Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Years Goals + Printable Worksheets

Clarity and simplicity is key when it comes to setting goals. Every New Year we all become obsessed with setting new goals - goals bigger and better than last years. How many of us can say we've actually followed through and achieved those goals? This year I want to help you become obsessed with not only setting new goals, but also achieving them. In my own life I've found that when I have goals I am more focused and feel that I have purpose. The clearer I am about the goal the easier it is to work towards it. I've broken down goal setting into 3 easy steps - brainstorming, setting the goal, and planning the action(s) that need to be taken. I also enjoy making vision boards so I've included a bonus vision board cheat sheet. Oh, and if you follow me on Instagram, then you know my theme for 2016 is Sweet 2016. Here's to a sweet year, making our dreams come true, and meeting each other at the top. Enjoy!

Using this first goal setting worksheet take some time to brainstorm any and everything you may want to do this year. Next, cross some things off of the list that may not be the most important to you. Last, choose the things that you view as the absolute most important! These are your goals for the year.

Once you've gotten clear on what your goals for the year are, use this sheet to track your progress. This will help you to create new strategies if the strategy you used did not produce the result you wanted. Keeping track of what worked and didn't work allows you to create systems that will help you to work smarter and to harder.

With every goal comes a blessing and a lesson. The only time you fail is when you don't try. If something doesn't work out the way you planned, learn the lesson and turn it into a success. This sheet will help you to stay in a state of growth and gratitude.

Bonus: Here are a few helpful tips for creating a vision board once you've decided on your goals. A vision board is helpful as a reminder of all that we hope to accomplish!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Life Lately

Hey Girls! Lots of catching up to do today. I've been away on a little break, but if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I haven't been too hard to reach.  I wanted to share some Instagram photos and some unshared photos to catch you up on a little of what's been happening in my world. Then I thought I'd fill you in on a special collaboration with one of my favorite brands that will be going live today.

I took somewhat of an extended break partially because I've been planning and creating new content for the expansion of the Kelley With Love brand. I'm trying to get a batch of blog posts done now because I have some special goals and projects in the new year that will require a lot of my focus.

On to the updates!

Dunkin Donuts Strawberry Frosted Donut

I've been really enjoying life lately and even indulging a little. It's really good for the soul. With the holidays and holiday sales all happening at once, I'm make sure to treat myself just a little. If you follow me on Instagram you know that one of my not so guilty pleasures is donuts! Terry and I sometimes go to Dunkin Donuts to get my favorite, strawberry frosted donuts with sprinkles. Yum!

Jessica Simpson Nude Pointe Shoes

These are probably my favorite pair of shoes right now. One, because they speak to my inner ballerina. Two, because they are super comfortable. These are by Jessica Simpson. I love her shoes so much because they look good and I can actually wear them for longer than an hour with no discomfort which is a major win.

Kate Spade x Keds Gold Glitter Sneakers

I'm a huge fan of Kate Spade. In fact, my husband got me THE most gorgeous Kate Spade wedding shoes (the ones I'm not wearing in the photo above). We live in South Carolina so every time we go to Charleston, SC I make sure to stop by Kate Spade. I went earlier this fall and as luck would have it I was able to pick up these beauties. They were out of my size last year so needless to say I had them wrap them up as soon as I laid eyes on them.

Black and White Long Vest

I'm a huge fan of flowy clothing. It makes me feel whimsical and mysterious. I found this long vest a Target. I haven't gotten a chance to wear it as much as I'd like, but more outfits are being planned as you read this.

Pink door
Photo by Jennifer Lake

As we start to plan for our own home I can't help but cross my fingers that I can get away with at least one pink door. Now this may or may not happen, but hey a girl can dream. Even if I can't have my very own pink door, there are plenty on Instagram to keep me satisfied. 

Starbucks Red Cup 2015

It's red cup season at Starbucks, need I say more? I love getting the Caramel Brûlée Latt, it's all kinds of yummy in a cup. Oh, and look at these beautiful pink roses. I'm always on the hunt for gorgeous flowers. I picked these up at Trader Joes! I'm convinced having a Christmas tree and pink roses in the same room is an instant mood booster.


Now, before I go, I'm so excited to announce that a special post that I created for Best Friends For Frosting will debut today! I'll be back to add the link as soon as it's live!