I look at New Years as a great excuse for a fresh start! With a new year comes new changes and with that should come new goals!
The coming new year is definitely bringing new changes to the Pankiw house hold. Clayton was laid off over the holidays so we have decided that he is going to stay home with Cash for a couple months while I go back to work (Mr. Mom!!) which I am so excited about as he was away a lot this past year so it will give them the time to bond and build an even better father/son relationship!
I am back to work in the New Year and this is definitely going to be adjustment for me! I am both excited and nervous about it! Even just thinking about juggling family life, the blog, work, my lipsense business and life in general seems a bit overwhelming but I am looking forward to the challenge! With that here are a couple goals I am setting for myself this coming year!
One of the biggest goals I have set to start in the New Year, somewhat of a life goal, is to become more aware of where the products I am buying are coming from and what they are doing to our environment/animals. I would really like all of the products I buy to be cruelty free from now on this includes makeup, skincare, body products and fashion and I also want to be more aware of where our food is coming from, buying from local businesses and farmers. Now that being said I am no where near perfect but in doing research and educating myself I know that I can become a more responsible consumer and also feel positive about the products I am using and also the products I am sharing with you guys on the blog!
I have been compiling a couple blog posts over the holidays and working diligently on them, these include posts on cruelty free makeup, skincare and other body products, as well as cruelty free fashion and I will be sharing all of these over the next coming weeks!
I know it will be a challenge, I know it won’t be easy and possibly difficult at times but Im looking forward to embarking on this positive journey!
I think every New Year goal should include something in regards to health and I know everyoneeee and their sister have new years resolutions that involve health and wellness but we only have one body and our health is so important so i think its a valid resolution!
Clayton and I considered buying a gym membership but considering my upcoming work schedule and his potential of working after the next couple months we wanted a solution that would be flexible and something we could do in our home, on the road or while working out of town!
We landed on the 8Fit app after seeing several commercials we decided to look into! We really wanted not only a fitness app but a nutrition app as well and 8Fit matched all of the above! Ill be sure to keep you guys updated on our fitness journey as well!
This is something I have really struggled with in the past and something I really want to focus on and be better at this year. I want to be more present when I am with my family, especially now that Clayton is home full time. Im hoping by creating a schedule I can designate an hr to the blog or work but at the end of the hour walk away for the day. This is the plan so we will see how it goes!
Clayton and I have also agreed not to have phones in bed or after 8pm and this has already substantially helped up put my phone away and be present and connected with my family!
Jord Watch Giveaway
Last but not least lets start the New Year off right with an AAAAmazing Giveaway!!!!
Word Watches was so gracious to gift me this beautiful watch and I wanted to pass along the kindness and gift this gorgeous watch to one of you!! This hand crafted Frankie Series Jord Watch is absolutely stunning in person and is just one of three prizes that Jord Watches has been kind enough to offer to my followers!!
What better way to start off the New Year that with a beautiful new watch from Jord Watches!!! Jord Watches offers sophisticated and elegant wood watches for both men and women, perfectly flattering for your winter wardrobe! Jord Watches are made with 100% hand crafted natural wood with stunning sapphire crystal glass and make a beautiful accessory for your wrist!
First Prize: This Frankie Series Jord Watch (shown below)
Second Price: $100 Gift Code for Jord Watches
Third Prize: Everyone who enters will receive a $25 Gift Code for Jord Watches!!!
**********To enter fill out the Jord Watches entry form here and that’s it!**********
The giveaway will close January 14th, 2018! The winner will be announced here!