did you know today, july 2, is the exact halfway point of the year? yup. kinda nuts it’s already here, huh? i agree. so, figured today was a good time to check in on where i’m at with the 2013 goals i wrote on january 1.
1. be present. be in the moment. focus on the conversation at hand.
8. cook more. eat less.
9. go shopping in my own closet.
it’s okay to re-wear outfits. and even be photographed in them – twice (ah!) get creative. mix & match.
10. be a hostess, not hostress
they. are. friends. they don’t care if you have fresh flowers or a perfectly clean house. it’s just about spending time together. in fact, they’ll probably appreciate your relaxed approach (less pressure on them when they reciprocate) and you’ll have more fun chatting verses stressing about the lighting & the playlist. let your friends pour their own wine – if they judge you, consider your friendship. imagine how much more we’d all just “stop by” if we didn’t push pressure on each other to whip up Pinterest looking cheese boards and come with a bow-tied hostess gifts in hand. a bunch of my girlfriend’s and i have talked about being better at this... and it’s awesome. i used to panic if danny sprung on me that he invited jack & jane over without any notice. his response, “i think we have some hot dogs and chips – nobody cares.” i would immediately start flying around the house and off to the grocery store i’d go. stress. but you know what? if they’re legit friends, they really don’t care… just always keep a fully stocked bar ;)