Setting Small Resolutions and Instagram Roundup

setting small resolutions I don’t know about you guys, but for me setting massive New Years resolutions never works. For me, the only thing that works is setting small resolutions that I know I can keep up with. When I’m able to implement small resolutions over an extended period of time I find myself feeling happy and just better about life in general.

ABOVE: blush wrap // strap front tee // distressed denim // rug // nightstands // bed

setting small resolutions mix striped tee // white jeans // “O” ring // boots // tote bag 

setting small resolutions all the same as the above picture, and sunglasses 

setting small resolutions blush boho top // distressed denim // adidas sneakers setting small resolutions white blouse // distressed boyfriend jeans (only $52)

setting small resolutions sweater // distressed denim // sneakers 

setting small resolutions cozy marled wrap (under $45 and so cozy!)

I decided to set some small resolutions this year, and write them down to help me actually stick with them. Right now they are just on a notepad, but I’m thinking of doing something a bit more permanent with them. I might have to put them in a few places around the house so I don’t forget! Here are some of the small resolutions I’ve jotted down!

  1. Start off my day with hot water with lemon. This is so good for you, and it also helps me stick to just one coffee a day since this warms me up like coffee does.
  2. Stick to one coffee a day, I sort of already mentioned that in number 1, ha. More than one coffee leaves me a bit jittery and can be dehydrating. You guys know I love my coffee, so I really enjoy that one delicious coffee I’m allowing myself a day.
  3. Spend 10 minutes cleaning the kitchen before bed every night. I literally hate waking up to a messy kitchen. I always feel better when I come downstairs to a clean kitchen. Spending just 10 minutes cleaning up before bedtime or before we watch tv at night has really been helping the past few days.
  4. Post 1 Youtube video a week. You guys know that I started a Youtube channel recently. Please go and subscribe HERE if you haven’t yet! As I’ve mentioned my blog is my main channel right now that I post on consistently at least 3 times a week. I don’t want to take any attention away from my blog, because I love the space I’ve created here. I think I will be able to create 1 Youtube video a week, and I think sticking to that goal will help me keep my focus where it needs to be.
  5. Make it to the gym 2 times a week. I know 2 times a week doesn’t seem like much, but if I set my goal to 2 times I hope that it will somehow trick my brain into exceeding my goal and going 3 times a week. We will see how that pans out, ha!
  6. Read 1 book a month. I love to read, but I find myself not having the time lately. I’ve decided that committing to one book a month should do the trick, and I plan on reading for 20 minutes before bed every night. I’m currently reading Chip & Joanna Gaines book and I love it so far!

Did you set New Years resolutions? Big or small? Would love to know! Thanks so much for stopping by today friends!


Lee Anne


  1. Mary on January 9, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I’m loving your style, especially the white sweater and the Boho top.I’m all about starting the morning with hot water and lemon (I really need to get myself a lemon tree).

  2. Emily on January 9, 2017 at 9:33 am

    loving all these looks! especially that blush cardi in your first photo

    xo Emily

  3. Belle on January 9, 2017 at 9:36 am

    These are great resolutions! And I love your Instagram roundup; cute outfits!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  4. Stephanie on January 9, 2017 at 9:42 am

    These are such great ideas for you to do during 2017! I love the suggestion of drinking hot water with lemon. It’s so soothing and so good for your body! I subscribed to your YouTube channel and can’t wait for more content. I just started mine last week and I’m so excited to be finally sharing some fun videos! Hope you get a chance to watch mine on the blog today 🙂

    Stephanie //

  5. Kelsey on January 9, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I love the idea of small resolutions! It makes it so much easier to stick to them!

    xo Kelsey |

  6. Nina on January 9, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Small resolutions are definitely the way to go! I love the one about cleaning the kitchen in the evening, that’s something I need to do. It’s always nicer to start the day with everything picked up!

    xx Nina

    • Lee Anne on January 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Thanks Nina! Yes, it’s crazy how much a clean kitchen can help my mood 🙂

  7. Mary Powers on January 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

    These are great goals, Lee Ann! I need to borrow that “clean the kitchen” one haha! I didn’t know you started a YouTube channel but will definitely check it out! Love all these looks 🙂

    – Mary

  8. Maggie on January 9, 2017 at 11:56 am

    These are such great resolutions because they are so attainable! I need to work on that gym thing myself…


  9. Michelle on January 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    So many amazing neutral pieces!! Love your styling lady!

    xx. Michelle

  10. Jenny on January 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    So many cute outfits here! Good luck with your resolutions. 🙂

  11. Lauren on January 9, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Let me start by saying I want all of your clothes!! 😉 A friend of mine just recommended that book too.. it is on my wait list right now! It sounds like you have some solid goals!

  12. Megan Campbell on January 9, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I like your looks! I need to get my style together! haha

  13. Michelle - Lillian Abbey on January 9, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Your resolutions sound very do-able and not too overwhelming. Also, you have great style!!!

  14. angelle marix on January 9, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Obsessed with your style and need that blush wrap. And, yes, to the working out two to three times a week!! I need to do the hot water and lemon too!!


  15. Chelsea on January 9, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I loooove that blush wrap! I’m also trying to cut back on coffee.. it’s hard though!

  16. Greta on January 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    These are great goals. One of mine is to read a book a month too! Good luck!

    Greta |

  17. Maggie on January 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you have the best basics!!

  18. Ashley on January 9, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    These are great goals for the new year! I have a few of the same ones, including reading one book a month! I can’t wait to pick up the Chip & Joanna Gaines book!

    xo Ashley

  19. Sharon Wu on January 9, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I’m with you on that gym resolution and keeping my space clean haha. Happy new year babe xo, sharon

  20. neha on January 10, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Love this post, so motivating! Thanks for sharing xx

  21. Ali Rost on January 10, 2017 at 3:31 am

    These are great. I love hot water with lemon in the morning. I had to smile .. I thought I was the only one who liked to wake up to a clean kitchen!

  22. suzanne on January 10, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I love setting smaller goals, too. Much less intimidating! Loving that blush boho top! So pretty. xo

  23. Nicole Parise on January 10, 2017 at 9:21 am

    These are quite similar to my goals! I am trying to post more on YouTube, as well as read a book. These seem achievable!

    xx nicole

  24. Kristen Kavan on January 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I am with you, I have to set small goals that I know I will be able to accomplish (or will be easier!). Big goals overwhelm me way too quickly. I love your insta roudup!

  25. Liz on January 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I love your resolutions! I also love your outfits, especially those pretty tops.


  26. Lexi on January 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve been obsessing over all of your outfits! I love hot lemon water, it’s seriously the best in the morning! I, too, hate waking up to a messy kitchen, so I’ve been trying to keep up with it in the evenings. The rest of your resolutions are on my list, minus the youtube one. Have a wonderful year!

  27. Jessica Sheppard on January 10, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Small resolutions can easily add up in a BIG way! My favorite outfit from your roundup has got to be that blush wrap…seriously obsessed and seriously NEED!!!

  28. Chelsea on January 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I love the idea of setting small goals. I’m the kind of person who gets really overwhelmed easily. I have to say, I’m kind of OCD so I always try to make sure my kitchen is clean before bed and it helps SO MUCH with my anxiety in the AM!! When I wake up to a messy kitchen I feel like it just starts my day out chaotic! Cheers to a kickass 2017!

    • Lee Anne on January 15, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Totally agree with you!!

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