2015 Goals {Health/Fitness & Blogging}

2015 Goals via Earl-Leigh Designs

One way to reach your goals is to write them down. I like to post mine for extra accountability. It tickles me to no end when I get a reminder from one of you ladies to post an update. Thank you for that! There were a few times last year where I just wanted to eat a pint of ice cream, rub my tummy and watch Netflix but one of those reminders would come just in time. Not that I don’t enjoy that scenario! Haha! Moderation. Because I have a lot of smaller goals to help get me to my ultimate goal of creating a life that I love, I’m only going to post a few for now.

1. Continue to practice yoga and end the year with at least one handstand push-up.
2. Get into competition shape.
3. Compete in the bikini division of an NPC show! The Palmetto Classic is one of the annual bodybuilding competitions held in South Carolina, Charleston to be exact, and I would really like my first show to be drive-able to cut down on expenses.
4. Safely reverse to a weight that is easier to maintain post-competition.
5. Actively participate in a local running group.
6. Work on MY happy.
7. Continue experimenting with food.
1. Consistency.
2. Invest in lighting and backdrops for tutorials and vlogs. I’ve made a few projects but my apartment has the absolute worst lighting so photographs don’t come out the way I’d like.
3. Buy a new camera.
4. Establish a schedule for posting, commenting on other blogs and sharing via social media.
What are your goals for the new year?
Do you have any goals that build on each other?
This post was fueled by coffee, oatmeal and the sweet sound of a lawn mower.

Chic, Office Organization


Because I’m working on my blog’s facelift, I reeeaaaallly want to finish decorating my sewing/office area. Everything should be pretty. Right?! My space doubles as the dining room so I’m constantly looking for design and functionality. While I want my sewing/office (soffice?) area to be clean and modern, I also want it to be welcoming and fit with rest of our apartment. I’m thinking that the block calendar would look awesome on a shelf next to some flowers. Fake ones. Because flowers die when I get too close and it would be too expensive to buy new ones every week.


Breathing and Enjoying Life

Hey y’all! I hope that everyone is doing well! I have missed blogging and social media in general but with so many life changes in the past year…I needed to regroup. 
Pregnancy complications
Preterm labor
New mom stress
Balancing life as a working mom
Whine. Whine. Whine. Right?
We all go through tough times, but I deal with it by shutting down. I have wonderful blogger friends and TONS of support in my “real” life 
I retreat until I’m ready to deal.
I’m working on it. 
I have soooo many more changes coming up. A lot of them pertaining to the blog and what direction I want to go in. I’ve restocked sewing supplies, but I’ve been working on some other projects as well. I can’t wait to share! It’s gonna be good. Ha!
Because I like preparing for holidays in advance, I made a free printable for y’all! 
I hope y’all like it! Please let me know if it doesn’t print correctly or if anything else goes awry. 
It’s my first time.

Who’s sipping on a cup of pumpkin spice latte or dreaming of one?!