The 52 Project: October AND Rants + Raves

Weekly, I attempt a resolution. I share it monthly here. 
I call it The 52 Project.

Last month was my BIRTHDAY MONTH, so I had high hopes for completing resolutions. Let's see how I did:
Week 1: No Beauty Buy October--Ok, this was more of a monthly resolution than a weekly one, but I DID IT!
Week 2: No TV--I didn't watch TV, but I did watch movies, tv shows via On Demand, and all of that was on my TV. Fail.
Week 3: 7 Acts of Kindness--This was around the time of my birthday and to celebrate, I planned on doing 7 RAKs. I made it to 4, and when my birthday came that Friday, days 5-7 went out the window. I want to do this again in December.
Week 4: Do Something Fun Every Day--I'll be elaborating more on this in an upcoming post with Folgers, but I did do something fun, no matter how silly, for an entire week. I've been trying to do it daily ever since.  

Every Sunday (or today in this case) I share my highs and lows of the week. 
Add yours below!

  • Fulton County car tag phone system--ugh!! I cannot stand incompetent and rude people.
  • The weather! It was in the 80s last week. Where was autumn? Nice and chilly today though :)
  • I had a slew of unfollowers on Instagram. Too many Charlie pics? Nope. Never enough!
  • Horrible PMS, which explains why the rants above bothered me more than usual. I'm pretty mellow most of the time.

  • It was great hanging out with friends all weekend, but I still have that nagging Blogger's Guilt that I can't let go of (like returning emails, visiting blogs, editing pics, etc). I really worked on leaving the phone on the table and out of my hands.
  • FINALLY finished a movie from Netflix that had been sitting there since August. Yup.
  • FINALLY watched Portlandia. Sure, I'd seen some of the skits, but never watched any of the eps. Love the theme song by Washed Out (he's from GA!). Here I was thinking I was all cool a couple of years ago when I first heard W.O. I had no idea everyone else already knew this song, thanks to Portlandia. Anyway, funny show.
  • A couple of docs I watched and liked: The Stories We Tell and Dreams of a Life.
  • UGA beat FL! Barely, but we won! Did you catch my post on the party?
  • I just wanted to thank YOU for being so supportive with my sponsored posts I've had lately. I do not decide when those get posted, so I apologize if it seems that all of my content lately seems sponsored. I am blessed to have these posts, as I've desired to have a successful blog that earns a little something to help with my beauty habit. ;) And when you comment on my posts, it helps me fulfill that dream. Again, thank you.

*Please come back at 5pm, as I have a video hair tutorial for you!!

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  1. I can join you on the pms train everything and anything can piss you off, right? but hey the pain you feel entitles you to some grumpiness. Love all the raves. Cant wait to see the hair tutorial. Hope you have a gorgeous wednesday.


  2. Do every day something fun is a good idea!

    Have a happy rest of the week

  3. Ohh, the do something fun every day thing is brilliant! I might just try it myself.

  4. Do every day something funny is def a great idea babe, must do the same :D



  5. Wow--the 80's! The best we've seen is 60 degree weather--a day or two. It's been a bit colder than last fall. Makes me wonder if a mega winter is coming... :0 Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  6. So, that's what it's called - Blogger's Guilt. That's been getting to me too lately.

    Doing something fun every day is an awesome idea!


  7. Must really see Portlandia soon! And OMG to no TV. I would've died with this goal:P

  8. o man i was totally pms-ing the other day :) so dont worry it happens to all of us! and psh i actually love your sponsored posts! so keep em up! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  9. I am so with you on the weather thing! I live in SoCal so we rarely have a true Autumn {it's usually in the 70s at Christmas!}. :/


  10. I wouldn't be able to live without TV!

  11. Happy to see more raves than rants :) Congrats on the resolutions 1,3 and 4

  12. I like how you give yourself challenges. I am starting with a clean slate in 2014, maybe I will do the same! :)

  13. You said it - never enough Charlie pics!
    I'd love to do a few random acts of kindness too - thanks for the inspiration!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  14. I don't think I could go without tv! That sounds pathetic but it's true, haha. I've also had a bunch of people unfollow me on Instagram this week too..what gives??

    The Tiny Heart

  15. Love those weekly resolutions! Happy birthday month!

  16. I agree that you can never have too many Charlie pictures! I love the "Do Something Fun Every Day" goal.

  17. Wow..... good idea!!1 Must do the same!!!!!

  18. So lovely ^^


  19. I don't think I could go without Tv. During the day i'm fine but when hubby comes home. Thats when the Tv goes on.

  20. can't wait to hear more about the do something fun every day goal!


  21. Too much instagram Charlie?

    That's crazy.

    I'd say if anything it was because there weren't enough Charlie pics :).

    Portlandia is a great show and I'll have to check out those docs you mentioned.

    Hope you're having a great day!

  22. lovely

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    A chic kiss ;)

  23. After reading this, I think I'm going to try to do something fun each day too. Today is easy because I'm going to a concert. Tomorrow won't be quite as easy because I work for 12 hours straight. I'll figure something out. Thanks for being positive! :)

  24. This post is so adorable--I love it. I should probably give myself some things to accomplish each week. But, like you, I would not be able to give up TV--not in the fall with all my fave shows on air.


  25. I really enjoy reading these posts from you, it's nice getting to read what you've been up to.

    You can never have too many Charlie pictures!!

  26. I could have go without TV. You are a brave, brave woman! I always have Netflix movies for months too, LOL! And I would never unfollow you... you're stuck with me little lady! :)

  27. I love the no tv week idea. I can't stand the constant background noise! #nuts

  28. I really love your 52 project posts. I've been thinking I should do something similar in 2014--it might be more manageable than a big list of intimidating resolutions!

    You can definitely never have too many pet pics!! :)

  29. I seriously don't think I could go a week without watching TV right now, which is awful. I am too addicted to The Voice. :) I admire you for sticking to these goals! And good for you making money through this blog through sponsored posts. You deserve it!


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