until I stuck with my goals for that pre-determined amount of days. If/when I faltered, I would have to …