Thursday, May 31, 2012

resolution round-up: May

Well here we are at the end of another month... where did May go!? I guess I was having too much fun at the derby, hanging out with friends, and attending weddings to keep track!

Before I wrap up the month's outfits and analyze how I kept my resolutions, a big thank you goes to Ashley from A Decorative Piece of Citrus Zest  and Kacie from Kacie's Kloset for awarding me the Liebster Award! Thanks ladies!

May outfits were full of pattern (mixed pattern, leopard, polka dots, stripes, bright florals, paisley, abstract colors), texture (lace, jersey, straw hats, (faux)leather), and COLOR (red, yellow, blue, purple)... a certain sign that Spring has sprung and the days are heating up, and stretching out!

And in the 5th month of 2012, I think I did pretty good keeping my resolutions at the front of my mind... some better than others... but... I'll count it as an A for effort this month!

- I am still sticking by drinking water before soda... and I guess my bladder is finally cooperating, so I don't have to go to the bathroom every 30 min!
- Exercise will never be my favorite thing... but I am turning in my parking garage pass and getting a bike starting in June

- My savings/retirement plan are still in recovery from moving and all the issues that come along with that territory (security deposit, pet fees, packing supplies and truck, and turning on new utilities)... I admit I was a little frivolous with shopping this month (Spring always does that to me!), but I have plans to get back on track... going to be sharing those with you in a few days...

- I had a great time with my girlfriends this month, and despite having to see another one off to Chicago (can't wait to visit her!), I am enjoying new activities (Bunco, kickball, movie nights) with new and old friends alike
- Tyler & I had a great month together ... we tried new things (the Kentucky Derby for the first time!), and relished nights in just enjoying each other's company (my favorite!)
- I made new stationary with my Kickstarter reward from Etchpop, and enjoyed reaching out to old friends with old-fashioned snail mail... it is the little things

- Still no home church, but I am enjoying reading my devotional, and The Happiness Project has helped to focus my happy and intentional thoughts over the recent days

- I am sure that one of these days, I am going to sit down to my sewing machine and IT is just going to happen.... yea... right now it is just a paper weight on my desk... but it looks good
- My camera and I are becoming better friends... still trying to tinker around on my own, and have signed up for a DSLR instruction class next month!
- Getting better at trying new recipes (even made mini quiches for a meeting as school.. yum!), and also just joined a farm community supported agriculture (CSA) project and am getting inspired (more to come about that soon!)

Phew... ok that was a brain dump (this is for my own public record too, after all!)
How did your resolutions hold up in May? Still on the wagon?
Can you believe we are already 5/12 of the way through 2012... cah-razy!


  1. cute outtfits!!I love the teal dress with yellow!

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  2. I can't believe May is over already either.  What a great month of outfits for you! I think my fave is the dress you wore to that wedding. Can't wait to see what June has in store for you! :)

    xo, Yi-chia

  3. Such cute outfits! I am doing an outfit round up post this afternoon :)  Love that you are keeping up to date with all of your resolutions and what is going on in life! Sometimes it is nice to know where you need to focus more!  And oh finances... boo.  Moving definitely can put you back! Finances is something I'm working on every month and spring shopping didn't help anything ;) I am hoping to do more of a set budget for clothes shopping in June so that I don't get too excited about summer clothes shopping ;)

  4. Hope it was the best May ever!!  I'm going to check out that book you mentioned.  Thanks, and congrats on your reward!


  5. Love those electric blue shorts!

    xo Jennifer


  6. You're welcome for the award - you deserve it! Love the round up; inspired to do one myself now, too! :) 

    Keep up the great blogging...and I feel you on the shopping hit. I'm trying to limit myself, too. Thinking of doing a 30 for 30 remix...thoughts? 


  7. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, its nice to meet you! I love how you are keeping track of your resolutions, this is such a great way to keep in check. I had been thinking about doing this myself so you have definitely inspired me! xx

  8. Brooke @ what2wearMay 31, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    I'm glad your resolutions are holding up, I already forgot what mine were! Ps I love all of these :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  9. These are great resolutions! And all of these outfits are full of patterns, and I love every one of them!

    A Southern Drawl

  10. love these resolutions... i really wish i could get in the habit of drinking more water


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