Begin my first novel. Reaching completion, read here!Finish my first novel.
Publish my first novel.
Register my Domain name.
Purchase doman email address
With the help of a graphic designer, craft a personalized layout that visualizes everything my words don’t.
* In the works via the lovely and talented Bobbi *
Design, order & distribute my blogger calling cards.
Research and explore the craft of blogging to the fullest extent – books, classes, photography et al.
* Ordered & received books
Create a blogger button (or have it designed by a talented graphic artist).
*Created by the talented (and incredibly fast) Alyx at: http://designbyalyx.blogspot.com/
Host a giveaway.
* Shiseido Summer Beauty Giveaway
* Asha Isabelle All American Giveaway
* Domeo iPad Case Giveaway
* Minted Giveaway
* April Soderstrom Giveaway
*Anjolee Amethyst Ring
Create travel section
Be photographed for a “street style” blog
Receive free clothing to wear on my blog.
Ditto with products to review.
Create my first vlog.
* 7/9/2012: Summer Beauty Essentials
Do a Guest Post.
Host a guest poster
Jewel from Style Optimist
Attend a Blogger Networking event.
*Bloggers Spa Night @ Beaucage on Newbury Street
*Bostonista’s Shopping Event @ Reiss on Newbury Street
*Boston Food Blogger Tasting @ Maggianos Little Italy
*Boston Food Blogger Tasting @ Eastern Standard
*Boston Bloggers Meetup @ Mass Ave Tavern
*Boston Bloggers Meet & Greet @ Audubon Circle
*Boston Bloggers Meet & Greet @ Scampo*
*Blogger Brunch @ My House*
*Blog Better Boston Style Summit*
*Blogger Beauty Evening @ Salon Mario Russo*
*Boston Blogger Event @ Shabu Zen*
Write a sponsored post.
Reach 100 followers.
Reach 1000 hits a day
Be accepted by & showcase 2 quality affiliates
* Done! SwayChic, Lush, Ulta, Clarisonic, Amazon, ShabbyApple, RewardStyle, Fashiolista
Pay it forward as often as I am able.
Attend a Blogging Conference
Style Summit 2013
Participate in 10 charity events/fundraisers.
1. Jordan’s Double Play Fundraiser
2. Jimmy Fund Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Fundraiser x 5
3. Became a patron of the Mmmmaven Project
4. Just World International: they provide healthcare for children and families in Jocotenango, Guatemala
5. Shining Hope: helps Kenyan girls get trained and become self-sufficient.
6. Toys for Tots Drive
7. Waves for Water “Gamechanger Bucket” Donation to provide 100 people in Haiti clean water for 5 years
8. Care Packages for Troops
9. One Fund Boston
10. Petfinder Foundation
11. Project Smile Charity Date Auction
12. Boston Medical Center Fall Fete Committee Member
Mentor a wee one.
Fly via Private Jet
Shower in a waterfall
Learn to drive stick.
Drive a 911 or some other car of my dreams around a controlled race track.
Spend a New Year’s in an exotic location.
See New Zealand, Fiji, Greece, Paris, Ireland and Lagos to start with.
Find a job career in the city, within the industry I love.
Done! Begin 9/29/2014
Participate in a group giveaway
Try a new sport/activity.
*Hip-hop class – it was a riot
Find a new place & move out of the Insane-House.
* Found. Moved in!!! *
Find another new place that is clean.
* Found. Move-in Oct. 1st! Currently living there & loving life.
Take the train into the city on a Saturday with very little planning involved. Visit one new boutique and one new restaurant.
Set goals for at least one weekend a month and see them through.
Stay at The Revere when it opens.
Party at their gorgeous lounge (The Emerald.)
Spend a day cooking.
Take a Zumba class
First buy a sleeping bag.
Maybe also try “glamping.”
Go to a country concert
Have a picnic.
Host an afternoon tea.
Host a blogger brunch.
Host a blogger dinner.
Host a cookie swap.
Play on an organized team sport.
* 7/11/12 Corporate Softball league opening game (we lost..all of them actually)
Have my blog featured in a magazine.
Be asked to contribute to a publication I adore.
Be offered an advertising deal that makes me smile real big.
Learn to watermark my photos.
Replace Josie the Jetta.
Be noted as a tastemaker.
Plant an urban garden
Explore a flea market.
Try 5 15 new foods.
*1. Bone Marrow
*2. Chicken Livers
*4. Pimientos Shishito
*5. Pulpito A La Parilla
*7. Baby Octupus
*8. Black Sea Bass
*9. Pork Belly Confit
*10. Sea Urchin & Tongue Panino
*11. Beef Heart Pastrami
*13. Pecorino di Pienza Rosso
Do 10 personal style posts.
*1. Breton striped dress + yellow cropped jacket
*2. Trendspotter Tuesday
*4. MDW I & II
*5. Neon Monday
*6. Styling Your Little White Dress
*7. Cobalt Skinnies & A Tribal Print Crop Top
*8. Embracing the Embellished
*9. Pink DVF Dress
*10. eShakti Dress & Review
Attend a show at NYFW.
Sit front row at Boston Fashion week
*VIP front row tickets are mine!
Have my hair done by Ted Gibson.
Get a blow out at a blow-dry bar.
Blo in the South End
Gusto on Newbury Street
BeStyled Chestnut Hill
Buy and ride a vintage bike on the daily.
* Gorgeous pale pink cruiser by Schwinn
* && Pale Yellow & Mint versions!
Enroll in monthly memberships to force myself to try new products.
* 1. Julep
5. Bulu Box
Submit an article for publication.
Take a writing workshop.
Take a cooking class
Decorate the home office of my dreams.
And library. And reading nook.
Launch dating series
Go to the opera.
Learn to salsa, better.
Run a half marathon.
Meet 5 of my favorite local bloggers
1. Renata of ScorpionDisco
2. Kara of Bostonista
3. Boston Attitude
4. Emily of soanthro
5. Noelle of Rue Le Chat
6. Elissa of Style-Wire
7. Kristen of The Boston Fashionista
8. Julie of Orchid Grey
9. Smita of Hogger & Co
11. Jean of Extra Petite
Meet influential female business leaders – founders of: Alex & Ani, Gilt, Birchbox, Spanx etc.
1. New York Times Best Selling Author Susan Cain
Take a painting class.
Learn more Russian.
Move on to Japanese.
Begin drafting my first book.
*Started upon the flight home from Dallas.
*Launched preview Jan. 2014 here*
Finish book #1 (almost there!)
Begin on book #2
Invest in an SLR camera & utilize my instruction booklets to learn the art of capturing life in a still.
* Canon SLR to be delivered next week, just need to purchase a lens *
* Lens & accessories arriving Monday*
Then learn Photoshop for when my photos need a bit of extra help.
Take a Photography workshop
Begin a collaboration with a talented local photographer.
Research best ways to watermark my photos.
Launch and market my Non-Profit
Wander through a random museum exhibit. Take notes, sketch and immerse myself in the inspiration that ensues.
Increase my personal savings exponentially.
This will be more easily achieved by also completing a No Spend Month.
Travel by myself.