3/52: A Year of Little Resolutions

January 24, 2011

So last week my resolution of the week was to work on my organization. I relied heavily on a planner while I was in high school and college, and while I do use my iPhone for appointments, I like being able to see months at a time and write notes down. I got this great little Filofax organizer that I can keep in my purse or on my desk. I love the aquamarine color, too! My biggest messy area is my desk since that's where I spend most of my time. It can be so easy to just let mail stack up and then forget about it, so I bought a desk organizer and some file folders. I made labels like "to do," "bills," "finance," "receipts," "medical," and "wedding." That way, when I get things I can just put them right into the corresponding folder. I know it will make things a lot easier for me and my desk will be so much cleaner! Also, post it notes are becoming my bff.
 ta da! so much more organized!

This week I'm tackling what the majority of people chose as their New Year's Resolution..getting back to the gym! I have a lot of motivation to get fit and toned {hello, wedding in 4 months!} so I'm ready to get back in there! I already have a couple hikes planned for this week and I'm going to do some strength training at the gym with my hot trainer aka the fiance! Wish me luck!

Are any of you going to do a little resolution this week? If so, tell me about it!
xox
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38 comments:

  1. way to go on getting orgainized! and good luck with the gym :) xoxo jcd

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  2. I love that you're doing a year of little resolutions, by the way. I feel like it's such a better way to actually stick to them! And I feel so inspired to organize my home office after seeing your before and after pics...maybe that will be the thing on the top of my to-do list this week...

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  3. I've been trying to get organized too desperately. Those folders really help out well!! =) Good for you!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  4. your office looks great!
    love the cute decor too!
    such a pretty little space.

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  5. gym gym gym I so should do it too! best of luck

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  6. I can't believe you're already four months from the wedding!! Wowza!!

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  7. i love that you took before/after photos, what a difference a little organization makes!
    aren't those file folders the best things ever? i feel like i can't live without my desktop file now!
    great resolution for this week, i think you'll definitely achieve it :) and your wedding is the best type of motivation to get you going!

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  8. Yay, good job getting organized! Good luck on the gym!

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  9. I can only seem to stay organized for a short while. Good luck with keeping everything neat and tidy. Looks great. My resolution for this week is to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day this week. I have to be creative but that's part of the challenge.

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  10. Doesn't getting organized feel so good! I tackled my closet a few weeks ago and now I feel soo much better. Gym will definitely be on my list soon. My resolution this week is to get at least half way through a novel.

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  11. Looks great! I love organizing my house... always makes me feel so much better. Being free of clutter is a wonderful thing. :)

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  12. i'm an organization freak!!

    and ugh, don't remind me. i need to hit the gym so badly.

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  13. congrats sweetie! That's quite an accomplishment!

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  14. The desk came out great! I don't know what I would do without my folders and stuff. I think I should get myself a cute planner too! Good luck with this week's res, I am sure you will acheive it!

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  15. I was planner dependent until I got my iphone but I have started using my planner again just because its more practical.

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  16. Good for you! I love these little resolutions. My resolution this week is to ride my bike every day. It feels so good to be out there in the winter sunshine!

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  17. Ooh. I've been planning to get more organized, but...it hasn't happened yet. You have inspired me! Have fun on your hikes - sounds a lot better than running on the treadmill.

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  18. I'm like Miss Organized! I love the new look with all of your different labels haha...I'm the same way I love having a planner where I can write little notes and reminders. This one you have is so cute! I love it! :) xox

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  19. I love getting organized!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Good for you! I need to do this. maybe this weekend.

    and such a lucky girl getting work out with a hot trainer ;) I wish my fiance would join my gym so we could work out together.

    xo
    Kirby

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  21. YAYYY!! It looks great!! I really need to get organization folders for things like that...gotta get into the habit of saving my receipts now, haha.
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  22. I noticed the twilight books on your desk, awesome! Have fun at the gym this week. You're lucky that you can still hike over there. Everything hikable here is covered in snow.

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  23. wow, good for you! i get in super organization moods every now and then and i always feel so good afterward.

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  24. Bravo on the organization, my dear -- it looks great! I love when I completely organize things and feel so accomplished. Good luck hitting the gym this week, dear -- I know you'll look FANTASTIC for your wedding!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  25. Very nice! I love organizing and your desk looks really cute. :)

    Lauren
    www.laurensthoughts.com

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  26. Your blog is wonderful. I'm excited to read more! PS I was totally your 1000th follower... I just HAD to make it from 999 to 1000!

    Kristine. Or Polly.

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  27. It's amazing how much of a difference a clean desk can make! I have to clean mine once a week or I can't think straight, haha - I'm a little OCD... I am loving these resolution posts, Mara :)

    X

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  28. Looks great!

    I left you an award on my blog:
    http://penelopeblue.blogspot.com/2011/01/handbag-help-award.html

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  29. Way to go Mara!! Looks fab girlfriend :) I have been sticking to my resolutions to wrk out, feel better and be positive! It feels so wonderful!! XO

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  30. Way to get organized! Doesn't it feel so good?!

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  31. I love the idea of week resolutions! What an easy task to get them accomplished!

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  32. Good for you, Mara...and how exciting on your wedding only being 4 months away!!!

    Liesl :)

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  33. filofax's are the best :) is that you in the little black and white pic?

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  34. Well done, Mara! I always feel so good when I've done some organizing. My resolution this week is to do three runs. I'm training for a 10K race in May and want to be faster (and stronger) than I was last year. Wish me luck!

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  35. i bet you feel really good accomplishing all these mini goals!

    i hope to learn to love the gym--it certainly loves when i stop by for a visit. :)

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  36. I need to get better at this. And first place I have to start is my purse!

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  37. Oh my, can you PUH-LEASE come do this at my house???? :-)

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