5 for 2011: A Check-Up

A couple of weeks ago I posted 5 goals for 2011. I thought I’d update you on my progress.

1. Wear rings. This has been a bit of a challenge for me, mostly because I’m not in the habit of wearing them and I forget to put them on when I’m getting ready in the morning. However, here are some that I have worn since I set this goal:

Jordana’s rings: Sparkle, sparkle!

(from Banana Republic & Forever21)

2. Embrace the cold weather. Second goal. Second challenge. I’m trying. My friend Kate knit me a gorgeous white scarf. I love it and it’s definitely helping to keep me warm (thanks Kate!).

scarf by Kate

Jordana with scarf

3. Host more parties. I’ve hosted one dinner party (for eight of my friends) since 2011 began. I think this is a decent start. I even managed to put together little flower arrangements for the occasion:

floral arrangements & photo by Jordana

4. Try new recipes. For said dinner party (see #3), I tried two new recipes: 1. Mushroom crostini (similar to this recipe) and 2. Pasta Alla Formiana (by Giada de Laurentiis). I kind of burnt the tomato topping. Oops.

5. Learn more about London, Ontario. I haven’t necessarily learned more but I have supported the arts community. I went to the Aeolian Hall to see (and listen to) performances by Julie Doiron, Sunbear and Castlemusic. Very entertaining. Great venue.

photo by Jordana

Well, there you have it, my first update on my 2011 goals. Goal number 6: to keep updated my progress.


  1. AR January 27, 2011

    You look lovely girl…

    • Jordana January 27, 2011

      I should have smiled…I really am happy to wear my cozy scarf! Thanks Anu!

  2. You look very good in white!
    and, your rings are lovely, you should definitely wear them more often=)

    • Jordana January 27, 2011

      Thank you! These days it’s mostly black but I have a good selection of white shirts. I love them! (But ironing them is another story – I read that you had an ironing “party” yourself a little while ago.)
      p.s. The ring issue – it’s more of a challenge than I had thought. I can never remember to put one on!

  3. Johanne January 28, 2011

    I love this update on your goals! Your 2011 is off to a great start- a dinner party of 8 guests is no small accomplishment (including 2 new recipes!).

    I’m super proud of you for sticking to your goals- although I am surprised, as with you, that wearing more rings is so challenging-! Who knew?

    • Jordana January 28, 2011

      Ha ha…believe it or not the rings goal may be the biggest challenge yet. Lots of my big chunky rings don’t fit under my gloves! More complicated than one might think.

    • Jordana January 29, 2011

      I know! It’s so much easier for me to wear earrings, necklaces and stacks of bracelets. We learn something new about one another every day, don’t we?


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