Monday, 21 October 2013

Weekly Wishes - Week#5

I love Monday's Weekly Wishes link-up, where I get to review what I achieved last week, and set out some targets for the week ahead.

And, I get to join in the Weekly photo theme.

This week: Creativity. 

My photo is of my fabric stash, needlework box that my grandad bought me when I was 9, pincushion & my current knitting project. There's usually some creative project or other in the middle of our lounge, which drives my husband crazy, but I couldn't live any other way!

If you want to play too then jump over here to join Melyssa at The Nectar Collective, and a whole host of other Weekly Wishers to find out more.

Now to my Weekly Wishes for Week number #5:

Last week's wishes were:

  • To purchase gum tape & a sample pack for prints - this one is being postponed for 2 weeks. Our pennies have other priorities before payday. 
  • To import Disqus - Done. To update my about me page - kind of done. I decided it was more important to finally get some easy-linky buttons on my side-bar >>> to make it easier to follow me & connect. Looking at my 'about me' page, although it's a bit waffly and needs attention eventually, it kind of serves a purpose and it's not so bad. So, I added a quick update for now. I also decided to add a 'Publicite' page with some stats and info about Button-Swaps I've decided to offer.
  • To get emailing with Lauren at Lipglossed Ninja, my Snail Mail Collective partner & start putting together my package for her. Done & Done! Lauren is lovely, you can take a look for yourself over here! Turns out we have lots in common that even the girls at SMC wouldn't have known! I've started working on the parcel but there is PLENTY still to do...especially since it needs to get to South Africa!

This week's targets:
  • Taking more photos myself for A-L-P. 
Photography is one of my favourite things & I've neglected it a lot recently. I like to have a photo per post and at least 3 of those next week I plan to be my own.
  • Get some posts queued up for the next two weeks.
Now I've worked out the Scheduled posting option (though I haven't successfully managed to make it work yet) I want to make the most of it. Hopefully, things are going to be a lot busier in the peachy household the next couple of weeks, not least because it's school holidays and we plan to visit my sister in Bristol, so I need to get seriously organised! wish, to get Scheduled posting to work, as it currently isn't. :(
  • Make at least one of those a DIY post.
I do lots of DIY/crafty things day-to-day but I rarely get them blogged. So, not least in honour of this week's creativity theme, I want at least one of those posts to be DIY.
  • Make time for at least 40 minutes reading, each day, with no distractions.
My wish back in week #3 of a set period of time in the afternoon, working at my kitchen table with no distractions, was one of the best things I could have come up with - and it's really stuck!
Now I want to apply that principle a little to my leisure time and try to make time each day for at least 40 minutes reading, with no distractions. Actually, you might already know, i'm not a big fan of sleep, but this has started to develop into insomnia recently, when I can't sleep even if I want to. So, I plan to make time to read and wind-down time before bed. No distractions other than a good book.

Ok, that's it for this week I think....
Good luck with all you plan to achieve!


  1. You always have such inspiring wishes Sarah!
    As for scheduling posts, if you can get it to work it is a great idea! I have so many posts scheduled in for days I know I am not available to write a post or for specific dates that they need to be posted. Typically, all my posts for the week are written out by Tuesday/Wednesday so I can focus on promotion, networking and other's blogs PLUS designing for the remainder of my blogging week ;).

    Good luck!

  2. Vaida Tamošauskaitė21 October 2013 at 11:00

    oh well done you, girl!!! :) such a good girl last week! Wish you all the best luck for the upcoming one! :)
    P.S. loving the photo of yours!!! :)

  3. Hey there! Sounds like you had a great week. Ooohhh I can't wait to see what photos you post. Make sure you take a pic of your DIY project. I love watching design programs and have been on a bit of a DIY kick myself. It's so funny, most people read to wind down but reading only makes me super excited so I can only read during the day. Speaking of which, I should probably pick up a book too. Have a great week, talk soon!

  4. I love your goal of reading a book everyday! I'm kind of thinking the same thing, but I think it may no be feasible anytime soon... May I know what book you're reading right now?

  5. Good luck with all of your goals especially the reading one!! It's so hard!!

  6. Hey Sarah! How was last night's episode of Homeland?
    Love your goals, especially #3... what book are you reading?

  7. yay! disqus. i did that recently too. :) best of luck with your weekly wishes! when i get insomnia, i take melatonin in the gummy form. you can find it in the vitamin section.. and it's supposed to be natural.. works like a charm for me! what book are you currently reading?

  8. La Maman Heureuse21 October 2013 at 21:27

    You totally inspired me to install Disqus too, it took a while, but it's working now :-) so happy for the both of us :-) And scheduling is actually quite easy, in my case I just need some time to work on it and prepare. The photograpy thing is a good wish, I must admit that blogging gave me the motivation to try new stuff and see things differently. You might hear from your husband that you're becoming like a Japanese tourist shooting everything in sight, but don't listen :-)


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