January 06, 2017


happiest new year friends! hope you're all still planning on blogging in 2017. or if you're not blogging on the regular...maybe still show up for this little link-up!

oh...and encourage your friends to link up as well...or 2017 might be the year oh hey, friday takes it's last breaths. (know what i'm sayin'?)

1 | grab this here snazzy holiday-themed button and link back to Sept. Farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

A  R E S O L U T I O N  O R  F I V E

1 | i'm a yeller
so...a few days ago i was like - oh, the girls are being so good. it's nice that they don't fight and rainbows / butterflies / puppies awwwww...then life slapped me.

for whatever reason my girls somehow taught themselves to read, got onto my blog, read that post and said, "oh. she thinks we're good and emotionally stable and that we don't fight."

enter crazy town. 

kaye had a series of insane emotional breakdowns. just complete freak-outs. sawyer went back to doing this terrible whine/cry act regarding everything - including looking at her wrong. and they decided to fight with each other all day long every day until about 30 minutes before bed time. huh?

and just like that - i'm a yeller. and i hate it. i've found myself doing a lot of yelling and it's the worst. i need to master the scary mom-eyes and the super calm voice that's incredibly freaky. the voice that comes when you know you're in deep sh*t. 

i resolve the decrease the yelling and increase creepy eyes / calm voice.

2 | working out / eating
the holidays. oh mercy did i make it rain. i think i ate the entire container of mini-cinnamon rolls...the ones you get from costco. lawd, they were so good. oh...and i was still nursing that random pulled back / booty muscle that basically said - no walky. it literally hurt to move. 

after much rest it's finally better. since the first of the year i've been back at the working out. i'm certainly feeling better. but we haven't quite been able to get all the bad food out of our house...so i've been keeping at that at a very steady pace. 

i resolve to keep up with the working out...and stop eating the garbage...and stop eating so much of the garbage. and stop putting baileys irish cream in my coffee every day. (seriously...i'm on a four day streak. the girls have been so bad, though!)

3 | continue my education
i need to do this! i'm signed up for all sorts of classes that say, "do it at your own pace!" well, my pace, apparently, is never. between working on materials for clients to working at home tending my children...i'll never get it done. the last thing i feel like doing at 10 pm is opening my laptop and listening to a lecture about coding websites. 

but guess what - i have to! if i want to do the very best job i can for my clients and also continue to build my brand...it's just gotta happen. so...

i resolve...to get smarter.

4 | be a little more selfless
as a mom i give myself all day errr day. i mean...it's few and far between that i get to go to the bathroom alone. so see...i share my bathroom time. i share the majority of my meals. i share my personal space. share. so much sharing. 

but in all reality - i tend to get a little selfish and a lot of entitlement. i deserve this or i deserve that because i did this or i did that. 

well...while i firmly believe in treating yourself...it's not a reward system. i'm an adult. i signed up for this simply by aging and getting married and having kids. the reward is in that! which totally rolls into... 

5 | save more mula!
i have got to start saving more money. i was doing really well there for awhile and was putting the majority of all my money earned from design work into a little savings account. (the rest was going to me, myself, and i to reward myself for all my hard work in the home.)

well...then i decided i wanted to hire someone to finish that bathroom and christmas hit. poof! so long money. what took me over a year to save...and now it's just gone. 


so...time to tighten the ol' belt strap and get back to it. 

there you have it. five little resolutions. no more yelling. no more eating. no more spending money. wow. 2017 sounds super like it's going to be a super fun year. 

link up!


  1. Haha you made me laugh out loud with 2017 is going to be a super fun year! I hear ya though on most of these - I NEED to stop yelling so much but these damn kids bicker so much it drives me insane, maybe I should just let them kill eachother. And saving money, yeah, that's a good one too. Happy Weekend!

  2. Haha these are great but I agree with ^^Lizzie I was laughing out load with the "super fun year". They can't be all fun right!?

  3. Best goals EVER. I'm pretty sure you wrote most of them for me. I am a yeller too. And I hate it. Hate it. And I feel so fat today that my fat clothes aren't even comfortable. I'm considering going for my MBA and I am so selfish, all I want is more me time. Woah. That's a confession post for ya! Happy Friday!

  4. I'm working on drinking more water and starting the day with yoga, except that diving into things doesn't work. So I'm slowly incorporating things like stretching first thing when I get up and eventually I'll work my way up to the 30 minute yoga video!

  5. Good luck with your resolutions this year! I am all about saving and starting to invest in 2017.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  6. These are all great resolutions!! Hopefully the girls have just been in a funk and will snap out of it soon!

  7. man, but does the popcorn have to go? It's so good, hehe.

  8. These are all great resolutions!!! I am with you on trying to work out/eat healthier and be more self-less - you make so many great points :) Thanks for hosting and Happy Weekend!!!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  9. Hahaha!! Calm voice, creepy mum, that's the way I go when I'm really pissed. And the children know to just cut their shit out when it gets eerily quiet and calm GRIN

  10. Two littles all day long? You're lucky you are only on day 4... Even if you did sign up for it and they are cute. I guess that's why it's only day 4 of Bailey's though. Because they are cute. And yours. ;)

  11. And just like that, you made me giggle again :)
    I think we could ALL adopt these resolutions - good luck mama x

  12. seriously time to reign in the spending at my house..at least on the things that i don't really want as bad as other things. :) I'm a yeller and can I tell you my kids are completely unphased by the yelling. They seriously know the difference between me venting and the I have had enough and you better get your ass in gear yelling.

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