Finding Contentment in Preparation

If you’re anything like me, the promise of Spring and the fresh start of a new season is sounding pretty good right now. Not that I’m complaining, but I’m always down for a new set of goals and motivation.

Continuing on with my intention to focus on contentment as my intention for 2017, this month I am setting a few small goals for myself. As we countdown to Spring, I’m feel the urge to tend to a few areas of my life inspired by the garden I hope to start this year. I still have no desire to set big, lofty goals but rather I’m inspired to make a few small tweaks to what I’m currently doing.

One of my main (and maybe only) big goals for 2017 is to start a garden. The previous homeowners of our house were into gardening and we have three beautiful flatbeds that are already ready to go. My dream is to ultimately eat from our garden in the warmer months, but I’m trying to be realistic and start small. My goal for March is to decide what I want to plant and figure out when to plant it. That’s step one. (If you have any tips, please send them my way! Also- how beautiful is this garden planner to plan it all out!)

My second goal for March is to switch out my closet and nail down my spring capsule wardrobe. I’ve been embracing the concept of a capsule wardrobe ever since I was pregnant. These days rather than an “official” capsule wardrobe I try to instead switch out my closet so that it’s current to the season and only the clothes I’m currently wearing are at my disposal. My goal this month is to do my switch from winter to spring clothes and add a few refresh pieces as needed. I’m a little ahead of this goal and already purchased this bright yellow top from LOFT and ordered a StitchFix box to get me on trend for the season without having to try too hard. (Isn’t that why everyone uses StitchFix?)

Last but not least my goal is to spend a bit of time this month organizing. I want to take time to organize the clothes that Buel has grown out of by size and purchase a file folder box to organize all of the papers and artwork we’ve gotten from school and appointments so far. I would also like to figure out if I want to do a baby book for his first year, or if I just want to print some photos or if I think that my blog will suffice. Lastly, if we have time I want to get our storage room and garages under control, since they are a bit of a disaster at the moment because after our remodel we decided to wait until the Spring to tackle.

What are your goals for March?


  1. We are thinking of doing a garden this year too! Just starting with a 4′ x 4′ square planter I think…so curious to hear what kinds of things you are going to do. I do NOT have a green thumb, so any tips would be great:-)

  2. My goals have progressed with age. I’m focused on being kind and compassionate to others. This is a lifelong goal that I try my best at every day.

  3. My husband gardens, and he loves it!! I can’t wait to hear what kind of things you plant and how it turns out! Also, I am so with you on the clearing out and getting organized — especially with the baby stuff. It’s so crazy how fast it all accumulates. I hope you have a great weekend!

    • I need his tips!!! And yes I was just in my sons room and there are two empty diaper boxes and too small clothes tucked in his clothes organizer, need to get ahold of things!

  4. I had the itch to “garden” last year and I managed to go mint! Cilantro was a no go but I am glad I tried 🙂

  5. I love that you set small goals. The idea of a capsule wardrobe is so appealing but confusing at the same time to me. I know we’ll live in a colder climate someday, but if I had a capsule wardrobe here, it wouldn’t include any warm clothes! So I’m confused on if I should keep stuff or it will be out of style by the time I would wear sweaters again. I am also waiting until I’m done with this baby making business so I can actually decide what fits and be rid of maternity clothes.

    So cool about the garden! I am TERRIBLE with plants, even in the climate I’m in, stuff is dying… Looking forward to seeing what you grow!

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