My October goals didn’t go half bad!
Have a TBR reading day.I’m counting this one as completed. Although I didn’t take a whole day just to sit and read through a bunch of books, I did request almost 20 books off my TBR list from the library and have read through almost all of them.
- Open my Etsy store!
This is actually today’s project. I have all the supplies I need, I’ve made several sets of m first products, and all that’s left to do is take photos for the Etsy listings! I’ll include the link here as soon as the store is open.The store is open!! I’m beyond excited, and I’d love for you to check out my products here. Get an actually significant amount of cross stitching done.Yeeeesss…? I’m counting this one as completed, but again, there’s a huge amount of cross stitching left to do if I ever want to finish this Christmas stocking.
- Repair, replace, or remove certain household items. This is another goal that’s about halfway done. I did repair some items that just needed a little hand stitching, but I still need to get my pants hemmed and take a bunch of clothing to Goodwill.
I’m trying to keep my November small goals simple, since I know I’ll be spending a lot of time traveling for the holidays and rehearsing for my church’s Christmas concert.
- Prep Christmas gifts. I know what I’m going to be giving almost everyone on my list, and I want to prepare them this month so I can drop them off at my family’s house when I visit for Thanksgiving (instead of having to pay to ship them).
- Open my Etsy store. Yep, for real this time.
- Dye my hair again. This will be a fun project! I’m trying something new this year–photos to come!
- Experiment with watercolors. I’ve got some more ideas for my Etsy shop involving watercolors, but I’ve never worked with them before. I’m hoping to harness my husband’s expertise with this.
- Complete the Skillshare challenge. Skillshare classes were a great help to me when I was learning to hand letter, and I’m hoping to complete the teaching challenge this month so I can start my own hand lettering class.
What I’m Into
Books I’m looking forward to reading: A book club I’m part of on Goodreads is going to have its first in-person meeting early next month, and we’re going to be discussing The Girl from the Train. I’m excited to read and discuss it!
TV shows I’ve been watching: I’ll be honest, I’ve only been watching Parks & Rec and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries this month. The first is a great backdrop for my cross stitching work, and the second is a super fun show that I’ve been rewatching with my husband (I’ve already seen all the episodes on Netflix; he hasn’t).
Music I’m loving: I’ve been listening to this song on repeat.
Podcasts Audio books I’m listening to: I’ve read so many audio books this month (and skipped several that I thought I would like and hated about five minutes in). I just finished listening to Words in the Dust, and I found it pretty interesting.
My favorite Instagram:
My sister and her husband visited us in October, and we spent time doing all the great Florida tourist things. We had a great time at the beach (of course).
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