then & now.

Hazel at the hospital. One day new :)

Hazel on her first train ride. Five months.

I was going through photos and when I came across this one it seemed familiar. 
sure enough.


one year without buying new clothes.

today is the day.
today i start a journey of wanting less and buying less.
today i say no to good deals & steals.
today i start a year without buying any new clothes. 
i tried this once before.
with my mama.
let's just say only one of us made it.
(i blame patagonia's annual sale & getting a job at anthropologie)
but here we go again.
i'm hoping by making a public announcement it will keep me more accountable :) 
so here is to a year without buying ANY new clothes…

i can do this… i can do this :)


i'll keep you updated in how it's going and if i find anything i have to have…
i'll send the deals your way :)


twenty seven things.

one year to do:

travel by train. 
make homemade ice cream all by myself.
buy no new clothes for myself for a year…gulp.
travel to a national park.
join a play group.
shoot a roll of film.
make spring rolls.
get 10,000 steps in for 30 days straight. 
paint our kitchen cabinets.
make plans to travel overseas.
get family photos taken.
make a budget and STICK TO IT!
photograph mini sessions.
find a new to us couch.
find & order new glasses.
make homemade donuts.
take a sabbath from the internet one day a week or nightly.
go to a Vikes game at the gopher stadium.
take Hazel camping.
organize photos on computer.
go on a little trip with just ry.
host guests at our place through arbnb.
become a better gardener…aka plant my own garden next year.
lose the baby weight…gulp.
get CHICKENS! :)
try oil pulling.
try one new recipe a week.

here we go.

(do you see the 27?)