etsy finds: fresh start

etsy finds: fresh startI’m one of those people who loves lists and notebooks and organizational bins and systems but who is perpetually late and scattered and unprepared.

I don’t get it either.

Either way, it shouldn’t be surprising that I’m also one of those people who loves the idea of fresh starts and clean slates and setting goals to get distracted from.

Last year, instead of making a list of resolutions that I would inevitably forget by mid-January, I decided to set a major goal for myself each month. This worked like a charm until I realized we would be moving and all of my energy and efforts went into that and all other goals fell away.

Still, I feel like it was a good system for me. I could decide on a goal at the beginning of the month and make myself a list of to-dos to get there with minimal frustration.

I’ve also decided to leave all of the negatives behind me and to focus on the positive and a fresh start. To keep me (and you) in that empowered, can-do state of mind, I hit up Etsy to put together a collection of handmade goodness (plus a vintage find) that fits right in with the idea.

And honestly, what’s more inspiring than someone taking something they’re passionate about and running with it to start their own small business?

Etsy finds: The Big Calendar calendar diary

1) The Big Calendar weekly calendar diary

Etsy Finds: Charm and Gumption digital download

2) Charm and Gumption digital download

Etsy finds: vintage clocks from 5 Little Cups

3) vintage clocks from 5 Little Cups

Etsy Finds: Lucy Lambtail pencils4) Lucy Lambtail pencils

Etsy Finds: Peg and Awl reclaimed wood desk organizer5) Peg and Awl reclaimed wood desk organizer

Etsy Finds: SANO Essence natural yoga mat spray6) SANO Essence natural yoga mat spray

Etsy Finds: Home to Haven clean house trial kit7) Home to Haven clean house trial kit

Etsy Finds: Pencil Me In Stationery pillow8) Pencil Me In Stationery pillow

Etsy Finds: Sarah Jane Studios print9) Sarah Jane Studios print

Etsy Finds: My Girl Cave Shop yoga socks10) My Girl Cave Shop yoga socks

Etsy Finds: Decoylab wall calendar11) Decoylab wall calendar

In case you ate your weight in leftovers yesterday or laid on the couch instead of indexing your record collection, check out January 1st Is Cool But Not That Cool from Roo at Neon Fresh. It will totally make you feel better.

What’s your resolution?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.