New Season Resolutions


Because I really can't wait for a new year to make these changes..

Today is the first official day of fall.. ironic since it is also the warmest day we've had in the past week. I'm setting a few new season resolutions for myself because I'm one of those people that says "I'll start (insert task here) tomorrow/Monday/on the first of the month/etc." I need to do some things now and being that today is the first day of a new season I am very willing to start them.

1. Eat less bad food: I know everyone says this, but I really eat too much bad food. M&Ms, chips, cookies, ice cream.. it's fine in small amounts, but I eat way too much of it and it needs to stop.

2. Utilize my closet and for goodness sakes, wear makeup: Working from home has lead me into a routine of wearing sweatpants everyday. Of course I dress up when I go out, but I don't want to wear sweatpants everyday. Plus, I just saw an episode of "What Not to Wear" and Clinton and Stacey said that when you wear sweatpants all day it does not make you feel energized and ready to do a lot of work- which is what I need to do. I need to walk by the mirror during the day and think "that girl looks like she means business," not "that girl looks like she's ready to go to sleep."

3. Hike more: I plan on hiking as much as possible this season. Fall is definitely my favorite season for getting out on the trails. Less blistering heat, more pretty colors.. perfect. Plus a good hike will burn a ridiculous amount of calories for me which is wonderful.

4. Exercise with Boo: Boo and I both need our exercise. He already lost 3 lbs which is a lot for a little dog, but he had to. Dachshunds have to be a perfectly healthy weight because the extra strain on their backs from even a pound is very dangerous for them. He is his perfect weight right now and I need to make sure he maintains it.

5. See my friends more often: This is a hard one because my friends have not so conveniently placed themselves all over the east coast and randomly across the country. If everyone would please move to long island, that would be great, thanks.

6. Work harder: I do work hard, but I need to up my game. It's easy to say "I'll get to that tomorrow," but I really shouldn't say it- ever. Well, maybe once in a while when I need a break.

7. Wake up earlier: I've been doing much better with this whole morning thing, minus today actually. I wasn't feeling all that well so I slept in and now I feel fine, so I think that was a good move. Yup.

8. Use my Canon Rebel: I've been neglecting that guy, but I really love him. I'm going to start using him more. That's what's up.

9. Be more green: explained here!

10. Cook things: Matt and I are going to cook more.. ok Matthew? Matt is a good cook.. I am not. Well, I can make a good stir fry dish and some amazing guacamole. Yeah, I think it's about time I learned to cook another meal. I got through college with my trusty old microwave. Oh I can also boil a mean pot of water to make pasta.

Happy Fall! Now I'm going to walk over to the post office in my summery dress and sandals!


  1. what a great idea, and what wonderful resolutions to be living life even more to the fullest! i love them. i've been working on 1,5,6,7, and 10 myself!

  2. Holy. Girl, we are kindred spirits here! I've been thinking the same kind of thoughts. This is a great post and it inspires me to get moving on a few of my goals for Fall!

    xo Shannon

  3. Sounds like you're gearing up for a great fall! Hopefully you can do it all (let us hold you accountable, hehe).

  4. Yay Fall! I can't wait, especially because I know you'll post lots of photos to tease me with :)

    And I think I'm just going to steal this list for myself, haha!

  5. so i'm in love with that instagram photo of your dog. i even had to show sean when i was showing him all the coolest instagram shots i've seen... because sometimes i just have to do that. haha

    and i also wanted to tell you that your shop is like my heart in product form, if that makes any sense. i saw your instagram (jeez, again with your instagram) of that shipment and knew i had to go look at your etsy. and, OF COURSE, everything is perfect. too perfect and, thus, out of my price range. can't believe i've never taken even a peek before.

    <3 hope you're having a great week, sarah!

  6. These resolutions are great. It feels good to have some goals. Over the past few weeks, I've been making some really conscious decisions about what I eat and even though it pains me slightly to admit it, I feel so much better when I'm not cramming crappy food into my mouth. I'll also be on mid-semester break as of Monday for two weeks and have work coming out of my ears. My plan was to wear really comfy pants while doing all the work, but now I'm thinking maybe some jeans might be more condusive to getting stuff done, rather than pyjama pants...

    Good luck with all the resolutions!

  7. OHHH! I'm all about #8!! Do it woman! Want to seem more of your pics!

    Janette the Jongleur

  8. i like this seasons resolution idea...i should probably apply a few of these to my own life as well :)

  9. Good Idea!

    I was just thinking about making a list of monthly resolutions
    Definitely challenging... :)

  10. Hahah these are all good fall resolutions. I feel you on the food thing....I just ate ice cream and LOVED/REGRET IT. lol!

    Also even though I don't dress up too much, it does feel nice to put in that effort because making yourself presentable for "the public" makes you more motivated to get things done. I also expect to see lots of new photos of Boo on hikes with that Rebel ;D

    Good luck with everything!

  11. I feel the same about the daily clothing choices. I don't work at the moment and i just kinda throw something comfy on each day. However I can't stand wearing jeans inside so on days I want to "get dressed" I throw on a comfy skirt. I have decided that counts.

  12. Happy fall to you too! It's my favorite time of year... I wish I lived some place where it was fall all year round. I agree with the sweat pants issue. Clinton and Stacey are right. I always wonder why I don't get anything done on the weekends. Now I know it's because I choose to stay in my pajamas til 4:00 PM. Whoduhthunk.

  13. awesome stuff lades, you gotta name it to claim it right! at least that's how the saying goes and i think you're well on your way for success in each one.

    those photos together are dreamy, such a nice choice for this posts feeling. happy autumnal arrival and wishing you grand achievements all the year through. ♥

  14. I love this idea of New Season Resolutions. I actually could pretty much take your entire list and use it on myself.

  15. those are some good resolutions lady. Best of luck to you! (and Boo too :) )

  16. Several of those could definitely be on my list. One of my goals for the fall has been to purchase a book like 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Washington DC and pull together a short list to try. And that whole wear makeup thing? Yep. *raises hand*

  17. Several of those could definitely be on my list. One of my goals for the fall has been to purchase a book like 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Washington DC and pull together a short list to try. And that whole wear makeup thing? Yep. *raises hand*

  18. what a refreshing idea. love this.