1) Wake up early to enjoy the mornings: I thought this was going to be my most challenging goal, and it kind of turned out that it was and it wasn’t. 6 days out of the month (yes, I counted!) I rolled out of bed before 5:30am. And . . . I LOVED it! I was more energized for the better part of the day and I got to start my day with working on projects. So, why didn’t it last? I got so tired at the end of the week. So tired that I was in actual physical pain. Instead of pushing through that and keeping it as my new schedule I fell back to the temptation of sleeping just a little later (more like an hour later). Waking up extra early is definitely something I will continue to challenge myself to do. I’m sure sooner or later it’s just going to be a normal feeling habit.
2) Paint Something on a Large Canvas- Yes, complete!
3) Finish Painting Backyard patio furniture- It was a painful test of patience, but I finished! I’ll be posting a before and after photos next month along with some tips on how you can transform your patio furniture just in time for summer lounging and backyard barbecues :-)
And now for the Favorites! :-)
Food: O cooked some amazingly delicious steaks this month. I wish I had photos! They were perfectly grilled and seasoned. I’m definitely going share his grilling tips the next time we have a cookout.
Home project: Slowly bringing more color into our home. O and I definitely have different styles. Though we both like to keep things on the simple/minimalistic side, he leans towards a modern style while I’m kind of on the shabby chic side . . . and girly, definitely girly. So, I’ve made my office as girly as it can possibly be and for the other areas of the home I’ve started adding pops of color- whether it’s through artwork or pillows- even the smallest changes can make a huge difference!
Makeup product: It’s all about lip color for me in the spring. I love the Revlon Lip butters and Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stains (favorite colors: lovesick and adore.
Movie/Show: I rediscovered my love for Big Bang Theory this month. That show is hilarious. If you’re in love with Big Bang too, I recommend watching this.
Favorite Read: Whenever I find a blog that I absolutely love and admire, I always do something kind of odd . . . I search the archives section for some of the oldest posts. I think its so interesting to see how people started and how their outlook transformed into something successful. I loved this post about learning from the ‘A Beautiful Mess’ January 2013 archives.
Workout Routine: I posted a very in-depth overview of my current routine and workout favorites here.
Song: I’m loving everything by Florence and the Machine right now. I have the station set to repeat on Pandora :-)
Saying/Quote: “It feels good to be lost in the right direction”