Friday, January 08, 2010


So how's the new year treating you? It is freezing, stinky butt cold here. Sorry about my language. School was supposed to start yesterday and they canceled it because of snow and the exceedingly low temperatures. Oh yeah, they canceled it today too, it's still cold.

Anyway, I have already not been doing as well as I'd hoped on my new year's goals but I'm going easy on myself. I've had a bit of a cold and it's been like 6 degrees outside and I can start over new whenever I want to, right?

I wanted to share some cool things with you though, things that I am liking right now.

Tranquility du Jour  is a really great blog, and it's also a podcast. Kimberly Wilson, the woman behind this site and podcast and a whole bunch of other amazing projects is so inspiring. She is involved in many different do-gooding endeavors, and she often interviews cool and inspirational people as part of her podcast.

One of her podcasts was a short video about decorating her new planner pad for 2010. I went to the planner pads website and it looks like an amazing planner! I am trying not to overwhelm myself with goals and planning stuff right now, but I am thinking about getting one later on. They are published with quarterly start dates so I could buy one say in April if I think I'm ready to try one by then.

Goddess Guidebook is another wonderful site with lots of ideas about having a positive attitude and achieving your goals. I actually first heard about the woman behind this site, Goddess Leonie, when she was interviewed on the Tranquility du Jour podcast. Right before the new year, I bought my own downloadable copy of Leonie's Creating Your Goddess Year Workbook and Planner for 2010. I have been enjoying filling out the workbook, planning out my goals, and starting to work with some of Leonie's wonderful suggestions for achieving your big dreams.

Here's a simple, and free one: Lara, who blogs at Overstuffed, linked to My Simpler Life, which has a free decluttering calender available. The calendar just gives you one decluttering task per day. I printed mine out and have done, well, just one of the days so far. But that is better than none, right?

Finally, Candy from Candied Fabrics, recently posted about the 52 Weeks of Blogging Your Passion workbook. Another really great resource that I don't think I can tackle right now, but I'm going to think about it again in a few months.

So... I hope you're still having a good new year. What is inspiring you these days?

p.s. I am a guest blogger over at Piece N Quilt today! Thanks so much to Natalia for asking me to post on her blog.


Skipper Kim said...

Vicky, Would you like a review copy of Kimberly Wilson's new book TRANQUILISTA? I'm a publicist at her publisher and would be happy to send you one free of charge if you would write a review for your blog. If you are interested, just email me at kimskips (at) gmail and I will send you the book asap! Happy New Year!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Thank you for being a guest blogger today Vicki! I really enjoyed reading and learning about you! :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're going a little stir crazy! THere's so much new year, new goals, new decade awesomeness energy all over the blogosphere, it gets a little overwhelming! Make sure to take it easy on yourself, and have some fun this weekend! ALl those goals and plans will still be around next week!

zarina said...

My year started real bad. Last monday, my left joints hurt so much that the next day, my right joined in. today is much better but I don't think I will do any sewing so soon. took the whole week as medical leave.

kimberly wilson said...

Thank you for the shout-out regarding my blog. J'adore your blog title "sew inspired." Wishing you a sparkling 2010! xoxo, Kimberly

Dena said...

Thanks for the links!

Rita @ Mochi Studios said...

It's wonderful to have new years goals and it sounds like you're on the right track for a very happy and fulfilling 2010! Now to check out your cool links!