Monthly Goals: October

Hellooo October! It’s officially a new month which means another round of monthly goals! Let’s get started. 

In case this is your first time here, I decided to set myself a new goal at the beginning of each month for 2017 with the intention to uplift my body, mind and soul in some way or another. But instead of setting multiple goals, I only set one main goal with a list of action steps.

I feel like with one main goalthere’s more focus. They’re easier to commit to and each month offers a fresh new start (especially if the previous month didn’t go quite like I planned). The more time I spend focusing on myself and checking in with what I need in my life, the more I realize that monthly goals are great! But just because a new month is starting, doesn’t mean I forget about my goals from the months before.

Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I set one new goal or intention for myself at the beginning of each month while continuing the goals I set from the previous months.

Monthly Goals: October - Original Caroline
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Friday Favorites | Volume Seventeen

Helloooooo Friday! TGIF for realz. This weekend is the last weekend of Summer, and it’s definitely bitter sweet. I hope your weekend is spent soaking up the last of the Summer sun and appreciating the change of seasons. Oh, and of course, here’s this week’s Friday Favorites to kick your weekend off right!

Favorite Embellishment: Leave it to Free People to turn an ordinary thermal into a bohemian fashionista’s must-have Fall essential! And it comes in five amazing colors! We The Free Blossom Thermal, ($98)

Friday Favorites: We The Free Blossom Thermal, ($98) from Free People - Original Caroline

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Monthly Playlist | July

Ahh, Summer . . . these months symbolize a time of vacation, relaxation and, most of all, freedom. There’s long weekends, lounging around catching up on much needed “me-time”, and the weather is optimal for outdoor activities that bring people together. Summer is ours for the taking. Whether you’re just relaxing in your backyard, grabbing a few friends for a road trip, or throwing a late night pool party, this monthly playlist will definitely help set the mood.

Here’s to fun out in the sun and long nights spent out under the stars with the perfect playlist. Enjoy!

Monthly Playlist: July | Original Caroline

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The Only Playlist You Need for the Fourth of July Weekend

With Independence Day just a few days away, folks across the country have been planning Fourth of July bashes filled with enough patriotism (or, at least enough beer and burgers) to carry us over until next year. That means, American flags, cheeseburgers, and a kickass playlist to get the party started! Unsure which all-American classics to include on your Fourth of July Weekend playlist? No worries, friend. I’ve got ya covered! Put on your red, white and blue and celebrate the U S of A.

They may be cheesy as hell, but there’s no better way to get in the spirit! Have a great Fourth, y’all.

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Father’s Day Gifts That Can’t Be Bought

My dad holds a special place in my heart that can never be replaced. When I was little, my dad used to let me sit on his lap and steer his pickup truck while he pressed the gas. And he would always read me bedtime stories with funny voices. He always attended my cheerleading competitions and theater performances. And with all the stupid mistakes I made when I was younger, all the worry I used to put him through — no matter what, he’s still always been there for me. He’s really given the whole parenting thing 110 percent! And as much as I love my dad, the man is the hardest person to shop for!

When your dad has done so much for you, finding something that can adequately express your gratitude is never easy. 

Getting creative when it comes to Father’s Day gifting is easier said than done . . . But sometimes, it’s not the gift that’s important. This Father’s Day, take time to celebrate your good ol’ dad. Not just with gifts, but with love and appreciation.

 

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide: To Living A Healthy Lifestyle

I get it — healthy behavior doesn’t always come naturally to everyone and it’s easy to beat yourself up about failing at certain diets or exercise regimens. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a naturally healthy person. I don’t not like fruits and veggies, I just like junk food more. Put french fries or Pop-Tarts in front of me and they are gone in a flash. And to this day, I still have trouble prioritizing my health and participating in self-care.

For me, health and wellness can be a bit of a struggle . . . It’s a lot of work and, if I’m going to be honest, I just get lazy about it! And if you’re anything like me, you’re constantly bookmarking health and wellness articles in the hopes of adapting better habits and routines. But you either never look at them again, or you try them once, maybe even twice, but they never stick.

In the spirit of wellness and self-care (and not making yourself feel terrible), here’s some simple everyday hacks I’ve adapted to make life a little bit healthier — and the lazy girl way (aka, my way) to do them!

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