Welcome to 2018, friends. I’ve spent the past week feeling equally overwhelmed and motivated.
Overwhelmed, because returning to work, commuting, working out, eating well, and getting my life back in order has been a challenge. (Who am I kidding, I haven’t actually worked out yet this year.)
Motivated, because I have so many goals and plans for this year…but that can be overwhelming, too. I can’t be alone in feeling that there just aren’t enough hours in a day to achieve everything I want to do and still have time to reset my batteries enough to have energy to do it all again the next day.
These posts have been my favorites to read on all of my favorite blogs over the past couple of weeks, so I thought I’d share my goals for 2018, too.
Here’s a look at a few of the things I’m planning to work on in the coming 12 months. I hope they inspire and motivate you! Let me know in the comments if you have any big or exciting goals for this year.
Nothing compares to the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you find someone the perfect gift. But there always seems to be someone on your list that’s impossible to buy for, right? Annnnd it always seems to be the guys that are the most difficult.
This year, I’ve compiled all of my favorite men’s products into this gift guide, so you can easily shop for the difficult guy on your list, whether it’s your dad, brother, or boyfriend.
My philosophy when buying gifts is always the same: find something that he wouldn’t buy for himself. I always choose fun over functional when it comes to gifting, because if he needs something functional, he can probably buy it for himself. I’ve included both stocking stuffers and larger gifts. Read more
This is a post I’ve been toying with creating for a very long time. I don’t know why the idea of sharing the fact that I buy used clothing feels embarrassing, because it’s 100% not.
When you read a ton of blogs that continuously feature designer items, it can be hard to remember that that’s not exactly normal. Bloggers – the ones who make real money from blogging – can afford to purchase more expensive items, because technically it’s an investment in their business. I don’t make money from blogging, although I hope that someday I will!
I create content on this blog because I love doing it. I love when my friends message me about things I’ve shared that they enjoyed, and I hope to build a larger community of readers that do the same. Bottom line: I’m not a “blogger” that can afford to drop thousands on clothes all the time.
Monthly Melange is a new series I’m bringing to the blog to share everything that I’ve loved, found interesting, or that I think will enrich your life each month – a melange, or mix, of different things to explore. I hope you enjoy checking out these style picks, interesting articles, and other fun stuff from the past month!