My Goals For December

I'm back with my goals for December... I can't believe this was my most viewed post last month - so thrilled you guys love it so much! For this month, I'm full of ideas, goals and just flat out excited about life. Martin & I have spent time reviewing our goals as a couple and making lots of plans for 2015. Do you take time with your special one to talk about goals? What are you hoping to work on in December... I'd love to hear all about it!

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My goals for December and beyond:

∆  Start taking my own outfit photos again.
 Normally Martin & I take all of my blog photos on Saturday & Sunday. We've been doing it for the past 4 years, what?? And honestly are in need of change. I'm especially excited for Martin... he's a full time teacher, actor and doing his masters in fine arts. My man definitley doesn't need one more thing on his plate. So yes, it'll just be me & my remote from now on. I'm actually really excited for this, and will probably end up doing way more outfit photos as a result. Win, win!

∆  Streamline my blog content.
Okay, I'm seeing a trend here - lots of blog goals! Firstly, let me say I love blogging. But as my fellow bloggers know it's also time consuming. I'm not ready to blog less, at all. The solution? Become more efficient with my time. I'll be planning my posts at the beginning of each month. Then take a day or two to shoot everything: outfits, recipes, DIY's, ect. Organization = sanity. The end! ;)

Take time to give back this Xmas season.
Although, I'll probably end up grabbing a small gift for Martin this Christmas, my biggest goal & hope is to give back. I love the idea of volunteering in my community and giving to several of my favourite charities. This year, instead of hitting the mall we also opted to go to our local crafters fair and support local businesses & artisans. We absolutely loved it!

Take control of my health.
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with auto-immune issues and it's been such an unbearable roller coaster. However, I'm more determined than ever to get my health back. The goal is to pay more attention to what I eat, commit to restorative yoga and learn to manage my stress. I'm notorious for overloading my schedule, and it honestly it gets me nowhere - I just end up super sick and run down. So yes, lesson learned!

Tackle new vegan recipes.
I'm excited to get back in the kitchen and start cooking up delicious food + make it a regular feature on the blog. I'm dreaming up black bean burgers, gluten free chocolate cake and lots of stews. Mmmm, can't wait + I'm really wanting to learn more about food styling and practice my still life photography. So yeah, excited!

Save for a house.
This one has me doing a little happy dance. We're looking to move into a lovely & charming brick Georgian row home in the next year-ish. I can't wait to have a yard, garage, a proper office, an in home studio + lots of room to stretch my legs. We love our condo, but we're ready to size up and the timing is feeling right. Whoot!