Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Wishes #11 & Habit Talk



Another week, another list of goals! What is super exciting about this week is that I am joining Lauren in her Make a Habit, Break a Habit link up. If you've been around for awhile, you know that I am horrible at habits. I think it has to do with my Gemini astrology sign. I seriously feel like I can get 12 days into a habit and then abandon it. This month's habit is going to be hygiene related. 


The Pinnacle Project



That sounds like I don't take showers, but I swear I do. I have just decided to attempt the No Poo method of hair wash. In addition, I am trying to get into the habit of washing my face daily, as opposed to only when I wear makeup. 

On that note, I am starting to wear lipstick more, and I think I want to make it a habit to always wear lipstick when I go out. That seems fun!! 

Did you have goals for last week? Here are mine!

1// Catch up on some work. I got sort of caught up, I'm still working on this! 

2// Make muchos progress on WordPress.  I made lots of planning progress, not so much time on the computer progress.

3// Clean our bedroom. Ugh, that is my goal for today. We got a bookshelf, so I spent time doing that instead.

4// Start October off with a bang. I think this happened!! 

The Nectar Collective



1// Finish cleaning and organizing. I feel like it is SO close to happening! 

2// Bake something. I have the itch, since this week is cooler and running the oven isn't miserable.

3// Hang Pictures. We have so many things that we've wanted to hang up, but weren't sure where because of our bookshelf...which we now have so PICTURE TIME! Gotta convince the hubby to go to Ace to get some essentials. 

4// Build my Darby Smart DIY. Jeez, I've had this box for quite a while, and I have finally decided where I want the project. With the entire weekend off, I am planning on doing this!

5// Raise money for my CHOC Walk on Sunday! Every year, I try to do the CHOC walk. You can read more about it here and here

What goals do you have for this week? What habits are you wanting to make or break? Link up here!

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75 comments:

  1. Good luck with your goals! This is definitely prime baking season. If not breads and sweets, then casseroles! I made a pasta casserole last night just because I wanted the oven on. :P

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  2. For some reason I always feel the need to clean and organize with the season change. It finally started to cool off here in Florida, so I am itching to clean and organize my room, get rid of clothes I don't wear, and re-do my desk and workspace.

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  3. You're from SoCal! I volunteered with CHOC walk a few times when I was in college but never participated in the walk itself. It must be really nice since it's at Disneyland. Good luck with the fundraising! It's a great cause.

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  4. I did the no poo thing for a couple months, but my hair is so different that I didn't see any change in it, sadly. I think that's mostly my fault cause my hair is so thick that I lost patience with it. I want to hear what your experience is like though! I want to start wearing lipstick more too! Do you recommend any brands? I know nothing about make-up. Jon and I don't have anything on our walls. It's sad kinda, but it actually doesn't look bad since we have so much other stuff going on in the rooms.

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  5. Love weekly wishes! I have to make lists or it doesn't get done. In fact I should make my list for this week! haha!

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  6. I love having weekly goals! This is great! I'm with you on the not getting the room cleaned part of last week's list! Good luck with your walk! :)

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  7. I have a list that looks very similar. 1-4 made me chuckle because that part is identical to mine. I'm totally typing this from my messy room right now FYI.

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  8. I've always wanted to try a Darby Smart box! Let us know how it goes!

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  9. I want to find a lipstick lip balm I can wear on a daily basis!

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  10. Please update on how the no-poo thing is going! What are you planning to use "instead" of shampoo? Do you have naturally curly hair? I would love to try it but it just hasn't made it to the top of my priorities yet.

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  11. You reminded me of my to-do list... Now I'm feeling overwhelmed again...

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  12. I've finally been researching Wordpress and think I really want to make the move on! I've always want a darby box, I love DIY's <3

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  13. You should bake something while the husband hangs something on the wall. He gets a treat afterwards and your eyes have something to feast on. Win-win situation! ;p

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  14. I always get lazy and don't wash my face when I don't wear makeup so I totally understand where you are coming from. And great for you for trying out the no poo method! Here is a great resource for all sorts of information: http://livinginanotherlanguage.com/blog/tag/no-poo/!

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  15. I love your goals! Wash your face every day -- I never remember to wash the makeup off at night! I should start a goals list too. :)

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  16. I feel you on the Wordpress progress - I've been thinking really very hard about redesigning my blog, and taken notes and things, I just... haven't started, lol.


    Good luck with everything! Esp. baking. I keep telling myself next time I'm two weeks ahead on rent I'll do it, I'll pick up some ingredients and do it. But now I'm actually sort of behind on rent, siiiigh. Freelancing is hard.

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  17. I'm all about the baking, especially in Fall! So excited for October!

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  18. We are focusing on cleaning and organizing too - gotta get it done before the snow falls!

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  19. Oooo you gotta bake something fall-y and delicious!

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  20. let me know what you end up baking!! i'm trying to figure out what my baking recipe will be this month. :) good luck on the rest of your goals too!

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  21. I went on a total rampage cleaning our townhouse today. Mainly clothes thrown everywhere from my husband from his biking, and work clothes. I have a visitor coming over tomorrow so the house is lookin' mighty clean tonight, haha.

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  22. I need to clean my bedroom BAD. And my bathroom. And my living room. And my kitchen...

    Really, everything.

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  23. De-clutter before the holidays and my little man's 2nd birthday!

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  24. I am a gemini too and habits never stick with me. I love it when they do but something else always comes up. And yes to hanging pictures. It's been 2 years in my house...

    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

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  25. I love wearing lipstick out, even if I'm not wearing any other makeup it still makes me feel good.

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  26. Best of luck with the rest of your goals, I really want to bake something soon too and I just tidied my room :)

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  27. I want to bake too. I'm definitely going to fire up the oven when I stay at my parents in a few weeks time!


    Katie <3

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  28. yumm!! It's SO hot here it is hard to use the oven all the time.

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  29. That is awesome!! It is so important to clean and organize when the seasons change!!

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  30. Yes! I am a SoCal girl!! You should definitely particpate in the walk! How do I go about volunteering at it?

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  31. Aww man! I am hoping I see a difference (i.e. less tangles. My hair is fine but there is a TON of it so it gets tangled easily). I will definitely share my experience. I think I am going to give it 6 months and see what happens.

    Lipstick is SO fun!! My two favorites are #1 Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss (http://us.rimmellondon.com/products/lips/lasting-finish-by-kate-moss) and Too Faced Jelly Bean (https://www.toofaced.com/p/lipsticks/la-creme/jelly-bean-rasberry-red/) I also adore Mac lipsticks :)

    We have decorations but I have SO many picture frames from the wedding + a mirror + our heart string thing that I need to hang them up!

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  32. Thank you so much!! Cleaning can be so hard sometimes!!

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  33. hahahaha ooooops :) Glad I'm not alone in this!!

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  34. Okay I will! I love them! Jessica at Living La Vida Holoka does them alll the time http://www.livinglavidaholoka.com/

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  35. Yes! I have heard Revlon's new product is awesome!

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  36. Today I washed it for the 2nd time (first time was on Friday). I washed it because my scalp was feeling itchy, which I associate with needing to be washed. It might not have been necessary but I did anyway! I did some research (I've been wanting to do it for over a year) you mix one teaspoon baking soda with one cup of water to clarify your hair and then you moisturize with 1 cup water with 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (I mixed all 3 together). It depends on your hair how much you use (trial and error). On the in between days, I spritz with Argan Oil or use a teeny bit of coconut oil. I have a TON of fine hair. It is wavy by nature, but since I tried this out it has been more straight, less frizzy and less tangly. it is ALWAYS tangly when I washed it previously. I will write a blog post after I've been doing it for awhile, but I have been getting a lot of advice from this blog: almostexactlyblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/no-poolow-poo-routines/

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  37. yayy! I am excited about Wordpress, too! I love DIYs, too!!

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  38. oooh, that is such a good idea!!!!

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  39. Thank you so much for sharing that link!!!! Sometimes I forget to wash my face even when I wear makeup!

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  40. Thank you! I got a new Garnier Fructis face wipes for makeup removing, and I am using my MIA in the morning.

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  41. ugh, money is HARD! I have 2 jobs that I get regularly scheduled and still struggle with paying rent!! You've got this! We've got all of this!!

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  42. yes! what is your favorite thing to bake?

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  43. yess, that would be a good idea!!! It doesn't snow here so I have no motivation like that

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  44. yes! I have some Halloween cookie ideas and also CHAI CUPCAKES!!

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  45. though, I should try to figure out how to make them vegan...will you be sharing a ton of Vegan treat recipes?

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  46. Thank you so much!! Is it still hot in Vegas? I have a great No Bake Cookie recipe I can share with you to bake and put on your blog :)

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  47. hahaha that is exactly what I do! People usually come over on Saturday so I spend Fri or Sat cleaning like crazy, then on Sunday it somehow is a wreck again! Good luck!

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  48. hahahahaa, whyy is cleaning so frequent?

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  49. Yes!! I can't wait to hear about the birthday!

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  50. ah-ha so it must be a gemini problem!!! The last apartment we lived in, we hung things up maybe a month before we moved out =/ lol

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  51. Yes! That is exactly what I do!!

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  52. whaa? no bake? i'm in! can u email it to me esther@estherandjacob.com :) do u still use a mixer though? :P my whole goal was to use my kitchen aid mixer more!

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  53. Thank you! I would love to know what you bake!!

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  54. Thank you so much! It's the logo for my blog :) Yes!! Try Darby Smart

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  55. I wish I could participate but I now live on the other side of the Country! I believe they have a volunteer link on their website.

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  56. I am bound and determined to clean my shower. AND my closet. Kill me.

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  57. I am with you on the hanging pictures thing. We have been in our new house for 4 months and nothing is on the wall. My goal is to get that done and decorate for Halloween by the end of the week. Xo

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  58. It's so funny, I am not a baker, but lately I too have been having a constant itch to bake. It's weird that I see it on your list as well..lol.


    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  59. songbirdsandbuttonsOctober 8, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Yay for you - starting october off with a bang! :)

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  60. Yay October! Let's bake together next week!

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  61. These are great goals! I need to sit down and write mine out!

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  62. These are some great habits!!! I am so glad you linked up with us! Very brave of you to join a new link up- I really appreciate it!!
    I used to not be in the habit of washing my face every night, but now I wouldn't dream of falling asleep with a dirty face. I feel much, much better now- I think your skin will thank you at the end of the month!

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  63. oh wow! I will have to check it out for next year! I of course managed to sleep through all of my alarms and miss the walk :(

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  64. I hope you succeeded!!!!! I actually have been keeping a clean closet for once in my life

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  65. I hope you succeeded!! Of course, we didn't hang ours

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  66. hahahaha, that is so weird! I didn't end up baking because I forgot to buy eggs!! Did you get to bake?

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  67. Thank you! I hope you started yours off great!

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  68. except you're working for A MILLION HOURS

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  69. Yes! I think I did decently at them this week!

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  70. It already is looking so much more clear!! I'm at 10 days on both of my habits so far...so proud!! Thank you for having the link up - I'm already thinking of the ones I want to implement next month :)

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