January In Review

So this is about accountability. Journalling our achievements so that we can see how far we have come throughout 2013 by taking the time to list all those things we have done to live even more scrumptiously than before... We are all too quick to list the things we want to do without ever being mindful of the things we have already done so that we can feel justifiably proud. This then is a way to right that wrong.  Each month here on BrocanteHome I am going to list my own tiny little achievements and I invite you to do the same on your blog or in your journal...

 

At Home...

Bought two beautiful little bedside tables. (new) Found two perfect desk chairs. (vintage) Found bookcase for landing. Yay! (vintage) Created a meditation tin with candles, incense, matches, oils and crystals. Threw away/recycled for dusters, a pile of past their best bathroom towels. Lined drawers of bedside chest with Kirstie Allsop scented drawer liners. Created a Finley file for hospital and school letters, with a section for each month of the year. Fitted lights underneath the plate rack in the kitchen (and lo and behold we can see what we are chopping!) Made home-made bread all month long. Didn't buy a single shop-bought loaf. Lined a basket full of hay and filled it full of the gorgeous vegetables that come in our organic veg box. Stacked cup-cake wrappers in a spaghetti jar.

At Work...

Wrote twenty-four blog posts. Submitted rough (very rough!) draft of book proposal. Created Things I Love page on BrocanteHome. Eliminated some of the clutter in the sidebar. Re-opened Etsy account ready to stock with vintage joy. Soon... Wrote and sent out February Puttery Companion. Mapped out new Housekeepers Coaching service. Ordered and received Moo Business Cards.

For Our Health...

Drank a green smoothie everyday... Took Finn for oral bioposy and various hospital appointments. Awaiting results. Put my vitamins on Amazon Subscribe and Save so never again can I sabotage myself by forgetting to buy them! Endured one horrible long bout of flu. Dramatically reduced the amount of meat we eat in favour of a huge variety of vegetarian dishes. Bought butter instead of margarine and used coconut oil instead of olive oil.

For Our Finances...

Finally paid off one horrible bill! Reduced grocery shopping bill by a third by only shopping on-line. Read Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey. Signed up for Ffrees account to save as we shop.

For Myself...

Agreed to go to Paris in June (Oh my!) Began to work through May Cause Miracles. Learnt how to make edible shortbread after many years of crumbly nonsense. Ticked off ten things on my 2013 Workbook 100 Things List...

Books Read...

The EveryGirls Guide to Life [rating=3] All Cheeses Great and Small [rating=6] The Sunday Philosophy Club [rating=4] Friends, Lovers and Chocolate [rating=4] Ausperity [rating=3] Timeless Make-Up [rating=5] The Power of Rest [rating=4] One Thousand Gifts. [rating=5] Live More, Want Less [rating=6]

That was my month. How was yours?

 

On My Wishlist...