Emily Tucker

september goals

GoalsEmily TuckerComment

I have been writing a monthly goal list all this year but putting them up here really helps me stick to them. I love being able to reflect back on them here more than just when I write them down in my planner. 

August was a really great month for goals for me and I'm very motivated to keep on going into Fall strong. Most people get Spring fever but I get Fall Fever & it is in full effect. I steam cleaned & purged a lot of things last month. We threw Hayden a belated 4th birthday party (Lalaloopsy Wizard of Oz themed). Also I took apart the crib and we got Zach his own mattress to sleep on the bottom bunk. With the crib out of the kids room I was able to move their large bookshelf to the wall where the crib had been. It is so open & fun in there now. I also cooked a ton of breakfast & lunch freezer meals. 

 

Health

  • Get my Fitbit fixed, so I can start wearing & tracking with it again

  • Workout 3-6 times a week for at least 10-30 minutes, track with Fitbit & MyFitnessPal plus track in my planner

  • Take my daily vitamins, tracked in my planner

  • Order vitamins I am low on to be prepared for next month

  • Drink 64 oz of water daily, tracked in my planner

 

Home

  • Finish the gallery wall in our living room: finish spray painting oval picture frame, choose & print photos for multi-picture frame, hang it all up

  • Rehang bulletin board in kitchen, it fell down at the start of Summer... 

  • Fill all my extra picture frames with new pictures

  • Take bags ready to go to the Goodwill

  • Send back another Thredup bag

  • Figure out what to do with the crib & crib mattress 

  • Cook more freezer meals, add more breakfasts to my plan

  • Menu plan out the rest of this month

  • Purge more stuff 

 

Homeschool

 

Parenting

  • Re-implement earlier bedtimes, bye-bye dreaded Summer bedtimes 

  • Plan one-on-one dates for both kidlets with each parent 

  • Look into a Fall activity for Hayden 

  • Finish finding their clothing needs for Fall 

  • Spend lots more time outside

  • Get Zach off of naps since they cause him to stay up late

 

Personal

  • Read for 1 hour a day: finish 2 books

  • Craft for 1 hour a day: finish 2 scrapbook layouts a week plus other fun crafts

  • Blog 2 times a week

  • Print planner daily pages for the rest of 2015

  • Continue reading Savor daily devotional

  • Work through finishing Blog Life class

  • Begin taking photographs of products for my shop

  • Finish purging my clothes to create more of a capsule wardrobe

  • Sign up for MOPs

 

 

Tunes Tuesday #2

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Music makes the moments of our life mean more. If we like it or not songs become the soundtracks of our lives. As a dancer I love some songs for the single fact that I can really release my feelings through dancing to them. Some are memories intertwined with parts of my childhood. Others bring me back to high school, or Paris, or to people we know. 

What are the songs that have influenced you good or bad? 

 

  • Mat Kearney - Air I Breathe
  • Rend Collective - Free As A Bird
  • Shawn Mendes - Stitches
  • Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith - Omen (Radio Edit)

 

Link to Spotify playlist

Tunes Tuesday

Tunes TuesdayEmily TuckerComment

 

So my first new bit of content will be highlighting some of the new or old favorite songs that hit the top of my playlist. Expect to see my picks on Tuesdays almost every week and sometimes an extended playlist with a theme. Yeah I am that person that likes to create playlists for every event or mood. 

  • Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me
  • Hilary Duff - Night Like This
  • Luke Bryan - Strip It Down
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up & Dance

 

Link to Spotify Playlist

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New Look

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So I haven't been writing on my blog.. but I have been writing and working on content behind the scenes during the past 6 months. Also hopefully the most obvious thing I have worked on is updating the look & feel of my blog, which hadn't been changed in 5 years. Shoot I've gone through so many changes plus 2 kids since then. It was long overdue to represent the true me. 

Life update

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I stopped writing completely a few months ago.. Somewhere between having two adorable kids 3 & under, moving, birthdays and going back to work I stopped and now I want it back as a regular part of life. I believe that through writing honestly we learn about ourselves and can help grow to be better people. 

I know I'm not the greatest writer but I'm a great reader and the words of so many writers have changed me and how I think about life, love and everything in between. I want their wisdom & influence in me to show and share that with others now. 

Reflecting on My Style

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With moving to our new place in the next week I have been thinking a lot about design and my style. So it was a great fit when One Kings Lane emailed me with their Reflect Your Style project, centering on their beautiful mirror collection right now. I love getting their emails because they always have a mix of everything home but lots of different styles. My personal fave is when they have a shop open of things from France cause I always want to be back there. 

I love keeping a relaxed vibe to our home but mixing in unique pieces & textures that are easy to clean. I might also be obsessed with prints, especially IKAT. Just don't ask how many striped shirts I own cause that robe fits in nicely with my clan of striped & patterned clothing. With more space in our bedroom without Zach's crib in it I might actually have room for a vanity area, I can dream at least. 

Products used: Mirror (similar style), Desk, Stool, 3 Dispensers, & Robe