Tuesday, January 9

Goals for 2018

Goals 2018
So here we are. 2018. Part of me can't even wrap my brain around it. Another part of me is excited for some big changes in the months ahead. I mean, you can make big changes any time of year, but there's often a built-in motivator to a brand new year. That being said, I'm here to share a few of my goals with you! I've decided not to list out a whole bunch of things that I may or may not accomplish, but really be intentional with a set few.

Over the course of 2017, I started transitioning to safer beauty products. With so many friends into oils, chemical-free beauty routines, and no-animal testing makeups... well, it really hasn't been very hard. My biggest thing with "natural" beauty products is that they often don't work very well. You've gotta try to know though, right? The two best things I did for myself last year was try out Beautycounter (thanks, Jess!) and subscribe to the Oui Fresh monthly beauty box. Here are some of my favorite products:

Goals 2018

The Beautycounter foundation and moisturizers above are my absolute favorite. (I'm also a Beautycounter consultant now, but please know this isn't a sales pitch. I just really love these products.) The face oil and face mist are also WONDERFUL for these extremely dry months. I found those in my Oui Fresh boxes. I've also started getting into oils, but I don't feel quite educated enough to share my favorites with you yet! I actually just placed my first big order and I can't wait until it gets here!

So what's the goal in all of this? My goal is to continue toward a healthier lifestyle in general. We've signed up for a monthly food subscription to hold me to cooking at least 3 times a week and really examine what I'm putting in my body. Don't get me wrong, there will still be ice cream parties and donut mornings, I just want to counter those with a lot less processed, fatty junk. You guys know I love my chips.

Goals 2018

Our second big goal is to BUY THIS HOUSE. So, you may or may not know that we still rent this lovely place we call home, but over the last year I've been working hard to build my credit and we've been saving as much as possible. We really want to be able to call this place OURS. We have some big projects in mind for this home, but those upgrades don't really make any sense when we're pouring our dollars into someone else's property.

Casa Caracol

My third goal for the year is to travel for recreation more. We travel regionally a lot for The Mixtapes, but I want to make 2018 our year of seeing more and doing more. My milage credit card is definitely going to help out with that one! Our first big trip we have planned for the year is a New Orleans trip with some wonderful friends in April! I've never been before, so I'm completely excited to get a feel for the city. Also, if you guys have any recommendations of favorite places, please share!

Well, those are my big goals for 2018. Hopefully putting them down here helps hold me accountable. They are all things I really want for my life, so I'm sure I'll be working hard to see them come to fruition. Happy 2018, friends!


8 comments:

  1. Oh New Orleans is one of my very favourite places in the world!! So jealous that you're going.

    I can highly recommend Surreys for breakfast, Cafe Amelie is a beautiful spot to grab some lunch (the chicken and waffles are top drawer) and Pizza Delicious out in Bywater is pretty awesome, there's a cool record store next door too :)

    Enjoy!!

    Katie xoxo

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  2. Hope with all of this things you are planning to do (about make up, the house and trips), this blog will be full of new beautiful things. Happy 2018!

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  3. I literally just got all new makeup because one of the goals is to be more conscious of the products I use and how they affect other things ie animals or people. I basically just went to Ulta and headed straight for the Tarte section. I switched to the body shop and lush over the last year but was having a bit more trouble making the move to makeup. ill check out the things you recommended!

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  4. Good to see you back on the blog and I really love your goals :-)

    ~Laurali Star

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  5. New Orleans is a DREAM, I am so keen to go back! I second the Surreys rec for breakfast, we also treated ourselves to a jazz brunch at Muriels Jackson Square and it was lovely. District Donuts is definitely worth a trip for some delicious flavours. The Old Coffee Pot is nice for lunch.

    We did a couple of Free Tours By Foot (a cemetery tour and a voodoo tour) and they were both really good.

    Enjoy!!

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  6. Hi Katie!
    I love your goals! Question, have you found a natural deodorant that you like? So far Native has worked the best for me, but the antiperspirants in synthetic stuff still work so much better in my case. I really want to find one though. Just curious.
    Hope you’re doing well!

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  7. I completely agree with you- it's funny how we typically make our goals and "changes" in January, even though we really can do it anytime. Just the newness and freshness of a new year I guess. Although I'm also really big about doing birthday goals too!
    Good luck with your goals!! They seems great!

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  8. I just started a travel blog/journal and my first post was about a short New Orleans trip my husband and I took early last year. It was a short trip but you should check it out. I honestly started the blog just as a online travel journal to look back and remember our trips more vividly but hopefully it will help a person or two along the way!
    I recently heard someone say that travel is the only thing you spend money on that will make you richer- so true.

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