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Christmas Countdown Productivity Challenge!

Starting tomorrow (Monday 5th December), I’m starting a productivity challenge that runs until Christmas Day. @almostsanestudent@miastudieswhoa and @allyourfavesarehufflepuff are doing this with me too!


1. You must tag posts related to the challenge with “Christmas Countdown Productivity Challenge”.

2. Posts should be photo posts where possible, but can be text posts stating what you’ve done that day if you have.

3. You must put “x days to go” at the top of every post.

4. Do something every day! Even if it’s only a bit. One notes page. A draft. A college application. Just anything productive, even if it’s small.

5. Try your best and have fun.


Store Report: Independence Chicago

I visited Chicago last month, and while my time was limited, I took some time to visit a few of the great city’s best shops.

Independence Chicago sits in an upper suite on a relatively tony downtown street. Walk up the stairs and you’ll find a jam-packed treasure trove of American and Japanese goodies in the narrow space.

I was greeted enthusiastically by shopman Timothy Grindle, and got down to business, inspecting the goods. Highlights included a pretty broad range of Engineered Garments and LVC, and some truly beautiful Kapital pieces like the scarf shown above. It being Chicago in late autumn, there were plenty of cold-weather choices, too, including some big, beautiful outerwear from Crescent Down Works.

I had a nice chat with Timothy about the challenges of running a shop like this in Chicago. He told me that it’s taken years for the ownership to convince certain brands they can sell in the Midwest - and some of those brands they convinced have become top sellers.

Independence is also a sort of flagship store for Oak Street Bootmakers, an American-made shoe and boot brand who offer outdoor-inspired footwear with a very Chicago vibe - a little bit of Northeastern moc-toe, a little bit of Midwestern broad shoulders. I walked out with a twill LVC shirt and a pair of socks by a Japanese brand I hadn’t heard of, Rostersox. 

For those in Chicago, it’s worth the trip. For those who aren’t, you can check out their excellent web shop.

Independence Chicago

47 East Oak St., Chicago, IL

The Christmas countdown productivity challenge!

Starting tomorrow, 5th of December I am starting a productivity challenge that runs until Christmas day. Two other people doing this challenge are @almostsanestudent @allyourfavesarehufflepuff and @bookloverlolly

now the rules! 

rule number 1: Tag all your posts involved in this challenge as “Christmas Countdown Productivity Challenge”.

rule number 2: Posts can have images or just text stating what you did.

rule number 3: you should put “x” days to go in every post preferably at the top.

rule number 4: Even if it’s little do something every day.

rule number 5: if you need a day off why not write about all the productive things you did to relax eg-bake or just read a book whatever you enjoy!

rule number 6: you don’t have to start on the 5th if you saw it later just start any day

rule number 7: have fun and enjoy!


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Running Challenge ! 
By toethefinishline and sunandrunn!

Introducing our 30 day running challenge! This can be done any month you would like and you can begin whenever you want (on the first of the month, in the middle, etc.)! You will complete every one of the 30 challenges (in any order you want) and post a daily picture along with the completed challenge! It is meant to be fun, motivational, and to help you find more running buddies & inspiration! Cheer each other on and have fun with this! Tag happyhealthyrunners !

Can’t wait to see everyone’s posts!
If you have any questions feel free to let either one of us know!

-Casey and Melissa 




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