-learn to sew so that I can make clothes for my children
-own a kitten
-find a new job
-adhere to a regular blogging schedule
-be nicer every day
-go back to school
-and so many, many more
So anyways, what's got me talking about my goals is that last month Rachael & Meghan announced that they'd be hosting a swap all about being inspired to reach your goals. Obviously I jumped right on board. This might be my favorite swap I've participated in to date, and having a fabulous partner surely didn't hurt! I had such a blast getting to know Ashliegh over at The Darling Daily. She has so many amazing aspirations- she wants to open her own boutique, build houses in a third world country, and be crowned Miss America! Since she already runs a really awesome fashion blog, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, and kills it in pageants I would say she's off to a good start!
My iPhone camera was failing me today
Ashliegh sent me an awesome package, and it was the perfect pick-me-up to come home to after vacation! She sent me a cute "daydream" pedestal which is currently sitting on my desk holding my favorite locket and those adorable spade earrings she sent me, but I can't help but picture it piled with macaroons! She also sent nail polish in my favorite color, lots of chocolate, some 'Merica colored hair ties, clip-flags for work, a magnetic note pad, a journal that I LOVE, and an insanely cute book full of inspirational quotes. Not to mention that it was all accompanied by a super sweet handwritten note :)
There's no way I could pick a favorite item, but that quote book is definitely in the top 10 ;) It was so hard to pick my favorite pages for that picture up there! (the first one is the cover)
Okay, and let's talk about these giant m&m's! They have my mind racing with ideas of how I could use them to decorate some baked goods. You know, if I bought another bag. I already ate that one.
What are some of your goals? What inspires you to accomplish them?