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Welcoming February (And a Photo Challenge!)

February 3, 2014

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When I began looking at January in preparation for this post, I realized that I never actually wrote most of my goals down in any tangible way. Not sure how I missed that (baby brain?), but whoops. Especially considering that writing my goals down makes me 42% more likely to achieve them.

So. A list of specific goals and action items coming soon in writing. All of that aside, January was a good month. I entered 2014 determined to exert more control over our food budget, to read more, to cook more.

Here are some Instagrams from January.

If you want to explore some more beautiful Instagrams, check out @aprils_whale and @_MARIENNEJACOBSEN_.

My goals for February include:

What do you hope to accomplish in February?

Also, if you are in the mood for a fun photo challenge, join my #imagesofsummer challenge. I’ll be sharing warm, sunny images each weekday throughout the month of February and I would love to see your photos! Here’s how you can join:

1.Upload a bright, warm, summer-mood picture onto Instagram.

2. Hashtag it with #imagesofsummer.

3. Tag me on Instagram (emilyamccord) to make sure that I see it.

Every week I’ll be featuring an #imagesofsummer participant on Friday’s post! Don’t have an Instagram account? Share your image on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog instead. Link back to The Orange Slate and shoot me an email (theorangeslate at gmail dot com) with a link to your post to ensure that I see it.

I am so looking forward to all of the pictures reminding us that spring and summer are just a little ways away!