Tuesday, May 1, 2012

less is more.

yesterday i was feeling a bit a lot unmotivated, until i remembered that the next day (today) was a new month! i perked right up at the thought of having a fresh start, and decided on some things i wanted to work on in the month of May, which all ended up having a common theme. i wrote them down on a piece of paper yesterday, and copied it onto my chalkboard today so that i could see them often. i'm grateful for the new month, although [no offense to May] i'm actually kind of hoping the next 30 days go by quickly. so, meanwhile!...this month i hope to...

eat less [refined sugar]
spend less
worry less
learn more
appreciate more
make more.

i'm ready for you, May. <3

56 comments:

  1. i feel like you've been digging around my brain with these words - exactly what I've had on my mind! Thanks for posting this, Whitney, it's exactly what I needed to start this lovely month of May.

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  2. i'm with you, less sugar and less spending !! Happy MAY DAY! xo

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  3. Great goals! And i love how you make even the most simple things seem so glamorous and fun! I think I need a big fun chalkboard like that :)

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  4. i love your top! It's so cute. It's a really great idea to goals for each month.

    Tinker Finca

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  5. this is beautiful! so with you. I sat down and made myself a big list today...all the things I want to/need to accomplish this month. nothing like a list to get some motivation!

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  6. Happy May! Great goals for a great spring month! x

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  7. what a good reminder for this new month! sometimes i get overwhelmed with my to-do lists, so i will try to remember 'less is more' :)

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  8. wonderful sentiments! hurrah for may!

    xo, amanda

    http://mamawatters.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful photos and lovely list! I may need to steal a few of those points. ;)

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  10. What a fantastic idea, friend. I need to think of something similar for myself. Sometimes, less really is more- hopefully this will kick me out of my unmotivated slump. ;)

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  11. Happy may day! Those are some really great goals! I'm a new reader by the way, and I am really enjoying your blog. Your photos are beautiful and so is your style :)

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  12. I need a reminder like this as well. I eat way, way too many sweets!

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  13. It didn't even hit me that this new month is a fresh start. It seems freeing somehow. I love your chalkboard list!

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  14. June is my favorite month too:) But I love May and the anticipation of June, so I don't want it to go by *too* quickly.

    And...those are great goals; I have some very similar ones at the moment:)

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  15. This is adorable. You're adorable. Keep up the good work.

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  16. I love that you have a chalkboard in your house. And I love your goals. Those are definitely things that I should work on as well.

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  17. pretty great goals whitney! perhaps i should try to eat less sugar too...

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  18. I love your chalkboard! What a great way to keep track of your goals.:-) Also, I couldn't help but notice your lovely necklace in the photos. Who makes it?

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    1. thanks! it's a Helen Ficalora alphabet charm necklace

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  19. Love that! I should write that on my closet mirror to encourage myself to be on top of my goals :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  20. You have a beautiful blog with so many inspiring posts! Congrats on your work!
    Would you like to keep in touch following each other?

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  21. ack! did this ever speak to me!
    i'm going to go ahead and join you on these things for sure!

    xoxo

    p.s. your style is perfection! red and yellow together is a weakness of mine. haha.

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  22. you are such an inspiration, whitney. xo

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  23. Awesome post! I did a similar post myself few days ago. May is the month for changes, big or not doesn't really matter

    My "More & Less & Must" List for welcoming Summer

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  24. i am with you on every one of those "less" goals. i think i'd like you an awful lot in real life :)

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  25. I'm also with you on the "less" list...even though I usually only spend my money at thrift stores, I still spend it. ;) And I need to create more and not compare myself to others. :) Thanks for the reminder that we have a new month to achieve to goals! :)

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  26. After looking at how complicated my last birthday list was, I've been thinking of writing a much more simplified version this year. Something like this.

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  27. I feel like everything you do is always so put together and darling. Teach me your ways eh? :)

    Sounds like a great month!

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  28. Ahh, so perfect. Such a simple message but so strong, love it! :)

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  29. I love your blog! I think we should follow each other - http://amyklundt.blogspot.com/.

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  30. I think you must be in my head too. I love this! Great goals for May. :)

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  31. i like the common theme thing. makes it super aesthetically pleasing on the pretty chalkboard :) good luck with your may goals!

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  32. Great post! I have had a very similar list as of late :)

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  33. What great ideas. I need a chalkboard!

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  34. I definitely agree with all of the above.

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  35. i absolutely love this! and you are so right, a new month always has the prospect of a fresh start. and seriously, could you be any cuter?! loving your outfit!!
    xo TJ

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  36. i'm working on less sugar and less spending as well. it's hard with new seasons coming. i always want to buy a whole new wardrobe. good news is that berries are almost here and they are the best dessert!

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  37. i totally made myself a goal to eat less sugar, too. and then i realized it's my birthday month. and then i made cupcakes. HELP!

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  38. Hellooo lovely new blog find!!! :) i am not even too sure how i got here but here i am and oh your blog is so lovely!!! You my dear, have a new follower. And here's to May being lovely xxxxx

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  39. i should write lists more often instead of trying to remember everything i need to do and instead eating a batch of cookies. wah wah.

    you are working that color combo. gorg!

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  40. i love all of these goals. and your chalkboard is perfect. did you make it?

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  41. absolutely love this!! great thoughts

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  42. So my motto too! I want to be making more things instead of buying more things.

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  43. I love this post and the photos. So well done. Glad to have come across your blog!

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  44. what good goals and love the less and more, and love how you wrote it on a chalkboard - so cute!

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  45. oh I really love you blog!
    It is so interesting!
    Check if you want my blog:

    http://xouxounitsa.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  46. my best friends name is whitney johnson.
    so OBVIOUSLY your blog appealed to me. i can't stop looking at it. you are an amazing, talented person! i'm excited to have found you.

    tif

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  47. you have a seriously beautiful blog. leaving so inspired!

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  48. I love your handwriting and chalk art! Can I ask where you got your chalkboard?

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