January Resolution: No Spend Month

My new year’s resolution this year was to have a no-spend month for January. My goal for the no spend month was more about resetting habits over saving money, but saving money is always a bonus!

During the last few months, I got in the habit of buying Starbucks and lunch every single day. My morning Starbucks run was more about getting away from my desk in the morning and treating myself, but half the time I wasn’t even finishing my drink—such a waste! It’s also a huge waste to be throwing away a reusable cup every single day. I was also buying lunch out of convenience because I wasn’t taking the time to grocery shop or prepare foods for lunches. I was spending at least $10 on lunches and also buying a bottle of water every morning too! In total, I was spending at least $15 (sometimes more) on things that could be cut out.

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My January Home Decor Refresh

Earlier this week, I wrote about how I love refreshing my space for the new year. It’s a little sad to take all of the holiday decorations down, but I also love when my house feels so clean and open again! Although I don’t go into full spring decor, I do love bringing in lighter colors and a little bit of greenery to brighten everything up.

In order to balance out the more spring-forward pieces, I try to incorporate a lot white as a neutral. I also still love the look of terra-cotta and might add a few more pieces once my January spending freeze is over!

Keep reading to see how I have refreshed my space!

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What I’m Loving: January

January is all about new beginnings. Although I love the holidays, it’s really nice to get back to a routine and regular habits! If you’re feeling a little bit of post holiday blues, now is a good time to refresh your habits, your style, and your space to truly embrace a new year.

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Get Meghan Markle’s Classic Style

The start of a new decade is the perfect time to overhaul your personal style. Over the last few years, I have been really trying to adjust my shopping habits from fast fashion items that I won’t wear in a year, to more classic pieces that look great and will last. This means less impulse buys and not always participating in the latest and greatest trends (but does anyone really miss cold shoulder tops from the one summer they were cool?).

One of the best classic style icons over the last few years is Duchess Meghan. Although she probably has a much bigger shopping budget than your average non-royal, her style is very attainable! She has been known to even wear piece from mass retailers like J Crew! I’ve pulled together some of her most classic looks and were you can find the look for less.

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Free January Desktop and Mobile Backgrounds

New year, new decade, new you! This new year feels especially exciting and I plan to use the energy to go after some big goals! If you are looking for a digital refresh, I’ve created some new desktop and mobile wallpapers.

To download, just click on the image and save it!

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Free Printable Resolution Tracker

It’s the time of year where everyone sets their new years resolutions. I know it can be an eye rolling time where everyone seems to be already bragging about the things that they’re going to do, but it really is an inspiring time to start something new. The key to successful resolutions is to set actionable goals. It’s not all about the end result, but how you plan to get there.

I compare goal setting to training for running marathons. To be able to run 26.2 miles, you have to start somewhere, and that is usually by running single digit distances! You can never achieve the marathon distance without lots of steps along the way. Most goals are really similar– you don’t get in shape by going to the gym once. You get in shape by starting to go once a week, and then twice, and then it becomes your daily habit.

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