Monday, 15 December 2014

Weekly Wishes | blog link up

The days are certainly flying by as Christmas approaches  -  I can’t believe Christmas is next Thursday - eek!

My week’s been a bit of whirlwind one with lots on at work and our house is still in the process of having some electrical rewiring done and retiling in the kitchen so it’s mayhem.  I’m finding it very difficult actually as I love to have everything in its place and now that everything is all over the place (we’ve had to empty the kitchen contents into other rooms) I’m feeling very unsettled – for me a clutter house gives me a cluttered mind.  Does anyone else get that?

Anyway let’s see how I did with last week’s weekly wishes, despite barely giving them a thought!
  • Start thinking about Christmas (decorations, presents, food etc) – I did start thinking about it and even took it a step further by buying some presents!  I hate doing this at the last minute when it stresses me out, I like to take my time finding the perfect gifts so I’ve been doing a bit here and a bit there and will continue doing so this week.  I haven’t given food a though so that’s a goal for this week!
  • Prepare and practice a speech for the Toastmasters Tall Tales Contest at our local club – check!  I was tempted to cancel as I was so busy at work and very stressed out with both work and home – but I decided to stick to it.  I managed to come up with something, practice it a couple of times and I won second prize!  I was so pleased, it was really encouraging and I am now thinking about entering the International Contest next year!
  • GYM – the short answer is no L  I did get as far as the door on one day but suddenly had to rush home to see contractors!
  • Complete my Tiny Habits programme – yes!  I didn’t always remember to do my Tiny Habits but I generally did well and I’m doing it again this week until it truly sticks.  It’s a great way of trying to form good habits and I highly recommend it!  Find out more about it here!
  • Do something to market my wellbeing business – not intentionally but I got speaking to my masseuse (I get terrible tension in my shoulders and back and even legs) and she was very interested in hearing more about my business so that was a result J
And this week’s goals?
  • I am starting to panic about Christmas and want Christmas related stuff done by this weekend so I can enjoy the run up to Christmas next week and not be running around like a headless turkey!  This week I need to plan and buy food and finish pressie shopping!
  • Blog 2-3 times this week – I want to find a way of incorporating this into my Tiny Habits programme so that it’s not so much effort blogging and becomes a habit!
  • Get our kitchen up and running – the electrician and tiler really need to have everything done and dusted this week!
  • Start planning for 2015 – I love planning for a new year so I want to get started on that.  Melyssa over at The Nectar Collective has suggested using Leonie Dawson’s workbook so I’ll be buying that to help me along!  
  • Wrap things up at work so I can take a well-deserved break over Christmas – this really should have been first as it’s the most important goal!  I have a mountain of work to get through this week and really need to have everything completed by Friday otherwise it means coming in over the Christmas period which I really want to avoid – I need to be able to switch off work completely!
  • Plan something fun and Christmassy to do with my daughter/ the family (i.e. at least two things!)
I think that’s enough to keep me busy this week which will no doubt go by in the blink of an eye! 

What’s everyone else’s plans for this week? 

Linking up with the Weekly Wishes blog link up over at The Nectar Collective!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sign up to the Ultimate Holiday Giveaway!

'Tis the season to give so what better time than now to host an Ultimate Holiday Giveaway?!  I am super duper excited to be participating in this amazing giveaway along with my blog pal Lauren over at My Passion Journey and other amazing blogging friends - see them all below!  Visit their blogs and say hi!  

Read on to find out how you can be in with a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Up for grabs we have: 

  • Some extra shopping cash in the form of a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Etsy (Winner's Choice). Provided by Britt of The Pinnacle Project
  • Gorgeous custom hand-lettered holiday print from The Calligraphy Kitten. Be sure to check out her other work too! Provided by local Phoenix artist, Olivia. 
  • A darling journal set to record all your wishes, hopes, and dreams for 2015. Provided by Lauren of My Passion Journey
  • More shopping cash in the form of an Amazon or Paypal gift card (again, Winner's Choice). Provided by Copycat Crafts
  • Stunning Fine Art Print by the amazing and talented husband-wife photography team Grain&Compass. Provided by Asharae of This Wild Season
  • Say hello to glowy skin with SeaSource Detox Spa Foaming Sea Salt Scrub from Arbonne. Provided by Cheryn Ruby Square
  • Take your writing skills for a spin with an opportunity to Guest Post for a super inspirational blog. Provided by Raewyn of Be a Warrior Queen
  • Promote yourself with free ad space with two of the most lovely bloggers in all the land! Provided by Aimee of This Darling Day and Stephanie of Stephy Shoots
  • Deck the halls with your choice of photo print from the newest (greatest) photographer collaboration team around. Provided by 900 miles blog.

Now is that an ultimate holiday giveaway or is that an ultimate holiday giveaway?!  Well, what are you waiting for?  Sign up now and you could be in for an early Christmas treat!  Click on the link below to enter:

A big thank you to all the generous hosts who contributed some amazing prizes to this giveaway:

Your Hosts (Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

Raewyn | Stephanie | (not pictured the 900 mile blog)

Good luck!!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Weekly goal setting link up with The Nectar Collective

Another week, another Weekly Wishes link up over at The Nectar Collective!  The weeks are flying by people!

Last week I set my December goals rather than goals for the week, I set goals for the month so there isn’t really anything to recap except the fact that I really need to get cracking with my December goals! 

This week I’ve signed up to the Tiny Habits programme which was one of my December goals, I know this is like seriously old news for a lot of you, but I only came across this programme the other week.  I try so desperately to form good habits and often fail miserably so this sounds like a great way of realistically forming good habits – read my post on it here and follow my progress!  I find it fascinating!

So let’s move onto my goals for the week:
  • There’s no escaping it, I really need to start thinking about Christmas now, I haven’t bought any presents, put up any decorations, nothing!  So this week it’s full throttle.  You might find my budget friendly Christmas post useful.
  • I got talked into entering our Tall Tales speech contest this Thursday at Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership club I belong to!  Eek.  I haven’t even prepared anything so need to come up with an idea and practice pronto.  This will be quite challenging for me and out of my comfort zone as I’m not a storyteller, but hey it will be an opportunity to grow!  I’ll let you know how it went!
  • I’ll summarise this one in one word – GYM!
  • Successfully complete my Tiny Habits programme for this week
  • Do something to market my wellbeing business

And I’ll leave it at that as I have a quadrillion other things I need to do this week!  Just thinking about it all is making my head spin!

What is your most important goal for this week?