March came in like a lamb and is going out like a pretty well-behaved lion in my neck of the woods. The weather has been pretty perfect this month — some days we’re wearing shorts and flip flops, other days we’re bundling up and wearing boots with leggings. It’s pretty fantastic. March was a BIG month for me behind-the-scenes…I was able to see my parents almost every weekend, I managed to throw Alex a mini-surprise party without him guessing, I made some great connections, I retrieved most of my plants from Alex’s parents’ house…this month pushed me to become more of an adult and tested my nerves when some curveballs were thrown my way. I wouldn’t say that I’m glad it’s over, but I will say that I’m happy that I was able to use all of my One Little Word™s from previous years (focus, brave, finish) to help guide me this month. I’m super tired but I have too many things that are so close to being finished that I’m not going to stop just yet. I’ll just keep sleeping in my car at lunch :)
In case you’re a new Campfire Chic reader, I like to list out the posts from the past month in one handy place. This is it.
Things I FINISHED this month:
- Submitted a guest post to Fabletics
- Secured 2 interviews with bloggers I admire
- Moved my desk to a different part of our apartment
- Caught up to the current season of Grimm
- My #30Lists and the challenge
- Attachments (aff. link) - A fun book that one of my girlfriends at work and I decided to read because we essentially do what the two main characters do
- The Son of Neptune (aff. link)- I’m behind in this series and I’m determined to get caught up
March 28, 2014
February was a great month – I didn’t really expect that one coming! It’s usually just that super short month that flies by between New Years and my birthday. This time around, though, I attended a bridal shower, had brunch with my parents, went to Austin for 4 days, got a bunch of awesome mail, went camping with some new friends, and made some decent steps business-wise. What a month!
If you’re new to Campfire Chic and missed out on the blog posts shared this past month, you’re in luck, here’s a list of some of them:
Things I finished this month:
- At-home sushi
- Downton Abbey S1 re-watch
- Archiving agendas at work
- Art Journal
- New “thank you” confirmation page for mailing list subscribers
- New “resources” page for mailing list subscribers – includes NEW resource
- Money, a Love Story
- Grimm S1 & S2
- The Guild S2 & S3 & S4
- Suitcase Entrepreneur ebook
- Project Life layouts 23 – 32
- My taxes (okay, my accountant finished my taxes, but it’s the same!
I set out to challenge myself to bring my lunch to work
at least 12 times in February. Guess what? I brought my lunch to work 14 times this month! Using the EasyLunch Boxes with the silicone baking cups makes the whole process…Alex and I spend a few minutes together each night putting our lunches together so we don’t have to scramble in the morning.
We’ve learned a few things in the process (don’t put chips/crackers in the boxes overnight, they get soggy!) and it’s a lot less depressing than when I was bringing frozen meals for lunch — no wonder why that never lasted long!
My guess is I saved between $70 and $140 this month by bringing my lunch. Not too shabby!
February 28, 2014
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January was for changing some habits, avoiding resolutions, a weekend in San Francisco, bringing lunch to work, crazy hot weather, a state-wide drought, birthdays, engagements (not mine, don’t worry!), micro-adventures, a weekend in Mammoth, new connections, and really taking a look at all those projects on my backburner.
January was great. It’s motivating to have a fresh start, but in reality, I used the month to “start finishing” and to focus more on things like retirement while finishing a few things that have been looking over my shoulder.
This month’s blog posts were all over the place, but they all had a theme: Trying something new. New projects, a new way to frame my year, new partnerships…
Things I finished in January
- Onward and Upward eworkshop
- Unbounce’s FREE 11-module Landing Page course
- Premise: Modern Email Marketing (you need an account to get it – accounts are no longer available)
- Putting away Christmas decorations
- 2 guest blog posts (here and here)
- 2 interview posts (see above)
- 3 Issues of Yoga Journal
- January’s email to the mailing list
- February’s email to the mailing list
- 1 8.5×11 scrapbook page for a friend’s birthday
- “How Not to Screw Up Social Media” by Ittybiz
January 31, 2014
It was a nice & simple month on Campfire Chic. There are quite a few things going on behind the scenes, and I cannot wait to fully share it with you all!
November 28, 2013
October was one of those months that feels like it just started but like it wasn’t in a rush to end.
The month started out with me knocking a few “back burner”projects off of my task list and it felt great to finally feel like I was moving forward with things rather than walking through deep sand (every step forward included a half-step backward). I desperately wanted to launch my About YOU ebook and workbook but knew that it wasn’t good enough for what you deserved…I also overbooked myself with three online classes…I’m a junkie, what can I say? I was, thankfully, able to spend more quality time with friends and family this month – my parents and brother drove down for breakfast and shopping one day, Alex and I went out to dinner with some friends to celebrate a move and a birthday, I went to a happy hour at a local brewery with my coworkers, ate a TON of donuts, went to a burlesque/pole fitness showcase, another wedding, a few extra-special lunches, and some really good quality time with Alex.
There was also a bit more stress than usual this month, but nothing I can’t handle. Sometimes, you need to let your phone battery die and watch a TON of tv in order to get yourself out of #panicmode. Or maybe that’s just me.
One last humblebrag: I’m really proud of the posts on Campfire Chic this month. You can tell the end of the year is close, my posts are a little bit more reflective and ramping up on the motivational/let’s be awesome together side of things. I can handle that if you can.
October posts on Campfire Chic:
In the photo above: Mary Janes c/o Keen Kanga MJ in Gargoyle/Bright Chartreuse and Keen Clearwater CNX sandals in Raven/Burnt Henna
October 31, 2013