Saturday, February 28, 2015

weekly wishes 004

Weekly Wishes, created by Melyssa from The Nectar Collective, is a place to share your weekly goals. 
Join & see what we achieve!

Thank you everyone who left such kind words on my previous blog post. I removed the previous post from my blog because everyone who cares about us has read it. I explained a personal situation that I wanted my friends and family to know about, and as time went on, unkind people began to be rude and negative in the comment section. Our situation is hard enough without people making it worse.

Now I'm ready for a fresh start. We appreciate the help we've received with our current situation. We've reworked our budget and with the financial help we received we can make a trip to Europe work. So thank you so much for your help. We are overwhelmed by those who have reached out to us & are thankful you are in our lives. 

With a lot of change in my life, I felt it was appropriate to spruce up my layout on my blog. 
Do you like it? I hope so!

This is my forth installment of Weekly Wishes. I've really enjoyed this journey of setting goals to accomplish on a weekly basis. It has helped keep me focused.

Last week my goals were to:

1. Organize all of my files. That hasn't been accomplished yet, but I plan on working on this on Monday! 

2. Make my own açaí bowl. This goal was finally accomplished. My boyfriend, Keith and our friend, Ballo & I made açaí bowls for dinner. We loosely followed this recipe. We felt it tasted kind of bland. We added agave... I want to look for more açaí bowl recipes. I know I could try and make them on my own, but I like following recipes. :)

3. Work on my Europe to do list. I definitely worked on our to do list. 
9 more days until we leave! 

My goals for this week are to:

1. Get ready for a garage sale. My boyfriend Keith and I are hosting a garage sale this coming weekend to earn some extra funds before we travel. I need to continue to collect my own belongings and I have some donations that I need to organize.

2. Sew headbands. I don't know how realistic this goal is. I make headbands like this. (My friend, Katie won that giveaway and here are pictures of her in one of the headbands during her trip to Ecuador.) I figured I could make more headbands to sell at the garage sale. Hopefully I have time for it! If you are interested in purchasing a headband (now or in the future) please let me know! I want to continue to make more when we return from Europe. I have an Etsy shop. Feel free to "favorite" it so you can be up to date for when I truly stock the shop. 

3. Get ready for Europe (that to do list!). I feel that when I start to chip away at my to do list, more and more gets added. But it's okay, I just means I'm preparing ourselves more, which isn't a bad thing. 

I cannot wait to share my journey with you all. Thank you for all of your support these past 8 months. I've really enjoyed my blog and I feel like it's coming into it's own. So thank you for reading and following along. 

Sorry for a somewhat long-winded post. But thank you for reading. What are you goals for this week? I would love to hear all about them!

- Christina


  1. Oh, it is so cool you are taking this wonderful trip around Europe. I hope you truly enjoy it, it must be an unforgettable experience. And I hope you can achieve all your week goals too! Have a nice week,

  2. I'm so happy to hear that you guys are going to make your Euro trip work! As for my weekly goals for the week....we've been so slammed at work this week that I haven't even had time to think ahead about what's next. Right now I'm just thinking about getting some rest, catching up on my blog (because I haven't posted in a week) and going out for a nice dinner hopefully! xx

  3. I'm really sorry people were rude and mean. When bad things happen, the last thing you need is people reaffirming what you already know. I hope you have a fantastic trip! My goal is simple: hang some art and a terrarium! Oh, and pick out a dslr since my tax return will be, for the first time in years, pretty nice.

  4. I'm so glad that you're able to make your Europe trip work! Keep up with the positive thinking, lady. You've earned it and you'll have a blast! I can't wait to hear all about it!

    Circus & Bloom

  5. I need to have a garage sale, I have a ton of clothes that I don't wear... I know I won't get my money back but it would be nice to have a little extra change for maybe one new shirt haha! Good luck with your goals!


  6. Your headbands look great! Have fun at Europe <3 Making to-do lists for a trip really gets me excited about the adventure!

    Newest follower on GFC woot woot Looking forward to more posts
    BCfactor BLOG

  7. LOVED this list!! So glad you are feeling better and things are moving along for your trip! Love you lady! xoxo

  8. I can not believe how fast time is flying by! Before we know it I will be giving you a good-bye hug before you leave to Europe! I am glad you and Keith are choosing to move forward with the trip.

  9. So excited for you and your journey! I can't wait to follow along!

    Randi with an i

  10. You're going to Europe - SO lucky!!! Can't wait to read all about it! A garage sale sounds stressful but you seem like you're on the ball!

    I also did a goals post:

  11. Oh my word 9 days!! That is so exciting!!

    I'm really sorry to hear some negative and nasty words were said r.e your previous post. I'm glad those that mattered got to hear about it though and that everything is okay xx

    Enjoy your europe trip!! Good times are ahead xxxx

  12. Ya, I'm really excited for this trip. We've been planning for years so it's crazy to think it's around the corner!

  13. Mmmm rest, blogging & a nice dinner sounds like some great goals! I think I should make some goals like that next week! & yes, we're going to Europe. I can't wait. March 10th! Eeee!

  14. My initial goal of that previous post was to spread the word about the scam and make sure no one went through what we went through, but when things started to get even more negative it was getting harder and harder.

    I love your goalsss! I hope you blog about your art and terrarium. What DSLR are you looking at? I'm turning into a camera nerd. I love cameras!

  15. I'll post when I get it all set up! The DSLR I'm currently looking at is the Nikon D3200 but if you have any suggestions for newbies I'm all ears!

  16. Aw, I'm happy you like my headbands! I will definitely make more when we return from Europe. Thanks for following! I will definitely check out your blog!

  17. Yup, heading to Europe next Tuesday! I am definitely not looking forward to the garage sale, but it needs to be done. Thanks for visiting, Laura.

  18. Thanks, Jade! I appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to be in Europe!