Crafting for Cause

I have lots to update and talk about, but nothing has really felt right to post since the tragedy in Connecticut.  My prayers go out to all of the families affected by this horrible event.

Lindsay from The Life Muse has come up with a lovely way for fellow Etsy sellers to help those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.  This week, several Etsy shops will be donating a portion of their sales to 'United Way of Western Connecticut', the official relief fund of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Kimchi & Sweet Tea will be donating 100% of profits this week to help out.  You can find a list of other Etsy sellers willing to donate their proceeds here.

Spring Cleaning...

I don't know when it happened or if I have always been this way, but I think I am a bit of a hoarder.  And I am now way overdue for a major spring cleaning, especially in the wardrobe department!

One of my favorite rules is to get rid of any clothing that you haven't worn in a year.  Well, I haven't worn most of my clothes in a year... or two.  I have a very good reason though, I was pregnant / post pregnant / nursing.  Now I have no excuses!  The weight is off, nursing is almost over, and there is no preggo belly to squeeze into non-maternity clothes.

I have already started to get rid of a few things (maybe there was a dress and a tube top that still had tags??).  That was even hard to do.  Tube tops will come back in style, right?

I have given myself a timeline: get rid of everything that I don't / won't wear by the end of the month!

New Year's Resolutions

Maybe I'm just really late with my new year's resolutions, but let's say I'm just getting a 2 month head start.

The start of fall and the fact that my little one is pretty independent nowadays has made me want to get my butt in gear and start anew.  So, I may need some help / encouragement / a friendly reminder to stick with the following resolutions:

  1. Start each Sunday with 'Meal Planning' for the week.  I hope to completely plan out, at least, 4 dinners and possibly cook them ahead of time.  
  2. Exercise 2-3 times a week.  I get a lot of exercise chasing the little one around the house, but I need to schedule a few times a week to actually go on a run or hit the gym / workout video.  This seems to be a reoccurring resolution.
  3. Thank 5 people in my life each week.  This means actually take the time to write out thank you notes to anyone from the Starbucks barista to a close friend... just because.  More about this resolution on Thursday.
  4. Finally, I would love to actually take time each week to learn Korean.  My daughter will eventually learn the language and I don't want to have to rely on her to be my translator with my in-laws or worry that my kids are talking behind my back in Korean.
So there they are.  I wanted to keep the list small, so I wouldn't get overwhelmed.  After I get a few resolutions checked off, I'm sure I will have a few more to add (maybe in time for the real New Year). 

PS.  Don't be afraid to ask me about these every now and again.  I need somebody to hold me accountable. :)  Happy New Year!